Santa arrived in downtown tonight on a horse-drawn carriage that sent scores of children scurrying through Greer City Park to greet him.
The occasion was the annual lighting of the Christmas tree sprinkled with a flurry of activity for families from the promenade to the amphitheatre.
The Greer Jaycees Christmas Parade is Sunday at 2:30. It begins at the Clock restaurant and ends at J. Harley Bonds Career Center on S. Main Street.
Here are the 100-plus units scheduled to participate in the following order.
Families of Pfc. Adam Ross and Sgt. Channing “Bo” Hicks and will lead the Greer Jaycees Christmas Parade Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The Ross family is the grand marshal and the Hicks family agreed to participate in honor of their son who was killed in action on Nov. 16.
The parade, featuring 100-plus units with the theme, “A White Christmas”, will culminate three days of festivities that begins with tonight’s Christmas tree lighting at City Park and Saturday’s Breakfast with Santa for three seatings at the Cannon Centre.
Living in Greer gives us close access to so many great venues throughout the upstate, and since this Tuesday night was date night, Lindsay and I ventured to Greenville's Peace Center to see the Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet.
The musical centers around a chance jam session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins at Sun Records on December 4, 1956.
Million Dollar Quartet, a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by a recording session of four Rock 'n' Roll icons, begins its 6-day, 8-show run Tuesday night at the Peace Center.
Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll, who discovered Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, brought them together for a historical recording session. It was an impromptu session 60 years ago at Sun Records' storefront studio in Memphis. It would be the only time in their career they would be united in what has become known as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions of all time.
The Greer Jaycees Christmas Parade is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “A White Christmas”.
The parade registration form, costs and rules are available at GreerToday.com.
Roper Mountain Holiday Lights will open on Thanksgiving evening through Dec. 30 from 6-10 p.m.
In addition to the drive through the displays with thousands of lights, visitors may park their cars and stroll through Winter Wonderland. Santa will be there through Dec. 24, a mailbox for letters to Santa and his elves, 25 giant holiday cards created by local school art classes, a gift shop and concessions.
"A Night of Hope!" is scheduled Dec. 8 and 9 at Praise Cathedral (3390 Brushy Creek Road) with a 120-voice choir, orchestra, and cast totaling over 200.
From Santas and reindeer, to wise men, shepherds, and baby Jesus, the greatest story ever told is portrayed. Adam Crabb, Christian recording artist, is the special guest.
This is a tale of a whale on the move at Hollywild Animal Park.
The staff is preparing for Saturday’s opening night and the park’s annual Holiday Lights Safari. Along they way they had some fun.
The Greenville Little Theatre presents "It's a Wonderful Life!" to benefit the Greenville County Youth Orchestras on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.
The fundraiser with holiday music, dessert buffet and silent auction is $25.
Greer knows Santa is hot.
His annual visit to Greer’s “Breakfast With Santa” sponsored by the City Parks and Recreation Events Division was sold out within 8 hours – one working day at city hall.
Even Big Thursday has its rivalries when bidding on items – silent or live.
Cutouts of head coaches Dabo Swinney of Clemson and Steve Spurrier of the University of South Carolina were nearly side-by-side to be bid on later tonight during the live auction.
Big Thursday is today at Fairview Baptist Church.
This is the biggest annual fundraiser for Greer Community Ministries, founded in 1972, a faith-based organization, dedicated to provide for the elderly, homebound and disadvantaged.