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Holiday Events Near Orchard Ridge

The evenings are getting cooler, decorations are starting to appear and everything is peppermint flavored. The holidays are finally here! It’s a busy time of year, but it’s important to slow down and spend quality time with friends, family and neighbors and spread the cheer of the season.

Orchard Ridge residents have plenty to look forward to in the coming weeks. A community-wide Thanksgiving potluck is the perfect opportunity for neighbors to get to know one another and share their family’s favorite dishes. Even more memories are to be had at the Holiday in the Hills event in December. Kids can meet Santa and let him know what’s on their wish list, listen to the stories told by the fireplace and the whole family can sing along with carolers. And throughout the evening, everyone will love the hot chocolate bar and food from Malted Grains.

Even with so much to celebrate at Orchard Ridge, there’s even more going on in the surrounding area. Here’s some of the events going on near Orchard Ridge that we’re most excited about.

Christmas Stroll

For a charming, small-town holiday shopping experience, look no further than the Christmas Stroll in downtown Georgetown. For two days the streets will be filled with vendors selling their hand-crafted goods, antique wares and funky finds. Even the kids will want to tag along to explore Santa’s Village, watch the parade and enjoy dessert while watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas on an extra-large projection screen.

Friday, December 1st from 5 – 9 pm and Saturday, December 2nd from 10 am – 8 pm
Downtown Georgetown
Along Main Street
Georgetown, TX 78626

Old Town Christmas Festival

The Old Town Christmas Festival is a holiday extravaganza that’s sure to be a hit with the whole family. Start off the day by participating in the Rudolph Run 5K or browsing the Christmas Marketplace while the kids burn off some steam with laser tag, a petting zoo, train rides, a giant slide and more. In the afternoon have your picture taken with Santa, watch some school performances and get in some ice skating. Wrap up the evening with s’mores, a parade and the Christmas tree lighting, and you’ve had a day full of holiday cheer.

Saturday, December 2nd from noon – 8pm
Old Town Leander
100 N. Brushy St.
Leander, TX 78641

Liberty Hill Christmas Festival

Just minutes from Orchard Ridge, the Liberty Hill Christmas Festival is one event that shouldn’t be missed. Parents can get a head start on gift shopping while enjoying live music, while the kids visit Santa Claus and write letters to the North Pole. Everyone will enjoy the variety of food trucks serving up tasty treats, and the lighted parade will leave you in awe. For the runners at heart, you can even take part in the Jingle Bell 5K.

Saturday, December 9th from 2 – 9 pm
Lions Foundation Park
355 TX-322 Loop
Liberty Hill, TX 78642

Holiday Classics at the Globe Theatre

Feeling nostalgic? Visit the Globe Theatre to enjoy some of the classic movies of the season. Soak in the timeless atmosphere of the traditional 1930s art-deco style theatre and dress up for an evening date night, or keep it casual and bring the kids along to see one of your long-time favorites. With screenings including National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back in time.

Various times through December
The Globe Theatre
132 Vaughan St.
Bertram, TX 78605

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