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Friday, Dec. 1

G — THE CITY OF GREER’S TREE LIGHTING is at 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Greer City Park. The festive event will include music and entertainment provided by local choirs and schools, children’s activities, crafts, holiday photos and food for sale for charity, including s’mores. Visit cityofgreer.org.

G — INTERNATIONAL BALLET’S “THE NUTCRACKER” is at 10:30 a.m. (school performance) and 7:30 p.m. (outreach performance) at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

G — FREE! HOLIDAY CRAFTS: MAKE AND TAKE is at 3:30 p.m. at the Anderson Road Branch Library. Create holiday gifts to share with family and friends. Ages 5 – 11. Registration is required. To register, visit greenvillelibrary.org.

S — THE SPARTANBURG YOUTH THEATRE PRESENTS “RUDOLPH” at 4:30 and 7 p.m. at the Chapman Cultural Center. Tickets are $15 each for adults and $10 each for ages 18 and younger. For tickets, visit www.chapmanculturalcenter.org or call 864-582-ARTS (2787).

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Saturday, Dec. 2

SEE SANTA ON THE CHIMNEY 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Chimney Rock Park in Chimney Rock, North Carolina. For details, call 828-625-9611 or visit www.chimneyrockpark.com.

A CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS is 6 – 9 p.m. Latta Plantation. See holiday reenacting, caroling and a live nativity. Visit lattaplantation.org.

KICK OFF A HEALTHY SEASON WITH THE ANNUAL REINDEER RUN at the Anderson Area YMCA. The one-mile race starts at 8 a.m. and the 5K starts at 9 a.m. Registration is available at the Anderson Area YMCA, online at https://registration. andersonareaymca.org:444/cgi-bin/ymweb.pl and at www.active.com.

G – SKATING ON THE BIG ICE at Bon Secours Wellness Arena begins at 11 a.m. Visit www.bonsecoursarena.com.

SOLD OUT! G — BREAKFAST WITH SANTA is 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Simpsonville Senior and Activity Center. For ticket information, call 864- 967-9533.

SOLD OUT! G — BREAKFAST WITH SANTA is at the Senior Center in Mauldin. For tickets, call the Mauldin Chamber of Commerce at 864-297-1323.

G — “SANTA CLAUS, A NEW MUSICAL” is presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

G — FAMILY FUN DAY is 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. Come meet Father Christmas and celebrate with crafts and story times. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

G — FREE! THE GREENVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S LOLLIPOPS CONCERT: The Twelve Bots of Christmas is at 10 a.m. at the Greer Branch Library and at 11:30 a.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

G — THE ST. FRANCIS TEDDY BEAR LUNCHEON is at 11 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville. This family-friendly luncheon includes a light lunch and entertainment by Wade Hampton High School drama students – their own rendition of “The Nutcracker.” All children are encouraged to bring a brand new, unwrapped stuffed animal to be donated to local children in need. For tickets and details, visit www.stfrancisfoundation.com.

G –SAFARI SANTA is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Greenville Zoo. Take photos and visit with Santa, free with admission to the zoo. The first 100 children will receive cookies provided by The Bair Foundation and milk provided by Pet Dairy. Some zoo animals will also have their own Christmas trees on display. For details, visit http://greenvillezoo.com/168/Special-Events.

G –MEET RUDOLPH AND SANTA 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. during the Open-Air Market at The Shops at Greenridge in Greenville. A DJ will play holiday music, and the event will include a balloon artist, cookies, crafts and a reindeer visiting with children. Admission is free. For details, visit www.facebook.com/events/348169642312613/.

G — THE HOLIDAY FLEA is 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Swamp Rabbit Café. Shop with local artists, crafters and more. Visit swamprabbitcafe.com.

G — MRS. CLAUS’ GINGERBREAD WORKSHOP is at 2 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. Tickets are required. For details, visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

G — FREE! THE MAULDIN CHRISTMAS PARADE is at 2 p.m. on Butler Road. For details, call the Mauldin Chamber of Commerce at 864-297-1323.

G — FREE! GREENVILLE’S POINSETTIA CHRISTMAS PARADE is at 6 p.m. in downtown Greenville. Visit events.greenvillesc.gov.

G — INTERNATIONAL BALLET’S “THE NUTCRACKER” is at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

S — THE SPARTANBURG YOUTH THEATRE PRESENTS “RUDOLPH” at 2 and 4:30 p.m. at the Chapman Cultural Center. Tickets are $15 each for adults and $10 each for ages 18 and younger. For tickets, visit www.chapmanculturalcenter.org or call 864-582-ARTS (2787).

Sunday, Dec. 3

THE CAROLINA YOUTH SYMPHONY HOLIDAY CONCERT is at 3 p.m. at McAlister Auditorium at Furman University. Tickets are $10 each for adults and $5 each for students and seniors. Visit carolinayouthsymphony.org.

