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Saturday, October 23, 2021
Greer Christmas Parade Registration Open
Oct 23 all-day
online registration
Theme: Santa’s Workshop Sunday Dec 5th 2:30pm
Join the fun and decorate your entries to reflect Santa’s Workshop! Remember, Santa is ONLY on the last float in the parade! The Greer Christmas Parade route is 1.1 miles; beginning at Poinsett Street & Memorial Drive and ending at N. Main Street & Cunningham Drive.
$50 Non-Commercial/Organization/Non-Profit registration
$100 Commercial/Business registration
$650 Rent a float from Greer Relief
$725 Rent a float from Greer Relief with sound
click CLICK HERE for available floats
ALL entries & fees must be received or postmarked by the day before Thanksgiving (November 24th). Entries & fees received/postmarked after this date will be assessed the $50 late entry fee.
We will have two awards determined by our judges: Best Float and Best Walking Entry. 2020 Best Float was SC Jeep Addicts and 2020 Best Walking Entry was OnDuty SC Inc. They each get a free entry for the 2021 Greer Christmas Parade!
Please forward this email to any individual, business, and organization interested in participating in the parade. If you have any questions you can email us at [email protected] or call (864) 334-3492.
We look forward to seeing you at the parade!
Best Wishes,
Kyndra Kemp
Greer Christmas Parade Chairman
Sponsorships
Sponsoring the Greer Christmas Parade is a fun and festive way to support the Greer Community! We are excited to have the Sensory Zone Sponsorship again this year as well as opportunities for vendors.
Check out all the ways you can get involved.
For more information on all Greer Christmas Parade sponsorships click here.
Boo at the Zoo
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

See the source image

Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular.

 On Sale September 1

Details Coming Soon

Boo at the Zoo
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Riverbanks Zoo

Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular.

Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Winter Lights returns to the gardens November 19-January 1

Tickets are now sold PER VEHICLE, not per person.

We are thrilled to announce that the 2021 Winter Lights holiday event will welcome members and guests back into the gardens as it returns to the traditional outdoor walk-through open-air show format. The famously tall 50-foot lighted tree and the Quilt Garden will be back, outfitted with new designs in lights, while throughout the gardens, popular arrangements will mingle with ones never seen before.

You can find everything you need to know about Asheville’s Brightest Holiday Tradition at the tabs above, and be sure to secure your tickets now.

We hope you will join us this holiday season!

 

Winter Lights is the Arboretum’s largest annual fundraiser, and supports many parts of its mission driven programming.

CAROLINA BALLET THEATRE GHOSTS
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm
Peace Center

Ghosts

The Greenville-centric story opens on Halloween night. While most families make their rounds through the well-known neighborhoods, a handful of kids break off from the group. Hoping to reveal an unspoken Greenville secret, they head to an abandoned mansion along the Reedy River. They knock on the door, and after no answer, a brave little girl says “Let’s go!” and pushes it open.

Lightning flashes to reveal a silhouette of a couple who dance a pas de deux to a string quartet medley of several Michael Jackson-inspired tunes. Ghosts creep out of every crevice but will not lunge into the audience at the matinee performance. Startling sound effects will also be kept to a minimum during the matinee performance.

Music By Michael Jackson and Choreography by Hernan Justo.

A Night with Gabe and Kyle: A Horror Paranormal Variety Show
Oct 23 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Alchemy Comedy Theater
Don’t miss this special late night Halloween themed show!

Get ready for a late night paranormal variety show. “Truth Searchers” Gabe and Kyle will take the audience through a spooky event full of stand-up comedy, horror themed sketches , and a screening premiere of their short film.

Sunday, October 24, 2021
Greer Christmas Parade Registration Open
Oct 24 all-day
online registration
Theme: Santa’s Workshop Sunday Dec 5th 2:30pm
Join the fun and decorate your entries to reflect Santa’s Workshop! Remember, Santa is ONLY on the last float in the parade! The Greer Christmas Parade route is 1.1 miles; beginning at Poinsett Street & Memorial Drive and ending at N. Main Street & Cunningham Drive.
$50 Non-Commercial/Organization/Non-Profit registration
$100 Commercial/Business registration
$650 Rent a float from Greer Relief
$725 Rent a float from Greer Relief with sound
click CLICK HERE for available floats
ALL entries & fees must be received or postmarked by the day before Thanksgiving (November 24th). Entries & fees received/postmarked after this date will be assessed the $50 late entry fee.
We will have two awards determined by our judges: Best Float and Best Walking Entry. 2020 Best Float was SC Jeep Addicts and 2020 Best Walking Entry was OnDuty SC Inc. They each get a free entry for the 2021 Greer Christmas Parade!
Please forward this email to any individual, business, and organization interested in participating in the parade. If you have any questions you can email us at [email protected] or call (864) 334-3492.
We look forward to seeing you at the parade!
Best Wishes,
Kyndra Kemp
Greer Christmas Parade Chairman
Sponsorships
Sponsoring the Greer Christmas Parade is a fun and festive way to support the Greer Community! We are excited to have the Sensory Zone Sponsorship again this year as well as opportunities for vendors.
Check out all the ways you can get involved.
For more information on all Greer Christmas Parade sponsorships click here.
Spookley The Square Pumpkin: The Musical
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
South Carolina Children’s Theatre

