December Events

WEEK 1

December 1 - 4

December 1 - 31:   Ice on Main returns! Bring your family and friends for a spin in the heart of downtown Greenville at the Courtyard Marriott on Main Street, an open-air ice skating rink, the only one of its kind in Upstate South Carolina. Enjoy eight full weeks of skating excitement.  Hours vary.

  

December 1 - 28:  Enjoy the festive holiday tree displays sponsored by local area businesses, designers, and florists at the downtown Hyatt Regency Downtown, the Courtyard Marriott Downtown and the Hampton Inn & Suites RiverPlace  as part of the St. Francis Holiday Festival of Trees.

 

December 1 - 30:  Drive through the tunnel of lights, up candy cane lane, and by dozens of light displays such as Ski Jumping Santa and the Belly Whomping Frosty at the Roper Mountain Holiday Lights. Park your car and visit Winter Wonderland with Santa himself, lighted walking trails, giant holiday greeting cards painted by local students, concessions and more. Enjoy a magical holiday experience!  Proceeds benefit local charities. 

 

December 1 - 3This year’s Holiday Fair is the region’s largest holiday arts, crafts, and gift show. The TD Convention Center, transforms into a winter wonderland offering opportunities to find that one-of-a-kind gift for the Christmas Season. Exhibitors include more than 300 crafters and commercial vendors from 15 states in this three-day award-winning fair. 

 

December 1 - 3: Spend the evening at Cafe and Thensome, Greenville's only dinner theater, for an evening of good food and plenty of laughs.   Join your favorite redneck thespians each week Wednesdays - Saturdays. Dinner seating starts at 6:30 PM with the show at 8:30 PM.  Reservations are suggested.

 

December 1 - 12:  The Makers Collective of Greenville presents Twelve Days of Handmade Christmas at this years Holiday Pop Up Shop.   Located at the Methodical Coffee roasting facility, this pop up shop will feature the work of 55 artists. For only twelve days, a curated mix of giftable art, home goods, jewelry, and children’s items will be available in conjunction with a Methodical Coffee brew bar (open Sundays). The Pop Up Shop makes it simple for Greenville to buy handmade for the holidays.

 

The Greenville County Museum of Art on exhibit through September 2017:  Wyeth Dynasty - In celebration of the centennial of Andrew Wyeth’s birth, the Museum presents Wyeth Dynasty, a retrospective of Andrew Wyeth’s art complemented by works of his father, N. C., his son Jamie, and his sisters Carolyn and Henriette. More than 80 examples are featured in this exhibition of works by the first family of American painting. Exhibition through September 10, 2017.  Admission is free, the museum is closed on Mondays.

 

December 2:  The first Friday of each month 29 art galleries and venues will be offering local, regional and national talents with First Fridays. A wide range of media will be represented: oils, watercolors, acrylics, pottery, jewelry, glassworks, woodworks, photography, and mixed media. Step out and support our thriving arts community.

 

December 2 - 3:  The Greenville Swamp Rabbit Hockey Team  takes on the South Carolina Stingrays at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.   We are a five minute, one block walk from the Arena.  Puck drops at 7:00 PM.

  

December 3 The spirit of the season shines bright on downtown Greenville when adults and children line the streets to watch the Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade, an annual holiday spectacular. The parade presents more than 80 entries featuring floats, marching bands, dancers and Santa himself - all illuminated by festive holiday lights. 6:30 - 8:00 PM. 

 

 

December 3:   Celebrate Greenville's exciting new craft-beer renaissance by joining a certified beer expert with The Brewery Experience,  now offering fun, educational driving tours, with guided tastings, to Greenville's most unique breweries. There are two public tours on Saturdays from which to choose.  On Afternoon Delight, from 11:15 am - 3:00 pm enjoy some of the '70s most feel-good tunes en route to the breweries, where you'll meet owners, learn about beer and taste the result of their hard work.  The Twilight Tour, 3:30 - 7:15,  is a four-stop tour, which starts at Greenville’s newest and most unique brewery, Upstate Craft Beer Co., and continues with stops at Thomas Creek, and Brewery 85. Each has its own unique setting, vibe, brew set-up and beer. Soak it all up with a fun and educational Experience.  The price includes all beer samples at each brewery, snacks and bottled water, plus a pint glass and plenty of insider beer knowledge to take home! Reservations are required.

