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Our top picks for December events

“THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER” is presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre Dec. 1 – 9 at the Peace Center. Visit

THE ST. FRANCIS TEDDY BEAR LUNCHEON is at 11 a.m. Dec. 1 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville. All children who donate a new stuffed animal will get a photo with Santa. For tickets and details, visit

SKATING ON THE BIG ICE is select dates in December at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. For details, visit

A CHILDREN’S BOOK TALK and Signing with Author Tony DiTerlizzi is at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Five Forks Library. This event is free and open to the public, but a purchase of “The Broken Ornament” from Fiction Addiction at the event or by preorder from is required to join the signing line. For details, visit

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA: THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS EVE is at 4 and 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. For details and tickets, visit

SUGAR CREEK FUN RUNS: JINGLE BELL JOG is a family run/walk with an Elf Run at 2:15 p.m. and a 5K at 3 p.m. Dec. 8. For details and registration, visit

“ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MY TWO FRONT TEETH” is performed Dec. 11 – 15 at Greenville Little Theatre. For tickets, visit

FREE! POLAR EXPRESS STORY TIME is at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Registration is required. Call 864-574-6815.

CELEBRATE NOON NEW YEAR’S EVE Dec. 31 at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Countdown to the Noon Year and more. Visit

“THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER,” presented by the Spartanburg Youth Theatre, is at 2 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Chapman Cultural Center. Tickets are $15 each for adults and $10 each for ages 18 and younger. Group discounts are available. For tickets, visit or call 864-582-ARTS.