Things to Do This Month Near Greenville, SC

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Are you looking for things to do this month or even this weekend in Greenville, SC? From concerts to shows to children’s programming, festivals, and free events, there is almost always a great answer when you’re searching for things to do near you, at least there is when you live in South Carolina’s Upstate!

Never be bored and never miss an event your family will love! We’re highlighting some of the coolest, most unique, most interesting, and most popular events this month. But, don’t forget to check out our FULL event calendar for even more amazing options. Here’s what to do this month near Greenville, SC.

Holiday Window Display in Downtown Greenville, SC

For a HUGE list of things to do year-round in the Upstate, don’t miss our Guide to Things to Do in Greenville and Upstate, SC.

What’s happening this month in Greenville, SC?

This article includes:
Things to Do This Weekend in Greenville, SC
Holiday Events Near the Upstate
Theater, Shows, and Sporting Events
Free Things to Do This Month in Greenville, SC
Educational Things to Do and Events
Things to Do With Younger Kids
Our Top Picks: Don’t Miss These Events in Greenville
Travel Highlight

For things to do this month in Spartanburg, SC, see our Monthly Event Guide to Spartanburg, SC.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Greenville, SC

The weekend is about here and you’re ready for some fun in the Upstate. But what’s happening this weekend? We know! Here are some great events happening on the weekends this month. But don’t forget to jump over to our events calendar to see all the amazing things happening today in Greenville.

Multi-Weekend Events In December

Christmas at the Farm, Arran Farm, November 25 – 27 & December 3 – 4, 2022
Winter Wonderland and Santa’s Cabin, December 4th, 11th, 18th, and 24th, 2022
Yuletide Unicorn Festival, Weekends in December through December 23rd, 2022
Christmas Saturdays at the Market, December 3rd, 10th, and 17th, 2022
RMSC Holiday Laser Shows, December 9th, 10th, 16th, and 17th, 2022

December

52nd Annual Holiday Fair, December 1st – 3rd, 2022
BJU Christmas Celebration, December 2nd, 2022
Miracle at Southernside Family Fest, December 3rd, 2022
Greer Christmas Festival, December 3rd, 2022
Old Fashion Radio Play, December 10th, 2022
Kringle Holiday Village, December 10th, 2022
Saturday Market: Holiday Edition, December 10th, 2022
Fountain Inn Merry Market, December 17th, 2022

Looking for more ways to fill your weekend with things to do?

If the scheduled events and festivals aren’t piquing your interest, try these great things to do on the weekend with the family.

Holiday Events Happening This Month

Find everything you need to celebrate the holiday season throughout the month of December with these handy links below! There are parades, Christmas light displays, where to visit Santa, free holiday things to do, and so much more!

Holiday and Christmas Events

Theater, Shows, and Sporting Events

Theatre

Free Things to Do Happening This Month

We love free things to do! The events below happening in the Upstate are all “free” meaning they have no admission charge to attend.

Festival of Trees, Downtown Greenville Hotels, November 18th – December 26th, 2022
Winter Wonderland in Williamston Opening Ceremonies, November 27, 2022
Holiday Crafts at Five Forks Library, November 29, 2022
My First Drive-in Movie: Christmas Edition, November 30, 2022
Carolina Youth Symphony Holiday Concert, Furman, December 4th, 2022
Holiday Open House, Hughes Main Library, December 8th, 2022
Gingerbread House Competition Displays, Greer, December 6th – 16th, 2022
Lollipops Concert: Georgia Music, Hughes Main Library, December 10th, 2022
Polar Express Party, Taylors Branch Library, December 16th, 2022
Kwanzaa at CAAAM, Clemson, December 27th – 29th, 2022

november 2022

mon28nov3:30 pm4:15 pmHoliday Crafts @ Mauldin Branch3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) LibraryPrice::Free

mon28nov6:00 pmCCofSC Christmas Tree Lighting6:00 pm Columbia CollegePrice::Free

tue29nov3:30 pm4:15 pmHoliday Crafts @ Five Forks Branch3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Five Forks LibraryPrice::Free

wed30nov10:00 am11:00 amMy First Drive-In Movie: Christmas Edition @ Fountain Inn Branch10:00 am - 11:00 am Fountain Inn (Kerry Ann Younts Culp) LibraryPrice::Free

wed30nov10:00 am11:00 amStory Time Playdate @ Pelham Road Branch10:00 am - 11:00 am Pelham Road (F. W. Symmes) LibraryPrice::Free

wed30nov3:30 pm4:15 pmHoliday Crafts @ Taylors Branch3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Taylors (Burdette) LibraryPrice::Free

