There are many beautiful ways to experience the holiday season with your family in Greenville, SC. Our restaurants and breweries are second to none, and of course you can always go out and support the Road Warriors, Greenville’s own local hockey team.
To make sure you’re in the know for the top special events this year, we have a compiled a short list of some special things you might want to check out with your family.
Under the artistic vision of Vlada Kysselova, International Ballet brings this holiday classic to life every winter, showcasing the talent of dancers from all over the Upstate to the grand score of Tchaikovsky, performed for the first time this year with the Carolina Youth Symphony! Join young Clara in her holiday adventure as she helps her toy Nutcracker defeat an evil Mouse King, watches his transformation into a Prince amidst a flurry of beautiful snowflakes, and journeys with him to the Land of the Sweets.
‘Tis the season to be jolly! Come spend your morning with the jolliest elf of all, Santa Claus. He is taking a break from his busy schedule to stop by The Children’s Museum of the Upstate for a play day. Bring the whole family to see the big man himself while you enjoy breakfast, crafts and songs. Don’t forget to get your picture with Santa and tell him what you are wishing for this holiday season. Mark your calendars now. Tickets are $20 per person for members, $24 for non-member children and $25 for non-member adults.
The Herdman kids are known as the rowdiest, most awful kids in the history of the world… so what do you think happens when they are cast in the annual Christmas pageant? The whole town is horrified, but the spirit of the season comes alive in the Herdmans, making this pageant the best one yet!
The City of Greenville sponsors Greenville’s favorite tradition, the Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade. For more than 20 years, the parade has signaled the start of the Christmas season in Greenville. Each year the parade attracts thousands of visitors downtown to view the holiday floats and activities.
Are you ready for some magic and holiday excitement with lights, and stars, and Santa? Consider a visit to Roper Mountain Holiday Lights. 2014 marks the 23rd year of this great event which has become an upstate tradition for many families. Open from Thanksgiving night through December 30, Roper Mountain Holiday Lights will entertain you no matter your age!
Each year, the St. Francis Foundation celebrates the holiday season with the Greenville community and area visitors through the St. Francis Festival of Trees. Celebrated for over 20 years, this event offers holiday magic and many surprises! Enjoy the beauty of the season! Locally sponsored trees will be on display throughout downtown.
Plan to drop in and enjoy some Victorian treats, Dickens’ stories, a Christmas Scavenger Hunt for kids, and holiday cheer including a special holiday sale in the Gift Shop—all for the entire family! This year, Story Teller Tim Lowry will perform favorite characters and excerpts from Dickens’ story, A Christmas Carol. Lowry has performed in well over 5,000 schools and been featured at Piccolo Spoleto Festival, South Carolina Storyfest, the North Carolina Storytelling Festival, Patchwork Storytelling Festival, and the Connecticut Storytelling Festival.