The Holiday Season has begun and it’s a flurry of activity in Downtown Greenville. Whether you want to party like a rock star or do something fun and festive with the family, there are many options to choose from. So, gather your friends and family and head to Main Street!
Mondays are made more fun with a little music! Check out Megan Jean and the KFB at The Handlebar for some bouncing fun. Looking for something that appeals to your inner Domestic Goddess? Foxfire Gallery & Kitchen Store is offering cooking classes to help you create tasty gifts from the kitchen.
Tuesdays have a little something for everyone. Thinkers will love showing their smarts at Connolly’s Trivia with Marty. A bit of a bookworm? The Hughes Main Library offers two book discussion groups, one for mothers and their daughters. If Tuesday means tunes, Spencer Rush will be performing at Smoke on the Water before heading over to Smiley’s Acoustic Cafe to join up with his friend, Charles Hedgepath.
On Wednesdays, creative wonders never cease. Wondering how to get in touch with your inner artist? Design with Wine invites you to “Paint Your Own Little One”. Speaking of little ones, your pre-schoolers have a chance to get creative also with Kindercraft at the Hughes Main Library.
Thursday offers thrills for music lovers. Joe Banks will grace the stage at Smiley’s Acoustic Cafe. Feelin’ a little jazzy? Swing by the Brown Street Club and catch Gary Irwin’s set, followed by Thursday regulars, Gypsy Souls.
Friday really gets festive Downtown! The Carolina Ballet will be at The Peace Center for their annual performance of “The Nutcracker”. Also at The Peace Center, the SC Children’s Theatre will be performing “Ebeneezer – A Musical Christmas Carol”. Prefer to rock around the Christmas tree? Lionz of Zion will have their “Under/Over” concert at The Channel, Ruth Moody will be onstage at The Handlebar with Emily Hearn and Granville Automatic, Gary Irwin will be back at The Brown Street Club, followed by Shrimp City Slim and The Abdalla Brothers and Jeff Sipe will be at Smiley’s Acoustic Cafe.
Saturday is the day of the Poinsettia Holiday Parade through Downtown Greenville. Starting at Augusta Street, the parade route finishes at E. North Street. Before the parade, head over to The Handlebar and find the perfect gift for the music lover on your list at Horizon Records’ Annual Record Fair or take the kiddies over to the Greenville Museum of Art for their Lollipops Concert for Kids with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. After the parade, stay Downtown and enjoy some more great live music provided by Trey Francis at On The Roxx, The Holy Ghost Revival at The Handlebar, J Michael King and the Catfish Po’Boys with Kelly Jo at Smiley’s, Charles Hedgepath followed by Sweet Addiction Project at Brown Street. Or continue in the holiday spirit with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra at The BILO Center.
Sunday is a fun day for thespians. Celebrate the season at “Music in the Galleries” with the Carolina Bronze Hand Bell Choir at the Greenville Museum of Art or with “The Nutcracker”, compliments of the Carolina Ballet at The Peace Center. Theatre lovers can take in a play at The Warehouse Theatre’s production of “Stones in his Pockets” or at The Peace Center with the SC Children’s Theatre production of “Ebeneezer”.
No matter how you choose to spend time in Downtown Greenville, you’ll agree, the Holiday Season is truly a magical time here. Check the Downtown Greenville, SC Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/DowntownGreenvilleSC) for daily updates and Holiday Happenings. We’ll see you Sunday, December 4th for next week’s preview! Happy Holidays!