Plus, Trans-Siberian Orchestra is in town.
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Today’s Note

It’s the holiday season. Danielle here. Even though the Poinsettia Christmas Parade was postponed to next weekend, there are plenty of holiday happenings to keep you + your family and friends feeling festive. Here are nine events happening in Greenville Friday, Dec. 1-Sunday, Dec. 3.


Friday, Nov. 17
  • Feast of Deceit Murder Mystery Dinner | Friday, Nov. 17 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Bellamore, 552 Memorial Dr. Ext., Greer | $85 | Enjoy a unique event that blends the excitement of escape room puzzles with the intrigue of a murder mystery dinner.
  • Indie Craft Parade Holiday Pop Up Shop | Friday, Nov. 17-Sunday, Dec. 24 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Makers Collective, 2909 Old Buncombe Rd., Greenville | Free | Shop a curated mix of handmade giftable art, home goods, jewelry, and children’s items.
Saturday, Nov. 18
  • Zoom Through the Zoo | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Greenville Zoo, 150 Cleveland Park Dr., Greenville | $10-$25 | Enjoy a 5K through the Greenville Zoo.
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 4 p.m. + 8 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville | Enjoy a grand presentation of holiday classics.
  • Cranksgiving | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Pedego Electric Bikes Greenville, 1320 Hampton Ave., Greenville | Free | This event is part bike ride, part food drive, part scavenger hunt, and all fun.
Sunday, Nov. 19
  • Sundays at 2: Gallery Tour | Sunday, Nov. 19 | 2-3 p.m. | Greenville County Museum of Art, 420 College St., Greenville | Free | Enjoy a very broad overview of the different artists and exhibitions featured at the museum.
  • Mason Jennings | Sunday, Nov. 19 | 8 p.m. | The Velo Fellow, 1 Augusta St., Ste. 201, Greenville | $30-$35 | Listen to this American singer-songwriter known for his folk and indie rock music.
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From the editor
Coming Soon
  • In case you missed it on our Instagram, BridgeWay Station announced four new tenants opening in spring 2024.
  • Be the first to know about new development projects + participate in the feedback and planning process at the City of Greenville’s new Project Preview Meetings.
  • ‘Tis the season for Grinches, too.A Very Grincy Christmas” is on display at the Upcountry History Museum featuring animation cells from the cartoon, master backgrounds used in the animated special, a maquette (or sculpted model) of the Grinch, and 15-20 original drawings by Dr. Seuss. Fun fact: We’re the first city on the East Coast to host the exhibit.
We want to know, “What’s on your radar?”

Do you have a favorite restaurant you’ve never seen us feature? What holiday tradition are you most excited for? This is your chance to share anything that’s “on your radar” and we may include it some upcoming coverage.
The Buy
Home is more than a house
Joan Herlong stands at a round wood table next to a paneled window.
Learn about effective buying, selling, renting + leadership in Joan Herlong’s debut book, “As Is: An Insider’s Guide to Real Estate,” available now on Amazon and | Photo by Chelsey Ashford Photography
Home is more than a house — it’s your sanctuary.

It’s where life’s most profound moments unfold:
  • Where you first cradle your newborn
  • Where you celebrate one another
  • Where your friends gather during tough times
Led by CEO/Owner Joan Herlong, Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty understands that your home is more than bricks and mortar.

Joan brings a wealth of expertise and wit in her debut non-fiction book, “As Is: An Insider’s Guide to Real Estate.” She draws back the curtain on the world of real estate — shedding light on the process, ensuring your home shines.

Pro tip: Purchase the book for yourself or as a stocking stuffer (yes, you can buy e-books as gifts). Every home has a story, and it matters whom you trust to tell it.
Now open
Skating in a winter wonderland. | Photo by the City of Greenville
United Community Bank Ice on Main is open for the 2023-2024 season. Before you hit the ice to show off your triple axel, here’s what you need to know:

Dates of operation


  • Village Green, in front of the Courtyard Marriott + adjacent to City Hall (206 S. Main St.)


  • $10 for adults, $8 for kids ages 3-12, free for kids 2 and under (includes skate rentals)
  • Skate for $5 every Tuesday, courtesy of United Community Bank.
  • Pro tip: Buy your tickets online to guarantee your time slot. There are limited walk-up tickets available.
This is the first year Indaco + O-Ku are open right next to Ice on Main, and the restaurants plan to make spirits bright with special holiday menu items. Click the button below for the details.
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The Buy
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