December Events

Peace on Earth Greenville SC

WEEK 1

December 1 - 10

November 17 - January 2018:  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, and open dependent upon temperatures.

  

December 2017  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.

 

Thanksgiving Night - December 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. 

 

Thursday, November 30 - Saturday, December 2:  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.  See website for event times and more information.

 

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.  See website for showtimes.

 

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.

 

Friday, December 1:   The Greenville Swamp Rabbit Hockey Team  takes on the Orlando Solar Bears at the Bon Secours Wellness ArenaWe are a one block, five minute walk from the Arena.   The Puck drops at 7:30 PM.

 

Friday, December 1 - Sunday, December 3:   Don't miss your chance to see internationally acclaimed guest artists Adiarys Almeida and Taras Domitro, who have danced for companies such as San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, and National Ballet of Cuba, star as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince.  Join International Ballet at The Peace Center for this beloved holiday production, with the classic beauty of talented local dancers under Artistic Director Vlada Kysselova, showcasing the traditional story of young Clara and her journey with a toy Nutcracker who comes to life.  Shows Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM

Christmas Stockings Fireplace Greenville SC

 

 Saturday, December 2:  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.

 

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

 

December 5 - 10:   School of Rock is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “An inspiring jolt of energy, joy and mad skillz!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, “Fists of all ages shall be pumping!”  The Peace Center  See website for showtimes.

 

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.  See website for showtimes.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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. 

 

Friday, December 8:  The Greenville Chorale shares the holiday spirit and the joy of Christmas with sights and sounds guaranteed to put a smile on your face and excitement in your soul. Always one of the Upstate’s finest and most anticipated holiday concerts, this evening will thrill the heart with beautiful music from the Chorale – and from the audience as it joins in on the annual sing-along! Show at 7:30 PM at Furman University's  McAlister Auditorium.

 

Friday, December 8:  The Trans-Siberian Orchestra has become a critically acclaimed, multi-platinum, musical powerhouse and a holiday tradition.  The 2017 tour is a completely updated presentation of TSO's unforgettable "Ghosts of Christmas Eve".  Come the the Bon Secours Wellness Arena to join in this unforgettable rock holiday tradition.  Shows at 4:00 and 8:00 PM.  The Arena is a one block, five minute walk from the Bed and Breakfast.

Saturday, December 9:  How many ugly sweaters have you been gifted throughout the years?  Well, Greenville is giving you the perfect opportunity to show yours off!  Join us for Greenville's 1st annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl!  Get that Ugly Sweater, find those tacky holiday pants, and get ready to jingle bell ROCK!  8 downtown bars and pubs are joining to make this a festive annual event.  Your $15.00 - $25.00 ticket includes a Signature Ugly Sweater themed Koozie and Santa Hat, tickets to the registration party, exclusive drink and food specials at participating bars, an Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl Lanyard for bar and giveaway access, and many other giveaways! 12:00 - 8:00 PM

Christmas Pettigru Street Greenville SCWEEK 2

December 11 - 17

November 17 - January 2018:  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, and open dependent upon temperatures.

  

December 2017  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.   

 

Thanksgiving Night - December 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 - 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.  See website for showtimes. 

 

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.  See website for showtimes.  

 

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 ArthuDecember 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.  See website for showtimes. r 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.   

 

Tuesday, December 12:  South Carolina's own NEEDTOBREATHE with their All the Feels Tour, will be at The Peace Center for one night.  Show begins at 8:00 PM.

 

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.

 

December 14 - 15:  The Greenville Swamp Rabbit Hockey Team  takes on the Manchester Monarchs at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.  We are a one block, five minute walk from the Arena.

 

Friday, December 15 - Sunday, December 17:    By popular demand, Broadway star and audience favorite Rachel York returns for the GSO’s most popular Pops concert, Holiday at Peace, in 2017! Everything you love about Holiday at Peace, including the audience sing-a-long, as well as appearances by International Ballet and Santa Claus, will be back in this musical extravaganza along with dazzling performances by the incredibly talented and charming, Ms. York.  Shows Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 3:00 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.

Gourmet Breakfast Greenville SC

 

WEEK 3

December 18 - 24

 

November 17 - January 2018:  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, and open dependent upon temperatures.  

 

December 2017  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.

 

Thanksgiving Night - December 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.

  

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.

 

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

 

 

Friday, December 22 - Saturday, December 23:  Carolina Ballet Theatre proudly presents The Nutcracker: Once Upon A Time in Greenville– a European inspired production that brings all of Clara’s adventures and excitement home to Greenville. Continuing our reinvented holiday classic, the production highlights Victorian societal expectations and prosperity while Clara and her beloved Nutcracker dance their way through the cherished landmarks and stunning scenery of Greenville and into the hearts of the audience. On opening night, Carolina Ballet Theatre has the distinct privilege to host guest artists from internationally renowned ballet companies – Herman Cornejo, Principal at American Ballet Theater and his sister, Erica Cornejo, Principal at Boston Ballet.Additionally, this year CBT has partnered with SC Football Hall of Fame to bring surprise celebrity athletes to the stage, showcasing how athleticism spans from field to stage. Perhaps the sweetest treat for all will be The Meyer Center for Special Children students dancing side by side with our professional dancers.  Showtime Friday at 7:30 PM, and Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30 PM.

 

Friday, December 22:  The Greenville Swamp Rabbit Hockey Team  takes on the Jacksonville Icemen 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 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.

 

 Saturday, December 23:  The Greenville Swamp Rabbit Hockey Team  takes on the South Carolina Stingrays at the Bon Secours Wellness ArenaWe are a one block, five minute walk from the Arena.   The Puck drops at 7:00 PM.

Christmas Pettigru Street Greenville SC

 

WEEK 4

December 25 - 31

 

November 17 - January 2018:  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, and open dependent upon temperatures.  

 

December 2017  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.  

 

Thanksgiving Night - December 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 26 - December 31:   From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything.
On Your Feet! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.  See The Peace Center website for showtimes.

 

Thursday, December 28 - Friday, December 29:  The Greenville Swamp Rabbit Hockey Team  takes on the Brampton Beast at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.  We are a one block, five minute walk from the Arena.   The Puck drops at 7:00 PM

 

Sunday, December 31:   TV’s hottest show is going back on tour across America this winter in Dancing with the Stars: Live! – Light Up the Night. Fans of the show have the opportunity to see the best ballroom dancers in the business perform live in their hometowns. This all-new production showcases ballroom and contemporary dances from ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, including sizzling group numbers, steamy duets and over the top original pieces.  At The Bon Secours Wellness Arena, which is a one block, 5 minute walk from the Bed & Breakfast.  Show starts at 8:00 PM.

 

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