G — ABATE MOTORCYCLE CLUB’S TOY RUN, benefiting the children served by the Julie Valentine Center, leaves the Greenville Shrine Club at 2 p.m. for a ride to Greenville County Square. The event is expected to include 400 – 500 riders. Greet the motorcycles at County Square when they arrive at approximately 2:15 – 2:45 p.m. and bring a toy for children ages infants – 17. Visit https://www.julievalentinecenter.org.

G — “SANTA CLAUS, A NEW MUSICAL” is presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

G — FREE! THE CITY OF GREER’S CHRISTMAS PARADE is at 2:30 p.m. Visit cityofgreer.org.

G — FREE! THE SIMPSONVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE is at 3 p.m. in downtown Simpsonville. Visit www.simpsonvillechamber.com.

G — INTERNATIONAL BALLET’S “THE NUTCRACKER” is at 3 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

G – SKATING ON THE BIG ICE at Bon Secours Wellness Arena begins at 1 p.m. Visit www.bonsecoursarena.com.

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Monday, Dec. 4

G — FREE! A POLAR EXPRESS PARTY is at 7 p.m. at the Hughes Main Library. The party is for all ages, but adults must be accompanied by at least one child. Registration is required. To register, visit greenvillelibrary.org.

S — FREE! SANTA AND FRIENDS CHARACTER DAY is at 4:30 p.m. the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. The event includes games and a visit from Santa. Call 864-574-6815.

Tuesday, Dec. 5

G — FREE! A POLAR EXPRESS PARTY is at 10 a.m. at the Greer Branch Library. The party is for all ages, but adults must be accompanied by at least one child. Registration is required. To register, visit greenvillelibrary.org.

G — IT’S MAGIC TREEHOUSE TIME at 3:30 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum’s book club for kids. This week’s book is “Polar Bears Past Bedtime.” Registration is recommended. Admission or museum membership required. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

G — “SCHOOL OF ROCK” is presented at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

S — FREE! PUPPET SHOW: “WHO’LL PULL SANTA’S SLEIGH TONIGHT?” is at 10 and 11 a.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Call 864-596-3504.

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Wednesday, Dec. 6

G — FREE! MY TINY TOWN: THE NORTH POLE is 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Fountain Inn Branch Library. Bring your favorite toy vehicle and travel down tape roads to explore the North Pole. This is a drop-in event. Ages 3 – 5. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

G — FREE! THE FOUNTAIN INN CHRISTMAS PARADE is at 5 p.m. in downtown Fountain Inn. Visit fountaininnchamber.org.

G — “SCHOOL OF ROCK” is presented at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

Thursday, Dec. 7

G — FREE! MY TINY TOWN: THE NORTH POLE is 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Travelers Rest Branch Library. Bring your favorite toy vehicle and travel down tape roads to explore the North Pole. This is a drop-in event. Ages 3 – 5. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

G — FREE! NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT is 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. Explore museum exhibits, hear a story and more. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

G — “SCHOOL OF ROCK” is presented at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

S — FREE! PUPPET SHOW: “WHO’LL PULL SANTA’S SLEIGH TONIGHT?” is at 10 and 11 a.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Call 864-596-3504.

S — FREE! CREATE HOT COCOA GIFTS at 3:30 p.m. at the Chesnee Branch Library. For teens. Call 864-461-2423.

Friday, Dec. 8

G — FREE! A HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE is 10 – 11 a.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Listen to Christmas stories, sing carols, make ornaments, trim a tree and meet Father Christmas. Ages 1 month – 4 years. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

G — “SANTA CLAUS, A NEW MUSICAL” is presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 7 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

G — “SCHOOL OF ROCK” is presented at 8 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

Saturday, Dec. 9

SEE SANTA ON THE CHIMNEY 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Chimney Rock Park in Chimney Rock, North Carolina. For details, call 828-625-9611 or visit www.chimneyrockpark.com.

THE EASLEY PARADE OF LIGHTS is at 6 p.m. in Downtown Easley. Visit www.easleychamber.net.

G — BREAKFAST WITH SANTA is at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. For tickets, visit www.tcmupstate.org.

G — “SANTA CLAUS, A NEW MUSICAL” is presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

G — FREE! MAKE A SNOWFLAKE ORNAMENT at 11 a.m. at the Augusta Road Branch Library. All ages. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

G — “SCHOOL OF ROCK” is presented at 2 and 8 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

G — FREE! CHRISTMAS AT THE STABLES is 6 – 8 p.m. at Whispering Pines Stables in Mauldin. This is a live Nativity with a hay ride, a bake sale and more. All ages are welcome. Groups are asked to call for reservations. Donations are welcome. For details, call 864-288-7458 or visit wpstables.com.

