Horticultural Highlight Walk, 1 p.m. Dec. 21, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Join staff on a custom tour of the garden. Guides will highlight what’s in bloom, seasonally relevant gardening tips and behind-the-scenes details. Free with garden admission. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org
“Christmas at the Library” celebration through Dec. 23, Billy Graham Library, Charlotte. Events include horse-drawn carriage rides, story time for children, live music from carolers, display of live Nativity and more. Library hours are 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m, with Christmas activities beginning at 5 p.m. Pet animals from the live nativity from noon to 2 p.m. each day. Throughout the day, visitors may tour “The Journey of Faith,” the main presentation of the library, which covers the life and ministry of evangelist Billy Graham. After 3 p.m., there is a $10 parking fee per vehicle. Admission to the library is free; additional costs apply for carriage rides and Christmas dinner, served Thursday-Saturday at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters. Reservations required for dinner. The library will close Jan. 6-11 for maintenance and re-open Jan. 13. 704-401-3200; billygrahamlibrary.org
Vernon Grant’s “Winter Frolic: Santas, Snow and Scenes of Winter,” through Dec. 29, Dalton Gallery, Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Renowned illustrator and creator of Kellogg’s “Snap! Crackle! Pop!,” Grant built his reputation on his signature gnomes, jolly Santas and his whimsical approach to illustration. Along with Grant’s favorite subject, Santa Claus, this year’s ChristmasVille exhibit features skiers, snowmen and winter scenes that graced the covers of some of America’s most popular magazines of the times. More than 40 of Grant’s images are on display. Exhibiting concurrently to Grant’s Winter Frolic is the York County High School Art Show, with awards sponsored by the Yorkville Artists’ Guild. 803-328-2787; yorkcountyarts.org
Holidays at the Garden through Dec. 31, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. The garden glows with half a million LED lights in the lighting display turned on at 5 p.m. nightly, plus festivities in the Visitor Center and Orchid Conservatory, along with servings of hot drinks and treats offered from Belmont’s Caravan Coffee. On the Four Season Garden’s lawn, guests can enjoy live entertainment Thursday through Sunday featuring a cappella groups like Queen City Groove, gospel groups like Lake Norman Baptist Church, jazz ensembles, handbell choirs and more. Holiday events also scheduled. Admission: $12 for adults; $11 for seniors, ages 60 and older; and $6, children ages 4-12. The garden opens at 5 p.m. and is closed Christmas Day. DSBG.org
“Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939” exhibit through Jan. 19, Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte. See about 200 examples of glass, furniture, jewelry, ceramics, precious metalwork and textiles displayed at the world’s fairs between London’s Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in London in 1851 and New York’s World’s Fair in 1939. Admission: $10, adults; free to children younger than age 18 with paying adult. 704-337-2011; mintmuseum.org
“The First Carolinians: The Life & Times of the First Cultures in the Palmetto State,” through March 1, Fort Mill History Museum, 310 N. White St., Fort Mill. 803-802-3646, fortmillhistorymuseum.org
“Bearing Witness: The New York Photo League and Sonia Handelman Meyer,” through June 29, Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. Made up of about 100 photographs from Photo League members.
Prohibition Party, Jan. 11, courtroom at the Gettys Art Center, 201 E. Main St., Rock Hill, hosted by The Arts Council of York County. Sample wine, scotch, bourbon and beer. Dance to music by the jazz trio, Take Three. There will be a gourmet cheese buffet, light hors d’oeuvres and dessert. O’Darby’s Fine Wine & Spirits will have expert vendors on site. There will be an auction, including a rare PappyVan Winkle Family Reserve 20-year bourbon. Tickets: $35 for members, $40 for public by Jan. 1; or $50 for everyone after Jan. 1. 803-328-2787; yorkcountyarts.org