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Savannah Holidays 2016: Free Holiday Movies @ Lucas Theatre, Dec. 9 & 10, Savannah

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Wonderful Life in Savannah free movies The Lucas Theatre for the Arts in downtown Savannah will show the following movies for free, but you’re asked to donate new toys, non-perishable items or pet supplies.

SCROOGED (FREE)
FRI. DEC. 9, 8PM
PRESENTED BY THE LUCAS THEATRE
In this modern take on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.

Rated PG 13. 1 hour 41 minutes.

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (FREE)
SAT. DEC. 10, 8PM
PRESENTED BY THE LUCAS THEATRE
After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.

Rated PG. 2 hours and 15 minutes.

These are free screenings to benefit the Build a Bridge Foundation of Georgia, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, and the Humane Society of Greater Georgia. Admission is free, but we ask that you donate new toys to the Build a Bridge Foundation of Georgia, non-perishable items to the Second Harvest, or pet supplies to the Humane Society.

Savannah Holidays 2016: Jingle Bark Stroll, Dec. 3

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Jingle Bark Stroll Coastal Pet Rescue dogs Savannah

Bring Fido to the first annual Jingle Bark Stroll in downtown Savannah, 11AM-4PM Sat. Dec. 3.

Bring your pet dressed for the holidays and enjoy an afternoon downtown picking up treats and shopping.

For a $5 donation, get a wristband and map of participating businesses, some of which will have exclusive shopping offers and discounts for participants.

Purchase online in advance (wristbands will be available at the willcall table)

Coastal Pet Rescue will also be having a silent auction and selling raffle tickets with a grand prize of an Apple Watch. Tickets:$10 for 1, $25 for 3.

Learn more here. 

Savannah photographers: Family Tides Photograpy presents private photo sessions with Santa in Savannah

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Family Tides Photography Santa Visits Savannah

 

Forget standing in long lines to have a fast chance to sit on Santa’s lap for a few quick, commercial-looking photos.

Step outside the lines and come see Santa in a private session with customized photos that will make your memories stand out.

Bring your family for The Santa Experience with Family Tides Photography in Savannah and make memories that will last a lifetime.

The REAL Santa is visiting Savannah again this Sat. Nov. 26 for an experience that your family will remember forever.  Go and grab your spot before they are all filled for this year.

Book your pre-scheduled spot for an individualized one-on-one experience where Santa and your family will interact and be photographed in a beautiful setting.

Let your Santa Experience be just that. . .uniquely yours!

Book your Santa experience here.

Family Tides Photography, 912-650-0242, email nancy@familytidesphotography.com, familytidesphotography.com, Family Tides Photography is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah Holidays 2016: Holiday Tree Lighting, Sailing with Santa, Black Friday Shop & Drop

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Savannah Holidays Children's Events Activities

Visit our Savannah Holidays 2016 Family Fun Guide here for details on the Broughton Holiday Tree Lighting, Sailing with Santa, Black Friday Drop & Shop, Free Savannah Gingerbread Village dates, Tybee Tree Lighting & Christmas Parade, Savannah Holiday Boat Parade 2016, Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade 2016 & more.

We’ll be adding holiday events to the list daily. See the Savannah Holidays 2016 Family Fun Guide here and please check back regularly for updates.

Now booking trunk shoes for Matilda Jane with Joanna Gaines in Bluffton, Okatie & Savannah Matilda Jane Clothing

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Matilda Jane Trunk Shows in Savannah, HIlton Head Is. Bluffton

 

Matilda Jane has teamed up with the talented Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s Fixer Upper to bring you a beautiful collection filled with special designs. Joanna Gaines shares the Matilda Jane passion for keeping little girls little and sharing that passion with you.

Robyn Shirley, who has been an independent Matilda Jane Trunk Keeper in South Carolina since 2008, is now booking Matilda Jane clothing with Joanna Gaines trunk shows.

