Hub City Kids Have Fun: What’s Happening in Spartanburg in December

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December 1
FREE Family Holiday Film Festival at NCG: A Christmas Story (Friday December 1,
9:30am) Head to NCG for a FREE sensory friendly viewing of A Christmas Story! Doors open
at 9:00am and the movie begins at 9:30.

Polar Express Storytime at Barnes and Noble (Friday December 1, 2017 7:00 PM) Come
in your PJs for a magical evening! It’s the annual Storytime of the beloved classic The Polar
Express. Coloring and activities to follow.

Kid’s Night Out at Heart’s of Clay (Friday December 1, 2017 6:00-8:00 PM)
Drop your kids off for a night of painting and pizza. $25/ child covers the cost of childcare, paint, and
pizza! Reservations and a $10 deposit required!

Spartanburg Youth Theatre’s Rudolph at Chapman Cultural Center (Friday December 1,
4:30pm) Come see the story of Rudolph performed by the Spartanburg Youth Theatre.
Appropriate for all ages. Click here to buy tickets!

December 2
Build a Wooden Gingerbread House at Home Depot (Saturday December 2, 9-12pm) Head
to the nearest Home Depot for a hands on workshop to build a custom wooden gingerbread
house. Your child can personalize the gingerbread house with paint and stickers. The activity is
FREE and each child receives a certificate of achievement, an apron, and a pin while supplies
last!

Ms. Baba’s Honey Bears Sensory Program at Headquarters Library
(Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10 – 11am) A sensory learning program for children twelve and
under and their caregivers meets on the first Saturday of each month for stories, songs, chants,
rhymes and sensory play.

Saturday Lego Block Party at Cyrill-Westside Library (Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10:30
– 11:30am) Join the library crew for our Lego Block Party. With over 55 pounds of Legos – the
possibilities are endless and it is not your mess to clean up. There will be a special area for
those under the age of 4 to play too.

FREE Family Holiday Film Festival at NCG: A Christmas Story (Saturday December 2,
9:30am) Head to NCG for a FREE sensory friendly viewing of A Christmas Story! Doors open
at 9:00am and the movie begins at 9:30.

Hub City Farmer’s Market : (Saturday December 2, 8am-12pm) Head over to Northside
Harvest Park to get some fresh, local produce! The Hub City Farmer’s Market is fun for the
whole family! Come support your local farmer! 498 Howard St, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Photos with Santa at the Spartanburg Humane Society (Saturday December 2, 11:00am
and 3:00pm) Bring your loved ones (furry or not!) to have their picture made with Santa Clause
at the Spartanburg Humane Society

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Storytime at Barnes and Noble (Saturday, December 2,
2017 11:00 AM) Come hear a holiday favorite, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. There will be
activities to follow.

December 3
Santa Cares at Westgate Mall (Sunday December 3, 9:00am) Join Santa for a sensory
friendly event for children with special needs! Register here!

FREE Family Holiday Film Festival at NCG: A Christmas Story (Sunday December 3,
9:30am) Head to NCG for a FREE sensory friendly viewing of A Christmas Story! Doors open
at 9:00am and the movie begins at 9:30.

Paint with Santa-Sunday at Hearts of Clay (Sunday December 3, 2pm-5pm)
Santa Claus is coming to Paint at Hearts of Clay!!! Santa will add his print to your pottery for a
personalized piece! Choose a Reindeer Thumbprint Ornament for $15, a Hand print Reindeer
Salad Plate $20 or Santa and Me Dinner Plate for $25! Individual time with Santa for each child,
bring your camera for pictures! Reserve your spot with prepayment to ensure an individual time
with Santa. Click the link or Book Now button and reserve your time slot online or call
864-576-2228 to book over the phone. We will also have a Saturday, Dec 9th event, but we are
limiting both events to ensure everyone has plenty of time with Santa, so reserve your time
soon!

“Twas the Night Before Christmas” at the Chapman Cultural Center (Sunday December 3,
2pm-4pm) Join the Spartanburg County Historical Association for cookies and cocoa with
Santa! There will be an opportunity for photos with Santa, ornament making, and a special
reading of a Christmas classic!

