Hub City Kids December Activity List

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December 1

  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Chapman Cultural Center (Saturday December 1, 2:00 pm and 7:00pm) What happens when the worst kids in the history of the world find out that there are free snacks at Sunday school? They decide to audition for the annual Christmas pageant! The Herdmans have taken over the holiday and it is obvious that they are up to no good. Will the pageant be canceled? Will this be the worst pageant ever? You won’t believe the mayhem–and the fun–when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Get tickets here!

December 2

  • Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center (Sunday December 2, 1-5 pm) Chapman- Cultural Center is open every Sunday afternoon, 1-5 p.m., to provide casual and cultural experiences for those who want to “unplug.” Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, The John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center and the Student Galleries are all open with free admission. In addition, one or more local musicians will perform a free mini-concert at no charge 2-4 p.m.

December 3

  • Dancing Elf Craft at Inman Library (Monday, December 3, 2018, 3:30 – 4:30pm) Join us to create a fun, dancing elf to take home with you! This program is for kids ages 5-11.
  • Santa and Friends Character Day at Cyrill-Westside Library (Monday, December 3, 2018, 4:30 – 5:30pm) Join us to take pictures with Santa and make holiday crafts!

December 4

  • The Night Before Christmas Puppet Show at Headquarters Library (Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 10 – 10:30am) Clement Clarke Moore wrote this wonderful poem for his own children in 1822. Join us as we bring this classic Christmas story to life.
  • STEAM: Christmas Around the World at Landrum Library (Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 4 – 5pm) Learn about Christmas around the world! We will learn how different cultures celebrate the holidays, make crafts, and have our own holiday celebration. Everyone will receive a passport to commemorate their cultural experience. All materials provided.
  • The Night Before Christmas Puppet Show at Headquarters Library (Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 7 – 7:30pm) Clement Clarke Moore wrote this wonderful poem for his own children in 1822. Join us as we bring this classic Christmas story to life.

December 5

  • Torn Paper Art at Headquarters Library (Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 4 – 5pm) Join us to create art on canvas using construction paper.

December 6

  • The Night Before Christmas Puppet Show at Headquarters Library (Thursday, December 6, 2018, shows at 10 and 11) Clement Clarke Moore wrote this wonderful poem for his Children in 1822. Join us as we bring this classic Christmas story to life.
  • Legos and More at Headquarters Library (Thursday, December 6, 2018, 3 – 4pm) Drop in to build with Legos and other materials. (Ages 4-12)
  • Smiling Snow Globes at Boiling Springs Library (Thursday, December 6, 2018, 4 – 5pm) Have you ever wanted to see yourself covered in snow? Now you can with your very own snow globe starring you! Bring in a picture of yourself and create a magical snow globe.

December 7

  • Little Sprouts’ Day Out (Birth – Age 3) at Headquarters Library (Friday, December 7, 2018, 11:30am – 12:30pm) We invite families and their littles to come explore our stimulation stations designed to promote conversation between parents and their children. Families with children aged birth to three are welcome to make crafts, laughs, and memories in the Storytime room while engaging in imaginative play. Aimed as a drop-in playdate on the second weekend of the month, we will have an informal break where parents can learn how to recreate an activity at home.
  • Ballet Spartanburg Presents the Nutcracker at Twichell Auditorium (Friday December 7, 7:00pm) For over 28 years, The Nutcracker has charmed and filled the hearts of over 800,000 families from our community and beyond. Spartanburg’s Christmas gift to families is always a highlight of the holiday season. The Nutcracker takes the entire family on Clara’s magical dream as her Nutcracker comes to life and she journeys to the Land of Sweets. The audience will enjoy inspiring choreography, lavish costumes, and over 100 dancers on stage, all set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless and splendid classical score. Christmas is the season to embrace tradition, family and The Nutcracker. Student $18| Senior $25 | Adult $32 Buy tickets
  • Spartanburg Parks Movie Night with Santa at TW Edwards Community Center (Friday December 7, 5:30-8:00pm) Santa is stopping by the TW Edwards Community Center for Movie Night. Movie starts at 6:00pm. The movie being shown is Santa Claus 3: Escape Clause. Snack will be provided starting at 5:30pm. Recommend bringing chairs or sleeping bags to spread out on.
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony and Caroling at Drayton Mills (Friday December 7, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm) Enjoy hot chocolate and popcorn, provided by Impact Drayton, as we sing carols and light the Drayton Christmas Tree
  • Kids Night Out at Hearts of Clay (Friday December 7, 6PM) Drop your kids off for a night of painting and pizza. $25 for 2 hours, pizza, painting and beverage. $10 deposit required. Limit of 6 kids.
  • Pajama Storytime and Activities Featuring The Polar Express (Friday December 7, 7:00 PM) Join Barnes and Noble Spartanburg for this beloved Christmas story featuring a young boy who is welcomed aboard on a magical trip to the North Pole where he gets to make his Christmas wish. Get free hot chocolate and a cookie from our Café, and don’t forget to wear your favorite cozy pajamas.

