Fun Things to Do Near Our Anderson Rooftop Restaurant This Holiday Season

Are you looking for fun things to do in Anderson during the holidays? If so, allow our team here at UP on the Roof to be your guide! Perched atop the Market Street Parking Garage in historic downtown, we know all the holiday happenings in our city. Just make sure that you either start or end the day’s festivities on our rooftop!

Continue reading to learn more about fun things to do near our Anderson rooftop restaurant this holiday season, as well as info about our holiday pop-up bar, Elf’d UP, or reserve a table today.

Come to Our Elf’d UP Pop-Up Bar at UP on the Roof

Of course, your winter plans in Anderson need to include a stop at our holiday pop-up bar, Elf’d UP! From now through the end of the year, Santa’s elves have taken over at UP on the Roof. Join us for themed drink specials, festive bar bites, and a winter wonderland of kitschy decor. Think Christmas trees, candy canes, and colorful twinkling lights everywhere you look!

You’ll surely have no trouble getting into the Christmas “spirits” with the boozy offerings at Elf’d UP. For instance, try the Rum Rum Rudolph with notes of citrus, vanilla, and spice. If you find yourself saying, “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” then warm UP with one of our tipsy hot chocolates! And for those who are feeling a little naughty, we have a selection of festive shots that’ll fill you with holiday cheer.

All that said, make sure you get some food in your belly, too. Even Santa has to stop for milk and cookies! Popular plates at UP on the Roof include the Charcuterie Block, Let’s Taco ‘Bout It shrimp tacos, and more.

Browse the full menu to see everything we’re serving at our pop-up bar. We have a feeling that Elf’d UP will become your new favorite holiday tradition in Anderson, SC.

Drive Through the Anderson Christmas Lights

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without driving around to look at Christmas lights! In particular, don’t miss the award-winning Anderson Christmas Lights, less than 10 minutes away from UP on the Roof on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. For just $10 per car, the whole family can enjoy 2.5 miles of light displays, a Christmas village, and even a chance to see Santa. Plus, select nights will feature special entertainment. Drive on in between 5:30 and 10 p.m. any day before Christmas Day!

Shop at the Pendleton Christkindlmarkt

You don’t have to travel to Europe for a traditional outdoor Christmas market! Just a stone’s throw from Anderson, the Pendleton Christkindlmarkt runs from 4:30 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. on the Fridays and Saturdays between now and Christmas. Different local vendors sell their goods each weekend, so you’ll have several chances to find unique gifts for everyone on your list. In addition, you can sip on mulled wine, hot spiced apple cider, or beer while you shop!

Go Ice Skating in Carolina Wren Park

A mere two-minute walk from UP on the Roof, Carolina Wren Park boasts an ice rink for the month of December. There’s a $5 fee for ages seven and up, while kids aged six and under can skate for $3 on the kiddie rink. But whether you’re young or young at heart, you’ll have a blast on the ice!

Visit UP on the Roof in Anderson During the Holidays

Now that you have some ideas of fun things to do near our Anderson rooftop restaurant this holiday season, it’s time to head on UP! We can’t wait to see you at our first annual Elf’d UP pop-up event in Anderson, SC.