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Savannah Harbor of Lights Festival @ Road Course on Hutchinson Is.

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Savannah’s huge, interactive large-scale holiday lights display this holiday season!

Savannah Harbor Foundation presents inauguration of Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights. On Nov. 23, the Road Course at Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island will become a twinkling wonderland, home to over 60 larger-than-life lighted, holiday-themed displays. This one of a kind, experiential, interactive holiday lights event will surely become a beloved family holiday tradition for years to come.

November 23, 2012 through January 1, 2013
Wednesday – Sundays weekly (open December 24, 25, 30 & January 1) 6 – 10 PM
Last walk-through light admission will be 9 PM and last drive-through admission will be 9:30 PM. $20 per car (includes $5 refreshment voucher) $5 walk through.

For nearly six weeks, both locals and visitors will have the opportunity to experience the wonders of the holiday season on Hutchinson Island. These large-scale light displays will be staged around the near 2-mile track where cars, trolleys and horse-drawn carriages can drive through at a leisurely pace and marvel at all the intricacies of these lighted masterpieces, like animated pirate ships, holiday scenes, dinosaurs and a drive-through tunnel of lights.

Visitors can park at the Pit and Paddock at the end of the drive-through and partake in a variety of festive family-friendly activities, snack on tasty treats, warm up by the bonfire with hot chocolate and a s’more and enjoy all the sights and sounds of the holidays. Special weekend programming is scheduled throughout the season to enhance this experience and includes an opening ceremony with the arrival of Santa who will illuminate the lights, live scenes from A Christmas Carol and the second annual Alive in Savannah on New Year’s weekend.

This event is supported by the Savannah Harbor Foundation, a 501(3)c non-profit charitable organization founded in 2001 after 9/11. The heart of this organization lies in the dedication and support of local children’s charities and the presentation of family-friendly events. Proceeds from the Festival of Lights benefit AWOL, Bethesda Academy, The Interfaith Hospitality Network, Greenbriar Children’s Center, Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society and Performance Initiative. A fundraising booth will be set up in the Pit and Paddock benefiting The Empty Stocking Fund, and a canned food drive will be held for Lighthouse Ministry.

Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, from 6-10 p.m. The cost is $20 per car (which includes a $5 food and beverage voucher); walk – through, trolley and horse-and-carriage rides are also available.

Please check the website regularly, http://savannahharborfestivaloflights.com/ for updates. Also, friend the festival on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SavannahHolidayFestivalOfLights ) and follow on twitter (www.twitter.com/SavHarbFestLght )

Savannah Harbor of Lights Festival @ Road Course on Hutchinson Is.

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Savannah’s huge, interactive large-scale holiday lights display this holiday season!

Savannah Harbor Foundation presents inauguration of Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights. On Nov. 23, the Road Course at Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island will become a twinkling wonderland, home to over 60 larger-than-life lighted, holiday-themed displays. This one of a kind, experiential, interactive holiday lights event will surely become a beloved family holiday tradition for years to come.

November 23, 2012 through January 1, 2013
Wednesday – Sundays weekly (open December 24, 25, 30 & January 1) 6 – 10 PM
Last walk-through light admission will be 9 PM and last drive-through admission will be 9:30 PM. $20 per car (includes $5 refreshment voucher) $5 walk through.

For nearly six weeks, both locals and visitors will have the opportunity to experience the wonders of the holiday season on Hutchinson Island. These large-scale light displays will be staged around the near 2-mile track where cars, trolleys and horse-drawn carriages can drive through at a leisurely pace and marvel at all the intricacies of these lighted masterpieces, like animated pirate ships, holiday scenes, dinosaurs and a drive-through tunnel of lights.

Visitors can park at the Pit and Paddock at the end of the drive-through and partake in a variety of festive family-friendly activities, snack on tasty treats, warm up by the bonfire with hot chocolate and a s’more and enjoy all the sights and sounds of the holidays. Special weekend programming is scheduled throughout the season to enhance this experience and includes an opening ceremony with the arrival of Santa who will illuminate the lights, live scenes from A Christmas Carol and the second annual Alive in Savannah on New Year’s weekend.

This event is supported by the Savannah Harbor Foundation, a 501(3)c non-profit charitable organization founded in 2001 after 9/11. The heart of this organization lies in the dedication and support of local children’s charities and the presentation of family-friendly events. Proceeds from the Festival of Lights benefit AWOL, Bethesda Academy, The Interfaith Hospitality Network, Greenbriar Children’s Center, Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society and Performance Initiative. A fundraising booth will be set up in the Pit and Paddock benefiting The Empty Stocking Fund, and a canned food drive will be held for Lighthouse Ministry.

Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, from 6-10 p.m. The cost is $20 per car (which includes a $5 food and beverage voucher); walk – through, trolley and horse-and-carriage rides are also available.

Please check the website regularly, http://savannahharborfestivaloflights.com/ for updates. Also, friend the festival on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SavannahHolidayFestivalOfLights ) and follow on twitter (www.twitter.com/SavHarbFestLght )

Savannah Harbor of Lights Festival @ Road Course on Hutchinson Is.

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Savannah’s huge, interactive large-scale holiday lights display this holiday season!

Savannah Harbor Foundation presents inauguration of Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights. On Nov. 23, the Road Course at Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island will become a twinkling wonderland, home to over 60 larger-than-life lighted, holiday-themed displays. This one of a kind, experiential, interactive holiday lights event will surely become a beloved family holiday tradition for years to come.

November 23, 2012 through January 1, 2013
Wednesday – Sundays weekly (open December 24, 25, 30 & January 1) 6 – 10 PM
Last walk-through light admission will be 9 PM and last drive-through admission will be 9:30 PM. $20 per car (includes $5 refreshment voucher) $5 walk through.

For nearly six weeks, both locals and visitors will have the opportunity to experience the wonders of the holiday season on Hutchinson Island. These large-scale light displays will be staged around the near 2-mile track where cars, trolleys and horse-drawn carriages can drive through at a leisurely pace and marvel at all the intricacies of these lighted masterpieces, like animated pirate ships, holiday scenes, dinosaurs and a drive-through tunnel of lights.

Visitors can park at the Pit and Paddock at the end of the drive-through and partake in a variety of festive family-friendly activities, snack on tasty treats, warm up by the bonfire with hot chocolate and a s’more and enjoy all the sights and sounds of the holidays. Special weekend programming is scheduled throughout the season to enhance this experience and includes an opening ceremony with the arrival of Santa who will illuminate the lights, live scenes from A Christmas Carol and the second annual Alive in Savannah on New Year’s weekend.

This event is supported by the Savannah Harbor Foundation, a 501(3)c non-profit charitable organization founded in 2001 after 9/11. The heart of this organization lies in the dedication and support of local children’s charities and the presentation of family-friendly events. Proceeds from the Festival of Lights benefit AWOL, Bethesda Academy, The Interfaith Hospitality Network, Greenbriar Children’s Center, Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society and Performance Initiative. A fundraising booth will be set up in the Pit and Paddock benefiting The Empty Stocking Fund, and a canned food drive will be held for Lighthouse Ministry.

Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, from 6-10 p.m. The cost is $20 per car (which includes a $5 food and beverage voucher); walk – through, trolley and horse-and-carriage rides are also available.

Please check the website regularly, http://savannahharborfestivaloflights.com/ for updates. Also, friend the festival on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SavannahHolidayFestivalOfLights ) and follow on twitter (www.twitter.com/SavHarbFestLght )

December Nights & Holiday Lights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Friday, November 30th, 2012

The Friends of the Coastal Gardens presents December Nights & Holiday Lights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens)

November 30th through December 23rd, 2012 (Friday – Sunday nights only)
6pm – 9pm
At the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm
2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419

Displays on this stroller-friendly walking tour include angels with moving wings, huge Poinsettias & snowflakes, bamboo forest teeming with deer figures, children’s garden lined with lighted lollipops, a jack in the box, snowmen & the Rudolph gang with the Bumble (the Abominable Snowman), Hermey the Elf & the red-nosed hero

12 nights of holiday lights, music and food.
All proceeds will go to fund the Children’s Garden at the Bamboo Farm.
$5 per person, children under 5 years free
A walking tour of the garden’s historic district * Tram rides available for the disabled and elderly * Special activities for children * Saturday night pictures with Santa

Please call for more details (912) 921-5460. “Like” Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Facebook here to stay updated on events.

