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Plan your holiday party @ The Melting Pot of Savannah

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Places to host Savannah Holiday parties Melting Pot Savannah
You’re invited to an Ugly Holiday Sweater Party @ The Melting Pot of Savannah.

Ugly Holiday Sweater Party, Sun. Dec. 13 2015

There is nothing better than good friends, fondue and a tempting martini. The Melting Post of Savannah will feature a themed Ugly Sweater Party in December. So pull out your best/worst Holiday sweater and come ready to celebrate the season. Those guests who participate will receive complementary chocolate with their 4-course purchase. *not valid with any other offer, discount, or promotion.

Plan Your Holiday Party at the Melting Pot of Savannah

Allow The Melting Pot of Savannah to assist you with all of your holiday planning. From private parties with family & friends to corporate luncheons & events, The Melting Pot has all the ingredients to make your party both spectacular & memorable.

Three course fondue parties starting at $23 per person (4-courses from $32.95). Please call for more details. Book a party of 13 or more and receive a $50 DIP card for yourself.

Book a party by calling The Melting Pot of Savannah (912) 349-5676

The Melting Pot, 232 E. Broughton St. Savannah, Ga 31401 tel: 912-349-5676 for reservations,www.meltingpot.com/savannah  The Melting Pot of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Drop off your kids at Holiday Open Studio, Savannah

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Drop and shop open studio in Savannah Get everything done this holiday season with the help of Holiday Open Studio at Scribble Art Studio in Savannah,

This December 2015, drop your child off @ Scribble Art Studio @ 212 E. 37th St. Savannah to do some holiday art while you take care of errands, shopping or cooking.

Scribble is offering Open Studio hours to make holiday shopping/cleaning/cooking easier for parents.

Open Studio requires no registration, parents can just drop off kids for an hour or so, kids get to choose from 5 adorable Holiday Art Kits ($15 each).

Learn more here.

For more info, call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

Scribble Art Studio, 212 E. 37th St. Savannah, GA 31401. Scribble also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

 

50% Clearance Sale @ Once Upon A Child, Savannah

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Holiday Sale Once Upon A Child Savannah Starting Saturday December 5, 2015 @ Once Upon A Child Savannah: All Marked Clearance Apparel Now 50% Off!*

*Offer ends December 18, 2015.  Not valid with any other offer.

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Sell. Buy. Repeat.

1100 Eisenhower Drive
Savannah, GA 31406
912-351-0555
www.onceuponachild.com

Once Upon A Child Savannah, 1100 Eisenhower Drive, Eisenhower Square, Savannah, 31406 tel: 912-351-0555, www.onceuponachildsavannah.com/  Once Upon A Child Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

20% off all online orders during Cyber Week @ Gigi’s Cupcakes Savannah

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Cyber Week 20% discount at Gigi's Cupcakes Savannah This week Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah  is offering 20% off online orders ALL WEEK LONG.

Forget Cyber Monday. It’s Cyber WEEK at Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah  Mon. Nov. 30-Sun. Dec. 6.

Get 20% OFF your online order. Use discount code JOY2015.

Order online at www.gigiscupcakesusa.com/orderahead

Gigi’s is also featuring a new menu just for the month of December. See it here,

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah is at 5521 Abercorn St., across from the Publix Twelve Oaks Shopping Center.

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah, 5521 Abercorn St, Suite 100,  912.349.2778 or email savannahga@gigiscupcakesusa.com , www.gigiscupcakesusa.com/savannahgeorgia. On Facebook here. Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah is a SouthernMamas advertiser. 

Holiday TV Specials 2015

Monday, November 30th, 2015

TV Christmas specials Rudolph Savannah 2015Ready for your annual Burl Ives fix?

Here’s the 2015 TV holiday classic specials wrap-up:

— “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, CBS. The 1964 special in which Rudolph and buddies Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Misfit Toys rescue Christmas, with narrator Burl Ives’ dulcet tones an added bonus.

— “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, NBC. The Dr. Seuss tale of a hostile hermit who threatens Whoville’s joy is narrated by Boris Karloff, who also voices the dastardly Grinch in the 1966 program.

