The Award-Winning ChristmasVille Festival


ChristmasVille is an award-winning festival that brings joy and excitement to Rock Hill’s winter season. With a rich history of accolades, including the 2023 SC Broadcast Association’s Star Award for Multi-Spot Campaign and the GOLD Southeast Best New Event Award, ChristmasVille continues to captivate attendees year after year.


We Are Proud to be an Award-Winning Festival!

  • 2023 SC Broadcast Association’s Star Award for Multi-Spot Campaign (’22)
  • GOLD Southeast Best New Event Award (Christmas Wishes) (’22)
  • GOLD Southeast Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award (Sensory Santa) (’22)
  • SILVER Southeast Best Sponsor Award (Arts Council of York County) (’22)
  • BRONZE Southeast Best Merchandise (Sleeping giant Distillery) (’22)
  • GOLD Southeast Best Merchandise (Knowledge Perk Coffee) (‘20)
  • GOLD SC Best Fesitval Guide (‘20)
  • GOLD Southeast Best Event Program (‘19)
  • BRONZE Southeast Best Festival (‘19 Event)
  • BRONZE Southeast Best TV ad (‘19)
  • BRONZE Southeast Best Sponsorship (Piedmont) (‘19)
  • GOLD Southeast Best Festival (‘17 Event)
  • SILVER Southeast Best Festival or Event Video (‘17)
  • BRONZE Southeast Best Social Media Marketing (‘17)
  • BRONZE Southeast Best Event Program (‘17)
  • SC Best Non-print Media (‘16)
  • NC Event of the Year (’11, ‘12, ‘14)
  • NC and SC Volunteer of the Year- John Rinehart (‘14)
  • NC Director of the Year- Cathy Murphy (‘14)
  • SC Best Print Media (‘07, ‘11, ‘12, ‘14,‘15)
  • SC Best Merchandise (‘07, ‘10, ‘13, ‘14,‘15)
  • SC Best Non-Print Media- WRHI (‘13)
  • SC Associate of the Year- Arts Council of York County (‘13)
  • SC Volunteer/Year– D. McQuiston (’15), ML Norton (’12)
  • NC Best Event Photo (’12)

Best New Event Award


2022 Sponsors: Carolina Panthers, Ecclesia Construction, & Tracey Reynolds Attorney at Law

Christmas Wishes

Historically, the ChristmasVille Festival has given back to our community each year by supporting various non-profits and outreach programs through direct monetary donations. In 2021, a new initiative was created called “Christmas Wishes” to identify and meet the needs of local families through partnerships with other local nonprofit organizations. Individuals sponsored a child which allowed for festival organizers to fulfill those wishes, many of which included toys, clothes, books, and items you’d find at the top of any kid’s wish list.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award


2022 Sponsors: Knowledge Perk

Sensory Sensitive Santa Event

New to the 2022 ChristmasVille landscape was the Sensory Sensitive Santa Event. Though not a new concept within the event industry, this was the first intentional effort to have a standalone event for this particular underserved community of individuals with sensory sensitivities and their families – families who don’t typically have the luxury to attend festivals such as ChristmasVille.


Best Sponsor Award


Arts Council of York County

Since 1977, the Arts Council of York County has provided continuous support of arts education, music, theater, dance, literary arts and visual arts, while also assisting major arts organizations in York County and the surrounding area. They are committed to building York County as an arts destination and serve the community through diverse arts programming and their small grants program. Their staff goes above and beyond what is expected, by pitching in when a need is identified, oftentimes working when not scheduled in order to ensure a successful event and overall Festival.


Best Merchandise Award


Sleeping Giant Distillery’s ChristmasVille Edition Rum

The spirit of the season and merriment of Christmas is woven into every aspect of ChristmasVille – including the liquid spirits, as distilled, blended and bottled by Sleeping Giant Distillery! Once all the key people were involved, meetings took place to discuss the flavor profile and label design, and a spiced rum was selected; a truly unique rum that provided a signature velvety smooth mouthfeel that can only be enjoyed through the small batch process that has been perfected by the passionate duo. It featured a rich sweetness with delicious notes of vanilla, apple and cinnamon, as well as bold flavors of allspice and cloves with mellow undertones of oak.



Winner of four Southeast Festival and Events Association 2023 Kaleidoscope Awards.


Event Photography

By attending ChristmasVille, you understand and agree that your photograph or image may be taken in any public place. You further grant permission and consent to ChristmasVille Rock Hill to use any such photograph, video, or image for any reasonable purpose, including promotion of the festival.