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A Dickens of a Christmas: Spartanburg’s Christmas Celebration is Back in 2023!

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Were you thinking about going to visit A Dickens of a Christmas in Spartanburg? This unique Victorian Christmas festival has carolers, horse-drawn carriages, a festive holiday market, tree lighting, and so much more this year.

This holiday event is worth the drive from Greenville, or wherever you live in the Upstate!

The 2023 Dickens of a Christmas is December 5th, 2023, from 6 to 9 pm.

For more free holiday fun in Spartanburg, check out our Kidding Around Holiday Guide To Free Fun.

Holiday in Spartanburg SC, Christmas Spartanburg SC, a full guide

For more holiday fun, check out the Spartanburg Guide to the Holidays. It’s packed with things to do to get you in the holiday spirit.


The Ultimate Guide to Spring in Spartanburg, SC

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Searching for things to do in spring in Spartanburg? Spring is in the air! The flowers are blooming and the birds are chirping. The kids can play outdoors! Spartanburg comes to life in the spring with family-friendly events, Easter Egg hunts, and more.

If you are looking for ways to have fun with your family this spring in Spartanburg, you’ve come to the right place. Want to play outside? We’ve got it. Want to know about local Easter events? We’ve got the information. Want to know about some day trips for spring break? We’ve got some ideas for those, too.

Here’s a guide to all things spring in Spartanburg. Have fun!

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The March of Dimes: One Family’s Personal Journey

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Looking for a way to give back to the community this spring? The March of Dimes Walks in Greenville and Spartanburg will be in-person, socially distanced, drive thru events and are coming up soon in April. Find out about what this organization does and how you can help!

Originally published in 2016, this piece has been updated with information about the 2021 March of Dimes Walk in Greenville. This year’s events will be on April 30, 2021 in Greenville and on April 16, 2021 in Spartanburg.


Fly High at These Awesome Trampoline Parks in Greenville

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Are you looking for a fun activity for the whole family in or near Greenville? Check out one of Greenville’s trampoline parks! Below you will learn all about the various trampoline parks in Greenville with prices and other information parents need to know.


Spartanburg Methodist College offers a supportive campus community for homeschool students!

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Thank you to Spartanburg Methodist College for sponsoring this article.

Sarah Grace Reed of Boiling Springs, South Carolina, was nervous about attending college until she visited Spartanburg Methodist College. As a homeschooled student, she excelled academically. With so much flexibility in her schedule, she also enjoyed pursuing extracurricular activities like drama and singing. And being active in her church.

Bright, talented and service-oriented, any college would have welcomed Sarah, but after such a tailored education experience at home, she knew she wanted a personalized college experience, too.

When she visited SMC, she immediately fell in love. “I didn’t visit any of the other schools on my list. I knew I’d found the right place,” she says.

Since 1911, Spartanburg Methodist College has helped students like Sarah achieve their college and career goals in a supportive, Christian-based community. With a student body of only 800, your student will receive high-quality instruction in small classes guided by professors and staff who know them well. And with two-year and four-year degree paths, your student will have the flexibility to start and stay here – or transfer to the college of their choice to finish their education.

About Spartanburg Methodist College

Spartanburg Methodist College is a private, two-year college located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Our 110-acre residential campus is home to freshmen and sophomore students only. We provide the first two years of general college education courses and preparation to transfer to colleges and universities for the final two years of a bachelor’s degree.

Why choose SMC?

If your student is considering college, here’s why SMC could be the right place to start:

Students who qualify for the South Carolina LIFE Scholarship attend SMC tuition free. They’ll cover the cost of your student’s tuition, regardless of your family’s income level. Housing, books and fees are not covered in this offer. If your student attends SMC for the first two years of their college education, they could save over $30,000.

Small, supportive campus environment. Home school students thrive in their small classes and enjoy personal attention from professors who are invested in helping them succeed. At large colleges and universities, students take general education classes with hundreds of others in large lecture halls. That doesn’t happen at SMC.

Professors serve as student academic advisors. Your child will work directly with a professor to plan their courses and ensure they are on track to meet their goals. They won’t be left on their own to sink or swim. The first two years of college courses will allow your student to explore their interests and then identify the right college to finish their degree.

Transfer assistance to colleges and universities. 1/3 of all college students transfer to another institution before graduating. Most colleges don’t help their students leave to attend another school. SMC is different: because almost all SMC students transfer after two years, our faculty and staff are focused on assisting your student with transferring to the right college to complete their degree.

Earn a degree in two years. They know that home school students are typically better prepared for college than their peers; however, sometimes life gets in the way of their studies. SMC students who stay for two years and meet the requirements will earn an associate degree. If a financial, emotional or family crisis puts your child’s education on hold, they will still have a college degree to fall back on. A recent employment study showed that workers with associate degrees earned as much as $500,000 more over the course of their career than workers with only a high school diploma.

A Christian-centered education. SMC is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, but we welcome students from all religious and non-religious backgrounds. Chapel services are held weekly (but are not required) and there are a variety of religious activities, clubs and organizations that will help your student stay close to or grow in their faith while at SMC.

Learn more about SMC

1. Visit our website.

2. Attend their Open House on March 17th.

3. Schedule a Campus Tour.

They’d love to hear from you!

Please contact their Admissions Office with questions or to request more information.