Home for the Holidays: 10 Things to Do With Your Adult Kids

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Have fun with the whole family this season

Photo courtesy of Carolina Stamey

1. Be Creative

Bring your relatives to a private painting party at Wine & Design Chapel Hill where you can pick your medium and let your creative self flow while enjoying a beverage. If public painting isn’t your thing, you can even sip and paint from the comfort of your own home through the studio’s On Wheels program.

2. Get Active

Remind your family members to pack their running shoes for the Gallop & Gorge 8K in Carrboro that starts at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving. And if you’ve got active grandkids, the Little Turkey Kids Races (held after the main run) are free for children ages 2-9.

3. Sip and Shop

Pop into Zog’s Art Bar & Pool Hall after your Thanksgiving feast for a round of pool or shop the art and wine sale at Imbibe on Black Friday.

4. Cook Together

Choose your favorite cuisine ranging from Japanese and Indian to French and Italian, roll up your sleeves and prepare a four-course meal with guidance from C’est si Bon! Cooking School chefs.

5. Make an Escape

Think you have what it takes to make it out of Tar Heel Escapes? Discover clues, solve puzzles and crack codes to find the key within 60 minutes to escape.

6. Walk and Learn

Stroll through the Northside neighborhood as you listen to an audio tour full of stories and history, told by longtime residents and community members.

7. Beer Tasting

Drop in to Carolina Brewery and try their Santa’s Secret Belgian Dark Strong ale, a blend of fruity flavor and dark crystal malts to warm up your holiday season.

8. Arcade Adventures

If your kids have little ones of their own, all three generations can enjoy games from pinball to Ms. Pac-Man at The Baxter during family hours on Saturdays and Sundays.

9. Give Back

Volunteer at the SECU Family House by preparing and serving meals, creating your own grab-and-go breakfast bags or dropping off supplies to keep the pantry stocked.

10. See a Movie

Head to the cinema so you don’t miss upcoming flicks such as “The Marvels,” “Wonka,” and “Trolls Band Together.” During Terrific Tuesdays at Silverspot Cinema and The Lumina Theater, tickets are a bargain.

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