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TICKETS & REGISTRATION

If you are interested in attending one of our special ChristmasVille ticketed events, please buy tickets below! General admission to the ChristmasVille festival is always free. For a full listing of events click here.

Ticketed Events

A ROCKIN’ GOOD TIME-RIVER ROCK NATIVITY FAMILY CRAFT

Coordinated by Ashley Beard

Dec. 8, Sun (1:00pm)

Gettys Art Center • 201 E. Main St. • Suite # 203

Bring the family and work together to paint characters for a nativity scene that you can take home and display. $10pp. Reservations required.

 

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 

CAROLINA CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS

Dec 5-8. Thurs-Sun (11am-3pm Families);

(7-9:30pm, adults only)

244 E. Black St.

Enjoy Family Christmas Craft Days with a variety of options like canvas, ceramic, or wood. In addition, adult Christmas-themed evening canvas paint and sip with a complimentary glass of wine. Day sessions are $20pp. Evening adult sessions with wine and cheese (7- 9:30pm) are $35pp.

 

FAMILIES - CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH WITH RENOWNED CHEF ANDRIA GASKINS

Dec. 6, Fri (12pm)

Knowledge Perk • 130 W. White St.

Nothing says the holidays like great food! Join us for a comfort-food Christmas brunch demonstration by Chef Andria Gaskins. Gaskins is a prize-winning cook and baker turned novelist. She has won several national cooking competitions, including Food Network’s Ultimate Recipe Showdown, Cooking Channel’s Perfect 3, Nordic Ware’s Bundts Across America, and the National Cornbread Cook-Off. She has also competed in the World Food Championship and Beringer’s Great Steak Challenge. Come enjoy a live demonstration and tasting including Bacon Marmalade Tarts, Pimento Cheese Potato Cake, Southern Brunch Charcuterie Board, Rise and Shine Cafe Mocha, and a Holiday Cheer Punch. $25pp.

 

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CHRISTMASVILLE AUTHOR: DR. ANNETTE LAING

Sponsored by McKinney, Tucker & Lemel Law Firm

Dec. 7, Sat (10am & 12pm)

Rock Hill City Hall-Council Chambers

155 Johnston St.

Dr. Annette Laing, a former history professor, with more than 15 years of experience, will introduce her books, the Snipesville Chronicles, through a lively, creative presentation and performance, for readers 8 years and up! Students will learn about historical events with pictures, sounds, hands-on artifacts, songs, and reading. Readers will get the opportunity to ask questions, purchase books and get them personalized, and pose for pictures. Registration is required and tickets are free upon registration.

 

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CHRISTMASVILLE PRAYER BREAKFAST

Coordinated by First ARP & Mt. Prospect Baptist Churches

Dec. 6, Fri (7am)

First ARP Church Gym • 201 E. White St.

A community event co-sponsored by First ARP & Mt. Prospect Baptist Churches. The event will include a buffet breakfast, keynote speaker, prayer for the community, and brief remarks from the Mayor of Rock Hill, John Gettys. Ticket Price: $10pp for general admission. All proceeds to benefit: Manna House Pantry, Fostering the Family, and The Life House. Reservations required. Vor call 803-327-2009 for more information.

 

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT DECORATION CLASS FOR KIDS

Coordinated by Under the Porch Pottery

Dec. 7, Sat (9am)

Center for the Arts (Lower Level) • 121 E. Main St.

Each child will get to decorate, with glaze, 3-4 handmade pottery ornaments. There will be a demonstration on how the slab ornaments were made. The ornaments will be available for pick-up starting on Friday, Dec. 13 at the address above. $25 per child. Limit 15. (Ages 7-10 years)

 

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CRAFTY KIDS INTERACTIVE NATIVITY SET

Coordinated by Roseanne Koellner

Dec. 8, Sun (1pm)

Center for the Arts • 121 E. Main St.

