Christmas time is here! The first week of December is chock full of family friendly Christmas activities for the Rock Hill area. So much is going on leading into the holidays that area residents might have a hard time deciding what to do first. Pop open a Coke and look over these events to make your plans. Whatever you decide to do, you know that a cold Coke will make the day even better.
Rock Hill will once again host ChristmasVille, four days of holiday activities for the whole family. The fun starts on Thursday, December 1st and includes a gingerbread scavenger hunt, ornament decorating, and a lavish opening ceremony, among other bright moments.
The festival will continue on Friday, December 2nd, with historic trolley tours, a gingerbread house competition, a Vernon Grant gallery walk, candle making, carolers, a gift & farmer’s market, parade, and tree lighting.
Saturday, December 3rd will include the Reindeer Romp 5K, a wide variety of cultural celebrations, Santa’s Workshop craft making, various ornament making opportunities, rides and inflatables, concerts, and the Fezziwig Ball.
The festivities continue on Sunday, December 4th with more of the fabulous events from the previous two days.
Kickoff to Christmas Tree Lighting
York will kickoff the Christmas season on December 1st with the annual tree lighting. The event will take place in downtown York from 6-8 p.m.
Christmas Village and Lighting of the Tree
Fort Mill will also ring in the season on December 1st. Head over to the Fort Mill Amphitheater at Walter Elisha Park from 5-8:30 p.m. for music, dance, vendors, and the lighting of the new 50’ tree.
Three parades in three days! Three days of Christmas activities!
Rock Hill will start the parades on December 2nd at the corner of Oakland and Stewart.
Fort Mill’s parade will take place on December 3rd at 11 a.m. It will begin at the corner of Tom Hall and Unity Street.
Clover’s parade will start at 3 p.m. on December 4th on Main Street.
If the bright hustle and bustle gets to be too much, slow down at Historic Brattonsville’s Christmas Candlelight Tours. On Saturday, December 3rd and 10th, see how residents of the plantation would have celebrated. Be sure to get your tickets early.