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December PlanAhead: Your December Greenville events calendar

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Happy December, GVL.

It’s beginning to look a lot like quite the festive month, from holiday markets + parades to gingerbread decorating classes. Peep this month’s happenings below. ❄️

Wed., Dec. 1-Sun., Dec.5

Wed., Dec. 1

December Holiday Tea | Wed., Dec. 1 | 3-5 p.m. | Sigal Music Museum | $25 | Enjoy festive refreshments in the Sigal Museum. 🫖

Elf’d Up Pop-Up Bar | Wed., Dec. 1-Fri., Dec. 31 | Multiple times | UP on the Roof | Free entry | UP on the Roof present’s Greenville’s first holiday pop-up bar for the entire month of December.

Holiday Shenanigans with Jef | Wed., Dec. 1-Thurs. Dec. 2 | 4:30 p.m. | South Carolina Children’s Theatre | $12 | Get in the spirit with a festive variety show with Jef Lamdin featuring miming, juggling and clowning.

Ramen in a Jar Meal Prep Event | Wed., Dec. 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Joi Natural Wellness | Free | Bring a friend and meal prep ramen for the week. 🍜

Holiday Elf Making Workshop | Wed., Dec. 1 | 7 p.m. | 13 Stripes Brewery Taylors Mill | $40 | Make your own elf with Hollowed Earth Pottery. 

Christmas at The Grand Holland Estate | Wed., Dec. 1 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 815 Holland Rd., Simpsonville | $35 | Enjoy the evening with loved ones, Christmas music, cash bar and hors d’oeuvres (seating is limited).*

Thurs., Dec. 2

Holiday Fair Greenville | Thurs., Dec. 2-Sat., Dec. 4 | Greenville Convention Center | $7 | Shop a huge variety of vendors for unique holiday gifts. 🎁

Chanukah on Ice | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Ice on Main | $10 | Skate to Chanukah music, light the menorah and enjoy festive treats.

Holidays at Hartness | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 6 p.m. | Hartness Grand Lawn | Free | Light the Grand Lawn christmas tree, hang out with Santa and Mrs. Claus, sip hot cocoa and more.

Peace Voices Introducing Bold | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 5:30 p.m. | Peace Center | Free | Peace Voices presents this keynote discussion with BOLD Leadership Consultants LLC, a group of Black male educational leaders in the Upstate.

Elf: The Musical | Thurs., Dec. 2-Sun., Dec. 5 | Times vary | Greenville Theatre | $40 | Watch Buddy the Elf live on stage in the Greenville Theatre’s adaptation of the holiday film.

Mauldin Beachin’ Christmas | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 6 p.m. | Mauldin Cultural Center | Free entry | Celebrate the season with live music, food trucks, a holiday market, and the annual tree lighting. Lunch & Lit Bookseller Spotlight | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 12 p.m. | Soby’s | $45 | Join M. Judson Booksellers for lunch and hear their reviews on recent releases.

Game Night with Boardwalk Games | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 6-9 p.m. | Wandering Bard Meadery | Free | Prepare for game nights with holiday guests with demos from Boardwalk Games, from classics like Catan to newer games like Disney Villainous. 

The Final Countdown Holiday Rock Show | Thurs., Dec. 2-Sat., Jan. 15 | Times vary | Centre Stage SC | $30.50+ | Local musicians and artists perform a mix of holiday classics and rock hits like “Don’t Stop Believing” and “Vogue.” 🎶 Ⓟ

51st Annual Holiday Fair | Thurs., Dec. 2-Sat., Dec. 4 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Greenville Convention Center, 1 Exposition Dr. | $6+ | Shop with 350+ vendors ranging from Christmas and holiday decor, home and garden, specialty food items, pet supplies, jewelry, and more. 🛍️Ⓟ

ELF: The Musical | Tues., Dec. 2-Sun., Dec. 19 | 8-10:30 p.m. | Greenville Theatre, 444 College St. | $40 | This holiday modern classic comes to life on stage and is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. 🎄*

Fri., Dec. 3

GCCA Holiday Pop-Up Shop | Fri., Dec. 3 | 1-8 p.m. | Greenville Center for Creative Arts | Free admission | Shop ceramics, jewelry, mixed media, seasonal decor and more works created by GCCA members for unique holiday gifts. 🛍

Greer Christmas Tree Lighting | Fri., Dec. 3 | 5-8 p.m. | Greer City Park, 301 Poinsett Circle, Greer, SC 29651 | Free | Light up Greer for the holidays, create holiday crafts, eat s’mores and visit with Santa. 🎄

Tolstories | Fri., Dec. 3-Sat., Dec. 4 | Times vary | The Playhouse Main Stage at Furman University | $5+ | Storyteller Doub Berky brings the transformational story of Russian author Tolstoy to life in this Furman Theatre production.

Furman Basketball vs. College of Charleston | Fri., Dec. 3 | 7 p.m. | Timmons Arena at Furman University | $15+ | Catch an Upstate vs. Lowcountry college hoops game. 🏀

Nelly | Fri., Dec. 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | $46.50 | Catch 3-time Grammy winner Nelly perform live with special guests Jimmie Allen and Harper Grace. 🎶

Zavana Bridal Trunk Show | Fri., Dec. 3-Mon., Dec. 13 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | White Magnolia Bridal Collection Greenville | Free entry | Shop the new Carmen collection at White Magnolia for a limited time. 

