You’ve stuffed yourself with turkey and all the trimmings, and now the cabin fever is setting in. You’ve got all the family in town and you need to show them a good time. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up the top activities going on across York County to get every family member out and moving!
1. Founders Ice Skating Rink
Hit the ice and show off your skating moves. The family will surely be impressed. The Founders Ice Skating Rink in Old Town Rock Hill will be open on select days from November 18th through January 15th. The cost to skate is $15 (includes skate rental). Tickets Required: Onlyinoldtown.com/icerink
2. Hayrides, Fire pits, and Cider at Windy Hill
Mark your calendars for Friday, November 24th! Windy Hill Orchard & Cidery will be offering hayrides for the whole family, fire pits to stay warm, and yummy cider to sip on! Hayrides happen every hour, starting at 10:00 AM and ending at 5:00 PM, while the cider bar is open from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Be sure to stay into the evening when the fire pits.
3. Small Business Saturday at the Mercantile HQ
Show your support for small businesses and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list during Small Business Saturday on November 25th. Don't miss this opportunity to get a head start on your Christmas shopping with deals and discounts at the Mercantile HQ.
4. Carowinds Winterfest
Carowinds is transforming once again! Starting November 17th, you can step inside this rollercoaster theme park turned into a winter wonderland. Experience Winterfest with ice skating, 5 million shimmering lights, a 70-foot tree, and, new this year, a daily parade. Festive fun and hands-on holiday activities are located throughout the park, and sweet aromas from special holiday dishes and desserts fill the midways. Plus, up to 24 of your favorite rides will be open to complete your night of memory-making.
5. Start the YoCo Brew Trail
Show the family all the new breweries that York County has to offer on the YoCo Brew Trail. Take a break from shopping and enjoy a food truck and drink at one of our 12 locations across York County. Just visit our office or any one of our breweries to pick up your passport today. Be sure to get a stamp when you purchase a beer. If you hit over 10 stops, visit our office or Anne Springs Close Greenway to pick up a free pint glass!
6. Kings Mountain Hike
Want to get outside but don’t need a grueling hike? Kings Mountain State & Kings Mountain National Military Park is the place for you. Enjoy a beautiful walk on a paved path through the last of the fall leaves. This path will take you up to a gorgeous monument that marks the Battle of Kings Mountain, which was a turning point in the American Revolution. If you want a more strenuous hike, head next door to Kings Mountain State Park.
7. Historic Brattonsville
Brush up on your American Revolutionary history with this interactive living history farm. Historic Brattonsville knows how to make history fun. You’ll learn from interpreters what it was like on the Bratton family farm in the 1700s and 1800s. Treat the kids to some old-fashioned fun this holiday weekend.
8. Pick out the Perfect Tree
No need to head to the mountains for your live Christmas Tree, you can get it right here in York County, SC. Instead of shopping for deals, head to Penland’s Christmas Tree Farm. You can roast marshmallows, take a hayride, pick out your perfect Christmas Tree, and more. Don’t miss out on the farm fun at Penland’s.