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An Early German Christmas

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

This is Passport to Texas

Experience the holidays the way 19th Century German settlers did when you take part in an Early German Christmas at Monument Hill and Kriesche Brewery State Historic Site in La Grange. Bryan Frazier has details.

That part of Texas has such a history with the German influence, so they’re calling it An Early German Christmas. And every year, they light up a quarter-mile hiking trail for night walks.

They decorate the actual old 1850s residence of the Kriesche family, and Monument Hill, overlooking the city of la Grange, and they’ll have refreshments and entertainment.

And on this one there is a reservation required; and it’s $15 per person to get in. We fill up all the time for this, and it will be throughout the month of December. So, check the website and call the park directly.

This is something that people have been going to for years here in the Central Texas area, and every year we hear how beautiful and festive and worthwhile it is.

Do you think that people will get a real sense of what it was like in the day for the Germans at holiday time?

Absolutely. They typically do period costumes and they’re really dressed up nice. So, you’ve got everyone getting in the Christmas spirit in general, and then to see it circa 1850s with the history there, and the interpretation programs they have and the lighted trail…it’s really nice.

Thanks Bryan,

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