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Christmas light displays, ice skating, and parades in our area

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With Christmas around the corner, cities and towns are celebrating the holiday with lights, displays, parades, and other special events.

 Here is a list of popular light displays and events in our area:

Drive-through or Drive-by Light Displays

Hollywild Animal Lights Safari

  • Begins November 17

Roper Mountain Holiday Lights

  •  One last time – begins November 23

Upstate Holiday Light Show at Greenville-Pickens Speedway

  •  Begins November 23

Anderson Lights of Hope 

  • Corner of Martin Luther King Blvd and Woodcrest Drive near the Anderson Civic Center
  • Begins November 23

The Passion of the Lights (formerly known as Greenville Griswold)

  • New location for 2017: The Edge Community Church, 506 Edwards Road, Greenville
  • Begins November 24

Walk-through Light Displays

2017 Festival of Trees

  • Greenville - Hyatt Regency Downtown, Courtyard Marriott Downtown and Hampton Inn & Suites Riverplace
  • Begins December 1

Christmas at Biltmore

  • Asheville
  • Began November 3

Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum

  • 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville
  • Begins November 17

Deck the Halls

  • Town of Williamston Municipal Building
  • Multiple Christmas trees on display
  • Trees will be lit on Nov. 25 at 6 p.m.; Open for daily viewing from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Jan. 1, 2017

Drive OR walk Light Displays

The Christmas Park

  • Mineral Spring Park - Center Street, Williamston
  • Month of December
  • Free admission

Newberry North Pole

  • Friday nights in December
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Faux snow
  • Pictures with Santa
  • Story time with Mrs. Claus

Ice Skating

Ice on Main

  • Located on South Main Street in downtown Greenville
  • Open daily through Jan. 15, 2018
  • $10 per person

Skating on the Square

  • Morgan Square - Downtown Spartanburg
  • Open daily through January 15, 2018
  • $10 per person

Holiday Ice

  • Wren Park in Anderson
  • Open daily through Jan. 7, 2018
  • $5 for ages 7 and up, $3 for kiddie rink
  • Synthetic ice



  • "A Festival of Lights" Spartanburg Jaycees parade
  • Dec. 12.
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Downtown Spartanburg

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