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Holiday Ornament Tour to begin in York County

The Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with tourism partners the Catawba Indian Cultural Center, Glencairn Garden, Historic Brattonsville, Historic White Home and NarroWay Productions, will host the first ever Holiday Ornament Tour in York County in December.

The Holiday Ornament Tour itinerary includes a three-day, two-night stay in York County, where visitors will get an accessible and authentically Southern experience. Each visitor will leave each site with a gift – a holiday ornament that’s specific to each attraction.

The tour will kick off with a trip through a whimsical wonderland at Old Town’s annual holiday celebration Christmasville. At Christmasville, visitors will see the city light up at the annual “Lighting of the Village”. Over the course of the three day tour, visitors will become immersed in the culture of the Ye Iswa, people of the river, also known as the Catawba Indians.

While visiting the Catawba Indian Nation visitors will learn about the Catawba’s heritage and culture through drum, dance, storytelling and more. The Catawba Indian tribe is the only federally recognized Native American tribe in South Carolina.

Visitors will participate in a holiday decorating demo at Glencairn Garden, an 11-acre award winning garden that blooms year round, and will make a short trip back in time to the beautifully restored White Home and enjoy a pastry and an afternoon tea.

At Historic Brattonsville, visitors can stroll back in time to the 18th and 19th Centuries to witness what life was like on a living history farm in the piedmont area of South Carolina. Historic Brattonsville also served as the historic backdrop for the Revolutionary War film, The Patriot, starring Mel Gibson.

Visitors will close out the evening at NarroWay Productions where you see snowfall at every performance. See your favorite Christmas scenes, hear your favorite Christmas songs and be awed by NarroWay’s “The Real Christmas Story.”

Tours may be customized.

Want to win a free holiday ornament tour? The Rock Hill/York County CVB is running a contest through Nov. 15. Visit visityorkcounty.com to enter or visit facebook.com/visityorkcounty.

Call 888-702-1320 or 803-329-5200 for information and reservations.

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