Five Points Festivus!

It’s a Festivus Miracle…Five Points Festivus! is back after a 9-year hiatus! Pull out your Festivus Pole and do a celebratory dance – be sure not to distract from its beauty with that pesky tinsel though!
The 2021 version will be a little different than before, and some events require registration, so please check out the timeline and instructions below:
Friday, December 3rd
• Enjoy Festivus retail and restaurant specials (listed at the end of the event schedule)!
Airing of Grievances Bar Crawl
• Bar None – Miller Lite
• Bird Dog – Truly Hard Seltzer
• CJ’s – White Claw Hard Seltzer and Mountain Candy IPA (Sycamore Brewing)
• Jake’s – Vizzy Hard Seltzer
• Pawleys Front Porch – SweetWater Brewing Co.
• Pinch – Dogfish Head
• Santa’s Pub (Publico)
Visit the first six locations listed above between 6pm and 10pm, and write down your grievances at any or all locations, and place them in the jar. If you order the special drink featured at that bar, you will get special holiday swag!
At 10pm, you’ll need to head to Santa’s Pub (Publico) to witness the reading of the grievances with Steve Varholy from WXRY-FM! The Top Three will be chosen by the audience to win their very own desktop Festivus Pole, a Festivus t-shirt, gift cards from Five Points merchants and a few other festive prizes!
Please email us at [email protected] to register to participate by Noon on 12/3, so we know how many to expect at each bar!

Saturday, December 4th
• Enjoy Festivus retail and restaurant specials (listed at the end of the event schedule)!
The Human Fund Gift Card Giveaway
If you visit the full list of participating retailers in the Five Points village, then you’ll be entered to win a myriad of gift cards from Five Points merchants and a Festivus t-shirt!
Pick up a “map” from any of the participating retailers (TBD), get it stamped at each location, and when you’ve completed it, bring it to the main fountain plaza to drop it in the jar! The winner will be drawn at 6:10pm after the tree lighting! Winner does not have to be present to win.
Main Fountain Plaza
• Pictures with Santa and his Elves
• Complimentary gift-wrapping
Main Fountain Plaza
• Hot Chocolate Bar
• Write your Festivus Miracles on the chalkboard to be featured on our socials!
Stage in Front of CJ’s
• DJ playing holiday music
Main Fountain Plaza
Feats of Strength Gift Wrapping Competition
Judges will be seeing how neatly and creatively you wrap 3 presents in 5 minutes! The Top Three will win their very own desktop Festivus Pole, a Festivus t-shirt, gift cards from Five Points merchants and a few other festive prizes!
Feats of Strength Plank Challenge
Contestants: Anyone who wishes to accept the challenge
Objective: Hold the proper plank position (this will be demonstrated during the event) as long as possible
Results: You will be timed when you start the proper plank until you break the plank position
Scoring: Your name, telephone number, email address and time will be recorded by the proctor of the plank challenge
Winners: The top 3 times will be awarded varies prize packages
Announcements: The winners will be announced at the conclusion of the plank challenge
To participate, please email [email protected] by 11:59pm on 12/3!
Main Fountain Plaza
Festivus Miracle Tree Lighting
We’ll be lighting the evergreen tree at the end of Saluda Avenue across from the fountain! Come and see the miracle with your own eyes!
Main Fountain Plaza

• Drawing for The Human Fund Gift Card Giveaway
Santa’s Pub (Publico)
Festivus Meal at Santa’s Pub (Publico) – Enjoy their festive holiday cocktails and grab a bite off their special menu!

Sunday, December 5th
• Enjoy Festivus retail and restaurant specials (listed at the end of the event schedule)!

