The most magical time of the year is returning to Downtown Fredericksburg. No, not the holiday season. It’s Winter Restaurant Week and it features the rarest of pleasures: a discounted meal.

Winter Restaurant Week 2020 runs Jan. 17 through Jan. 26 and will feature 31 restaurants. The week is devoted to menus at specific price points at locally owned and run eateries so any diner, even those on a budget, can join in the fun. The event also allows restaurants to showcase what they do best, so diners can get a little taste of many concepts.

Options for Winter Restaurant Week include breakfast, lunch and dinner specials at price points in the “20 in 2020” range of $6.20, $10.20, $20.20 and $30.20 at participating restaurants. There are coffee shops, breakfast joints, fine dining, casual bites and international flavors, all by local chefs.

People who dine at five or more participating restaurants during Winter Restaurant Week can qualify to win $250 worth of downtown gift cards. To qualify, diners should get a Restaurant Week passport, have it stamped after eating at participating restaurants, and bring the completed passport by the end of the event to the Fredericksburg Visitor Center at 706 Caroline Street. Print one online or pick a passport up at the Visitor Center.

Make sure to follow along and on social media with #fxbgrestaurantweek #fxbgrw.