Holiday Pop-Up Shop at GCCA | Fri., Dec. 3 | 1-8 p.m. | Greenville Center for Creative Arts, 101 Abney St. | Free | Support Greenville artists while finding original and unique gifts (including ceramics, jewelry, high-quality prints + more) for everyone on your holiday shopping list.  

CBT presents The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville | Fri., Dec. 3-Sun. Dec. 5 | 7:30 p.m. | The Peace Center, 300 South Main St. | Price varies | Considered a must-do for the holiday season, the critically acclaimed production features sets depicting local Greenville scenes and is set to Tchaikovsky’s renowned score. Ⓟ

First Fridays Gallery Crawl | Fri., Dec. 3 | 6-9 p.m. | Locations vary | Navigate Greenville’s visual arts scene, as galleries and venues open their doors to the public. Ⓟ

Sat., Dec. 4 

Holiday Hustle 5k | Sat., Dec. 4 | 9 a.m. | Trailblazer Park | $15+ | The whole family can participate in this holiday themed 5k and kids fun run.

Advanced Mead Making Class | Sat., Dec. 4 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Wandering Bard Meadery | $50 | Learn how to step up your mead-making game with a hands on class, plus discounted lunch and drinks. 

Read With Rescues at Red Bell Run | Sat., Dec. 4 | 1:30-3 p.m. | The Sanctuary at Red Bell Run, 385 Blackwood Rd., Columbus, NC 28722 | Registration required | Children in kindergarten-5th grade are invited to read a book to a miniature horse. 🐴

Holiday Flea | Sat., Dec. 4 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Swamp Rabbit Cafe | Shop unique, local gifts for the holidays. 

Poinsettia Christmas Parade | Sat., Dec. 4 | Main Street | 6 p.m. | Kick off the holidays in Greenville with the Poinsettia Christmas Parade

Greer Farmers Market Christmas Festival | Sat., Dec. 4-Sun., Dec. 5 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Greer City Park | Free | Shop local goods and produce at the Greer Farmers Market. 

Gaither Vocal Band | Sat., Dec. 4 | 7 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | $28+ | Catch a live performance of Gaither Vocal Band’s hits and their latest album, “All Heaven and Nature Sing.”

Easley Scavenger Hunt | Sat., Dec. 4 | 2-5 p.m. | Silos Brewing Co, 122 Folger Ave, Easley, SC 29640 | $80 | Gather a 4-person team to hunt for clues through downtown Easley, drink beer, and support the Pickens County Humane Society. 

Feature Documentary Film: Tipping The Pain Scale | Sat., Dec. 4 | 2:30 p.m. | Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center | Free | Watch this free screening of Greenville filmmaker Tim Grant’s “Tipping The Pain Scale,” a documentary about addiction in communities.

Kids Only Christmas Treats | Sat., Dec. 4 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | The Cook’s Station | $50 | Kids will learn how to make 3 easy holiday themed desserts. 

Sun., Dec. 5 

The Nutcracker Tea | Sun., Dec. 5 | 1:30 and 4 p.m. | The Poinsett Hotel | $45+ | Sip tea and indulge in cakes as you watch a special performance of Nutcracker excerpts by the International Ballet dance company. 🫖

Paint your Pet | Sun., Dec. 5 | 12-2 p.m. | Wandering Bard Meadery | $45 | Paint a portrait of your best furry friend with help from a professional artist while you enjoy food and drinks from Wandering Bard. 🐶

Holiday Open House | Sun., Dec. 5 | 12-5 p.m. | The Cook’s Station | Free | Join the Cook’s Station for giveaways, deals and food samples.

72 Hour Play Festival | Sun., Dec. 5 | 6 p.m. | The Porter Center at Brevard College, 1 Brevard College Dr., Brevard NC 28712 | Free | Brevard College Theatre presents a show created entirely by students from auditions to opening night in just 72 hours. 🎭

Greenville Swamp Rabbits vs. South Carolina Stingrays | Sun., Dec. 5 | 3:05 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | $18 | Cheer on the Greenville Swamp Rabbits against their SC rivals. 🏒

Greenville Jewelry Invitational | Sun., Dec. 5 | 12-5 p.m. | Art Up Studios at Hampton Station, 1320 Hampton Ave. Ext, Greenville, SC 29601 | Free | Shop a wide variety of jewelry made by Greenville artists. 

Carolina Youth Symphony Holiday Concert | Sun., Dec. 5 | 4 p.m. | McAlister Auditorium, 3300 Poinsett Hwy. | $5+ | Young musicians present a Holiday concert featuring classical works by Bizet, Anderson, Tchaikovsky and more. 

Mon., Dec. 6-Sun., Dec. 12

Mon., Dec. 6 

Greenville County GOP Historical Christmas Party | Mon., Dec. 6 | 6:30-10:30 p.m. | The Venue at Falls Park | Free | Celebrate Christmas with a historical party, costumes inspired by 1700-1900 encouraged. 

Holiday Wreath Bread Making | Mon., Dec. 6 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | The Cook’s Station | $30 | Wow your family with your bread skills after this bread wreath making class. 

Winter Cardinal Wine and Design | Mon., Dec. 6 | 6:30 p.m. | Wine & Design | $35 | Paint + sip a cardinal on a pre-traced canvas.

Blue Ridge Ringers present Carol of the Bells | Mon., Dec. 6 | 12 p.m. | Transylvania County Library, 212 S Gaston St., Brevard, NC 28712 | Free | Watch the Blue Ridge Ringers perform holiday classics on 5 octaves of handbells.

