Plus, Sum Bar is celebrating the holidays.
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Shop small this season at the region’s largest holiday market
Holiday Fair
The Holiday Fair is the perfect place to get holiday shopping done with access to a variety of vendors under one roof. | Photo provided by Greenville Convention Center
Ready to spruce up your gift giving this season? Shop small at The Holiday Fair at the Greenville Convention Center, kicking off on Thursday, Nov. 30 and jingling through Saturday, Dec. 2.

Give the gift of local with the help of 350+ crafters and commercial vendors offering the region’s largest selection of holiday arts, crafts, and gifts for everyone on your list from the foodie, the hostess, the fashionista to pet lovers + more.

Marketgoers can enjoy:
  • Musical entertainment
  • Activities like Holiday Bingo (winners score Holiday Cash to spend at the fair)
  • Santa on stage from 3 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 1
  • Festive photo opportunities featuring multiple backdrops
  • A complementary commemorative, reusable Holiday Fair shopping bag for the first 500 attendees that bring a donation (canned food for The American Legion or unwrapped toy for The Salvation Army).
Shop the 53rd Annual Holiday Fair Thursday, Nov. 30-Friday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., or Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m to 6 p.m.

Bonus: This year guests can get tickets online.
Thursday, Nov. 16
  • Fireforge Brewery: Collaborators and Cocktails | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 5-7:15 p.m. | Endeavor Greenville, 1 N. Main St., Fourth Floor, Greenville | $30 | Whether you’re already a Fireforge fan or simply looking to learn from leaders who’ve built something extraordinary, there’s something for everyone.
  • History After Dark: The Sixties | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Upcountry History Museum, 540 Buncombe St., Greenville | $10-$24 | Don your best 60s fashion and experience this tumultuous and psychedelic decade through artifacts and archival records.
  • Beaujolais Wine Dinner | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Passerelle Bistro, 601 S. Main St., Greenville | $120 | Transport yourself to Beaujolais, France as you sip wine and enjoy a five-course meal.
Friday, Nov. 17
  • Community Nap | Friday, Nov. 17 | 5:30-6:15 p.m. | Greenville Yoga, 3221 Old Buncombe Rd., Greenville | $16 | Take a break and enjoy some well-deserved rest + relaxation with some guided meditation.
  • “The Wild Little Horse” | Friday, Nov. 17-Sunday, Nov. 19 | Times vary | Furman University, The Playhouse, 3300 Poinsett Hwy., Greenville | $5-$15 | Experience the artistry of Madeline Jazz Harvey in an original ballet based on the beloved children’s book, “The Wild Little Horse” by Rita Gray.
  • Feast of Deceit Murder Mystery Dinner | Friday, Nov. 17 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Bellamore, 552 Memorial Dr. Ext., Greer | $85 | Enjoy an event that blends the excitement of escape room puzzles with the intrigue of a murder mystery dinner.
Saturday, Nov. 18
  • Babyface | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 8 p.m. | Peace Center, 300 S. Main St., Greenville | $75-$135 | Spend an evening with this 12-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, songwriter, and producer.
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Millennium Private Wealth
It’s just not the holidays until you see “The Nutcracker”
Ballet dancers wearing pink costumes onstage
International Ballet presents The Nutcracker Dec. 8-10 with Greenville Symphony Orchestra. | Photo by Lauren Carlson
Greenville’s International Ballet presents this beloved classic on the Peace Center stage Dec. 8-10 — and brings plenty of holiday magic with it.

Principal guest dancers Ekaterina Nechayeva and Brooklyn Mack dazzle as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they journey to the Land of the Sweets, encountering a spirited battle between toy soldiers and the Mouse King, dancing snowflakes, and beautiful angels along the way.

Audiences can look forward to highlights including:
  • Tchaikovsky’s timeless score performed live by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra
  • A featured appearance by the Greenville Youth Chorale
  • Glittering costumes and exquisite sets (including falling snow)
News Notes
  • Vroom, vroom. ZF Group — an original equipment supplier for passenger cars, commercial vehicles + industrial technology — will invest $500 million to expand its Gray Court manufacturing facility, located at 2846 N. Old Laurens Rd., creating 400 jobs. (Upstate Business Journal)
  • Treat yourself. BridgeWay Station announced two new restaurants, a retail store and, an entertainment venue. In addition to the stores you already know about, you can also expect Lili + Koko Boutique + Bubbles, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, Lucille’s Music and Comedy Venue, and Mercato by Dine Development Group.
  • Speaking of trees, the Bon Secours St. Francis Foundation’s Festival of Trees kicks off tomorrow, Nov. 17 at Courtyard Marriott Downtown and Hyatt Regency Greenville. Get in the Christmas spirit by viewing + sponsoring a tree — all proceeds will benefit Bon Secours St. Francis.
  • Sum Bar is celebrating its first holiday season and to celebrate, it’s kicking off a Wednesday happy hour. Enjoy food + drink specials and some “experiments.” Pro tip: It’s still looking for a “catchy name” for this happy hour, and whoever’s suggestion gets the most likes on this Instagram post gets a free drink.
  • This is no laughing matter. Comedian Hasan Minhaj returns to the Peace Center for his “Off with His Head” tour on May 17, 2024. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m.
  • Hyped Experiences — a vintage clothing store — will close its doors on Saturday, Dec. 23. You can buy, sell, and trade at the shop (101 Wade Hampton Blvd.) until then.
  • Before it closes, Hyped Experiences is hosting Experiences Vintage Market — a market with multiple vintage vendors — on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Head to Holland Park, located at 809 Laurens Rd., and find a gift for those hard-to-shop-for folks. You know who you are.
  • It’s here — Oprah’s Favorite Things list, just in time for the holidays. We’re seeing: luxury flaky sea salt, all-weather boots, fleece robes, and a baked brie board.*
✈️ Traveling for your turkey?
Rows of blue line barriers leading up to the all gates sign inside the airport
While waiting in line or for your flight, you can connect to GSP’s free public Wi-Fi. | @gspairport
The two days before Thanksgiving are the busiest travel days of the year. If you’re headed to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, here are a few tips to ease your travel troubles.
  • TSA | On average, it takes ~17 minutes to get through.
  • Map it out | If you’re like us and need to completely visualize a place before you step foot inside, this map of the entire airport will be your saving grace.
  • Food and drink | Grab a glass of wine and wood-fired pizza at The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck or take a Dunkin’ Donuts coffee to go before you board your flight.
  • Flight status | While we recommend staying updated via your respective airline, you can also check the airport’s dashboard for your flight status in a pinch.
Click below for all of our traveling pro-tips.
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I hate procrastinating, so I usually have all of my Christmas shopping done by now. However, I’ve realized in the last few years that it pays off to wait until Black Friday to get those sweet, sweet deals. Plus, I know I can always shop Six & Main and find everything I need. Pro tip: We hear they have some Black Friday specials coming your way.
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