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Welcome to Macaroni Kid Hickory/Western Piedmont!

Welcome to Macaroni Kid Hickory/Western Piedmont!

Thanks for joining us! We are here for NC Western Piedmont area moms and dads, grandparents and caretakers too, who love finding fun, family-friendly things to do in Hickory, Lenoir, Newton-Conover, Morganton, Taylorsville and surrounding areas. New to us? Click ...

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“Alternative” Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

“Alternative” Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

It's the holidays and family members are asking for gift ideas for your kids. Or maybe you need non-toy gift ideas for a child's birthday. We've all been there, so we've come up with some solutions - a few “out ...

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12 Days of Holiday Swag Giveaway ~ Enter to win prizes!

12 Days of Holiday Swag Giveaway ~ Enter to win prizes!

Macaroni Kid wants you to have the happiest of holidays! That's why the Charlotte area publishers have joined forces and gathered up tickets and passes to popular Charlotte area venues, shows and attractions to help you celebrate the holiday season ...

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Elf-Capades 2014 ~ Sponsored by PDQ Hickory

Elf-Capades 2014 ~ Sponsored by PDQ Hickory

Is your family participating in the "Elf on The Shelf" tradition? Are you finding your elf in unique and funny positions in your home? We want to see your Elf-Capades! Email photos of your elf to [email protected] to be enjoyed ...

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Christmas Light Shows around Hickory and Beyond

Christmas Light Shows around Hickory and Beyond

Planning to take the family to see the Christmas lights? Below is a list of some of the best holiday light displays in and around our area, recently updated with four new additions and reorganized by region. Click on each ...

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Where is Santa This Week? ~ Visit with Santa in the Hickory area

Where is Santa This Week? ~ Visit with Santa in the Hickory area

Below is a list of all the events happening this week where you will run into Santa. Click on each event title for full description and details. If you know of others not on the list, please use the submit ...

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Winter Break Survival Guide ~ Boredom Busters

Winter Break Survival Guide ~ Boredom Busters

Even with the holidays, you're sure to hear your kids announce that they are bored once or twice during the upcoming two weeks without school. As your source for 411 on local family fun, we'll help remedy that problem with ...

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Kid-Friendly New Year's Eve Celebration Ideas

Kid-Friendly New Year's Eve Celebration Ideas

What are your plans for New Year's Eve? And will you celebrate with your little ones? Here are a few ideas for a New Year's Eve celebration at home with the family. Decorate a New Year Tree. Remove and put ...

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How to Host the Perfect Family Game Night

How to Host the Perfect Family Game Night

With technology these days, it seems that everyone can be sitting next to each other on the couch, but not even be aware that anyone else is in the same room. Board games are a great way for families to ...

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Preserve Family Memories this Holiday Season

Preserve Family Memories this Holiday Season

The holiday season brings lots of family together in one place. Take the time this year to really get to know each other and preserve your family memories. While everyone is together, collect and document family history and silly stories ...

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Macaroni Menu ~ Peppermint Oreo Bark

Macaroni Menu ~ Peppermint Oreo Bark

Are you still in need of a sweet treat for this week's holiday celebrations? Or maybe you're looking for a way to use up some of those leftover candy canes? This recipe for Peppermint Oreo Bark is easy enough that ...

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Make A Better World for Kids Mobile Game

Make A Better World for Kids Mobile Game

According to Online Education1, 65% of households in the United States play video games, and of those 'gamers,' the average time spent online is 18 hours per week. In fact, many parents and children depend on video games and apps ...

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Seasonal Articles from Our Archives ~ Crafts, Recipes, Tips & More!

Seasonal Articles from Our Archives ~ Crafts, Recipes, Tips & More!

Check out these Holiday themed articles from our archives for more tips, crafts, recipes and helpful information for this special season:Crafts: Silhouette Christmas Wish List - Instructions on how to make a silhouette drawing of your child Rudolph the Red ...

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Other Local & Helpful Links and Information

Other Local & Helpful Links and Information

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