Italian Wines of Antinori Tasting Event | Mon., Dec. 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. | The Tasting Room of Travelers Rest | $40 | Taste and learn about the wines of Antori, Italy, paired with authentic Italian pastries from Sweet Bites of Italy. 

Tues., Dec. 7 

Christmas with the Chorale: Handel’s Messiah | Tues., Dec. 7 | 7:30 p.m. | McAlister Auditorium at Furman University | Prices vary | The Greenville Chorale Orchestra and soloists perform “Messiah” by George Frideric Handel, including the iconic “Hallelujah Chorus.” 

Glühwein Party 2021 | Tues., Dec. 7 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Upstate International | $15 | Celebrate the holiday season German-style with authentic snacks, Glühwein, and hot cider. 

Holiday Market | Tues., Dec. 7 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Holly Tree Country Club, 500 Golf Club Dr., Simpsonville, SC 29681 | Free entry | Shop a dozen local vendors in one place, with a fashion show by Millie Lewis at 6:30 p.m. 

Dickens of a Christmas | Tues., Dec. 7 | 6-9 p.m. | Downtown Spartanburg | Free entry | Celebrate Christmas victorian-style in downtown Spartanburg with carolers, carriage rides, ice skating, tree lighting and more.

A Most Magical Holiday Celebration | Tues., Dec. 7 | 5-9 p.m. | The Shops at Greenridge | Free entry | Take pictures with Santa, get some holiday shopping done, and help support Loaves & Fishes at this Elf on the Shelf themed event. 

Wed., Dec. 8 

Greenville Swamp Rabbits vs. Orlando Solar Bears | Wed., Dec. 8 | 7:05 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | $18+ | Watch the Greenville Swamp Rabbits take on the Orlando Solar Bears. 🏒

Pour Pot Paint Workshop Christmas Edition | Wed., Dec. 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Sun and Soil Plant Parlor | $45 | Paint your own pot to take a mini Christmas tree home in. 🎨

Monthly Shooting Event | Wed., Dec. 8 | 10-11 a.m. | Palmetto State Armory | $10+ | Open shooting at Palmetto State Armory with guns for rent.

Fountain Inn Christmas Parade | Wed., Dec. 8 | 5:30 p.m. | Downtown Fountain Inn | Free entry | Bring the whole family for a Christmas parade featuring Santa himself and shop downtown Fountain Inn after.

Pelham Power Hour | Wed., Dec. 8 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | PuroClean of Greer, 417 S. Buncombe Rd., Ste 2, Greer, SC 29650 | Free | Start your day with networking with fellow Upstate businessmen and women. 

Thurs., Dec. 9 

Sparkles and Spirits Christmas Party | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 6-9 p.m. | Courtyard by Marriott Clemson, 201 Canoy Ln., Clemson, SC 29631 | Break out your best holiday cocktail attire for a sparkling night of dancing, music, and a silent auction presented by the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce. 🎄

Holiday Benefit Bash | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Avenue | $150 | Help A Child’s Haven break the cycle of poverty at their holiday party with food from Table 301 and live music. 

Lunch & Learn Cornbread Stuffing/Dressing | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | The Cook’s Station | $30 | Learn how to make the perfect cornbread stuffing before holiday celebrations. 👨‍🍳

Singles and Couples Holiday Support Event | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 6:30 p.m. | Board & Brush | Eat, drink and unwind as you create a handmade gift. 

Elf: The Musical | Thurs., Dec. 9-Sun., Dec. 12 | Times vary | Greenville Theatre | $40 | Watch Buddy the Elf live on stage in the Greenville Theatre’s adaptation of the holiday film.

Paige Pairings | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 7-8:30 p.m. | M. Judson Booksellers | $50 | Join M. Judson Booksellers for a holiday-themed, book-inspired wine tasting.

Holiday Benefit Bash | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Avenue, 110 E. Court St. Suite 600 | $150 | This event will feature a cozy-chic holiday theme, live music by Kylie Odetta + delicious food from Table 301 (tickets + sponsorships still available).* 

Nonprofit Holiday Market  Thurs., Dec. 9 | 5-7 p.m. | 525 S. Academy St. | $5 | Purchase gifts that will charm your loved ones while enjoying music and benefiting local charities*

Guided Meditation | Thurs., Dec. 9  | 7:45-8 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Pro tip: University of South Carolina’s Gamecock LiveWell page offers these guided meditation sessions weekly.*

Fri., Dec. 10 

What a Gay Holiday | Fri., Dec. 10 | 7 p.m. | First Baptist Church, 847 Cleveland St. | Free, donations encouraged | See the Greenville Gay Men’s Chorus perform live for the first time since March 2020. 🎶

Trans Siberian Orchestra | Fri., Dec. 10 | Multiple Times | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | $46.50+ | Rock out with the Trans Siberian Orchestra on their Winter Tour and celebrate the 25th anniversary of their album “Christmas Eve.” 🎸

Furman Basketball vs. Appalachian State | Fri., Dec. 10 | 7 p.m. | Timmons Arena at Furman University | $15+ | Watch the Paladins take on the Mountaineers. 🏀

The Nutcracker | Fri., Dec. 10-Sun., Dec. 12 | Times vary | Peace Concert Hall | $20+ | International Ballet SC with principal artists Cara Marie Gary and Lucas Segovia and the Greenville Symphony Orchestra present this holiday classic. 🩰

Rocky Horror Christmas Show | Fri., Dec. 10 | 7-11 p.m. | Paper Moon Studios and Workshops, 2415 Old Buncombe Rd., Greenville | Dress up for a shadow cast holiday extravaganza version of Rocky Horror Picture Show. 

