The weather outside might be getting chillier, but don’t let that stop you from planning a great date night in York County. We’ve rounded up the best seasonal events for you right here in York County.

Penland Christmas Tree Farm

Step onto Penland Christmas Tree Farm and you’ll be transported right into your favorite Hallmark Christmas Movie. This choose and cut your own Christmas Tree will put you in the ultimate holiday spirit and you can grab a cup of hot chocolate along the way.

Winterfest

What’s a better Christmas date than riding rollercoasters under 5 million shimmering lights. Ride amusement rides, rollercoasters, hear from the holiday singers and even hit the ice rink. There are lots of options at Carowinds that will leave you with that warm Christmas feeling. You can even spend New Year’s Eve night there!

Founders Ice Skating Rink

Want to impress that special someone with your ability on the ice? Here’s your chance. Head to the Founders Ice Rink in Old Town Rock Hill. It’s right across from the amphitheater. Warm-up afterward with a sweet treat and coffee from Amelie’s. The rink is open from November 17th - January 19th.

Narroway Productions

Book tickets to this highly acclaimed Christmas Show at Narroway Productions in Fort Mill! This will give you an interactive dinner theater view of the true meaning behind the season. People flock from across the country to see this show, it’s one you can’t miss! Click the link to get your tickets before they sell out.

Neighborhood Christmas Lights Tours

Drive through Stafford Park in Rock Hill starting December 17th and 18th! This isn’t just a cozy, free trip filled with Christmas lights, it’s also your chance to give back to your community. The neighborhood is collecting canned goods, unwrapped new toys, and cash to benefit families of York County through Toys for Happiness. The neighborhood is right off Hollis Lakes Road in Rock Hill.

Holiday Home Tours

Historic Rock Hill is excited to announce that they are joining the Christmasville festivities! They will provide snacks and other goodies for purchase. Keep your hands warm with hot chocolate and bring your friends to pick out a Christmas gift from local vendors! Tickets are $5.00 for the general public or free for Historic Rock Hill members.

Take a Pottery Class

Ghost, anyone? Okay, but for real, you can take a pottery class right in Rock Hill. At Rock Hill Pottery, you can learn how to throw pottery on the wheel, glaze, or hand-build. Classes are taught by Jonathan Williams. Give the gift of an experience this Christmas, or just take a class and gift your final product! You know your mom would still treasure a handmade gift from you for Christmas.

Horseback Trail Ride

For just $50 you can take an hour and a half horse ride through the trails of the Anne Springs Close Greenway. Hurry and book today, as space is limited and these will fill up! What’s more romantic than a trail ride through nature?

Tatanka Bison Ranch

If you're looking to really wow that special someone in your life? Book a private tour at the Tatanka Bison Ranch!  A short 20-minute drive from Rock Hill, South Carolina and you're on the Tatanka Bison Ranch. Home to 215 acres and more than 50 bison, this working ranch not only houses these majestic creatures but also serves as an educational piece to a native species to York County. Please call or email for more information and to make your booking.​

Live Music

Did you know that many of our breweries in York County have regular live music nights? This is the easiest date night idea to just slip out and hear some great local musicians. Don’t forget to check in on the YoCo Brew Trail while you’re there. Just download the Visit York County app to get started.