Nov 17, 2010


Friday, November 26

5:30 pm in Downtown Greenville.

The evening will begin with carolers (the Greenville High School Choir) leading everyone in a procession around the square to light the tree, the shop windows and the large Daniken Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn. Santa and Mrs Claus will arrive on the Trolley just in time to light the big tree before going to the Globe Theater to visit with the children.

There are rumors that the Grinch might be showing up to try and steal Christmas this year. The trolley will then carry passengers to the various venues around town. It will make it's way around every 15-20 minutes. It should be a magical evening for children and adults with fun things to see and participate in all along the way.


On the Square: Kettle Corn.
The Globe Theater: Visit Santa and Mrs Claus, bring your camera 
(9:00 pm Free Movie, "Elf")
Bentley's Country Kitchen: Hot Wassail, Hot Chocolate
Turret Cafe: Live Christmas Music

Watson's Drug: Free Christmas Card Photo of you and your family

White Photography: Karen File Jewelry Demonstration

Pepin's Country Store: Open
Farmland Quilting: Embroidery Machine Demonstration

Style and Grace: Open

Third Street Market: Open
United Methodist Church:
Toy Train Display, (Kevin Kaegy and Friends)

Sweetest Things: Hot Chocolate Bar, WDLJ 97.5 "The Rock" broadcasting live from 6-8

Adam Brothers Music and Coffeehouse: Live Music
The Open Door: The Night Before Christmas Craft for kids

The Green Door: Antique Toy Display

Lambert's Antiques: Vintage Christmas Tree Display
DeMoulin Museum: Victorian style decorations. Pictures can be taken with the holiday-themed DeMoulin lodge goat. Special drawing for a copy of the new book "Catalog 439," a reprint of a 1930 DeMoulin Bros. catalog.

Gold Realty: Storyteller

Dream Weddings: Your Christmas Centerpiece Demonstration

Heart Two Heart: Hot Chili provided by the First Baptist Church, Storyteller

Rue Matilda: Making Gift Boxes Demonstration

Lisa's: Open

Piety Hill Bakery: Chestnuts Roasting by the Open Fire
Ten Talents Gallery/Old Firehouse Emporium: Jewelry from Africa, Cheese Ball Sale & Demonstration, Photography by David Ulmer.

The evening will culminate with a movie, “Elf” at the Globe Theatre at 9:00 pm.

Also on the list of things to do: The American Farm Heritage Museum begins their Christmas Light Display Friday, November 26th at 5:00 pm.

Christmas Pops Concert on Sunday night, November 28th, 7 pm at the First Christian Church, 1100 Killarney Dr. The concert includes around an hour of mostly instrumental jazz, blues, gospel, classical, country and more popular Christmas arrangements. Loads of holiday music and Christmas cheer! Bring your family and celebrate this spectacular time of the year.

This is a FREE concert, Tickets are donation at the door. Donations go to Habitat for Humanity.

“Come Home for Christmas” is sponsored by Greenville Business & Professional Association (GBPA)


Nancy said...

Ever since my first experience with the "Come Home for Christmas" event in Greenville, I have eagerly awaited its coming the following year. The holiday movie at The Globe serves as the main reason for my anticipation. About three years ago I first enjoyed this tradition and "The Shop Around the Corner," starring Jimmy Stewart, played at the theater at 9PM--and there were many people attending.
I am sorely disappointed that "Elf" is playing this year and not an old classic. Not only am I confident that the people to whom such a movie appeals will not attend, but this movie isn't representative of the "hometown feel" that is the supposed basis of the "Come Home for Christmas" event.

Anonymous said...

I also agree with Nancy. I think a good old classic is what we are wanting to watch with the whole family. Something that has the theme of Come Home for Christmas.

GBPA said...

So sorry. Last year we had "Babbetts Feast" because several people recommended it and most of the people who picked up tickets were people with kids. It was definitely not a kids movie and there weren't many people there. Therefore, we thought we should go with a kid's movie. Next year we will go with a classic. Thanks for the feedback!

Nancy said...

Thank you GBPA for taking the time to respond to my post and better inform me of your assessment of the situation. The plan sounds like a great compromise and now I eagerly await Greenville's next holiday season.
I would like to make one suggestion. Last year when I inquired at The Globe about the chosen holiday film (I called several times), not a single person knew to what I was referring, thereby making it difficult for the public to learn of the featured film. I want to see this event grow each year and I think that better advertising the movie will help with your success.
Thank you for your continued dedication and hard work.