Whether you get festive right after Halloween or wait until the calendar turns to December, November means holiday events are drawing near. Check out this guide to Spartanburg County’s 2022 holiday events where you can embrace the Christmas spirit and find the perfect gift for anyone on your list.
Nov. 8 note: this blog will be updated as holiday events countywide are finalized in Nov. and Dec.
The family-friendly, holiday-themed street festival has something for everyone, with window performances dotting downtown businesses, along with live musicians and carolers performing in the streets. You can find festive foods, a Christmas market, kids’ activities and much more. And the festive night is topped off with the lighting of the Denny’s Plaza Christmas Tree at 7 PM.
The City of Woodruff has several holiday-themed goings on planned, including the city’s first-ever Christmas Tree lighting at McKinney Park, scheduled for 6 PM on Dec. 1. In addition, Woodruff will host pictures with Santa on Dec. 1 from 7-8:30 PM and on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 from 6-8 PM.
Spartanburg County hosts an array of holiday parades each year, with authentically-decorated floats, unique performances and more.
Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3: Woodruff Christmas Stroll,
Woodruff’s annual Christmas Stroll, featuring expanded holiday shopping and streetside food and drinks, expands to two nights in 2022 in the first weekend of December.
Saturday, Dec. 10: Town of Reidville Christmas Parade & Festival, 3-8 PM
The town of Reidville is hosting a Christmas movie-themed parade before a one-day holiday festival with food, drinks, Christmas crafts, photos with Santa, and much more.
The Inman Christmas House (360 Foster Rd) is celebrating its 49th year of public light displays in 2022, with 115,000 lights on view nightly. This year’s FREE drive-thru displays include Frozen, Charlie Brown, a life-size nativity scene with live miniature donkeys, and more.
The holiday views have never been better thanks to the newest holiday attraction in Downtown Spartanburg, a Ferris Wheel sponsored by the Piedmont Interstate Fair. This family-friendly attraction is free, and will be open 5-9 PM on weekdays, 12-9 PM Saturdays, and 12-6 PM Sundays during the month.
Note: The Ferris Wheel will operate from 12-6 PM Christmas Eve, will be closed Christmas Day, and will operate from 12-9 PM on New Year’s Eve.
An annual classic, Ballet Spartanburg returns for its 57th season this year with a collaborative set of performances with the Spartanburg Philharmonic. Follow Clara and the Nutcracker through Tchaikovsky’s most beloved Christmas musical score, with four performances at Converse University’s Twichell Auditorium, (580 East Main St.)