Downtown Georgetown Association
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34th Annual Christmas Stroll
THE MAGIC IS REAL
Remember the exhilarating feeling as you first glimpsed the reflection of the blinking lights on the window panes; sat on Santa’s lap and told him one momentous wish; or held a loved one’s hand while venturing through an enchanting storybook town come to life with charming festivities?
Re-capture the magic of memories at the 34th annual Christmas Stroll. Visit Georgetown's picturesque downtown square when it transforms into a genuine Christmas card come to life. It’s a magical setting of a multitude of trees outlined with twinkling white lights, old fashioned lamp poles, wandering minstrels, and carolers, and a myriad of visitors sharing holiday cheer and good tidings.
Suggestive of picturesque Norman Rockwell holiday illustrations, your journey begins Friday night with the sounds of children serenading with sweet Christmas songs. Saturday we will welcome Santa to the square, listen to classic holiday carolers, stroll along magical main street with sparkling lights and jolly window displays, munch on wonderful holiday treats at the bakery and candy store, tease the Grinch in Whoo-Village, lunch on some festival foods, and enjoy shopping in every nook and cranny with our 250 plus vendors! In addition, visit the square’s diverse shops and delectable restaurants.
Important Links for Stroll Information
Coordinators can be reached at:
Vendor, please use the following e-mail address for applications and event inquires.
2013 Christmas Stroll Sponsors We Thank You
Meet the Grinch & Hug a Whoo!
Sponsored for the children by NewCHURCH Georgetown
Just like the Grinch himself, guests hearts will grow three sizes this holiday season, with the return of WHOO-Village. A wacky & wonderful FREE play zone.
We are excited that WHOO-Village is once again transforming into a magical celebration of kids! It will be filled with new FREE kid’s rides! TBD..... And don't forget that Whoo-Hair !
The Carnival rides will be open both Friday and Saturday and WHOO-Village will remain open until 8pm on Saturday!
JOIN US FOR THIS FREE EVENT
Friday, December 5th and Saturday, December 6th
Their eyes still sparkle with a fascination for the unseen, the fantastical, the impossible. Every moment is an opportunity to laugh and dream, to do what we adults cynically call "playing" or "pretending." But there is nothing pretend about Santa. This is their world. And perhaps, it should be ours, too. Return to the world of wonder! Christmas through the eyes of a child is the only way to see it, the only way to get past our grown up life and believe again.
Santa will be available to visit with children from 12:30pm to 3:00pm December 6th at an undetermined location on the Stroll Grounds.
ARTISAN & CRAFTERS VILLAGE
Open for Shopping - Dec. 5th 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Dec. 6th 9:00am - 8:00pm
Whimsical as Christmas itself, the Downtown Square, will offer a Christmas experience of shopping on Friday night and all day Saturday. Be taken back into the old charm of brick sidewalks, colorful lights, friendly store keepers, Christmas traditions such as Bethlehem Village and a little fun with Whoo-Village to make you laugh. It's your Georgetown Square turned into an outdoor market place with a grand Christmas theme called the Christmas Stroll.
Enjoy 200 plus artisans, crafts people, and retail vendors on the Square and surrounding blocks offering Christmas gifts/ideas, magic, and fun. Don’t forget all of our Downtown shops and restaurants will be open to offer you the best in shopping and dining. We look forward to a fantastic year !
Discover our Photo Spots all over the festival grounds! A great place for kids and families to make memories. From the Grinch Tree in WHOO Village to Characters from Sonic & you will find picture opportunities around every corner.
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DESSERT WITH THE GRINCH
Friday Night, 6pm to 9pm
A wild and wacky Grinchful good time! Design, decorate, and share some sweets with the Grinch!
Add some icing, sprinkles, candy and design your own special Grinch Dessert!
KIDS ZONE & CRAFT AREA
Free covered Wagon Rides on Austin Ave start immediately after the parade on Saturday until Closing. There is ornament making, Home Depot kid’s construction, cookie decorating, Girl Scouts Craft Center , and Balloon decorating. Enough to keep any kid busy.
A great place for both young and older kids alike!
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. This is a free lot.
Parking is available at Williamson County lots on Martin Luther King, Jr. Street between Sixth and Eighth streets. After the parade, parking is available at the County lot at Rock and Sixth streets. These are free lots.
The City parking lot at Ninth and Main streets will be used for handicapped parking and public parking on Saturday. This is a free lot.
Austin Avenue will be closed on Saturday from 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. on Sunday between Sixth and Ninth streets. The Austin Avenue closure will expand from Second to 11th streets on Saturday from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) to allow for the Stroll Parade. The Austin Avenue detour will be on Martin Luther King, Jr. Street. Austin Avenue will remain open on Friday.
The City parking lot at Sixth and Main Streets will be closed starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 5 through Saturday. This lot will be used for the food court.
Photography by Tyler Malone