To book a show in your area, email Robyn: robynS@matildajaneclothing.com

You’re invited to an upcoming show for the Joanna Gaines launch/premier:
Preview Wednesday November 30 9AM-2PM and 5-7PM
11 Okatie Road – Bluffton

Can’t make that one? There’s also a show in Vidalia, Ga
Friday December 2
3:30-5:30
Email Robyn for more information: robynS@matildajaneclothing.com

Robyn Shirley, Matilda Jane Team Leader and Trunk Keeper #124, Bluffton, SC, email RobynS@matildajaneclothing.com. Robyn Shirley is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Holidays 2016: City of Savannah offering free holiday parking Thursdays & Fridays in December

Monday, November 21st, 2016

FREE HOLIDAY PARKING

The City of Savannah is offering a holiday parking deal every Thursday and Friday in December.

The first three hours in any city-owned garage is free. Any time over three hours is the daily rate.

Garages included: Bryan Street, Liberty Street, Robinson garage on Montgomery Street, State Street Garage and the Whitaker Street Garage.

Broughton Street Holiday Tree to be installed Wed. Nov. 23

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Holidays on Broughton Savannah 2016 Christmas You can watch the installation of the 50-foot Broughton Street Holiday Tree this Wednesday in downtown Savannah before the Friday Nov. 25 holiday tree lighting & festivities.

The tree will be installed on Wed. Nov. 23, 6AM-6PM @ the corner of Broughton and Bull Streets
Savannah, GA 31401. The tree lights will be tested at 6PM.

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Holiday Tree Lighting & Festivities 

Experience the inaugural “Holidays on Broughton” kicking off with a grand celebration on Fri. Nov. 25, and festivities continuing each Saturday through Dec. 17.

The Broughton Street merriment begins Nov. 25 at 5 p.m., with the lighting of the 50-foot Broughton Street holiday tree, seasonal music performances and Santa’s arrival. The tree lighting will be at the corner of Broughton and Bull Streets.

“Holidays on Broughton” also will include:

* Santa family visits and photos Fri. Nov. 25, 5-9PM and every Saturday, 10AM-2PM, beginning Sat. Nov. 26, underneath the holiday tree.

* Each Friday and Saturday night, 6-9:30PM, digital projections will illuminate holiday scenes and celebrate the restoration of the street.

* Each Saturday, 3-6PM, the stage will have scheduled performances to boast music, dance and demonstrations.

* There will also be a Punch & Judy’s pop-up children’s store at 25 E. Broughton St. Nov. 19-Dec. 24.

Throughout the whimsical holiday event, many shops along Broughton Street will offer extended hours of operation and holiday shopping incentives.

Holiday shopping is made easy with three hours of free parking Thursdays and Fridays in any city-owned parking garage, sponsored by the City of Savannah. Daily rates apply after the first three hours of free parking.

For more information on “Holidays on Broughton,” visit www.holidaysonbroughton.com.

 

Savannah Schools: Open Houses for 2016-17 school year

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Savannah schools private schools Time to find the best Savannah school for your child for 2016-17.

Upcoming School open houses include:

St. Andrew’s School – Savannah, GA, 9AM Thurs. Dec. 1. Details here.

Savannah Christian Preparatory School 9:30AM Wed. Dec. 7. Details here. 

The Habersham School, 9AM Fri. Dec. 9. Details here. 

Calvary Day School, 2-4PM Sun. Jan. 8. Details here. 

For more info on Savannah-area schools & preschools, visit our Preschools-Schools Directory here.

FREE Kindermusik Savannah demo class for ages 0-7, Nov. 29

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Kindermusik Savannah 2016 Mommy & Me Never tried a music class together with your little one?

Join Kindermusik with 88 Keys Piano in Savannah for a free demo class for ages 0-7 on Tues. Nov. 29, at 10AM.

See how laying a foundation of music now when they’re little can make a world of difference when they get big.

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

912-988-KEYS or kindermusikwith88keys.com.

Spaces are limited so email today to hold a space in this demo class!

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,  email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Sylvan Learning Holiday Robotics Camp 2016, Savannah

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Sylvan Robotics Holiday Camp Savannah Math Tutors

Sylvan Learning of Savannah is offering one week of Holiday Robotics Camp 2016.

2 sessions Dec. 26-30 2016: 9AM-Noon & 1-4PM. Pizza served from noon to 1PM.

Discount: Enroll with a friend and receive 20 percent off.

Each child works with a teammate building and animating robots.

Call 912-355-2267 or email dinopapa@sylvan3007.com

Let Sylvan Learning of Savannah help you chart your child’s course for success!

