Prince of Peace will host a parish festival this year to celebrate the start of Advent on Saturday, 2 December from 9a-5p in the Parish Activity Center. In addition to a number of wonderful artisans selling hand-made goods perfect for Christmas gifts, there will be music, food, church tours, Advent items (candles, wreaths, calendars, and meditation books) and the official unveiling of Prince of Peace’s Great Nativity in the Parish for 2023. Children will have a free scavenger hunt and craft activity around the Market, and parish ministries will be present to share more about the good work they do in the community. Come join us as we prepare to celebrate Advent and await the feast of the Prince of Peace’s birth! Proceeds from vendor fees will go toward helping those in need this Holiday Season. For more information, or to enquire about vendor availability, click the link or contact Michael at 864.331.3902. Featured events:

  • Saint Nicholas reading and kid’s photo op at 11a-12.15p & again from 3p-4p
  • Kid’s crafts and activities throughout the day (festive gifts and Jesse tree scavenger hunt)
  • Gift of a Christ Child figurine for your nativity (limited number – arrive early; will be blessed on 1st Sunday of Advent Mass)
  • Chocolate Candy Decorating Class with Chef Maria Rauch at 10a & 2p. The fee (payable to Maria Rauch) is $10 fee per person. The class is open to children and adults. Children 10 and younger must have an adult with them and their cost is $20. Email to save your seat!

Hourly Schedule:

  • 9a Market Opens with local artisans and vendors, festive live music, and the unveiling of The Great Nativity
  • 10a Chocolate Candy Decorating Class
  • 11a Saint Nicholas Reading & Photos
  • 12.30p Organ Tour & Demonstration (in Church)
  • 12.30p Special Book Reading & Gift of Baby Jesus (near stage in PAC)
  • 1p Church Tour (in Church)
  • 1.45p Sacred Music Demonstration (in Church)
  • 2p Chocolate Candy Decorating Class
  • 3p Saint Nicholas Reading & Photos
  • 4p Join the Choir and Sing Carols