Winter break gives students much needed vacation time from school, but kids may still need something to do to keep busy. Below is a list of events that take place between December 20, 2008 and January 4, 2009, which is when Greenville County students are off for winter break. Consider having your kids take part in some of these activities if you live the Greenville, SC area.
Attend in-store events at arts and crafts stores. Arts and crafts stores can provide fun entertainment for young students. One such store is A.C. Moore, which is located on Woodruff Road in Greenville. They offer art classes throughout the year; there are two particular classes that students off for winter break might be interested in attending. The first class, One Stroke with Bridget, takes place January 1, 2009 from 6 pm to 8 pm and costs $20 plus the cost of supplies. The second class, Learn to Draw Manga with Sarah, takes place January 3, 2009 from 4 pm to 6 pm and costs $20 plus class supplies. For more information, call (864) 987-9400.Another arts and crafts store in Greenville is Michaels, which is located on Haywood Road. Michaels will have The Knack Saturdays: Holiday Cookie Kit class on December 20, 2008 from 10 am to noon for students 5-12 years old. The class will let students create their own craft and only costs $5.00. For more information, call (864) 987-9474.
Enjoy the performing arts. Taking kids to see a theatrical performance is a great way to keep them entertained while they are out of school. Two theaters that are having plays at the end of December are The Warehouse Theater and The Greenville Little Theater. “Hear What’s in the Heart: A Shoemaker’s Tale” takes place December 26-27, 2008 at the Warehouse Theater, and “Christmas Spectacular 2008” takes place December 12-21, 2008 at the Greenville Little Theater. Another performing arts center, the Peace Center, will feature “The Nutcracker” (December 20-21,2008) and “Wizard of Oz” (December 30-January 4, 2009).
Take part in outdoor entertainment. Just because it’s winter time doesn’t mean kids have to be stuck indoors. They can still enjoy outdoor entertainment such as the events at Camp Greenville and the Greenville Zoo. On December 20, 2008, kids can take part in the Winter Adventure Day at the Greenville Zoo. On December 31, 2008-January 1, 2009, students can participate in the New Year’s Eve Family Camp at Camp Greenville.
Go to the ice skating rink. Going ice skating is another great form of entertainment, and the Pavilion ice skating rink in Greenville is open to the public all week long, except on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.