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KEY: G=Greenville County; S=Spartanburg County; P=Pickens County

Tuesday, Dec. 13

G — SEE “JINGLE ALL THE WAY” at 10:30 a.m. at Greenville Little Theatre. This is a 55-minute, family musical about life at the North Pole for Jingle and Jangle the Elf. Bring a new toy to support Toys for Tots. Tickets are $15 each with group discounts available. Visit http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org.

GFREE! A JINGLE BELL BALL for ages 10 and younger is at 3:30 p.m. at the Greer Branch Library. Join the holiday fun with festive stories, crafts and dancing. Adult caregiver required. Visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

G — EXPERIENCE CHRISTMAS AT THE CENTER at 7:30 p.m. at the Younts Center for Performing Arts. Hear the Fountain Inn Chorale present “Sounding Joy.” All children ages 14 and younger will be admitted free with a paid adult. This offer is valid only at the box office in advance or on the day of the event, and is subject to availability. Offer not available with online or phone ticket purchase. Visit http://www.yountscenter.org.

S FREE! A TWEEN CHRISTMAS PARTY with karaoke, games and more is at 4:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Ages 10 – 12. Register in advance. Call 864-574-6815.

S FREE! JOIN IN FOR “A MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL” and snacks at 5:30 p.m. at the Landrum Branch Library. Call 864-457-2218.

SFREE! THE SPARTANBURG CHRISTMAS PARADE is at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Spartanburg. Visit http://www.spartanburgjaycees.net.

S FREE! IT’S A DIFFERENT ACTIVITY EACH WEEK at Family Fun Night at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Explore something new – it could be music, dancing, crafts or more. Ages 12 and younger with a caregiver. Call 864-596-3504.

Wednesday, Dec. 14

G — SEE “JINGLE ALL THE WAY” — See Dec. 13.

S FREE! WATCH “THE POLAR EXPRESS” at 11:30 a.m. at the Chesnee Branch Library. Snacks provided. Call 864-461-2423.

S FREE! LEARN ABOUT BAD GUYS AND VILLAINS as after-school explorers learn about the story character everyone loves to hate at 3:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Grades 1 – 4. Call 864-596-3504.

Thursday, Dec. 15

G — SWAMP KIDS PLAY is 9 a.m. – noon at Swamp Rabbit Café. There’s a drink special for parents and unstructured nature playtime for preschoolers and younger. Play in the Swamp Garden. Visit http://swamprabbitcafe.com.

G — SEE “JINGLE ALL THE WAY” — See Dec. 13.

G FREE! A JINGLE BELL BALL for ages 10 and younger is at 6 p.m. at the Pelham Road Branch Library. Join the holiday fun with festive stories, crafts and dancing. Adult caregiver required. Visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

S FREE! IT’S LEGOS AND MORE at 3:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Dream it and build it. Ages 4 – 12. Call 864-596-3504.

Friday, Dec. 16

G — SEE “JINGLE ALL THE WAY” — See Dec. 13.

GFREE! A JINGLE BELL BALL for ages 10 and younger is at 3:30 p.m. at the Anderson Road Branch Library. Join the holiday fun with festive stories, crafts and dancing. Adult caregiver required. Visit http://greenvillelibrary.org.

G — CELEBRATE THE GREEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S HOLIDAY AT PEACE at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit http://www.peacecenter.org.

G — FIRESIDE RADIO’S “ROCKIN’ RADIO CHRISTMAS REVUE” is at 7:30 p.m. at the Younts Center for Performing Arts. Visit http://www.yountscenter.org.

Saturday, Dec. 17

G — BREAKFAST WITH SANTA is at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. For tickets, visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

G — HAVE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA from 8 – 10 a.m. at Chick-fil-A of Mauldin. Visit www.facebook.com/CFAMauldin.

G — SEE “JINGLE ALL THE WAY” — See Dec. 13. Today’s shows are at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

G — THE HOLIDAY FLEA is 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Swamp Rabbit Café. Shop with local artists, crafters and more. Visit http://swamprabbitcafe.com.

G — LEARN ABOUT HOLIDAYS around the world at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

G — A TEEN POETRY WORKSHOP is at 1 p.m. at the Peace Center, followed by a poetry slam at 4 p.m. Teen poetry workshops for ages 13 – 19 are designed around a variety of topics and are led by Glenis Redmond and guest poets. Teens participating in the workshops will be invited to share their work in public poetry readings throughout the year. Visit http://www.peacecenter.org.

G —HOLIDAY AT PEACE — See Dec. 16.

Sunday, Dec. 18

G — LEARN ABOUT HOLIDAYS around the world at 2 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

G —HOLIDAY AT PEACE — See Dec. 16. Today’s performance is at 3 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 19

S FREE! A FANDOM HOLIDAY GIFT LAB for ages 12 – 18 at 6:30 p.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Make fandom-themed gifts and enjoy treats. Register in advance. Call 864-574-6815.

Tuesday, Dec. 20

G — IT’S MAGIC TREEHOUSE TIME at 3:30 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum’s book club for kids. This week’s book is “Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time.” Admission or museum membership required. Visit http://www.upcountryhistory.org.

GMILK AND COOKIES: A Special Tell-Me-a-Story Event is at 6:30 p.m. at South Carolina Children’s Theatre. Kids, come in your pajamas, hear some Christmas classics and share milk and cookies. For tickets, visit https://scchildrenstheatre.org.

S FREE! WHO WILL PULL SANTA’S SLEIGH? Find out at a puppet show at 11 a.m.at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. All ages are welcome. Call 864-574-6815.

S — TWEENS, MAKE A HOLIDAY CARD at 4 p.m. at the Chesnee Branch Library. Snacks provided. Call 864-461-2423.

Wednesday, Dec. 21

S FREE! EXPLORE GIFT-GIVING TRADITIONS around the world at 3:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Grades 1 – 4. Call 864-596-3504.

Thursday, Dec. 22

G — CAROLINA BALLET THEATRE’S “THE NUTCRACKER: Once Upon a Time in Greenville” is at 7 p.m. at the Peace Center. Visit http://www.peacecenter.org.

Friday, Dec. 23

G — CAROLINA BALLET THEATRE’S “THE NUTCRACKER” — See Dec. 22. Today’s shows are at 1 and 7 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 26

FREE! CHABAD’S CHANUKAH ON MAIN MENORAH LIGHTING is at 5 p.m. at NOMA Square in Greenville. All ages are welcome. For details, visit www.chabadgreenville.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 27

S FREE! IT’S A DIFFERENT ACTIVITY EACH WEEK AT FAMILY FUN NIGHT at 7 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Explore something new – it could be music, dancing, crafts or more. Ages 12 and younger with a caregiver. Call 864-596-3504.

Wednesday, Dec. 28

G — YOUTH JERSEY NIGHT is at the Greenville Swamp Rabbits vs. South Carolina game at 7 p.m. at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. A Stomper youth jersey is available for the first 1,000 kids. Visit http://www.swamprabbits.com.

S FREE! JOIN OTHER AFTER-SCHOOL EXPLORERS for a movie and snacks at 3:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Main Library. Grades 1 – 4. Call 864-596-3504.

Saturday, Dec. 31

G — CELEBRATE NOON NEW YEAR’S EVE at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Countdown to the Noon Year, create noisemakers, visit the ball room and more. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.

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