Education Savannah Preschools Daycare, Childcare, Schools Savannah
Holiday Family Events Guide Savannah Hilton Head Lowcountry Bluffton

Archive for November, 2011

Savannah Lighted Holiday Parade & Christmas on the River

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

The Lighted Holiday Parade: The arrival of Ole St. Nick and the magic of the Lighted Holiday Parade begins Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Dec 03, 2011
Christmas on the River is 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Dec. 3 on Historic River Street
Website: www.riverstreetsavannah.com
Phone: 912.234.0295
Regional arts and crafts and live holiday entertainment, fun-fare children’s play area complete with bouncies and other interactive games will be available.

Skatefest 2011, Savannah

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Skatefest 2011 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Arena at the Savannah Civic Center
Dec. 9-Jan. 8 2011 The Savannah Civic Center turns into an ice rink for public skating.
Tickets are $7. Each session lasts for an hour and half. A 5-session pass is 30.
800.351.7469.
912.651.6556
Click here for times.

For more kid-friendly holiday activities happening in Savannah & the Lowcountry, visit the SouthernMamas.com Holiday Guide here.

Family Fun Ceramic Ornaments Workshop for adults & children, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Family Fun! Ceramic Ornaments (Adults & Children 5 and up)
Make beautiful ceramic ornaments to decorate your tree or give as special stocking stuffers. Second Saturday is required for glazing. $25
Saturday, December 3 and 10
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Community Christmas Tree Lighting, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Community Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 26, 2011 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and their trusty reindeer Rudolph at the Town of Hilton Head Island’s official Christmas Tree Lighting. Kick off the holiday season at this old-fashioned Yuletide celebration complete with Christmas carols, holiday crafts, yummy treats, a performance by the cast of The Drowsy Chaperone and photos with Santa. An island tradition, this community festival will truly get you into the spirit!

www.artshhi.com
843-686-3945, ext. 233

The Sandbox Children’s Museum Birthday Bash Celebration, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

The Sandbox Children’s Museum is turning six years old. To celebrate, they are hosting a Birthday Bash Carnival “Fun”raiser at their 18-A Pope Avenue location from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. on Wednesday, November 23.

The Sandbox’s parking lot will be turned into a carnival, complete with bounce houses, balloon typhoon, “hoops” and “corn hole”, and other carnival games with prizes, cotton candy station, holiday crafts including decorating ginger bread cookies and ornaments, Smokehouse BBQ lunch with all the “fixins” and of course, birthday cake by Ronnie’s Bakery. To get everyone in the holiday spirit, kids of all ages can play in the snow!

The Sandbox is an Island favorite for kids and those that are “kids at heart”. One of the museum’s continuing goals is to provide every child and their family, regardless of their income level, the opportunity to experience the joys and benefits of educational play. With this in mind, all proceeds from this fun event will benefit The Sandbox’s non-profit programs offered to children throughout the Low Country.

Come join in the fun, get in the holiday spirit and help make The Sandbox’s birthday wish come true! Ticket prices are $10 for adults and children (children under 2 are free). Ticket includes admission to the museum, all carnival activities and lunch. A variety of Birthday Bash sponsorships are also available and birthday donations are welcome. To purchase tickets simply stop by The Sandbox or call 843-842-7645. To support this event as a sponsor or to make a donation, please call The Sandbox or e-mail Anne Finn at afinn@thesandbox.org.

The Sandbox is located at 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church. For more information, log on to www.thesandbox.org .

The Sandbox is an interactive children’s museum dedicated to the positive development of young children through educational play. The Sandbox is the only non-profit play and learning center of its kind in the Low Country. In six years of operation, over 165,000 individuals have experienced the joys of The Sandbox.

Savannah Baby Co. is open Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Savannah Baby Company will open on Thanksgiving from 1-6pm.

Savannah Baby Co. also will list their Thanksgiving specials at Midnight the night before Thanksgiving on Facebook here . What a fun way to work off all that Turkey and jump start shopping.