Coffee with Veterans and First Responders | Fri., Dec. 10 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | The Marriott Greenville | Free | Connect with fellow veterans and first responders, and hear from HR and recruiting guest speakers.

Flag Football Tournament | Fri., Dec. 10 | Civic Center, 3027 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd., Anderson, SC 29625 | $550 | Get a group of 8 friends for this 8 vs. 8 adult men’s flag football tournament, with a chance to win cash prizes. 🏈

Bad (and Boujee) Santa | Fri., Dec. 10-Sat., Dec. 11 | 6-10 p.m. | UP on the Roof | Celebrate Christmas with holiday cocktails at UP on the Roof. 

Jurassic Quest | Fri., Dec. 10-Sat., Dec. 11 | Times vary | Greenville Convention Center | $22+ | Check out the country’s largest traveling dinosaur show, featuring a lifesize T-Rex. 🦖

The Nutcracker | Fri., Dec. 10-Sun., Dec. 12 | Times vary | Peace Center, 300 South Main St. | $20-75 | The beloved holiday classic returns featuring principal guest artists Cara Marie Gary and Lucas Segovia, accompanied by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.*

Sat., Dec. 11

Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl | Sat., Dec. 11 | 2-10 p.m. | Downtown Greenville | $15 | Jingle all the way through Greenville’s bars and get drink discounts, a themed t-shirt, ugly sweater koozie and more. 🍻

The North Pole at TCMU Greenville | Sat., Dec. 11 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | TCMU Greenville | $20+ | Visit the North Pole with the whole family at TCMU Greenville for photos with Santa and other holiday activities.  🎅

A Very Grateful Christmas | Sat., Dec. 11 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Grateful Brew | Free | Celebrate the holidays and help support Project Host with Grateful Brew seasonal beverages, a food truck, and a photoshoot with Santa.

Sip & Design Christmas Cookie Decorating | Sat., Dec. 11 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | The Cook’s Station | $55 | Sip wine as you learn different cookie decorating techniques.

Park Cleanup: Woodland Way | Sat., Dec. 11 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | 150 Cleveland Park Dr, Greenville, SC 29601 | Help clean up Woodland Way and Woodland Way Circle with the City of Greenville. 

The Polar Express Pop-up Event | Sat., Dec. 11 | Elk’s Lodge 858 Greenville | Free entry | Bring the whole family for holiday fun including shopping, kids activities, a pajama contest, giveaways and more. 🚂

In Bloom Expecting Mamas Event | Sat., Dec. 11 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Philo Studio | $60 | Calling all mothers-to-be to celebrate and get pampered with other expecting mamas. 🤰

Browse & Stroll Art Market | Sat., Dec. 11 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Main St. Travelers Rest | Free entry | Shop goods made by local artisans and listen to live music by the Greenville Jazz Collective. 

Sun., Dec. 12

25th Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols | Sun., Dec. 12 | 3 and 5 p.m. | Daniel Memorial Chapel at Furman University | Free | Celebrate the Advent season with the Furman Chamber Choir at their first “Lessons and Carols” performance since COVID-19. 🎶

The Chanel Xperience Drag Brunch | Sun., Dec. 12 | Multiple times | The Velo Fellow | $20 | Celebrate the first anniversary of the Chanel Experience with a drag brunch, featuring local Queens and a surprise guest from Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

Greenville Swamp Rabbits vs. Atlanta Gladiators | Sun., Dec. 12 | 3:05 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | $18+ | Cheer on the Swamp Rabbits as they face the Atlanta Gladiators. 🏒

Christmas at the Barn | Sun., Dec. 12 | 2-5 p.m. | Eden Farms, 4700 Dacusville Hwy, Marietta, SC 29661 | $10 | Take a “reindeer” ride, visit with Santa and the Candy Cane Garden, and more. 🦌

Ha-Ha-Holiday Charity Comedy Special | Sun., Dec. 12 | 2-4 p.m. | Sonny’s Grill | $10 | Laugh the sunday scaries away with stand up, improv, musical comedy, and photos with Drunk Santa.

Playdate with Santa Claus | Sun., Dec. 12 | Multiple times | Palmetto Proper | $25+ | Take free photos with Santa and deliver your christmas list to him personally, plus snack on + decorate christmas cookies. 🎅

Plant Based Junk Food in Greenville | Sun., Dec. 12 | 12-4 p.m. | The Eighth State Brewing Company | Free entry | Vulture Food is making a stop in Greenville, drop by for vegan comfort food including loaded fries. 🍔

Mon., Dec. 13-Sun., Dec. 19

Mon., Dec. 13

Sparkling Wines and Desserts Tasting Event | Mon., Dec. 13 | 7-8:30 p.m. | The Tasting Room of Travelers Rest | $35 | Sip sparkling wines and indulge in decadent desserts. 🥂

Little Tree Painting Class | Mon., Dec. 13 | 6:30 p.m. | Wine & Design | $35 | Paint a festive scene on canvas to add to your holiday decorations. 🎨

Upstate Republican Women’s Club Christmas Party | Mon., Dec. 13 | 6-8 p.m. | The Poinsett Club | $25 | Celebrate the holidays with the Upstate Republican Women’s Club. 🎄

Gingerbread Decorating Class | Mon., Dec. 13 | 6:30 p.m. | 13 Stripes Brewery River Lodge | $20 | Build and decorate a gingerbread house and sip 13 Stripes craft beer. 🍻

Christmas Harp Circle | Mon., Dec. 13 | 7-8:30 p.m. | The Gustafson Fine Arts Center, Bob Jones University | Free | Enjoy the sounds of the Upstate SC Harpists, or register to play alongside them. 