December 8

  • Hub City Farmers’ Market: (Saturday December 8, 8am-12pm) Head over to Northside Harvest Park to get some fresh, local produce! The Hub City Farmers Market is fun for the whole family! Come support your local farmer! 498 Howard St, Spartanburg, SC 29303
  • Super Terrific Crafty Funtime: Make a Snowman at Landrum Library (Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10am – 1pm) Come craft with us on Saturday! We will be making a Name Snowman that you can personalize. Drop in anytime between 10am-1pm for this fun, self-guided craft. All materials provided.
  • Little Sprouts’ Day Out (Birth – Age 3) at Headquarters Library (Saturday, December 8, 2018, 11:30am – 12:30pm) We invite families and their littles to come explore our stimulation stations designed to promote conversation between parents and their children. Families with children aged birth to three are welcome to make crafts, laughs, and memories in the Storytime room while engaging in imaginative play. Aimed as a drop-in playdate on the second weekend of the month, we will have an informal break where parents can learn how to recreate an activity at home.
  • Michael’s Kids Club (Saturday December 8, 10:00 am-12:00 pm) Michael’s offers kids crafts every Saturday from 10:00am-12:00pm for ages 3 and up. Choose from 2, 30-minute projects designed for little makers. $2 for ages 3 and up $5 for ages 6 and up. This week’s craft is a dashing reindeer.
  • Michael’s MAKE Break “Try Me” Day (Saturday December 8, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm) Bring the kiddos to try out some of our Top 25 Creative Gifts for free, then make a holiday wish list.
  • The Sparkle Holiday Art and Craft Market (Saturday December 8, 10:00 am-4:00 pm) A holiday shopping event at Drayton Mills created to give local makers, artists, crafters, and DIY’ers a market to share their work, and an opportunity for local folks to enjoy and support the creative energy in our neck of the woods. FREE Entry
  • Pacolet Christmas Parade (Saturday December 8, 10:00 am-12:00 pm) 2018 Pacolet Christmas Parade Montgomery Avenue, Pacolet, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, 29372, United States of America
  • JCPenny Kids Zone: Create Your Own Nerf Target (Saturday December 8, 11:00 am-12:00 pm) The Kids Zone has joined with Nickelodeon on Saturday, December 8. Bring your kids to JCPenney to create your own Nerf target. JCPenney Kids’ Zone lets school-age kids create fun arts & crafts projects every month. Kids will receive a collectible pin for every project they finish. Materials for crafts and activities will be provided. All kids must be accompanied by a parent. Plus just for parents—an extra 10% off coupon* for use in store only on the day of the event. Coupon can be combined with other coupons! More information
  • Christmas Tree Decorating and Stuff-A-Bus at Drayton Mills (Saturday December 8, 11:00 am-2:00 pm) Drayton Mills Elementary will have a bus parked on-site and we need your help filling it for items that will be delivered to Hope Center for Children and PS I Love You Ministries. While you’re dropping off a donation, take your picture on Santa’s sleigh, sing carols, decorate the Drayton tree, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate at Bella Latte, have lunch at Pi-Squared, make your own ornament, jump around on the bouncy house and more!
  • Drayton Mills 1800 Drayton Rd, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29307
  • Ballet Spartanburg Presents the Nutcracker at Twichell Auditorium (Saturday December 8, 3:00pm) For over 28 years, The Nutcracker has charmed and filled the hearts of over 800,000 families from our community and beyond. Spartanburg’s Christmas gift to families is always a highlight of the holiday season. The Nutcracker takes the entire family on Clara’s magical dream as her Nutcracker comes to life and she journeys to the Land of Sweets. The audience will enjoy inspiring choreography, lavish costumes, and over 100 dancers on stage, all set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless and splendid classical score. Christmas is the season to embrace tradition, family and The Nutcracker. Student $18| Senior $25 | Adult $32 Buy tickets

