Dickens of a Christmas

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Dickens of a Christmas 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19


It's a victorian holiday extravaganza every December when Downtown Spartanburg hosts Dickens of a Christmas.

With carolers dressed in victorian garb, live festive Christmas music, living window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice skating on Morgan Square, and of course the lighting of the Christmas tree at Denny's Plaza, you don't want to miss Spartanburg's signature yuletide celebration.

Dickens of a Christmas 2019, December 3, 6-9 p.m.!

Schedule of Events

Denny’s Plaza Stage
6:30 PM - Spartanburg Community Band
7:30 PM - Denny’s Tree Lighting
8:00 PM - "Mr. Scrooge!" presented by Spartanburg Methodist College

Church Street Stage
6:00 PM - Miss Marion’s Dance School
6:30 PM - “Santa's Christmas Party” by Columbia Marionette Theatre
7:00 PM - "Mr. Scrooge!" presented by Spartanburg Methodist College
7:20 PM - “Santa's Christmas Party” by Columbia Marionette Theatre
8:00 PM - T3 Music Studios

West Main Street Stage
6:00 PM - Anderson Mill Music Visions
6:30 PM - Woodland Heights Elementary School
7:00 PM - USC Upstate Vocal Ensemble
7:30 PM - Music by Samuel Godfrey

Don’t miss the TONS of pop-up entertainment throughout the festival footprint!

Christmas Market (located on Broad Street beside the library) 

(Located on Broad Street beside the library)

AMP Artwork & Photography - landscape paintings

Chasing Joy on Colorstreet - colorstreet dry nail polish strips

Creative Wiring Crafts - horse shoe nail & wire  jewelry

Deneen Plunder Bling - jewelry

Diamond Etched Products - personalized garden signs

Essence & MOR - artisan Jewelry,  black soap & shea butter

Highway Sailor - hand-tooled leather products

Honey Suckle Boutique - women's clothing & accessories

Hucks - tobacco stick ladders, stars & lanterns, b-board signs

Jackie's Crafts - handmade baskets & holiday wreaths

Magi Soap - soaps & a raffle to fund raise for Girl Scouts

Miss Behaven Honey Bones - honey, honey products & natural dog biscuits

Moodwax Candle - locally made scented candles

My Tree House - ceramic Christmas trees

Oak Creek Naturals - artisan bath, body, pet & home products

Oceans Palm Jewelry - handmade Christmas ornaments snowman necklace & earrings

Pound Cake Creations - baked goods

S&K Arts - handwritten & painted greeting cards, paintings, jewelry, duct tape art & perler bead art

Sauntra Handcrafted - knit & crochet beanies

Southern Ember Candle Co. - hand-poured soy wax candles, wax melts, room sprays, car fresheners, candle wraps

Tangled Wire - handmade jewelry

Tassel Chicks - tassel jewelry

Teresa's Tradition, Transition & Treasures - handpainted signs, pallet art

That Finishing Touch - handcrafted soaps, jewelry, crochet, art, and woodworking

The Painted Door - door hangers, ornaments, tree toppers,etc

The Robins Egg - handmade vintage inspired jewelry, necklaces, bracelets, chokers, tassels, wood beads, wood medallions, and holiday jewelry

The Rustic Fox - farmhouse christmas ornaments & décor

Timmon's Concessions - popcorn gift sets

Totally Butter - hand whipped body butters, balms, scrubs, gift baskets, custom essential oil blends; heat therapy bag

Young Living Essential Oils - essential oils, body butters, sugar scrub, bath salts, foaming hand soap, & room sprays



Morgan Square Market

Arrowhead Design Company - Spartanburg gear, shirts, stickers, hats, bags, koozies, & beanies

Children's Museum - crafts & caroling

Gerald's Nuts - speciality candy & nuts

Love Where You Live - Spartanburg shirts, bags & hats

Mezcal- tacos, churros, & hot cocoa

The Crepe Factory - hot chocolate & gingerbread crepes

The Spice & Tea Exchange - hot chocolate & mulled apple cider

Be sure to visit all the stores throughout the downtown area for your holiday shopping needs!


Dickens Food Vendors (located on Church Street)

Mile High Concessions - chicken tenders, corndogs, hotdogs, grilled pork chops, fries, drinks

North Spartanburg Rotary Club - gingerbread cookies, brats & Glühwein (mulled wine)

O’Shields Concessions - funnel cakes, candy apples, cotton candy, deep fried Oreos, pretzels, drinks

Sugah Cake’s - cupcakes, cookies, gingerbread men, hot cocoa

The Farmer’s Table - shrimp & grits, burgers, soup, pimp fries, hushpuppies, veggie burger, sandwich wraps

The Poundcake Man - various flavors of poundcake slices    

The Streatery -  loaded tots, pots ‘n tots, pots ‘n pie, philly cheesesteak, pimento cheese burger

Timmons Concessions -  chicken & waffles, Italian sausage, Krispy Kreme donut burger, philly cheesesteak, tater tots, hot & cold drinks


And don’t forget about all of the wonderful restaurants in downtown Spartanburg



Get in for free

Dress for the weather

Bring cash for vendors

Bring the entire family


Bring pets

Smoke at this event

Be a scrooge


Who to know

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