Tues., Dec. 14 

Clemson Basketball vs. Miami (Ohio) | Tues., Dec. 14 | 7 p.m. | Littlejohn Coliseum at Clemson University | Price TBD | Cheer on the Tigers against Miami Ohio basketball. 🏀

Holiday Brunch | Tues., Dec. 14 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | The L, Larkin’s Catering & Events | Free entry | Join Larkin’s Catering for a holiday brunch. 

Holiday Needle Felting | Tues., Dec. 14 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | TR Makers Co., 3 South Main St., Travelers Rest SC 29690 | $38 | Create holiday needle felted artwork. 

Quilting Memory Square | Tues., Dec. 14 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | TR Makers Co., 3 South Main St., Travelers Rest SC 29690 | $38 | Learn beginner quilting techniques to create a quilted square commemorating a person or event. 

SCGSAH Percussion Ensemble Concert | Tues., Dec. 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Smith Recital Hall at South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts & Humanities | Registration required | Governor’s School musicians perform solo and trio percussion works. 

Santa Claus & Puppy Paws | Tues., Dec. 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Camperdown Plaza, 315 S. Main St. | Free | Bring your pup out to get a picture with Santa while you enjoy local vendors + a spiked hot chocolate bar.*

Holiday Reservations at The Press Room | Now-Thurs., Dec. 30 | 5 p.m.-12 a.m. | The Press Room, 315 S Main St. | Price of purchase | Guests can make reservations at the intimate, speakeasy-style cocktail bar + enjoy signature handcrafted cocktails, superior wines and ports, and light fare (open Wed.–Sat.).*

Wed., Dec. 15 

A Very Special Christmas with Michael W. Smith and Darci Lynne | Wed., Dec. 15 | 7 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | $26+ | Get in the holiday spirit with a live christmas show from Grammy winner Michael W. Smith and America’s Got Talent winner Darci Lynne.

Jazz All Stars | Wed., Dec. 15 | 7:30 p.m. | Genevieve’s at the Peace Center | $25 | Student musicians perform at Genevieves in preparation for a career in the arts and entertainment industry. 

Handshakes and Hashbrowns | Wed., Dec. 15 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | The Davenport Greer | Free | Network in a small, personal setting with fellow Upstate professionals. 

Mindful Stretch & Sip | Wed., Dec. 15 | 10:15-11:30 a.m. | Mystic Minds Studio, 3575 Rutherford Rd. Ext., Taylors, SC 29687 | $15+ | Improve your flexibility and alignment with this mindful stretching class using dancer techniques. 

Christmas Ornaments Paint Party | Wed., Dec. 15 | 6-9 p.m. | Tetrad Brewing Company | $35 | Paint four ornaments to decorate your tree with and enjoy two drinks with your ticket. 

Calligraphy & Ornament Lettering | Wed., Dec. 15 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Tipsy Taco, Woodruff Rd.| $65 | DIY ornaments for your holiday decorations. 

Zero Tuition Q&A at Greenville Tech | Wed., Dec. 15 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join the virtual information session via Zoom to learn more about how you may qualify for zero tuition for Spring Semester at Greenville Technical College.*

Holidays at Paloma | Now-Thurs., Dec. 30 | 4-11 p.m. | Paloma, 315 South Main St. | Price of purchase | Gather with friends and family at Paloma this holiday season and enjoy handcrafted cocktails + delicious shareables while you stay warm sitting by the new patio heaters.*

Thurs., Dec. 16

Women’s Wellness Collective: December Meetup | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Green Heart Awakening, 102 East Main St., Pendleton, SC 29670 | $5 | Snack, relax, and socialize with other women and enjoy a mini class on essential oils.

Christmas Concert & Dinner with Smalltown Poets | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | The Venue at Falls Park | $20+ | Enjoy dinner and a show from two time Grammy-nominated artists the Smalltown Poets. 🎶

Community Art Night | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Kroc Center Greenville | Free | Celebrate Christmas in your favorite festive pajamas with a kid-friendly movie, popcorn, cookie decorating and holiday art.

Ice Capades: Nutcracker on Ice | Thurs., Dec. 16-Sun., Dec. 19 | Times vary | Haywood Mall | $5+ | Experience holiday classic “The Nutcracker” on ice under the climate controlled big top at Haywood Mall. 

Teacher Happy Hour | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 5 p.m. | M. Judson Booksellers | Free entry | Calling all teachers to take a night off and enjoy a free glass of wine and 15% off a purchase. 

Elf: The Musical | Thurs., Dec. 16-Sun., Dec. 19 | Times vary | Greenville Theatre | $40 | Watch Buddy the Elf live on stage in the Greenville Theatre’s adaptation of the holiday film. 

