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Things to do with kids this weekend, Dec. 14-16

Now that the winter weather has cleared out (hopefully), families might be eager to get out and have fun. The weekend offers plenty of chances to do just that.

Roper Mountain Science Center will present Holiday Laser Shows at 4:30, 6, 7:30 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday in its planetarium. Shows are not recommended for children 5 and younger and feature a laser light show set to music. Cost is $8 per adult or child, or $4 for RMSC members. For more details, visit

“All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth” will be performed at 10:30 a.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, at Greenville Little Theatre. For tickets, visit

A free Nutcracker dance class, presented by Dance Without Limits, is at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Hughes Main Library. Registration is required. Ages 3 – 6. Visit

“The Littlest Angel” will be presented by the South Carolina Children’s Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday, at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Saturday at The Kroc Center. The cost is $10.50 each. Visit or call 864-235-2885 for information.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” is performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Greenville Little Theatre. For tickets, visit

“Holiday Grande” is presented by the Spartanburg Philharmonic Brass at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Chapman Cultural Center. For tickets, visit

The Indoor Christmas Market At Hagood Mill will be held 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 138 Hagood Mill Rd, Pickens. It will feature vendors, live bluegrass and, food trucks, kids activities, Santa Claus, and cooking s’mores over the bonfire. Call 864-898-2936 or

Story time in Holiday Traditions is at noon and 3 p.m. Saturday at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Greenville. For details, see www.tcmupstate. org.

You, your children and your pets can meet and take photos with Santa 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Petco stores across the Upstate. Proceeds benefit local animal welfare organizations. Donations of $9.95 expected. Visit for details.

Molly and Myles Absurdly Amazing Ice Cream, at 3225 N. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, hosts S’mores Stories with Santas 4-7 p.m. Saturdays. Santa will read stories, make s’mores with the kids and take photos. Visit for details.

The Holiday Flea is 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday at Swamp Rabbit Café. Shop with local artists, crafters and more. Visit

The 2018 Holiday Craft Market is 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday at the Chapman Cultural Center. For details, visit

Baptist Easley Foundation hosts Breakfast with Santa 8 – 10 a.m. Saturday at Baptist Easley Hospital. For tickets and details, visit

Foothills Dance Conservatory presents “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University. Tickets are $20 each for adults and $15 each for students. Visit

Celebrate Christmas at the Barn, a fundraiser for Happy Hooves Therapeutic Equestrian Center, originally scheduled for last weekend, will be 2 – 5 p.m. Sunday at Eden Farms in Marietta. Spend the afternoon making Christmas memories with “reindeer” horse and pony rides, a live, interactive Nativity scene, Christmas carolers, Santa and more. The cost is $10 each. Visit

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