by Jan Daum
on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 at 3:52pm.
Christmas is here!
I am so grateful to each and every one of you who have made this year such a blessed one. This newsletter has grown a lot over the past year, and I am honored to put it together each month. It started because I love this city, and I love helping others discover it through this little monthly glimpse. I hope you have enjoyed reading them as much as I have enjoyed creating them.
I wish everyone a wonderful holiday season, full of joy, family, and peace.
with love, Jan XXOX
Georgetown in December!
Lois Perkins Chapel Candlelight Services Thursday December 3, 6 pm and 8 pm. The Candlelight Services at Lois Perkins Chapel of Southwestern University are a long-standing tradition celebrating the season of Advent. This service of lessons and carols includes a special musical repertoire by the University Chorale. This is a Free event! http://southwestern.edu/calendar/#event_id/5817/view/event
First Friday December 4 Every first Friday of the month merchants stay open late for evening shopping - a wonderful time to explore The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas! Start the weekend by strolling the historic streets, visiting galleries, meeting local artists and listening to live music in the local restaurants and shops. Make sure you drop in at the Williamson Museum and the Georgetown Art Center from 6-8pm! http://www.thegeorgetownsquare.com/Events.html
The 35th Annual Christmas Stroll December 4th, 5-9 pm and December 5th, 9 am-8 pm The Magic of the Stroll is real and will bring memories on this 35th Annual Celebration. The Georgetown Square will be transformed 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, Santa in the Christmas tree farm waiting to hear from both naughty & nice. It's the place to journey back in time as you wonder through Bethlehem Village. You can also find the Grinch and his characters in Whoo-Village. http://www.thegeorgetownsquare.com/Christmas-Stroll.html
Heritage Society Holiday Home Tour December 12, 11 am to 6 pm; December 13, 11 am - 5 pm Don't miss the Georgetown Heritage Society's Annual Holiday Home Tour. The tour will feature five homes along Georgetown's beautiful Main Street. Again, this year the tour features a Saturday evening candlelight tour that will enable visitors to stroll along amid the warm glow of holiday lights and music. http://georgetownheritagesociety.org/2015-holiday-home-tour/
Beauty and the Beast at The Palace November 20 to December 30; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm and 7:30 The Academy Award-winning Walt Disney film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairy-tale of Belle, the Beast and the curse that must be broken by love. This 'tale as old as time' is sure to please families and children of all ages. http://www.georgetownpalace.com/
Satisfy your sweet tooth at Sweet Serendipity!
Walking into this gorgeous store will take your breath away. The sweets display case alone is a wonder, but Sweet Serendipity is more than just a candy shop. They have cakes, and pies for order (and I can say firsthand that the Apple pie is downright magical!).
If you're in the mood for a scoop of ice cream, they have that too! But that's not all. You will find lovely wines, custom gift baskets, gourmet foods and crackers, and a positively stunning display of seasonal decor. The friendly people there will help you select just the right gifts for that hard to buy for person, and a store that offers chocolate covered bottles of wine knows what they're talking about!
10 years on the square, and it's the still the sweetest thing.
Kid, or just kid at heart.
All Things Kids is quite simply, delightful. You won't find video game consoles, or complicated electronics of any kind. This is a kinder, simpler toy store. Interactive toys that stimulate the imagination take center stage here.
Classic children's books that we parents enjoyed as children ourselves line the shelves in their book section. They even offer child care for date night once a week. And through the holiday season, they plan fun projects for kids to enjoy in their art room. Kids might even catch a glimpse of Santa while their parents catch a glimpse of their own childhoods in the variety of timeless toys.
Spice things up this Christmas!
When you need to spice things up, wander into Mikey V's on the Georgetown Square. From pepper infused chocolate sauce, to Carolina Reaper jerky, you'll find what your super adventurous palate craves. Need something a little more mild? Well, they can help you with that, too. Mikey has been winning all kinds of awards for his innovative sauces, and he keeps coming up with new ones all the time. They always offer samples of their award winning sauces, as well as other locally curated sauces, jellies and jams. You can find exactly what you're looking for and help Keep Georgetown Spicy.