Georgetown’s To-do List: Local event guide for November and December

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Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of November and December

Worth The Trip: Nov. 15
Texas Stars hockey
vs. San Antonio Rampage

The Texas Stars, the American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, take on the San Antonio Rampage. 7:30 p.m. $22. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-GO-STARS. www.texasstars.com

Nov. 17
Palace Theatre presents ‘Annie’ on the main stage

The musical based on the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” is at Georgetown’s Palace Theatre until Nov. 26. Visit the theater’s website for additional show dates and times. 7:30 p.m. $15-$32. 810 S. Austin Ave. 512-869-SHOW. www.georgetownpalace.com

City Sculpture Tour brings art to Cultural District

Georgetown sponsors its annual rotating sculpture tour with nine installations on display until October 2018. Works of art were installed in early November on Main Street between Seventh and Eighth streets and at the Georgetown Public Library at 402 W. Eighth St. https://arts.georgetown.org

Nov. 19
Cienfuegos to perform at Georgetown Public Library

Latin musical group Cienfuegos performs in the lobby of the Georgetown Public Library. The event is produced by the Friends of the Georgetown Library. 2 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St. 512-930-3551.
https://library.georgetown.org

Nov. 20-24
Thanksgiving holiday means no class for GISD

Georgetown ISD schools do not hold classes during the week of the Thanksgiving holiday. Students return to class the following Monday on Nov. 27, and class resumes until the start of winter break on Dec. 22. 512-943-5000. www.georgetownisd.org

Nov. 23
Georgetown Turkey Trot celebrates fifth year

This year’s edition of the Turkey Trot, hosted by the Georgetown Running Club and the Sertoma Club of Georgetown, includes a 5-mile run and walk, a 1-mile walk and a kids fun run. 8 a.m. $35. 701 S. Main St. http://georgetownrunningclub.org

Nov. 24
Georgetown lights up the square for the holidays

The annual Lighting of the Square includes the lighting ceremony, holiday shopping and photos with Santa Claus. 5:30 p.m. Free. The Square, 710 S. Main St. 800-436-8696.
https://visit.georgetown.org

Nov. 29
Southwestern University’s percussionists in concert

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Music Department presents Southwestern’s Percussion Ensemble in concert in the Caldwell-Carvey Foyer. 7:30 p.m. Free. Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Ave. 512-863-1378. www.southwestern.edu/sarofim

Dec. 1-2
Christmas Stroll brings vendors, parade to Square

The annual downtown Christmas event features arts, crafts and food vendors as well as a parade. 5-9 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat.). Free. The Square. 710 S. Main St. 512-868-8675. www.thegeorgetownsquare.com

Dec. 8-10
East View High School presents ‘A Jolly Holiday’

The production features a rotating cast of students with solos, duets and larger productions. 7 p.m. (Fri.); 3 p.m., 7 p.m. (Sat.); 3 p.m. (Sun.). $5. East View High School theater, 4490 E. University Ave. 512-943-1800.

Dec. 9
Observatory offers free viewing night to public

Fountainwood Observatory at Southwestern University holds monthly viewing nights for the public. The observatory is located near the Rockwell Baseball Field. 8-10:30 p.m. Free. Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Ave. 512-863-6511

Dec. 11
City economic talk focuses on ‘The Retail Ripple’

Georgetown hosts a symposium with keynote speaker Tom McGee, CEO of the International Council of Shopping Centers. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $25. Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center, 1103 Woodlawn Ave. 512-930-3546

Dec. 9
Tour custom homes in the city’s Old Town District

J. Bryant Boyd Design Build celebrates its 25th anniversary with a custom home tour in the historic Old Town District. Tickets are available at the company’s office, 902 Forest St. 10 a.m-4 p.m. $20 (until Dec. 8), $25 (Dec. 9). 512-930-1686

Area Farmers Markets

Saturdays
Wolf Ranch Town Center
1015 W. University Drive, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tuesdays
Sun City
2 Texas Drive, 9 a.m.-noon

Thursdays
Republic Square Shopping Center
900 N. Austin Ave., 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Upcoming Area Events

Nov. 18  | Gingerbread Fun Run 1K | Austin
www.thinkeryaustin.org

Nov. 23 | Lake Pflugerville Pfeathered Pfun Run | Pflugerville
www.pfunrun.com

Nov. 25-26 | Holiday Renegade Craft Fair | Austin
www.renegadecraft.com

Dec. 1 | Round Rock Holiday Fest | Round Rock
www.roundrocktexas.gov

Worth The Trip: Holiday Events

Sept. 23-Nov. 22
Autumn at the Arboretum
The Dallas Arboretum’s 12th annual Autumn at the Arboretum includes a pumpkin village with displays of more than 90,000 pumpkins and gourds. The event is themed after the “Wizard of Oz.” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free with paid admission. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas. 214-515-6615

Nov. 24
Ford Holiday River Parade
San Antonio begins its holiday season with a parade down the San Antonio River Walk. The parade begins with the lighting of the River Walk. 6 p.m. Prices vary. San Antonio River Walk, 110 Broadway St., San Antonio. 210-227-4262. www.thesanantonioriverwalkcom/river-tickets

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