Ballets, crafts and ugly sweaters: 5 things to do in Georgetown, Dec. 13-16


Looking for something to do this weekend? We have some suggestions.


1. ‘The Nutcracker’ comes to Georgetown
Georgetown Ballet will bring the classic winter tale to life. Watch Clara, the Nutcracker, Mouse King and Snow Queen take over the stage. Performance will be on Fri. at 7 p.m. and Sat. and Sun. at 2 p.m. $15. Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center, 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-240-2681.


2. Georgetown Library puts on craft crawl
The Georgetown Public Library is hosting an “Adultish Holiday Craft Crawl”. Attendees 18 years old and up will make DIY gifts including a sugar scrub and hot chocolate kits. 7 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-930-3551.


3. Bring out your ugly sweater
Join Rentsch Brewery for an ugly Christmas sweater party this weekend. There will be live music by Garrett Ford and food from Simply Smoked BBQ. Noon-10 p.m. Free. 2500 NE Inner Loop, Georgetown.


4. Grab breakfast with Santa
The city of Georgetown is hosting its 18th annual pancake breakfast with Santa. Georgetown firefighters will be making pancakes and sausage served with juice and coffee. There will also be a firetruck for children to climb on and free pictures with Santa. Proceeds will provide clothing, food and gifts for children in the Georgetown area. 7:30-11 a.m. $6 (children 12 and younger are free with paid adult). Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St. in San Gabriel Park, Georgetown. 512-930-3473


5. Enjoy music by Danielle Reich
Jazz vocalist Danielle Reich is performing at Live Music at the Library. Reich combines French chanson, gypsy jazz, Western Swing and jazz-interpreted pop. She will be joined by Austin musicians mandolinist Paul Glasse, guitarist Russell Scanlon and bassist Glenn Schuetz. 2 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-930-3551.


Day of Tango Festival, Austin (all weekend)

The festival features live performances, dance workshops, a free beginner’s dance lesson and more. Times and ticket prices vary. Ben Hur Shrine Auditorium, 7811 Rockwood Lane (Fri. and Sat.), Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales St. (Sun.).

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Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.
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