You've opened all the presents and 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 (including skate rental). Tickets Required: Onlyinoldtown.com/icerink
2. First Day Hike at Kings Mountain State Park
Start 2024 off on the right foot by getting outside at Kings Mountain State Park! Join the guided ranger-led hike starting from the CCC Bathhouse Trailhead of Kings Mountain State Park to the Boulders Access Area of Crowders Mountain State Park. This trek spans a moderate 5.6 miles, suitable for individuals aged 10 and above. Remember to pack essentials such as water, binoculars, insect repellent, sturdy hiking shoes, and a camera to capture the stunning views. Dress appropriately for the weather conditions! A complimentary shuttle service will be available between the parks for added convenience. In case of uncertain weather conditions, please ensure to contact the park office at (803) 222-3209 before your departure. Lace-up your shoes, grab your gear, and get ready for an unforgettable outdoor experience!
3. 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 and a 70-foot tree! 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.
4. Anne Springs Close Greenway
Looking for a state park-esque adventure with great amenities? Head to the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill, a 2,100-acre nature preserve that offers hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and guided horseback riding! You don’t even have to pack snacks. The Greenway Canteen offers an incredible farm-fresh menu for kids and adults alike, including beverages for mom and dad!
5. Get Started on 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, stop by the York County Visitor Center to pick up your prize!
6. Get Competitive
Looking for some competitive fun this Christmas break? There are plenty of options to unleash your competitive spirit! Start by visiting Mr. Putty's Fun Park, a fantastic destination featuring mini-golf, ziplining, and axe-throwing. Make sure to cap it all off with a visit to the bar at the 19th hole!
If it's chilly, head indoors to Stars and Strikes! With a fantastic mix of activities, this spot is a haven for bowling enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike, offering top-notch lanes, laser tag, and a plethora of arcade games to challenge your friends and family!
Player 1 Up Barcade is a must-visit spot for those who love arcade games. This unique barcade offers a diverse collection of classic and modern arcade games, providing the perfect setting for some friendly competition. Whether you're into vintage pinball machines or the latest video game releases, there's something for every gamer here.
For those who enjoy a good brew and vintage arcade games, visit Replay Brewing. Here, you can challenge your buddies to a game of Mario Kart or Donkey Kong while enjoying a craft beer!