December Nights & Holiday Lights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Friday, November 30th, 2012

The Friends of the Coastal Gardens presents December Nights & Holiday Lights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens)

November 30th through December 23rd, 2012 (Friday – Sunday nights only)
6pm – 9pm
At the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm
2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419

Displays on this stroller-friendly walking tour include angels with moving wings, huge Poinsettias & snowflakes, bamboo forest teeming with deer figures, children’s garden lined with lighted lollipops, a jack in the box, snowmen & the Rudolph gang with the Bumble (the Abominable Snowman), Hermey the Elf & the red-nosed hero

12 nights of holiday lights, music and food.
All proceeds will go to fund the Children’s Garden at the Bamboo Farm.
$5 per person, children under 5 years free
A walking tour of the garden’s historic district * Tram rides available for the disabled and elderly * Special activities for children * Saturday night pictures with Santa

Please call for more details (912) 921-5460. “Like” Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Facebook here to stay updated on events.

December Nights & Holiday Lights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Friday, November 30th, 2012

The Friends of the Coastal Gardens presents December Nights & Holiday Lights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens)

November 30th through December 23rd, 2012 (Friday – Sunday nights only)
6pm – 9pm
At the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm
2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419

Displays on this stroller-friendly walking tour include angels with moving wings, huge Poinsettias & snowflakes, bamboo forest teeming with deer figures, children’s garden lined with lighted lollipops, a jack in the box, snowmen & the Rudolph gang with the Bumble (the Abominable Snowman), Hermey the Elf & the red-nosed hero

12 nights of holiday lights, music and food.
All proceeds will go to fund the Children’s Garden at the Bamboo Farm.
$5 per person, children under 5 years free
A walking tour of the garden’s historic district * Tram rides available for the disabled and elderly * Special activities for children * Saturday night pictures with Santa

Please call for more details (912) 921-5460. “Like” Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Facebook here to stay updated on events.

Photos with Santa @ Barnett Educational Supplies, Savannah

Friday, November 30th, 2012

You’re invited to bring the kids for photos & visits with Santa at Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah.

Santa will be @ Barnett from 1-5 PM Sunday Dec. 16 for Pictures with Santa. There will be a little goodie for each child and coffee for the parents.

Receive a free picture with Santa when you purchase $10 dollars of merchandise. Otherwise, cost is $5 for a photo.

Shop Local, Shop Barnett! Don’t forget, Barnett is also offering a holiday special: For 25 days in December, Barnett Educational Supplies will promote a particular item each day and offer a 10% discount on that particular product. More details here.

Please like Barnett on Facebook here to stay updated on their sales.

Store hours: Mon – Fri: 9 AM-7 PM; Sat: 10 AM-5 PM.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, email barneduc@bellsouth.net www.barnetteducationalsupplies.com , Barnett Educational Supplies is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Photos with Santa at Barnett Educational Supplies, Savannah, on Dec. 16

Friday, November 30th, 2012

You’re invited to bring the kids for photos & visits with Santa at Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah.

Santa will be @ Barnett from 1-5 PM Sunday December 16 for Pictures with Santa. There will be a little goodie for each child and coffee for the parents.

Receive a free picture with Santa when you purchase $10 dollars of merchandise. Otherwise, cost is $5 for a photo.

Shop Local, Shop Barnett! Don’t forget, Barnett is also offering a holiday special: For 25 days in December, Barnett Educational Supplies will promote a particular item each day and offer a 10% discount on that particular product. More details here.

Please like Barnett on Facebook here to stay updated on their sales.

Store hours: Mon – Fri: 9 AM-7 PM; Sat: 10 AM-5 PM; Sun: 1- 5 PM.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, email barneduc@bellsouth.net www.barnetteducationalsupplies.com , Barnett Educational Supplies is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

New Year’s Resolutions Runs, 10K @ Wormsloe & 5K @ Isle of Hope, Savannah

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Wormsloe’s New Year’s Resolution Run
Saturday, Jan 5, 2013 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Wormsloe is partnering with Savannah’s NonStop Fitness for the first-ever 10K trail run through the historic site. Runners will pass through three centuries of history while enjoying some of the best natural scenery on the Georgia coast. Register at www.active.com or call 912-349-4902. $35 through Active.com. 912-349-4902.
More info here.
Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd. Savannah, 31406

Isle of Hope 5K run
Nonstop Fitness-New Years Resolution Run
Saturday, January 5, 2013 @ 8:00 AM
Sandfly/Isle of Hope
8511 Ferguson Ave Savannah,
Details here.

 

Pooler Jingle Jog, Run/Walk for Adoption

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Pooler Jingle Jog
5:30pm Saturday, December 22, 2012
50 Godley Way, Pooler, Georgia
5K Run / Walk / Elf dance for Adoption. Santa chase, carols!
TO REGISTER CLICK Here.

