You don’t have to go big to keep your little snow bunnies entertained this winter. In fact, these tiny towns are proving just how much adventure one family can fit into a small space, with everything from sleigh rides and sledding to skijoring and sightseeing, and even a few that don’t include snowy goodness (hello, beaches and sunshine). Flip through to find your next pint-sized winter destination!
Fredericksburg, Texas (Appx. Population 11,300)
If you’re looking to extend the Oktoberfest festivities with your kinders beyond its traditional boundaries, Fredericksburg is the place to do it. Because they celebrate their German heritage, as well as big Texas traditions, all winter long in this tiny town. Nestled in the heart of Texas Hill Country, expect to find the all the things you love about German culture (beer and brawts count), alongside choral concerts and honky tonk bands. Winter here means setting up the Eisban (German for icerink) and lighting the 26-foot German Christmas pyramid at the Marketplaz, with plenty of time to spare to explore the local museums and nearby Enchanted Rock State Park.
photo: Fredericksburg Texas Online’s Facebook
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—Allison Sutcliffe & Ayren Jackson-Cannady