December 9

  • Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center (Sunday December 9, 1-5 pm) Chapman- Cultural Center is open every Sunday afternoon, 1-5 p.m., to provide casual and cultural experiences for those who want to “unplug.” Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, The John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center and the Student Galleries are all open with free admission. In addition, one or more local musicians will perform a free mini-concert at no charge 2-4 p.m.
  • Spartanburg Art Museum Family Funday: DIY Snow Globes (Sunday December 9, 1:00pm-4:00pm DROP IN) Join the SAM staff and instructor Mary Harris to learn how to make your very own snow globe this holiday season for yourself or for someone else! Due to the popularity of this workshop, no drop-in registrations will be accepted. Please register in advance to allow for plenty of materials. For more information, call 864.582.7616 or email museum@spartanarts.org.
  • Michael’s MAKE BREAK Design a Frame (Sunday December 9, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm) Make a frame for someone who lights up your world! Buy the frame, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
  • Ballet Spartanburg Presents the Nutcracker at Twichell Auditorium (Sunday December 9, 3:00pm) For over 28 years, The Nutcracker has charmed and filled the hearts of over 800,000 families from our community and beyond. Spartanburg’s Christmas gift to families is always a highlight of the holiday season. The Nutcracker takes the entire family on Clara’s magical dream as her Nutcracker comes to life and she journeys to the Land of Sweets. The audience will enjoy inspiring choreography, lavish costumes, and over 100 dancers on stage, all set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless and splendid classical score. Christmas is the season to embrace tradition, family and The Nutcracker. Student $18| Senior $25 | Adult $32 Buy tickets

December 10

  • After School Fun with Legos at Pacolet Library (Monday, December 10, 2018, 3 – 4:30pm) Kids can create traditional Lego sculptures to put on display through the month of December.
  • Wii Games at Inman Library (Monday, December 10, 2018, 3:30 – 4:30pm) Sit back and relax with some awesome Wii Games this Monday! This program is for kids ages 5-11.

December 11

  • Spartanburg Jaycees Christmas Parade (Tuesday December 11, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm) As the area’s largest night parade with festively lighted floats, the parade is an event for all ages. Come enjoy all that downtown Spartanburg has to offer and join in the fun! Before grabbing your prime viewing location, grab a bite to eat at one of Spartanburg’s many great dining establishments or get some Christmas shopping done. Downtown Spartanburg is like Santa’s toy bag…. there is something for everybody!

December 12

  • H.A.P.P.I.E. Santa Claus’ Peppermint Lane at Headquarters Library (Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10 – 11am) You’re invited to our “make it and take it” ornament workshop where traditional ingredients and aromas will bring out your holiday spirit. RSVP by Friday, December 7.
  • Homeschool: Holidays Around the World at Woodruff Library (Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 1 – 2pm) Children 5k – 6th grade will learn about a variety of winter holidays celebrated around the world. Activities will be targeted for each age group.
  • Family Storytime Christmas Puppet Show at Cyrill-Westside Library (Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 3:30 – 4:30pm)Please join us for a special family storytime. We will have a Christmas puppet show for storytime. After the story time we will have a craft and playtime.
  • Design Santa’s Sleigh at Headquarters Library (Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 4 – 5pm) Santa’s sleigh is broken and he is in trouble! Join in on the challenge in building him a new one.
  • Egg Carton Christmas Crafts at Boiling Springs Library (Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 4 – 5pm) Come out and craft with us! These Christmas critters will be a cute addition to your holiday decorations.

December 13

  • Winter Wonderland Homeschool Lego Club at Cowpens Library (Thursday, December 13, 2018, 11am – 12pm) Please join us for our Winter Wonderland Homeschool Lego Club. We will have a wide variety of Legos to choose from to make anything from igloos to Elsa’s castle. Snacks will be served.
  • Legos and More at Headquarters Library (Thursday, December 13, 2018, 3 – 4pm) Drop in to build with Legos and other materials. (Ages 4-12)
  • Holiday Crafts at Cyrill-Westside Library (Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30pm) Join us for a craft night with crafts and games for the holiday season.
  • Readers Theater: Twas The Night Before Christmas at Middle Tyger Library (Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:30 – 7pm) Join us for a reading of the classic Twas The Night Before Christmas. Refreshments will be served.
  • Dinner with Santa Cow at Chick Fil A Duncan (Thursday December 13, 4:00 pm-8:00 pm) Join the Santa Cow for Dinner at Chick-fil-A Duncan! Fun for the whole family! Come take your picture with the Santa Cow, play some fun table games, and of course purchase a delicious Dinner! No RSVP Required but it helps to plan, there will be a special treat for the first 150 that sign up through eventbrite here

December 14

  • NCG Free Family Film Festival: The Polar Express (Friday December 14, 9:30am) Head to NCG Spartanburg for the FREE FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL! This month the movie is the Polar Express. Tickets are available the day of the show on a first come first serve basis. All shows start at 9:30am.
  • Homeschool: Christmas Crafts and Homemade Giftsat Cyrill-Westside Library (Friday, December 14, 2018, 1:30 – 2:30pm) We will make some fun crafts that you can use to decorate or to give as gifts. Sign up please.

