Holiday Events Calendar
THE BON SECOURS FESTIVAL OF TREES continues throughout December at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown, Embassy Suites Downtown, Hampton Inn & Suites – RiverPlace and Hyatt Regency. For details, visit http://www.stfrancisfoundation.com/event/festival-of-trees.
ICE ON MAIN continues through Jan. 20 at Village Green in front of the Courtyard by Marriot on Main Street. For costs, hours and special events, visit http://www.iceonmain.com.
SKATING ON THE SQUARE continues through Jan. 20 at Morgan Square. For costs, hours and events, visit http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/skating-on-the-square.
FOUNTAIN INN’S CHRISTMAS INN OUR TOWN is 6 – 9 p.m. Wednesdays – Sundays Dec. 5 – 22. For details, visit https://www.fountaininnevents.com/events.
MAULDIN’S CHRISTMAS KICK-OFF is Dec. 5 – 7. For details, visit http://www.mauldinculturalcenter.org.
WINTERFEST is Dec. 21 – Jan. 5 at the South Carolina State Museum. The event includes visits from Santa, Nutcracker performances, cookie decorating, storytelling, snowball fights and more. Visit http://scmuseum.org.
THE LIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS AT RIVERBANKS ZOO in Columbia is open through Dec. 30. For tickets, visit http://www.riverbanks.org.
HOLIDAY LIGHTS ON THE RIVER continues through Dec. 31 at Saluda Shoals Park in Columbia. The drive-through lights display includes more than a million lights on a two-mile loop. Visit http://www.icrc.net.
CHRISTMAS AT BILTMORE ESTATE in Asheville continues through Jan. 5. In Antler Hill Village, Santa will visit with children and families on select dates. Candlelight Christmas Evenings continue through Jan. 4. A Gingerbread House Tea is at 1 p.m. select dates Dec. 14 – 22 at the Inn on Biltmore Estate. For details, visit http://biltmore.com.
AN ELF ON THE SHELF SCAVENGER HUNT continues in Knoxville, TN through Jan. 5. Children of all ages are invited to pick up a North Pole Pass at any of the participating businesses to help guide them through the adventure. Find treats and prizes along the way. For details, visithttps://www.downtownknoxville.org/holiday/elf.
TOUR OF TREES is 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Dec. 1 – 31 at the Union County Community Center in Blairsville, GA. Admission is free. For details, visit
SPEEDWAY CHRISTMAS is at the Charlotte Motor Speedway through Jan. 5. The event is a drive-through Christmas light park and village with movie nights and more. Visit http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
NIGHTS OF A THOUSAND CANDLES are select dates Dec. 5 – 21 at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet. For details and tickets, visit http://brookgreen.org.
THE HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS continues through Dec. 31 at James Island County Park. The event is a three-mile drive through light displays, as well as a sand sculpture, gingerbread houses and more. For details, visit https://www.holidayfestivaloflights.com.