December 4
Monday Fun Day – “Leap” at Inman Library (Monday, December 4, 2017, 3:30 – 4:30pm)
Check out this Monday Fun Day to watch the new movie Leap. This program is for kids up to
age 11.

Santa and Friends Character Day at Cyrill-Westside Library
(Monday, December 4, 2017, 4:30 – 5:30pm) Come enjoy Santa and Friends Character Day.
There will be games, crafts and a visit from Santa himself. Bring your cameras to get a great
picture. Please sign up ahead of time by calling 864-574-6815 or visiting the front desk in
person.

December 5
Who will Pull Santa’s Sleigh Tonight? Puppet Show at Headquarters Library
(Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 10am,11am & 6:30pm) Come enjoy a holiday puppet show and
help Santa guide his sleigh!

STEAM at Landrum Library (Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 4 – 5pm) The STEAM challenge
this month will a tissue paper wreath collage. All materials and a light snack will be provided.
Lego Club at the Inman Library (Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 4:30 – 5:30pm)

Join the Lego Club every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. for all sorts of fun with Legos. Kids will build
vehicles, buildings and whatever else they can come up with. This program is open to kids ages
5-11.

CDC District 6 Family Night at Cyrill-Westside Library
(Tuesday, December 6, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30pm) CDC familes are invited for a night of crafts and
games for the kids. Parents can sign up for a library card while enjoying family fun!

December 6
Let’s Paint at Headquarters Library
(Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 4-5pm) Come create a painting project using a canvas and
masking tape. Don’t forget an old t shirt!

December 7
Who will Pull Santa’s Sleigh Tonight? Puppet Show at Headquarters Library
(Thursday, December 7, 2017, 10am & 11am) Come enjoy a holiday puppet show and help
Santa guide his sleigh!

Community Helpers: Construction Workers at Cyrill-Westside Library (Wednesday,
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 11am) Come visit with a construction worker and learn about all
they do for our community.

Elf Training Camp at Middle Tyger Library (Thursday, December 7, 5:30-7:30) Children will
get an Elf name, play Elf games, decorate cookies, and more! For preschool to third grade.
Sign up Required 864-439-4759

Pets Craft Night at Cyrill-Westside Library (Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:30 – 7:30pm)
Come check out some pet themed crafts and fun.

Drayton Mills Christmas Party (Thursday December 7, 5:00-8:00pm) Head over to the
drayton Mills marketplace plaza for a Christmas party. There will be pictures with santa,
ornament decorating, festive music, and food and drinks!

December 8
FREE Family Holiday Film Festival at NCG: Elf (Friday December 8, 9:30am) Head to NCG
for a FREE sensory friendly viewing of Elf! Doors open at 9:00am and the movie begins at 9:30.

Bluegrass and BBQ fundraiser for Children’s Christmas Fund at Broome High School
(Friday December 8, 6:00 pm) Backline will be hosting a fundraiser in the Broome High
School Cafeteria to raise money for the District 3 Children’s Assistance fund. This fund is used
to help needy children in the district and also goes to purchase Christmas presents for them.
Tickets are $8 in advance and can be purchased at Broome or at any Backline event at the
merchandise table. Tickets are $10 at the door. This includes the price of a BBQ plate and a
drink!

December 9
Hub City Farmer’s Market : (Saturday December 9, 8am-12pm) Head over to Northside
Harvest Park to get some fresh, local produce! The Hub City Farmer’s Market is fun for the
whole family! Come support your local farmer! 498 Howard St, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Family Connection’s Breakfast with Santa at Chiefs (Saturday December 9, 8am-10am)
Family Connection of South Carolina invites children with disabilities or special needs and their
families to Breakfast with Santa! Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, make fun holiday crafts with
friends, & bring your camera to capture that special photo with Santa!! A limited number of
tickets are available so register in advance here . Child with disability or special needs, his/her
Parents/Guardians and Siblings are FREE. Extended Family and the Public are welcome to join
us for $5/each ticket to be paid at door. Chiefs Spartanburg 1519 John B White Sr Blvd,
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29301

FREE Family Holiday Film Festival at NCG: Elf (Saturday December 9, 9:30am) Head to
NCG for a FREE sensory friendly viewing of Elf! Doors open at 9:00am and the movie begins at
9:30.

