Traditional with a Twist: Georgetown’s Holiday Guide
As the sun wanes, the lights twinkle to life on the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas. Located a short drive from Austin, the City of Georgetown is the big city’s delightfully hip neighbor. Home to Southwestern University, the oldest university in Texas and nationally recognized as a Main Street City, the community blends small town charm with eclectic vibes for an experience that is perfectly weekend ready. So, as you head into the holiday season, we invite you to shop, dine and unwind with us.
A Few of Our Favorite Holiday Things
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and whether you’re ready to rock around the Christmas tree or not, we want to help you get into the spirit. If you need a day to shop for gifts or an overnight getaway, we’ve pulled together some ideas to help you and yours enjoy a few festive favorites on the Square and off.
No need to check your list twice—we bet everyone on your list has been nice! With a bevy of shopping options, including antiques, apparel, jewelry, toys, home décor and more, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect gift for even the hardest to shop for friend. Each boutique downtown has carefully curated a winter shopping experience that is merry and bright.
Looking to grab-and-stroll with a hot cocoa or prefer to savor some farm-to-fork fare? Georgetown has a plethora of dining options to choose from. You can settle into pet-friendly patios with Fido, dig into pie (of the pizza or pumpkin variety) and even celebrate the merry hours with a pint or a flute all season long. Enjoy some time to break bread with your nearest and dearest or catch up with old friends before the holiday frenzy begins!
Something for Everyone
The holiday season in Georgetown has something to offer for the young, and the young at heart. Whether you prefer, “tradition” or a “twist,” you’ll find them both in eclectic Georgetown where there’s something for everyone.
The annual “Lighting of the Square” in November, kicks off the 2021 Holiday season which will be sure to delight children of all ages. This year will be extra special as we celebrate our “40th Annual Christmas Stroll” happening the first weekend in December. Bring the family for pictures with Santa, “Groovin with the Grinch” fantastic vendors and more!
All that shopping and you still haven’t found gifts for everyone? How about tickets to a play? It’s a wonderful gift that also supports your local theater company, and you can bring the whole family too. For those that prefer their Christmas with a twist be sure to catch a live performance of “Elf the Musical” playing at the fabulous Palace Theater. For those who cling to tradition, tickets to see a Dickens Christmas Carol at the Palace Playhouse are sure to please.
Put a twist on tradition this year in eclectic Georgetown and gift your family a holiday staycation. Enjoy a well-appointed room and gather around the fire to toast s’mores at the beautiful Sheraton Austin Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center. Local B&B’s or historic guest houses offer options for those who prefer to stay rooted in the holiday traditions of yesteryear. Don’t worry Santa will find you either way!
Whether you’re creating new traditions or keeping the old, Georgetown Texas beckons to all who desire the warm and fuzzy feelings brought on by sharing holidays with the ones we love. With something for everyone, the city with the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas will dazzle and delight friends and family alike.