On Friday, November 29, 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 Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell and Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross as we help Santa countdown and flip on the holiday lights on The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas! Williamson County Brown Santa will offer pictures with Santa inside the courthouse following the lighting for a donation to Brown Santa. The downtown shops will be open late, so plan to get in some unique holiday shopping. This is a free event. The downtown holiday lights will come on every evening around 5:30 p.m. through December 31.
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will make a stop in Georgetown on November 17 on its way to Washington, D.C., from Carson National Forest in New Mexico. The tree will be parked on Main Street between Seventh and Eighth streets in front of the historic County Courthouse from 4-5 p.m. To celebrate, the City is hosting U.S. Capitol Tree Day in Georgetown on the Square from 2-5 p.m. During the event, visitors will be able to meet Santa Claus and his two reindeer with his antique sleigh, participate in children’s crafts, and purchase U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree merchandise and Georgetown collectible ornaments.
Williamson County offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. County offices will resume operations on Monday, December 2, 2019. The Commissioners Court meeting that is usually held on Tuesdays will not be held on December 3. The next Commissioners Court meeting following the holiday will be Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
The office of Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 at 211 W. Sixth St. in Taylor will be closed for staff training November 18 to 22, 2019. The office is closed to the public on Wednesdays. While the office is closed, people who want to make payments on their cases can continue to pay online, mail their payments and use the court’s drop box on the north side of the building at 211 W. Sixth St. in Taylor.
Early voting for the November 5, 2019, General Election begins on Monday, October 21. Early voting is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday, October 21, through Wednesday, October 30. There is no voting on Sunday. Early voting continues Thursday, October 31, and Friday, November 1, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. During early voting, registered voters are allowed to vote at any polling location in Williamson County. The early voting schedule is posted on the Elections website at www.wilco.org/elections .