Pettigru Place Bed & Breakfast

White Adirondack chairs with gray cushions surrounding stone fire table in English garden.

January Innside Scoop of Fun Things to Do in Greenville S.C.


Baby its cold outside and I am looking for a room with a fireplace.


January is a wonderful time of year to visit Greenville and relax from the hustle and bustle of the December Holidays.  You don’t have to wait in line to Ice Skate and the restaurants have plenty of reservations open.  And if you want to relax and enjoy a good book (or nap!) by the fireplace then Pettigru Place Bed and Breakfast is the place to be.

We have two guestrooms with electric fireplaces, a dining room with an electric fireplace for a romantic breakfast, and a fire pit with Adirondack chairs in the garden if you want some fresh air.  We are adding a new electric fireplace to the Brass Giraffe in mid-January so we will have three guestrooms with fireplaces. The electric fireplaces are wonderful with their flickering fire ambiance mode or full fire heat mode when you come in from the outside and need a little more warmth.

January is also a great time to eat at restaurants with a fireplace and there are lots of good ones in Greenville to choose from.  We have links to some of our favorite restaurants with a fireplace with our downtown favorites listed first and our worth the Drive finishing the list.

Wine and beer in front of fire in warm bar.



Soby’s New South Cuisine has always been one of our favorites, with their large stone fireplace they are a happy inclusion to this list.  Warm yourselves up while enjoying fried green tomatoes or shrimp and grits as you watch this bustling restaurant cater to both Greenville regulars and out of town guests. The Grand Bohemian features multiple fireplaces.  You can savor seared scallops with pomegranate molasses at Between the Trees or head to Sip & Bower for small plates and their rare bourbon collection.  Warm fires and beautiful views.  Fabulous rooftop views, specialty cocktails, light menu, and and fire tables for you to sit at are all at Up on the Roof

Worth the Drive

 For over fifty years The Peddler has hosted special occasions.  This unique Greenville original has 4 fireplaces inside of this 100-year-old building surrounded by trees on the north side of town.  Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is located on Woodruff Road.  This American fare steakhouse prides itself on a scratch-made menu and cooking over a hardwood grill.  If you’re looking for more than your average steak dinner, try Saskatoon Lodge.  Of course, they have steak, chicken, and seafood as well as elk, kangaroo, and Ostrich.  They serve a seasonal mix of game at the lodge located on nine beautiful acres.  For a mix of contemporary and rustic visit City Range Steakhouse on Haywood Road.  You can have a delicious romantic dinner (Hello braised short ribs with pimento cheese mash and asparagus!) inside by the fire or share appetizers and a bottle of wine (half-priced on Tuesdays) on the covered patio with the fireside bar.  Haywood mall is home to Grill Marks.  This specialty burger restaurant features multiple fries and freak shakes as well as a live fire to enjoy.  Whistlestop at the American Café, in Travelers Rest has plenty of railroad memorabilia as well as a rustic fireplace.  Their menu ranges from burgers and pizza to catfish and ribs.  And for small bites and cocktails with an in-wall fireplace stop by The Captain at Hotel Harness.  Built from reclaimed barn wood, you will certainly feel cozy. 

Now that we’ve set the scene with some fabulous dinner and drink recommendations, let’s see what other fun things there are to do this January.



Recurring Events  


The Toasty Farmers Market brings freshly harvested produce, handmade goods, and local art to downtown Greenville weekly on Saturdays November 11-March 30th. Fireforge Crafted Beer – 311 E Washington and Irvine Street, just an easy 6 blocks walk from the Bed & Breakfast


January 2024 Event Calendar


 January 1 – 7

Champagne being poured.

January 1 –  Warehouse at Vaughn’s, Simpsonville SC – New Years Day Champagne 5K – ok, usually there has to be a pretty big bear chasing me to get me running anywhere, but knowing there’s champagne waiting for me at the end?  Now that’s some training I’m up for! 


January 1 – 7   United Community Ice on Main is an open outdoor ice skating rink in the heart of downtown Greenville, South Carolina. This year, this winter tradition and favorite activity of many in the Upstate is open from November 15, 2023 to January 15, 2024. Located at Village Green near the Courtyard Marriott, you’ll truly be skating in a winter wonderland when you come skate with us! The rink is open 7 days a week, excluding Christmas Day.  Click here for the Ice on Main Facebook page for up to date information on skate times and availability.