Fri., Dec. 17

Eric Church | Fri., Dec. 17 | 8 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | $49+ | ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee and current CMA Entertainer of the Year Eric Church comes to Greenville on his Gather Again tour

Holiday at Peace | Fri., Dec. 17-Sun., Dec. 19 | Times vary | Peace Center Concert Hall | $22+ | WSPA TV’s Jamarcus Gaston hosts a program featuring holiday favorites like “The Nutcracker,” SC native and acclaimed soprano Karen Parks, and Santa. 

Christmas Cookie Decorating | Fri., Dec. 17 | 2-4 p.m. | The Cook’s Station | $50 | Sip hot cocoa and up your cookie decorating skills in this class. 

“The Big Night” Italian Cooking Class | Fri., Dec. 17 | 6-8 p.m. | The Cook’s Station | $95 | Chef Vinnie will create an Italian dinner inspired by the film “The Big Night” in this demonstration cooking class. 

Nacht Before Christmas | Fri., Dec. 17 | 12 p.m. | Carolina Bauernhaus Greenville | Free entry | Celebrate the holidays with beers, BBQ, and live music. 

Ugly Christmas Sweater Wine Walk | Fri., Dec. 17 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Court Square, Abbeville, SC 29620 | $25 | Sample a variety of wines through the square. 

Holidays at the Zoo | Fri., Dec. 17-Thurs., Dec. 23 | 1-8 p.m. | Greenville Zoo | $8+ | Spend a day at the zoo winding through holiday lights and decorations. 

Sat., Dec. 18

Clemson Basketball vs. University of South Carolina | Sat., Dec. 18 | 8 p.m. | Littlejohn Coliseum at Clemson University | Price TBD | Catch Saturday night hoops between South Carolina rivals the Tigers and the Gamecocks. 🏀

Greenville Swamp Rabbits vs. Toledo Walleye | Sat., Dec. 18 | 7:05 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | $18+ | Watch the Greenville Swamp Rabbits take on Toledo Walleye. 🏒

Santa Run and Jingle Trot | Sat., Dec. 18 | 8:30 a.m. | The Kroc Center | $20+ | Bring the whole family to move your body and spread christmas cheer with music, snow machines, santa sack relay, and jingle trot for dogs. 🎅

Be a Santa Christmas Gala | Sat., Dec. 18 | 6-11 p.m. | All Occasions Event Hall

900 Gap Creek Rd., Greer, SC 29651 | $50 | Dress your best for this formal holiday celebration and help raise funds for nursing home patients.
Holiday Flea | Sat., Dec. 18 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Swamp Rabbit Cafe | Shop unique, local gifts for the holidays. 🛍

Cowboy Christmas Celebration | Sat., Dec. 18 | 7-11 p.m. | T. Ed Garrison Arena 1101 West Queen St., Pendleton, SC 29670 | $50 | Grab your cowboy hat for a night of live entertainment by violinist Dominique Hammons, plus a cash bar, food trucks and vendors. 🤠

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party | Sat., Dec. 18 | 7 p.m. | 13 Stripes Brewery | Free Entry | Break out your worst sweater and enjoy drinks and holiday fun. 

Sun., Dec. 19 

Wilder & Soul Maker’s Market | Sun., Dec. 19 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Southernside Brewing | Free entry | Shop unique handmade products and support small businesses, and enjoy local food and drinks. 🛍

Tacky Sweater Run | Sun., Dec. 19 | 4-5 p.m. | The Preserve in Mauldin, 221 Lakewood Drive, Greenville, SC US 29607 | $5 | Break a sweat in your ugliest sweater at this holiday trail run.

Christmas Bazaar | Sun., Dec. 19 | 12-4 p.m. | Greer City Park | Celebrate Christmas with Hispanic traditions and shop local vendors with a Posada Navideña theme. 

Greenville Swamp Rabbits vs. Toledo Walleye | Sun., Dec. 19 | 3:05 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | $18+ | If you missed Saturday’s game, you have a second chance to cheer on the Greenville Swamp Rabbits against Toledo. 

Sip & Design Christmas Cookie Decorating Class | Sun., Dec. 19 | 2-4 p.m. | $55 | Sip wine while you learn different cookie decorating techniques. 

Mon. Dec. 20-Sun., Dec. 26

Mon., Dec. 20

An Intimate Evening with David Foster: Hitman Tour | Mon., Dec. 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Peace Concert Hall | $55+ | Spend an evening at the Peace Center with 16-time Grammy winning musician David Foster. 🎶

GSA Country Santa Holiday Classic | Mon., Dec. 20 | 7-8 p.m. | Smithfields Country Club, 100 Pine Ridge Dr., Easley SC 29642 | $50+ | Kids ages 8 to 18 compete against golfers from around the country. ⛳️

Christmas Tree Truck Painting Class | Mon., Dec. 20 | 6:30 p.m. | Wine & Design | $35 | Paint a festive scene in this step by step class. 🎄

Winter Wonderland Kids Camp | Mon., Dec. 20-Wed., Dec. 22 | Times vary | World Explorers Greenville | Prices vary | Kids can have a fun winter break with seasonal activities like making snow and using frozen paint.

Gingerbread Decorating Class | Mon., Dec. 20 | 6:30 p.m. | 13 Stripes Brewery at Taylors Mill | $20 | Build and decorate your own gingerbread house. 