 

December 4:  The Greenville Swamp Rabbit Hockey Team  takes on the Atlanta Gladiators at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.   We are a five minute, one block walk from the Arena.  Puck drops at 3:00 PM

 

 

WEEK 2

December 5 - 11 

December 1 - 31:   Ice on Main returns! Bring your family and friends for a spin in the heart of downtown Greenville at the Courtyard Marriott on Main Street, an open-air ice skating rink, the only one of its kind in Upstate South Carolina. Enjoy eight full weeks of skating excitement.  Hours vary. 

  

December 1 - 28: Enjoy the festive holiday tree displays sponsored by local area businesses, designers, and florists at the downtown Hyatt Regency Downtown, the Courtyard Marriott Downtown and the Hampton Inn & Suites RiverPlace  as part of the St. Francis Holiday Festival of Trees.

  

December 1 - 30:  Drive through the tunnel of lights, up candy cane lane, and by dozens of light displays such as Ski Jumping Santa and the Belly Whomping Frosty at the Roper Mountain Holiday Lights. Park your car and visit Winter Wonderland with Santa himself, lighted walking trails, giant holiday greeting cards painted by local students, concessions and more. Enjoy a magical holiday experience!

 

December 1 - 12:  The Makers Collective of Greenville presents Twelve Days of Handmade Christmas at this years Holiday Pop Up Shop.   Located at the Methodical Coffee roasting facility, this pop up shop will feature the work of 55 artists. For only twelve days, a curated mix of giftable art, home goods, jewelry, and children’s items will be available in conjunction with a Methodical Coffee brew bar (open Sundays). The Pop Up Shop makes it simple for Greenville to buy handmade for the holidays.  

 

The Greenville County Museum of Art on exhibit through September 2017:  Wyeth Dynasty - In celebration of the centennial of Andrew Wyeth’s birth, the Museum presents Wyeth Dynasty, a retrospective of Andrew Wyeth’s art complemented by works of his father, N. C., his son Jamie, and his sisters Carolyn and Henriette. More than 80 examples are featured in this exhibition of works by the first family of American painting. Exhibition through September 10, 2017.  Admission is free, the museum is closed on Mondays.  

 

December 7-10:  Spend the evening at Cafe and Thensome, Greenville's only dinner theater, for an evening of good food and plenty of laughs.   Join your favorite redneck thespians each week Wednesdays - Saturdays. Dinner seating starts at 6:30 pm with the show at 8:30 pm.  Reservations are suggested.

 

December 7:   Spice up your work week with a Hump Day Getaway brewery tour by  The Brewery Experience!  Your tour begins at Greenville’s newest and most unique brewery, Upstate Craft Beer Co., then rolls on with stops at Thomas Creek, Brewery 85 or Quest Brewing. Each has its own unique setting, vibe, brew set-up and beer. Soak it all up with a fun and educational Experience. Price includes all beer samples at each brewery, snacks and bottled water, plus a pint glass and plenty of insider beer knowledge to take home!  The Hump Day Getaway happens each Wednesday from 2:30 - 6:15.  Reservations are required.

 

December 6 & 8:  The Greenville Swamp Rabbit Hockey Team  takes on the Orlando Solar Bears at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.  We are a one block, five minute walk from the Arena.   The Puck drops at 7:00 PM.

 

December 8 - 11:  The Greenville Little Theatre presents Miracle on 34th Street the beloved holiday tale by Valentine Davies, made famous by the classic movie, is brought to life on the stage by the uplifting music of the Music Man himself, Meredith Willson.  Rediscover your childhood and restore your faith in miracles in this fun-filled musical classic for the whole family.  Shows the 8 - 10th at 8:00 PM, Show on the 11th at 3:00 PM.

