Holiday Fun in the Upstate
This weekend marks the official start of the Christmas season in Greenville! Don’t miss the annual Poinsettia Christmas Parade on Saturday, or any of the other family-friendly holiday events throughout the month.
The Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade
December 3, 6-7:30 pm
For more than 75 years, the parade has signaled the start of the Christmas season in Greenville. The route stretches Main Street from Augusta Street to North Street. Make sure you arrive early to get a good spot to see the 90 floats participating! More information is available at http://www.greenvillesc.gov/207/Christmas-Parade.
Ice on Main
Through January 16, 2017
United Community Bank Ice on Main is an open-air ice skating rink located in front of the Courtyard Marriott, in the heart of downtown Greenville. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under and include skate rental. Visit http://www.greenvillesc.gov/345/Hours-Tickets-Location for hours and more information.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
December 2 – 11
The South Carolina Children’s Theatre presents this holiday classic at the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre. Performances are on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Get tickets at http://scchildrenstheatre.org/shop/a-charlie-brown-christmas/.
St. Francis Festival of Trees
December 1 – 28
Enjoy the beauty of the season with trees on display at the Hyatt Regency Downtown, the Courtyard Marriott Downtown, and the Hampton Inn & Suites Riverplace. Admission is free. More information is available at http://stfrancisfoundation.com/event/2016-festival-of-trees/.
Roper Mountain Holiday Lights
November 24 – December 30, 6-10 pm
It’s the 25th anniversary of the lights at Roper Mountain Science Center, which are open nightly from 6-10 pm. There is an admission fee, but all profits help education and local non-profits. Over the past 24 years, the Holiday Lights has given back over $2,400,000 to the Greenville community! More information is available at http://ropermountainholidaylights.com/.