Photos with Santa at the Spartanburg Humane Society (Saturday December 9, 11:00am
and 3:00pm) Bring your loved ones (furry or not!) to have their picture made with Santa Clause
at the Spartanburg Humane Society

Spartanburg Park’s Brunch with Santa at Tyger River Park Clubhouse (Saturday
December 9, 10:00-11:30am or 12:30-2:00pm) Looking for a chance to hang out with Santa?
Spartanburg Parks is hosting Brunch with Santa at the Tyger River Park Clubhouse! Space is
limited so reserve your spot quickly! $15 for children ($5 for children under 1) and $20 for adults.

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Big Golden Book Storytime at Barnes and Noble (Saturday,
December 9, 2017 11:00 AM) Come share in the fun with Olaf, Anna, Kristoff, and Elsa through a
frozen adventure to find the best holiday traditions. Activities to follow.

Miss Marion’s Jingle and Mingle (Saturday December 9, 6:00pm) Head to Miss Marion’s
School of Dance for a fun-filled night of games, cookie decorating, art projects and dancing!
Cost is $20 per child; pay in advance at the studio by Dec. 1!

December 10
FREE Family Holiday Film Festival at NCG: Elf (Sunday December 10, 9:30am) Head to
NCG for a FREE sensory friendly viewing of Elf! Doors open at 9:00am and the movie begins at
9:30.

Woodruff Christmas Parade (Sunday December 10, 3:00pm) The Woodruff Christmas
Parade is Sunday December 10 at 3:00! Don’t miss it! 231 E HAYNE ST, WOODRUFF, SC,
29388

December 11
Monday Fun Day – Christmas Wreaths at the Inman Library
(Monday, December 11, 2017, 3:30 – 4:30pm) Check out this Monday Fun Day to create
Christmas decorations. This program is for kids up to age 11.

Lego Block Party at Cyrill-Westside Library (Monday, December 11, 2017, 4:30 – 5:30pm)
Join the library crew for our Lego Block Party. With over 55 pounds of Legos – the possibilities
are endless and it is not your mess to clean up. There will be a special area for those under the
age of 4 to play too.

December 12
Lego Club at the Inman Library (Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 4:30 – 5:30pm)
Join the Lego Club every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. for all sorts of fun with Legos. Kids will build
vehicles, buildings and whatever else they can come up with. This program is open to kids ages
5-11.

Spartanburg Jaycees Christmas Parade (Tuesday December 12, 6:30pm) . The biggest
night parade in the area will be coming through downtown Spartanburg on December 12! Find
your spot along the 1.5 mile route and be watch the fun! Check the website to find road
closings, route map, and more information.

December 13
A Very Special Snuggle and a Story at the Cyrill-Westside Library (Wednesday,
December 13, 2017, 3:30pm)

Come join a very special Snuggle and a Story with songs, fingerplays, and a puppet show called
“Snowy Day”. Playtime and craft to follow.

December 14
A Very Special Storytime at the Cyrill-Westside Library (Thursday, December 14, 2017,
11am) Come join a very special Snuggle and a Story with songs, fingerplays, and a puppet
show called “Snowy Day”. Playtime and craft to follow.

Holiday Crafts Night at Cyrill-Westside Library (Thursday December 14, 6:30pm-7:30pm) .
Come enjoy some Holiday Crafts!

December 15
FREE Family Holiday Film Festival at NCG: The Polar Express (Friday December 15,
9:30am) Head to NCG for a FREE sensory friendly viewing of The Polar Express! Doors open
at 9:00am and the movie begins at 9:30.

