More holiday happenings around the Upstate
Lights shows and concerts highlight the holiday happenings around the Upstate over the next several days. Here’s a sampling:
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14
The Upstate Holiday Light Show at Greenville-Pickens Speedway is open nightly through Dec. 31. Hours are Sun – Thurs 6 – 10 p.m. and Fri & Sat, 6 – 11 p.m. Billed as the biggest interactive LED light show in the Upstate, Upstate Holiday Light Show features hundreds of displays, a petting zoo, ice skating rink and pony corral. Car, minivan, truck & SUV admission is $25. The fee for passenger vans is $50 and buses are $80. Admission includes the petting zoo. Other activities are priced separately. See more details here.
The Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra will present is Annual Christmas Concert & Toys For Tots Drive at 7 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church, 1249 S. Suber Road in Greer. The event is free. Refreshments will be provided following the performance where attendees can meet the performers.
The Spartanburg Philharmonic will present The Snowman and Other Holiday Favorites on Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 2:30 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center, 200 East Saint John Street. For the full program and ticket info, click here.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18
ReCraft Creative Reuse Center’s Holiday Workshop is open Wednesdays through Saturdays until Dec. 28. All ages are welcome to create crafts from dozens of unique, local materials and bring gifts to wrap with sustainable materials. The all-you-can-craft, FREE workshop is open 1 – 9 p.m. Wed – Fri and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays. ReCraft is located at 400 Birnie Street inside Next Manufacturing in West Greenville. For more information, visit recraftgvl.org.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19
The Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 E. Butler Road, will host A Mauldin Family Christmas, a night of your favorite holiday hits performed live by local vocalists on Dec. 19-21 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21
Greenville360 & Woodmark Wealth Management present Holiday Night Out to see A Christmas Carol at Greenville Theater at 8pm. Tickets are $35 and include admission to the show, two drink tickets and a dessert from Chocolate Moose Bakery before the show. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to United Ministries. For more information and tickets, click here.
Historic Hagood Mill will host The Ed Harrison Memorial Celtic Christmas & Holiday Market from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Enjoy Celtic music, an artisan market, food trucks, children’s activities and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. Featured local performers are Lucy Allen & Marshall Goers, Skeeziks, Jenny & Lee and Creag Dhubh. Cost is $5 per person and includes entrance to the Hagood Mill Historic Site, including the Heritage Pavilion and the South Carolina Petroglyph Site. Children 12 and under are admitted free, and parking is free. Hagood Mill is located at 138 Hagood Mill Road in Pickens.