A Very Berry Christmas Events

Held Annually the Friday before Thanksgiving

Main Street Lights: Community Christmas Tree Lighting
6:00 pm

November 19, 2021

Experience the Joy of the start to the holiday season with us. The show will feature the Victorian Singers leading caroling, special holiday music performed by Newberry school choirs, a special message from our Mayor, and the traditional countdown to light the town!

On Display in December

A Very Berry Christmas: Gingerbread Competition

Competition entries can be seen on display in the Newberry Arts Center (1200 Main Street) in the month of December. Click here for applciation.


Fridays in December before Christmas

Santa's Tour of Newberry

5:00 pm- 6:00pm
Fridays in December

Save the Date for Santa's Tour of Newberry!

On select Fridays in December Santa will tour Newberry's neighborhoods via Fire Truck! All tours end on Downtown's Main Street at 6pm! Follow the links below for route details:

December Route 1*
*Please note- Santa will end his tour on FRIEND STREET, parallel to Main Street, due to Main Street Shop & Dine Night.

December Route 2

December Route 3

Fridays in December before Christmas

North Pole Nights

6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Fridays in December
Community Hall & Memorial Park

Experience the wonders of the North Pole! Enjoy fluttering faux snow in Memorial Park, crafts and a special Christmas story from Mrs. Claus, courtesy of the Newberry County Chamber of Commerce. Before arrival, all children are invited to write letters to Santa, at home, to bring and place in the NEW letters to Santa mailbox! Santa will reply to 3 letters weekly!


Write your letter to Santa for the NEW letters to Santa mailbox! Santa will reply to 3 letters weekly! See if Santa replies to you in the Newberry Observer during the month of December! Can't wait to talk to Santa? Call WKDK and leave your message for him anytime during the season: 803-638-3262.


Best Kids Entry at the 2020 Official Gingerbread house Competition

Kids Entry at the 2018 Official Gingerbread house Competition

Best in Show at the 2020 Official Gingerbread house Competition


Runner up in the 2020 Official Gingerbread house Competition


Held annually in November

Downtown Holiday Open House

Downtown Newberry

The Newberry Downtown Development Association invites you to attend their Holiday Open House! Downtown shops and stores will be rolling out the welcome mat for you. Explore what downtown has to offer during the weeks of festivity. Shops will be open for you to find early Christmas gifts or just the thing you need for your Thanksgiving centerpiece. Come for shopping, dining, refreshments, sales, door prizes and fun! More information here.

FREE Showing of the Polar Express at the Ritz Theater

Night of the Tree Lighting at 7:30 pm

The Newberry Community Players invite you to see the beloved Christmas Classic movie, The Polar Express, for FREE at the Ritz Theater. www.theritzonline.com

Held annually in December

Newberry Community Players Holiday Show

WWII Radio Christmas: Show Dates December 3, 4, & 5
Friday/Saturday @ 7pm, Sunday @ 3pm

For tickets and details, or for audition information visit their website.

Christmas Tour of Homes

Saturday, December 11 4pm-8pm

For tickets and details contact the Newberry County Chamber of Commerce at 803-276-4274 or find them online.

Throughout the Holiday Season

Christmas Shows at the Newberry Opera House

The Newberry Opera House is set to host a variety of holiday and Christmas themed shows this season. For show information and ticket details visit www.newberryoperahouse.com.