Celebrate the holiday season on the day after Thanksgiving at the annual Lighting of the Square event on Friday, November 27. The event will be held on the east steps of the historic Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, in downtown Georgetown. The festivities include entertainment from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Making this year’s event bigger and brighter, additional lights will be added to trees on the courthouse lawn sponsored by Georgetown Utility Systems with help from Williamson County and The Williamson Museum.
This year, Williamson County Judge Dan A. Gattis and Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross will be joined by one lucky student to flip the switch illuminating the courthouse lights and grounds. The student will be the winner of the first-ever Lighting of the Square short essay contest sponsored by the City of Georgetown, Williamson County, The Williamson Museum, and the Williamson County Sun. In honor of the City of Georgetown’s green energy plans to purchase all of its energy from wind and solar sources by 2017, the winning student will be the one who bests answers the question, “Why I am proud Georgetown has the greenest Christmas in Texas.”
Entertainment during the Lighting of the Square will be provided by the Austin Carolers and refreshments will be provided. Stores will be open until 8 p.m. Stop by The Williamson Museum on November 27 at 4 p.m. for children’s activities.
Williamson County Brown Santa will offer pictures with Santa in the historic Courthouse after the lighting event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Enter the courthouse on the south side. Photos are for an $8 donation.
Toy donations to Williamson County Brown Santa and the Georgetown Police Department Blue Santa are encouraged. Look for donation barrels at the Courthouse and at All Things Kids on Main Street. More information and applications are available at www.wilcobrownsanta.com for Brown Santa or bluesanta.georgetown.org for Blue Santa.
For details on holiday events and activities in Georgetown, call the Georgetown Convention & Visitors Bureau at (512) 930-3545, or visit or www.VisitGeorgetown.com.