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Hey! If you thought Greenville slowed down in the winter, think again! This time of year is packed with fun festivities and activities (click here).

We’re aiming to make things a breeze for our guests this holiday season. That’s why we’re offering convenient options like the package below! If you haven’t booked a holiday rental, don’t wait! Book today.

Local Breakfast Packages Are Here!
No need to head to the store first thing. Instead, arrive to a delicious loaf of fresh-baked sourdough from Rise Bakery, pastured chicken eggs, butter, assorted seasonal jams, OJ and more! Click here for more info!

Holiday Happenings | Every November through January, enjoy a variety of signature holiday events in Downtown Greenville! Click here for a list of this year’s holiday activities, and click here for a peek at this year’s Holiday Happenings.

United Community Bank Ice on Main | 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. Nov 14 – Jan 16.

2022 Indie Craft Parade Holiday Pop-Up Shop | 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! 2909 Old Buncombe Rd. Nov 4 – Dec 18. Fri-Sun, 11-5 pm.

Night of Lights | 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. Dec 2, 6 pm.

77th Annual Poinsettia Christmas Parade | Signaling the official kick-off of Greenville’s Christmas season, the Poinsettia parade attracts thousands of visitors annually. The parade will stretch along Main Street, from Augusta to North Street, with holiday floats, music, and activities. Dec 3, 6 pm.

Travelers Rest Holiday Pop | Welcome the holiday season in adorable Downtown TR! 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! Nov 26, 3 – 7 pm.

Holidays at the Zoo | The Greenville Zoo’s 2nd year of this annual 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. Dec 10 – Dec 30, 3 – 8 pm. Closed Dec 24 & 25.

Kringle Holiday Village | 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). Dec 9 – 11.

The Cook’s Station Holiday Open House | 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. Nov 13, 10 am – 5 pm.

Camperdown Plaza Annual Holiday Market | 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. Nov 20, 1 – 4:30 pm.

We have some exciting things happening in our StayGVL world! We’re rolling out new seasonal packages and specials at the beginning of November, so keep an eye out.

GVL Country Music Fest | Head to CCNB Amphitheater at Heritage Park to enjoy food, fun, and a fantastic lineup of some of your favorite country music artists! November 5 & 6.

TD Saturday Market | 75+ local vendors line Main & McBee Street every Saturday, 8 am – 12 pm. Ends this Saturday, October 29 with a Fall Harvest Market.Free!

GVL Craft Beer Fest | Music, food, and BEER! The upstate’s premier craft beer festival returns to Fluor Field for its 9th year on Saturday, November 5.

Reedy Rides Bike Rentals & Tours | It’s fall, which is hands-down our favorite time for bike rides. Reedy Rides offers a superb selection of rental bikes and e-assist bikes, and their tours of the Swamp Rabbit Trail are the perfect way to see GVL & the foliage. *StayGVL guests receive a discount on Reedy Rides bike rentals & tours! 

Everything Outdoor Fest | A 3-day festival at Historic Hopkins Farm in Simpsonville showcasing outdoor activities and equipment. Whether you want to purchase gear or expand your knowledge, this event is perfect for families and all outdoor enthusiasts. November 4-6.

Ice on Main | One of our favorite annual holiday traditions, Ice on Main, opens November 11 in the heart of Downtown Greenville. An open-air ice skating sesh is the perfect way to rink in the holiday season!

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Last week, CNN named Greenville one of the twelve best places to go for fall. They’re not wrong — fall is beautiful and lively in Upstate SC, and there’s something for everyone. Look at what’s coming up!

* Looking for last-minute Labor Day plans? Use the code LABORDAY22 when booking on our website to save 15% on a last-minute Labor Day stay!

Main Street Fridays | Live music downtown at Noma Square every Friday at 5:30 pm. Ends September 23. Free!

TD Saturday Market | 75+ vendors line Main & McBee Street every Saturday, 8 am – 12 pm. Ends October 29. Free!

Indie Craft Festival | Shop local & handmade! Presented by Maker’s Collective, a GVL-based non-profit, this curated market showcases the work of 100+ regional makers. Check it out at Timmons Arena at Furman University, September 9 & 10.

Euphoria GVL | Enjoy the best of the Upstate’s culinary scene during this annual four-day food, wine, and music festival. September 15-18. Tickets on sale now!

Moonlight Movies | Enjoy a blockbuster beneath the stars! Movies begin at sundown in Falls Park every Thursday in September & October. Free!

Fall for Greenville | There’s a reason this is the Southeast’s most popular outdoor festival! Venture down Main Street to enjoy various beer and wine options, tastes from over 40 restaurants, and free live music on six stages. The Kids’ Area is perfect for little ones, making Fall for Greenville a can’t-miss for the whole family! October 13-16.

GVL Country Music Fest | Head to CCNB Amphitheater at Heritage Park to enjoy food, fun, and a fantastic lineup of some of your favorite country music artists. November 5 & 6.

Waggin’ at the Waterpark | This month, two local waterparks let you treat your furry friends to their very own end-of-summer bash! If you haven’t heard of this, the YouTube videos do not disappoint. September 10 at Discovery Island; September 17 at Otter Creek.

Boo in the Zoo | GVL’s annual family-friendly Halloween event will be back for the last three weekends in October! Dress up the crew and head to the Greenville Zoo for a spooktacular night of trick-or-treating and fun. Tickets on sale September 12.
Upstate Renaissance Faire w/ Medieval Market | You’ll be greeted by knights, dancers, wandering bards, and delicious turkey legs at this inaugural event in Greer City Park! Maybe even dragons? September 10, 10am – 8pm. Free!

Apple Fest Season Finale | Celebrate the end of summer and apple harvest with all things apple at the TR Farmers Market Season Finale. We’re talking about apple skincare, baked apple goods, apple beverages, and more! We’ll be there for the caramel apples on September 17 at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest, from 12:30 – 4pm.

Saluda Outdoor Center | It’s tubing season, and there’s no better way to beat the heat than by floating down the Saluda River! 13 Stripes Brewery also opened their second location, the River Lodge, on-site last summer.

Reedy Rides Bike Tours | With fall coming up, consider taking the scenic route! Reedy Rides’ tours of the Swamp Rabbit Trail are the perfect way to see Greenville and the foliage. You can choose from their broad rental selection, including E-bikes. *StayGVL guests receive a discount on Reedy Rides bike rentals & tours! ‍
GVL Fall Wine Festival | Spend an afternoon celebrating wine while vibing to live music and a DJ. Beer, seltzers, and mimosas also available. This is a 21+ event at Fluor Field at the West End. October 8, 1-5 pm. Tickets on sale now!

Peace Center | GVL’s cultural hub is hosting lots of greatness over the next few months! To name a few: The Bicycle Film Festival on October 1; Brandi Carlile: A Special Solo Performance on October 8; Amos Lee on October 18; Ray Lamontagne on October 2

Things are picking up in Greenville! Here’s what we’re most excited about this month:

New Spaces

Grand Openings

Back Again

Say sayonara to your workweek with Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays! Starting March 18, this weekly music series takes place on Main Street at Noma Square. +Both evenings are free to attend!

Our Recent Favorites

Comal 864 is mouth-wateringly good every time. What started as a pop-up at breweries and events has quickly become one of GVL’s favorite spots. We love anything birria.

Bar Margaret never, ever disappoints. The added fun decor and inventive cocktails make this place top-notch. We’ve been loving the Club Margaret and Damn Good Burger.

Excited? We are! If you’re planning a trip to Greenville, be sure to check out our rentals. We can’t wait to host you!

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