_  “Toy Story That Time Forgot” 8 p.m. and “Shrek the Halls” 8:30 p.m. on Thursdsay, Dec. 3 ABC.

_ “It’s a Wonderful Life,” 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, NBC. Filmmaker Frank Capra’s holiday fable starring James Stewart and Donna Reed has been reminding audiences about what’s important in life since 1946.

— “The Little Drummer Boy,” 12 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, ABC Family. Young Aaron, who can’t afford to buy a present for baby Jesus, discovers that nothing is better than the gift of music.

— “Miracle on 34th Street,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, AMC. Santa Claus goes to court and a little girl stands by his story in the 1947 movie starring Edmund Gwen, Maureen O’Hara and Natalie Wood as the young believer in St. Nick.

— “White Christmas,” 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, AMC. Bing Crosby croons the title song and Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen add to the festivities at a struggling Vermont inn in need of help.

_ “A Christmas Story,” 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, TBS. A boy and a longed-for BB gun make for holiday cheer in writer Jean Shepherd’s wry 1983 tale that stars Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon and Darren McGavin.

_ “It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown” ABC 8 PM , “A Charlie Brown Christmas” ABC 9PM Thurs. Dec. 24

_ “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown” ABC 8PM & “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year” ABC 9PM Mon. Dec. 28

Of course, ABC Family airs 25 days of Christmas specials like “The Year Without A Santa Claus”, “Santa Claus is Coming To Town” and more throughout December so your kids can watch all the classics & new holiday specials anytime. See the schedule here.

Kindermusik Savannah December monthly play date & new weekly classes

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Kindermusik Savannah music toddlersKindermusik in Savannah   announces December monthly play date theme and new December weekly classes.

Join Kindermusik in Savannah with 88 Keys Piano for December’s play date: “Ring-a-ling and Sing!”

Come explore the wonder of bells as we sing, play instruments, move, listen, read stories and more.

All participants receive the Kindermusik class, an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs, and a bonus gift (valued at $10) at the end of class. Class is open to newborns through 7 years old.

Class cost: $15, and siblings pay only $5. Enroll online @  www.88keysga.com/Kindermusik .

Weekly Kindermusik Classes

Brand new Kindermusik in Savannah  December themes begin Monday, December 7.

Babies meet at 9:20am for “Old MacDonald” and toddlers ages 2+ meet at 10:15am for “Silly All Over.”

Call for more info: 912.988.KEYS (5397) or enroll online at  www.88keysga.com/Kindermusik 

Piano sale

December Special only: 88 KEYS PIANO offers $100 off any piano marked over $900.00. Pianos include delivery, set up and one complimentary tuning.

All enrolled weekly Kindermusik families automatically always get an additional 10% off any piano for sale.

Make 88 Keys Piano your one stop shop for your child’s early musical education.

Instruments, singing, dancing, books, movement and more- it’s Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) www.88keysga.com/Kindermusik  Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Affordable Holiday Portrait Sessions with Emma Hopson Photography, Savannah

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Holiday family children portraits with Emma Hopson Savannah Photographer Sign up for your HOLIDAY PORTRAIT session with Savannah photographer Emma Hopson!

$75 for 30 minute sessions with up to 20 minimally retouched hi res digital files.

Contact Emma today at: emma.hopson@gmail.com. See more of her amazing work here. 

Emma Hopson Photography, email emma.hopson@gmail.com, www.emmahopson.com Emma Hopson Photography is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah Holidays 2015: Children/Family Events (Santa photos, Christmas parades, The Nutcracker, Skatefest)

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Holidays Christmas 2014 Kids Events Savannah Hilton Head Is.

Enjoy the Holiday Season 2015 in Savannah & surrounding area by checking out our Savannah Holidays & Winter Fun Guide 2015.

This list will be updated throughout the season. To stay updated, visit our Savannah Holidays Fun 2015 Guide by clicking here & bookmark the page.

 

Bluffton Christmas Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting 2015

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Bluffton Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting Bluffton’s Christmas Tree Lighting: 5PM Fri. Dec. 4 (includes presentation by the M.C. Riley Chorus & a visit from Santa)

Light up the Night on Calhoun St. 3-8PM Fri. Dec. 4 (includes free rides aboard Old Town Trolley’s Holly Jolly Holiday Trolley from 5-8 p.m. Featuring live holiday music from 4-7 p.m., with the Town Hall Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5 p.m., a presentation by the M.C. Riley Chorus and a visit from Santa. Shops will be open late.) More details here. 

