South Carolina November 30, 2016
Here Are The 10 Most Enchanting, Magical Christmas Towns In South Carolina
Each year at Christmastime cities and towns all over South Carolina come alive with holiday spirit. There are many holidays throughout the year, but somehow this one brings out the best in people. We’ve narrowed down the Top 10 Christmas Towns (and cities) in the Palmetto State. It wasn’t easy, but here are the Top 10 Christmas Towns in South Carolina in 2016.
1. Rock Hill
Rock Hill brings a huge holiday season to light by kicking off the party with their annual ChristmasVille In Rock Hill festival. The festival opens this Thursday, Dec. 1 and runs through Dec. 4, 2016. The entire Old Town is transformed into a Christmas town. What more could you ask for?
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Uptown Greenwood dresses up Main Street like you've never seen. Hundreds of thousands of lights line the bottoms of the trees in anticipation of the big tree lighting ceremony. The Santa on Main party starts Friday December 2, 2016 and the tree lighting is on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. More information
South Carolina's own perfectly picturesque "Stars Hollow" is nothing short of magical, much like the fictional "Stars Hollow" in the newly revived "Gilmore Girls" now on Netflix. There's a giant tree dressed to the nines and this (see above) colossal Christmas bulb that's the perfect size for taking family holiday photos.
Aiken's Christmas season gets officially underway traditionally on the morning of Thanksgiving with the annual Blessing of the Hounds in Hitchcock Woods, one of the largest urban parks on the east coast. From then on, downtown becomes alive with a variety of festive events. You can view them
. Don't miss taking a carriage ride, wandering through thousands of lights at Hopeland Gardens, or seeing the Night of a Thousand Candles.
From the spirit of Christmas that's very much alive in Downtown Greenville to the legendary drive-through lights display at Roper Mountain, Greenville is a real Christmas charmer. While you're there don't miss out on the iconic private lights display that's a real Christmas sensation. It's called "Greenville Griswold." You won't be disappointed! More info on Greenville Griswold
From the thousands of lights in Marion Square to strolling the many historic streets and checking out the beautifully adorned homes, Charleston is a beautiful Christmas town. After, head over the bridge to James Island to check out the Holiday Festival of Lights. More info
7. Myrtle Beach
Many events and much activity mark Christmas in style at Myrtle's Broadway at the Beach. Add to that the bustling activity and Christmas cheer found along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, and this town in South Carolina is a Christmas hub full of holiday spirit.
Spartanburg kicks off its annual "A Dickens of a Christmas" street festival on Thursday, December 1, 2016 with loads of fun for the entire family. Take a carriage ride, try your luck on the ice at the ice rink in the square and then get ready for the annual tree lighting at 7:30.
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Columbia is bustling with Christmastime activites. From the annual tree lighting that takes place this Thursday at the Statehouse, to the ice rink on main, the Christmas lights at the Zoo and the annual Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals Park, the Capital City is definitely a huge Christmas town in the Palmetto State.
Each year, Anderson seems to find the biggest and prettiest Christmas tree in the South and they decorate it with more lights that you can imagine. There's also an annual Christmas lights show at the park across from the Civic Center. And finally, Santa always makes a splash appearance at the annual Christmas parade, held this year on Saturday Dec. 11, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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