Downtown Georgetown Association
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35th 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 35th 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 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, stroll through history as you enter Bethlehem Village. Enjoy some festival foods, and enjoy shopping in every nook and cranny with our 125 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.
2014 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! And don't forget that Whoo-Hair !
JOIN US in 2015
Friday, December 4th ~ 5-9pm
Saturday, December 5th ~ 9-8pm
SANTA'S VILLAGE AMONG THE TREES
Eyes wide open with a hint of sparkle. Both Santa and children alike. Santa awaits every child to tell him what they wish for Christmas this year. If they wish only to have their picture taken, he's happy to accommodate there as well. Visit Santa in a world of Christmas trees and see the eyes of every child light up as they begin to imagine what will be waiting under their own Christmas tree.
Santa will be available for photo opportunities on Saturday, December 6th after the parade from 11:30am-5:00pm on 8th Street at Brungot Christmas Tree Farm.
ARTISAN & CRAFTERS VILLAGE
Open for Shopping - Dec. 4th 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Dec. 5th 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 125 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 !
Not too good in the wrapping department? Be sure to visit Gateway Tech. High School on 8th Street where they will be happy to accommodate your wrapping needs.
DESSERT WITH THE GRINCH
Friday Night, 5pm to 8pm
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
Home Depot is the place to be for the kid’s on Saturday where they can construct just about what ever their hearts desire. Cookie decorating is always a must. And have you always wanted to learn how to Hula Hoop? Then be sure to visit Misty. She'll be sure to show you exactly how to keep it moving. There is certainly 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.
The City parking lot at Sixth and Main streets will be closed starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 4 through Saturday. This lot will be used for the food court.
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 following streets will be closed on Friday, 12/4 at 6:00am - 6th St between Austin Ave. & Church; 7th St. between Austin Ave. & Church St.; 8th St. between Austin Ave. & Church St.; Main St. 6th St. to 9th St. On Saturday, 12/5 Austin Avenue will be closed from 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. on between 4th and 11th streets. Austin Avenue will remain open on Friday.
Photography by Tyler Malone
When you walk through the gates of Bethlehem Village you hear and see a story being told. It is the story of Jesus, about how there was no room at the inn so this baby had to be born in the manger.
Telling the story of Jesus’ birth at Bethlehem is a powerful experience that draws participants back year after year. It's a beautiful start to the Christmas season.
A must see for every visitor to the Christmas Stroll