From seasonal markets and visiting Santa to enjoying holiday light decorations, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the holidays in Georgetown. The information for each event is accurate as of press time and is subject to change.

Nov. 18-Dec. 30: See a holiday play

The Georgetown Palace Theatre will put on “Holiday Inn,” a classic film and joyous musical that features dance numbers, comedy and a mirage of Irving Berlin songs, including “Blue Skies,” “Easter Parade,” “Heat Wave” and “White Christmas.” Show times vary. $24-$36. 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-869-7469.

Nov. 19: Dress up for a pub crawl

At the sixth annual Georgetown Ball Gown Square Crawl, guests will enjoy food, drinks, retail discounts and live music while clad in their fanciest dress. 5:30-10 p.m. $40. Georgetown Square, 710 S. Main St., Georgetown. 512-655-9012.

Nov. 25-Dec. 31: Visit a farm

Christmas on the Farm will include live reindeer, an 11-foot-tall gingerbread house, wagon rides, kettle corn and a picture zone with Santa’s sleigh. Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $18.95-$22.95. Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, 14400 E. Hwy. 29, Georgetown. 512-766-3276.

Nov. 28-Jan. 31: Recycle old string lights

The city of Georgetown has partnered with Texas Disposal Systems to continue its free holiday string-light recycling program. Georgetown residents can drop off broken or old holiday string lights at one of three collection stations, including the City of Georgetown Collection and Transfer Station, the Georgetown Municipal Complex or the Georgetown Public Library. Sun City residents may also drop off lights at the Cowan Creek Pavilion. Hours vary by collection site. 250 W.L. Walden Road, Georgetown; 300-1 Industrial Ave., Georgetown; 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown; 1433 Cool Spring Way, Sun City. 512-930-3640.

Dec 2-3: Watch a parade

The Downtown Georgetown Association will have its 41st annual Christmas Stroll featuring shopping, food, activities and live entertainment. The stroll will open at 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 with dessert with the Grinch, Groovin with the Grinch and free kettle corn for kids. After the parade at 10 a.m. on Dec. 3, the day will feature photos with Santa, a Who-Hair salon, train rides, a human snow globe and Bethlehem village. 5-8 p.m. (Dec. 2), 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Dec. 3). Free (admission). Georgetown Square, 710 S. Main St., Georgetown. 512-868-8675.

Dec. 3: Sip and sing with cowboys

Local singer-songwriter Evelyn will host Cocoa with Cowboys. 6-8 p.m. Williamson County Museum, 716 S. Austin St., Georgetown. 512-943-1670.

Dec. 4: Listen to classic carols

First United Methodist Church Georgetown will have its children’s Christmas musical at the morning worship service. The children will share the story of Christmas through the musical, “On Our Way to Bethlehem.” 11:10 a.m. First UMC Georgetown, 410 E. University Ave., Georgetown.

Dec. 8: Dine with Santa

First United Methodist Church Georgetown will have its first Santa Supper in the McKinney Christian Ministry Center. A silent auction will also take place during the meal. Tickets became available Nov. 1. 5:30-7:30 p.m. First UMC Georgetown, 410 E. University Ave., Georgetown.

Dec. 17: Have pancakes with Santa

In partnership with the Georgetown Fire Department, the Sun City Rotary Club has invited the community to enjoy a special pancake breakfast with Santa Claus at the San Gabriel Community Center. Though the event was a drive-in event in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19, this is the 22nd year the club has held this event, and it will return to dine-in. Free (admission and for children 12 and younger), $6 (pancakes for attendees 12 and older). 6:30-11:30 a.m. 445 E. Morrow St., Georgetown.

Dec. 18: Hear a band at the library

Hot Pickin 57s, a four-piece band with roots in Americana and bluegrass, will perform at the Georgetown Public Library as part of the Live Music at the Library series. Seating is limited to 200 attendees. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-930-3551.

Dec. 23-24: Attend a service

Celebration Church will hold four candlelight services on Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 24 at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Services will also be streamed online. 601 Westinghouse Road, Georgetown.


Nov. 25: The Annual Lighting of the Square

The day after Thanksgiving, Santa will join Mayor Josh Schroeder and Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell to light the downtown Square. Photos with Santa will be taken in exchange for an unwrapped toy, wrapping paper or donation benefiting the Brown Santa program. The lights will be on every evening through Jan. 1. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. 103 W. Seventh St., Georgetown. 800-436-8696.

Dec. 2: Tree Lighting and Santa’s Wonderland

The city of Cedar Park will host its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa’s Wonderland. The largest Live Oak tree in Cedar Park will be illuminated with over 50,000 lights. Santa’s Wonderland will include performances, a snow hill, food vendors and photo opportunities. 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Heritage Oak Park, 875 Quest Parkway, Cedar Park. 512-401-5500.

Dec. 3: Old Town Christmas Festival

This year’s festival, hosted by the Leander Chamber of Commerce and the city of Leander, is “Elf” themed. The Old Town Christmas Festival will include pictures with Santa, a parade, the Old Town Rudolph Run, the Christmas Marketplace, games and activities, and live performances. Leander’s ceremonious lighting of the 60-foot Christmas tree will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a screening of the movie “Elf.” 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Free (admission). Old Town Leander, 100 N. Brushy St., Leander. 512-528-9909.