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*’Twas the first of December, when all through Mauldin. The season was changing, and Christmas was callin’.
The City was decorated, glistening with might. 
Knowing the holidays would soon bring delight.*

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Christmas is our favorite time of year! It’s when we find ourselves surrounded by giving, warmth, love, and happiness.
Join us as we celebrate this holiday season, right here in Mauldin!


When & Where

December 1-12 | Hours Vary
Mauldin Cultural Center
101 East Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662


Schedule

*Please revisit often, as schedule is subject to change.*

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Pictures at Santa’s Workshop

5-7 p.m.  |  FREE admission; photos available for purchase from Pro Shots Studios

Santa has an outpost at our little cabin at the Cultural Center. Come visit his workshop to see elves making toys and have your picture taken with Santa. Free gift for kids, while supplies last!

Presented by: Mauldin Cultural Center

 

Christmas Tree Lighting

Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater
101 E. Butler Road, Mauldin

6 p.m.  |  FREE

Come ring in the holiday season as we light our community Christmas tree! Indulge in hot cocoa and cookies as our guest emcee, Aubrey Jackson – WYFF News 4, leads us through musical arrangements by Mauldin Elementary, The Shining Stars, Bethel Elementary and duo Samantha Clifford and Josiah Thomason. Last, but not least, we’ll count down the SC National Guard to light the tree.

This event will take place in the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater (behind the Cultural Center), parking located at the Mauldin Sports Center and the Mauldin Cultural Center. Please bring a stadium chair for the ceremony.

Presented by: Mauldin Chamber of Commerce and SC National Guard

Sponsored by: Cristina Ortiz, State Farm

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Breakfast with Santa

Ray Hopkins Senior Center
203 Corn Road, Mauldin

9 – 11:30 a.m.  |  SOLD OUT

Mrs. Claus always makes the best breakfast for Santa, and this year, he wants to share it with you! Join us at the Ray Hopkins Senior Center to dine with jolly ol’ Saint Nick. At this year’s Breakfast with Santa, guests can take pictures with Santa and enjoy story time as we read “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Tickets available at the Mauldin Chamber Office (within Cultural Center, 101 E. Butler Rd).

Presented by: Mauldin Chamber of Commerce

Sponsored by: Laurens Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Cristina Ortiz, State Farm

 

Christmas Parade

Mauldin Cultural Center
101 E. Butler Road, Mauldin

2 p.m.  |  FREE

Celebrate the best time of the year with the entire community! Beginning at Mauldin High School and ending at the Cultural Center, this year’s Christmas Parade is better than ever! With floats from churches, businesses, scout troops, organizations and many more, the parade is a great way to see your community celebrate Christmas! Music by the Mauldin High School Marching Band will lead the one and only Santa down the parade route!

Register your group or organization to be a part of the parade by completing this form or contacting the Mauldin Chamber of Commerce at 864.297.1323.

*Note: East Butler Road from Mauldin High School to Murray Drive will be closed beginning around 1:30 p.m. until the parade ends.*

Presented by: Mauldin Chamber of Commerce and SC National Guard

 

Pictures at Santa’s Workshop

5-7 p.m.  |  FREE admission; photos available for purchase from Pro Shots Studios

Santa has an outpost at our little cabin at the Cultural Center. Come visit his workshop to see elves making toys and have your picture taken with Santa. Free gift for kids, while supplies last! The Snow Castle will be on-site selling their famous hot cocoa and coffee!

Presented by: Mauldin Cultural Center

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Pictures at Santa’s Workshop

5-7 p.m.  |  FREE admission; photos available for purchase from Pro Shots Studios

Santa has an outpost at our little cabin at the Cultural Center. Come visit his workshop to see elves making toys and have your picture taken with Santa. Free gift for kids, while supplies last! The Snow Castle will be on-site selling their famous hot cocoa and coffee!

Presented by: Mauldin Cultural Center

 

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Sip & Paint – Winter Landscape

Mauldin Cultural Center
101 E. Butler Road, Mauldin

6:30-8:30 p.m.  |  SOLD OUT

Grab your friends and enjoy an evening of painting and fun! Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. No experience necessary.

Register: Susan Wilson | thearthaven@icloud.com | p. 864.395.6946

Presented by: The Art Haven and Mauldin Cultural Center

 

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Christmas Baking Class

Mauldin Cultural Center
101 E. Butler Road, Mauldin

6-7:30 p.m.  |  SOLD OUT

Ages: 4-14 | 15 students max

Youth will have a blast while learning how to bake some holiday goodies. This class will let kids exercise their skills in knife safety, math, language, hands-on food prep, cooking and clean up! All materials, ingredients and take-home recipe cards included.

Register: Vonie Leahey | mdcdregister@gmail.com | p. 864.884.4941

Presented by: Minor Details Cooking and Mauldin Cultural Center

 

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Business After Hours Holiday Drop In

Mauldin Cultural Center
101 E. Butler Road, Mauldin

5:30-7:30 p.m.  |  FREE, must RSVP by Dec. 5

Take a moment to relax this holiday season at our Business After Hours Holiday Drop In! Mix and mingle with chamber members and friends while enjoying wine, beer, and light hors d’oeuvres.

