When we arrived in Fredericksburg, I quickly realized that this event was a bigger deal than I had thought. Main Street was jam-packed with people walking everywhere. Main Street was very charming with lots of small specialty shoppes and restaurants, all decorated with lights.
We began our evening at the Silver Creek Saloon and Restaurant, where we enjoyed the outside ambiance. The schnitzel was good, although the noise was a little extreme.
After dinner, we strolled towards the Marktplatz to see the live entertainment, as well as Santa flipping the switch to turn on all the Christmas lights. There were probably a couple of thousand people in the market square, waiting for Santa. We managed to find a bench to wait. After the magical lighting of the the entire square, we waited a few minutes for most of the crowd to dissipate and worked our way up to the Pyramid. It was truly beautiful - something I won't forget.
Enjoying a little German in our Christmas festivities made it just a little more special.