Zero Tuition Q&A at Greenville Tech | Mon., Dec. 20 | 5-6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join the virtual information session via Zoom to learn more about how you may qualify for zero tuition for Spring Semester at Greenville Technical College.*

Tues., Dec. 21 

Furman Basketball vs. Presbyterian College | Tues., Dec. 21 | 7 p.m. | Timmons Arena at Furman University | $15+ | Cheer on Furman basketball against the Presbyterian Blue Hose. 🏀

Cirque Dreams Holidaze | Tues., Dec. 21-Wed., Dec. 22 | Times vary | Peace Concert Hall | $30+ | Bring the whole family for this Broadway-style musical meets contemporary circus performance. 

6th Annual Darkest Night | Tues., Dec. 21 | 5-9 p.m. | Grateful Brew | Free entry | Celebrate the Winter Solstice with curated dark brews from Grateful Brew and receive a commemorative glass. 🍻

Christmas in the Woods Painting Class | Tues., Dec. 21 | 6:30 p.m. | Wine & Design | $25 | Bring a friend and paint a Christmas tree on canvas to add to your holiday decorations. 

Sing! An Irish Christmas | Tues., Dec. 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Taylors First Baptist Church, 200 West Main St., Taylors, SC 29687 | Irish musicians Keith & Kristyn Getty, featured on the BBC and Trinity Broadcast Network, perform modern carols like In Christ Alone.

Special Christmas week hours at VICARIO | Tues., Dec. 21-Thurs., Dec. 23 | 12-5 p.m. | 800 Old Jones Rd., Greer | $15 | Stop by with or without reservations for a tour and tasting experience (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).*  

Wed., Dec. 22

Christmas In The Park | Wed., Dec. 22 | 6-7 p.m. | Falls Park TD Pavillion | Free | Bundle up for an outdoor worship service in the park. 

Date Night Mistletoes Painting Class | Wed., Dec. 22 | 6:30 p.m. | Wine & Design | $60 | Change up date night with a festive paint class. 

Christmas Camp: Polar Express Day | Wed., Dec. 22 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Studio Green, 349 E. Blackstock Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29301 | $35 | Send your kids dressed in their favorite Christmas pajamas for a day of festive activities. 

The Heart of Christmas | Wed., Dec. 22 | 7 p.m. | Pickens County Performing Arts Center | Free | Watch the musical story of Ruth, an orphan survivor of World War II adopted by a family in New York. 

Real Wheel Christmas Featuring Mark Rapp’s “Fools for Yule” | Wed., Dec. 22 | 7:30 p.m. | 1801 Rutherford Rd, Greenville, SC 29609 | $25 | Catch a festive holiday performance by Mark Rapp’s quartet. 

Thurs., Dec. 23

A Very 90s Xmas & Ugly Sweater Competition | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 8 p.m. | The Velo Fellow | Wear your best/worst sweater and dance to live 90s hits from band All Apologies. 

Ladies Day Out Downtown Photo Social | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 7-10 p.m. | Ram Cat Alley, Seneca, SC 29678 | $10 | Replace your selfies with professional photos as you explore downtown Seneca and make new girlfriends. 

Funky Christmas Tree Painting Class | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 6:30 p.m. | Wine & Design | $35 | BYOB to sip as you paint a cartoon Christmas tree.

Bingo | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 10-11 a.m. | Centerwell Senior Primary Care, 1855 East Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29307 | Free | Make new friends over a friendly game of bingo. 

Fri., Dec. 24

Christmas Eve Communion and Candlelight Service | Fri., Dec. 24 | Easley Presbyterian, 201 S. 1st St., Easley, SC 29640 | Free | Join Easley Presbyterian for a Christmas Eve night service. 

A Night of Worship with Trayce Carter Russel | Fri., Dec. 24 | 7:15 p.m. | Church of God Ministry of Christ International, 726 Lowndes Hill Rd. | Free | Join Trayce Carter Russel Ministries for a night of praise. 

Live Music: Brian Ashley Jones | Fri., Dec. 24 | 3-5 p.m. | Fireforge Crafted Beer | Free entry | Spend Christmas Eve with friends, beer and live music. 

Free Parking Downtown | Fri., Dec. 24-Sun., Dec. 26 | All day | Downtown Greenville | Free | Enjoy free parking in select garages downtown as a holiday gift from the City of Greenville.  

Sat., Dec. 25

Southern Soul Winter Ball | Sat., Dec. 25 | 7 p.m. | 2009 Scarborough Rd., Anderson, SC 29626 | $23 | Celebrate Christmas with live entertainment and dancing. 

Sun., Dec. 26

Boy Scouts of America Winter Camp | Sun., Dec. 26-Wed., Dec. 29 | 12 p.m. | Camp Old Indian, 601 Callahan Mountain Rd., Travelers Rest, SC 29690 | Prices vary | Register as a scout or a leader for four days and three nights of scout skills, competitions, and campfires. 

Live Music: Brandi Colt and Andrew Crawford | Sun., Dec. 26 | 3-5 p.m. | Fireforge Crafted Beer | Free entry | Get your holiday guests out of the house for live music and beer at Fireforge. 

Holidays at the Zoo | Sun., Dec. 26-Thurs., Dec. 30 | 1-8 p.m. | Greenville Zoo | $8+ | Spend a day at the zoo winding through holiday lights and decorations. 

Mon., Dec.27-Fri., Dec. 31

Mon., Dec. 27

Old Crow Medicine Show: The Back in the Saddle Tour | Mon., Dec. 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Peace Concert Hall | $25+ | “Wagon Wheel” singers Old Crow Medicine Show come to Greenville on their “Back in the Saddle Tour.” 