Audiences of all ages love Spookley. What’s not to love? He’s a square pumpkin in a round pumpkin world. He has hilarious spider friends, Edgar, Allan, and Poe. He’s the star of a popular book series and famous animated feature. Maybe that’s why SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN: THE MUSICAL is on its way to becoming a family tradition itself. Does Spookley have what it takes to be the Pick of the Patch? Will he realize being different makes him special? Sing along as you find out, and enjoy one of the best Halloween musicals you will see for a long time!

 

Based on the book “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin” written by Joe Troiano, the film “Spookley the Spookley the Square Pumpkin” written by Joe Troiano and Tom Hughes, and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage. Spookley the Square Pumpkin and all related elements ©  and TM/® under license to Holiday Hill Enterprises, LLC. Spookley is the “Official Spokes-Pumpkin” for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month in October. PACER.org/Bullying Spookley  
Boo at the Zoo
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

See the source image

Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular.

 On Sale September 1

Details Coming Soon

Boo at the Zoo
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Riverbanks Zoo

Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular.

Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Winter Lights returns to the gardens November 19-January 1

Tickets are now sold PER VEHICLE, not per person.

We are thrilled to announce that the 2021 Winter Lights holiday event will welcome members and guests back into the gardens as it returns to the traditional outdoor walk-through open-air show format. The famously tall 50-foot lighted tree and the Quilt Garden will be back, outfitted with new designs in lights, while throughout the gardens, popular arrangements will mingle with ones never seen before.

You can find everything you need to know about Asheville’s Brightest Holiday Tradition at the tabs above, and be sure to secure your tickets now.

We hope you will join us this holiday season!

 

Winter Lights is the Arboretum’s largest annual fundraiser, and supports many parts of its mission driven programming.

Dracula: The Failings of Men—- New date Added
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm
Mountainside Theatre

A ghost ship washes ashore near London in 1897 and an ancient evil springs to life! DRACULA is an action-horror reimagining of the classic Bram Stoker novel. Walk along with Ada Van Helsing as she battles against the darkness in this cirque inspired adaptation. Our Dracula is not a typical theatre show. In our production, patrons follow the action as they stroll through the theatre. This show is not recommended for children under 12.

Monday, October 25, 2021
Boo at the Zoo
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

See the source image

Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular.

 On Sale September 1

Details Coming Soon

Boo at the Zoo
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Riverbanks Zoo

Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular.

Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Winter Lights returns to the gardens November 19-January 1

Tickets are now sold PER VEHICLE, not per person.

We are thrilled to announce that the 2021 Winter Lights holiday event will welcome members and guests back into the gardens as it returns to the traditional outdoor walk-through open-air show format. The famously tall 50-foot lighted tree and the Quilt Garden will be back, outfitted with new designs in lights, while throughout the gardens, popular arrangements will mingle with ones never seen before.

You can find everything you need to know about Asheville’s Brightest Holiday Tradition at the tabs above, and be sure to secure your tickets now.

We hope you will join us this holiday season!

 

Winter Lights is the Arboretum’s largest annual fundraiser, and supports many parts of its mission driven programming.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Boo at the Zoo
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

See the source image

Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular.

 On Sale September 1

Details Coming Soon

Boo at the Zoo
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Riverbanks Zoo

Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular.

Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Winter Lights returns to the gardens November 19-January 1

Tickets are now sold PER VEHICLE, not per person.

We are thrilled to announce that the 2021 Winter Lights holiday event will welcome members and guests back into the gardens as it returns to the traditional outdoor walk-through open-air show format. The famously tall 50-foot lighted tree and the Quilt Garden will be back, outfitted with new designs in lights, while throughout the gardens, popular arrangements will mingle with ones never seen before.

You can find everything you need to know about Asheville’s Brightest Holiday Tradition at the tabs above, and be sure to secure your tickets now.

We hope you will join us this holiday season!

 

Winter Lights is the Arboretum’s largest annual fundraiser, and supports many parts of its mission driven programming.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Boo at the Zoo
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

See the source image

Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular.

 On Sale September 1

Details Coming Soon

Boo at the Zoo
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Riverbanks Zoo

Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular.