Holiday Events Near Greenville, SC: 100+ Things to Do to Celebrate the Holidays

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Searching for something to do near Greenville this holiday season? There’s no doubt that the holidays are a very special time of year for our families. With so many special ways to celebrate the season, it can be overwhelming. As fellow parents on Kidding Around Greenville, we want you to have as much time for cheer & fun and as little stress as possible so we have put together a MASSIVE list of holiday & Christmas events and things to do in Greenville for you.


Don’t forget to bookmark this page and check back often. We’ll be updating throughout the holiday season and you won’t want to miss a thing!


While we do our best to offer accurate information, please check with these venues and organizations before visiting to be sure that you have the latest information.

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From curated Christmas tree experiences and holiday markets to theatre and musical showings of Christmas classics, these holiday events throughout Greenville, SC are some of the best the holiday season has to offer! The creators of these events have taken special care to give their guests a truly memorable Christmas experience


Holiday at Peace
Dec 15 – 17, 2023

Gather your family and friends for Greenville’s favorite Christmas spectacular, Holiday at Peace! Greenville Symphony Orchestra features your favorites combined with fresh, new themes. Whether you’re carrying on a yuletide tradition or feeling inspired to start a new one, this concert is the perfect way to get into the spirit of the holidays. Get your tickets today!


If you’re looking for places to see Christmas lights, Santa, parades, or live nativities, check out these other lists dedicated to those popular events. We’ll be updating all these lists as the season continues! 


Holiday Things to Do: Greenville, SC

Kringle Holiday Village is back for its 3rd year at Fluor Field and it’s bigger and better than ever! A weekend of holiday fun, this event has something for everyone – visits with Santa, arts and crafts, balloon art, face painting, magic, inflatable games and rides on the field, and new to this year’s event, a carousel! Holiday market shopping, live music and entertainment and delicious food and drink as well! Tickets are just $12 each!

Season-Long Christmas Events & Holiday Events Near Greenville

Holiday Happenings in Downtown Greenville, special events, and holiday activities happening all season long. These include:

  • Poinsettia Postcards Decorated postcards on display throughout Downtown Greenville plazas
  • Window Wonderland: Decorated holiday window displays in shops along Main Street in Downtown Greenville
  • Ice on Main: Opens on November 15, 2023. The website has a complete list of special events.

Holiday Ice Skating at the Pavilion
Public skate: kids under the age of 12 and seniors (age 55+) can skate for $7.50. Everyone else can skate for $9.50. Skate or walker rental is $4.25.

CountyBank Holiday Ice in Carolina Wren Park– Anderson
On select dates from December 1st 2023 – December 31st, 2023, Enjoy ice skating in the park! Admission is $5 per person ages 7 and older (skates included). Kids 6 and under skate free on the kiddie rink.

Santa’s Sleigh Rides in Downtown Greenville. Booking in advance is highly recommended.

2023 Festival of Trees
Come see the holiday trees on display from November 17th through December 25th, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown and the Courtyard Greenville Downtown.

Fountain Inn’s Christmas Inn Our Town 
Be sure to reserve your carriage ride times early as they often book up. in Fountain Inn (Starts December 7th, 2023)

GSO Holiday at Peace 2023

You’ll be brimming with holiday cheer with Greenville Symphony Orchestra’s annual seasonal celebration, Holiday at Peace Dec 15-17, 2023! Gather your family and friends for Greenville’s favorite Christmas spectacular, which always features your favorites combined with fresh, new themes. Whether you’re carrying on a yuletide tradition or feeling inspired to start a new one, this concert is the perfect way to get into the spirit of the holidays. Get your tickets today!

Night of Lights at Heritage Park
The Night of Lights runs nightly November 20-December 31, 2023. Read our full review for all the details.

Model Train Station
Model Train Station is decked out for Christmas. Visit their Christmas model train display at Taylors Mill, and enjoy several other displays this season. (Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.)

Southernside Brewing
Opens November 20, 2203. All decked out for Christmas with fun events happening all season, visit Southernside Brewing Co for a unique holiday experience!

Yuletide Unicorn Festival with Santa
Enjoy live holiday music, play in a snow machine, and visit with unicorns! at this holiday festival weekends from November 17th, 2023 through December 23rd, 2023. Tickets are $14 per child, $12 per adult, with ages 2 and under being free.

If you’re looking for Winter Camps for kids, our list of Greenville’s Winter Camps.

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Searching for New Years Things to Do? Here’s our Kidding Around Guide to Celebrating New Years with Kids


Winter Break things to do in Greenville, SC

Family Fun Over Winter Break: Have fun with the kids this winter break. We have lots of ideas!


Skating on the big ice in Greenville, SC

Go Skating! We visited and had a blast! So naturally, we have all the information you need plus mom tips for a great day of skating!

Bon Secour Wellness Arena, Skating on the Big Ice


What events should we add to our list? Submit your event online for consideration

You are looking at Holiday Events and things to do in Greenville County, for other counties see:

Still looking for Christmas Things to Do? Gifts to give? Ways to give back? You can find all our best Christmas content in our Holiday Guide to Greenville and the Holiday Things to Do in Spartanburg Guide .

Or, make a drive to Charlotte, NC for more Christmas fun!

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Angela Mathis Frye
7 years ago

Wow! What a wonderful resource for visitors and locals Alike! Thanks so much!

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Shelly Gromer
4 years ago

I noticed part way thru the list the dates went from 2019 to 2018. Are all these events for this year or are half of them from last year?

Admin
4 years ago
Reply to  Shelly Gromer

It’s still being updated. As we find 2019 information, it’s added.

Shelly Gromer
4 years ago

So r all the things labeled 2018 from last year and not available this year? It’s a large portion of the list.
Wondering why they were not taken off the list to save confusion. It seems like most of the list is 2018.

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