December 16
Hub City Farmer’s Market : (Saturday December 16, 8am-12pm) Head over to Northside
Harvest Park to get some fresh, local produce! The Hub City Farmer’s Market is fun for the
whole family! Come support your local farmer! 498 Howard St, Spartanburg, SC 29303

2017 Santa Fun Run or Walk 5K (Saturday December 16, 9:00 am) The Spartanburg County
Emergency Response Team is hosting a 5K Fun Run/Toy Drive. Registration fee is a toy
donation. Packet pickup 8am-9:00 am with race beginning at 9:00am. The race will be held at
Leroy Mathis Park (50 Bishop St. Inman SC 29349). More information and registration here .

FREE Family Holiday Film Festival at NCG: The Polar Express (Saturday December 16,
9:30am) Head to NCG for a FREE sensory friendly viewing of The Polar Express! Doors open
at 9:00am and the movie begins at 9:30.

River Rose and the Magical Christmas Storytime at Barnes and Noble (Saturday,
December 16, 2017 11:00 AM) Come find out what happens when River Rose wants to stay up all
night to hand-deliver a note to Santa, but she and her dog fall asleep only to find they’ve been swept
off on another magical adventure. Activities to follow.

81st Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas at Gibbs Stadium (Saturday December 16, 2:00pm)
Head to Gibbs Stadium at Wofford College for an All-Star football game between high school
seniors from NC and SC to help promote awareness and support for Shriners hospitals.
Advance tickets go on sale at all Academy Sports & Outdoors in North and South Carolina
beginning November 1. Or online now at www.shrine-bowl.com

Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue (Saturday December 16, 10:00am) Nickelodeon’s hit
show is on tour and is stopping at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium! Purchase a VIP
Package and become a VIP Very Important Pup! The VIP package includes a premium seat,
special souvenir gift and exclusive access to a Meet & Greet with Ryder and two PAW Patrol
Characters after the show. Each adult & child age 1 & up in a group must have a VIP ticket. Pick
up your VIP Packet at the VIP Check in table prior to the show.

Kids Class at Paint it Up! (Saturday December 16, 6:30-8:00pm) $10 per painter. Cost
covers everything you need to paint a pre-sketched 9×12 canvas of a reindeer!

December 17
FREE Family Holiday Film Festival at NCG: The Polar Express (Sunday December 17,
9:30am) Head to NCG for a FREE sensory friendly viewing of The Polar Express! Doors open
at 9:00am and the movie begins at 9:30.

December 18
FREE Family Holiday Film Festival at NCG: The Polar Express (Monday December 18,
9:30am) Head to NCG for a FREE sensory friendly viewing of The Polar Express! Doors open
at 9:00am and the movie begins at 9:30.

Monday Fun Day – Gingerbread Houses at the Inman Library
(Monday, December 18, 2017, 3:30 – 4:30pm) Check out this Monday Fun Day to create
Gingerbread Houses. This program is for kids up to age 11.

December 19
FREE Family Holiday Film Festival at NCG: The Polar Express (Tuesday December 19,
9:30am) Head to NCG for a FREE sensory friendly viewing of The Polar Express! Doors open
at 9:00am and the movie begins at 9:30.

Lego Club at the Inman Library (Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 4:30 – 5:30pm)
Join the Lego Club every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. for all sorts of fun with Legos. Kids will build
vehicles, buildings and whatever else they can come up with. This program is open to kids ages
5-11.

Lego Club at the Landrum Library (Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 4:30 – 5:30pm)
Join the Lego Club every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. for all sorts of fun with Legos. Kids will build
vehicles, buildings and whatever else they can come up with. This program is open to kids ages
5-11.

Once Upon a Tuesday Tale: Merry Grinchmas at Headquarters Library (Tuesday,
December 19, 2017, 6:30 – 7:30pm)
Join in the family fun with a favorite story and a cool Christmas craft!

December 20
FREE Family Holiday Film Festival at NCG: The Polar Express (Wednesday December 20,
9:30am) Head to NCG for a FREE sensory friendly viewing of The Polar Express! Doors open
at 9:00am and the movie begins at 9:30.

