The Annual Lighting of the Square | Downtown Holiday Lights

lighting of the squareCome see the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas all lit up for the Holidays! The downtown holiday lights will remain lit every evening through January 1.

On November 25, we kick-off the holiday season with our annual Lighting of the Square, traditionally held at 5:30 p.m. the Friday after Thanksgiving!

This is a free event. For more information, email cvb@georgetown.org or call 512-930-3545.

The event location is 103 West Seventh Street.

Free parking lots are located at:

  • Fifth Street and Austin Avenue
  • Sixth and Main Streets
  • Seventh and Rock Streets
  • Tenth and Main Streets
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. and Seventh Streets
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. and Eighth Streets
  • Parking garage located at Fourth and Rock Streets

Hype For The Holidays | Teen Holiday Party

Hype-for-the-HolidaysGet HYPE for the Holidays!

Teens ages 12-15 are invited to a holiday party on Friday, Dec. 16 from 1:15-4:30 p.m. The party will include pizza, drinks, snacks, video games, a basketball shootout, music, door prizes and more!

This event is free with a Georgetown Recreation Center Membership or $5 for a day pass. For more information, please go to parks.georgetown.org/hype-for-the-holidays.

Breakfast with Santa

breakfast with santaThe 22nd annual Breakfast with Santa is on December 17 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the Georgetown Community Center, located in San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow Street. Enjoy pancakes and sausage made by Georgetown firefighters and served with juice and coffee. Children can have a picture taken with Santa and get up close to a fire truck. Tickets are $6 at the door or in advance from Sun City Rotary Club members. Tickets for children age 12 and younger are free with an adult. The event is sponsored by the Sun City Rotary, Georgetown ISD, and the Georgetown Fire Department. Proceeds benefit children and families in need in Georgetown during the holidays. For more information, visit: Breakfast with Santa.

Historic Holiday Home Tour

holiday home from past tour
Historic home from past holiday home tour

Explore five beautifully decorated homes in Georgetown’s beautiful Old Town District during Preservation Georgetown’s annual Holiday Home Tour. Save the dates: December 10, 2022: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and December 11, 2022: noon – 5 p.m.

Houses on Tour:

407 Myrtle
908 E. University
1302 College
1310 College
1414 College

More information, as well as tickets ($25) are available online: preservationgeorgetown.org

Best of Georgetown Contest

Voting is Now Closed!

 

Winners will be announced here and on VisitGeorgetown, TX Facebook on Friday, January 20th 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, vote in the online poll for the Best of Georgetown TX with 44 categories for local businesses, attractions, services, and activities in Georgetown!


The Best of Georgetown Contest is organized into two separate phases:

Nomination Phase: November 1 – 7

  • The first phase is called the “Nomination Phase” which will begin on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 9 a.m. and ends on Monday, November 7 at 11:59 p.m.
  • There is NO submit button. Each time you nominate in a category, that nomination is counted and you will receive an email confirmation reminding you of the voting period.
  • A business must receive three (3) nominations in an individual category during this nomination phase to go on the ballot for the voting phase which begins Wednesday, November 16 at 9 a.m.

Voting Phase: November 16 – 30

  • The second phase is called the “Voting Phase” which will begin Wednesday, November 16 at 9 a.m. and ends on Wednesday, November 30 at 11:59 p.m.
  • A business will be placed on the Voting ballot on Wednesday, November 16 at 9 a.m. only if that business received three (3) nominations in an individual category during the nomination period.
  • The number of nominations received will NOT count in the final vote. All votes will begin at zero (0) when the voting period begins.
  • There is NO submit button. Each time you vote in a category, that vote is counted.

Notes

  • The list of winners will be posted at Bestof.Georgetown.org.
  • If your selection could represent multiple locations, persons, or agents, please specify the location, person, or agent (e.g. “Joe’s Diner at Williams Dr.” or “Joe’s Diner at Austin Ave.” -OR- “McGraw, Phil, M.D.”, as opposed to just “Dr. Phil”).
    **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.**

Here is the list of winners in the 2021 Best of Georgetown Contest:

Best Overall Restaurant
1. Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill
2. The Golden Rule
3. Wildfire

Best Lunch Spot
1. Sweet Lemon Kitchen
2. BiG Cafe and Shop – Brookwood in Georgetown
3. 600 Degrees Pizzeria

Best Hamburger
1. Dale’s Essenhaus
2. Hat Creek Burger Company
3. P. Terry’s Burger Stand

Best Comfort Food
1. Monument Cafe
2. Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill
3. Simmer Down Cafe

Best Mexican/Tex-Mex
1. Dos Salsas
2. El Monumento
3. Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill

Best Ethnic Food (Non-Mexican/Tex-Mex)
1.Plaka Greek Cafe
2. Tony & Luigi’s
3. Ichiro Asian Bistro & Wine Bar

Best Vegetarian
1. Nancy’s Sky Garden
2. Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill
3. Sweet Lemon Kitchen

Best Barbecue
1. The Pit Barbecue
2. Tejano Cookers BBQ & Catering Co.
3. Jimmy Vega’s Smokehouse

Best Pizza
1. 600 Degrees Pizzeria
2. Firo Fire Kissed Pizza
3. 600 Degrees Market Place

Best Catering
1. CJ’s Catering
2. Sweet Lemon Kitchen
3. Tejano Cookers BBQ & Catering Co.

