Christmassy Things To Do in Greenville

Christmas is practically here.

The holiday season has been in full swing since Halloween went on clearance and stores stocked their shelves with Christmas stuff. Am I wrong? No, because every time I look on social media, someone has put up another tree or is sipping on their 15th cup of hot chocolate by the fireplace.

I usually jump on the jolly wagon the week after Thanksgiving, but this year I came down with a cold, so I’m actually just now catching up! I know, the HORROR!

Luckily, a lot of Christmas related events do not start happening until December 1st. So if you’re looking for things to do in Greenville, we’re both just in time!

Check out some of the Christmassy things you can do in Greenville in the month of December!

Teddy Bear Luncheon 

Free photo with Santa with a new teddy bear donation! This is taking place on December 1st from 11am to 12:30pm at Hyatt Regency Greenville. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for kids 3-12. Price includes lunch and entertainment!

Safari Santa

Pictures with Santa at the Zoo! Greenville Zoo will be having Safari Santa on December 1st from 11am to 1pm. They will also be hosting Breakfast with Santa prior from 9-10:30am. For more info, click here.

Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade

Free to watch, this parade takes place downtown Greenville on December 1st starting at 6pm. For more info, click here.

Mauldin Christmas Parade

What’s better than one Christmas parade in one day? Two! Before attending the Greenville Christmas parade, why not swing by Mauldin’s parade, which is taking place from 2-4pm on December 1st. For more info, click here.

Simpsonville Annual Christmas Parade

If you can’t make it to the parades happening on the 1st, you’re in luck! Simpsonville’s Christmas parade will be happening on December 2nd from 3-7pm on Main Street, downtown Simpsonville.

Mauldin’s Holiday Market

Local vendor market happening in Mauldin on December 7th from 5-8pm and December 8th from 10am-2pm. Maybe buy a gift or two and while you’re at it, take a picture with Santa! Free admission, for more info, click here.

Edwardian Holiday at Carolina Music Museum

Just as the name depicts, the Carolina Music Museum will be decorated as if in a simpler time. Shop at their gift shop and receive complimentary gift wrapping. This offer will be available from November 30th through December 2nd. For more info, click here.

Ice On Main

Ice skating rink located in downtown Greenville! Tickets are $8-10, for more info on pricing click here. For info on hours of operation click here.

Festival of Trees

4 hotels in the downtown area decorate trees for passersby to see completely free! The Hyatt Regency Greenville, Courtyard by Marriott Greenville Downtown, Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville Downtown at River Place, and Embassy Suites by River Place are the hotels where you can see the beautiful displays.

Holiday Laser Show at the Planetarium

Roper Mountain Science Center will be having holiday laser shows throughout the month of December and admission will be $8 per person. For more info, click here.

Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!

A Christmas Charlie Brown exhibit at the Upcountry History Museum happening all month of December through February. For more info, click here.

What holiday events are your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

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