by Jennifer Smith It is no secret that emergency room visits increase during the holiday season, with stress being the main contributor. From the physical stress of food and drink overindulgence,
Emerald Farm, in Greenwood, has opened a new Christmas store on their farm just in time for the holidays. The store will offer all types of Christmas decorations and gift ideas for everyone on your list. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to talk with children,
Tips to Keep Them Merry and Safe by Sandra Murphy Holidays promise joy and celebration, but the festivities can also lead to stress and anxiety for people and pets. It is important to remember that visiting strangers, a tree, shiny ornaments, gifts to sniff and food to beg for can pose danger for pets.
Family-Pleasing Holiday Meals by Judith Fertig The festive season might signal indulgence, but it also calls for simple, healthy recipes with easy cleanup. We might have friends that drop by, family staying for the weekend or last-minute guests. The simpler we can make meals, the better.
As I write this in late November, we are knee deep in the season of thanksgiving and goodwill toward others. The hectic celebration of Christmas will soon be here, followed by the hard work of self-assessment and self-improvement as we greet the new year with resolutions to become better versions of ourselves.
On December 2, Santa is arriving at the Greenville Zoo to take pictures with the children and their families. The children will be able to visit with Santa from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., and the first 100 children to take a picture with Santa will receive a cookie and milk. To celebrate the holidays, some of the animals around the zoo will have their own tree and will enjoy a variety of enrichment treats. The children’s visit to Santa is included in the admission price for the zoo. Greenville Zoo is located at 150 Cleveland Park Dr., Greenville. For more information, call 864-467-4300, or visit GreenvilleZoo.com.
CORRECTION: We have been notified that the original info given in this brief is incorrect; it was taken from an events website which evidently had not yet been updated for this winter’s season. Correct info, per Ice on Main: Tickets are $10 per person and includes skate rental Hours are: Monday – Thursday: 3 PM – 8 PM Friday and Saturday: 11 AM – 9 PM Sunday: 11 AM – 7 PM School Break Hours: Wednesday, December 20 – Tuesday, January 2 (every day): 11 AM – 10 PM Special Holiday Hours: Monday, January 15 (last day to skate): 11 AM – 9 PM United Bank on Main is hosting their annual ice rink in downtown Greenville from November 24 through January 15. Located at the Village Green, Ice on Main will be open on Monday through Thursday, 2 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children, including skate rental. Ice on Main is located at 206 S. Main St., Greenville. For more information, call 864-467-4355, or visit GreenvilleSC.gov/344/Ice-on-Main.
From December 2 through 10, Greenville is hosting a holiday multi-day event in the heart of downtown Greenville. Although details were not yet available at the time of this writing, attendees in past years
The Dillsboro Inn—a nature-focused inn and yoga studio located on the shores of the Tuckasegee River in western North Carolina—is celebrating the completion of their new Moon School Yoga Resort Studio. The studio and adjoining deck will be the site of four weekend retreats beginning December 15 and continuing into January, 2018.
If you are ready for the Christmas parade season, below are a few parades in the Upstate to check out. December 2: The parade season starts with the Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade, which starts at the intersection of Main Street and Augusta Road and continues to the intersection of Main and North Streets. Attendees will enjoy 90 floats in the parade, which runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m.