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Elsa, Anna & Olaf in Disney on Ice presents Dream Big @ Savannah Civic Center, Nov. 18-20

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Disney on Ice Savannah Little kids dancing in the aisles and along side the ice rink with Elsa and Anna dolls.

Sisters Elsa and Anna high-fiving those little fans after the grand finale.

What felt like the entire Savannah Civic Center audience singing along to “Let It Go.”

Those were just some of the highlights from Savannah opening night of Disney On Ice presents Dream Big @ Savannah Civic Center.

Elsa, Anna & Olaf make their Savannah Disney on Ice debut and their performances breathe new life into the show along with Tinker Bell & eight Disney Princesses – Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White.

The way Elsa and Anna high-fived their little fans near the rink made this viewer’s night! This really is treat for kids and if you can make it happen, we highly suggest you find time to take the kids this weekend.

Tickets

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Dream Big start at $20. Tickets are subject to availability, and VIP and Front Row seating is limited. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available by calling Etix at (800) 351-7469. For group rates and information: (520) 226-7929.

To order tickets by phone: (800) 351-7469
To order tickets online: www.etix.com
*Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand.

Showtimes
Nov. 18,  7PM;
Nov. 19, 11AM, 3PM, 7PM;
Nov. 20, 1:30 & 5:30PM

Disclosure: We received tickets at no cost for this review.

Free Savannah FIRST LEGO League Robotics Competition for ages 9-12

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Lego Robotics Competition Savannah 2016 Free Come to a free FIRST LEGO League (FLL) regional competition on Sat. Dec. 3 @ Savannah State University (SSU) for children ages 9-14.

The opening ceremonies will be at 7:30AM in King-Frazier student center before the competition starts in Willcox-Wiley at 8AM.

SSU’s College of Sciences and Technology (COST) coordinates the on-campus aspects of the event and provides volunteer mentors to the student competitors. The program is designed to get children ages 9-14 excited about science and technology. While it involves LEGO robotics, FLL also teaches teams to examine real-life problems and develop innovative solutions.

During the competition, students will program an autonomous robot to score points on a thematic playing surface, creating an innovative solution to a problem as part of their project. This year’s theme revolves around animal and human interaction. Players will have to solve various hypothetical challenges like shark shipment, animal conversation, service dog training, animal feeding, milking automation and more using problem solving and robotics engineering.

Winners will go on to higher level contests, culminating in the national showcase.

The event is free and open to the public.

Learn more here.

Savannah Holidays 2016: Sailing with Santa (photos with Santa & Savannah Riverboat Cruise)

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Santa Cruise Savannah Riverboat Cruises Things to Do Holidays Christmas Take your Christmas photo on board with Santa!

Kids sail FREE with the donation of a new unwrapped toy!

Join Savannah Riverboat Cruises, Santa and his North Pole crew as they cruise the Savannah River during this one and a half hour Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise.

Catch Santa’s grand arrival on Friday, Nov. 25 2016 at 11:45AM. Then Join Santa and his North Pole crew on board for pictures and a sweet treat(hint: they’re Santa’s favorite) while you cruise the Savannah River during a Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise.

All toys will be donated to WSAV’s Holiday Hope Toy Drive for the Salvation Army.

TO RESERVE YOUR FAMILY’S SPOT, CLICK HERE.

Sailing Dates:
Nov. 25 & 26 2016
Dec. 3 2016

Boarding begins at Noon | Sailing from 1-2:30PM

Ticket price: Adults: $22.95* | Child(ages 5-12) $13.95*

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Giving Tuesday 2016: Best Savannah charities to donate or volunteer

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Giving Tuesday is today Nov. 29. This is a day to come together for one day to collectively raise money for nonprofits.

We asked the amazing SouthernMamas.com readers to tell us their favorite Savannah/Lowcountry charities. We received wonderful feedback. Below are their picks.

Two favorites this year are Hope Academy and Lutheran Services of Georgia in Savannah because of the work they do to help refugees – a group that may be even more at risk as a result of the 2016 presidential election.