December Nights & Holiday Lights at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens)

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Tonight we checked out the very sweet December Nights & Holiday Lights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens) & recommend that you take the kids.

The engaging lights display opens Fri. Nov 30 & runs Friday – Sunday nights only through December 23rd, 2012, 6pm – 9pm at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419. Presented by The Friends of the Coastal Gardens.

We loved the angels with moving wings, huge poinsettias & snowflakes, lighted gazebo and bamboo forest teeming with deer and, of course, the fun children’s garden lined with lighted lollipops, a jack in the box (or charlie in the box from Rudolph?), snowmen and my kids’ favorite - the Rudolph gang with the Bumble (the Abominable Snowman), Hermey the Elf & the red-nosed hero.

12 nights of holiday lights, music and food. All proceeds will go to fund the Children’s Garden at the Bamboo Farm. $5 per person, children under 5 years free A walking tour of the garden’s historic district * Tram rides available for the disabled and elderly * Special activities for children * Saturday night pictures with Santa

Please call for more details (912) 921-5460. “Like” Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Facebook here to stay updated on events.

Santa photos @ Savannah Baby Company, Dec. 7-8

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Want to take your children to have their photo taken with Santa in a smaller and less chaotic atmosphere than the mall?

Savannah Baby Co. to the rescue! The boutique will offer photos with Santa on Fri. Dec. 7 & Sat. Dec. 8. Angela Hopper will be the photographer.

To make an appointment & reserve your space, please email Amelia at amelia@savannahbabyco.com or call Savannah Baby Co. @ 912-480-0212.

The photo sessions will take place on Friday, Dec. 7 from 1-4 PM and Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9:30 AM-2 PM Payment is preferred in cash or check and cost will be $20 for 2-5×7 photos OR 1-5×7 photo and 1 digital copy. If you’d prefer to just have a digital copy, cost is $10.

Printing of photographs will take place on site, so you’ll be able to receive them right away.

Please “like” the Savannah Baby Co. Facebook page here to stay updated on such events & on their sales!

Savannah Baby Company, 5301 Paulsen at the corner of Paulsen St and 69th in the Medical Arts neighborhood, 912-480-0212, www.savannahbabyco.com, Savannah Baby Company is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Santa photos at Savannah Baby Company, Dec. 7-8 2012

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Want to take your children to have their photo taken with Santa in a smaller and less chaotic atmosphere than the mall?

Savannah Baby Co. to the rescue! The boutique will offer photos with Santa on Fri. Dec. 7 & Sat. Dec. 8. Angela Hopper will be the photographer.

To make an appointment & reserve your space, please email Amelia at amelia@savannahbabyco.com or call Savannah Baby Co. @ 912-480-0212.

The photo sessions will take place on Friday, Dec. 7 from 1-4 PM and Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9:30 AM-2 PM Payment is preferred in cash or check and cost will be $20 for 2-5×7 photos OR 1-5×7 photo and 1 digital copy. If you’d prefer to just have a digital copy, cost is $10.

Printing of photographs will take place on site, so you’ll be able to receive them right away.

Please “like” the Savannah Baby Co. Facebook page here to stay updated on such events & on their sales!

Savannah Baby Company, 5301 Paulsen at the corner of Paulsen St and 69th in the Medical Arts neighborhood, 912-480-0212, www.savannahbabyco.com, Savannah Baby Company is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser
FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY KID-FRIENDLY EVENTS, VISIT SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GUIDE HERE. OR VISIT OUR ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR HERE.

Earn art-related Girl Scout badges @ Scribble Art Studios, Pooler & Savannah

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Attention Brownie & Girl Scout troop leaders!

Your troops can earn their art-related badges at Scribble Art Studios in Savannah & Pooler.

A variety of artists are available for instruction, demos and discussion. Girls can create their own works of art while learning from artists who are active in the community! For more information, contact 912-323-0123 or email ScribbleArtStudio@hotmail.com

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, birthday parties, adult art parties. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates . For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at 912-323-0123 or email ScribbleArtStudio@hotmail.com . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE kid-friendly performances of “A Christmas Carol” @ various Live Oak Public Library branches

Thursday, November 29th, 2012
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Hampstead Stage Company Presents “A Christmas Carol” The charming, classic tale by Charles Dickens is brought to life by professional actors, with some audience participation. Join Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the Spirits of Christmas for a timeless holiday treat for all ages. FREE!
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432 Saturday, Dec. 1, 3 p.m.
Hinesville Library, 368-4003 Monday, Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m.
Bull Street Library, 652-3630 Monday, Dec. 3, 4 p.m.
Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864 Tuesday, Dec. 4, 11 a.m.
Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305 Tuesday, Dec. 4, 4:30 p.m.
West Broad Library, 232-6395 Wednesday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m.
Rincon Library, 826-2222 Wednesday, Dec. 5, 4:30 p.m.
Pooler Library, 748-0471 Thursday, Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m.
Islands Library, 897-6233 Thursday, Dec. 6, 4 p.m.

