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 – a fun-filled festival highlighting this city’s German heritage with plenty of Gemütlichkeit, German treats, music, and beer! At St. Nikolaus Markt, over 35 booths will provide visitors with the opportunity to shop early, with wares ranging from Christmas ornaments, nutcrackers, mugs, clothing and accessories, to traditional German clothing, German jellies and jams; candles and jewelry.

Traditional German foods will be served, including sausage, schnitzel, warm pumpernickel rolls, sauerkraut, stuffed meat puffs, and more. Sweet lovers will marvel at the variety of cakes, cookies and candies. And don’t forget the beer! Along with soft drinks and local wines – including the warm, spiced Glühwein – the festival will serve a variety of German beers, further emphasizing the German theme of this event.

Entertainment on Saturday night will headline the popular band, the Sauerkrauts, on stage from 6:00 – 9:00pm. Throughout the day on Saturday, visitors will enjoy the sounds of traditional German accordionist as well as Fredericksburg High School carolers. And a mention of Christmas cannot go without the mention of children. Dancers from the Fredericksburg Youth Ballet Ensemble will perform the holiday classic, the Nutcracker Suite, at 8:00pm immediately following the Fredericksburg Community Parade on Friday, which begins at 6:30pm.

 Gates to the St. Nikolaus Markt open on Friday at 4:00pm and remain open to welcome visitors until 10:00pm. On Saturday, gates are open from 10:00am – 9:00pm. There’s no admission charge on Friday, while tickets on Saturday are $5 for adults and free for children age 12 and younger. Adult admission is one dollar off on Saturday for individuals with active military ID and seniors age 65 an older. Merry Christmas!


November 18, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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