Join us Uptown the first weekend of December to kickoff the Christmas season! It promises to be a time full of holly, jolly fun and folly. See a full list of the *FREE* happenings below this holiday season in Uptown Greenville.

, Friday Dec. 5, 5-8pm (Uptown District)
Self-Guided tour of Uptown galleries, restaurants and retail. Visit opening exhibits and receive discounts from participating restaurants and retailers.

GREENVILLE GIVES, Friday Dec. 5, 5:30-7pm (Five Points Plaza)
Annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony featuring holiday readings, dancing, singing, jolly trolley rides, children’s activites and a chance to donate to your favorite local charities. Items needed include: Food for the Food Bank of ENC; Kids educational and art supplies for Easter Seals; Angel Tree, Toys and Clothing for Salvation Army; Pet supplies for Pitt County Animal Shelter and The Humane Society; and Toiletries for Ronald McDonald House.

HOLIDAY MARKET, Friday, Dec. 5, 5-8pm (Evans Street, Uptown District)
Bringing a unique and festive shopping “village” to the heart of Uptown Greenville, the mid-day market features regional artisans and craftsmen. Vendors will be located along Evans Street between 5th and 4th.

ALES & TAILS PUB WALK, Friday Dec. 5, 7:30-10pm
Get unleashed at the 2014 Ales and Tails Uptown Pub Walk 2014! Enjoy 3 stops at Uptown restaurants which will feature free food and great drink specials. After you are filled to the brim, you’ll head to the Pub Party at Fitzgerald’s where you will receive some a swag bag! Tickets are limited! Purchase tickets here:

CHRISTMAS PARADE, Saturday, Dec. 6, 10:30am (Uptown District)
The Greenville Jaycees celebrate its 75th anniversary and brings the “Jaycees Jingle Jam” Christmas Parade to Evans St.