Greenville Gives 2020
- Location Five Points Plaza
- Address W 5TH ST AT EVANS St, Greenville, NC 27858
- Presented By Five Points Plaza
- Dates December 5, 2020
- Time 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The annual Greenville Gives holiday celebration, a collaborative effort between Recreation and Parks and Uptown Greenville, has been re-imagined for 2020. Greenville Gives will kick off the holiday season by providing opportunities to give back to non-profit organizations and will highlight local artists and vendors during the annual Holiday Market. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, December 5th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to coincide with the Greenville Jaycee’s drive-thru Christmas Parade. In an effort to reduce gathering numbers, components of Greenville Gives will span throughout the Uptown district. The tree lighting, reading of the Christmas story, and messages from participating non-profits will be shared virtually.The Greenville Jaycee’s Christmas parade will consist of decorated floats lined up on Greene Street and 1st Street for the community to view as they drive thru. Additional details will be made available closer to the event via social media.After viewing the Christmas parade, patrons will be encouraged to park in the parking deck on Fourth Street and walk Uptown where various non-profits will be set-up to receive donations, and to visit the Holiday Market. Donation locations will be set up in the hammock garden on Evans Street and in the green space by Ford and Shep on Dickinson Avenue to collect monetary gifts, non-perishable foods, hygiene items, paper products, and new toys to be shared with local non-profits.The Holiday Market will be located at Five Points Plaza and will open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Photo stations will be available throughout the district as places to stop and enjoy the holiday scenes. Vendors will be spread out to help with social distance and other safety measures will also be in place. If you are interested in being a vendor at the Market, complete the application at https://forms.gle/eN39XSGMbxwtj1rk8.