Celebrate the holiday season at the annual Lighting of the Square event on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 24. 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.
Georgetown 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. Many stores will be open late.
Entertainment during the event will be provided by the Uptown Carolers.
Toy donations to the Georgetown Police Department Blue Santa and to Williamson County Brown Santa are encouraged. More information and applications are available bluesanta.georgetown.org for Blue Santa or at wilcobrownsanta.com for Brown Santa.
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 or a monetary donation. Enter the courthouse on the south side of Eighth Street.
Free parking for the event can be found at 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.
Austin Avenue and Main Street between Sixth and Ninth streets, Seventh and Eighth streets between Rock and Church streets and Fifth Street between Main and Rock streets will be closed from 6 a.m. to about 10 p.m. Rock, Church, Sixth, and Ninth streets will remain open.
The lights around the Square are supported by the City of Georgetown, and Williamson County provides the lights on the courthouse. The holiday lights will remain lit every evening through Jan. 1.
For details on holiday events and activities in Georgetown, call the Special Events Department at 512-930-6534 or visit VisitGeorgetown.com.
Many City facilities will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Williamson County offices will also be closed Thursday and Friday. Stay tuned for more details about other events, including Community Thanksgiving and Shop Small Saturday.