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FREE Christmas Play at Linda’s Plants & Shrubs: Hendersonville, NC

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Does a FREE indoor farm maze and play space sound like fun for the kids? Bring the little ones to Linda’s Plants & Shrubs in Hendersonville for some totally FREE fun in their super cool hay bale, indoor, Christmas maze. They also have free hot chocolate and coffee. And, while you’re there you can pick up some super gorgeous holiday plants and a Christmas Tree!

Entrance to the Christmas maze

The Christmas Maze at Linda’s in Hendersonville, NC

Greenhouses are not just for growing plants. Linda’s Plants and Shrubs has converted one of its large greenhouse spaces into a Christmas maze and play area for kids. No matter the weather, it’s dry and toasty at this maze made of haybales and decorated with tons of holiday decorations and inflatables. Kids must wind through the maze and crawl through a tunnel and a tire on their way to a climber and slide that goes right into a pit of dried corn.

For the construction-minded and truck-loving kiddos, there is also a place to play in the corn with large provided dump trucks. Parents can play along in the maze or relax on the benches while the kids play.

Play space in the Christmas Maze at Linda's

The maze and play area are totally free to visit. Younger kids, toddlers, preschoolers, and younger elementary will especially enjoy this area.

Santa at Linda’s Plants and Shrubs

Santa will be visiting Linda’s on December 4th, 2022 from 12 pm to 3 pm. Don’t forget your free hot chocolate at the checkout area near the maze.

Trees and Plants

When you walk into Linda’s the first thing you’ll experience is the fresh, piney smell of Christmas trees and wreaths. Smells are free, too, and totally worth a pause even if you don’t need a tree. But if you do, these trees were beautiful!

Next on the list, Christmas cacti. Linda’s has so many blooming Christmas cacti and other holiday plants, like Poinsettias. I love Christmas cacti and I have five or six in my house. I’m lucky to get even one to bloom. So, today I added another, a big beautiful, already fully in bloom Christmas cactus to enjoy right now. Yay!

Christmas Cactus at Linda's

The poinsettia table screamed Christmas in the best possible way, and my husband picked out some other blooming holiday plant that I have absolutely no idea what it is or what to do with it. But, you know, it’s pretty. And, you can never have enough pretty plants, really. Then, my kids found a few succulents to add to their collections, of course.

Linda’s also has some adorable little pots for your new plants, and also some farm goodies like jams and honey.

Visit Linda’s Plants & Shrubs

308 Stepp Acres Lane
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: 828.685.0738
Linda’s Plants & Shrubs
Linda’s on Facebook

Hours: Monday through Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 11 am to 4 pm

Christmas Things to Do in Easley and Pickens County, SC

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Looking for holiday things to do in Easley and Pickens County? There are holiday events, places to see Santa, tree lightings, lots of Christmas parades, shopping events and much more all happening right in Pickens County. Celebrate the season with some of these Christmas things to do in Easley and Pickens County for the whole family.

This article includes:
Things to Do to Celebrate the Holidays in Pickens County
Parades and Lightings in Easley and Pickens
Holiday Events in Pickens County
See Santa in Pickens and Easley


50+ Amazing Things to Do for Families: Greenville, SC

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Are you looking for things to do with kids in Greenville, SC, or across the Upstate? This is the ultimate guide to things to do in the Upstate. Find local events, the best things to do this month with the family, and links to all our things to do content including outdoor and indoor things to do, parks, hiking, biking, day trips, camping, arts, and more. There’s always something fun to do with your family that fits your budget when you live near Greenville, SC.

things to do in the Upstate, SC

Top 5 Best Things to Do with Kids in Greenville, SC

  1. Visit the Children’s Museum of the Upstate at Heritage Green.
  2. Head to Falls Park on the Reedy in Downtown Greenville for a trip across the suspension bridge over the Reedy River, or take walk or bike ride on the nearby Swamp Rabbit Trail.
  3. Visit the Greenville Zoo and its neighbor, Cleveland Park. For a full day of fun, bring a picnic.
  4. See a show, like Monster Jam or Disney on Ice, at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
  5. Visit the kid-friendly Runway Park aviation-themed playground.

Want more things to do with kids in Greenville? Keep reading. Use the links below to find the type of activity your family will love!