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY KID-FRIENDLY EVENTS, VISIT SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GUIDE HERE.

FREE kid-friendly performances of “A Christmas Carol” at various Live Oak library branches

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Christmas_Holly_by_Roscofox.jpeg

Hampstead Stage Company Presents “A Christmas Carol” The charming, classic tale by Charles Dickens is brought to life by professional actors, with some audience participation.  Join Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the Spirits of Christmas for a timeless holiday treat for all ages. FREE!
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432 Saturday, Dec. 1, 3 p.m.
Hinesville Library, 368-4003 Monday, Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m.
Bull Street Library, 652-3630 Monday, Dec. 3, 4 p.m.
Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864 Tuesday, Dec. 4, 11 a.m.
Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305 Tuesday, Dec. 4, 4:30 p.m.
West Broad Library, 232-6395 Wednesday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m.
Rincon Library, 826-2222 Wednesday, Dec. 5, 4:30 p.m.
Pooler Library, 748-0471 Thursday, Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m.
Islands Library, 897-6233 Thursday, Dec. 6, 4 p.m.

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY KID-FRIENDLY EVENTS, VISIT SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GUIDE HERE.  OR VISIT OUR ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR HERE.

Holiday gift cards available at Pure Barre Savannah; SouthernMamas.com discount

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Pure Barre in Savannah- the fastest, most effective way to change the shape of your body -  has gift cards this holiday season available for purchase online here or in-store.  Questions? Contact us at 912.665.1129 or savannah@purebarre.com

SouthernMamas.com readers receive a 10% discount on classes!

Pure Barre opens in Savannah is at 5521 Abercorn Street, Suite # 500.

View schedule/prices and sign up for classes by clicking here. (Be sure to click over to Nov. 1)

SouthernMamas.com readers receive 10% off! When registering for classes online, enter ‘soma10′ as the promotion code in the online store. This 10% discount can be used three times, does not apply to gift cards and expires January 5, 2013.

The Pure Barre technique uses small isometric movements at the ballet barre set to motivating music, Pure Barre lifts your seat, tones your thighs, abs and arms and burns fat in record breaking time.

Clients see results in just 10 classes, lose inches in weeks and have fun doing it!

Like Pure Barre Savannah on Facebook here.

Pure Barre Savannah, 5521 Abercorn Street, Suite # 500, Savannah, 31405 Emailsavannah@purebarre.com , http://purebarre.com Pure Barre Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

You’re invited: Savannah Children’s Choir presents annual holiday concert, Holiday Radio Hour

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

The Savannah Children’s Choir will present their annual holiday concert, titled the “Holiday Radio Hour” on Sunday, December 9 at 4 p.m. at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 E. Henry Street (corner of Waters Avenue).

The box office will open at 3 p.m., and tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students, seniors and military personnel.

Using the framework of an old-time radio show, the concert features the Primary, Preparatory and Premier choirs of the Savannah Children’s Choir, and songs from around the world and throughout time, and even includes participation from the “studio audience”!

Join the SCC for this family-friendly holiday tradition.

For more information, go to www.savannahchoir.org .

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY KID-FRIENDLY EVENTS, VISIT OUR ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GUIDE HERE.

SkateFest public ice skating Dec. 8-Jan. 6 @ Savannah Civic Center (Closed Christmas Day)

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Public ice skating returns to Savannah Civic Center Dec. 8 – Jan. 6

SkateFest, the yearly public ice skating event at the Savannah Civic Center, kicks off on Saturday, December 8, and runs daily (except Christmas Day) through Sunday, January 6.

The popular family friendly, alcohol free activity takes place in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Arena. It is co-sponsored by Coca Cola and WSAV TV.

With three to six public skating sessions daily, SkateFest is convenient for everyone. Each SkateFest session is 1.5 hours long. A calendar of each day’s session times is above.

SkateFest is closed on December 25 for Christmas.

New this year, a concession stand will be open in the Civic Center Main Lobby between sessions during SkateFest hours.

