December Events

WEEK 1

December 1 - 10

  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.

  

  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.

 

  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. 

 

 This 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 - 17:   Greenville's Warehouse Theatre presents The CakeJen currently lives in New York, but has always dreamed of having her wedding back home. With the date quickly approaching, she journeys home to North Carolina to see Della, her late mother’s best friend and owner of the local bakery. She wants Della to make her wedding cake for her special day. Della is thrilled to make Jen’s wedding cake until she realizes there isn’t just one bride involved in the wedding, but two. It is a play that drives straight to the heart of asking yourself why do you believe the things you believe.

 

December 5 - 17:   It’s Christmas Eve and the outside of Shirley’s house looks like the Blackpool Illuminations. Inside, everything is ready and Shirley is determined to have the perfect Christmas day. But will she be able to keep a lid on family feuds? Will grumpy Nan go too far this year? Will heavily pregnant daughter Donna give birth? And how on earth will Shirley react when her other daughter tells her she has invited a lonely old man to share their Christmas dinner?  Happy Christmas Shirley presented by Centre Stage.

Tuesday, December 5:  Joe Bonamassa at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena “They're calling him the future of blues, but they're wrong - Joe Bonamassa is the present; so fresh and of his time that he almost defines it." - Classic Rock Magazine    “Joe Bonamassa continues to push the boundaries of blues rock. With each new record, he challenges himself to deliver something new, something fresh, and keep things interesting whilst, at the same time, staying true to the roots of blues music.” - National Rock Review

Wednesday, December 6 - Saturday, December 9:  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.

 

  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.

 

Friday, December 1:   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.

 

 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.

  

  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. 

 

 

Wednesday, December 6:    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 7 - 17:  The Greenville Little Theatre welcomes in the Holiday Season with The World's Greatest Detective, in the holiday family favorite, Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Goose.  Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's story "The Blue Carbuncle", this holiday adventure follows Holmes and Dr. Watson as they endeavor to unravel the mystery of the fearsome Shropshire Slasher and the missing Blue Delilah Diamond.  A game of mystery, intrigue, humor, and "fowl" play are afoot in this Christmas case.   Click here for show times and ticket information. 

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 11 - 17

   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. 

  

 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.

  

  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 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.   

 

December 1 - 17:   Greenville's Warehouse Theatre presents The CakeJen currently lives in New York, but has always dreamed of having her wedding back home. With the date quickly approaching, she journeys home to North Carolina to see Della, her late mother’s best friend and owner of the local bakery. She wants Della to make her wedding cake for her special day. Della is thrilled to make Jen’s wedding cake until she realizes there isn’t just one bride involved in the wedding, but two. It is a play that drives straight to the heart of asking yourself why do you believe the things you believe.  

 

December 5 - 17:   It’s Christmas Eve and the outside of Shirley’s house looks like the Blackpool Illuminations. Inside, everything is ready and Shirley is determined to have the perfect Christmas day. But will she be able to keep a lid on family feuds? Will grumpy Nan go too far this year? Will heavily pregnant daughter Donna give birth? And how on earth will Shirley react when her other daughter tells her she has invited a lonely old man to share their Christmas dinner?  Happy Christmas Shirley presented by Centre Stage.  

 

December 7 - 17:  The Greenville Little Theatre welcomes in the Holiday Season with The World's Greatest Detective, in the holiday family favorite, Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Goose.  Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's story "The Blue Carbuncle", this holiday adventure follows Holmes and Dr. Watson as they endeavor to unravel the mystery of the fearsome Shropshire Slasher and the missing Blue Delilah Diamond.  A game of mystery, intrigue, humor, and "fowl" play are afoot in this Christmas case.   Click here for show times and ticket information.   

 

Wednesday, December 13 - Saturday, December 16:   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.

 

Wednesday, December 13:   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.

 

  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.

 

 

Saturday, December 16:   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 18 - 24

 

  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.

 

 

 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.

  

  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 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.

  

Wednesday, December 20 - Saturday, December 23:   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.

 

Wednesday, December 20:   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.

 


 


 


    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.

  

  Holiday 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.

  

Saturday, December 23:   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 25 - 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. 

 

  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.

  

  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 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.

  

 



 

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