Downtown Holiday Open House 2017 Event Map

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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

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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 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?

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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

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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!

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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 or 843-383-3015.

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

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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!

Fall for Hartsville 2017 poster

Fall For Hartsville at the Hartsville Farmers Market

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Come see why we are the small city with the big, healthy heart! Yoga demonstrations from Our Sacred Space Yoga, a Fitness Expo with Hartsville Parks & Rec, Free Blood Pressure Screenings from Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, Black Creek Arts doing kids’ crafts, Loop Da Ville at the YMCA, Hartsville Kiwanis offering Bike Safety & Helmet Info and Live Music! Click the event below for more information.


Fall for Hartsville

Support Treats on the Streets and Help Fund the Fun!

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Giving away candy costs merchants
more money every year.

Treats On The Streets has become a Hartsville tradition. Every year, more children and more families enjoy this free, safe, downtown event. Last year we had several thousand people enjoying the trick-or-treating at stores and businesses along East & West Carolina Avenue, 5th Street and East College Avenue. This year, we are trying to soften the expense to merchants by ordering candy in advance and in bulk. We are trying to raise $500.

Would you be willing to contribute $25 to help us reach our goal?

Or donate any amount you choose:

We still appreciate checks, too!

If you’d like, make checks payable to:

Hartsville Community Development Foundation / Main Street Hartsville
PO Drawer 2497
Hartsville SC 29551

Hartsville Celebrates Birthday of New GSSM Student

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There’s always a party in your Downtown!

Surprise! Hartsville’s Mayor, Mel Pennington, stopped by the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics this week to celebrate the 16th birthday of one of Hartsville’s newest residents with balloons and cupcakes!

GSSM has long been an integral part of the Downtown Hartsville community. We alway look forward to the return of Governor’s School students to our downtown, where they bring so much vibrancy to the fun atmosphere we share.


I am the mom of the girl that was on the receiving end of this. I am amazed that the Mayor’s office was so willing to help with my request to help make my daughter’s first birthday so far away from home a happy one. Bless you for your kindness! [Facebook] Tami Charlton Van Vleet