Santa @ Oglethorpe & Savannah Malls; Holiday Train @ Savannah Mall; Dog/Cats Santa Visits at Oglethorpe Mall

Oglethorpe Mall will officially kick off the 2012 holiday season with Santa’s Arrival at Macy’s Court on November 16, 2012 from 6 to 7 p.m. This annual family-friendly event is free and open to the public, and will include face painting, giveaways and much more.

Santa’s holiday hours a@ Oglethorpe Mall
November 17-December 24, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with breaks from 1 to 2 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday hours are noon to 6 p.m. with a break from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cats & Dogs Visits with Santa
As part of a continuing tradition at Oglethorpe Mall, Santa will also welcome cats and dogs on November 19 and November 26 and on December 3, 10 and 17 from 6 to 8 p.m.

On Saturday, December 1 at 2 p.m., Habitat for Humanity Savannah and Savannah Rum Runners Bakery and Cafe will host a special Gingerbread Workshop at the soft play area in the jcpenney Court, featuring special entertainment from the Woodville Tompkins choir. Families are invited to craft their gingerbread dream house using confection sugar, candy, icing and gingerbread. Chef Meggan Hartley, a trained pastry chef and proprietor of Savannah Rum Runners Bakery and Café, will lead the workshop. A donation of $20 per participant is required. Please register in advance at 912.353.8122 or via email at

Greenbriar Children’s Center, a non-profit agency whose mission is to provide services to promote healthy development of children and families, will open its gift wrapping center in Macy’s Court on Saturday, December 1 and will continue through Christmas Eve.

This holiday season, children ages three to seven are also invited to participate in the Oglethorpe Mall’s Junior Security Officer Badge Program. Mall Security Officers will hand out official security badges to children willing to help “patrol” the mall as their parents shop. Ask a security officer for more information about this fun children’s program.

Oglethorpe Mall will also host the Elf Academy, a special event for military families on Saturday, December 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children of active duty military parents are welcome to participate in a variety of take-home crafts, special giveaways, face painting, and more.

Through the end of the year, all coins placed in the mall fountains located at Center Court, Macy’s Court and the jcpenney Court, will be donated to the Greenbriar Children’s Center.

Savannah Mall
Santa Arrives at Savannah Mall Sat. November 17. He will be @ Dillard’s Court.

Santa’s Hours @ Savannah Mall:
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm (breaks 2pm – 2:30pm and 5pm – 5:30pm)

Savannah Mall’s Holiday Train will be in Center Court from Nov. 16 to Jan. 6. Train rides are $2 per person.

Santaland @ Bass Pro Shops, Savannah Mall
Free photos with Santa, free crafts
Now through Dec. 24
More info here.

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