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For ChristmasVille 2023, the traditional 4-day Festival will begin Thursday, November 30th with Santa’s Arrival during the Opening Ceremony.
After a weekend of festivities, Santa will depart and head back to the North Pole on Sunday, December 3rd, but not to worry, the seasonal fun in Old Town Rock Hill doesn’t stop there!

The ChristmasVille gnomes are busy working on a brand new site for the 2023 festival. The new site will be ready on July 18th. Until then, please contact for any 2023 festival inquiries. 

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The story of ChristmasVille

Have you ever opened a storybook and wanted to step inside? Or dream of a simpler time – filled with music and merriment and festive folks brimming with good cheer? If so, then grab your family and friends, and enter the whimsical world of ChristmasVille.


Inspired by Rock Hill’s adopted son, Vernon Grant, children’s illustrator and artist of the famed Kellogg’s®  Rice Krispies Snap!® Crackle!® Pop!®

Old Town Rock Hill comes alive as a charming, picturesque holiday village and outdoor art festival. With nearly 70 events and activities, the award-winning ChristmasVille festival offers horse-drawn carriage rides, historic tours, strolling Dickens carolers, art, theater, dance, music, a gingerbread house contest, multiple Santa activities, and a REAL ice skating rink! 

Rock Hill's ChristmasVille festival, celebrates the magical art of Vernon Grant with festive holiday decorations, Santa, and gnomes.

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