S — FREE! LLAMA, LLAMA WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS to the Library Day is at 10:30 a.m. at the Cowpens Branch Library. Wear your pajamas and join Llama for rhyming stories and crafts. Coffee and doughnuts will be served to moms and dads. Call 864-463-0430.

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Sunday, Dec. 10

THE ANDERSON COUNTY CHRISTMAS PARADE is at 3 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center. Visit https://www.facebook.com/AndersonCountyParade.

G — “SCHOOL OF ROCK” is presented at 1 and 6:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

G — “SANTA CLAUS, A NEW MUSICAL” is presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 1:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

G — CELEBRATE AT CHRISTMAS AT THE BARN, a fundraiser for Happy Hooves Therapeutic Equestrian Center, 2 – 5 p.m. at Eden Farms in Marietta. Spend the afternoon making Christmas memories with “reindeer” horse and pony rides, a live, interactive Nativity scene, Christmas carolers, Santa and more. The cost is $8 each. Visit www.edenfarms.net.

G — FREE! CHRISTMAS AT THE STABLES is 3 – 5 p.m. at Whispering Pines Stables in Mauldin. This is a live Nativity with a hay ride, a bake sale and more. All ages are welcome. Groups are asked to call for reservations. Donations are welcome. For details, call 864-288-7458 or visit wpstables.com.

Monday, Dec. 11

G — FREE! A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS PARTY is at 6:30 p.m. at the Pelham Road Branch Library. Come for crafts, snacks, games and more and celebrate the season with Charlie Brown and friends. Registration is required. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

S — FREE! A LEGO BLOCK PARTY is at 4:30 p.m. at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Call 864-574-6815.

Tuesday, Dec. 12

G — “FROSTY” is performed at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Greenville Little Theatre. For tickets, visit www.greenvillelittletheatre.org.

G — FREE! A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS PARTY is at 6:30 p.m. at the Travelers Rest Branch Library. Come for crafts, snacks, games and more and celebrate the season with Charlie Brown and friends. Registration is required. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

G — FREE! MAKE CHRISTMAS CRAFTS AT HOGWARTS at 4:15 p.m. at the Taylors Branch Library. Registration is required. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

G — NEEDTOBREATHE performs at 8 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

S — FREE! INTERACTIVE “ELF” is at 4:30 p.m. at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Watch the movie “Elf” (rated PG) like you have never seen it before. Registration is required. Call 864-574-6815.

S — FREE! THE SPARTANBURG CHRISTMAS PARADE is at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Spartanburg. Visit www.spartanburgjaycees.net.

Wednesday, Dec. 13

G — “FROSTY” is performed at 10:30 a.m. at Greenville Little Theatre. For tickets, visit www.greenvillelittletheatre.org.

S — FREE! HOMESCHOOL MAKERSPACE at 1 p.m. at the Landrum Branch Library. Children in grades K5 – 6 can learn in a makerspace environment. Activities will be targeted for specific age groups. The theme for December is holiday STEM. Call 864-457-2218.

Thursday, Dec. 14

G — “FROSTY” is performed at 10:30 a.m. at Greenville Little Theatre. For tickets, visit www.greenvillelittletheatre.org.

Friday, Dec. 15

G — “FROSTY” is performed at 10:30 a.m. at Greenville Little Theatre. For tickets, visit www.greenvillelittletheatre.org.

G — FREE! BILINGUAL STORY TIME: CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS/TRADICIONES NAVIDEÑAS is at 4:30 p.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

G — CELEBRATE THE GREEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S HOLIDAY AT PEACE at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

G – TEDDY BEAR TOSS is during the 7:30 p.m. Swamp Rabbits game at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Bring a new stuffed animal to toss on the ice as a donation for Toys for Tots. Visit www.swamprabbits.com.

Saturday, Dec. 16

CELTIC CHRISTMAS is 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Hagood Mill in Pickens. Admission is free. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Explore the beauty and history of Hagood Mill while listening to holiday tunes with a bluegrass twist. This event will share how Celtic sounds merged with African-American rhythms to create Bluegrass and mountain music. Visit www.visitpickenscounty.com.

FOOTHILLS DANCE CONSERVATORY PRESENTS “THE NUTCRACKER” at 7 p.m. at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University. Tickets are $20 each for adults and $15 each for students. Visit https://www.clemson.edu/brooks.

G — BREAKFAST WITH SANTA is at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. For tickets, visit www.tcmupstate.org.

G — “FROSTY” is performed at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Greenville Little Theatre. For tickets, visit www.greenvillelittletheatre.org.

G — THE HOLIDAY FLEA is 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Swamp Rabbit Café. Shop with local artists, crafters and more. Visit swamprabbitcafe.com.

G — CELEBRATE THE GREEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S HOLIDAY AT PEACE at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

G — FREE! WINTER DANCE is presented by the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

S — PAW PATROL LIVE: RACE TO THE RESCUE is at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. For tickets, visit www.crowdpleaser.com.

