On December 15, have Fun at Santa’s Village, including 25 Silly Stations. Enjoy Christmas Shopping, Food, Crafts, Who-Hair, Photo Booth, Letters To Santa, Santa Claus, Storytelling and more! There will be a costume contest and pets are also welcome. Santa’s village opens and registration begins at 1 p.m. Fun run starts at 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit The Locker. For more information and to register online, go to thelocker.info/reindeer-run.
Friday, December 13
Georgetown Recreation Center Indoor Pool
Dive into the holidays with Santa at the Georgetown Recreation Center Indoor Pool. Bring the family for a chance to swim with the man of the season. Hot chocolate and candy canes will be provided. All ages are welcome, but children ages 1-6 must be accompanied by a chaperone age 16 and older in the water at all times; children ages 7-11 must be accompanied in the pool area at all times by a chaperone age 16 or older. The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is free for members. Costs vary by age for nonmembers. For more information, visit parks.georgetown.org/swim-with-santa.
Set in the magical Kingdom of the Sweets, children will delight as the Sugarplum Fairy dances with the Peoples of Faroff Lands. Featuring an all-new version of the Snow Scene and the character Clara! Additional dancers and music, new costumes and choreography!
This event will be at the Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center at Southwestern University, December 12 & 13 at 7 p.m. and December 14 & 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available online and in the lobby one hour before each show. Featuring professional guest artists! For tickets please go to georgetownballet.org.
On December 14, 7:30 – 11 a.m., pancakes, sausage, juice, and coffee will be prepared and served by firefighters and Rotarians at the Georgetown Community Center at 445 E. Morrow Street. Tickets are $6 and children 12 and under are free with adult ticket purchase. Ticket includes a picture with Santa. This event is sponsored by the Georgetown Fire Department, Rotary Club of Georgetown – Sun City, Georgetown Independent School District, Assistance League of Georgetown Area and the Extended School Enrichment Program and benefits children and families in the community. For questions, please call (512) 930-3473.
103 W. 7th Street
On November 29, 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! Sing along with the Austin Carolers to your favorite holiday tunes! Join Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross and Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell as we help Santa countdown and flip on the holiday lights on The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas! The downtown shops will be open late, so plan to get in some unique holiday shopping. This is a free event. Williamson County Brown Santa will offer pictures with Santa inside the courthouse following the lighting for a donation to Brown Santa of an unwrapped toy, wrapping paper, or a monetary donation. The downtown holiday lights will come on every evening around 5:30 p.m. through December 31.
Free parking lots are located at:
6th and Main Streets
7th and Rock Streets
Austin Avenue and 5th Street
Martin Luther King and 8th Streets
Martin Luther King and 7th Streets
Parking garage located at 4th and Rock Streets
Klett Performing Arts Center
2211 N. Austin Avenue
On December 15, experience the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker along with very special guests from Ballet Arts Austin. Be sure to warm up your vocal cords for a grand finale sing-along with your favorite holiday songs and carols! For concert time and tickets, please click on the website above.
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 and Saturdays beginning at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Plan to arrive a few minutes early and you may want to call ahead to confirm tours as they are subject to change, (512) 943-1670.
On First Fridays of each month, merchants stay open later for evening shopping – a wonderful time to explore The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas! Stroll the historic streets, visiting galleries, meeting local artists and listening to live music in local restaurants and shops. Make sure you drop in at the Williamson Museum and the Georgetown Art Center from 6 – 8 p.m.! You never know what fun awaits you on a First Friday! For more information, please go to thegeorgetownsquare.com.
Pistons on the Square is a gathering of antique, classic, muscle and late model cars and motorcycles on the Square in Georgetown Texas the third Saturday of every month, 8-10 a.m. and is free to attend. To learn more, please go to facebook.com/pistonsonthesquare.
Market Days features booths with arts & crafts, jewelry, unique clothing, woodcrafts, ironworks, festive foods, collectables, stained glass, along with music all day! Market Days are the Second Saturday of each month, March through November, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. You’ll also want to pop into some of the unique shops on The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas! Sponsored by The Downtown Georgetown Association.
On Thursdays from 2:30-5:30 p.m., visit The Farmers Market at 414 S. Austin Ave. near Monument Cafe.
The Sun City Farmers Market is every Tuesday, 9 a.m. till Noon at 2 Texas Drive, Georgetown, TX.
The Wolf Ranch Farmers Market is every Saturday, 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Wolf Ranch Shopping Center.