The opening of the Christmas Park and Deck the Halls in Williamston will kick off the holidays this weekend, and over the next few weeks the calendar will be filled with local events to get you into the Holiday Spirit!
The lighting of Mineral Spring Park is scheduled for this Saturday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m.
There will be special holiday music and Santa Claus will be arriving on the town’s antique 1936 Fire Engine and visiting with children in the Scout Hut.
The Christmas Park has been a holiday attraction in the upstate since 1958. It is a joint effort by local citizens and the town to convey the Christmas spirit through a unique collection of holiday lights and displays.
The lighting of the park will include the opening of Deck the Halls in Williamston’s Municipal Center. The annual event has become a holiday tradition for the town and features beautifully decorated Christmas trees in the main hallways of the Municipal Center.
It will be open to the public for viewing following the lighting of the park and during regular business hours through the holidays.
Hours for viewing trees will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through the holiday season.
Organizers of the 37th Annual Spring Water Festival are now accepting vendor, display and run applications for the two day festival August 24 & 25, 2018. Hours for the festival this year will be 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Any local craft vendor interested in participating in the event can pick up an application and guidelines at The Journal office or online at the Spring Water Festival website at www.springwaterfestival.com.
For more information on crafts contact Beth Watkins at 864-704-4502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Local businesses, and non-profits are also invited to have a display to promote their business at the festival.
Business displays should contact Dianne Lollis at 864-847-5743 or by email at email@example.com.
The festival will again feature one of the upstate’s largest antique and classic auto shows, being sponsored by the Williamston Fire Department. To register contact Steve Ellison at 864-844-7107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also online at www.williamstonfire.com. There will be awards in a number of categories.
The 5K Spring Water Run will be a featured attraction and will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25. The run is sanctioned as an RRCA Grand Prix event. The 5K open race will begin at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a 1 mile fun run at 7:45 a.m.
The course includes city streets and country roads with rolling hills. Splits will be called at the one and two mile mark and water stations will be on the course.
Mineral Spring Park – Williamston, SC
State Hwy. 20 just off I-85 between Anderson and Greenville, SC
Arts & Crafts 5K Spring Water Run Mineral Spring Trail Walk (New)
Health Fair Live Music Gospel music showcase
Free Children’s Activities Amusement Rides
Antique Car Show Festival Food Exhibits Souvenirs
Directions to Festival
From I-85 or Hwy. 29, exit onto Hwy.8 to Pelzer.
Right on Hwy. 20 into downtown Williamston
Churches, businesses and organizations in the area are joining the Town of Williamston to place lighted displays in Williamston’s Christmas Park this holiday season. Opening night ceremonies and lighting of the park will be held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, 2016 at 6 p.m., at the Amphitheater Stage in Mineral Spring Park.
Santa Claus will also be arriving on the town’s antique 1936 Fire Engine and visiting with children in the Scout Hut.
Cookies and hot chocolate will be given out by local churches and groups each Saturday night also to help visitors keep warm while strolling through the park or watching special entertainment.
The lighting of the park will include the opening of Deck the Halls in Williamston’s Municpal Center. The annual event has become a holiday tradition for the town and features beautifully decorated Christmas trees in the main hallways of the Municipal Center. It will be open to the public for viewing following the lighting of the park and during regular business hours through the holidays.
Hours for viewing trees will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through the holiday season.
The Williamston Christmas Park and Deck the Halls in the Municipal Center (Town Hall) are in full swing for the holiday season. Broken Spokes Wagon Service from Sandy Springs will be providing horse drawn carriage rides from Town Hall through the Christmas Park on weekends and during the weeks closer to Christmas from 5:30 pm to 9 pm and Sunday afternoons tentatively from 4 to 9pm. Santa will be in the Scout Hut from 6-9pm on Thursday-Sunday Dec 4-7; and Thursday thru Tuesday Dec 11-Dec 23. Professional photos will be available at a price.
Opening night ceremony for lighting of the Christmas Park and Deck the Halls is Saturday, November 29 at 5:50 p.m. in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park. Williamston Mayor Mack Durham, Pastor Jon Feusse of Midway Bible Church in Pelzer will participate. Santa will arrive around on Williamston Historic 1936 Fire Truck at 6 p.m.
Award winning country music singer/songwriter Lucas Hoge will headline the 33rd Annual Spring Water Festival coming this Friday and Saturday, August 22-23 in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park.
The festival will also feature more than 100 craft and business vendors, the area’s largest antique and classic auto show, kids activities, amusement rides, live music and other special attractions including a 5K walk and fun run. Continue reading →