Here is Georgetown, TX – our new home town.
This is the Courthouse on the Square that was refurbished in the early 2000’s. I don’t have any history on the courthouse at this time, but later in the month we will be going on a tour, and I will hopefully will be able to share more details with you. The Courthouse is surrounded by a lovely square that has a nice variety of shops and restaurants. The library is nearby and there are some nice parks and walking trails also nearby. It is Christmas time in Georgetown. The next few photos will show it getting darker than there will be the Christmas lights.
On the Friday of Thanksgiving weekend we visited downtown to listen to the Carolers and wait for the lighting of the town, it was all very nice and quaint. The town is lit up very nice and it’s a nice Square to take a walk around, even if you don’t shop. Last Friday the shops were open late and most shops offered some tasty treat to savor while you looked at their merchandise. Next weekend they are having some type of Christmas Fair on the Square and looking forward to that. As I mentioned in one of my earliest blogs we love small Texas towns with the old courthouses. Texas has done a great job investing in these wonderful structures to preserve them. Although Georgetown has all the “new stuff” – strip malls, shopping, etc… it’s the core of the historic old town that keeps attracting me. Please enjoy the remaining photos.
As all good small Texas towns have, yes there is a winery on the Square. We considered part of the Hill Country and we are surrounded by small Texas award-winning wineries.
This is on our list of “to do’s”. This is an old movie house converted to a theater. New Braunfels has one also and it was always on our “to do” list. This time we will be going there to see a play in 2013, one more of those small items that need to be accomplished.
One of the local stores on the Square – their windows were done up so nice, it was like a Vintage Toy Store, only available in small towns!
Courthouse once the sun goes down and the lights go on. All 4 sides are decorated.
One of the streets on the Square all done up with the lights and the stores open for business.
The Courthouse has a real cool dome that is lit up green for the Holidays. You don’t realize until you’re driving around Georgetown but this area, the downtown historic district, sits on quite a high hill, you can see this for miles around.
Well, that concludes today’s tour of Christmas in Georgetown. Promise I’ll have more for you soon. Hope you’re having fun traveling down your Christmas roads and making your wonderful memories. Until next time, drive carefully on your road you are traveling……………..