December 15

  • 2018 Santa Fun Run/Walk (Saturday December 15, 9:00am) The 2018 Santa Fun Run/Walk 5K will take place at Leroy Mathis Park |50 Bishop St Inman, Sc 29349 |Packet Pickup/Race Day Registration: 8am-9am. The only cost to run is a toy donation. These toys are given to kids in the Inman Community via the Inman Police Department. SCSAR and CERT Support coordinate the event and as always, the big man himself, Santa Claus, will be there for those who have last minute Christmas requests. If anyone has any questions regarding the race, feel free to call 864-595-5368. To register, click here: https://www.myregnow.com/robbie-swoffo…/…/2018-santa-fun-run
  • Hub City Farmers Market Christmas Market (Saturday December 15, 8:00 am-12:00 pm) Join HCFM as they celebrate the Holidays and the final Market of 2018! You can shop for local food and gifts, get your picture taken with Buddy the Elf, listen to great music by the Spartanburg Day School Upper School Chorus and help us spread some Christmas cheer! See you there!
  • Breakfast with Santa at Thomas E. Hannah YMCA (Saturday December 15, 9:00 am-11:00 am) Come join the Thomas E. Hannah YMCA for a pancake breakfast, Christmas family activities and a professional picture with Santa! Santa, Elsa, and Olaf will be there for pancakes! $6 per adult | $4 per child| FREE for children 2 and under | Pancake breakfast included, photos are an additional $1 More information and registration here
  • SPACE Jingle Bell 5K on Cottonwood Trail (Saturday December 15, 9:00 am- 11:00 am) Bundle up and join us for one of Spartanburg’s favorite holiday traditions — the SPACE Jingle Bell 5K on The Cottonwood Trail. Runners are welcome to donate to SPACE if desired but instead of a registration fee, we’re asking folks to help us collect goods for The Hope Center for Children’s “White Christmas” drive. The Hope Center helps build stable healthy families providing children a safe place from abuse and neglect. Please bring any of the following with you to the race: toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, deodorant, toothpaste, free and clear laundry detergent. Pre-Register here or show up early at the Sydnor Road Entrance to the Cottonwood Trail on race day.
  • Please note: This is a fun run in support of the Hope Center. We won’t be timing the race or handing out any prizes. We hope you’ll still come out, support a great cause, and run with your community at Cottonwood Trail.
  • Children and Choices Merry Clippers Free Haircuts (Saturday December 15, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm) Free haircuts and Hairstyles (NO WASHES) for school age children. (K -12th grade). Location Northwest Recreational Center 701 Saxon Ave. Spartanburg SC Register here
  • NCG Free Family Film Festival: The Polar Express (Saturday December 15, 9:30am) Head to NCG Spartanburg for the FREE FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL! This month the movie is the Polar Express. Tickets are available the day of the show on a first come first serve basis. All shows start at 9:30am.
  • Michael’s Kids Club (Saturday December 15, 10:00 am-12:00 pm) Michael’s offers kids crafts every Saturday from 10:00am-12:00pm for ages 3 and up. Choose from 2, 30-minute projects designed for little makers. $2 for ages 3 and up $5 for ages 6 and up. This week’s craft is a Christmas frame.
  • Holiday Craft Market at Chapman Cultural Center (Saturday December 15, 10:00 am-4:00 pm)Join the Chapman Cultural Center for their 2018 Juried Holiday Craft Market sponsored by The Art Lounge . Over 25+ local artists and fine craftspeople will fill the Chapman Cultural Center lobby with their handmade items on Saturday, Dec 15th! It’s the perfect time to come listen to some holiday music and grab those last-minute items all while supporting local artisans. Whether you are looking for last minute stocking stuffers and gifts for the people on your list or want to pick up something for yourself, we have hundreds of options to choose from.
  • Santa Claus at the Hub City Railroad Museum (Saturday December 15, 11:00 am- 1:00pm) Boys and girls will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and to tell Saint Nick what they desire for Christmas and also receive a sweet treat. This year Santa will be in the depot since the caboose is closed for repairs. *FREE*
  • Michaels MAKE break Cute Christmas T-Shirts (December 15, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM) Be the cutest dressed guest at holiday parties with this fun t-shirt project. Buy the t-shirt and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
  • Pups on the Patio: Here Comes Santa Paws (Saturday December 15, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm) Bring your puppies, young and old, for a fun “Paws on the Patio” event and take their picture with the Santa Cow! We will have a separate indoor event for children to get their photos taken with the Santa Cow 🙂 Join us for both! Event is held at Chick Fil A Duncan**
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium (Saturday December 15, 4:00 pm) A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS MEET & GREET EXPERIENCE: Includes prime ticket to show, Meet & Greet with Charlie Brown, Snoopy & friends, individual photo with Charlie Brown & friends, Exclusive Merch Items, Early entry, First access merch shopping, One Commemorative VIP laminate. Tickets range from $22-72