Celebrate the true meaning of the Christmas season by creating a personalized Childrens Nativity Set. Using wooden figurines and acrylic paint, kids will create a full nativity set. This will also include a bag for storage after the holiday season. Workshop is available for ages 8-13 and is LIMITED to 15 students. Cost is $40. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS - - SOLD OUT

CRAFTY KIDS ORNAMENT WORKSHOP

Coordinated by Roseanne Koellner

Dec. 6, Fri (4pm); Dec. 7, Sat (3pm)

Center for the Arts • 121 E. Main St.

Bring your Christmas spirit to my “Crafty Kids Christmas Ornament Workshop”!!! Complete 3 ornaments for your tree. Experiment with a “poured paint” technique to add crazy color to a clear ball ornament. Next, we will turn a Christmas bulb into a reindeer face. And finally, we will create a mini canvas masterpiece of Santa’s red coat and belt/buckle!! All materials included (each project will be completed using acrylic paint)... just bring your creativity! The workshop is available for children ages 7-13. Tickets are $30 per child.

DEC 6 - CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

DEC 7 - CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 

CLAY SNOWMAN PORTRAIT WORKSHOP

Coordinated by Kidcreate Studio

Dec. 6, Fri (10am & 11:30am)

Center for the Arts (Lower Level) • 121 E. Main St

A snowman that never melts! That’s right! In this workshop, students will be using air-dry clay to create a wonderful keepsake that will make a great gift for someone special this season. Children under 3 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. $13 pp. Reservations required.

 

10AM - CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

11:30AM - CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 

 

 

COMMUNITY TABLE

Sponsored by Eden Farms

Dec. 6-8

Corner of Caldwell St. & Main St.

Join us at the longest farmhouse table in town! With a beautiful table right off the scene of an HGTV show, the idea of the community table is simple: to connect all people in our community for a positive shared experience. If there’s a spot at the table, it is for you! The community table will be set up on Main Street all weekend with a variety of exciting opportunities to connect.

Friday:

1:00-2:00pm: Making Fabric Yo-Yo's (free event for kids and adults)

 

Saturday:

10am-Noon: Ornament Making from Recycled Cardboard provided by New-Indy Containerboard

 

2:00-4:00pm: Ornament Making from Recycled Cardboard provided by New-Indy Containerboard

 

Sunday:

10:00-11:00am: Worship at the Community Table

 

2:00-4:00pm: Ornament Making from Recycled Cardboard provided by New-Indy Containerboard

 

 

CHRISTMASVILLE STAGES

Fountain Park Stage Sponsored by WRHI,

Interstate 107, & 104.1 The Bridge

Main Street Stage Sponsored by Founders Federal Credit Union

Dec. 7, Sat (10am-7pm); Sun (12-5pm)

Fountain Park Stage • Black and Saluda St.

Main Street Stage • Adjacent to 113 E. Main St.

Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the busy season make you feel stressed! Come sit at our entertainment stages and enjoy a variety of live entertainment from local performers. Specific times for your favorite acts at each stage as well as weather updates available at a later date.

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL SCHEDULE

 

 

 

FEZZIWIG BALL

Sponsored by Gala Affairs, Winthrop University, Realtor Derek McQuiston with Allen Tate Realtors,

Schiller & Hamilton Law Firm, Hospitality Heating & Air, Founders Federal Credit Union

Dec. 7, Sat (6-10pm)

Winthrop University • McBryde Hall

695 Scholars Walk

Travel back in time as we celebrate the season of giving with this years’ Fezziwig Ball! Charles Dickens’ Uncle Fezziwig would be proud to see how far his ball has come. From dinner and dancing to a silent auction benefitting children’s charities in York County, it is sure to be an evening you won’t forget. Be sure to reserve your table for this ChristmasVille favorite! $600 for a table of eight or $80pp.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 

GOURMET COFFEE TASTING AT KNOWLEDGE PERK

THE EXCLUSIVE COFFEE OF CHRISTMASVILLE

Dec 6, Fri (7pm); Dec. 7, Sat (7pm);

Dec. 8, Sun (4pm)

130 W. White St.

Meet the founders of Rock Hill’s hometown coffee company as they take you on a guided tour of holiday tastes centered around the world’s favorite beverage - coffee! Discover the hundreds of flavor elements in coffee and experience a “cupping” like the experts. Explore what roasts pair well with holiday treats (yes, we’ll have goodies!), and take home a complimentary 8 oz. bag of the exclusive ChristmasVille coffee blend plus a 10% ChristmasVille coupon. Tickets can be purchased for $20pp.

