Heart of the Holidays 2023

Experience a true Southern Holiday!

Heart of the Holidays Festival


The City of Hartsville is excited to introduce what’s sure to become a beloved and highly anticipated event- the First Annual Heart of the Holidays Festival! This 3-day event, which will run November 16th-18th 2023, will serve as the City’s kickoff to the holiday season.


  • This event opens with our traditional Downtown Holiday Open House and Centennial Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, November 16th; beat the rush on your holiday shopping by supporting your favorite, local merchants who always offer the best deals of the holiday season.
  • Friday night, November 17th is for the adults as we launch our first ever Wine and Art Walk in collaboration with Black Creek Arts Council! Stroll the streets of Downtown Hartsville, shop with your favorite stores, sample tasty wine and support local artists at the same time (ticketed event).
  • Plan for a fun-filled Saturday, November 18th as we bring all the excitement of the Holiday Carnival, complete with carnival rides, downtown for families and kids to enjoy!
  • The festival is capped with an elegant evening, Saturday, November 17th at the Heart of the Holidays Holiday Ball, set along the backdrop of scenic Prestwood Lake at the Lawton Park Pavilion. Dress to the nines for this event that will offer heavy h’orderves, a live band, dancing, and celebrating the true heart of the holidays (ticketed event).


The Heart of the Holidays ticketed events go on sale, October 9th, 2023.