Category Archives: Christmas season


An Evening out in San Antonio

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Last Monday, we decided to drive to San Antonio for a nice supper and a walk along the festively illuminated River Walk, and it was a fantasic experience. Ein Abendausgang in San Antonio Am vergangenen Montag waren wir für ein … Continue reading


The Lighting of the Christmas Tree …

… at the LBJ State Park and Historical Site That, i.e. the 49th annual of the Johnson family tradition, started by the president and Mrs. Johnson in 1971, is what we went to attend last Sunday. Das Anzünden des Weihnachtsbaums … Continue reading


The Singing Christmas Tree

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As in the last few years, we again have the “Singing Christmas Tree” performance on the last two weekends before Christmas. This custom was started and is still sponsored by the PCAA [Pedernales Creative Art Alliance], and takes place on … Continue reading


It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas …

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… and sound like it, too, with the fire crackling in the fireplace and Annie Lennox singing Christmas songs in the background [You might need to turn up the volume a lot, though, to hear that], even if we haven’t … Continue reading


A Christmas Journey – 2017

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As every year for the last 17 [if I am informed correctly] the Bethany Lutheran Church congregation presented their “Christmas Journey”, a living display of biblical scenes around the birth of Jesus Christ, last weekend, and last Friday we went … Continue reading


First Snow

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Last night, we had the first snowfall of the season – not much, though, but some white powder on the ground. This is what it looked like around 8:30PM in our front yard: Der erste Schnee Gestern Abend hatten wir … Continue reading


Display of Nativity Sets [and More]

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This weekend, the Holy Ghost Lutheran Church celebrated the “reason for the season” with a display of hundreds of nativity sets and other Christmas-themed paraphernalia in their Fellowship Hall. It was really hundreds of objects worth seeing, from the modern … Continue reading


Johnson City Christmas Lights

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Johnson City is famous here in our neck of the woods for its gorgeous Christmas lighting. Part of it is due to the spectacular lights around the Pedernales Electric Co-operative, but also the park, the Courthouse and many private homes … Continue reading


Lighting the Christmas Tree

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Tonight was kind of the official beginning of the Christmas season, with the lighting of the Christamas Tree and the Pyramid on the Marktplatz here in Fredericksburg/TX: Erleuchten des Weihnachtsbaums Heute war so etwas wie der offizielle Beginn der Weihnachtszeit, … Continue reading


Light the Night Christmas Parade

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Yesterday we had our annual Christmas parade here in Fredericksburg and despite the weather [it was raining off and on all afternoon and evening] we went to watch it. Light the Night Weihnachtsumzug Gestern hatten wir unseren alljährlichen Weihnachtsumzug hier … Continue reading