Celebrate the holiday season on the day after Thanksgiving at the annual Lighting of the Square event on Friday, Nov. 24. The event will be held on the east steps of the historic Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main St., in downtown Georgetown. The festivities include entertainment from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Williamson County Treasurer Scott Heselmeyer and Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross will flip the switch illuminating the Courthouse lights and grounds at approximately 6 p.m. The lights around the Square are supported by Georgetown Utility Systems, your community-owned utility making our city 100% renewable in 2018.
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 Nov. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. for children’s activities.
Participants are encouraged to take photographs and post to social media with the hashtags #LightTheSquare and #GeorgetownHolidays.
Williamson County Brown Santa will offer pictures with Santa for a $10 donation in the historic Courthouse after the lighting event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Enter the courthouse on the south side.
Toy donations to Williamson County Brown Santa and the Georgetown Police Department Blue Santa are encouraged. A donation barrel for Williamson County Brown Santa will be available in the courthouse, and a barrel for Blue Santa will be available 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 VisitGeorgetown.com.