This article includes:
Things to Do This Month Near Greenville, SC
Greenville, SC and Upstate Area Event Calendar
Things to Do With Kids All Over the Upstate
Things to Do By Location
Things to Do By Age
Things to Do in Summer
Things to Do in Fall
Things to Do in Winter
Things to Do in Spring


Regal Cinemas Returns Holiday Classics to the Theater for Just $5

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Love watching holiday classic movies on the big screen? Good news! You can watch classic holiday movies at Regal Cinemas this year for just $5. It’s all happening weekend starting November 27th, 2022 through Christmas Eve! Bring the family for a budget-friendly day out with some of your favorite Christmas movies. We have the schedule and all the details!

Regal $5 holiday classics

Regal Cinemas Holiday Classics Return to the Theater

What Christmas movies will be playing in 2022 at Regal Cinemas?

Here’s the Regal Holiday Classics schedule:

November 27th, 2022: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

December 3rd and 4th, 2022: The Grinch

December 10th and 11th, 2022: Elf

December 17th and 18th, 2022: The Polar Express

December 24th, 2022: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Tickets to holiday moves at Regal Cinemas are only $5.

Sweeten the Deal: Regal Christmas Concession Deals

What’s a trip to the movies without popcorn and other treats? Good news, you can get a free $10 gift card for concessions when you purchase a $50 Regal gift card. While you can’t use the concession gift card right away, because it’s only valid from January 1st through February 28th, 2023, you can buy your $50 gift card and use it for a gift or even your tickets and snacks now. Then come January you can grab tickets to a new release and enjoy your free popcorn.

Note that gift cards must be purchased in store for the promotion.

Find a Regal Cinemas Location Near You

Is there a Regal Cinemas with $5 holiday movies near me? Here are all the Regal Cinemas locations.

Regal Cinemas Near Greenville, SC with $5 holiday movies

Regal Cinemas Near Columbia, SC with $5 holiday movies

Regal Cinemas Near Charlotte, NC with $5 holiday movies

Watch Free Holiday Movies at NCG Theaters (2022): Here’s How

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Free holiday movies? Yep, you heard that right. NCG Cinemas has brought back their FREE Holiday Family Film Fest. Your family can load up on holiday cheer for free with three different holiday family movies throughout December 2022, and it won’t cost you a dime! We love free family fun and we know our readers do, too! Happy, happy (free) Christmas family fun!

NCG Cinemas 2022 Holiday Film Fest Schedule

15 December days with free Christmas movies at NCG movie theater? If that doesn’t put a little jingle in your step this season, we’re not sure what will. See the following movies free at NCG Cinemas in December 2022!

  • ELF: December 2nd-4th, 2022 at 11 am
  • The Grinch (2018): December 9th – 11th at 11 am
  • The Polar Express: December 16th – 24th at 11 am

NCG Free Christmas movie calendar

  • December 2, 2022, see ELF free at 11 am
  • December 3, 2022, see ELF free at 11 am
  • December 4, 2022, see ELF free at 11 am
  • December 9, 2022, see The Grinch free at 11 am
  • December 10, 2022, see The Grinch free at 11 am
  • December 11, 2022, see The Grinch free at 11 am
  • December 16, 2022, see The Polar Express free at 11 am
  • December 17, 2022, see The Polar Express free at 11 am
  • December 18, 2022, see The Polar Express free at 11 am
  • December 19, 2022, see The Polar Express free at 11 am
  • December 20, 2022, see The Polar Express free at 11 am
  • December 21, 2022, see The Polar Express free at 11 am
  • December 22, 2022, see The Polar Express free at 11 am
  • December 23, 2022, see The Polar Express free at 11 am
  • December 24, 2022, see The Polar Express free at 11 am

Free Christmas Movies Near Me?

Is there an NCG Cinemas with free Christmas movies near me?

In the Upstate, we are lucky to have NCG Cinemas right in Spartanburg, SC. You’ll be able to see NCG’s free Christmas movies at the Spartanburg location on the designated days.

NCG Cinemas Spartanburg
1985 E Main Street, Spartanburg

Not in the South Carolina Upstate? To see if there is an NCG Cinemas near you, head to the NCG Cinemas locations website.

More Info Coming Soon

  • Will there be popcorn and snack deals for the holiday film fest?
  • Do I need tickets for the free movies at NCG Cinemas?

More details about the 2022 Holiday Family Film Fest will be coming soon. When NCG releases all the details we’ll be sure to update right here! For now, mark your calendars and plan to attend a free movie or two!

