Penelope’s Top 20 – Holiday Edition

Merry Christmas sign at Memorial ParkThe Newberry Opera House will be celebrating our 20th anniversary of our rededication on February 20, 2018. In honor of our 20th Celebration Season and borrowing from our in house ghost (Penelope), we are doing Penelope’s Top 20 list this season.

Outside our window we are watching them put up the holiday lights in Memorial Square, which inspired the list below. See you this holiday season at the Newberry Opera House!


1. #AVeryBerryChristmas: Main St. Lights Treelighting this Friday, November 17 from 5-8:00 P.M. – Feel the magic of the season as the lights get turned on in Downtown Newberry. Don’t forget to stop by the Newberry Opera House for some hot chocolate and a special coupon that can be used when buying your holiday show tickets. Learn More

2. Happy Thanksgiving! – Give the Turkey a chance – make a list of all the people for whom you are thankful. We at the Opera House would not exist without our Ambassador volunteers, Guild members, Board, dedicated staff, magical performers, and you our attendees – Thank you all!

3. Shop Small Saturday – The Saturday after Thanksgiving has been nationally recognized as a day to shop local. Take the Shop Local Challenge This Holiday Season – try buying as many of your Christmas gifts this season from a local shop owner. You might be surprised how many gifts you can buy right here in Newberry County. Learn More

4. Cyber Monday – 24 hour deals on the Monday after Thanksgiving – Get ready to BOGO (Buy One Get One Free)!

5. Giving Tuesday – For our 20th Anniversary, we would like to raise $20,000 in 20 days starting on Giving Tuesday, which is a national event taking place every Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Our Guild will be matching gifts up to $20,000 - which would make it $40,000 if we reach our goal!! Learn More

6. Ozark Jubilee presents a Country Christmas from Branson with a Special Tribute to our Veterans Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 3 & 7:00 P.M. Learn More

7. Big Band Holiday with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis Friday, December 1, 1017 at 8:00 P.M. Learn More

8. #AVeryBerryChristmas: North Pole Nights – Faux snow in the Fridays in December through December 22, Santa starts stopping by on December 8
#AVeryBerryChristmas Gingerbread House Competition Awards Event & Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 2 at 9:00 A.M. Houses will be on display during the holidays at the Opera House. Learn More

9. A Carolina Christmas with Doug & Bunny Williams Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. Find a place on Main St. Newberry to watch the local Newberry Christmas Parade, which also starts at 3:00 P.M. Learn More 

10. Disney’s Imagination Movers Reindeer Party – Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. Not into Imagination Movers? Find a place on Main St. Prosperity to watch the local Prosperity Christmas Parade, which also starts at 3:00 P.M. Learn More

11. 12 Deals of Christmas – A new set of deals every day for 12 days! Are you on our e-mail list? Join the E-Newsletter list now.

12. Christmas Tour of Homes - Saturday, December 9, 2018 from 4-8 P.M. - Tour local homes decked out for the holidays plus enjoy a light wine and cheese reception. Learn More

13. The Nutcracker Ballet Sponsored by Self Regional Healthcare & Dufford Institute for Cultural Diversity Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:00 P.M. Learn More

14. The Embers Christmas Show Sponsored by Summer Insurance Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 8:00 P.M. Learn More

15. The Jive Aces Present Swing’n the Holidays Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 3 & 8:00 P.M. Learn More

16. The TEN Tenors: Home for the Holidays Thursday, December 14, 2017 8:00 P.M. Check out our deal on GroupOn! Learn More

17. Sierra Hull Christmas Edition Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 8:00 P.M. Learn More

18. Jingle All the Way presented by local dance stars Carolina Freestyle Sunday, December 17, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. Learn More

19. It’s Christmas and I Don’t have a gift for __________!!!! Gift Cards from the Opera House is the answer. You can even have them e-mailed or texted to your loved one. Learn More

20. NYE in NBY: 20th Anniversary Party featuring The Swingin’ Medallions Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 8:00 P.M. In addition to the great music, enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, favors, and fireworks. Learn More

This list was first shared on our local radio show on AM 1240 WKDK. Click here to listen to the broadcast.
Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year from the Newberry Opera House!