‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through downtown…

Casey News, Partner

Introducing your fa-la-la-la-local downtown Holiday Gift Guide! If you are still looking for great gift-giving ideas, shop no further than downtown Hartsville for one-of-a-kind gifts from the Harts.

(Look for links within each description, to take you to websites with even more great ideas!)


Jewelry, shoes, and boutique fashion from Mahala Reese.

Looking for a bubbly bauble or a gift for the sophisticated lady in your life who loves luxury, and deserves the best? Hartsville’s premier fashion boutique, Mahala Reese, offers upscale brands and timeless fashions, dresses, shoes and accessories.


Fun Christmas decorations and gifts from Minnie's.

Find perfect presents, from holiday-inspired gifts and decor, to Lilly gifts, Spartina & Hobo  International bags, luggage, lamps, jewelry, women’s fashions, barware, fine wooden wares, china and crystal. Minnie’s Giftique always has your list wrapped up!


Find sweet treats and fresh coffee at the Midnight Rooster.

If gourmet gifts are part of your “Nice” list, come smell the freshly ground, globally sourced coffee beans, and order a selection of sublime fine foods, including confectionary delights, charcuterie trays, tasty salads, sandwiches, tapas plates and soups crafted from fresh, local ingredients. Then stay and savor a special glass of wine, a crafted coffee treat or a hand-infused vodka for yourself at The Midnight Rooster.


Whether its a family meal, a special night out, or drinks with friends, Sam Kendall's offers something for everyone.

Whether it’s a family get-together, a special night out, or drinks with friends, see why Sam Kendall’s lives up to its “Serious Food. Cool Bar” mantra. Each dish is expertly prepared using the finest ingredients. From steaks to seafood, they offer something to satisfy every palette.  Thirsty for more? Their sophisticated and extensive wine list, rotating selection of draught and bottle beers, and signature cocktails never disappoint.


Treat bestie (or yourself) to some "me time" at blush: A Merle Normal Studio. https://www.facebook.com/blushMN/

Treat bestie (or yourself) to some premium, pampering, “me time” at blush: A Merle Norman Studio, where you’ll also find fashions and shoes on-trend, plus Merle Norman makeup to put your best face forward.


Nothing says "Hartsville" like a gift from Hartsville's visitor's center, The Key!

Nothing says “Hartsville” like a gift from Hartsville’s Visitors Center, The Key! Here you’ll find locally grown, local favorites like Gillespie’s Peanuts, and logo-wear from Hartsville High School, The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics and Coker College!


Find a gift with personality at Seersucker Gypsy.

Support the makers and the merry makers this holiday season! For the truly, unique, one-of-a-kind gift, try a handmade, hand-crafted gift from over 30 local artisans, entrepreneurs and retailers, including a wide selection of jewelry, home accessories, essential oils, photography, furniture, fine art, antique collectibles, apparel, sculptures and other local products. Seersuckergypy’s vibe is eclectic, southern, vintage, recycled and refurbished treasures. Ask about their Gypsy Box subscription service!


Find the perfect gift for your favorite #Brandiva at Brandi's on College!

Find the perfect gift for your favorite  fashionista at Brandi’s on College! Their laid back atmosphere and cool, retro, funky fashions let you rediscover your inner #Brandiva. Shop for unique, Instagram-worthy #outfitgoals for you and your friends.


Clothes, gifts, and new jewelry from Sheila Fajl at Raised Down South

Your source for warm, trendy, young adult clothing, shoes, and everything-Sheila Fajl at Raised Down South. Every woman needs several sets of “Sheilas,” in every metallic tone and hoop size.


Children's shoes and fashion from our newest downtown boutique, Tommi Mack.

Dressing Hartsville’s littlest dudes and divas, from bow-to-toe!  A “tiny” sized boutique with UGGs and TOMS children’s shoes and smart fashion from our newest downtown boutique, Tommi Mack.


De baz features items from 25 countries around the world. All of their items are ethically sourced and fair-trade, so you can feel like a “World Changer” with every internationally inspired gift. Purchase with a purpose, and make global missions part of your 2018 mission statement.


