Plenty to keep us all in the Christmas spirit

Activities abound in Fredericksburg as season nears peak days

By Ken Esten Cooke— Amid the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, make time to take part in some local activities that will give your spirit a boost. Also make time to be thankful that so much takes place in our small community. Many tiny towns are not nearly so fortunate to have the amount of activities featured here in Fredericksburg.

Marktplatz is beautifully decorated in the finest of the season and visitors from around the world come to see our Christmas spirit shine through in the lights, German pyramid and giant tree on our town square. Ice skating also will add a seasonal cheer (and perhaps a sore bottom).

The Chamber’s parade and numerous opportunities around town to visit with Santa Claus have no doubt cheered many a heart.

Many residents and businesses also take part in Christmas decorating contests, showcasing their homes and buildings with waterfalls of lights that sparkle in the night.

Concerts by school bands and community choirs have showcased the talents of both young and old, and filled our ears and our souls with the familiar, beautiful and gentle music of the season.

And, Fredericksburg Theater Company’s production of “A Sanders Family Christmas” is a surefire way to put even the Grinchiest among us into the spirit of the holiday. Our town is filled with talents who take the stage and entertain us at a level reserved for much larger locales.

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