Hermann, Missouri
Hermann, Missouri

7 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Hermann

The 2021 holiday season is right around the corner. Do you have plans yet? We have the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season. Make it a destination holiday getaway at Hermann Hill. Once your room is booked, you can start to plan how you want to spend each day of your stay. Here are 7 ways to celebrate the holidays in Hermann, MO.

1. Go Shopping

Topping most people’s holiday lists is shopping. Whether you’re shopping for him, her, or them, young or old, that special couple in your life, or even yourself, you are sure to find the perfect items in one of our 30+ unique shops. From antiques, art, books and chocolate to coffee, crafts, jewelry and seasonal treasures, a plethora of hidden gems are in store for you. Not to mention the little gift shops located in many of our local wineries, breweries, and museums. Book your stay for the weekend of November 26, 2021 and take advantage of Hermann’s Black Friday specials. Here are a few top shops to be sure to visit:

Blank Canvas Gallery & Studio

409 Market Street

For the art lover, head to Blank Canvas, a fine arts gallery that hosts several artists with a wide range of media and talents.

Buy the Book

303 Schiller Street

This quaint bookstore full of character offers new, used and collectible books, as well as religious art and Jack Wendleton photographs.

Visit the Kristkindl Market

Check out this festive, seasonal market at the riverfront Festhalle on E. 1st Street from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, December 11 and 12. This is Old-World holiday shopping at its best and only comes around one weekend out of the year.

Miss Jessica’s Jewels

314 Market Street

Miss Jessica sells Paparazzi Accessories that “always fabulous, always fashionable, and always $5,” perfect for stocking stuffers.

Red Barn Crafts & Antiques

523 West Ninth Street

Red Barn is the oldest antique shop in Hermann. Browse aisles of farm and country antiques, kitchen items, tools, rusty iron, architectural items, blacksmithing tools, and many rustic items for projects. The Barn is antique itself – over 145 years old.

Ricky’s Chocolate Box

312 Market Street

Ricky’s offers over 200 types of candy that is made right on site, such as chocolates, clusters, turtles, and candy canes. Cross items off your list and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time.

Stomp’n Grounds Espresso Bar

214 East First Street

This cozy, gourmet coffee shop offers a selection of gifts, mugs, t-shirts, and Missouri-made products.

Seasonal Treasures & Gifts

226 East First Street

This delightful seasonal gift shop is full of greeting cards, decór, baby items, clothing, jewelry, and more.

Hermann Hill Gift Shop

Last but most certainly not least is our very own Hermann Hill Gift Shop. In fact, start your shopping before ever leaving the Hill. Use our special Voucher, our gift to you during your 3 or more night signature stay, worth $10 at participating local businesses, including our gift shop.

Hermann Hill Gift Certificate

Giving the gift of travel is perfect for the one who seems to have everything or simply loves to travel. A Hermann Hill gift certificate offers multiple gifts in one: time to travel and see new sights, time for rest and relaxation, great food, luxurious amenities, and memories to last a lifetime. Our gift certificates can be used for lodging, spa services, enhancements, packages, and even in our gift shop. What’s more, they never expire.

2. Travel the Holiday Fare Wine TrailSeveral wine glasses filled with red and white wine surrounded by colorful, sparkling christmas bulbs

The popular Hermann Wine Trail is fun any time of year, but the annual Holiday Fare Wine Trail is a real treat. On Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 10am to 5pm, a limited number of attendees will sip and savor select holiday wines at participating wineries. Buy tickets now. If you miss out on attending this one-day event, don’t worry. Hermann is teeming with wineries offering a wine range of flavors, from dry to sweet. Visit on your own or follow the Wine Trail.

3. Just Say Cheese Wine Trail

Wine and cheese were simply made for each other. Combine your love for both at this year’s Say Cheese Wine Trail event. On Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 10 am to 5 pm, you will enjoy perfect wine and cheese pairings, from classic to creative. This annual event is held the second Saturday of December to coincide with Hermann’s popular Old-World holiday market, Kristkindl Markt (see number 8 below).

4. Admire Hermann’s Holiday Lights & Decorations

Our German village is beautiful every month of the year, but during the holidays, it’s truly magical. Holiday traditions that date back centuries continue into the 21st century, including the traditional Lantern Parade after Thanksgiving and ringing of the bell in the Clock Tower to usher in the New Year. Throughout the festive weeks, you’ll feast your eyes on countless twinkling lights and holiday decorations that light up our town. There are several ways to enjoy the sights. Bundle up and stroll downtown, hop in the car for a holiday drive, or take advantage of the seasonal horse-drawn carriage rides in December.

5. Take a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

For a truly old-fashioned Christmas experience, Hermann offers horse-drawn carriage rides each weekend in December. Snuggle up to your sweetheart for a ride through our historic town dolled up for the holidays. As you listen to the clip clop of the horse’s hooves you’ll no doubt hear sleigh bells and Christmas Carols ringing in your ears.

6. Enjoy a Romantic Holiday Dinner

No matter what type of food or atmosphere you prefer, you’ll find it in Hermann. From pizza and tacos to bratwurst to prime rib, you’ll find a cozy spot for a romantic dinner for two. Check out our top restaurants to try. Or, if you’d prefer to stay in for the evening, check out our top 5 in-room dining options at Hermann Hill.

7. Stay at HH

A holiday getaway in Hermann wouldn’t be the same without an overnight stay at Hermann Hill. Our award-winning boutique hotel offers each guest impeccable service with access to first-rate amenities. Choose your favorite room from our River Bluff Cottages or Vineyard Inn Suites. You will have access to scenic views, cozy fireplaces, king-size beds, jetted tubs, spa services, and incredible food. Our customizable options mean you Choose Your Stay. Book your getaway now and celebrate the holidays in style at Hermann Hill.

View of green trees and vineyard
Enjoy staying with us this Winter.
Stay cozy by the fireplace and enjoy evening smores!