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Things to Do Over Thanksgiving Break in Spartanburg, SC

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Looking for things to do during Thanksgiving in Spartanburg? Local mom India Menon offers ideas for Thanksgiving family-fun activities in Spartanburg. Whatever the weather or your family’s interests, there is something for everyone. 

Thanksgiving Greenville, SC

Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Upstate! Find things to do, restaurants, pies, and more in our Thanksgiving Guide.

TCMU Spartanburg

In our household, in addition to eating a filling home-cooked meal, Thanksgiving means making memories with family and friends. If you’re looking for ways to have fun together in the Spartanburg area during Thanksgiving week, here are some ideas to consider. 

Note: Because schedules are always subject to change, be sure to call locations ahead of time to double-check event details and/or hours of operation. 

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The Children’s Museum of the Upstate Spartanburg is always a fun option for families with young kids. The museum is designed for children under the age of 5 and also includes Toddler Zones for guests under the age of 18 months. During Thanksgiving week, the museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. The museum is in the heart of downtown Spartanburg at 130 Magnolia Street. Admission is $7 for SC residents and tickets can be purchased in advance. Members and children aged 6 months and under are free.

The Children's Museum of the Upstate Spartanburg

Get Outside

Whether you like the sound of leaves crunching underfoot, the feel of brisk cold rushing through your lungs, or enjoy a good old-fashioned leaf fight, Spartanburg and the Upstate offer a variety of outdoor venues for exploring, exercising, and playing. Hatcher Garden and Cleveland Park are two of our favorite outdoor spots in Spartanburg and Croft State Park is on my list of places to check out.

For more hiking options, check out the Kidding Around Ultimate Guide to Upstate Hiking for Families & Children. If parks and playgrounds are more your speed, check out this list of Spartanburg County Parks and Facilities.

Airport Park Spartanburg SC

Get Moving!

My family gets some exercise during holiday breaks and Spartanburg does not disappoint in that regard. In addition to a variety of outdoor spaces, Spartanburg offers roller skating, bowling, indoor trampolining, indoor rock climbing, and indoor bounce houses. For these and other indoor activities, check out our Indoor Guide to Spartanburg

Spartanburg pottery

Turkey Trot

The YMCA of Spartanburg is hosting a 5K race on Friday, November 24, 2023 that you can join. Runners will also take to the streets of downtown Spartanburg for the PAL Spartanburg Turkey Trot 8K. Most of these races benefit local charities. Runners and walkers also earn cool swag like race t-shirts, finisher medals, and giveaways. In most cases, strollers are welcome. Register sooner than later!

woman and man running up a hill

Lighten Up

A family friend reminded me of a self-guided tour of the Lighten Up lightbulb sculptures that decorate downtown Spartanburg. A walking tour of these 30 bright bulbs is a good way to get in some exercise and/or do some important holiday-related window shopping.

Go Sock Skating

Sock skating opens at the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia on Friday, November 24th. What is sock skating you ask? Here you go.

Shop Til You Drop

If shopping is on your agenda, there are plenty of options for shopping local. Our Spartanburg Ultimate Shopping Guide promises something for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

Hub City Bookshop

Wild About Lights

Friday following Thanksgiving is the kickoff for a bunch of the Holiday Light displays! The Kidding Around Driving Routes of Upstate, SC Christmas Light Displays is a fun way to start the holiday season. Head out to view some FREE lights, and don’t forget to submit yours if you go all out!

Christmas Lights


In addition to crafting our first gratitude turkey this fall, my family will explore ways to give thanks by giving back to our community. Spartanburg offers a wide range of volunteering options for families. Learn more about volunteering opportunities in Spartanburg.

Hub City Bowls

For more fun things to do the week of Thanksgiving, and every day, head to the Kidding Around Event Calendar!

17+ Things to do Over Thanksgiving Break in Greenville, SC

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Are you looking for things to do during Thanksgiving in Greenville, SC? Local mom Kristina Hernandez shares her list of things you can do as a family over Thanksgiving break, including volunteer opportunities, events, and even local hiking spots. Whether you are on your own or have family visiting for Thanksgiving, this is the list you need for a great holiday weekend.