Shopping is hard, but caffeine makes it easier, so Crema Coffee Bar is singing “Fa La La La Latte” this season. Stop by for a toasty beverage, gift card, or bag of Counter Culture’s delicious seasonal roast, “Iridescent,” while sidewalk strolling, window peeping, or perusing Burry Bookstore’s best sellers and local authors, or their incredible Melissa and Doug toy selection.


Remember, Santa shops local and so should you! If you forget to support your downtown, you risk being on the “Naughty List,” and receiving locally sourced coal, so get up, and get downtown! Shop your Harts out this holiday season!

Welcoming Tommi Mack to your Downtown!

Casey News, Partner

The Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of Tommi Mack was held December 7th.

Located at 207 North Fifth Street, our newest little neighbor to downtown, Tommi Mack, is a boutique offering only the best children’s fashions, accessories and shoes!

Pictured L-R: Chelsea Atkinson, Jamie Kelly and Bebe Chapman


Parson James – An Intimate Performance

Casey Event, Partner

Parson James will be performing at Retrofit sip-n-seat this Thursday, December 14 at 8pm. He will also be offering a special meet and greet session at 7pm. You won’t want to miss this exclusive performance! Door cover charge $10. Let’s show this native a real Southern welcome and pack the house 😍💕!

Follow the event on Facebook and check out the lyric video for his new single “Only You” below.


Extended Shopping and Free Carraige Rides Every Thursday though Dec 21

Downtown Thursdays offers extended shopping hours and free carriage rides

Casey Event, News, Promotion

Join us downtown for horse-drawn carriage rides and extended holiday shopping hours every Thursday through December 21 from 6-8 PM!

The carriage will pick-up and drop-off in the Entertainment District on East College Avenue downtown. Tickets for carriage rides are $10 for adults and $5 for children twelves years of age and under.

Visit HartsvilleForTheHolidays.com for full details about all of this year’s holiday activities.

Extended Shopping and Free Carraige Rides Every Thursday though Dec 21

Downtown Holiday Open House 2017 Event Map

Casey Event, News

Lookie lookie Christmas cookie! Start planning your route for Thursday night! #hartsvillefortheholidays #experiencehartsville #showsomelocallove!

We’ve got a nifty map for you to use while you explore and shop in Hartsville at the Downtown Holiday Open House on Thursday. Click the button below to open an interactive Google Map of the event that shows all of the activities and shopping specials that are going on downtown.

Open Interactive Map

If a PDF is more your style, we’ve got that, too! Click the thumbnail below for a PDF version that’s great for your pocket or the bulletin board at work!

Downtown Holiday Open House 2017 PDF Map

Downtown Holiday Open House 2017 PDF Map

Download PDF Map



Downtown Holiday Open House 2017

Casey Event, News

Join us in downtown Hartsville to kick-off the Hartsville for the Holidays season at the Downtown Holiday Open House & Centennial Tree Lighting! Our city will come alive with holiday cheer on Thursday, November 16th from 6-9 pm at this celebratory event hosted by the City of Hartsville in partnership with Main Street Hartsville.

Start the holiday celebration off early in Centennial Park with a holiday performance by the Hartsville High School Chorus beginning at 5:30 pm. At 6:00 pm, gather with your friends and family and join our community at the annual lighting of the Centennial Christmas Tree.

Indulge in extended shopping hours and holiday specials at Main Street Hartsville businesses during Downtown Holiday Open House. Warm up with hot chocolate and cookies while whispering your holiday wishlist to Santa Claus inside City Hall. Horse-drawn carriage rides and a chance of real snow make this magical holiday tradition one that you won’t want to miss. We look forward to kicking off the holidays with you!

Camden Carriage Company will pick up riders for carriage rides on East College Avenue and stroll them through downtown. Santa Claus will be waiting inside City Hall (100 E Carolina Ave) for photos from 6:30-9 pm. The Simply Christmas Exhibit at the Hartsville Museum (222 N 5th St) will also be open for a special look at holiday traditions from past to present and offers a peek inside Santa’s Workshop.