Bluffton’s Christmas Parade: 10AM Sat. Dec. 5 (See the parade route here.)

Special holiday gift: Toy Portraits by Scribble Art Studio

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Toy portraits kids gift suggestions Savannah

We all had our favorite toys.

Imagine if you had a way to capture your love for that treasured toy forever.

This holiday season, Scribble Art Studio in Savannah is offering this special holiday gift: toy portraits. Scribble will paint your child’s (or your) beloved toy.

Preserve and celebrate your child’s (or your) special relationship with childhood toys with a one-of-a-kind, original painting.

Perfect for kids and adults.

Each portrait is an original acrylic 11″ x 14″ painting.

For more details, click here or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com or call 912.713.7376.

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Savannah Art Classes for Kids

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah offers a colorful array of art classes for kids during early winter 2015.

Join class sessions anytime.

To register, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

Savannah location: 212 E 37th St, Savannah, 31401

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Reindeer Run 2015 & other Savannah runs

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

6thannualBe healthy, have run & support a great cause.

Run this holiday race against bullies: The Reindeer Run, Sat. Dec. 19 @ the Savannah Trade and Convention Center,

Adults and youth are invited to run an 8K, at 9AM and younger children will enjoy a kiddie race beginning at 8:45AM.

All youth over the age of 10 are encouraged to raise funds for their $25 race entry fee, which includes a T-shirt, food, and post-race festivities. Prizes will be award to youth with most funds raised.

The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) is hosting the 6th Annual Savannah Reindeer Run (8K), sponsored by the Savannah Trade & Convention Center.  The Savannah Reindeer Run will benefit anti-bully awareness activity provided by the Prevention Education program at RCC.

Register online here. 

The race includes games and activities;  a Kids Zone and costume contest, a “Best Holiday Cookie” contest.

Other upcoming Savannah runs include:

United Way Turkey Trot, Daffin Park on Thanksgiving Nov. 26 sponsored by SouthCoast Health. Details here. 

Brain & Brawn 5K combines running & STEM activities on Whitemarsh Is, Savannah, Dec. 12. Details here.

Savannah Holidays 2015: December Nights & Holiday Lights 2015 @ Coastal Ga. Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Dec Nights-Holiday Lights (3)December Nights & Holiday Lights 2015 @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah.

Enjoy well over a half-million sparkling lights on select evenings from the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve at this stroller-friendly holiday tradition.

Nov. 27 – 29 (Fri. – Sun.)
Dec. 2 – 6 (Wed. – Sun.)
Dec. 9 – 13 (Wed. – Sun)
Dec. 16 – 24 (nightly)

6 to 9 pm

$8 per person (ages 13 and older)***
$5 per child 3 to 12 years
Infants (ages 2 and under) FREE

***$5 Wednesday Nights (ages 3 to 103)

Cash or Credit Card accepted

Embark on a casual self-guided leisurely walking tour through differently themed garden areas. View white reindeer among green-glistening timber bamboo, a snowflake-accented 18-foot holly Christmas tree, an allee of glistening white trees, a rainbow arch-tunnel, the Orchid House roof aglow in red and green light, a Nativity scene with a deep blue background, blue Stars of David, white trumpeting angels in a bed of champagne gold lights, green and white lights around an illuminated fountain in the Rose Garden, glowing willow trees in the Mediterranean Garden, giant red poinsettias, and a candy-inspired children’s experience in our Cottage Garden for just a sampling.

New in 2015: a model train display under the Conference Center’s cathedral ceiling. This choo-choo experience is presented by the Coastal Rail Buffs and is included in your Holiday Lights admission.

December Nights & Holiday Lights 2014 Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens Savannah

CGBG is a tobacco-free University of Georgia property. No smoking, chewing tobacco or e-cigarettes allowed outdoors or in buildings. No pets allowed at December Nights & Holiday Lights.

