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Things To Do Over Christmas Break

13 Dec, 2022  /  by Upstate Family Resource Center

It’s December 19th… do you know what to do to keep your kids from being bored? Well, we searched and perused the internet for you to come up with a list of fun events, games or crafts you can easily do with your family this holiday break!

Christmas Lights:

Want to take a little drive and see your children’s faces light up with lighted excitement? Here is a list of Christmas light shows in Spartanburg County.

Now – Dec. 31: The Inman Christmas House, 5:30pm-10pm

The Inman Christmas House (360 Foster Rd) is celebrating its 49th year of public light displays in 2022, with 115,000 lights on view nightly. This year’s FREE drive-thru displays include Frozen, Charlie Brown, a life-size nativity scene with live miniature donkeys, and more.

Hollywild Holiday Lights Safari  open nightly 6:00-9:00

Nodine Family Christmas Lights | Inman

  • 185 Holston Valley Circle, Inman | Nightly from 6-10 pm Thanksgiving-New Years, ONLY ENTER DIRECTLY FROM NEW CUT ROAD

Williams Family Christmas | Campobello

  • 1275 Landrum Mill Road, Campobello | November 25, 2022 – January 1, 2023 from 5:30-10:30 pm nightly

The Wild Wild Gingerbread House

  • 2205 SC-357, Lyman
  • Two giant gingerbread sculptures with gumdrops adorning the house along with a frontier wagon and Santa up front of the ranch.

The Ditto Squared Candy Cane Lane

  • 1211 SC-358 Lyman
  • A house with a candy cane road, nativity, Ferris wheel, and house adorned with wreaths. The house across the street has a Grinch blow up doll with “Ditto Too” sign pointing at the house across the street.


Weather outside frightful? Want to stay inside warm and cozy? Here are some craft and game ideas we found fun and delightful across the web!

Minute to Win it Games: Check out these fun game ideas… courtesy of Kid Friendly things to Do

Christmas Mad Libs: Check out this printable, holiday-themed twist on the classic car game that’s perfect for playing around the fireplace and, as always, sure to have everyone in stitches.

Make Paper Snowflakes: An oldie but a goodie.. Just take a piece of white printer paper, plus a little folding and snipping is all that’s required to make some nifty seasonal decor.

Emoji Christmas Songs Game:  Who can identify a list of Christmas carols using only emoji clues?  You can learn the rules and find the free printable at:

Christmas Slime: I have never met a child who didn’t love slime.  Here is a holiday one.

Bake Christmas Cookies: From licking the bowl to decorating the cookies, holiday baking serves up kid-friendly fun at every step of the process and the reward is oh-so sweet.

Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt: A walking tour of the holiday lights in the neighborhood is a fine activity unto itself, but this printable scavenger hunt from promises an extra entertaining stroll for kids of all ages.

Christmas Guess Who: This family-friendly guessing game is just like Hedbanz, but more festive. Another great family game from Kid Friendly Things to Do!

Christmas Word Scramble: It’s a festive activity for kids, and a boredom buster everyone will be grateful for.

Gingerbread Playdough: Not a fan of slime? (We get it.) Good news: This gingerbread playdough activity from The Best Ideas For Kids means you can skip the sticky stuff without robbing your child of the opportunity for some festive sensory play.

Christmas Tree Science Experiment: Food coloring, baking soda, vinegar and Christmas tree cookie cutters are all you need to pull off this festive ‘tree decorating’ science experiment from Fun-a-Day. It’s easy as can be and pretty darn cool, too.

Build A Christmas Village: So you tried the gingerbread house activity, but the materials kept disappearing. The solution? Opt for an inedible craft, like this salt dough Christmas village.

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