Stuff the Turkey, Light the Square…It’s Holiday Time in Georgetown, TX

After a day of Thanksgiving feasting, the official start of the holiday season kicks off in Georgetown, TX on Friday, November 29. Merchants may call it “Black Friday,” but the bright lights on the Square ignite the night!

The Lighting of The Square in Georgetown, TX

The Lighting of The Square in Georgetown, TX

Don’t Miss The Annual Lighting of the Square — Friday, November 29!

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. It’s a great night for family and friends to get together and celebrate the relaxed Georgetown Retirement Lifestyle.

Plan to get in some shopping — merchants stay open late!

Shops around the Square will be open from 6:30 to 8:00 pm 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. 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.

Mark these other events on your calendar in the coming weeks for the full Georgetown Holiday Experience!

Sun City Holiday Home TourSun City, Georgetown — Get in the Spirit as you tour Sun City homes ranging from modern to traditional decor. Residents’ homes showcase inspired professional decorating as well as owners’ furniture and collectables from around the world. December 6, 4 pm – 7 pm, December 7, 10 am – 5 pm and December 8, 11 am – 5 pm

Candlelight Services at Southwestern University — A long-standing tradition, The Candlelight Services at Lois Perkins Chapel of Southwestern University celebrate the season of Advent. Lessons and carols include a special musical repertoire by the University Chorale. A holiday reception will follow the late service in the McCombs Campus Center. Two services, December 5 at 6 pm and 8 pm.

Christmas Stroll, Downtown Georgetown — Watch a hometown holiday parade, visit Whoo-Village, enjoy live entertainment, sample tempting treats in the food court and browse 200 arts and crafts booths! Children will love the various activities and rides! Have a chat with Santa! Free admission. December 6 from 5 pm – 10 pm and December 7, 9 am – 8 pm.

Heritage Society Holiday Home Tour, Historic Georgetown — Tour-goers will enjoy charming, restored, historic homes decorated in holiday finery that celebrate the past and present of old Georgetown neighborhoods. Docents give tours as well as offer information about the history of each residence with interesting facts and tidbits. For ticket information, click here. Tours are 10 am – 5 pm on December 14 and 15.

Find out more about Georgetown, its attractions, its residents and its home ownership opportunities at or request a free relocation kit. If you are interested in making Georgetown, TX your hometown, contact me, Virginia Lazenby.

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