January 5 – January 7 – Greenville Convention Center – Greenville RV Show Visit SC’s largest RV show, to shop acres of RVs all in one convenient location!  


January 7 – Hyatt Regency, Downtown Greenville – Upstate Wedding Festival  Did your Christmas include “the” ring?  Ready to plan the perfect for you wedding?  Then, you should visit the Upstate Wedding Festival, where they plan to have everything you need to create the event of your dreams.  Attractions will include tons of prizes, giveaways, gift cards, wedding bands, large displays of mock wedding and reception displays, wedding workshops, trends, and plenty of ideas to make that wedding your own!


January 8 – 14


January 11 – 14 –  All over Greenville – Restaurant Week  Restaurant week is an eleven-day celebration at hundreds of participating restaurants across South Carolina. From fine dining to casual dining, participating restaurants will feature special menu items, promotions and discounts.  Click here to see which restaurants are participating, and what they plan to offer.


January 12 – Peace Center, Gunter Theatre – Redemption/TIME    A new performance work, titled “Redemption/TIME,” brings together acclaimed poet Jimmy Santiago Baca and jazz violin virtuoso Christian Howes in a unique multimedia collaboration The project aims to inspire a new generation through the hard-won life lessons of Santiago-Baca and Howes, and to bring their powerful voices to a wide audience through live performances and streaming services. 7:30 pm


January 13 – 14 – Peace Center Concert Hall  The Greenville Symphony presents Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets    Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high definition, on a giant screen, while a live orchestra performs John Williams’ unforgettable score. Relive every magical moment as the music brings life to a story that has enchanted the world.  Saturday shows at 1:00 and 7:00, Sunday show at 2:00

January 13 – 15 – The Bon Secours Wellness Arena – HBCU MLK Day Unity Invitational Join this four-day celebration of unity, community and collegiate basketball.  The event will commemorate the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., while showcasing 14 basketball teams from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  With teams from Claflin University, Clinton College, Fayetteville State University and Johnson C. Smith University, among others, the tournament will also feature a highly anticipated high school basketball match up and step fest on Sunday.  On Monday, the community are invited to partake in a special MLK Day March to The Well Parade, which will begin at City Hall downtown.

January 13 – 13 Stripes River Lodge and Saluda Outdoor Center – Polar Plunge to freeze out ALS  – Join 13 Stripes and Saluda Outdoor Center for a Polar Plunge in the Saluda River as a fundraiser to help freeze out ALS.  After the plunge, enjoy live music, bonfires, food, beer, and smores kits.  The Plunge proceeds go to benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute and their mission to end ALS.

January 14 – Social Latitude will be turned into a present day jazz club with a 1940’s theme. Nostalgic jazz enthusiasts flock to the popular Crimson Lounge.  Come dressed in period attire (or classy and elegant) to join in on the mayhem that ensues when a Murder Mystery must be solved!

Horned instruments 

January 14- Greer Farmers Market -Brunch Market!  The Greer Farmers Market always has a variety of produce and handmade goods.  Join them from 11am to 2 pm this week where there will be an emphasis on all things brunch.  Along with 40 plus vendors there will be live music and food & beer trucks.

January 15 – 21

January 11 – 14 –  All over Greenville – Restaurant Week  Restaurant week is an eleven-day celebration at hundreds of participating restaurants across South Carolina. From fine dining to casual dining, participating restaurants will feature special menu items, promotions and discounts.  Click here to see which restaurants are participating, and what they plan to offer.



January 16 – The Peace Center Concert Hall – Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo    You don’t need to know plié from a jeté to enjoy Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The company, affectionately known as the Trocks, brings its internationally beloved troupe of male dancers to Greenville to perform a brilliant combination of skillful pointe work and hilarious parodying of classical ballet favorites like Swan Lake. In the nearly 50 years since the company’s founding, it has grown to achieve great appeal among more mainstream audiences who flock to theaters throughout the world to see the prima ballerinas perform. The Trocks are “a guaranteed hoot for people who know nothing of ballet and an absolute must for those who think they know the originals” (Sydney Star Observer). 7:30 pm

January 19- Conestee Nature Preserve Wine Walk – Come for a relaxing stroll through the park after dark with local wine and small bites from 5:30- 8:30.

