5+ Fun and Free Things To Do This Holiday Season Near Spartanburg, SC

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Are you celebrating the holidays on a budget this year? The holidays can be a financially stressful time for a lot of families. Finding festive activities to enjoy that are free and low-cost can help when you are trying to keep the kids occupied during winter break.

For more Holiday fun – check out Kidding Around’s Guide to the Holidays in Spartanburg

Free Fun During The Holiday Season: Spartanburg

There are already so many extra things to spend money on during the holidays, a little exrta fun with no cost is a welcome thing to see. For more fun things to do in Spartanburg, and beyond, don’t forget to check our event calendar regularly!
The Kidding Around Calendar of Events in Spartanburg and The Upstate

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A Dickens of A Christmas

The 2022 Dickens of a Christmas is December 6th, 2022, from 6 to 9 pm
This FREE Downtown Spartanburg festival transports people to the setting of a hallmark movie. Carolers dressed in Victorian clothes, live scenes set up in-store windows, choirs of children, and more!
Kidding Around Review of A Dickens Of A Christmas

Dickens of a Christmas
Tree Lighting at A Dickens of a Christmas in Spartanburg, SC

Santa and Mrs. Claus at The Hub City Rail Road Museum

The Museum will host Santa and Mrs. Claus from 11 AM – 2 PM on Saturday, December 17th, 2022
Children can visit the museum and let Santa know what is on their list at this free event. The museum is run on donations, so they are always appreciated.
Kidding Around Spartanburg Review of The Hub City Railroad Museum

Check out our cheat sheet for Where else to Find Santa in Spartanburg this Christmas Season

Caboose at the Hub City Museum in Spartanburg, SC

The Boiling Springs Christmas Parade

The Boiling Springs Christmas parade will start at 10 am on Saturday, December 3r
Christmas parades are a huge part of the holiday season for families. They’re a time for communities to show off their talented members and for children to get that first glimpse of Santa Claus. One of Spartanburg’s most popular parades is the one that takes place in Boiling Springs.
Kidding Around Review of The Boiling Springs Christmas Parade

For more Spartanburg parades to enjoy check out the Kidding Around Guide To Holiday Parades in Spartanburg

Photo Credit: KAS Reader, Nikki C.

Christmas Laser Light Show – Gaffney

The Christmas Laser Light Show in Jolly L Park is FREE and happens every thirty minutes from 6 PM to 10 PM from December 2nd-4th.

Check out our list of Over 25 Holiday Light Displays in Upstate, SC

Cabela’s Winter Wonderland – Greenville

November 5th, 2022 through December 24, 2022
Head over to Greenville to visit Santa at Cabela’s! You can get your photo taken with Santa for free and kids can enjoy making a different craft every week leading up to Christmas. In Santa’s, Winter Wonderland kids can also write a letter to Santa for free!
Kidding Around Review of Santa At Cabela’s Winter Wonderland

santa at Cabela's

Mail Your Letters to Santa

Drop off letters to Santa at these Santa Mail Drop-off Locations: Make sure your letter to Santa arrives on time.

Bonus Freebie That Is Worth The Gas Money

Christmas Town USA – McAdenville, North Carolina

For 65 years, this North Carolina town just outside of Charlotte has been known as Christmas Town USA. Driving through this town is always free and you can park and enjoy a walk around the lake.
Kidding Around Review of Christmas Town USA.

We hope you enjoy all kinds of fun this holiday season!

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