Celebrate this holiday season in Georgetown with twinkling lights, local shopping and dining, and music around the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas.
To keep the community safe, the City is putting a new twist to our traditional Lighting of the Square event. The lights around the Square and County Courthouse will be turned on in mid-November, which the City will capture and share on social media through a video featuring the countdown, lighting, and music. The Square will light up each night through Jan. 2, so visitors can come enjoy the lights and local flavor throughout the holiday season.
Additionally, the weekend after Thanksgiving (Nov. 27-29), the Square will have hot chocolate and kettle corn vendors downtown to help visitors get into the holiday spirit.
“In consultation with medical experts, City Council, City Manager David Morgan, and City staff, our solution is as close to our normal Lighting of the Square as we can get while keeping our community as safe as possible,” Mayor Dale Ross said. “In fact, the additional offerings this year should make the holiday season on the Square one of the best ever. Having a countdown video along with a modified, enhanced, weekend-long celebration gives people options based on their level of comfort. This plan helps spread out the time in which people can experience our beautiful, sparkling, winter wonderland of a Square at this time of year.”
People coming to the Square to enjoy the lights need to comply with existing local and statewide orders, including wearing a mask wherever they are unable to keep six feet of distance from people outside their household.
The lights around the Square are supported by the City of Georgetown, and Williamson County provides the lights on the courthouse.
For details on holiday events and activities in Georgetown, visit visit.georgetown.org or call the Georgetown Convention & Visitors Bureau at 512-930-3545.