December 16

  • NCG Free Family Film Festival: The Polar Express (Sunday December 16, 9:30am) Head to NCG Spartanburg for the FREE FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL! This month the movie is the Polar Express. Tickets are available the day of the show on a first come first serve basis. All shows start at 9:30am. Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center (Sunday December 16, 1-5 pm) Chapman- Cultural Center is open every Sunday afternoon, 1-5 p.m., to provide casual and cultural experiences for those who want to “unplug.” Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, The John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center and the Student Galleries are all open with free admission. In addition, one or more local musicians will perform a free mini-concert at no charge 2-4 p.m.

December 17

  • 3D Snowflake Craft at Inman Library (Monday, December 17, 2018, 3:30 – 4:30pm) Join us to create beautiful 3D snowflakes! This program is for kids ages 5-11.

December 18

  • Homeschool STEAM: Christmas Around the World at Landrum Library (Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 10 – 11am) Come learn about Christmas around the world! We will learn how different cultures celebrate the holidays, make crafts, and have our own holiday celebration. Everyone will receive a passport to commemorate their cultural experience. All materials provided.
  • Lego Club at Landrum Library (Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 4:30 – 5:30pm) Join us for a special holiday Lego challenge! Build a Lego gingerbread house. All materials provided. We have a special preschool area with Duplo blocks for little hands.
  • Family Night Out: Life-size Candy Land at Headquarters Library (Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 7 – 8pm) Families with children ages 0-9 are invited to play a giant version of the classic board game of adventure and sweet surprises.

December 19

  • Christmas Make and Take at Headquarters Library (Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 4 – 5pm) Make fun Christmas projects for yourself or someone special.

December 20

  • Holiday Puppet Show: I’ve Seen Santa at Landrum Library (Thursday, December 20, 2018, 10:30 – 11am) Join us for a special holiday puppet show during storytime. Santa may even make a surprise appearance! Kids up to age 12 are welcome to attend.
  • Homeschoolers: How to Presentations by the Kids at Middle Tyger Library (Thursday, December 20, 2018, 2 – 3pm) Homeschoolers (K5 – Grade 6) will present to the group “how to” instructions on a topic they have chosen, using items brought from home.
  • Legos and More at Headquarters Library (Thursday, December 20, 2018, 3 – 4pm) Drop in to build with Legos and other materials. (Ages 4-12)
  • Holiday Movies at Cyrill-Westside Library (Thursday, December 20, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30pm) Join us for a night of popcorn, activities and classic holiday movies like the classic animated “Grinch Who Stole Christmas” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

December 21

  • NCG Free Family Film Festival: The Polar Express (Friday December 21, 9:30am) Head to NCG Spartanburg for the FREE FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL! This month the movie is the Polar Express. Tickets are available the day of the show on a first come first serve basis. All shows start at 9:30am.
  • City of Spartanburg Outdoor Adventure Club (Friday December 21, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm) Anyone ages 11-17 come out and participate in some fun outdoor activities! Activities include all things outdoors such as hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, team challenges, archery, intro to camping and more! This club will utilize half days and no school days for outings. This calendar is based on Spartanburg School District 7’s schedule. For times and locations, contact Liz Walker at 864-562-4199 or lwalker@cityofspartanburg.org.
  • Polar Express Pajama Party! At Cowpens Library (Friday, December 21, 2018, 2 – 4pm) Please join us to kick off the first day of Christmas Break with a fun movie watching pajama party. We will relax in our PJ’s while we watch a kid’s choice Christmas movie, “The
  • Polar Express.” Snacks from the movie will be served. Please wear your most awesome pajamas!

