Welcome December—and all the holiday cheer that comes with it—at these events this weekend.


  1. Watch the “A Christmas Carol” classic turn comedy
    Looking to get in a festive mood? Watch the Palace Playhouse’s production of Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of A Christmas Carol: A Comedy. The ladies of the dramatic society bring their stage version of Charles Dickens’ classic novel “A Christmas Carol.” The production runs through Dec. 30. Time varies. $30. Palace Playhouse, 810 South Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-869-7469. http://www.georgetownpalace.com/


2. Christmas has arrived on the Georgetown Square
The Georgetown Square embraces all things Christmas this weekend with the 38th annual Christmas Stroll. Rain or shine, the two-day event has a parade, live entertainment, food, a Santa’s village and more than 150 arts and crafts booths. Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Georgetown Square, 710 S. Main St., Georgetown. 512-868-8675. www.TheGeorgetownSquare.com


3. Calling all pecan lovers
The Williamson County Pecan Food Show searches for the best pecan dish in the county. Competitive categories include pecan pie, pecan bars, pecan bread and rolls, pecan candy, pecan cake, pecan cookies, pecan fancy nuts and savory pecan dish. There is a youth division in addition to the adult division. Entries are accepted until 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 30. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $5. AgriLife Extension office, 3151 S.E. Inner Loop, Ste. A, Georgetown. 512-943-3300. https://williamson.agrilife.org/program-registration/

4. Compete in a fishing derby
Georgetown Parks and Recreation hosts its annual Fishing Fest at Garey Park where any fish caught wins a prize. Participation is open to children age 12 and younger. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. A limited amount of bait is for sale. 8-11 a.m. $3 per child. Garey Park, 6450 RM 2243, Georgetown. 512-930-3595. parks.georgetown.org/fishing-derby


5. San Gabriel Chorale to perform at Georgetown Symphony Society Annual Holiday Concert
The San Gabriel Chorale brings life Handel’s Messiah in a performance at the Klett Performing Arts Center. The chorale performs along with Temple College Choral and other guests at the Georgetown Symphony Society Annual Holiday Concert. 4 .m. $5-$30. Georgetown High School Klett Center for the Performing Arts, 2211 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-864-9591. www.gsstx.org/ind_tickets.htm


Old Town Christmas Festival, Leander
Watch Old Town Leander come alive and spread Christmas fun throughout the community. The event includes the Old Town Rudolph Run, activities for the kids, pictures with Santa, local school performances and entertainment, food and local vendors, among other activities. 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Free but some activities have a fee. Old Town Leander, 100 N. Brushy St., Leander. 512-259-1907. https://visitleandertx.com/attractions-activities/major-events-festivals/old-town-christmas-festival/