This week in Georgetown: City meetings, holiday events and 9 more things to know about December 11-17

It is another busy week in Georgetown, find out what you need to know this holiday season.

It is another busy week in Georgetown, find out what you need to know this holiday season.

Holiday weather is in the air and kids are only in school for one more week. Stay up to date with what is happening in the Georgetown area this week:

Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees


Monday, Dec. 12
The monthly Georgetown ISD meeting will be held tonight. Regular agenda items include the swearing in of new trustee Ben Stewart, a draft rezoning plan and consideration of GISD belief statements.

7 p.m. GISD Administration Building Boardroom, 603 Lakeway Drive, Georgetown. 512-943-5000. www.georgetownisd.org

Williamson County Commissioners Court


Tuesday, Dec. 13
The county government body meets each Tuesday to discuss, consider and vote on items concerning the county. Tuesday's agenda includes an update from the Department of Infrastructure and discussion of the animal shelter donation fund.

9:30 a.m. Williamson County Courthouse, 710 Main St., Georgetown. 512-943-1100. www.wilco.org

Georgetown City Council


Tuesday, Dec. 13
City Council will hold a workshop tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. at 101 E. Seventh St., Georgetown, to discuss the direction of the emergency management planning process and to review the city's investment policy, The council will also meet for its regular meeting at 6 p.m.

The meeting will be live-streamed and available for replay at www.gtv.georgetown.org.

Swim with Santa


Friday, Dec. 16
The Georgetown Recreation Center will host the event which also includes a quote-along with the movie Elf, hot chocolate and candy canes. Advanced registration is recommended, but onsite registration will be accepted.

Free (ages 0-3), $2 (4-18), $3 (19-54), $2 (55 and up). 5:30-7:30 p.m. Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-930-3596. www.parks.georgetown.org

Breakfast with Santa


Saturday, Dec. 17
The 16th annual Breakfast with Santa will feature pancakes and sausage served with juice and coffee made by the Georgetown Fire Department. At the event, children can also climb on board a fire truck, visit with firefighters and have a free picture taken with Santa.

All proceeds from Breakfast with Santa as well as other fundraising helps provide clothing, food, and gifts for children in the Georgetown area.

$6 (tickets). 7:30-11 a.m. Community Center in San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St., Georgetown. 512-930-3473. www.georgetown.org

Holiday camps


Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 19-21, and Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 27-29
Camp Goodwater, a day camp sponsored by Georgetown Parks and Recreation, offers a variety of programs for children during Georgetown ISD holiday breaks. Holiday camps are offered for students from ages 5 to 12, and may include activities such as swimming, gym games, trips to local parks, seasonal arts and crafts.

$35 (residents), $45 (nonresidents). 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-930-3596. wparks.georgetown.org

Holiday Lights at the Square


Friday, Nov. 25- Monday, Jan. 2
Downtown Georgetown turned on its holiday lights at the Williamson County Courthouse and throughout the Square on Nov. 25. Downtown lights and decor remain on through Jan. 2, and some businesses offer later hours for holiday guests.

Free. The Square, Georgetown. 800-436-8696. www.mainstreet.georgetown.org/play/holiday-lights

The Harlien Family Christmas Annual Holiday Spectacular


Sunday, Nov. 27- throughout the holiday season
The home in Berry Creek features a lights display, visit from Santa, treats and a singalong. Funds are being raised to support Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas. Donations can be made online or at the red mailbox on site.

6-10 p.m. (Mon.-Thu.), 6-11 p.m. (Fri.-Sun.). 400 Liscio Cove, Georgetown. www.berrycreekchristmas.com

Christmas Tree Recycling


Monday, Dec. 26-Saturday, Jan. 14
The Williamson County Landfill accepts live Christmas trees for recycling with the follow exceptions:

No trees with artificial snow or tinsel
No trees with attached stands
No artificial trees
No trees with decoration
Free. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), 7 a.m.-noon (Sat.), closed Sun. Williamson County Landfill, 600 Landfill Road, Hutto. 512-759-8881.  www.williamsoncountylandfill.wm.com

Blue Santa


A program of the Georgetown Police Department, Blue Santa provides toys to more than 1,500 children in Georgetown during its annual toy drive and distribution.

New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off in donation barrels in businesses and offices in Georgetown.

Monetary donations to purchase toys also are accepted. Checks to “CPAAA Blue Santa” should be sent to the Georgetown Police Department, c/o CPAAA Programs, 3500 DB Wood Road, Georgetown, TX, 78628.

512-930-3510. For information about donation events and donations to Blue Santa, visit www.bluesanta.georgetown.org.

The Caring Place


The Caring Place would like to collect 200,000 pounds of nonperishable food items by Dec. 31 for its Hunger Free Holidays. Participants can help by donating food items or conducting a food drive. Contact David Earl at 512-943-0700 for more information.

The Caring Place is also hosting its Coats for Kids program and asks participants to provide financial donations to buy coats for families in need with children age 18 or younger. Donations can be dropped off on-site at, 2000 Railroad Ave. or mailed to P.O. Box 1215, Georgetown, TX 78627. Contact Kerstin Cochran at 512-943-0700 with questions.