Roam Leather Co. Goods handcrafts timeless pieces for travel or everyday use. | Photo by Roam Leather Co. Goods
Pop quiz, Greenvillians. What’s better than shopping local? For 100 points: Shopping local from the comfort of your own home,of course. Not only is it one of the best ways to support the local economy, butlocally-crafted gifts tend to wow during the holidays (a big win in our book).
To kickstart your holiday shopping, we’ve rounded up 17 products we love from local Etsy shops — some of which hold the coveted Star Seller badge that’s given to sellers who consistently earn 5-star reviews, ship orders on time, and provide great customer service, aka less holiday stress for you.
Psst — Some of these items may sell out quickly due to limited quantities. Click on the link to the Etsy seller’s page to find something similar.
Open Mic Comedy | Tuesday, Nov. 22 | 8-10 p.m. | Radio Room Greenville, 110 Poinsett Hwy., Greenville | Free | Put your comedy skills to the test on the open mic.
Trailside Trotters | Tuesday, Nov. 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Commons, 147 Welborn St., Greenville | Free | Meet other trail-trottin’ tap-goers for a run on the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail.
adidas Employee Store Holiday Open House | Tuesday, Nov. 22-Sunday, Nov. 27 | 10 a.m.-9 p.m. | adidas Employee Store. , 10 Quest Lane, Greenville | Free | Greenvillians can receive 50% off employee pricing and access the exclusive adidas employee store during the holiday open house this season.*
Disney On Ice presents “Let’s Celebrate” | Wednesday, Nov. 23 | 7 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville | $20-$60 | Watch Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse lead a parade of more than 50 Disney characters + see 14 classic and modern stories on ice.
Drinksgiving Bar Crawl | Wednesday, Nov. 23 | 4 p.m.-2 a.m. | Social Lounge, 245 N. Main St., Greenville | $19.99-$49.99 | Grab your friends for a pre-Thanksgiving bar crawl and receive a Drinksgiving shot glass, souvenir beads plus enjoy drink specials and coverless bar entry.
Thursday, Nov. 24
TreesUpstate Turkey Day Run | Thursday, Nov. 24 | 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Downtown Greenville, E. McBee and Brown St., Greenville | $1-$35 | Participate in the largest race in downtown Greenville to support TreesUpstate.
Taylors Turkey Day 5kan Run | Thursday, Nov. 24 | 8-10:30 a.m. | Eastside High School, 1300 Brushy Creek Rd., Taylors | $5 | Walk, jog, or run any distance up to 10k — all proceeds go to the Greer Community Ministries.
Friday, Nov. 25
Drop-In Tour: Changing Exhibitions | Friday, Nov. 25 | 10-11 a.m. | Upcountry History Museum, 540 Buncombe St., Greenville | $0-$12 | Take a guided tour of the current exhibits to learn more about topics including history, art, natural history, and pop culture and their relation to the Upstate.
Disney On Ice presents “Let’s Celebrate” | Friday, Nov. 25-Sunday, Nov. 27 | Times vary | Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville | $20-$60 | Watch Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse lead a parade of more than 50 Disney characters and see 14 classic and modern stories on ice.
Christmas at the Farm | Friday, Nov. 25 | 12-6 p.m. | Arran Farm, 820 Lenhardt Rd., Easley | $10 | Bring the family to pick out your holiday tree and enjoy hot chocolate, local vendors, games, crafts, photo booth, and more.
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
The Walled Garden is cared for and maintained by 15 full- and part-time expert gardeners, with other garden crews pitching in during seasonal changeouts. | Photo provided by Biltmore
It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year, Greenville — and to celebrate, one of my (Editor Stephanie speaking 👋) absolute favorite holiday activities is road tripping to Asheville to visit Biltmore Estate (a ~90 min. drive from GVL).
No matter how many times I go (and I’ve been a lot), I’m always blown away by the beauty of Biltmore House and all the amazing activities, sights, and bites the estate has to offer — especially during the holidays.
What we tried (with pricing):
The house gets a lot of love. But honestly, my first stop is alwaysthe Walled Garden, which is always different. As an Annual Passholder (on sale through the end of the month), this is one of the biggest perks — to see how a historic site changes, grows + evolves across the seasons.
Pro tip: If you’ve been considering becoming an Annual Passholder, now is the best time to do so. Not only can you save $90, but active Passholders as of Sat., Dec. 31 will also enjoy Passholder Appreciation events in Jan.-March 2023, which includes up to 25% off shopping, dining + outdoor activities (read: the year’s deepest discounts).*
When the sun goes down on Thursday, April27, we’ll be groovin’ to Kenny Chesney with Kelsea Ballerini for the I Go Back Tour at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Tickets go on sale Fri., Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. 🎶
The City of Greenville Parking Services is offering $15 offany parking citation(past due citations included)when you donate up to 10 canned goods — all of which will go to the Triune Mercy Center. Bring cans + your parking citation to parking services (516 Rutherford Rd.)through Friday, Dec. 16. 🥫
$700,000. That’s how much 17 local nonprofits received from the Community Foundation of Greenville. The funds were given through two categories: Capacity Building Grants and the Margaret Linder Southern Endowment Fund. (Greenville Journal)
As cooler weather settles into the Upstate, those experiencing homelessness may be seeking shelter. Miracle Hill Ministries has four cold weather shelters, which offer a nighttime meal, opportunity to shower, mat to sleep on, and a breakfast item with coffee. (The Post and Courier Greenville)
MODAL’s Holiday Market is Sunday, Dec. 4 from 2to6p.m. atSwanson’s Warehouse(12 N. Irvine St.). Browse a variety of Village Launch makers, vendors, and entrepreneurs and enjoy Sumbar dumplings, Fireforge Crafted Beer, Hester General Store pie, and live music.
Why wait to start shopping this holiday season? Check out our gift guidesfeatured on our online shop Six & Main. Shop for the pet lover, party host, and foodie in your life. There’s something special for everyone. Let the shopping begin. 🛍️
Mark your calendars for Krampuslauf at Carolina Bauernhaus (556 Perry Ave.)Saturday, Dec. 10. Join a parade through the Village of West Greenville in costume with Krampus and his elves before returning to Bauernhaus for live music, kids games, wine and beer, and Revival Butchery and Rise Bakery bites.
Looking to include Santa in your holiday card photos this year? Greenville Journal has a list of 10 spots in the Upstatewhere you can find Kris Kringle, from Cabela’s in Greenville to Heritage Park in Simpsonville. 🎅
If you know a Greenville County Schools senior graduating in 2023, encourage them to apply for a Greenville Federal Credit Union Scholarship. Why? The grant could help fund their first year of college or technical school. See eligibility criteria + apply. 🎒 *
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Still looking for a dish to bring to Thanksgiving dinner? Enter: Mayo boards. Yep, that’s right — mayonnaise boards have been getting a lot of attention. Would you dig in or dodge? If you choose to indulge, find a base for your board.*
The Aviatrix, Amelia Earhart | Photos via Purdue University E-Archives
As we near the end of November, aka National Aviation History Month, we’re celebrating aviation in our city by remembering the time Amelia Earhart made a stop in Greenville.
Rewind to 90 years ago on Nov. 13, 1931. Amelia Earhart was in the middle of her transcontinental tour to promote Beechnut gum in a Beechnut-branded autogiro — an aircraft that looks like an airplane mixed with a helicopter.
She arrived at the Greenville Municipal Airport(now known as Greenville Downtown Airport) and spent the weekend in town being interviewed by the Greenville Women’s College journalism class and giving presentationsanddemos.
Click the button below for the full rundown of her schedule plus historical news clippings from the Greenville News.
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