The store stocks brands familiar to many with an ear (and eye) toward style: Dwell Studio, Dutailier, Baby Jogger, Barefoot Dreams, Stephen Joseph, Zutano, Trumpette, Urban Smalls, Brito, Cybex, Dekor, Ergo Baby, Peg-Perego, Mamaroo, Origami, Earth Mama Angel Baby, KidCo, Eco-Kids, Manhattan Toy, Bambino Mio, Pbnj Baby, iPlay, MD Moms, Goody Goody, ALEX Toys, Zebi Baby, Sassafras, Reisenthel, Life Factory, blabla, Baby KTan, zoe b Organic, Dabbawalla Bags, Yala, Itzy Ritzy and more.

In addition to making a difference in how a home and nursery look, purchases from Savannah Baby Company make another, deeper difference. The company donates five percent of sales to CURE Childhood Cancer.

Savannah Baby Company, 5301 Paulsen in the Medical Arts neighborhood, Monday-Friday, 10-6. Saturday 10-4. 912-480-0212, www.savannahbabyco.com,  Savannah Baby Company is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Santa Train & Polar Express Showing

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Santa Claus is coming to town at Savannah Santa Train! Don’t miss an opportunity to create a family tradition at Georgia State Railroad Museum. Space is limited, so register today to reserve your family’s spot!

Arrive at Georgia State Railroad Museum in your coziest pajamas to enjoy holiday crafts, games and hot chocolate as you wait for a ride aboard the Savannah Santa Train!

Two age groups:
Little Tots (ages 4 and younger): enjoy hands-on seasonal art activities, cookie decorating, visiting with Santa Claus and story time aboard our holiday train. Siblings are welcome. Reservations and pre-payment are required!
10 AM-noon Sat. Dec. 3
Another chance to enjoy the event for Little Tots (ages 4 and under) if you missed it on Saturday: Sunday, Dec 4 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Cost for the Little Tot’s Savannah Santa Train:
Children – $10
Non-Member Adults – $5
Member Adults – FREE!

Big Kids (recommended ages 5 and up): enjoy hot chocolate and cookies; see Santa’s magic for themselves on the railroad site before settling in for an evening showing of The Polar Express in the Savannah History Museum theater. Siblings are welcome.
Reservations and pre-payment are required!
4-8:30 PM Sat. Dec. 3
Cost for the Big Kid’s Savannah Santa Train:
Children – $15
Non-Member Adults – $10
Member Adults – $5

Pre-Payment is required.

If you want to add more guests after you have already registered, please call and the museum will accommodate you.
Questions? Call 912-651-6823 or email info@chsgeorgia.org  .

Georgia State Railroad Museum, 601 West Harris Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Pottery Sale & Ornament Making Workshop, Savannah

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

You’re invited: Pottery Sale & Holiday Ornament Making Workshop at Tiffany Drabek Pottery Studio, Savannah.
Friday & Saturday November 25 & 26
9 am To 4 pm

Ornament Workshop

Looking for something to do with family and friends during the Thanksgiving weekend? Enjoy the holiday season together while you make clay ornaments. Each participant will receive a large rolled out soft slab of clay with which they will make 10-15 ornaments using cookie cutters. They can decorate their ornaments with stamps and texture tools. They will be fired in the kiln and ready for pick up within two weeks. At home, the ornaments can be spray painted with gold, or hand painted with acrylics and glitter.

Walk In Rate: $8/pp with 1-9 participants

Reservation Rate: $7/pp with 1-9 Participants (If you reserve in advance by emailing or a phone call, you save $1!)

Large Groups (10 +): Church Groups, Schools, Clubs, Organizations, etc.

Please call 692-0659 for reduced rates with groups of 10 or more participants. Also, alternative dates and times are available for large groups by reservation if the date of the event doesn’t work for you. If you are a school and need this at your location, Tiffany can bring the workshop to you! This opportunity will be offered through mid-December.

Pottery Sale

You may be looking for something unique to give as Christmas or Chanukah gifts. The pottery sale will have chip-n-dip plates, bowls, salt and pepper shakers, French butter dishes, berry bowls, yarn bowls and more.

Enjoy some sweets and coffee at Tiffany Drabek Pottery Studio as we celebrate this festive season!

