The buildings have been outlined and trees wrapped in lights. Shops, restaurants, and city and county buildings are busy decorating windows, hanging greenery, stringing lights, and otherwise decorating for the upcoming Christmas events. Christmas is indeed a special time to visit the Georgetown Square and experience the magic of Christmas wrapped in the charm of Georgetown, TX. For the full experience, please mark these dates on your calendar.
The Lighting of the Square, on Friday after Thanksgiving kicks-off the holiday season. Festivities begin at 5:30 pm on the east steps of historic Williamson County Courthouse. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Entertainment will include the Austin Carolers. The highlight of the evening will be Mayor George Garver flipping the switch for the official lighting of the Courthouse and grounds.
Last year, “wows” echoed across the Square when the buildings and trees came alive with thousands of twinkling lights. This year even more lights have been added to trees and buildings on the Square as a result of the Light Up the Square campaign, a joint effort by the City of Georgetown and Main Steer Advisory Board volunteers who raised matching funds from businesses, organizations, and individuals.
Following the Lighting of the Square, a new tradition will be added A Christmas Story will be shown on an outdoor screen on the Square. This will be the first of a series of Holiday Movies on the Square. December 14, Elf, will show followed by The Polar Express on December 21, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas on December 28. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to snuggle up and enjoy these classic holiday movies.
Shops around the Square will be open from 6:30 to 8:00 and there will be a variety of activities including Pictures with Santa in the Williamson County Courthouse and the opportunity for children to make a Christmas Light Garland at the Williamson Museum.
While strolling around the Square, be sure to check out the window displays many downtown businesses have created for the inaugural Light Up the Square holiday lighting contest. The Judge’s Choice winners will be announced by the Mayor at the lighting ceremony. Voting in the People’s Choice award competition for the best window displays will follow through December 6 with ballots available at the Visitors Center, 103 W Seventh Street.
Find out more about Georgetown, its attractions, its residents and its home ownership opportunities at www.GeorgetownTXRetirementLifestyle.com or request a free relocation kit. If you are interested in making Georgetown, TX your hometown, contact me, Virginia Lazenby.
Until next time,