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december 2022

thu01dec6:00 amfri02(dec 2)10:00 amLEO Santa Toy Drive at Bon Secours Wellness Arena6:00 am - 10:00 am (2) Bon Secours Wellness ArenaPrice::Donations of unwrapped toys

thu01dec10:00 am11:00 amBouncing Babies Playdate @ Pelham Road Branch10:00 am - 11:00 am Pelham Road (F. W. Symmes) LibraryPrice::Free

thu01dec10:00 am11:00 amHoliday Crafts @ Fountain Inn Branch10:00 am - 11:00 am Fountain Inn (Kerry Ann Younts Culp) LibraryPrice::Free

thu01dec5:30 pmNeighborhood Night5:30 pm Upcountry History MuseumPrice::Free

thu01dec6:00 pm6:30 pm4th Annual Simpsonville Tree Lighting CeremonyCity of Simpsonville6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Simpsonville City HallPrice::free

thu01dec6:00 pm8:00 pmChristmas in Cayce6:00 pm - 8:00 pm *Location Details In Event DescriptionPrice::Free

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For more free things to do, don’t miss our huge list of Free Things to Do Near Greenville, SC.

Educational Events This Month

Dinosaurs: Land of Ice and Fire, Upcountry History Museum, June 2022 through January 2023
Mini Makers: Blast off to Space, TR Makers Co., November 29th, 2022
World Wonderland, TCMU Greenville, December 10th, 2022
Kwanzaa at CAAAM, Clemson, December 27th – 29th, 2022


We have a full of educational things to do near Greenville that you should definitely check out. Most of those are things to do open seasonally or even year-round. But, there are some great educationally charged festivals, events, and programs that happen throughout the year. Here are some of the great educational events happening this month!

november 2022

tue29nov9:00 am9:45 amMini Makers: Blast Off to Space!Grown-Up & Me Preschool Art & Exploration9:00 am - 9:45 am TR Makers Co.Price::$14.00

tue29nov11:00 am12:00 pmStory Time & MoreThe Children's Museum of The Upstate - Greenville 11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Children's Museum of the Upstate (Greenville)Price::Free with admission

wed30nov11:00 am12:00 pmStory Time & MoreThe Children's Museum of The Upstate - Greenville 11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Children's Museum of the Upstate (Greenville)Price::Free with admission

december 2022

thu01dec9:30 am10:30 amKnee-high Naturalists9:30 am - 10:30 am Lake Conestee Nature PreservePrice::$10.00

thu01dec10:00 am11:00 amBouncing Babies Playdate @ Pelham Road Branch10:00 am - 11:00 am Pelham Road (F. W. Symmes) LibraryPrice::Free

thu01dec11:00 am12:00 pmStory Time & MoreThe Children's Museum of The Upstate - Greenville 11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Children's Museum of the Upstate (Greenville)Price::Free with admission

thu01dec5:30 pmNeighborhood Night5:30 pm Upcountry History MuseumPrice::Free

fri02dec11:00 am12:00 pmStory Time & MoreThe Children's Museum of The Upstate - Greenville 11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Children's Museum of the Upstate (Greenville)Price::Free with admission

fri02dec1:30 pm4:30 pmAfternoon Explorations First Fridays1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Roper Mountain Science CenterPrice::$5 ages 3 and up

Things to Do With Younger Kids

Looking for the best things to do with your toddlers or preschoolers?

Check out our full event calendar for tons of free events at Greenville County Library branches that offer several programs just for younger kids and babies! These events are in the morning, recurring, and occur throughout the month. If you see an event you’re interested in at a library branch, check to see if it is offered throughout the month at your local location.

Our Top Picks: What Not to Miss This Month in Greenville

If the rest of our list is too long, just pick something from this list of our favorite events and things to do happening near Greenville, SC.

Holidays at the Zoo, Select dates December 15th – 30th, 2022
Skating on the Big Ice, Select dates December 19th – 30th, 2022
Greenville Christmas Market at the Grand Bohemian Lodge, Select dates November 25th – January 1st, 2023

52nd Annual Holiday Fair, Greenville Convention Center, December 1st – 3rd, 2022
BJU Christmas Celebration, December 2nd, 2022
World Wonderland, TCMU Greenville, December 10th, 2022
Christmas Inn Our Town, Fountain Inn, December 9th – 17th, 2022
The Nutcracker, The Peace Center, December 9th – 11th, 2022
Kringle Holiday Village, December 10th, 2022

Be sure to check out one of the many fall festivals near Greenville or Spartanburg happening throughout October!

Travel Highlight

Looking for a new adventure? Go somewhere new. See something you’ve never seen. Travel far or stay close to home. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Looking for a cozy winter getaway that isn’t too far from home? Check out these rentals and cabins in WNC and Tennessee that will have you wrapped in a warm blanket holding a cup of hot cocoa in no time!

If you are looking to get away for the upcoming holiday season, check out these festive rentals and cabins to make your holiday vacation even more merry and bright!

Holiday getaways

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