Movie: The Polar Express at Chesnee Library (Wednesday December 20, 1:30-3:00pm)
Enjoy a fun filled afternoon showing of “The Polar Express”. Snacks will be provided!
Make and Take Christmas Celebration at Headquarters Libraray (Wednesday December
20, 4:00-5:00pm) Celebrate the holidays by making various crafts and holiday goodies!

December 21
FREE Family Holiday Film Festival at NCG: The Polar Express (Thursday December 21,
9:30am) Head to NCG for a FREE sensory friendly viewing of The Polar Express! Doors open
at 9:00am and the movie begins at 9:30.

Holiday Puppet Show – “Have you been Naughty or Nice?” at the Landrum Library
(Thursday December 21, 10:30-11:00am) This fun puppet show will start immediately after a
Holiday storytime!

Polar Express Pajama Party at the Boiling Springs Library (Thursday December 21,
4-6pm) Wear your pajamas and come enjoy a Holiday favorite with snacks provided!

Holiday Movies at the Cyrill-Westside Library (Thursday December 21, 6:30pm – 7:30pm)
Come enjoy the classics, “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” and “It’s Christmas Charlie Brown.”

December 22
FREE Family Holiday Film Festival at NCG: The Polar Express (Friday December 21,
9:30am) Head to NCG for a FREE sensory friendly viewing of The Polar Express! Doors open
at 9:00am and the movie begins at 9:30.

Puppet Shows and Crafts at the Cyrill-Westside Library (Friday December 21, 10:30am –
11:30am) Join in on the fun of 2 Holiday puppet shows and a special craft with games!

December 23
FREE Family Holiday Film Festival at NCG: The Polar Express (Saturday December 23,
9:30am) Head to NCG for a FREE sensory friendly viewing of The Polar Express! Doors open
at 9:00am and the movie begins at 9:30.

Santa’s Magic Key Storytime at Barnes and Noble (Saturday, December 23, 2017 11:00
AM) I n this unforgettable holiday story, a boy realizes on Christmas Eve that his new house does
not have a chimney. With the post office closed and Santa coming by the end of the night, he has no
way of telling Santa. But when the boy finds a mysterious key, he’ll soon discover just how this key
will solve his problem. Activities to follow.

December 24
FREE Family Holiday Film Festival at NCG: The Polar Express (Sunday December 24,
9:30am) Head to NCG for a FREE sensory friendly viewing of The Polar Express! Doors open
at 9:00am and the movie begins at 9:30.

December 26
Climb Upstate Winter Indoor Rock Climbing Camp (Tuesday December 26-Friday
December 29, Various times available) Climb Upstate has the perfect indoor camp for Winter
Break! Each day includes warming up with light, non-spiritual yoga, trying out a new style of
climbing, spending some time honing team building and leadership skills, and playing climbing
and non-climbing games, as well as working on optional crafts. Throughout the week you will
work on setting up campsites, leaving no trace, and even have a friendly mini climbing
competition as well as team Olympics! Check their website here for more details about times
and cost for each camp (Morning, Afternoon, and Full Day options available) Ages 6-18-
Campers will be grouped by age.

December 28
Kids New Year Special at Cyrill-Westside Library (Thursday December 28, 6:30pm) Fun,
games, music, bingo and a special countdown to prepare for the New Year.

*Follow us on instagram (@Hubcitykids) and Facebook for more details and reminders about
events as well as Giveaways!

*Make sure to check the Spartanburg County Public Library website for a full list of activities and
storytimes at ALL of the libraries in Spartanburg County! www.spartanburglibraries.org

*Be sure to check original sources as details are subject to chang

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We are Sarah Kate Abee and Katie Burnett-childhood friends, Spartanburg natives, and moms of preschoolers with hearts for serving children.  This, combined with our professions in the fields of early childhood education and pediatric occupational therapy, gives us a unique perspective and understanding of the importance of keeping kids active and involved in the community.  As we searched for quality activities for our own children, we saw the need for an easy to access resource for parents that compiles local events and opportunities for kids.

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