 

December 8 - 11:  What's a holiday without family hijinx?  It’s Christmas in Ohio, and a young couple wants to await the birth of their soon-to-be adopted child in peace. But as their funny and fearsome relatives converge on the hospital waiting room, the holiday becomes a free-for-all.  Centerstage Theatre presents the heartwarming family comedy, Let Nothing You Dismay.  Shows the 8th - 10th at 8:00 PM, the 11th at 3:00 PM

 

December 8 - 11: Greenville's Warehouse Theatre presents In The Next Room....or, the vibrator play.  A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Ruhl’s comedy is set in the 1880s at the dawn of electricity where an innocent and gentlemanly scientist named Dr. Givings invents a new device to treat hysteria in women and men. It’s called a vibrator. When his latest patient brings her own complicated marriage and sufferings to the Givings’ home, Dr. and Mrs. Givings confront the fragility of their own union and discover the truth depths of real love. Shows 8 - 10 at 8:00 PM, show on the 11th at 3:00 PM.

 

December 10:  Celebrate Greenville's exciting new craft-beer renaissance by joining a certified beer expert with The Brewery Experience,  now offering fun, educational driving tours, with guided tastings, to Greenville's most unique breweries. There are two public tours on Saturdays from which to choose.  On Afternoon Delight, from 11:15 am - 3:00 pm enjoy some of the '70s most feel-good tunes en route to the breweries, where you'll meet owners, learn about beer and taste the result of their hard work.  The Twilight Tour, 3:30 - 7:15,  is a four-stop tour, which starts at Greenville’s newest and most unique brewery, Upstate Craft Beer Co., and continues with stops at Thomas Creek, and Brewery 85. Each has its own unique setting, vibe, brew set-up and beer. Soak it all up with a fun and educational Experience.  The price includes all beer samples at each brewery, snacks and bottled water, plus a pint glass and plenty of insider beer knowledge to take home!  Reservations are required.

 

WEEK 3

December 12 - 18

 

December 1 - 31:   Ice on Main returns! Bring your family and friends for a spin in the heart of downtown Greenville at the Courtyard Marriott on Main Street, an open-air ice skating rink, the only one of its kind in Upstate South Carolina. Enjoy eight full weeks of skating excitement.  Hours vary.

 

 

December 1 - 28:  Enjoy the festive holiday tree displays sponsored by local area businesses, designers, and florists at the downtown Hyatt Regency Downtown, the Courtyard Marriott Downtown and the Hampton Inn & Suites RiverPlace  as part of the St. Francis Holiday Festival of Trees.

  

December 1 - 30:  Drive through the tunnel of lights, up candy cane lane, and by dozens of light displays such as Ski Jumping Santa and the Belly Whomping Frosty at the Roper Mountain Holiday Lights. Park your car and visit Winter Wonderland with Santa himself, lighted walking trails, giant holiday greeting cards painted by local students, concessions and more. Enjoy a magical holiday experience!

  

The Greenville County Museum of Art on exhibit through September 2017:  Wyeth Dynasty - In celebration of the centennial of Andrew Wyeth’s birth, the Museum presents Wyeth Dynasty, a retrospective of Andrew Wyeth’s art complemented by works of his father, N. C., his son Jamie, and his sisters Carolyn and Henriette. More than 80 examples are featured in this exhibition of works by the first family of American painting. Exhibition through September 10, 2017.  Admission is free, the museum is closed on Mondays.  

 

December 13:  The Greenville Swamp Rabbit Hockey Team  takes on the Atlanta Gladiators at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.  We are a one block, five minute walk from the Arena.   The Puck drops at 7:00 PM.

  

December 14 - 17:  Spend the evening at Cafe and Thensome, Greenville's only dinner theater, for an evening of good food and plenty of laughs.   Join your favorite redneck thespians each week Wednesdays - Saturdays. Dinner seating starts at 6:30 pm with the show at 8:30 pm.  Reservations are suggested.