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GRANDPARENT AND CHILD RUDOLPH PROJECTS

Coordinated by Kidcreate Studio

Dec. 6, Fri (1pm & 2:30pm)

Center for the Arts • 121 E. Main St.

Does your grandchild love to get messy with fun paint materials? Are they excited about Christmas? Then this is the perfect class for them. Grandma and/or Grandpa, will create right alongside their grandchild as they create fun Rudolph projects including a painting on canvas and ornaments. $25 per Grandparent(s) with child. Reservations required. www.ChristmasVilleRockHill.com
 

1PM - CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

2:30PM - CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE WORKSHOP WITH PLANT PEDDLER FLOWERS

Coordinated by Plant Peddler Flowers

Dec. 7, Sat (12pm & 1:30 pm)

121 E. Main St. • Center for the Arts • Lower level

Join the designers of Plant Peddler Flowers for a tutorial on making holiday centerpieces. Participants will create a beautiful, long-lasting centerpiece that is theirs to keep. $30pp.

12PM - CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

1:30PM - CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 

 

 

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS PORTRAIT

Coordinated by Kidcreate Studio

Dec. 8, Sun (3:30pm)

121 E. Main St. • Center for the Arts

“The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!” Sign your child up for a Grinchy good time. Dr. Seuss’s classic Christmas tale, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, will be our inspiration. This art masterpiece is sure to help the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes bigger! $15pp. Reservations required. Ages 3-12.

 

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LIBRARY AFTER-HOURS HOLIDAY GIFT MAKING PARTY

Coordinated by York County Library, Main Library, Rock Hill

Dec. 6, Fri (6:30-8:30pm)

138 E. Black St. • Main Library, Rock Hill

We will proivde the supplies to create yummy and fun holiday gifts for your family and friends! Ages 11-17. Limit 30 people. 

 

Register online or call (803) 981-5830, starting Nov. 22.

JEFFREY’S BRICK CONTEST AND DISPLAY

Benefiting the Jeffrey Lee Williams Foundation

Dec. 5-8, Thurs-Fri (10am-5pm);

Sat (10am-6pm); Sun (12-4pm)

121 E. Main St. • Center for the Arts

Young and old can share their love of LEGO bricks while benefiting the Jeffrey Lee Williams Foundation. Simply register and use your imagination and creativity,

your LEGO bricks (and other accessory items), and your skill, to build your unique Christmas-themed creation. Your creation will be displayed during ChristmasVille and voted on for a chance to win awesome prizes in multiple categories! Registration fee is $25 and includes a t-shirt, gift bag, and entry for prizes. Must register on-line by Nov. 22. Space is limited, so hurry and register. Model drop-off: Wed.,Dec. 4 between 4-7pm at the Center for the Arts. Category winners and crowd favorites announced, prizes awarded and model pick up: Sunday at 4pm.

 

For registration information, details, and rules, visit jeffreysbrickcontest.com

 

 

 

 

JIM SHORE: BREAKFAST, CONVERSATION, AND SIGNING

Dec 6, Fri (10am-12pm)

Gettys Art Center • 2nd Floor • 201 E. Main St.

Come and enjoy the company of award-winning artist, Jim Shore. Jim Shore’s popularity and success are the result of a lifetime of dedication, inspiration and plain old hard work. Jim Shore grew up in rural South Carolina, the son of artistic parents who instilled a love of the traditional imagery of American folk art. His grandmother was a master quilter who taught him an appreciation for the patience and skill required to bring intricate designs to life. Two of Jim’s biggest contributions include Heartwood Creek by Jim Shore, a line of folk-art inspired accessories, and his successful partnership with Disney. Jim’s unique design style applied to iconic Disney characters has made Disney Traditions by Jim Shore one of the most successful co-branded lines in the gift and home decor industry. $30 pp includes entry, breakfast and up to two signatures. Items will be available for purchase. 

