Friday December 1, 2017

Town of Rock Hill Christmas Parade

December 1, 2017 @ 6:30 PM

Downtown Rock Hill

Light up the Night! The Rock Hill Christmas Parade is a great way to RING in the season. This parade is South Carolina’s only night parade that showcases thousands of colorful lights and ends with a special appearance from the Big Guy himself.

Lighting of Christmas Town USA
December 1, 2017 @ 5:00pm
Description
Join the annual tree-lighting ceremony in McAdenville, complete with more than 500,000 holiday lights.
Cost
Free
Location
Pharr Family YMCA 208 Main St. McAdenville, NC

Crews Family Fun Night: “The Polar Express”
December 1, 2017 6:00 PM until 09:00 PM
Description:
Watch “The Polar Express” movie and participate in the Parent vs. Kid Challenge.
Cost
Free
Location:
Crews Recreation Center 1201 Crews Road Matthews, NC

Saturday December 2, 2017

Build a Gingerbread House at Home Depot
December 2, 2017 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Description
You and your child can build a wooden gingerbread house that will last year after year – no frosting required. After the house is built, your child can decorate it with stickers and paint.
All kids get to keep their craft, receive a free certificate of achievement, a workshop apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
Check the website to verify that your nearby Home Depot is offering this program.
Cost
Free
Location
Home Depots in the area NC

Tinkergarten: Free Trial
December 2, 2017 9:30 AM until 10:45 AM
Description
At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial, Tinkergarten Leader, Kristin Rastogi, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into your child’s development. Registration is required.
Cost
Free
Location
Colonel Francis Beatty Park 4330 Weddington Road Matthews, NC

Fort Mill Christmas Parade
December 2, 2017 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Description
Featuring a “Christmas in the South” theme.
Cost
Free
Location
Tom Hall Street Fort Mill , NC

Sunday December 3, 2017

Merit Badge Workshop
December 3, 2017 12:30 PM until 04:45 PM
Description
Work towards either your Boy Scouts’ Electronics Merit Badge or Sustainability Merit Badge.
Register online.
Cost
$30
Location
Discovery Place Science 301 N. Tryon St. NC

Painting Rocks at McDowell
December 3, 2017 1:30 PM until 04:30 PM
Description
Painting and hiding ‘Kindness Rocks’ is a national craze right now. They are relaxing to create, thrilling to find and encourage folks to look more closely at their surroundings. Learn how to responsibly participate while remaining a good steward of our natural places. Registration required.
Dress to get messy
Cost
$5
Location
McDowell Nature Center 15222 York Rd. Charlotte, NC

Sensory Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese
December 3, 2017 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Description
The restaurant will open at a special early-morning time designed to cater to families of children with special needs, including reduced lighting and noise, food and games, and specially-trained staff. Occurs every first Sunday of the month.
Cost
Free admission
Location
Charlotte and Concord locations NC