Sunday, Dec. 17

CHANUKAH ON MAIN begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Greenville. The event includes lighting of a giant menorah, appearances by community leaders, hot latkes and doughnuts, chocolate “gelt” and dreidels for kids. Visit www.chabadgreenville.com/chanukah-on-main.html.

FOOTHILLS DANCE CONSERVATORY PRESENTS “THE NUTCRACKER” at 3 p.m. at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University. Tickets are $20 each for adults and $15 each for students. Visit https://www.clemson.edu/brooks.

G — FREE! WINTER DANCE is presented by the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities at 2 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

G — CELEBRATE THE GREEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S HOLIDAY AT PEACE at 3 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

G — A SECRET LOCATION CONCERT featuring Kylie Odetta and The Trio is at 6:30 p.m. The location will be made known to ticket holders a week prior to the show. The concert benefits the Barbara Stone Foundation. Tickets are $15 each. Visit kylieodetta.com.

S — PAW PATROL LIVE: RACE TO THE RESCUE is at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. For tickets, visit www.crowdpleaser.com.

Monday, Dec. 18

FREE! G — A TEEN POETRY READING is at 5:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 19

G — IT’S MAGIC TREEHOUSE TIME at 3:30 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum’s book club for kids. This week’s book is “Revolutionary War on Wednesday.” Registration is recommended. Admission or museum membership required. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

G — “MILK AND COOKIES: A SPECIAL TELL-ME-A-STORY EVENT” is presented by the South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 6:30 p.m. at The Kroc Center. The cost is $8 each for adults and $15 each for children. Seating is limited. Visit scchildrenstheatre.org or call 864-235-2885 for information.

S — FREE! A TWEEN CHRISTMAS PARTY is 4:30 p.m. at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Call 864-574-6815.

S — FREE! WATCH “THE POLAR EXPRESS” at 5:30 p.m. at the Cowpens Branch Library. Call 864-463-0430.

S — FREE! TWEEN SCENE is at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Call 864-596-3504.

Wednesday, Dec. 20

G — TODDLER TIME is at 10:30 a.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. Enjoy “reindeer games,” snacks and a story. Included with admission. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

G – SKATING ON THE BIG ICE at Bon Secours Wellness Arena begins at 1 p.m. Visit www.bonsecoursarena.com.

G — WATCH “RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER” at 3:30 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

S — FREE! WATCH “THE POLAR EXPRESS” at 1:30 p.m. at the Chesnee Branch Library. Call 864-461-2423.

Thursday, Dec. 21

G — “MILK AND COOKIES: A SPECIAL TELL-ME-A-STORY EVENT” is presented by the South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 6:30 p.m. at The Kroc Center. The cost is $8 each for adults and $15 each for children. Seating is limited. Visit scchildrenstheatre.org or call 864-235-2885 for information.

S — FREE! MAKE A CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT at 3:30 p.m. at the Landrum Branch Library. Ages 10 – 12 or grades 5 – 6. Call 864-457-2218.

Friday, Dec. 22

G — WATCH “HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS” at 10:30 a.m. at the Upcountry History Museum. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

G — “THE NUTCRACKER: ONCE UPON A TIME IN GREENVILLE” is presented by Carolina Ballet Theatre at 7 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

S — FREE! WATCH “THE POLAR EXPRESS” at 12:30 p.m. at the Chesnee Branch Library. Call 864-461-2423.

Saturday, Dec. 23

G — “THE NUTCRACKER: ONCE UPON A TIME IN GREENVILLE” is presented by Carolina Ballet Theatre at 2:30 and 7 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org.

S — FREE! A HOLIDAY MATINEE and candy jar craft are at 1 p.m. at the Chesnee Branch Library. Call 864-461-2423.

Sunday, Dec. 24

G – SKATING ON THE BIG ICE at Bon Secours Wellness Arena begins at 1 p.m. Visit www.bonsecoursarena.com.

Monday, Dec. 25

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, Dec. 26

G – SKATING ON THE BIG ICE at Bon Secours Wellness Arena begins at 1 p.m. Visit www.bonsecoursarena.com.

Wednesday, Dec. 27

G – RANDON ACTS OF SCIENCE: INSTA-SNOW is at 3:30 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Visit www.TCMUpstate.com.

G – SKATING ON THE BIG ICE at Bon Secours Wellness Arena begins at 1 p.m. Visit www.bonsecoursarena.com.

Friday, Dec. 29

G – YOUTH JERSEY NIGHT is at 7 p.m. during the Swamp Rabbits game. The first 1,000 fans under 12 receive a free jersey. Visit swamprabbits.com.

Saturday, Dec. 30

G — CELEBRATE NOON NEW YEAR’S EVE at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Countdown to the Noon Year and more. Visit www.tcmupstate.org.

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