Things to do with kids this weekend, Nov. 23-25
This weekend is packed full of holiday activities and special events for the entire family.
Disney on Ice’s “Worlds of Enchantment” is at 1 and 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Featuring the cast of Disney-Pixar’s “Cars,” “Toy Story” and Disney’s “Frozen” and “The Little Mermaid,” the show takes audiences through familiar worlds with beloved characters. For tickets and details, visit www.bonsecoursarena.com.
“The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville” will be presented by Carolina Ballet Theatre, is at 7 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Peace Center. For details and tickets, visit www.peacecenter.org.
The iconic Budweiser Clydesdales will canter through downtown Greenville Saturday. The team of eight horses will strut down Main Street hitched to the famous red beer wagon. The event begins at 12:30 p.m., when the horses arrive in the 200 block of North Main Street. Visitors can have their photos taken with the Clydesdales until 2 p.m. Then , the team will travel down Main Street to deliver Budweiser products to downtown restaurants. The event concludes with another photo opportunity with the horses in front of United Community Bank Ice on Main from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.
Denver Downs Farms in Anderson will host a special drive-in holiday movie Friday. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite cozy Christmas pajamas and enjoy “The Polar Express.” Watch from your car or gather by a bonfire and make s’mores. Blankets and chairs are welcome. Gates open at 5:30 pm and the movie starts at 7 pm. Admission is $30 per car with $5 additional per person for more than four people. Visit DenverDowns Farm.com for more information.
Organic Cat Cafe will host its one-year anniversary with a block party starting at 11 a.m. Saturday. The event will feature local artwork, live painting, musicians, vendors, food and more. Admission to the cafe is $10 per person. For details, visit www.organic-cat-cafe.com.
The new exhibit “Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!” continues at Upcountry History Museum — Furman University. The latest traveling exhibition from the Charles M. Schulz Museum will be on display through February 10, 2019. The exhibition offers visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film while taking them through an immersive Peanuts-themed environment that includes hands-on activities that will add to the holiday spirit of this time-honored family tradition. Artwork, objects and vintage seasonal novelties will fascinate young and old alike as they journey down the path of the creation of the first Peanuts animated special. The Upcountry History Museum is at 540 Buncombe St., in Greenville. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 864-467-3100 or visit www.upcountryhistory.org.
Holiday Traditions continues at Children’s Museum of the Upstate through Dec. 31. Located in the “Be Anything!” gallery on the museum’s first floor, children of all ages can watch and play with life-like miniature trains, watch a movie by the fireplace, write wish lists to Santa, play interactive snowmen games and read a holiday book. The Holiday Traditions Exhibit is available to all guests during regular museum hours with cost of admission and is free for members. Visit www.tcmupstate.org/portfolio- view/holiday-traditions/.
The Passion of the Lights, formerly known as Greenville Griswold, will bring holiday spirit with more than 750,000 lights, inflatables, giant Christmas trees and more—all for free, starting Saturday through Dec. 31. Hours are 6-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and 6-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The event is located at The Edge Community Church, 506 Edwards Road, Greenville. Visit theedgechurch.org/ engage/passion-of-the-lights to view a map of traffic flow.
Visit www.UpstateParent.com for more events and resources.