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 

KRENZER KRAFTS WREATH MAKING

Dec. 7, Sat (9am-grapevine wreath);

Sat (11:30am-burlap wreath)

Gettys Art Center • 2nd Floor • 201 E. Main St.

Learn how to make a Christmas Wreath for the holidays! All supplies will be provided for each session. Space is limited. Ticket price is $35pp.

9AM - CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

11:30AM - CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 

NAILED IT DIY

Dec. 6, Fri (Adults: 10-11am);

(Children: 11:30am-12:30pm)

139 E. Main St.

Make a beautiful display block for your favorite photo!

Adults will make a photo display. $20pp. Children will make funny face blocks. $10pp. Reservations required.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 

 

 

NEEDLEPOINT CLASS WITH TWO’S COMPANY

Dec. 5-7, Thurs-Sat (11am)

351 E. Main St.

Attend a FREE 1 hour needlepoint class, supplies included and learn to use the basketweave stitch to make your monogram. After your class you may choose to purchase a Vernon Grant Santa kit as your project or choose from a huge selection of other canvases ranging from beginner to expert. Ages 12 and up only. Limited to 10 people per class. Call to register 803-327-2967.

 

 

 

REINDEER ROMP 5K RUN/WALK

Sponsored by Piedmont Medical Center to benefit Girls on the Run Tri County SC

Dec. 7, Sat (8am-start)

(6:30am - registration and packet pick up)

Start and Finish at Fountain Park Stage

300 E. Main Street - Historic Old Town

Join Girls on the Run for Piedmont Medical Center’s 12th annual Reindeer Romp 5K run/walk. Bring your family and friends and enjoy the sights and sounds of ChristmasVille in Historic Old Town Rock Hill.  Pay only $30 until December 3, or pay $35 on the day of the event. Rain or shine.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

TREE ORNAMENT KIDS CRAFT

Coordinated by Ashley Beard

Dec. 6, Fri. (4:30pm)

Gettys Art Center • 2nd Floor • 201 E. Main St.

Using thin colorful wooden sticks and other fun embellishments like bells, beads, and glitter, kids will create and decorate a mini-Christmas Tree ornament. A perfect pre-parade activity for the kids. $20pp. 

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VIG CLUB – VERY IMPORTANT GNOME CLUB

Sponsored by the Tuttle Company, Inc.

Sign up: Nov. 7-22

Dec. 7, Sat (9-10am)

Santa’s Workshop • 140 E. Main St.

Did you know Grant the Gnome has a top secret club of 50 boys and girls!? Well, maybe not top secret, but extra special for sure! Members of the VIG Club will receive an invitation to an exclusive meet up with Santa, refreshments, an exclusive t-shirt, and a special coloring book. A portion of each membership fee will be used to purchase wristbands for area children who would not otherwise get to experience the magic of ChristmasVille. $30 per child, advanced tickets required. 

 

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VICTORIAN TEA & SUGAR PLUM BOUTIQUE

Coordinated by the Woman’s Club of Rock Hill

Dec. 6-8, Fri-Sun (12:30pm each day)

Historic Armstrong-Mauldin House

607 Aiken Ave.

Traditional full English Tea, including a generous assortment of sandwiches, savories, scones, and sweet treats. Tea is served amidst the beautifully decorated Woman’s Club of Rock Hill Club House with servers in Victorian attire and traditional carol singing. The Sugar Plum Boutique, offering Christmas decorations, gifts and homemade treats will be open one hour before and one hour after each Tea. Cost: $25pp; children under 12, $12. Space is limited; advance reservations are required with credit cards or checks (no tickets will be issued).

Call 803-415-7278 (Betty) or 803-328-8888 (Clubhouse) or email wfwkew@comorium.net