Celebrate the Holidays in South Carolina
Located in the north-central area of South Carolina, Rock Hill is a business-savvy city blend of historic charm and responsibly implemented expansion. Every December, Rock Hill transforms into ChristmasVille – bringing the holiday spirit to life with a magical festive village and outdoor art festival. Visitors can experience over 70 events at this award-wining festival, including horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa, ice-skating, and more. Further east from Rock Hill, on the Hammock Coast is Murrells Inlet, a quaint fishing village with a historic past. This charming town is home to a spectacular sculpture garden, and in December, it transforms into a stunning light spectacle known as Brookgreen Gardens Night of a Thousand Candles. Named “Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina” by Travel + Leisure, the stunning attraction features 2,700 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights that fill the garden’s pathways. Nestled up against the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of South Carolina's Upcountry, you'll find Greenville. In December, the Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade is a must-see spectacle that has been a holiday tradition for more than 75 years and attracts thousands of visitors downtown. On the southern coast, you’ll find the stunning Kiawah Island and its luxury resort The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Island Golf Resort. Starting with Thanksgiving, the holidays remain an extremely popular time to visit Kiawah Island Golf Resort. The Friday following Thanksgiving is particularly exciting with the traditional tree lighting and caroling, the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus to The Sanctuary, and the unveiling of the spectacular life-size chocolate sculpture crafted by Executive Pastry Chef Jordan Snyder and his team. Every element of the sculpture, down to the smallest detail, is made of chocolate.