Downtown Holiday Open House 2017

Casey Event, News

Join us in downtown Hartsville to kick-off the Hartsville for the Holidays season at the Downtown Holiday Open House & Centennial Tree Lighting! Our city will come alive with holiday cheer on Thursday, November 16th from 6-9 pm at this celebratory event hosted by the City of Hartsville in partnership with Main Street Hartsville.

Start the holiday celebration off early in Centennial Park with a holiday performance by the Hartsville High School Chorus beginning at 5:30 pm. At 6:00 pm, gather with your friends and family and join our community at the annual lighting of the Centennial Christmas Tree.

Indulge in extended shopping hours and holiday specials at Main Street Hartsville businesses during Downtown Holiday Open House. Warm up with hot chocolate and cookies while whispering your holiday wishlist to Santa Claus inside City Hall. Horse-drawn carriage rides and a chance of real snow make this magical holiday tradition one that you won’t want to miss. We look forward to kicking off the holidays with you!

Camden Carriage Company will pick up riders for carriage rides on East College Avenue and stroll them through downtown. Santa Claus will be waiting inside City Hall (100 E Carolina Ave) for photos from 6:30-9 pm. The Simply Christmas Exhibit at the Hartsville Museum (222 N 5th St) will also be open for a special look at holiday traditions from past to present and offers a peek inside Santa’s Workshop.

Click the button below to open the interactive online map of all the events at Downtown Holiday Open House.

Open Interactive Event Map 

A scheduled of all of this year’s holiday events is below. Visit for full details.

Go to Hartsville For The Holidays

Hartsville for the Holidays Events Schedule

  • Downtown Holiday Open House & Centennial Tree Lighting: Thursday, November 16th, 6:00- 9:00 PM, Downtown Hartsville, 843.917.0602
  • Hartsville Museum’s Simply Christmas Exhibit: Thursday, November 16th – Friday, January 19th, Hartsville Museum, 843.383.3005
  • Shop Small Saturday: Saturday, November 25th, Downtown Hartsville, 843.332.6401
  • Christmas on Carolina: November 30th, December 7th, 14th & 21st, 6:00- 8:00 PM, Downtown Hartsville, 843.917.0602; Extended Holiday Shopping Hours
  • Black Creek Arts’ Festival of Trees: Friday, December 1st- Sunday, December 3rd, Black Creek Arts Council, 843.332.6234
  • 2017 Hartsville Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 9th, 10:30 AM, 5th Street & Carolina Avenue, 843.917.0602
  • Hartsville Farmers Market: Saturday, December 9th, 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM, East Carolina Avenue, 843.383.3015 x 1003
  • Pictures with Santa at the Simply Christmas Exhibit: Saturday, December 9th, 1:30- 3:30 PM, Hartsville Museum, 843.383.3005; please bring your own camera for Pictures with Santa
  • The Nutcracker Ballet presented by Columbia City Ballet: Friday, December 15th, 7:30 PM, Center Theater, 843.332.5721