Admission to SkateFest is $7.00 per person for skaters and spectators. Skate rental is included in the admission fee. Skaters may opt to bring their own skates. No lockers are available for shoe storage and the Savannah Civic Center is not responsible for lost items.

SkateFest passes good for five (5) sessions are available for $30. Discounted group ticket sales are available for groups of 15 or more by calling the group sales line.

In addition to the public sessions, several “schools only” daytime skating sessions will be held December 10 – 14, and December 17 – 19. Schools may purchase discounted tickets for those sessions by calling the group sales line.

For more information:
SkateFest general information: 912-651-6615 (recorded info line)
Group sales line: 912-651-3062 (group discount sales, schools-only sessions, other
questions)
Email: SkateFest301@gmail.com

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY KID-FRIENDLY EVENTS, VISIT OUR ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GUIDE HERE.

FREE Christmas for Kids Celebration, City Market, Savannah, Dec. 8

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Bring the family to City Market for fun-filled activities including cookie decorating, making ornaments to take home, facepainting, a petting zoo, photos with Father Christmas in the Carriage Tours of Savannah Cinderella carriage, and a choir performance.

Please bring an unwrapped toy to drop off in the Holiday Hope collection box.

The annual Christmas For Kids celebration starts at 11 AM and lasts until 2 PM Sat. Dec. 8 2012.

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY KID-FRIENDLY EVENTS, VISIT OUR ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GUIDE HERE.

FREE Christmas For Kids Celebration @ City Market, Savannah, Dec. 8

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Bring the family to City Market for fun-filled activities including cookie decorating, making ornaments to take home, facepainting, a petting zoo, photos with Father Christmas in the Carriage Tours of Savannah Cinderella carriage, and a choir performance.

Please bring an unwrapped toy to drop off in the Holiday Hope collection box.

The annual Christmas For Kids celebration starts at 11 AM and lasts until 2 PM Sat. Dec. 8 2012.

Savannah City Market, 219 W. Bryan St., Savannah, 31401

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY KID-FRIENDLY EVENTS, VISIT OUR ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GUIDE HERE. 

SkateFest public ice skating at Savannah Civic Center, Dec. 8-Jan.6 2012

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Public ice skating returns to Savannah Civic Center Dec. 8 – Jan. 6

SkateFest, the yearly public ice skating event at the Savannah Civic Center, kicks off on Saturday, December 8, and runs daily (except Christmas Day) through Sunday, January 6.

The popular family friendly, alcohol free activity takes place in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Arena. It is co-sponsored by Coca Cola and WSAV TV.

With three to six public skating sessions daily, SkateFest is convenient for everyone. Each SkateFest session is 1.5 hours long. A calendar of each day’s session times is above.

SkateFest is closed on December 25 for Christmas.

New this year, a concession stand will be open in the Civic Center Main Lobby between sessions during SkateFest hours.

Admission to SkateFest is $7.00 per person for skaters and spectators. Skate rental is included in the admission fee. Skaters may opt to bring their own skates. No lockers are available for shoe storage and the Savannah Civic Center is not responsible for lost items.

SkateFest passes good for five (5) sessions are available for $30. Discounted group ticket sales are available for groups of 15 or more by calling the group sales line.

In addition to the public sessions, several “schools only” daytime skating sessions will be held December 10 – 14, and December 17 – 19. Schools may purchase discounted tickets for those sessions by calling the group sales line.

For more information:
SkateFest general information: 912-651-6615 (recorded info line)
Group sales line: 912-651-3062 (group discount sales, schools-only sessions, other
questions)
Email: SkateFest301@gmail.com

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY KID-FRIENDLY EVENTS, VISIT SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GUIDE HERE. OR VISIT OUR ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR HERE.

You’re invited: Savannah Children’s Choir presents annual holiday concert, Holiday Radio Hour

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

The Savannah Children’s Choir will present their annual holiday concert, titled the “Holiday Radio Hour” on Sunday, December 9 at 4 p.m. at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 E. Henry Street (corner of Waters Avenue).

The box office will open at 3 p.m., and tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students, seniors and military personnel.

Using the framework of an old-time radio show, the concert features the Primary, Preparatory and Premier choirs of the Savannah Children’s Choir, and songs from around the world and throughout time, and even includes participation from the “studio audience”!

Join the SCC for this family-friendly holiday tradition.

For more information, go to www.savannahchoir.org .

