Jan 08 2010
When I was a little girl, I was always entranced by the Christmas pyramids brought back by friends who had visited Germany. By lighting the candles, enough wind was formed to make it turn round and round. It was delightful to watch.
Fredericksburg, Texas, however, has a larger-than-life Christmas pyramid, handcrafted in Germany, with a plaque that explains the tradition.
And on a beautiful winter day of 70 degrees with clear, blue skies, it’s a sight to behold.
The Christmas pyramid is located in Fredericksburg’s Marktplatz, near the Vereins Kirche (which is visible at the left of the second photograph). I believe it’s been taken down for this year, so if you want to see it, you’ll have to wait until next Christmas.