Tiffany Drabek Pottery Studio
215 East 64th Street
Ornament Workshop Reservations: 692-0659
tiffanydrabek@gmail.com
www.tiffanydrabekdesigns.com

Savannah Holly Days Ellis Square Tree Lighting & Holiday Movie Night

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

The Savannah Holly Days Tree Lighting Festivities will take place on Friday, November 25 in Historic Downtown Savannah on Ellis Square from 4 – 9 p.m. Attendees will enjoy a visit from Santa Claus and live music and dancing from local entertainers from 4 – 6 p.m. The lighting of the Ellis Square Christmas Tree will take place from 6 – 6:30 p.m. The evening ends with two holiday films, which are “Shrek the Halls,” to begin at 6:45 p.m. and “A Christmas Story,” to begin at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

The event schedule will include the following:
· Pictures with Santa 4 – 6 p.m.
· Live Entertainment 4 – 6 p.m.
· Ellis Square Tree Lighting 6 – 6:30 p.m.
· Holiday Films 6:45 – 9 p.m.
Shrek the Halls
This half-hour animated TV special features the Shrek characters putting their own spin on holiday traditions. 30 minutes.
A Christmas Story
Ralphie, a young boy growing up in the 1940s, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift. But along the way, he runs into opposition from his parents, his teacher and even good ‘ol Santa Claus himself. 94 minutes.

No ice-skating on Broughton this year or downtown snow, according to Savannah Holly Days Facebook pg. The Holly Days kick off event which in the past has involved snow/ice skating, etc. will now be the Ellis Square Tree Lighting + Holiday Movie Night.

For more information and event details, visit the website, www.SavannahHollyDays.com.

Pottery Sale & Ornament Making Workshop, Savannah

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

You’re invited: Pottery Sale & Holiday Ornament Making Workshop at Tiffany Drabek Pottery Studio, Savannah.
Friday & Saturday November 25 & 26
9 am To 4 pm

Ornament Workshop

Looking for something to do with family and friends during the Thanksgiving weekend? Enjoy the holiday season together while you make clay ornaments. Each participant will receive a large rolled out soft slab of clay with which they will make 10-15 ornaments using cookie cutters. They can decorate their ornaments with stamps and texture tools. They will be fired in the kiln and ready for pick up within two weeks. At home, the ornaments can be spray painted with gold, or hand painted with acrylics and glitter.

Walk In Rate: $8/pp with 1-9 participants

Reservation Rate: $7/pp with 1-9 Participants (If you reserve in advance by emailing or a phone call, you save $1!)

Large Groups (10 +): Church Groups, Schools, Clubs, Organizations, etc.

Please call 692-0659 for reduced rates with groups of 10 or more participants. Also, alternative dates and times are available for large groups by reservation if the date of the event doesn’t work for you. If you are a school and need this at your location, Tiffany can bring the workshop to you! This opportunity will be offered through mid-December.

Pottery Sale

You may be looking for something unique to give as Christmas or Chanukah gifts. The pottery sale will have chip-n-dip plates, bowls, salt and pepper shakers, French butter dishes, berry bowls, yarn bowls and more.

Enjoy some sweets and coffee at Tiffany Drabek Pottery Studio as we celebrate this festive season!

Tiffany Drabek Pottery Studio
215 East 64th Street
Ornament Workshop Reservations: 692-0659
tiffanydrabek@gmail.com
www.tiffanydrabekdesigns.com

Tiffany Drabek Pottery Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Early 19th Century Holiday at the Davenport House, Savannah

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

An Early 19th Century Holiday at the Davenport House
Nov 25 – Dec 31, 2011
Times: Weekdays and Saturdays: 10 a.m. with the last presentation of the day beginning at 4 p.m.; Sundays: 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State Street, Savannah – on Columbia Square
Admission: $8 general admission, $5 children (6 to 17), under 6 free; a variety of discounts are offered
Website: www.davenporthousemuseum.org
Phone: 912.236.8097

The understated taste of an authentic early 19th century holiday season in Savannah is the theme of the historic house museum’s presentation. Tours explore how the Davenport household celebrated Christmas and New Year’s in the 1820s.