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SouthernMamas.com Giveaway: Nourish natural bath products gift basket

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

We can put a man on the moon, but we still haven’t figured out scratch ’n’ sniff online posts. Which is really a pity, because if we could, you’d be swooning over all the yummy smells you experience every time you walk into Nourish, a mood-shifting boutique teeming with handmade, all-natural bath and body products.

Products from Nourish– with retail stores in downtown Savannah & on Hilton Head Is. – are all made in Savannah; are all-natural & good for your skin; and, as a result, make perfect, affordable gifts.

Nourish is committed to being green. Nourish products contain:
• no parabens
• no sodium lauryl sulphate or sodium laureth sulfate
• no animal products
• no petroleum
• no harsh detergents
• no mineral oil

Pop the top on Nourish’s Fountain of Youth facial moisturizer and free the essences of aloe, shea butter and rosehip oil along with subtly scented essential oils from rosewood, vetiver and clary sage, which combine with essential vitamins, like A and D, to give skin a long-lasting drink and repair cells.

Toss some Savannah Garden glycerin soap into the tub and be taken away by a warm floral bouquet of rich, nourishing aloe and coconut oil, which provide vitamins and nutrients to restore your spirit and your skin.

Nourish also carries baby products such as their popular two-in-one baby shampoo & body wash which has no detergents or harsh chemicals to irritate baby’s sensitive skin. This new recipe includes pure distilled water, coconut oil and olive oil for a wash that’s gentle, effective and 100% biodegradable.

Lucky for you, Nourish is giving away one of their popular large gift baskets (value $85) to a SouthernMamas.com reader. You’ve got to enter this giveaway! Enter to win by liking Nourish on Facebook here & on their FB wall, tell us your favorite Nourish product to give as a gift or which one you’d like to give as a gift after checking out their Web site here.

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Nourish’s large gift baskets contain all the makings for many perfect Spa Days: 2 bars of handmade soap, a 3 oz shea butter salt scrub, a shea butter lotion, 3 shea butter bath fizzies, small glass jar soy candle, a slice of handmade glycerin soap , cotton soap bag, liquid soap – all arranged in a lovely handmade seagrass basket.

Deadline to enter is Dec. 16. We’ll announce the winner here & on our SouthernMamas.com Facebook page. Meanwhile, check out Nourish’s goodies online here &share what you like best on the Nourish Facebook wall!

Nourish in Savannah & Hilton Head Is.
Downtown Savannah, 202 West Broughton Street, Georgia 31401, 912.232.3213
Hilton Head Island, Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Suite E1, SC 29928, 843.785.3213
email: swalker@nourishsavannah.com
https://www.nourishsavannah.com/
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Musikgarten Studio 2424 opens new program at Averitt Center, Statesboro

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Studio 2424 announces the grand opening of MusikGarten family music sessions for toddlers and babies at the Averitt Center in Statesboro starting in 2013, in addition to the classes offered in Savannah.

Registration is now until Jan 3rd, for the session beginning January 10th. Register for classes here.

The class sessions are designed to nurture children’s music aptitude by engaging them with their families in singing and movement activities which help attune the ear, refine the voice, and develop an ease with rhythmical movement and expression. Instrumental activities range from marking simple rhythms with sticks, chimes and drums, to singing and playing strings and keyboards from notation. Details about classes here.

FREE preview classes! Curriculum for homeschoolers and nursery schools also available.

Register for classes here.

To sign up for a free preview class, click here.

Musikgarten Studio 2424 also offers parent-and-me classes for ages 0-5 at 10 AM & 4:30 PM every Wednesday at Monkey Joe’s, 311 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah. Pre-register at www.gmwmg.com

Studio 2424 – Music is FUNdamental: Come over and PLAY! Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head, Statesboro tel: 912-434-1604 or 866-645-7501, http://www.gmwmg.com Studio 2424 is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Best holiday lights displays/home decorations in Savannah 2012

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Best local holiday light displays.  Planning on driving around and checking out the best local holiday house decorations? From giant Santa snow globes to computerized Christmas lights animated with music, we have your guide to local home holiday light displays.

Displays not to be missed include:

1. The Whitemarsh Island home of the Kesslers. In the Battery point subdivision at 105 Mapmaker Lane: computerized “dancing” lights display animated with music. Lights choreographed to blink, twink and fade in red, blue, green and white, in sync with a custom-mixed soundtrack of holiday tunes.

2. A beloved old-fashioned holiday yard display that on certain nights features hot chocolate for visitors and even Santa visits at 512 Gordonston Ave., Savannah.(UPDATE: on 12/1/12 this display was still in the prep stages & not ready yet. But this favorite is expected to be up again & glowing this season!)