 

December 14:   Spice up your work week with a Hump Day Getaway brewery tour by  The Brewery Experience!  Your tour begins at Greenville’s newest and most unique brewery, Upstate Craft Beer Co., then rolls on with stops at Thomas Creek, Brewery 85 or Quest Brewing. Each has its own unique setting, vibe, brew set-up and beer. Soak it all up with a fun and educational Experience. Price includes all beer samples at each brewery, snacks and bottled water, plus a pint glass and plenty of insider beer knowledge to take home!  The Hump Day Getaway happens each Wednesday from 2:30 - 6:15.  Reservations are required.

 

December 14 - 18:   Greenville's Warehouse Theatre presents In The Next Room....or, the vibrator play.  A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Ruhl’s comedy is set in the 1880s at the dawn of electricity where an innocent and gentlemanly scientist named Dr. Givings invents a new device to treat hysteria in women and men. It’s called a vibrator. When his latest patient brings her own complicated marriage and sufferings to the Givings’ home, Dr. and Mrs. Givings confront the fragility of their own union and discover the truth depths of real love. Shows 8 - 10 at 8:00 PM, show on the 11th at 3:00 PM.

 

December 15 - 17:   What's a holiday without family hijinx?  It’s Christmas in Ohio, and a young couple wants to await the birth of their soon-to-be adopted child in peace. But as their funny and fearsome relatives converge on the hospital waiting room, the holiday becomes a free-for-allCenterstage Theatre presents the heartwarming family comedy, Let Nothing You DismayShows the 8th - 10th at 8:00 PM, the 11th at 3:00 PM

 

December 15 - 18:   The Greenville Little Theatre presents Miracle on 34th Street the beloved holiday tale by Valentine Davies, made famous by the classic movie, is brought to life on the stage by the uplifting music of the Music Man himself, Meredith Willson.  Rediscover your childhood and restore your faith in miracles in this fun-filled musical classic for the whole family.  Shows the 8 - 10th at 8:00 PM, Show on the 11th at 3:00 PM.

 

December 15 - 16:    The Greenville Swamp Rabbit Hockey Team  takes on the Reading Royals at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.  We are a one block, five minute walk from the Arena.   The Puck drops at 7:00 PM.

  

December 16 - 18Holiday at Peace with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.  Celebrate the holiday season with our most popular Greenville Pops® concert where music and merriment abound!  Headlining this year’s concert is the dynamic and versatile Broadway actress, singer, dancer and comedienne, Rachel York.  Appearances from International Ballet, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and our audience sing-a-long all return in the quintessential yuletide tradition perfect for the entire family.   Shows on the 16th and 17th at 7:30 PM, show on the 18th at 3:00 PM.

  

December 17:    Celebrate Greenville's exciting new craft-beer renaissance by joining a certified beer expert with The Brewery Experience,  now offering fun, educational driving tours, with guided tastings, to Greenville's most unique breweries. There are two public tours on Saturdays from which to choose.  On Afternoon Delight, from 11:15 am - 3:00 pm enjoy some of the '70s most feel-good tunes en route to the breweries, where you'll meet owners, learn about beer and taste the result of their hard work.  The Twilight Tour, 3:30 - 7:15,  is a four-stop tour, which starts at Greenville’s newest and most unique brewery, Upstate Craft Beer Co., and continues with stops at Thomas Creek, and Brewery 85. Each has its own unique setting, vibe, brew set-up and beer. Soak it all up with a fun and educational Experience.  The price includes all beer samples at each brewery, snacks and bottled water, plus a pint glass and plenty of insider beer knowledge to take home!  Reservations are required.

 

WEEK 4

December 19 - 25

 

December 1 - 31:   Ice on Main returns! Bring your family and friends for a spin in the heart of downtown Greenville at the Courtyard Marriott on Main Street, an open-air ice skating rink, the only one of its kind in Upstate South Carolina. Enjoy eight full weeks of skating excitement.  Hours vary. 