Celebrate Thanksgiving Around Greenville, SC

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Are you ready for Thanksgiving in Greenville, SC? We are! We have some fabulous ideas for your Greenville Thanksgiving including dine-in restaurants, take-out meals, things to do Thanksgiving week, plus where you can find fabulous pie. We have all the things you need to plan your perfect Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Greenville, SC

Thanksgiving Pies

Pie and Thanksgiving just go together. But, when the oven is loaded with a turkey and the cook is busy stirring the potatoes, sometimes it’s just easier to purchase your Thanksgiving dessert. Don’t wait, pre-order your pies!

At Kidding Around we have you covered with our list of Greenville’s Best Holiday Pies.

Where to buy pies in Greenville, SC

Things to Do Thanksgiving Week

No matter who is coming to visit this Thanksgiving, there is something to do in Greenville that will keep them entertained. Not sure what will interest the family? There are lots of family-friendly things to do, events, and Thanksgiving-themed things to do over the holiday week.

Don’t worry, we have a whole list of Things to Do Over Thanksgiving for you!
Plus, Things to Do Over Thanksgiving Break in Spartanburg, SC.

FREE: Register in advance and take the kids to the Lowes Kids Workshop on November 18th, 2023. They’ll build a Turkey Photo Holder, perfect for decorating and celebrating the holiday!

Thanksgiving at Greenville’s Restaurants

Many of Greenville’s fabulous restaurants are open on Thanksgiving with both dine-in and take-out options. Plus there are lots of restaurants and stores where you can pick up a couple of delicious sides to add to your home-cooked meal. Make Thanksgiving dinner a little easier this year!

Holiday Guide

If you’re ready to add a little “ho-ho-ho” and jingle bells to your Thanksgiving festivities, you’ll want to check out our Greenville Holiday Guide. We have places to find Santa, holiday events, places to get fabulous gifts, and more.

If you’re in Spartanburg, don’t miss the Spartanburg Holiday Guide.

These Restaurants in Greenville Are Open on Thanksgiving Day: Dine-in or Take-Out and Catering

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Looking for some help with food for Thanksgiving in Greenville, SC? Do you find cooking Thanksgiving dinner to be a little overwhelming? Honestly—preparing a Thanksgiving meal is no joke.  Making the turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and various other side dishes can be hard and take a lot of time. Some families choose to totally skip it and go out for dinner or order in and pick up.

Our list has restaurants offering dine-in service, full take-out meals and even restaurants where you can just grab a turkey or a few sides to supplement your own home-cooked meal. There are lots of great restaurant options in Greenville to make your most delicious Thanksgiving dinner dreams come true.

Most of our local grocery stores are also offering Thanksgiving meals, or at least part of them, for pickup.

Looking for more fun things to do in Greenville & Spartanburg for Thanksgiving? Here’s your Thanksgiving Celebration Guide!


Get Someone Else To Do The Cooking For Thanksgiving Dinner in Spartanburg, SC

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Looking for a Thanksgiving restaurant in Spartanburg, SC? Or are you looking to dine out for Thanksgiving? Or maybe grab some carry-out or pick up a few prepared sides? We’ve checked with local restaurants to see which ones you can count on for that holiday meal. Our list includes restaurants in Spartanburg with dine-in options as well as full meals and sides available for take-out.

Looking for more fun things to do in Greenville & Spartanburg for Thanksgiving? Here’s your Thanksgiving Celebration Guide!

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Spartanburg! Find things to do, restaurants, pies, and more in our Spartanburg Thanksgiving Guide.


Find Delicious Pies for Your Holiday Meal in Spartanburg and Greenville, SC

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Wondering where you can purchase a fabulous pie in Greenville, SC for your holiday meal? Greenville and Spartanburg restaurants are offering some delicious holiday pie options. Plus, our readers chimed in with their favorite local pies to help you fill your holiday dessert table!

Looking for more fun things to do for Thanksgiving? We’ve got everything you need to know about celebrating Thanksgiving around Greenville and Spartanburg, SC.