December Nights & Holiday Lights encompasses at least six acres from the new Visitor’s Center to our Rose Garden, Orchid House, Crapemyrtle Allee, White Garden and beyond! Note: Rain will cause illuminated displays to fail, so there may be cancellations or early closings based on the weather forecast. It’s best to come out during a stretch of fair weather rather than wait until the last few nights (the last two years rain prompted closures on Christmas Eve).

The majority of the Holiday Lights experience is stroller and wheelchair friendly (there are two lawn areas illuminated). For the enjoyment and safety of all around the illuminated displays, please no flash photography.

Spirited music also fills the air, sometimes with live performances by local vocal or instrumental groups in the Great Hall of the Visitors Center. Visit with Santa Claus and take photos on Saturday evenings and even Mrs. Claus will stop by to lead a storytime for kids on select evenings.

Stop by Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen for sweet snacks. Local 4-H groups or other non-profits will have goodies and hot drinks for purchase (and all proceeds go to their various programs).

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, www.coastalgeorgiabg.org, 2 Canebrake Road Savannah, Ga. 31419, (912) 921-5460 e-mail: coastal@uga.edu, On Facebook here. Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Free Dove Street Festival of Lights on Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Holiday lIght displays Lowcountry Bluffton Hilton Head Island Free Dove Street Festival of Lights on Hilton Head Island
This tastefully tacky light display has been Hilton Head Island holiday tradition for over 20 years. The 2015 season includes a 30-foot tree; the new Shelter Cove Community Park; and more than 75,000 lights. There’s also fake snow nightly entertainment, shopping and food available for purchase
Sat, Nov 21-Sat, Jan 2
Shelter Cove Towne Centre
40 Shelter Cove Ln
Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928
Details here. 

More Family Holiday Events on Hilton Head Is.

Free Gregg Russell Thanksgiving Concert
Friday, November 27; 7:30-9pm
Join us under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town for a very special Gregg Russell Thanksgiving concert for the entire family, as well as the official lighting of the Harbour Town Christmas tree. Details here. 

Caramel Apple Festival
Saturday, November 28; 1-3pm
Bring the family to Heritage Farm in Sea Pines Resort for a fun afternoon of fall activities, including caramel apples, games, crafts and more. Rates vary based on activities. (843) 842-1979. Details here. 

Harbour Town Lights
Friday, November 27-Friday, January 1
Enjoy the lights. Stroll along the harbour and enjoy the illuminated seasonal figures, with the centerpiece being a towering Christmas tree. Harbour Town is the perfect place for families to be this holiday season with live entertainment and activities. The official tree lighting will take place just prior to the Gregg Russell concert on Friday, November 27 at 7:30pm. Details here. 

Outdoor Movie – ‘A Christmas Story’ in Harbour Town
Saturday, December 19; 7pm
Get into the holiday spirit by watching this classic movie under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town in Sea Pines Resort. Bench seating will be provided and admission is complimentary with the donation of a canned good for Deep Well. A fire pit and s’mores will also be available. (843) 842-1979. Details here. 

Free Gregg Russell Holiday Concert in Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island
Wed. Dec. 23, 7:30-9PM
Under the Liberty Oak in Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island icon Gregg Russell will play guitar and sing holiday songs for children and adults. Kids make homemade signs in hopes of being picked by Gregg Russell to sing a song. Santa will make an appearance after the concert.
Harbour Town
Hilton Head Is. SC 29928. Details here. 

Everyone’s An Artist studio in Pooler offers Studio Drop-off & Black Friday for Kids

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Art studio Pooler birthday parties kids art classes Everyone's An Artist

Pooler parents, there’s a new art studio in Pooler: Everyone’s An Artist studio at 115 Canal St. in Pooler.

Need something for the kids to do while they’re out of school next week for Thanksgiving break?

Studio drop-off: Drop in Monday through Wednesday Nov. 23-Nov. 25 between 10AM-1PM for Thanksgiving and Fall crafts. Call for more info: 912-755-4567

Black Friday for Kids: Let Everyone’s An Artist studio keep the sleepy kids busy on Fri. Nov. 27 while you go out to hit the big sales.