Super Spy Kids Camp | Mon., Dec. 27-Wed., Dec. 29 | Times vary | World Explorers Greenville | Prices vary | Kids get to be spies for the week, decoding messages, performing secret missions + more. 

Winter Break Cooking Camp | Mon., Dec. 27-Thu., Dec. 30 | Plate 108, 108 E. Poinsett St., Greer SC 29651 | $350 | Kids can spend winter break learning how to make their favorite winter dishes and desserts. 

Gospel on Main | Mon., Dec. 27 | 4-9 p.m. | 4 p.m. | Hyatt NOMA Square | Free | Bundle up for outdoor worship and praise through the arts. 

New Year’s Signature Detox Cleanse Sale at Southern Pressed Juicery | Now-Fri., Dec. 31 | 2 W. Washington St. | $40 | Call (864) 729-8626 to order the 6-Juice Cold Pressed Juice Cleanse for in-store pickup between Jan. 1-3, 2022 — includes a free Fat Burner Shot and complimentary insulated cooler.*

Tues., Dec. 28 

Deep Dish Pizza Making Class | Tues., Dec. 28 | 6-8 p.m. | The Cook’s Station | $60 | Take a break from holiday cooking to make a homemade pizza in this class. 🍕

Taylors Talks Business | Tues., Dec. 28 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | First Reliance Bank, 2801-B Wade Hampton Blvd., Taylors, SC 29687 | Free | Start your day with networking with fellow Upstate businessmen + women.  

Art & Wine Last Tuesdays | Tues., Dec. 28 | 4-7 p.m. | The Tasting Room of Travelers Rest | $50 | Paint and sip through this three-hour class led by artists from White Rabbit Fine Art Gallery. 🎨

Radioke: Boy Band Bash | Tues., Dec. 28 | 8:30 p.m. | The Radio Room | Free | Whether you’re a die-hard directioner or still jam to InSync, shamelessly show it off at boy band karaoke. 

Wed., Dec. 29

Furman Basketball vs. Samford | Wed., Dec. 29 | 7 p.m. | Timmons Arena at Furman University | $15+ | Watch the Furman Paladins take on the Samford Bulldogs. 🏀

Clemson Basketball vs. Duke University | Wed., Dec. 29 | 7 p.m. | Littlejohn Coliseum at Clemson University | Price TBD | Cheer on Clemson basketball against the Duke Blue Devils. 🏀

Charles Billingsly Bicentennial Concert | Wed., Dec. 29 | 7-10 p.m. | Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, 499 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Laurens, SC 29360 | Free | Enjoy a free concert with Christian artist Charles Billingsly.

Open Mic Comedy | Wed., Dec. 29 | 8-10 p.m. | The Radio Room | Free | Put your stand up skills to the test at open mic comedy. 

Upstate Blogger Happy Hour | Wed., Dec. 29 | 6 p.m. | Aloft Greenville Downtown | Free | Calling all social media professionals in the Upstate for a night of food, drinks and networking. 

Thurs., Dec. 30 

The Marcus King Band: Hometown Throwdown | Thurs., Dec. 30-Fri., Dec. 31 | Times vary | Peace Concert Hall | $35+ | End the year with Greenville native guitarist Marcus King and his southern rock band. 

Charcuterie New Year Board Making | Thurs., Dec. 30 | 6-8 p.m. | The Cook’s Station | $60 | Create a charcuterie board and learn about cheese and wine pairings. 

Bingo | Thurs., Dec. 30 | 10-11 a.m. | Centerwell Senior Primary Care, 1855 East Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29307 | Free | Make new friends over a friendly game of bingo. 

Fri., Dec. 31

’22 With a View | Fri., Dec. 31 | 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. | Juniper, 315 S. Main St. | $225 per early bird ticket | Ring in the New Year in style — 8 floors up — and enjoy breathtaking views + special performances while sipping champagne and dancing the night away. Ⓟ

NYE Lock-In | Fri., Dec. 31 | 8 p.m. | Plate 108, 108 E. Poinsett St., Greer, SC 29651 | $100 | Drop the kids off to ring in the new year with fun cooking classes, a sparkling grape juice toast, and a sleepover at Plate 108.

New Years Eve Bar Crawl | Fri., Dec. 31-Sat., Jan. 1 | 4 p.m. | Downtown Greenville | $19.99+ | Crawl through downtown and hit as many participating bars as you want to celebrate the New Year.

Parents Night Out at Trailside Church | Fri., Dec. 31 | 6:30-10 p.m. | Trailside Church, 6711 State Park Rd., Travelers Rest, SC 29690 | Free | Drop the kids off for a movie night, games, and snacks while you enjoy a night out, with coupons for local restaurants and businesses.

Reedy River Grand Ball | Fri., Dec. 31 | 8:30 p.m. | Hyatt Regency Greenville | $110+ | Ring in the new year at South Carolina’s largest NYE event.

New Years Eve Relaxation: Head to Toe Release Yoga | Fri., Dec. 31 | 1 p.m. | Integrative Yoga Therapy SC, 101 NE Main St., Easley, SC 29640 | $25 | Close out the year with a restorative yoga class. 

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Relentless | Fri., Dec. 31 | 7 p.m.-12 a.m. | Relentless Church, 635 Haywood Rd. | Free | There are two services in-person or online at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.*