Click the button below to open the interactive online map of all the events at Downtown Holiday Open House.

Open Interactive Event Map 

A scheduled of all of this year’s holiday events is below. Visit HartsvilleForTheHolidays.com for full details.

Go to Hartsville For The Holidays

Hartsville for the Holidays Events Schedule

  • Downtown Holiday Open House & Centennial Tree Lighting: Thursday, November 16th, 6:00- 9:00 PM, Downtown Hartsville, 843.917.0602
  • Hartsville Museum’s Simply Christmas Exhibit: Thursday, November 16th – Friday, January 19th, Hartsville Museum, 843.383.3005
  • Shop Small Saturday: Saturday, November 25th, Downtown Hartsville, 843.332.6401
  • Christmas on Carolina: November 30th, December 7th, 14th & 21st, 6:00- 8:00 PM, Downtown Hartsville, 843.917.0602; Extended Holiday Shopping Hours
  • Black Creek Arts’ Festival of Trees: Friday, December 1st- Sunday, December 3rd, Black Creek Arts Council, 843.332.6234
  • 2017 Hartsville Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 9th, 10:30 AM, 5th Street & Carolina Avenue, 843.917.0602
  • Hartsville Farmers Market: Saturday, December 9th, 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM, East Carolina Avenue, 843.383.3015 x 1003
  • Pictures with Santa at the Simply Christmas Exhibit: Saturday, December 9th, 1:30- 3:30 PM, Hartsville Museum, 843.383.3005; please bring your own camera for Pictures with Santa
  • The Nutcracker Ballet presented by Columbia City Ballet: Friday, December 15th, 7:30 PM, Center Theater, 843.332.5721

HFM 2017 Chili Cook Off: Does your chili have what it takes to win?

Casey Event, News

The Hartsville Farmers Market Cook-Off is an event sponsored by Main Street Hartsville.  The Hartsville Farmers Market Cook-Off features local restaurant and amateur chefs showcasing their culinary talents and competing against each other for the title of “Best Chili”. All proceeds are used to produce and promote the Cook-Off.

To participate, a completed application and paid $25 entrance fee are due by Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 5:00 P.M.

Details about the event, rules, regulations, and an application are available here.

Sign me up!

Sign up for the Treats on the Streets Scarecrow Contest

Casey Event, News, Promotion

Main Street Hartsville is hosting a Downtown Scarecrow Contest to go along with this year’s Treats on the Streets. Participation is free, but we are also offering wooden scarecrow frames for $20 to help get you going. Materials to help dress your scarecrow will be available from Habitat for Humanity.

The scarecrows will be judged and prizes awarded during Treats on the Streets on the evening on October 26.

Register to participate online at this page. If you’d like to purchase a frame, you can do so while you register and pay online all at the same time!

I want to register!

Scary! The 2017 Fall Window Display Contest Is Here!

Casey Event, News, Promotion

Pull out the pumpkins and grab a ghost, the 2017 Fall Window Display Contest is coming to Downtown Hartsville! The business with the best fall display will be awarded candy to give away during Treats on the Streets.

The contest runs from October 2 – 25 and judging will take place on October 25th. A winner will be announced that same day!

For more information contact Main Street Hartsville at info@mainstreethartsville.org or 843-383-3015.

Trick or Treat Yo’ Self to a $25 gift certificate for only $20

Casey Promotion

We know you love shopping in Downtown Hartsville, and we want to make it even better. For a limited time, you can #TreatYoSelf to a discounted Main Street Hartsville Gift Certificate—get a $25 value certificate for only $20! Order and pay online; it’s that simple and you deserve it!

Trick or Treat Yo’ Self to a discounted Main Street Hartsville gift certificate!

The promotion is available Sep 18th – Oct 18th. Limit 10 per person. Gift certificates are valid for a year from the date of purchase.

I want to treat myself!