ChristmasVille, 157 E. Main St., Rock Hill, S.C. 803-329-8756. www.christmasvillerockhill.com
Hours: Dec. 2-5.
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Activities: Visitors can enjoy a storybook village come to life, welcoming your family to the whimsical world of Vernon Grant's ChristmasVille. Visitors will hear sleigh bells ring and children sing and gnomes giving tours of all the Cultures of the World. There'll be crafts, gifts and holiday cheer. Storefronts feature designer trees that will be auctioned off for charity. Visitors can mingle with artisans and carolers by lamplight, starlight and dazzling white lights. The Village will be lit in honor of our military and their families. New this year is an ice skating rink, a miniature horse show and the opening of the White Home, a restored historic site and the first home built in Rock Hill. Visitors will see the White Home decked out in traditional holiday decorations. Journey to Bethlehem is also returning this year. You can download a festival guide from the website.
Target audience: All ages.
Directions: Interstate 77 south. Take Exit 82A-82B to merge onto U.S.-21 S/Cherry Road toward Rock Hill. Turn left at North Anderson Road Take the first right onto S.C. 121 S/U.S.-21 S/North Anderson Road. Slight right at S.C. 121 S/U.S.-21 BUS S/Cowan Road. Continue to follow S.C. 121 S/U.S.-21 BUS S. Slight right at East Main Street/State Route 85.
Distance from Charlotte: About 30 minutes.