Dec. 15 weekend: Plays, Paw Patrol, holiday events on tap
There’s plenty of festive fun in store for another weekend in the Upstate.
You can catch a beloved Christmas favorite when “Frosty” comes to Greenville Little Theatre this weekend. Performances are at 10:30 a.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. For tickets, visit www.greenvillelittletheatre.org.
Celebrate the Greenville Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday at Peace this weekend at the Peace Center with shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Everything you love about Holiday at Peace, including the audience sing-a-long, as well as appearances by International Ballet and Santa Claus, will be back in this musical extravaganza along with dazzling performances by the incredibly talented and charming, Broadway star Rachel York. Visit www.peacecenter.org.
The Greenville Swamp Rabbits will have its annual Teddy Bear Toss during the 7:30 p.m. Friday 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.
Skate with Reedy Rip’It and the Greenville Drive champions of MiLb’s South Atlantic League 5-8 p.m. Friday at United Community BankIce on Main. The first 100 guests get to skate for free, and all guests can take a picture with the championship trophy. “The Phantom of The Opera” is coming to the Peace Center, andfans can skate to music from the Andrew Lloyd Webber production 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday. For a special events calendar, ticket information and more, visit www.iceonmain.com.
A Celtic Christmas is 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday 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.
Did you know JCPenney has a new JCPenney Kids Zone program? Children are invited to decorate a free holiday ornament 11 a.m. – noon this Saturday at all JCPenney stores as part of the program. Stop by the kids department to participate. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance sign up is not required. Kids will also receive a collectible pin for every project they finish. Adults will also receive a special 10 percent off coupon to use in-store on the day of the event. For more details, visit https://companyblog.jcpnewsroom.com/2017/12/12/jcpenney-hosts-free-workshops-for-kids-every-month/.
Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery in Greenville will host its Holiday Flea! again 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday. Shop for local goods, including holiday baked goods. More than 40 vendors include Hey Moon, Liz Daly Designs, Oak Leaf Pottery and ViviDivine Creations. For details, visit http://swamprabbitcafe.com/events.
Regal Hollywood Stadium 20 & RPX in Greenville will show a sensory friendly screening of the new animated movie "Ferdinand" at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Admission is $6.50. The showing is intended for special needs families and includes brighter lights, lower sound and allows guests to move around. For details, visit www.regmovies.com/promotions/my-way-matinee.
A free Winter Dance will be presented by the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Peace Center. Visit www.peacecenter.org for more information.
Chanukah on Main begins at 4:30 p.m. Sunday 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 for more information.
“Paw Patrol Live: Race to the Rescue” brings the popular TV characters to the Upstate for two shows this weekend in Spartanburg. Performances are at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. Tickets cost $19 to $115. For details, visit www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar/195/Paw+Patrol+Live.
“The Nutcracker” will be performed by Foothills Dance Conservatory at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Brooks Center at Clemson University. Cost is $15 for students and $20 for adults. Visit www.clemson.edu/brooks.
Find more events and resources online at www.UpstateParent.com.