The Annual Lighting of the Square

lighting of the squareOn November 26, come experience the magic as we kick-off the holiday season with our annual Lighting of the Square, traditionally held at 5:30 p.m. the Friday after Thanksgiving!

Mayor Josh Schroeder and Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell will help Santa flip the switch and the Austin Carolers will then sing Christmas Carols. After the lighting, Santa Claus will be available for photos inside the courthouse in exchange for an unwrapped toy, wrapping paper or monetary donation, benefiting the Brown Santa program.

The downtown holiday lights will remain lit every evening through January 1.  This is a free event.

The event location is 103 W. 7th Street. Click here to get directions to the event.

Free parking lots are located at:
5th and Austin Avenue
6th and Main Streets
7th and Rock Streets
10th and Main Streets
Martin Luther King, Jr. and 7th Streets
Martin Luther King, Jr. and 8th Streets
Parking garage located at 4th and Rock Streets

For more information about this event, email cvb@georgetown.org or call 512-930-3545.

2021 Best of Georgetown Contest

Voting is now closed for the 2021 Best of Georgetown contest! The 2021 Best of Georgetown winners will be announced here on Friday, January 21 at 9 AM! 


Where’s the best food and drink in Georgetown? Where’s your favorite place to shop? What are the best things to do? During the month of November, nominate and vote in the online poll for the Best of Georgetown TX with 44 categories for local businesses, attractions, services, and activities in Georgetown.

Notes:
• The list of winners will be posted here.

**This Best of Georgetown contest is administered by the City of Georgetown. Please note that we do not ask winners to purchase their awards. Should you have any questions, please contact cvb@georgetown.org or call at 512-930-3545.**

Georgetown Farmers Markets

Georgetown farmers market produce Shop for fresh produce, honey, salmon, dairy, eggs, meat, breads, and much more! ⁠

Visit The Wilco Farmers Market at the Georgetown Library Parking Lot
(Between 7th St & 8th St/Rock St & Martin Luther King, Jr. St.) on Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and in Sun City on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. – noon.

Visit the Wolf Ranch Farmers Market is every Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Wolf Ranch Shopping Center.

Free Historic Courthouse Tours

historic courthouse in georgetownDowntown Square
512-943-1670
williamsonmuseum.org

Enjoy an entertaining tour while learning some of the rich Williamson County and Georgetown history! The Williamson Museum provides free guided tours of the beautiful historic Williamson County Courthouse. Tours are Fridays beginning at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.  Plan to arrive at the museum a few minutes early and you may want to call ahead to confirm tours as they are subject to change, 512-943-1670.

12th Annual Swirl

the georgetown swirlThe Georgetown Main Street Program invites you to be part of the 12th Annual Georgetown Swirl, a Texas Downtown Association (TDA) Presidents Award-winning Texas wine, local food and downtown shopping celebration, on the Georgetown Square. This year’s event will be on Saturday, March 5, 2022 from 6-9 p.m. and will feature a fun and festive theme (dress accordingly!)

Gather your friends for a fun evening in Georgetown! The Georgetown Swirl will include tastings from Texas wineries as well as amazing food from local restaurants located inside the fabulous downtown retailer stops. Each attendee will receive a commemorative tasting glass and will have their choice of 10 wine samples and a tasting at each of the participating restaurants. The retail locations will have Swirl shopping specials for guests, so treat yourself to a few things while you’re out swirling around downtown! Live jazz music by La Grosse Tete will set a fun and festive mood. A complimentary photo opp will also be setup and photos are included! Don’t miss out on the fun!

A total of 400 general admission tickets are sold for $50 each to keep the event an intimate gathering. 150 VIP tickets are available for $125 each for early access to the VIP Reception from 5-7 p.m. VIP guests will enjoy a special custom menu paired with Texas wines. It is an experience you do not want to miss!

Tickets will be available beginning December 1. To purchase tickets, please go to: swirl.georgetown.org

All proceeds benefit the Georgetown Main Street Facade & Sign Grant Program which has awarded over $500,000 in matching grant funds back to over 80 downtown property and business owners.