Holiday Events In and Around Greenville, SC

November 27, 2018

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday have all come and gone. The holidays are officially on! You can hang your decorations without getting shamed. When you’re ready to shake off the ho-ho-hum and squash the humbug, here are some holiday events in and around Greenville, SC, courtesy of the festive elves at Cothran Homes. Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown! November 3, 2018-February 10, 2019, Upcountry History Museum See how the Peanuts’ 1965 holiday classic came to be and how the hapless Charlie Brown learned the true meaning of Christmas. This traveling exhibition is here in Greenville at the right time of year. United Community Bank Ice on Main November 16, 2018-January 15, 2019, Village Green Spend an afternoon or evening skating on the open-air rink on Greenville’s Village Green. Skate rentals are included. Holiday Traditions Exhibition November 23-December 31, 2018, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate Take your children back to a simpler time, long before electronics, and see how the holidays were celebrated. Kids can also write and drop off a letter to Santa at The North Pole mailbox. A Christmas Carol November 24-December 22, 2018, The Academy of Arts Logos Theatre, Taylors What’s Christmas without Scrooge? Watch the miser’s journey from penny-pincher to generous soul in this musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. 48th Annual Holiday Fair Greenville November 29-December 1,2018, Greenville Convention Center With more than 300 crafters and artisans displaying their work, you’re sure to find the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift (and maybe a few for yourself). It gets better and better every year! Christmas in the Park November 30, 2018, Trailblazer Park Spend a magical evening at the park in Travelers Rest. From 5-7 p.m., take a free ride on the Polar Express, although you might not end up at The North Pole. Free hot chocolate, festive music, and photos with Santa are sure to perk up your spirits. Greenville Symphony Orchestra: Holiday At Peace November 30-December 2, 2018, The Peace Center Sit back and experience the musical artistry of the GSO. This year, they’re joined for their holiday concert by James Torme, son of the legendary jazz vocalist, Mel Torme. Mauldin’s 12 Days of Christmas November 30-December 11, 2018, Mauldin Cultural Center Every day, experience a different activity, like breakfast with Santa, holiday carving class, a bell ringing concert, holiday market, and painting and cocoa night for the whole family. Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade December 1, 2018, Downtown Greenville From 6 to 7:30 p.m., the streets are filled with festive floats—including Santa’s—as the parade travels down Main Street to the delight of thousands of spectators. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever December 1-9, 2018, Gunter Theatre When the rowdy, raucous Herdman kids are cast in the annual holiday pageant, the town fears the worst. This lively performance of the South Carolina Children’s Theatre is perfect for the whole family. St. Francis Festival of Trees December 3-31, 2018, Greenville For the 33rd year, the St. Francis Foundation celebrates the season in splendor. The trees and entrances to four downtown Greenville hotels become a nightly spectacle worth strolling through. Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve December 7, 2018, Bon Secours Wellness Arena This multi-sensory extravaganza is a feast for the senses! For two shows only, the TSO presents the timeless story of a runaway who finds her way into a mysterious, abandoned theater. Buy your tickets early because it’s sure to sell out fast! The Very Merry Local Christmas Market December 8, Trailblazer Park Storytellers, musicians, food trucks, crafters, artists, and, of course, Santa Claus are coming to Travelers Rest for an afternoon of holiday fun. We hope you’ll find your way out into the community to experience the spirit of the season with family, friends, and neighbors. Greenville is a  friendly and thriving city with so much to offer. When you’re ready to make this area your home, talk to us at Cothran Homes. Our communities of energy-efficient, single-family homes and townhomes will bring you home to the perfect place!

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