Backpack Buddies
Blessings in a Bookbag
COPE for Change – Childhood Obesity Prevention & Education
CURE childhood cancer
Deep Center
The Dream Campaign
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center
Flip Flop Drop
Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia
Greenbriar Children’s Center
Hope Academy
Hope For A Home Gala
Horizons Savannah
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) of Coastal Georgia 
Jewish Educational Alliance
Loop It Up Savannah
Layers of Love (collects children’s clothing for families in need. No monetary donations)
The Living Vine
Loop It Up Savannah
Love One
Lutheran Services of Georgia in Savannah
Matthew Reardon Center for Autism
Performance Initiatives
Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire
SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence
Savannah Social Apostolate
SD Gunner Fund
Shelter From the Rain, Inc.
Urban Hope, Inc.
Union Mission
West Broad Street YMCA

Know a beloved charity to add to this list? Email us at anne@southernmamas.com

Savannah Holidays 2016: Holidays on Broughton

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Holidays on Broughton Santa Savannah

 

Experience the inaugural “Holidays on Broughton” festivities continuing each Saturday through Dec. 17.

The Broughton Street merriment includes the 50-foot Broughton Street holiday tree at the corner of Broughton and Bull Streets, seasonal music performances and Santa visits.

“Holidays on Broughton” also will include:

* Santa family visits and photos every Saturday through Dec. 17, 10AM-2PM underneath the holiday tree. To make your reservation for a photo with Santa, click HERE.

* Each Friday and Saturday night, 6-9:30PM, digital projections will illuminate holiday scenes and celebrate the restoration of the street.

* Each Saturday, 3-6PM, the stage will have scheduled performances to boast music, dance and demonstrations.

* There will also be a Punch & Judy’s pop-up children’s store at 25 E. Broughton St. Nov. 19-Dec. 24.

Throughout the whimsical holiday event, many shops along Broughton Street will offer extended hours of operation and holiday shopping incentives.

Holiday shopping is made easy with three hours of free parking Thursdays and Fridays in any city-owned parking garage, sponsored by the City of Savannah. Daily rates apply after the first three hours of free parking.

Garages included: Bryan Street, Liberty Street, Robinson garage on Montgomery Street, State Street Garage and the Whitaker Street Garage.

For more information on “Holidays on Broughton,” visit www.holidaysonbroughton.com.

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Schedule of Events

Photos with Santa
Each Saturday through December 17, from 10AM to 2PM at the corner of Broughton and Bull Streets.

To make your reservation for a photo with Santa, click HERE.

Art Projections
Each Friday and Saturday through Thursday, December 26, from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

Throughout “Holidays on Broughton,” bright, colorful and whimsical building projections will illuminate Broughton Street nightly. In celebration of Savannah’s original Main Street, the range of classic and modern projections will feature high-tech and immersive images from Broughton Street’s storied past.

Punch & Judy children’s boutique
Open on Broughton Street now and operating daily through Saturday, December 24

Musical Entertainment
Saturday, December 3, from 12 to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 10, from 2 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 17, from 3 to 6 p.m.

Taking stage at the intersection of Broughton and Bull Streets, local Savannah musical groups – from the Savannah Country Day School jazz band and Parris Island Marine Band, to the Tell Scarlet band and The Wilde School of Music students – will provide holiday entertainment to the visitors and shoppers for a one-of-a-kind experience set against the backdrop of Broughton’s grand holiday tree. No other street in the area lights up with music, dance and celebration like Broughton Street for the nightly celebration that is “Holidays on Broughton.”

Black Friday Drop Off & Shop Event @ Tree House Adventures & Putt Putt, Savannah Mall

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Drop and Shop TreeHouse Adventures Putt Putt Savannah Mall

Tree House Adventures & Putt Putt is hosting a Drop Off & Shop event on Fri. Nov. 25, 2016 @ Savannah Mall.

Parents can drop their children off between the hours of 11AM-5PM while they go shopping for Black Friday. Price: $10 per hour for a maximum of 4 hours. Price includes a snack and drink.

Call (912) 436-6555 for more information.

Tree House Adventures is on the upper level of Savannah Mall next to Dillard’s, 14045 Abercorn St.

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Birthday Parties

Have your party with provide a safe, friendly and clean environment.

Birthdays, fund raisers, lock-ins, ANY EVENT AT ANY TIME. See party packages here.

Call today: (912) 436-6555

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