We’ll serve up the New Year’s Eve festivities first:
Fireworks launched from the Tybee Pier on Tybee Island. Free. Midnight New Year’s Eve. (Mon. Dec. 31)
Fireworks @ New Year’s Eve City Market Celebration, 9 pm-1 am
Kid’s New Year’s Party
As part of the “Counting Down the New Year with The Sandbox” part @ the Westin Resort on Hilton Head Island, a kid’s New Year’s party is available for children 4-12 while the adult party goes on.
7:30 pm Dec. 31. The parents’ party will feature music, dancing, food, live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum on HHI. Tickets: $125. Call 843.842.7645 or email email@example.com
Polar Bear Plunges
- New Year’s Day 5K & Polar Bear Plunge, 10 am, Tues. Jan. 1 @ Sea Turtle Cinemas (106 Buckwalter Parkway) and Baynard Park Amenities Center, Bluffton, S.C. To register for the race, call 843.757.8520 or click here. Pre-registration cost online thru Dec. 29 is $25. Race Day registration is $30.
- Tybee Island Polar Bear Plunge, noon Tues. Jan. 1 @ South Beach. Free.
- Polar Bear Jump, Harbour Town Pool, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island, 10 am Sat. Dec. 29. Hot chocolate and refreshments. For details, call 843.842.1979.
Now for this weekend:
Cell Phone Saturday @ Oatland Island. Bring in a cell phone for recycling and get $1 off admission, 10 am-4 pm Sat. Dec. 29, Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah. Regular admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-17 and seniors ages 65 and older. Free for children 3 and younger. Call 912.898.3980 or click here.
Skatefest: A public skating rink @ the Savannah Civic Center. Tickets are $7. Each session lasts for an hour and a half. A 5-session pass is $25. Open every day through Jan. 5. 800.351.7469.
“Christmas Castaways” program @ the Ships of the Sea Museum. Up to two children receive free admission with a paying adult through Dec. 30, 41 MLK Jr. Blvd. 912.232.1511
Holiday Evening Tours @ the Davenport House, 6-8:30 pm Dec. 26-31 @ the Davenport House, 324 E. State St., Columbia Square. Tours will emphasize the end-of-year celebrations of early 19th-century Savannahians. Call 912.236.8097.