St Nick’s Pet Pics at Oglethorpe Mall (Pet photos with Santa), Savannah

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

St. Nick’s Pet Pics at Oglethorpe Mall
11/28/2011 – 12/12/2011
It’s a Waggin’ Good Time!
Oglethorpe Mall has reserved a special time with Santa for furry friends. Bring your favorite tail wagger for a portrait with Santa on the following three Monday nights: November 28, December 5, December 12. Capture that special moment and take home the memory that will last a lifetime.
Portraits with Santa begin at 6pm. Photo Packages available for purchase.
Santa welcomes dogs and cats only, please.
LOCATION: Santa Set
TIME: Monday nights from 6:00pm – Set Close

Santa Visits & Photos at Oglethorpe & Savannah Malls

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Looking for Santa?  We have the dates he’ll be available to listen to your child’s Christmas wish list and pose for photos at Oglethorpe & Savannah Malls including free photos at Bass Pro Shops!

Children Photos with Santa at Oglethorpe Mall
11/19/2011 – 12/24/2011
Free Hugs, Free Smiles, Free Wishes and of course Free HO HO HOs!
Santa has made his way from the North Pole and is ready to greet children of all ages. Holiday photo packages are also available.
After your visit with Santa, receive a login to manage your photos at myalbumpics.com.
Click here for photo package pricing.
LOCATION: Santa Set in Macy’s Court.

St. Nick’s Pet Pics at Oglethorpe Mall
11/28/2011 – 12/12/2011
It’s a Waggin’ Good Time!
Oglethorpe Mall has reserved a special time with Santa for furry friends. Bring your favorite tail wagger for a portrait with Santa on the following three Monday nights: November 28, December 5, December 12. Capture that special moment and take home the memory that will last a lifetime.
Portraits with Santa begin at 6pm. Photo Packages available for purchase.
Santa welcomes dogs and cats only, please.
LOCATION: Santa Set
TIME: Monday nights from 6:00pm – Set Close

 

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops, Savannah Mall
Now through Christmas Eve you can get a free photo with Santa as part the Bass Pro Santa’s Wonderland celebration. Click here for specific times and events.

The Holiday Train at Savannah Mall
11.19.11 – 12.24.11
Kids ride for just $2, and parents ride with them for free! Stop by center court for a magical ride through a holiday wonderland, then visit Santa at the Target court.

14th Annual Holly Jolly Trolley tours – Old Town Trolley Tours

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

14th Annual Holly Jolly Trolley tours – Old Town Trolley Tours
November 25 – December 23, 2011
Website: www.trolleytours.com
Phone: 912.233.0083
Enjoy caroling and tales of holiday traditions aboard festively decorated trolley’s. With a special stop at the Gingerbread Village at the Westin Savannah Resort.

Santa Photos & Visits at Just for Baby & More, Savannah

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Santa is coming to Just For Baby & More on Saturdays December 3rd and 10th, 10am-4pm

Please schedule an appointment to come visit Santa at this popular annual tradition at Just for Baby & More, 7701 Waters Ave., Savannah, 31406.

Santa will be at Just for Baby & More for pictures and to learn everything on your little ones’ wish lists!

All proceeds will go to The Next Generation.

Avoid the long lines at the mall and take advantage of our convenient parking and complimentary gift wrapping.

Cost: $25 and you will leave Just for Baby & More with two 5×7 prints with Santa, and a special treat for your little one.

Please come welcome Santa and support this wonderful cause. The Next Generation is a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. Their mission is to foster a positive healthcare experience and further advance the local medical care for our community’s children, through fundraising, volunteer service and educational social events.

$25 Fee Includes
-Visit with Santa
-Donation
-Two 5×7 Prints by a professional photographer
-Treat for your child
For an additional $10, file of 1 image can be purchased (This will be emailed to you.). Then you can use in a family card or print copies for loved ones.

Just for Baby & More is scheduling appointments to ensure that it is quick and easy for you! Spaces fill up quickly so please call 912-355-4455 or email Casey@justforbaby.net

For kid-friendly holiday activities happening in Savannah & the Lowcountry, visit the SouthernMamas.com Holiday Guide here.
to reserve your spot!

“Like” Just for Baby & More on Facebook here to stay connected and informed about deals and special events like this.

“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” at Savannah Children’s Theatre

Friday, November 18th, 2011

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown at Savannah Children’s Theatre

A Kids on Stage Production
December 2-4, 9-11 & 16-18 Friday nights at 7:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm

2160 E. Victory Drive. Savannah, Ga. 31404
(912)238-9015
info@savannahchildrenstheatre.org