Things to do: Upstate holiday happenings
Holiday parades, festivals and celebrations that were sidelined last year due to COVID-19 are making a comeback this year as Upstate cities and towns host everything from tree lightings to ice skating.
Here’s a lineup of what’s in store, starting this weekend:
United Community Bank Ice on Main, open through Jan. 17, hours vary, 206 S. Main Street, Greenville.
Anderson Christmas Lights, open daily Nov. Nov. 25 – Dec. 25, 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., 150 Rose Valley Boulevard, Anderson.
Historic Pendleton Tree Lighting, Nov. 26. at 6 p.m., Village Green.
Pendleton Christkindlmarkt, Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 26 – Dec. 11 at 4:30 p.m., Village Green, Pendleton.
Pelzer Light People, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Nov. 26 – Dec. 19, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. – weather permitting, Historic Pelzer Gym.
Belton – Fork Shoals Christmas Parade, Nov. 28 at 3 p.m., Fork Sholas School on McKelvey Road.
Williamston’s Winter Wonderland, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m., 12 W. Main Street, Williamston.
Light up Landrum Christmas Parade, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m., at Downtown Landrum.
Town of Iva Tree Lighting, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m., Downtown Iva.
Countybank Holiday Ice, Dec. 3 – Jan. 17, Carolina Wren Park, 111 E. Whitner Street, Anderson.
Downtown Anderson Tree Lighting, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., Main at Whitner Street.
Christmastime at Dalrymple Place, Dec. 3 and Dec. 4, 4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., 108 Main Street, West Pelzer.
Clinton Christmas Parade, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m., N. Broad Street.
Town of Duncan Parade, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m., at 121 S. Spencer St.
City of Belton Hometown Christmas Celebration, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m., 100 N Main Street, Belton.
Mauldin Beachin’ Christmas Parade, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m., at East Butler Road.
Town of Pelzer and West Pelzer Christmas Parade, Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m., Main Street, Pelzer.
City of Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m., at Downtown Greenville
Liberty Christmas Parade, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m., location to be determined.
Greer Christmas Parade, Dec. 5 at 2:30 p.m., at Poinsett Street and Memorial Drive.
Greenwood Christmas Parade, Dec. 5 at 2:30 p.m., at Cambridge Road and West Cambridge
Simpsonville Christmas Parade, Dec. 5 at 3 p.m., at N.E. Main Street and S.E. Main Street.
City of Anderson Christmas Parade, Dec. 5 at 3 p.m., at Greenville Street.
City of Clemson’s Magic of Christmas Parade, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m., at College Avenue to Strode Circle.
Fountain Inn Christmas Parade, Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m., at a location to be determined.
Pickens Christmas Parade, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m., location to be determined.
Annual Easley Christmas Parade of Lights, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m., at Downtown Easley
Pacolet Christmas Parade, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m., between Pacolet Elementary and T.W. Edwards Center.
Travelers Rest Christmas in America, Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m., at Plaza Drive.
Kringle Holiday Village, Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 at Fluor Field. Check website for times.
Williamston Christmas Parade, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m., at Hamilton Street and Greenville Drive.
Slater-Marietta Christmas Parade, Dec. 12 at 3 p.m., location to be determined.
Pendleton Christmas Parade, Dec. 12 at 3 p.m., location to be determined.
Woodruff Christmas Parade, Dec. 12 at 3 p.m., at Main Street.
Chesnee Christmas Parade, Dec. 12 at 3 p.m., at Main Street.
Spartanburg Jaycees Christmas Parade, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m., at Downtown Spartanburg
Town of Iva Christmas Parade, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m., East Front Street from Parkview Road to East Jackson Street.