Best Dessert
1. Sugar Mommy’s
2. Galaxy Bakery & CoffeeHouse
3. Sweet Lemon Kitchen

Best Coffee/Tea
1. 309 Coffee
2. HTeaO
3. Lamppost Coffee

Best Happy Hour
1. El Monumento
2. The Golden Rule
3. Mesquite Creek Outfitters

Best Margarita
1. El Monumento
2. Dos Salsas
3. Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill

Best Wine
1. Körk Wine Bar
2. Georgetown Winery
3. Grape Creek Winery

Best Beer
1. Rentsch Brewery
2. Mesquite Creek Outfitters
3. 600 Degrees Pizzeria

Best Kid Friendly Restaurant
1. Hat Creek Burger Company
2. Chick-Fil-A
3. Dale’s Essenhaus

Best Boutique
1. BiG Cafe and Shop – Brookwood in Georgetown
Georgetown
2. Lark & Owl Booksellers
3. The Escape Fine Crafts & Gifts

Best Florist
1. The Flower Box
2. A Matter of Taste Florists
3. H-E-B Blooms, Williams Drive

Best Gift/Specialty Store
1. BiG Cafe and Shop – Brookwood in
Georgetown
2. Lark & Owl Booksellers
3. The Escape Fine Crafts and Gifts

Best Women’s Hair Cut
1. Posh Salon
2. Razmataz Salon
3. Grow Salon + Wine Bar

Best Men’s Hair Cut
1. Sport Clips Haircuts
2. Georgetown Barbershop
3. City Barber Shop

Best Spa
1. The Refinery Medical Aesthetics
2. Spa Luxe
3. Renew Med Spa

Best Bank/Credit Union
1. A+ Federal Credit Union
2. First Texas Bank, Austin Avenue
3. Wells Fargo Bank, Williams Drive

Best Vehicle Repair
1. Gene’s Auto Repair & Service Center
2. Georgetown Interstate Transmission & Auto Repair
3. Christian Brothers Automotive Georgetown

Best Computer Repair
1. Click Computers
2. A-1 Smartphone & Tablet Repair
3. Best Buy

Best Doctor/Dentist
1. Monica Goldenberg, DDS, MS
2. Kelly Gonzales, DDS
3. Paul A. Berg, MD

Best Medical/Dental Facility
1. Baylor Scott & White Clinic, Williams Drive
2. Smile Doctors by Goldenberg
Orthodontics
3. Georgetown Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Best Veterinary/Pet Services
1. Zoot Pet Hospital + Luxury Boarding
2. Georgetown Veterinary Hospital
3. Good Water Animal Hospital

Best Home/Appliance Repair
1. Alpha Omega Appliance Services
2. Georgetown Air Conditioning & Heating
3. GTX Plumbing

Best Yard Services
1. American Irrigation Repair LLC
2. Emerald Lawns
3. TCB Quality Landscaping, Inc

Best Office Services/Printer
1. Roberts Printing Company
2. Minuteman Press
3. Office Depot

Best Dry Cleaner
1. Bell Embroidery & Alterations & Tuxedo Rentals & Cleaners
2. Rick’s Cleaners
3. Georgetown Cleaners

Best Hotel/Inn/Bed & Breakfast
1. Sheraton Austin Georgetown
Hotel & Conference Center

2. San Gabriel House Bed & Breakfast
3. Scurlock Farms

Best Photographer/Videographer
1. Ron Parks Photography
2. Rudy Ximenez – RSX Studios
3. Kati Maxwell Photography

Best Real Estate Agency/Group
1. Keller Williams Realty Lone Star
2. Century 21 Hellmann Stribling
3. The Georgetown Apartment and Rental Home Girl

Best Real Estate Individual Agent
1.Tom Catlin
2. Monica Atherton
3. Scott Stout

Best Meeting/Event Venue
1. Sheraton Austin Georgetown
Hotel & Conference Center
2. Georgetown Public Library
3. The Union on Eighth

Best Wedding Venue
1. Reunion Ranch
2. The Union on Eighth
3. Garey House

Best Live Entertainment
1. The Georgetown Palace Theatre
2. Barrels & Amps
3. Mesquite Creek Outfitters

