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. All offer opportunities to meet Santa. Don’t forget your camera!
Held for 4 Saturdays (Nov 30, Dec 7, 14, 21), downtown Pendleton features homemade crafts, art, baked goods, holiday music and more. It is the perfect place to find gifts for friends and family.
Dickens of a Christmas December 3
It’s a victorian holiday extravaganza every December when Downtown Spartanburg hosts Dickens of a Christmas.
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.
Holiday Lights Safari November 22 until January 4
Drive through millions of sparkling Holiday Lights decorating this 100-acre animal park then stroll in to see Santa and his many animals in the barns. Snap that selfie with a zebra, camel, or one of many animals waiting to meet you.
Upstate Holiday Light Show November 28 until December 31
Each year thousand of families create lifelong memories at the Upstate Holiday Light Show. 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 plenty of other activites including the Petting Zoo, Kid Zone, Santa Land (weekends only), and ice skating.
Tickets and more info: upstatelights.com
Anderson Christmas Lights November 28 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 explore the magical Santa’s Village.
Tickets and more info: www.andersonchristmaslights.org
Christmas “Inn” Our Town December 5-22
Fountain Inn celebrates the holidays with carriage rides and Santa, Wednesdays through Sundays during December. You’ll find special events downtown along with plenty of shopping.
Tickets and more info: www.fountaininnevents.com/events