For half a century, the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, SC, has been ushering in the holiday season with a tradition that has become a beloved fixture in the community. The Annual Holiday Fair, a festive extravaganza, has consistently drawn crowds of eager attendees for five decades. With a rich history of 50 years and an expected turnout of 7,100 attendees, this year’s fair promises to be an unforgettable celebration. 

One of the main draws of the Holiday Fair is its vibrant marketplace. In Hall 1 of the Greenville Convention Center are transformed into a bustling marketplace, filled to the brim with local and small businesses and commercial businesses as vendors. From artisans to bakers and everything in between, the fair provides a platform for talented individuals to showcase their wares. There truly is something for everyone on your list this year. It’s a unique opportunity for attendees to discover one-of-a-kind gifts, delicious treats, and handcrafted treasures that can’t be found elsewhere. The fair is a true haven for craft enthusiasts and culinary connoisseurs. Handcrafters from all around the region come to share their handmade creations, ensuring a diverse selection of unique and beautifully crafted items. Whether you’re searching for a handmade ornament to adorn your tree or a custom-made piece of jewelry, or if you’re looking for something to spruce up your “man cave” or looking for a gift for your teacher, you’re sure to find it at the Holiday Fair. 

For those with a sweet tooth, the fair boasts an array of delectable treats. From freshly baked cookies and cakes to gourmet chocolates and other culinary delights, you can satisfy your cravings and indulge in holiday-themed goodies. 

What’s New This Year? 

As we commemorate over five decades of the Holiday Fair, we’re excited to announce that this year’s event will be even more interactive and exciting. While the fair has always been a source of delight for families and friends looking to kick off the holiday season, we’ve added some new surprises to keep the tradition fresh. This year we are introducing our Entertainment Stage, where local musicians and some of our vendors will display their talent and demo their products to the attendees. We will also be having a very special guest with us on Friday from 3-7pm. Santa Claus will be in the building waiting to take a picture with your family and for your children to tell him what they want for Christmas! 

The fair’s vibrant atmosphere will come to life with live entertainment, hands-on workshops, and engaging displays that are perfect for all ages. 

The Annual Holiday Fair at the Greenville Convention Center is not just an event; it’s a cherished tradition that brings the community together year after year. With 53 years of history, 7,100 expected attendees, and an abundance of local businesses, crafters, bakers, and local commercial businesses, the fair is a true holiday extravaganza. This year, we invite you to join us as we celebrate the past and embrace the future, with exciting new additions that promise to make this Holiday Fair even more magical and memorable. Mark your calendars and get ready for a weekend of holiday spirit, shopping, and fun! November 30th & December 1st 10AM-8PM and December 2nd 10AM-6PM.