Festivus Retail and Restaurant Specials:

Santa’s Pub (Publico)
2013 Greene Street
Publico has turned their restaurant into Santa’s Pub for the holiday season! Enjoy specialty cocktails, shooters and Santa’s Shareables! See the full listing in the discussion on this page.
737 Harden Street
Revente is staying open till 7pm on Friday, 12/3 and offering snacks and drinks while you shop!
Sid & Nancy
733 Saluda Avenue
Sid & Nancy is staying open till 7pm on Friday, 12/3 and offering snacks and drinks while you shop!
729 Saluda Avenue
Drip is offering FREE hot chocolate for those 12 and under on 12/4!
743-45 Saluda Avenue
All April Cornell products, including dresses, will be 25% off on 12/4! Gibson’s will also be open on Sunday, 12/5 from 10am-2:30pm!
Blue Pizza
2123-B Greene Street
They’re offering $5 off any large pizza!
631 Harden Street
Vestique is offering 15% off Vestique-brand products!
Crowntown Cannabis (formerly Charlotte CBD)
610 Harden Street
They’re offering 20% off in-store and online on Sunday, 12/5!
Bang Back Pinball Lounge
741 Saluda Avenue
Bang Back is bringing back their popular Date Night Package! For only $20, you’ll receive an Appetizer – Prosciutto-Wrapped Mozzarella Sticks or Jalapeño Flippers – an Entrée of Bao Buns or Shrimp Tacos – and a Dessert of Fried Oreos or Banana Wontons! You can add 2 Drinks for an additional $10, too! They’ll also give you $5 in quarters to play all the pinball machines!
Mr. Friendly’s New Southern Cafe
2001-A Greene Street
Friendly’s is offering a Holiday Gift Certificate Promotion that includes a FREE bottle of wine for every $50 purchased in gift certificates! The wine selection includes a variety of wines that range from $12-$20. This starts at Noon each day they are open and runs every shift through the rest of the year! Be on the look out for their newly created Wine Gift Packs, ready-to-eat/take and bake dishes, and a few other holiday wine/beer specials that will be posted soon!
The Local Buzz
631-B Harden Street
The Local Buzz will have Epworth Ice Cream pints in Chocolate Swirl, Peanut Butter and Vanilla Bean flavors for just $5 each! They’ll also have Bee Trail Farm Local Honey in 8oz jars for $5 each! AND, 10oz containers of Gillespie’s Peanuts in Chocolate, Honey Roasted and Caramel Crunch flavors for $5 each! They’re also doing their 1.5oz Sriracha or Salted flavors three for $5!
Office Depot
1001 Harden Street, Ste 100
Office Depot is offering $20 off your regular priced purchase of $75+ and $10 off your regular priced purchase of $50+! Print the coupon from the discussion link on this page, or ask for the coupon in-store!
Good for the Sole Shoes
728 Saluda Avenue
On 12/4, there will be an Opening Art Show with Alicia Leeke from 12pm-6pm and along with wine, beer and holiday morsels! They’ll also have special sales throughout the store! Enter for a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards!
Pita Pit Five Points
2002-A Greene Street
Pita Pit is offering $1 off any pita (1 per person) 12/3 from 2pm-7pm and
Saturday from 12pm-5pm! See coupon on the discussion page of the event!
Natural Vibrations
719 Harden Street
Natural Vibrations is offering 25% off all products this weekend!
Loose Lucy’s
709 Saluda Avenue
Loose Lucy’s will have live music with Tough Mama Acoustic in front of the store on Saturday, 12/4 at 2pm! Also, that evening from 4pm-6pm, they’ll be hosting their Festivus installment of Hippie Hour with Instant Coupon deals throughout the store and complimentary wine!
Papa Jazz Record Shoppe
2014 Greene Street
Black Friday Record Store Day Titles – New releases that are EXCLUSIVES,
RSD FIRST and SMALL RUN/REGIONAL TITLES – there’s still a few left you can pick up this weekend!
*FREE Parking*
Coastal Carolina National Bank (CCNB) will be offering FREE parking in their lot all weekend long for the Festivus weekend! Grab a spot at 1940 Blossom Street anytime Friday, 12/3 starting at 6pm and running through Sunday, 12/5 at 11:59pm!
It’s a Festivus for the Rest of Us! Don’t miss the holiday fun in Five Points; email us at [email protected] to participate!