Holiday Open House November 20th, 2011

Every year Augusta Road Business Association organizes Holiday Open House the Sunday before Thanksgiving and has become a tradition for shoppers all over the upstate of SC. On Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. shoppers enjoy kicking off the Christmas season on Augusta Road. Participating businesses host special events and sales to celebrate the upcoming holidays. The City Trolley is available to take shoppers from one destination to another.  Shoppers can get in the holiday spirit with a visit from Santa and his elves, live music, carriage rides, hot cocoa, door prizes, special gift ideas for Christmas and much more.  It is a fun day for all ages!

Look for our insert publication in the Greenville Journal with maps, trolley stops, participating businesses and special events that day or to view publication online Click Here! 





The holidays are the season of giving and Augusta Road Business Association has come together as a group to give back to those in need.  This year ARBA members will support Meals On Wheels with donation boxes at each participating location during Holiday Open House as well as working the kitchen line at Meals On Wheels on November 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Also, during this special shopping experience ARBA will hold a canned food drive for Samaritan House with drop off locations at each shopping center.  


Lewis Plaza

Carriage rides, face painting, balloon elves, Santa Claus (bring your own Camera), holiday music, holiday karaoke, registration/drawing for nine $100 Lewis Plaza gift certificates, refreshments, in-store promotions throughout the Plaza, Facebook photo contest for a $100 Lewis Plaza gift certificate. • Ten Thousand Villages – Little Village, located upstairs at Ten Thousand Villages, is a shop just for kids. With help from volunteer Village Elves, children can purchase gifts $12 and under for family and friends. The Little Village is open on Sundays, Nov. 20-Dec. 18, 1-5:30PM.

Augusta Commons

Free rides on Santa’s Souped-Up Sleigh (The Santa Mobile), Santa Claus, face painting, music, goodies, refreshments, specials

• Foxfire Gallery & Kitchen Shops – A taste of foxfire

• Muse Shoe Studio

• Elephant’s Trunk – Special demonstrations of the popular Zikes Scooter

McDaniel Village

Gift basket drawing filled with items from McDaniel Village merchants. Register during the Holiday Open House.

• Kate Carlyle – Serving samples of featured food items

• The Embassy Flowers – Hot cider and ginger snaps

• Labels – Hot chocolate and goodies

• A Finer Fit – Light refreshments

Capers Place

Specialty craft beer and wine tasting onsite by Community Tap; cider and treats; live music; face painting and activities for kids; complimentary gift wrapping at all Caper Place stores.

• Pickles and Ice Cream – Special promotions … shop and save!

• Beija Flor – Semi-annual denim warehouse sale

• Savvy – Free gift bag with every purchase; special this-day-only promotions; drawing for $75 gift card

• Paws and Claws – First look at new gifts and stocking stuffers for pets, pet-lovers and pet-sitters; free gift with every purchase; drawing for gift card

 Free-standing stores

• Vaughn Russell (Home Made Candies) – Treats, free samples and 8% off during Holiday Open House

• Bernhardt House of Violins & Pinner Studios – (Joining together at 5 Cateechee Ave. for the Holiday Open House) Drawing for one free month of violin lessons and one free month of violin rental; refreshments; live music by the Pinner String Quartet starting at 2pm

• The Grey Goose – Dress your children for the holidays and enjoy some Christmas treats at our new location on Conestee Avenue!

• Verizon Wireless – Refreshments, door prizes, special discounts on phones and accessories

• L’s On Augusta – Refreshments, door prizes, storewide special discounts, lots of new items for gift giving, and of course lots of fun!

• Ponthieux’s Jewelry Design Studio – 10th Anniversary celebration with refreshments; giveaways; door prize; demonstrations of the Custom Design process using CAD and CNC Mill; free jewelry cleaning and inspections; “Wish List” registration

• Palmetto Olive Oil Co. – Free 60 ml bottle of one of our pure EVOOs with every

$30 purchase

• Costless Outlet-  A special gift out of Santa’s sack, sweats and treats


Enjoy a meal before, during or after Holiday Open House – Firehouse Subs and Blockhouse.


Make a day of it and enjoy complimentary hand massages and makeup touch-ups at Wisteria Salon and Spa located in Augusta Village Shopping Center.