December 22

  • Santa Storytime at TCMU-Spartanburg (Saturday December 22, 8:00 am-10:00 am) Join TCMU-Spartanburg for Santa Storytime! Create family memories at this festive event! Children will celebrate the holidays with crafts, gingerbread houses, sensory play, storytelling, photos with Santa and a singalong. Coffee and hot chocolate will be served. For children ages 5 and under. On sale to members 11/16 and non-members 11/23 | $10 per member and $15 per non-member| Call 864-233-7755 to register.
  • NCG Free Family Film Festival: The Polar Express (Saturday December 22, 9:30am) Head to NCG Spartanburg for the FREE FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL! This month the movie is the Polar Express. Tickets are available the day of the show on a first come first serve basis. All shows start at 9:30am.

December 23

  • NCG Free Family Film Festival: The Polar Express (Sunday December 23, 9:30am) Head to NCG Spartanburg for the FREE FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL! This month the movie is the Polar Express. Tickets are available the day of the show on a first come first serve basis. All shows start at 9:30am.
  • Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center (Sunday December 23, 1-5 pm) Chapman- Cultural Center is open every Sunday afternoon, 1-5 p.m., to provide casual and cultural experiences for those who want to “unplug.” Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, The John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center and the Student Galleries are all open with free admission. In addition, one or more local musicians will perform a free mini-concert at no charge 2-4 p.m.

December 24

  • NCG Free Family Film Festival: The Polar Express (Monday December 24, 9:30am) Head to NCG Spartanburg for the FREE FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL! This month the movie is the Polar Express. Tickets are available the day of the show on a first come first serve basis. All shows start at 9:30am.

December 27

  • Legos and More at Headquarters Library (Thursday, December 27, 2018, 3 – 4pm) Drop in to build with Legos and other materials. (Ages 4-12)
  • Kids New Year’s Party at Cyrill-Westside Library (Thursday, December 27, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30pm) Join us for a New Year’s Eve Party: Kids Edition, including games and a countdown that you can actually stay up for.

December 29

  • Lego Block Party at Cyrill-Westside Library (Saturday, December 29, 2018, 10:30 – 11:30am) Tired of stepping on Lego Blocks at home for days and days after playing with them? Join us for our Lego Block Party at 4:30-5:30pm on Monday November 12th and 26th and December 10th. Our Saturday Lego Parties will be 10:30-11:30 November 3rd and December 29th. With over 55 pounds of Lego Blocks the possibilities are endless and it is our mess to clean up. There will be a special area for those under the age of 5.

December 30

  • Happy Noon Year! At Headquarters Library (Monday, December 31, 2018, 11am – 12pm) Families with children ages 0-9 are invited to celebrate New Year’s Eve at our Countdown to Noon party with stories and crafts.
  • Movies! At Inman Library (Monday, December 31, 2018, 3:30 – 5pm) Join us to watch several New Year’s themed cartoons! This program is for kids age 5-11.
  • Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center (Sunday December 30, 1-5 pm) Chapman- Cultural Center is open every Sunday afternoon, 1-5 p.m., to provide casual and cultural experiences for those who want to “unplug.” Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, The John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center and the Student Galleries are all open with free admission. In addition, one or more local musicians will perform a free mini-concert at no charge 2-4 p.m.

December 31

  • Noon Years Eve at TCMU Spartanburg (Monday December 31, 12:00pm) Join TCMU-Spartanburg to ring in the new year for your little ones at noon! They’ll have a countdown, noisemakers and confetti, plus New Year’s programming. The museum closes at 3:00 pm.

**Be sure to follow us @hubcitykids on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date with fun activities for kids in Spartanburg!

***Check the TCMU-Spartanburg Calendar for a full list of story times and regularly scheduled daily events.

***Also be sure to go to the Spartanburg County Library’s website for more information about events and recurring storytimes

***We try to ensure that our information is accurate and up to date, however events are subject to change. Please make sure to check the original sources (linked on our website) for any changes to the event 🙂

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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.

A few things you can expect to find on our site includes: pictures of kids' activities in the Spartanburg community, healthy snack ideas, “boredom busters,” scavenger hunts for local trails, and kid friendly community service ideas. While our passion at Hub City Kids is sharing all of the awesome free activities already happening in our community, we also offer advertising services for businesses that align with our four areas of focus.  

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