Holiday Lights & Events-fun for the whole family!

A fun family outing is to head to one of the special events or light displays in the area.

The Pendleton Christkindlmarkt

Held for 3 weekends (Nov 25 – Dec 10), downtown Pendleton features homemade crafts, art, baked goods, holiday music and more. It is the perfect place to find gifts for friends and family.

Holiday Lights Safari November 19 until January 1

Drive through millions of sparkling Holiday Lights decorating this 100-acre animal park then snap that selfie with a one of many animals waiting to meet you.

Upstate Holiday Light Show November 25 until December 31

Drive your car around the Greenville-Pickens Speedway track to see millions of multi-colored lights illuminate the sky while synced to your favorite Christmas. Park your car and enjoy the show which lasts 30 minutes. You can enjoy feeding animals from your car in the drive-thru Petting Zoo.

Anderson Christmas Lights November 25 until December 25

Lights of Hope is the Upstate’s largest festival of lights with an endless loop around the magical hill of dancing Christmas lights. Over 48,000 people visit each year. With a one-time entry fee for unlimited time in the park you stay until you decide to leave. You and your family can enjoy the Marching Soldiers, the Dancing Ballerina, the Nativity Scene, and more.

Dickens of a Christmas December 6

With carolers dressed in victorian garb, live festive Christmas music, living window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice skating on Morgan Square, and of course the lighting of the Christmas tree at Denny’s Plaza, you don’t want to miss Spartanburg’s signature yuletide celebration.

Christmas “Inn” Our Town December 9-17

Fountain Inn celebrates the holidays with carriage rides and Santa during December. You’ll find special events downtown along with plenty of shopping. Every night is filled with the joyous Christmas traditions of fun & different activities each night.

Christmas Laser Light Show December 2-4

Get into Gaffney for The Christmas Laser Light show! This is a free event. The show is 30 minutes long and will be continuously looped.

Want More holiday adventures?

Check out our lists of Events in the Upcountry.

If you are considering a visit to the Upcountry, visit the UpcountrySC website to find many options for places to staydineshop, and explore.

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