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Dreamland Amusements Grand Carousel Coming to Downtown Spartanburg for the Holidays

Friday, December 3

Grand Carousel to be featured on Morgan Square Dec. 14–Jan.1, offer free rides for all ages


Get ready to make some new holiday memories in Downtown Spartanburg this year! As part of the City's expanded and enhanced downtown holiday programming in 2021, we're bringing Dreamland Amusements Grand Carousel to Morgan Square, December 14 – January 1, presented by Piedmont Interstate Fair Association!


Rides will be free for all ages on any of the Grand Carousel's 30 horse-style seats and 2 chariots. Featuring beautiful horse, lion, pig, sheep, deer, and dragon options and with all the lights, festive music, and holiday cheer this new attraction will bring, riders are sure to have a GRAND time in Downtown Spartanburg! Minimum height for riders is 36", riders 36-42" must be accompanied by an adult rider.


In addition to this year's Grand Carousel, we're also raising the bar for holiday events and activities with a series of creative, fun-filled ways for residents and visitors to enjoy downtown this season. 


Movies on Morgan Square, December 4th at 5:30
Grab your lawn chairs and blankets! We are so excited to partner with The Children's Museum of the Upstate and Spartanburg County Public Libraries for Movies on Morgan Square this Saturday! The Children's Museum will begin a special reading of The Polar Express at 5:30pm, with the showing of movie, provided by the Library, to follow. TCMU and the City will be giving out hot chocolate and snacks throughout the movie! We encourage everyone attending to wear their pajamas, but also dress appropriately for low temperatures.


Silent Disco on Morgan Square, December 11th 5pm-7pm Teens/7pm-9pm Adults
The quietist dance party around is coming to Morgan Square! The City will have two DJs providing all your favorite dance hits, with the music coming to you through special headphones. Sponsored in part by Connect Spartanburg and Spartanburg Academic Movement, the teen session will include a food truck, glow sticks and Connect swag!


Selfies with Santa on the Square (Dates and times TBD)
Parents-have your cameras ready to get the perfect shots of your children with Santa and his helpers.


Toy Land on the Square
The City is excited to bring Santa's Workshop to Morgan Square! Featuring a gingerbread house, life-size light ups, photo op's, and much more, get ready to see Morgan Square transformed into a scene straight out of your favorite Christmas stories. Don’t forget to bring your letters to Santa!