Here's where to find the best Christmas lights in Greenville, Anderson and Spartanburg

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If you've been dreaming of window shopping through downtown, awaiting the tree lighting or planning to take the kids to the neighborhood that has the best Christmas lights, your wait is almost over.

We've compiled a list of shows, homes, events and neighborhoods with the best holiday lights around the Upstate.

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Community light shows and other special activities

  • Anderson - The Christmas lights display will be up this year at the county park across from the Civic Center as of Thanksgiving.

  • Greenville - Ice on Main on Village Green downtown is open now through Jan. 17

  • Wellford - Hollywild Animal Preserve's annual holiday lights safari began Nov. 19. Tickets range from $10 to $40 and can be purchased at https://www.showclix.com/event/holiday-lights-safari-2021

  • Easley - Upstate Holiday Light Show at Greenville Pickens Speedway opens Thanksgiving. Tickets range from $35-$100 and can be purchased here.

  • Greenville - Bethel Baptist Church holiday light show, set to begin around Thanksgiving

  • Easley - Prisma Health Baptist Easley Foundation will be holding its Festival of Lights from Nov. 26 to Jan. 3 at https://greenvillepickens.com/upstate-holiday-light-show/

  • Easley - Prisma Health Baptist Easley Foundation will be holding its Festival of Lights from Nov. 26 to Jan. 3.

  • Pendleton - Christkindlmarkt will be held Friday and Saturday Nov. 26-Dec. 11 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. and feature local vendors, a tree lighting and Santa.

  • Seneca - World of Energy's Festival of Trees will be held Nov. 26-Jan. 7 at 7812 Rochester Highway. More information can be found at duke-energy.com/FestivalOfTrees

  • Travelers Rest - Holiday Hop will be held 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 27 and will include a tree lighting, holiday book reading, photos with Santa, horse and carriage rides, small business Saturday and a toy drive.

  • Greenville - Downtown stores will decorate their fronts as part of Window Wonderland in December

  • Simpsonville - Tree lighting ceremony is at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at City Hall and will feature a letters to Santa table

  • Mauldin - Beachin' Christmas from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Mauldin Cultural Center with beach-style holiday music, a holiday market, Santa and the annual tree lighting.

  • Greenville - Downtown tree lighting and festival will be open to the public Dec. 3 at the intersection of Court and Main streets

  • Greer - Christmas on Cannon will be held 4-8 p.m. on Dec. 3 and will include music, prizes, drawings and discounts from the merchants on Cannon Street. Tickets are $10 and can be bought at allevents.in.

  • Greenville - Bob Jones University will host its Christmas celebration on Dec. 3 with photos, choirs, storytelling, cookie decorating, games, crafts, face painting, holiday market and a tree lighting from 3-8 p.m.

  • Greer - A Christmas tree lighting will be held at Greer City Park from 5-8 p.m. on Dec. 3. The event will include crafts, inflatables, s'mores, musical performances and a visit from Santa.

  • Anderson - Western Carolina Sailing Club will have its Christmas parade of lights at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4. The boats make their way to Green Pond Landing by 7 p.m. for a Toys for Tots drive

  • Simpsonville - Parks & Recreation will host Christmas at Heritage Park with Santa Claus and train rides Dec. 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19

  • Simpsonville - Parks & Recreation will host breakfast with Santa on Dec. 4 at the Activity & Senior Center

  • Fountain Inn - Rudolph Run at Night will be held on Dec. 4 with a one-mile kids run at 6 p.m. and a 5K at 6:45 p.m. through the city's downtown. You can register at https://secure.rec1.com/SC/fountain-inn-sc-/catalog

  • Fountain Inn - Tree lighting, fireworks and live music will be held on Dec. 4 in Commerce Park beginning at 7 p.m.

  • Greer - The Greer Farmers Market Christmas festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5. The farmers market will feature brunch food trucks, kids activities, artisan vendors and live music.

  • Greenville - Prisma Health Children's Hospital will be hosting Good Night Lights at 7 p.m. on Dec. 5 at the Greenville Memorial hospital campus. Cars will drive through and shine lights at patients windows

  • Anderson - Countybank Holiday Ice at Carolina Wren Park is an ice skating rink open through Jan. 17. Tickets are available at the park and are $3 for ages 6 and under and $5 for ages 7 and up.

  • Greenville - Nonprofits will be at Project Host from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 9 for a holiday market.

  • Fountain Inn - Christmas "Inn" will be held from Dec. 9-18 in Commerce Park and will include Santa's workshop, live nativity animals and live Christmas music

  • Greenville - The Greenville Gay Men's Chorus will be holding its What a Gay Holiday! Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at First Baptist Church.

  • Greenville - Rotary will host its Kringle Holiday Village at Fluor Field Dec. 11-12 with vendors, rides, entertainment, food and a biergarten

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Light shows at home and elsewhere

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Know of any Christmas light shows missing from the list? Contact Genna at gcontino@gannett.com or on Twitter @GennaContino. Subscribe to The Greenville News at greenvillenews.com/subscribe.

This article originally appeared on Greenville News: Where to find the best Christmas lights in Greenville and the Upstate

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