Best Date Spot
1. Wildfire
2. The Golden Rule
3. El Monumento

Best Place to Take Kids
1. San Gabriel Park
2. Garey Park
3. Mel’s Lone Star Lanes

Best Place to View Art
1. Georgetown Art Center
2. Georgetown Public Library
3. The Williamson Museum

Best Place to Volunteer/Give
1. The Caring Place
2. BiG Cafe and Shop – Brookwood in Georgetown
3. R.O.C.K. – Ride On Center for Kids

 

 

13th Annual Georgetown Swirl

visit georgetown swirl event

The Georgetown Main Street Program invites you to be part of the 13th 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 4, 2023, from 5-9 p.m. and will feature a fun and festive theme of Masquerade! (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 Swing Shift will set a fun and festive mood. Don’t miss out on the fun!

The Georgetown Main Street Program invites you to be part of the 13th Annual Georgetown Swirl, a Texas Downtown Association (TDA) Presidents Award-winning Texas wine, local food and downtown shopping celebration, on the Georgetown Square.

For more information and 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.

Two Step Inn

Georgetown Two Step InnGet ready to live it up April 15-16, 2023 at Two Step Inn with 40+ artists across three stages in beautiful San Gabriel Park! Join Zach Bryan, Tyler Childers, Wynonna Judd, Midland, Travis Tritt, Clay Walker, Diplo, Mavis Staples, T-Pain, Tanya Tucker, Jo Dee Messina, John Michael Montgomery, plus more in Georgetown, Texas. Be one of the first to secure 1-Day & 2-Day Tickets on sale Friday, November 4th>>

The Annual Red Poppy Festival

georgetown red poppy festival concertThe Annual Red Poppy Festival is held on the last full weekend of April on The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas! The 2023 festival will be held on April 28-30.

The Red Poppy Festival has hosted a who’s who of artists and bands throughout the last few decades and this year promises to be better than ever. With live performances, all three stages will be heating up and turning out the good time vibes. The fun starts blooming on Friday evening when artisans set up their wares, fresh smells waft from food vendors and live music starting at 7 p.m.

The festival really blossoms on Saturday when it kicks off with the Poppy Parade and Car Show.  Once the engines turn off, the day is yours to make.  Kids can get crafts at the Fun Zone and everyone can feast their senses on fine arts, tasty treats and live music all day, wrapping up with a Saturday night concert!

There’s nothing better than a Sunday Funday, except for one spent at the Red Poppy Festival.  Wind down the weekend with one last wander through the artisan market and raise a toast of local fare to the smooth sounds of a well-played weekend.

Go to RedPoppyFestival.com for the complete schedule and all the info!

 

4th of July in San Gabriel Park

georgetown 4th of julyThe Sertoma Club July 4 Celebration and fireworks is held annually on July 4. The event is sponsored by the Georgetown Sertoma Club with assistance from the City of Georgetown.

Activities begin at 11 a.m. at San Gabriel Park and will include live entertainment from noon to 10:30 p.m., featuring T. Cole and the Austin Party Band before and after the fireworks show. The festival also includes arts and crafts vendors, food vendors including a beer and wine vendor, a petting zoo, classic and antique cars, games, and rides for children and adults. Admission to the event is free; however, there are fees for some activities. Please do not bring dogs to the fireworks show.

The July 4th Hometown Parade in San Gabriel Park begins at 11 a.m. at the low-water crossing near the College Street bridge and ends at the large pavilion.

The fireworks display begins at about 9:30 p.m.

For vendor information, please go to: gtxsertoma.org/events/fourth-of-july/

The Annual Blazin’ Beer Crawl

georgetown beer crawl cheersThe Blazin’ Beer Crawl is a self-paced walking event featuring craft beer tastings inside our Downtown retail stores and restaurants. Ticket holders will receive a map of all of the participating locations and can choose which order to sample and visit merchants. Hot and spicy snacks will be available at various participating merchant locations. Restaurants will have event day specials. Food trucks will be set up for additional food options during the event.

The 2023 Beer Crawl date is August 5.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Georgetown Main Street Façade & Sign Grant Program which has awarded over $530,000 in grant funds to downtown business and property owners. We ask that you kindly consider supporting this event to help ensure the beauty and architectural integrity of the historic Georgetown Square.

Fiesta Georgetown

georgetown fiesta logoThe 2022 Fiesta Georgetown was On Saturday, October 1 from noon till 4 p.m. Check back soon for the 2023 Fiesta Georgetown date.

“Fiesta Georgetown’s purpose is to celebrate the culture and heritage of the Hispanic/ Latinx community,” the organizers said. “We invite everyone to come and share in this festive celebration of music, food, art, and dance. ”