Celebrate the holiday season at the annual Lighting of the Square event on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 26. The event will be held on the east steps of the historic Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main St. The festivities include entertainment from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Mayor Josh Schroeder and Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell will flip the switch illuminating the courthouse lights and grounds, as well as the lights around the Square, at about 6 p.m. Stores will be open late, and entertainment during the event will be provided by the Austin Carolers.
Toy donations to the Georgetown Police Department Blue Santa and Williamson County Brown Santa are encouraged. More information is available at bluesanta.georgetown.org or at wilcobrownsanta.com.
After the lighting, Williamson County Brown Santa will offer the option for visitors to take photos with Santa inside the courthouse from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for a donation of an unwrapped toy, wrapping paper, or a monetary donation. Enter the courthouse on the south side on Eighth Street.
Free parking is available at Sixth and Main streets, Seventh and Rock streets, Austin Avenue and Fifth Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Street and Seventh and Eighth streets, and the parking garage located at Fourth and Rock streets.
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, call 512-930-3545 or visit VisitGeorgetown.com.