Crafts, movies, breakfast, and fun! 5AM-9AM. Cost $50/child or $80/siblings. Call to register: 912-755-4567

Everyone’s An Artist studio, 115 Canal St. Pooler, offers group & private art classes, birthday parties, kids’ movie nights, adult art parties & more. On Facebook here. Everyone’s An Artist studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Savannah Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Kidding Around Yoga Training Savannah

Get trained & certified to teach kids yoga in Savannah with Kidding Around Yoga. 

Kidding Around Yoga is designed for anyone who loves to work with kids. With it, you can start your own kid-centered yoga business, enrich your adult classes, bring something special to your academic classroom, or even introduce your own family to the benefits and joys of yoga.

This training can enhance your career and change your life.

Savannah Training
Dec. 5-Dec. 6
9:30AM – 5PM
Branches Yoga
2424 Drayton St. #B
Savannah, GA 31401

Discounts available including half-off for all school employees. Register online here. 

Kidding Around Yoga is registered through the Yoga Alliance. Certified Yoga instructors can earn CEUs through our program.

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Kidding Around Yoga Kids’ Night Out, Dec. 4

Learn more about Kidding Around Yoga and Yoga for Small Spaces/Chair Yoga! Arts and Crafts, Refreshments and more!

Cost: $15 per child TWO children for $25. Bring a NEW toy for Greenbrier Children Center in Savannah and RECEIVE $5 off! Ages 5 to 12.

Kids Night Out is presented by Lynn Geddes of Yoga Me Fit, LLC. @ Branches Yoga Educational Center, 2424 Drayton St. #B
Savannah, GA 31401.

Kids Night Out Dec 4 2015 6 pm to 8 pm

Kidding Around Yoga provides an amazing curriculum designed to motivate children to be active, build confidence, and manage the spectrum of emotions that they experience in their day-to-day activities. KAY is a stress management program for kids. This amazing system incorporates cardiovascular conditioning, fun and original music, plus all the traditional benefits of Yoga; meditation, breathing techniques, singing, peace and deep relaxation.

Kids Night Out is presented by Lynn Geddes of Yoga Me Fit, LLC. She is located in the Branches Yoga Educational Center and provides classes, private sessions, workshops, retreats and events.

For those looking for unique events that offer education and value to your child’s life this will be an experience they will truly benefit from. Branches Yoga known for it’s popular sanctuary space hosts educational and up close high caliber special events that offers intimate and unique experiences.

The event will offer mindful awareness practices, musical activity with yoga poses, yoga class, arts and crafts(gift making), Toe-ga game, healthy snack and drink while sharing the benefits of eating FRESH WHOLE FOODS that come from the ground.

Check out the FB Event Page “Kids Night Out” Featuring “Kidding Around Yoga. Click here for more information.

Kidding Around Yoga, http://kiddingaroundyoga.com/,  855-KID-YOGA, On Facebook here.  Kidding Around Yoga is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah Children’s Choir Holiday Concert, Dec. 6

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

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Congratulations to Roger Moss & the Savannah Children’s Choir on being named Grand Marshals with Santa this year in the Dec. 5 Savannah Waterfront Association’s Lighted Christmas Parade.

Roger Moss is an accomplished performer and community leader and co-founder and Director of Development for the Savannah Children’s Choir.

The choral organization is a community supported non-profit whose mission is to unite, mentor and transform Savannah’s children into responsible, creative, and confident leaders through excellence in choral performance and music education.

The lighted parade starts at 5:30PM Dec. 5 on the west end of River Street and will travel throughout downtown, ending in City Market.

This year’s parade will have over 40 community groups and businesses with multiple units of decorated cars, trucks, floats, and trolleys. Even the walking groups are wrapped in Christmas lights.

Savannah Children’s Choir 10th annual Holiday Concert

On Sun. Dec. 6 at 3PM, the Savannah Children’s Choir will present their 10th annual Holiday Concert at the historic Lucas Theatre.

Start off you holiday season on the right note with this annual tradition, which brings together Savannahians and visitors together in a family-friendly concert celebrating the sounds of the season.

Tickets, which may be purchased at the Savannah Box Office online or by calling (912) 525-5050, are VIP Reserved ($50) and Reserved ($25) and General Admission Adult ($10) and General Admission Student/Child ($5).

For more information, visit SavannahChoir.org.