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2022 Holiday Activities in Greenville, SC

The holiday season in Greenville is one of our favorite times of the year! There’s something for everyone – whether you’re looking for the perfect opportunity to shop small this holiday season or a fun event for the whole family. If you’re planning to attend, we’d love to host you!

2022 Indie Craft Parade Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Nov 4 – Dec 18, Fri – Sun

This temporary retail shop is open for seven weekends, with a curated mix of giftable goods. Choose from a unique selection of handmade art, home décor, jewelry, and children’s items. Located at 2909 Old Buncombe Rd. Open 11 am – 5 pm.

The Cook’s Station Holiday Open House
Nov 13

This annual event is a fun way to head into the holiday season. With Grinch Mimosas and drink specials, food samples, and fantastic holiday sales running all day, there’s something in it for everyone! Located at 515 Buncombe St., 10 am – 5 pm.

United Community Bank Ice on Main
Nov 14 – Jan 16

A beloved staple of Greenville’s Holiday Happenings, this open-air rink is right in the heart of downtown. Ice on Main is on Village Green, next to City Hall.

Indie Craft Parade Mini Markets
Nov 19, Dec 3 & Dec 10

Hosted in conjunction with the Holiday Pop Up above, Maker’s Co presents three outdoor holiday Mini Markets. Each market hosts over 25 makers, making this the perfect opportunity to purchase directly from the artists. Located at 2909 Old Buncombe Road. Open from 10 am – 3 pm.

Bon Secours 37th Annual Festival of Trees
Nov 18 – Dec 26

Lining the halls of three downtown hotels, the Festival of Trees feels like a winter wonderland! Spectacularly decorated by local businesses, you can view the trees at Courtyard Marriott Downtown, Embassy Suites Riverplace, and the Hyatt Regency.

Camperdown Plaza Annual Holiday Market
Nov 20

Kicking off a new tradition, Camperdown Plaza will host 30+ local vendors for this event. It’s a great way to shop local while enjoying live music and an adult drink. 20 E. Broad St. 1 – 4:30 pm.

Travelers Rest Holiday Pop
Nov 26

Welcome the Holiday Season in adorable Downtown TR! You can expect family-friendly activities like snowball fights, free photos with Santa, giant games, a tree-lighting ceremony, free Christmas crafts, carriage rides, festive music, and more! 3-7 pm.

Holiday Fair at the Greenville Convention Center
Dec 1 – Dec 3

Shop small this holiday season! With over 350 crafters and commercial vendors, this three-day, award-winning Holiday Fair offers the region’s largest selection of holiday arts, crafts, and gifts. Opens at 10 am.

Night of Lights
Dec 2

Spend a festive evening around the lovely 30-foot Christmas Tree, strung with over 25,000 lights. Greenville’s official tree lighting event is located on Main Street at the intersection of Court & Main. Starts at 6 pm.

77th Annual Poinsettia Christmas Parade
Dec 3

Signaling the official kick-off of Greenville’s Christmas season, the Poinsettia parade attracts thousands of visitors every year. The parade will stretch along Main Street, from Augusta to North Street, with holiday floats, music, and activities. Starts at 6 pm.

Holiday Flea at Swamp Rabbit Café
Dec 3, Dec 10 & Dec 17

Just along the Swamp Rabbit Trail, Swamp Rabbit Café’s Holiday Market is a treasure trove. Their broad selection of vintage finds, handcrafted goods, artisan foods, and other locally made items make for excellent presents. Open 10 am – 3 pm.

Kringle Holiday Village
Dec 9 – Dec 11

Taking place at Fluor Field, the Rotary Club of Greenville presents this family-friendly winter experience with something for everyone. Children can marvel at the performers, stroll down Kinder Lane, or catch a ride to Santa’s Haus on the Kinder Express. There will be live music, international food (think brats), and Gluhwein (beer). Open 11- 8 on Saturday; 11-5 on Sunday.

TD Saturday Market, Holiday Edition
Dec 10

The TD Saturday Market Holiday Edition is the perfect opportunity to shop for loved ones and support local vendors! The market will feature artisan gifts and festive crafts, holiday baskets, gourmet foods, fresh flowers, and more. Located at 206 S Main Street. Open 9 am – 1 pm.

Traveler’s Rest Christmas Parade
Dec 10

Head 15 minutes down the road to downtown Traveler’s Rest, Greenville’s hidden gem of a neighbor, to celebrate “Christmas in America.” The parade will start at Plaza Drive and end at Trailblazer Park, where you can head right into a visit with Santa or the Very Merry Christmas Market. Parade runs from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.

The Very Merry Christmas Market
Dec 10

End the parade at Trailblazer Park, where you’ll find TR’s largest annual market. The Very Merry Christmas Market features over 80 vendors, live music, and food. Plus, Santa will be there! Open 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

World Wonderland at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate
Dec 10

This one-day event includes holiday crafts and activities from around the world, story time, Santa, and more! 9 am – 5 pm.

Holidays at the Zoo
Dec 10 – Dec 30

The Greenville Zoo’s new and exciting tradition will immerse you in holiday cheer, twinkling lights, and music. Visit during the day to view your favorite animals and holiday decorations; visit at night to view the mesmerizing light displays and the Logos Theatre’s Holiday Village. Tickets are recommended. Open 3-8 pm. The zoo is closed Dec 24-25.