Ones that we haven’t checked out yet this year but in the past have been great. We’ve been told many of these are still brillant this year.
• 711 South Drive
• 202 Blue Marlin Drive in Seagate, Whitemarsh Island
• 203 Windsor Road, Windsor Forest
• 18 Cutler Drive, Georgetown area (in the same area, drive down Lions Gate (also in Georgetown), there are several brightly-decorated homes as well as a house on Waynesboro)
• 136 Chimney Road, Rincon
• 13008 Largo Drive, Windsor Forest
116 Community Road in Faulkville Lakeside Farms
• 16 Godley Park Way in Pooler
• 504 E. 52 St

PUBLIC HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAYS, SAVANNAH

December Nights & Holiday Lights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah. Details here.

Savannah Harbor of Lights Festival @ Road Course on Hutchinson Is. Details here.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS WORTH THE DRIVE!

Harbour Town Lights, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Is. FREE. Details here

Lights Before (& After) Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia, S.C. Details here.

Holiday Festival of Lights 2012, Charleston S.C. Details here

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights @ Atlanta Botanical Garden. Through Jan. 5 2013. Details here.

Holiday Toy/Games Sale @ Barnett Educational Supplies; 10% off special items

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

For 25 days in December, Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah will promote a particular item each day and offer a 10% discount on that particular product.

The products will be announced the Monday before the sale. This will allow the parents and grandparents time to decide when to stop by the store the next day to get the product.

Check out the 10% off items above.

Shop Local, Shop Barnett!

Please like Barnett on Facebook here to stay updated on their sales.

Store hours: Mon – Fri: 9 AM-7 PM; Sat: 10 AM-5 PM.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, email barneduc@bellsouth.net www.barnetteducationalsupplies.com , Barnett Educational Supplies is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

“It’s A Wonderful Life” @ Lucas Theatre, Savannah

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

 

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

 

​Friday, December 14 at 7 p.m.

Presented by the Lucas Theatre
Released in 1946, the film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community would be had he never been born.  The film also stars Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore.
The film has since been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made, and also placed number one on its list of the most inspirational American films of all time.
Tickets are $5 each, general admission, available by calling 912-525-5050 or online.  This film is eligible for use with the Lucas Theatre Movie Pass.

 

Discount: a holiday special on teeth whitening from Savannah dentist Dr. Steven Berwitz

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Savannah dentist Steven G. Berwitz, DMD is offering this fabulous deal to our SouthernMamas.com readers: a holiday teeth whitening special for SouthernMamas.com readers at $250 (regular cost is $375.) Be certain to mention you read about this holiday special on SouthernMamas.com when booking your appointment to receive the discount.

Dr. Berwitz also offers this reminder – end of the year dental benefits are running out and now is the time to come in for a cleaning and exam. Most insurances cover cleanings and exams at 100% and the year is almost over.

Dr. Berwitz is a Savannah-area dentist who is here to meet the dental needs of you and your entire family. He sees patients of all ages and welcomes you to make an appointment with him today by calling 912-355-5004 or visiting his web site at www.stevenberwitzdmd.com .

Steven G. Berwitz, DMD, 7805 Waters Ave., Suite 1A. For more information or to make an appointment, call (912) 355-5004. Visit the Dr. Steven Berwitz Website www.stevenberwitzdmd.com/ or email Dr. Berwitz with any questions at rebecca@stevenberwitzdmd.com

Tybee Is. Toure de Holiday Lights Bike Parade

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

We love this! The 6th Annual Tybee Island Toure de Lights.

Light up your bikes and homes and come to Tybee Island for a night of holiday fun! The Toure de Lights event will kick off at A-J’s Dockside with a bike line-up and awards ceremony, with prizes for the best bike and home decorations. The Toure de Lights parade will begin at A-J’s Dockside and end at Marlin Monroe’s.

Registration forms are available at A-J’s and Tim’s Beach Gear. All event proceeds benefit the Rising Tyde Community Food Pantry.

Saturday, December 15, 2012
Bike line-up and awards ceremony at 5 p.m.
Toure de Lights Parade at 6:30 p.m.

A-J’s Dockside Restaurant
1315 Chatham Avenue
Tybee Island, Georgia

COST: $10 entry fee. Cash or checks will be accepted. Please make checks payable to Rising Tyde Community Food Pantry.
CONTACT: 912-786-4801

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