 

December 1 - 28:  Enjoy the festive holiday tree displays sponsored by local area businesses, designers, and florists at the downtown Hyatt Regency Downtown, the Courtyard Marriott Downtown and the Hampton Inn & Suites RiverPlace  as part of the St. Francis Holiday Festival of Trees.

  

December 1 - 30:  Drive through the tunnel of lights, up candy cane lane, and by dozens of light displays such as Ski Jumping Santa and the Belly Whomping Frosty at the Roper Mountain Holiday Lights. Park your car and visit Winter Wonderland with Santa himself, lighted walking trails, giant holiday greeting cards painted by local students, concessions and more. Enjoy a magical holiday experience!

  

The Greenville County Museum of Art on exhibit through September 2017:  Wyeth Dynasty - In celebration of the centennial of Andrew Wyeth’s birth, the Museum presents Wyeth Dynasty, a retrospective of Andrew Wyeth’s art complemented by works of his father, N. C., his son Jamie, and his sisters Carolyn and Henriette. More than 80 examples are featured in this exhibition of works by the first family of American painting. Exhibition through September 10, 2017.  Admission is free, the museum is closed on Mondays. 

 

December 21: The Greenville Swamp Rabbit Hockey Team  takes on the Norfolk Admirals at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.  We are a one block, five minute walk from the Arena.   The Puck drops at 7:00 PM.

  

December 21 - 24: Spend the evening at Cafe and Thensome, Greenville's only dinner theater, for an evening of good food and plenty of laughs.   Join your favorite redneck thespians each week Wednesdays - Saturdays. Dinner seating starts at 6:30 pm with the show at 8:30 pm.  Reservations are suggested.

 

December 21:   Spice up your work week with a Hump Day Getaway brewery tour by  The Brewery Experience!  Your tour begins at Greenville’s newest and most unique brewery, Upstate Craft Beer Co., then rolls on with stops at Thomas Creek, Brewery 85 or Quest Brewing. Each has its own unique setting, vibe, brew set-up and beer. Soak it all up with a fun and educational Experience. Price includes all beer samples at each brewery, snacks and bottled water, plus a pint glass and plenty of insider beer knowledge to take home!  The Hump Day Getaway happens each Wednesday from 2:30 - 6:15.  Reservations are required.

 

Week 5

December 26 - 31 

December 1 - 30:  Drive through the tunnel of lights, up candy cane lane, and by dozens of light displays such as Ski Jumping Santa and the Belly Whomping Frosty at the Roper Mountain Holiday Lights. Park your car and visit Winter Wonderland with Santa himself, lighted walking trails, giant holiday greeting cards painted by local students, concessions and more. Enjoy a magical holiday experience! 

 

December 1 - 31Ice on Main returns! Bring your family and friends for a spin in the heart of downtown Greenville at the Courtyard Marriott on Main Street, an open-air ice skating rink, the only one of its kind in Upstate South Carolina. Enjoy eight full weeks of skating excitement.  Hours vary. 


The Greenville County Museum of Art on exhibit through September 2017:  Wyeth Dynasty - In celebration of the centennial of Andrew Wyeth’s birth, the Museum presents Wyeth Dynasty, a retrospective of Andrew Wyeth’s art complemented by works of his father, N. C., his son Jamie, and his sisters Carolyn and Henriette. More than 80 examples are featured in this exhibition of works by the first family of American painting. Exhibition through September 10, 2017.  Admission is free, the museum is closed on Mondays.  

 

December 28:  The Greenville Swamp Rabbit Hockey Team  takes on the South Carolina Stingrays at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.  We are a one block, five minute walk from the Arena.   The Puck drops at 7:00 PM.

 

December 28 - 31:   Spend the evening at Cafe and Thensome, Greenville's only dinner theater, for an evening of good food and plenty of laughs.   Join your favorite redneck thespians each week Wednesdays - Saturdays. Dinner seating starts at 6:30 pm with the show at 8:30 pm.  Reservations are suggested.

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