Do You Love Old Fashioned Christmas Charm? Head to Greer, SC

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Looking for a small-town Christmas feel this year? Downtown Greer, SC offers up several events packed with old-fashioned Christmas Charm along its historic Trade Street. Read on for a list of Greer’s Christmas events with all the details and suggestions so you can make the most of your holiday time in Greer. 


Live Nativities to Visit Near Greenville, SC

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Looking for a live nativity to visit this season near Greenville, SC?  We’ve pulled together this list of nearby events featuring live nativity scenes of all types.  However you choose to experience the live nativity, we hope you have fun!  And if you know of any live nativities not on this list, please let us know with a comment below.

Live Nativities in Greenville

Christmas at the Library – Billy Graham Library (November 28 through December 23, 2022). Live nativity hours are Monday through Thursday 5 pm to 9 pm and Friday through Saturday 5 pm to 10 pm. Reservations are required to attend. The live nativity and story time are both free. Carriage rides are available for a fee ($5 for children and $11 for adults). Christmas dinner is available on Fridays and Saturdays in December. Reservations for dinner are recommended.

Happy Hooves’ Christmas at the Barn (December 11, 2022, from 2-5 pm)
This fundraiser at Eden Farms in Marietta benefits the Happy Hooves Therapeutic Equestrian Center. For only $10 per person ($15 at the door), guests can enjoy activities like “reindeer” horse and pony rides, a visit with Santa, a nativity scene and Christmas music, arts and crafts, a “peeplechase” playground for kids, a candy cane garden, and much more. Lunch, baked goods, and gifts will also be for sale.

Live Nativity in Williamston – The live nativity is typically part of the Winter Wonderland celebration and tree lighting ceremony on Sunday, November 27, 2022, at 6 pm. The celebration is at 12 West Main Street, Williamston, SC.

Redeemer Lutheran Church Live Nativity (2019)

St. James Live Drive-thru Nativity– (December 3rd, 2022, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm) View the manger scene complete with animals from your car. St. James UMC, 213 N. Lanford Road, Spartanburg, SC. The nativity will be in the front of the church, off Savoy Street.

Pickens View Wesleyan Church– (December 16th, 2022 – December 18th, 2022, 6 pm – 9 pm) This walk-through event will have live animals (including camels), cookies, hot chocolate, and more as you walk through the streets of Bethlehem.

Experience the Stable of Bethlehem at Famoda Farm– (December 15th, 2022- December 17th, 2022, 6 pm – 8 pm) Walk amongst the animals and the stable of Bethlehem. The event is free entry, with hot chocolate and goodies available. The barn doors open at 6 pm.

Live Nativity at Holly Springs Baptist Church – (December 4th, 2022)

Walk to Bethlehem (December 2022 Dates TBA- Previous years show dates in mid-December) at Simpsonville United Methodist Church, 215 SE Main Street, Simpsonville

Find Gifts They Will Adore: Upstate, SC Gift Guide

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Shopping for gifts in Greenville this season? While Christmas is much more than finding that perfect gift, we sure do love giving gifts that make our friends and family feel loved. However, figuring out what to give and where to find it can definitely feel like a monumental task. To help our readers out we’re sharing several gift-giving ideas. We’re talking about sharing great books, giving enriching experiences, teacher gift advice, and a huge Greenville Shop Local Guide where you can find unique gifts. We hope the content below helps make your gift-giving a tiny bit easier this season!

Looking for more Greenville, SC Holiday content? Here’s our Holiday Guide to Greenville, SC loaded with things to do, gifts, Christmas lights, day trips, and more.

Don’t forget to check back throughout the season as we share more great ideas!


The Premier Guide to Celebrating the Holidays: Greenville, SC

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Ready to celebrate the holidays in Greenville? There are so many things to do in Greenville this holiday season. It can be a little bit overwhelming! We love our readers, and want you to be able to enjoy the holidays with your family without that stress. So we’ve pulled our very best and most helpful holiday content. We put it all right here to help our readers find just what they want to enjoy in Greenville this holiday season.


Get Tickets Now! Head to the North Pole on the 2022 Polar Express in Spencer, NC

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Have you ridden the Polar Express in Spencer, North Carolina? The North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC is home to an impressive collection of trains, automobiles, aviation, and other transportation equipment representing over 100 years of transportation history.  But every year as Christmas approaches, the North Carolina Transportation Museum transforms into a popular stop for the famous Polar Express. Climb aboard for a magical ride to the North Pole!

Looking for more day holiday day trips? We have them on our Guide to Holiday Day Trips Near the Upstate.