Celebrating the holidays in Clemson gives you plenty of opportunities with events in the local area. There is something for everyone in town and even nearby to celebrate the season.


Take time to drive around the Upstate Holiday Light Show that runs from December 1 through the 31st. The kids will enjoy the petting zoo and Santa’s workshop, where they can talk to Santa and watch the elves make toys. The ice skating rink is open for skaters of all skill levels on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays.

Just for Kids

The 12 Days of KidX held and sponsored by the Anderson Mall holds interactive arts and crafts demonstrations for the local kids. They can make gifts and ornaments for the season or just practice having fun. The 12 Days events that start in early December require registration, while those held later in the month let kids drop in and have fun without a registration fee.

Why not take the restless youngsters to the Slime Time Workshop during the first week of Winter Break? Held in Greenville at the KidsCreate Studio in Greer, there is a charge for participation

The Whole Family

Drive to Greenville on December 9 to have tea with the members of the International Ballet in Greenville who are performing in the Nutcracker Suite. The kids and others can have their pictures taken with a real ballerina and after, you can enjoy the ballet. Free up December 21, 22, or the 23rd to enjoy, this interactive and memorable event that takes place in the Pence Center Concert Hall.

If you’ve never seen living art, go to the Living Christmas Story held at the Next School Eagle Ridge in Salem. This event depicts the story of the first Christmas enacted by people. This will be the third annual presentation of this remarkable and memorable art form.

Music Lovers

Take part in a stirring performance of Bach’s Oratorio performed by the local SC Bach Choir and NC Baroque Orchestra. A half-hour talk precedes the concert held at the First Baptist Church in Greenville. The orchestra will perform Parts I and III. Tickets cost $5 and $10.

The Honky-Tonk Christmas Music Show held at the local Blue Jar Barn in Belton is a musical reenactment of the Alan Jackson album of the same name. There are photos with Santa for the kids during this two-hour holiday musical event.

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Whatever your interests, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the holiday season throughout Clemson. Alair Homes Clemson invites you to enjoy the charms your neighborhood has to offer.