November 2019

 

 

Lighting of the Square
Friday, November 29th, 2019 – At 5:30

Come experience the magic as we kick-off the holiday season with the Annual Lighting of the Square, traditionally held at 5:30 p.m. the Friday after Thanksgiving! Sing along with the Austin Carolers to your favorite holiday tunes! Join Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross as we help Santa countdown and flip on the holiday lights on The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas! The downtown shops will be open late, so plan to get in some unique holiday shopping. This is a free event. You can have your photo taken with Santa inside the courthouse from 6:30 – 8 p.m. (photo fee proceeds benefit Brown Santa Program). 

 

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree in Georgetown

Mark your calendars! The national Christmas Tree will be making a stop in Georgetown this November.

On Sunday, November 17, the City of Georgetown will be hosting an event that brings not only the tree but Santa and two of his reindeer pulling his antique sleigh. This historic event in the Square will be a brief one hour stop and will be an exciting event that you will not want to miss!

The national tree, that is 60 feet tall, will make its journey from New Mexico to the Capitol and will kick off the official tree lighting ceremony in early December. There are only 5 stops in Texas and Georgetown has the privilege of being one of those stops. You can track the progress on this tracking website: https://www.capitoltreetracker.com/

The tree will be parked on Main, between 7th & 8th from 4pm – 5pm. The celebration will start at 2pm so come on down and enjoy the celebration!

for more info visit uscapitolchristmastree.com

 

– GEORGETOWN –

Field of Honor
November 9, – 17
The Field of Honor® is a dramatic, emotion-filled display of 1500+ full-size, 3′ x 5′ US flags.
In its THIRD year, the Rotary Club of Georgetown’s signature event will present over 1,500 flags that will take your breath away. Each flag is available for purchase and dedication in honor of a veteran, active or reserve duty military individual or first responder. This tribute exemplifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.” The exciting events held throughout the week are open to the public from November 9th through November 17th! The proceeds from the 2019 Field of Honor FLAG SALES will directly benefit veteran and first responder organizations that address suicide prevention, PTSD, and support veterans and 1st responder families.
https://www.georgetowntxfieldofhonor.org/

The Georgetown Christmas Shopping Spectacular
November 7 – 9
First Baptist Georgetown is hosting the annual Christmas Shopping Spectacular.  Free admission & door prizes. Over 70 vendors! Clothing, Home Goods, Garden, Jewelry, Toys, Clothes, Fine art, Gifts, Gourmet foods, Café & more!
FBG 1333 W University Avenue, Georgetown
https://www.thegeorgetownchristmasshoppingspectacular.com/

Palace Theater presents “The Buddy Holly Story”
Now through November 10
Learn the incredibly true story of Buddy Holly while listening to some of his greatest hits! Watch Buddy Holly’s rise to fame and his life story right before your eyes, here at The Palace.
http://www.georgetownpalace.com/shows/the-buddy-holly-story/

Palace Theater presents “A Christmas Story – The Musical”
November 22 – December 29
Ralphie Parker only wants one thing for Christmas: A Red Ryder BB gun. Despite pleading his case to his mother, teacher, and even Santa Claus himself, he gets the same response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” When the big day arrives he gets lots of present under the tree including a lovely gift from his aunt that his mother just adores. But what about the BB gun? Based on the 1983 movie, join us for a fun-filled night where you’ll laugh yourself right out of your seat!
Palace Playhouse, 810 S Austin Ave, Georgetown
http://www.georgetownpalace.com/shows/a-christmas-story/

Georgetown Turkey Trot & Kids Fun Run
November 28, 7:30am – 10:30am
The only Central Texas Turkey Trot that combines a beautiful course with long-sleeve tech shirts and easy parking for participants! Guaranteed long sleeve tech shirt for entries received by 11/11, after that while supplies last. New this year: Finisher Medals!
Register here: https://www.edsregistration.com/events/182

Annual Lighting of the Square
November 29, 5:30pm
Come experience the magic as we kick-off the holiday season with our annual Lighting of the Square, traditionally held at 5:30 p.m. the Friday after Thanksgiving! Sing along with the Austin Carolers to your favorite holiday tunes! Join Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross as we help Santa countdown and flip on the holiday lights on The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas! Get there early because it can get crowded!

39th Annual Christmas Stroll & Parade
December 6 & 7
See the article below regarding this event.

– ROUND ROCK –

Sleigh Bell Lane
November 7 – 9
Join us for our annual holiday arts and crafts show! Local vendors gather and display beautiful and unique holiday gifts for the entire family!!!
Event runs November 7  from 9a-7p, November 8 from 9a-8p, and Saturday November 9 from 9a-4p.  St. Richard’s Episcopal Church, 1420 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock
https://www.facebook.com/events/342818079613166/

Holiday Model Trains at Downtowner Gallery
November 27 – December 26, 12pm – 5pm
All aboard! Model trains are coming to Downtowner Gallery this holiday season and we welcome you to stop by and see the miniature landscapes and cityscapes come to life! Exhibition is FREE! 231 E Main St., Round Rock
https://roundtherocktx.com/model-trains-at-artspace.html

Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Show
The City of Round Rock’s Clay Madsen Recreation Center invites you to the 16th Annual Rockin’ Around the Holidays Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. A variety of vendors will be present for you to start shopping for unique and handcrafted items. Admission is free but please bring a canned food item or boxes of colorful Band-Aids for the Children’s hospital. https://www.roundrocktexas.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/special-events/holiday-bazaar/

2019 Annual Turkey Trot
November 28, 8am – 11am
It’s that time of year again, we are excited to announce the third annual Fleet Feet Round Rock Turkey Trot with the help of the City of Round Rock and the Parks and Recreation Department. Challenge your family, friends, and co-workers to come out and run on the roads and trails through the scenic and historic Old Settlers Park. The race will feature an untimed 5-mile and 2-mile run/walk. There will be sponsor booths, refreshments, and finishers medals!
Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock
https://roundtherocktx.com/inaugural-round-rock-turkey-trot.html

Fall Music on Main
November 6 & 13, 6pm – 8pm
Music on Main is an annual tradition where families and friends gather Downtown on beautiful spring nights to hear good music and relax under the Texas sky. The bands that will be featured this year range from professional local groups to upcoming regional entertainers. Fall Music on Main will offer a snow cone & pretzel vendor with hot chocolate, a face painter and balloon artist and a small artist faire. Parking is free.
November 6 – Derrick Davis Band
November 13 – The Belle Sounds
Prete Plaza, 221 East Main
https://downtownroundrocktexas.com/event/fall-music-on-main/2019-11-06/

Sam Bass Community Theatre presents
“Miracle on 34th Street Radio Play”

November 29-Dec. 21
​”Miracle on 34th Street” is the story of the real Santa Claus, who goes to work at Macy’s toy department. The story begins on Thanksgiving day in New York City as the annual Parade given by Macy’s department store gets underway to herald in the Christmas season. sambasstheatre.org

10th Annual Reindeer Run 5K
November 30, 4pm – 8pm
Join us for the 10th Annual Round Rock Rotary Reindeer Run 5K and Family Fun Run through an all new light show through Old Settlers Park and a grand start and end at the stunning Christmas Town light tunnel at the Old Setters Association. You will be surrounded by amazing holiday lights and Christmas cheer and enjoy FREE family activities throughout the evening included with your registration. Holiday family activities include: Candy Cane Reindeer, Holiday Hula Hoops, Candy Cane Limbo, Elf Present Toss, Cookie Walk, Reindeer Food, Christmas Tree Lollipop Pull, Feed the Reindeer, Snowball Toss, Elf Scavenger Hunt, Temporary Holiday Tattoos and of course – Santa photo opportunities!! Old Settler’s Park, 3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock.
Register here: http://www.5r5k.org/