January 19 – The Radio Room, 110 Poinsett Highway – Trial By Fire, a Journey Tribute Band – Come join your favorite Journey Tribute Band for a night of great Journey music  7:00PM

January 19 – 21 = The Greenville Theatre – Portrait of Aretha, featuring Cece TenealAretha Franklin taught us how to “Think” and demand “Respect…” all while ridin’ on the “Freeway of Love!” In PORTRAIT OF ARETHA, CeCe Teneal honors the legacy of the Queen of Soul with personalized interpretations of both popular and lesser-known songs from this 18-Grammy-Award-winning icon’s 50-year career.  Shows Friday and Saturday at 8:00PM, Sunday at 3:00PM

January 20 – Taylors First Baptist Church is hosting contemporary music legend Sandi Patty.  Winner of Grammys, Billboards Music Awards, and multiple platinum albums, Sandy will lead everyone in praise and worship with her beautiful voice. 


January 20 – 21 – The Peace Center Concert Hall – The Greenville Symphony welcomes guest Conductor Janna Hymes and Cellist Joshua Roman in Tales of Transformation  Program includes: Adam Schoenberg: Bounce, Camille Sait-Saens: Cello Concerto No.1, Maurice Ravel: Ma mere l’oye (Mother Goose Suite), and Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber.  Show begins Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 2:00


January 19 – January 21 – The SC Children’s Theatre presents, The Watsons Go To Birmingham  The story of a fictional family on a seemingly mundane visit to Burmingham during the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing.  This small cast play has both humor and terror as these young brothers struggle.  Friday at 7:00PM, Saturday at 10:30AM and 2:00PM, and Sunday at 2:00 and 4:30PM


January 22 – 28

January 19 – January 21 – The SC Children’s Theatre presents, The Watsons Go To Birmingham  The story of a fictional family on a seemingly mundane visit to Burmingham during the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing.  This small cast play has both humor and terror as these young brothers struggle.  Saturday at 10:30AM and 2:00PM, and Sunday at 2:00PM

January 23 – 28 – The Peace Center’s Broadway Series presents Company    A revelatory new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s groundbreaking musical comedy, at once boldly sophisticated, deeply insightful, and downright hilarious.  It’s Bobbie’s 35th birthday party, and all her friends keep asking, Why isn’t she married? Why can’t she find the right man and isn’t it time to settle down and start a family? As Bobbie searches for answers, she discovers why being single, being married, and being alive in the 21st-century could drive a person crazy.  Shows Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30, Friday at 8:00, Saturday at 2:00 and 8:00, and Sunday at 1:00 and 6:30


January 25 – 28 – Centerstage Greenville presents August Wilson’s Fences    Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball.  While society is changing, has the change come too late for Troy?  Shows Thursday – Saturday at 8:00, and Sunday at 3:00 


January 25 – 28 – The Greenville Convention Center – The Upstate SC Boat Show  Leave the world in your wake at the 54th Annual Upstate SC Boat Show.  The show will host the latest models of boats including: Fishing, Pontoon, Speed, Ski, Cruisers, and Personal Watercraft.  Additionally, you’ll find boating accessories and everything that you need to start the season off right!


January 26 & 27 – Bon Secours Wellness Arena – PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour will be back at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in a man versus beast showdown.  These riders will be trying to rank in first in this unprecedented bull riding season.

Professional bull rider


January 29 – 31


January 30 – The Peace Center Concert Hall Lucinda Williams and Her Band  This multi-Grammy-winning songwriter has recently been inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame, and a Grammy Week tribute at the Troubadour, with her songs performed by a diversity of Americana artists.  The show begins at 7:30PM

January 30 – The Southern Growl –  Beer Dinner  Indulge in a delectable five-course culinary journey curated by our kitchen manager, Travis Oneal, and team, complemented by a selection of expertly paired beers handpicked by the renowned Founder & Advanced Cicerone® Matt Bowes and Advanced Cicerone® Josh Waycaster.  6:30PM


We would love to have you stay in one of our rooms (with a fireplace!) this month.  Book below or give us a call.  Either way, Stay Toasty!

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