Upstate SC Christmas Parades 2023

Get ready to jingle all the way with the coolest Christmas parades in Upstate South Carolina. Here’s the lowdown on where and when these festive parades are happening.

Gaffney – Friday, Dec 1, 6 p.m. – College Drive to Jolly Park

Gaffney kicks off the holiday fun with a “Superpowered Christmas” parade. Head from College Drive to Jolly Park for a magical start to the season.

Lake Hartwell – Friday, Dec 1, 6:30 p.m. & Saturday, Dec 2

Join the nautical fun with the Western Carolina Sailing Club Parade of Lights. It sails from the club entrance, looping around Green Pond Landing on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Pickens – Friday, Dec 1, 7 p.m. – Main Street

Catch the charm on Pickens’ Main Street as they light up the night with their Christmas parade.

Boiling Springs – Saturday, Dec 2, 10 a.m. – Hwy 9

Start your Saturday with a smile in Boiling Springs. The Christmas parade is set to spread some weekend joy.

Duncan – Saturday, Dec 2, 4 p.m. – Duncan Event Center to James F. Byrnes High School

Duncan shines with a community celebration starting at The Duncan Event Center and ending at James F. Byrnes High School. And don’t miss the parade commentator, Ava Braatz, and the judges picking the winners.

Greenville – Saturday, Dec 2, 6 p.m. – Main Street, Beattie Place to Fluor Field

Downtown Greenville turns into a wonderland with the Poinsettia Christmas parade going from Beattie Place to Fluor Field on Augusta Street.

Honea Path – Saturday, Dec 2, 11 a.m. – North Main to Chiquola Baptist Church

Experience the magic of a small-town parade, starting from North Main, turning onto East Greer Street, and wrapping up at Chiquola Baptist Church.

Inman – Saturday, Dec 2, 5 p.m. – Main Street

As evening falls, Inman’s Main Street transforms into a magical place with the Christmas parade.

Lake Murray Christmas Light Boat Parade – Saturday, Dec 2, 4:30 p.m.

For a unique twist, check out the Lake Murray Christmas Light Boat Parade, lighting up the water at 4:30 p.m.

Mauldin – Saturday, Dec 2, 2 p.m. – Mauldin High School to Cultural Center

Take a journey from Mauldin High School to the Cultural Center, to see the Christmas parade and soak in the festive vibes.

Piedmont – Saturday, Dec 2, 11 a.m. – Blossom Branch Road to First Baptist Church

Piedmont’s parade brings cheer down Main Street, ending at the First Baptist Church parking lot. And guess what? Santa will be there post-parade.

Williamston – Saturday, Dec 2, 1 p.m. – East Main to West Main

Williamston celebrates from East Main Street to Hamilton Street, finishing at the traffic light at West Main and Academy Street.

Anderson – Sunday, Dec 3, 3 p.m.

Anderson lights up the twilight on Sunday with a festive parade starting at 3 p.m.

Belton – Sunday, Dec 3, 3:30 p.m.

Belton lights up on Sunday with a Christmas parade, making the end of the weekend special.

Campobello – Sunday, Dec 3, 3 p.m. – Broad Street

After the parade, head to Campobello for photos and cookies with Santa at the fire department on Broad Street.

Greer – Sunday, Dec 3, 2:30 p.m. – Poinsett Street to N. Main Street

Greer keeps the fun going on Sunday with a Christmas parade from Poinsett Street & Memorial Drive to N. Main Street & Cunningham Drive.

Simpsonville – Sunday, Dec 3, 3 p.m. – N.E. at S.E. Main Streets

Simpsonville takes you on a trip through the decades with decorated floats and vehicles showcasing Christmas spirit.

Clemson – Tuesday, Dec 5, 5 p.m.

Clemson gets into the holiday groove with an evening parade on Tuesday.

Fountain Inn – Wednesday, Dec 6, 5:30 p.m. – Younts Center

Fountain Inn adds some midweek magic with a twilight Christmas parade starting at the Younts Center.

Landrum – Thursday, Dec 7, 6 p.m. – Landrum Depot to Landrum Middle School

Thursday night in Landrum becomes a festive delight, starting at the Landrum Depot and ending at Landrum Middle School.

Easley – Saturday, Dec 9, 6 p.m. – East Main St & Bradley Avenue to West 1st Street

Easley lights up Saturday night with a celebration, starting at the intersection of East Main St & Bradley Avenue, going down Main Street, left onto South 1st Street, and finally left onto West 1st Street.

Travelers Rest – Saturday, Dec 9, 10 a.m. – Main Street

Get ready for a Saturday morning delight in Travelers Rest, with the parade kicking off on Main Street.

Reidville – Saturday, Dec 9, 3 p.m.

As Saturday twilight falls, Reidville comes alive with a fun parade, turning the town into a festive wonderland.

Ware Shoals – Saturday, Dec 9, 5:30 p.m. – Ware Shoals High School to Parker White Funeral Home

Saturday evening in Ware Shoals is all about grandeur, starting at Ware Shoals High School and ending at Parker White Funeral Home. Celebrate the holiday season at the Ware Shoals Christmas Parade!

Chesnee – Sunday, Dec 10, 2 p.m.

Chesnee casts its spell with a Christmas parade on Sunday, making the town twinkle with holiday magic.

Pendleton – Sunday, Dec 10, 3 p.m.

Pendleton unwraps its Sunday afternoon charm with a parade, inviting everyone to chill and enjoy the festive spirit.

Woodruff – Sunday, Dec 10, 3 p.m.

Wrap up the weekend in style in Woodruff, with an elegant Sunday Christmas parade adding a touch of sophistication to the festive fun.

Spartanburg – Tuesday, Dec 12, 6:30 p.m.

Spartanburg takes the spotlight on Tuesday night with its festive Christmas parade. Join in the community fun and soak up the Christmas spirit.

Don’t miss these awesome parades—they’re the perfect way to make your 2023 holidays merry and bright. Grab your crew, dive into the festive vibes, and make some unforgettable Christmas memories in Upstate South Carolina!

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