RSVP: Mauldin Chamber of Commerce | info@mauldinchamber.org | 864.297.1323

Presented by: Mauldin Cultural Center and Mauldin Chamber of Commerce

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Christmas Baking Class

Mauldin Cultural Center
101 E. Butler Road, Mauldin

6-7:30 p.m.  |  SOLD OUT

Ages: 4-14 | 15 students max

Youth will have a blast while learning how to bake some holiday goodies. This class will let kids exercise their skills in knife safety, math, language, hands-on food prep, cooking and clean up! All materials, ingredients and take-home recipe cards included.

Register: Vonie Leahey | mdcdregister@gmail.com | p. 864.884.4941

Presented by: Minor Details Cooking and Mauldin Cultural Center

 

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Holiday Market

Mauldin Cultural Center
101 E. Butler Road, Mauldin

4-8 p.m.  |  FREE

‘Tis the season for shopping! So why not shop local? The inaugural Mauldin Holiday Market brings together quality local vendors offering up holiday gifts, arts, crafts and edible goods.

Interested in being a vendor? Download the regulations form!

Presented by: Mauldin Cultural Center

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Holiday Market – CANCELLED due to inclement weather

Mauldin Cultural Center
101 E. Butler Road, Mauldin

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  |  FREE

‘Tis the season for shopping! So why not shop local? The inaugural Mauldin Holiday Market brings together quality local vendors offering up holiday gifts, arts, crafts and edible goods.

Interested in being a vendor? Download the regulations form!

Presented by: Mauldin Cultural Center

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Movie Night with Santa

4-6 p.m.  |  $3/person  | Eventbrite - Movie with Santa

ONLY 130 SPOTS LEFT!

Take Heart Church has invited Santa to come out for photos ops, cookies and milk (coffee for the “big kids”), and The Polar Express, a film where a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. So put on your jammies, grab some blankets and a pillow – it’s time for a movie with Santa!

This event will be held indoors (’cause it’s cold outside).

Presented by: Take Heart Church

Eventbrite - Movie with Santa

 

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Holiday Carving Class

6 p.m.  |  SOLD OUT

It’s time to get crafty again! In this workshop, kids of all ages (and their guardians) will learn woodcarving techniques and tricks from the The Piedmont Woodcarvers. Attendees will then get to try their hand at carving, by making a work of art from a bar of soap (youth) or wood (adults). All materials included. Limited space available!

Presented by: The Piedmont Woodcarvers

Eventbrite - Holiday Carving Class

 

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Christmastime Wassail Walk

5:30-7:30 p.m. | FREE

“Here we come a-wassailing among the leaves so green…”

Join us for the Christmastime Wassail Walk! Visit participating stores along Butler Road in Mauldin for Christmas cookies and tasty wassail, warm cider, hot tea, cocoa and coffee while enjoying holiday deals inside the shops.

Between stores, listen to strolling carolers (directed by Pam Mayfield of Mauldin High) and pick up your free handmade ornament from Santa’s elves!

According to Readers Digest; “the Christmas spirit often made the rich a little more generous than usual, and bands of beggars and orphans used to dance their way through the snowy streets of England, offering to sing good cheer and to tell good fortune if the householder would give them a drink from his wassail bowl or a penny or a pork pie or, let them stand for a few minutes beside the warmth of his hearth. The wassail bowl itself was a hearty combination of hot ale or beer, apples, spices and mead, just alcoholic enough to warm tingling toes and fingers of the singers”.

How does it work? Patrons check in at the Mauldin Cultural Center to receive a map and head out to follow the candlelit path through the Butler shops. Contact Janice Holcombe for more information.

Presented by: Robinson’s Jewelers | Rainbow Paints and Antiques | Kane Collections | The Mad Vaper | Low Country Shrimper

 

Guitar Winter Showcase

Mauldin Cultural Center
101 E. Butler Road, Mauldin

7:30 p.m.  |  FREE

Come enjoy the tunes of Brandon Dyke’s guitar students as they share how far their hard work and practice have brought them in this winter student showcase.

Presented by: Brandon Dyke Guitar and Mauldin Cultural CenterDownload the flyer

 


Sponsors

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Partners

The Mauldin Cultural Center and the Greater Mauldin Chamber of Commerce would like to thank each of our 2017 partners for their participation and donations. If you’re interested in participating in the 2017 12 Days of Christmas, please contact us at events@mauldinculturalcenter.org.

All Occasion CelebrationsThe Art Haven | Aubrey Jackson – WYFF News 4Bethel Elementary | Brandon Dyke | Cindy’s Sharp Tones | Cristina Ortiz, State Farm | Doug and Cindy Overfield | Laurens Electric Cooperative, LLCMauldin Elementary | Minor Details Cooking | Pam Mayfield – Mauldin High | The Piedmont Woodcarvers | Pro Shots Studios | SC National GuardThe Snow Castle | Take Heart Church