The 36th annual Christmas Stroll is this weekend in downtown Georgetown around the Courthouse Square. This holiday festival, sponsored by the Downtown Georgetown Association, is:
5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, December 2 • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec 3.
Event details at DowntownGeorgetownAssociationTX.org.
The Stroll is a rain or shine event. In the event of severe weather conditions such as lightning or high winds, festival activities will be adjusted as warranted. Check the City social media pages for updates.
Saturday begins with a parade at 10am, live entertainment on three stages, and holiday shopping at 150 booths as well as downtown merchants. The Bistro Food Court offers hot chocolate, funnel cake, and other seasonal treats. Enjoy Santa’s Village all day Saturday; photos and visits with Santa from 11am-3pm and 4-7pm.
In the Whoo-Village children’s area Friday night and Saturday 10am-5pm, you’ll find rides for kids, the popular Whoo-hair booth, and the Grinch himself. Visit Whoo-Village on Friday night from 6-8pm for a special Dessert with the Grinch.
Bethlehem Village by Georgetown Church of Nazarene features booths, displays, and performers in costume from the time of Jesus of Nazareth.
Look for the Kids Zone and Craft Area with hands-on fun such as ornament making, cookie decorating, Home Depot kid’s construction area, and Hula Hoop lessons. The Kids Zone is open Fri/Sat.
Admission to Stroll is free. A donation of a new toy to Blue Santa or Brown Santa is appreciated. Look for collection barrels on the Square.
Parade 10am Saturday
The downtown Stroll Parade on Church Street and Austin Avenue starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday. For safety reasons, the Georgetown Police Department asks that no candy or any objects be thrown from floats or participants in the parade.
Elves with Georgetown Blue Santa will be collecting new, unwrapped toys along the route of the Christmas Stroll parade. For donation barrel sites and more information, go to BlueSanta.Georgetown.org.
Free Event Parking
After 12 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, festival-goers may park in the City of Georgetown parking lot on the west side of Austin Avenue at Fifth Street.
Parking is available at the Williamson County parking structure at Third and Rock streets and at the County lot at Rock and Sixth streets.
The City parking lot at Ninth and Main streets will be used for handicapped parking and public parking on Saturday.
The City parking lot at Sixth and Main streets will be closed starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 1 through Saturday. This lot will be used for the food court.
The small parking lot adjacent to Grace Heritage Center will be closed starting at 6 a.m. on Thursday through 1 a.m. Saturday.
Austin Avenue will be closed from 6 a.m. on Saturday until 1 a.m. on Sunday between Seventh and Eighth streets. The Austin Avenue closure will expand from Second to 11th streets on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. (noon) to allow for the Stroll Parade. The Austin Avenue detour will be on Rock Street. Austin Avenue will remain open on Friday.
Main Street will be closed between Eighth and Ninth streets at 7 p.m. on Thursday until 1 a.m. on Sunday.
Go to DowntownGeorgetownAssociationTX.org for details.