Archive for November, 2016

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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Early Bird Discount for Savannah United Winter Soccer Training

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Savannah United Winter Skills Training 2016 Does your soccer player want to keep working on your soccer skills in December?

Register now for Savannah United’s Winter Training with Coach Keith Gunn and Coach Danny Sonner — open to all levels U8-U19.

Soccer players will be split into groups based on ability. Therefore, some players will be allowed to train ‘up’ in age group depending on their level of play. All decisions on training groups will be made by the program directors.

Trainings will 6-8PM December 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 @ Ambuc Sports Complex on Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah GA, 31406

Early Bird Discount

Don’t miss out on the Early Bird discount for Winter Skills. Register by Sunday, November 20 to receive $25 off your training.

To register, log onto your Savannah United account and select the program from the list of options.
If you don’t have a Savannah United or have questions, email Keith Gunn at k.gunn@savannahunited.com for U8-U12 or Danny Sonner at dsonner@scad.edu for U8-U12.

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Savannah Holidays 2016: Tybee Lighthouse Christmas, Polar Bear Plunge

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Tybee Christmas Parade Free Events  

Floating Christmas Parade: Dec. 11 2016, 5:30PM 40 Estill Hammock Road, Tybee Island During high tide, boats will be festively floating: Start time: 5:30pm. Cost: Free to participants with a donation for Second Harvest Food Bank; $5 for spectators with a donation for Second Harvest Food Bank. Awards will be presented afterwards. Call 912-786-9857 for more information

A Lighthouse Christmas: December 10 & 17, 2016, 7PM. The Tybee Island Historical Society invites you to travel back through time and experience the sights and customs of Christmas at the Tybee Island Light Station in the days of their last Lighthouse Keeper and his family. This quaint depiction of holiday cheer in the 1930’s and 40’s illustrates the traditions of a simpler time by a small family whose closest, and sometimes only, neighbors were the military families of Fort Screven. Enjoy the twinkle of the Christmas Lights across the island from the top of the Lighthouse, carols, hot cider, candlelight. Time: 7PM $20 for Adults & $15 for children 5-17. Children 4 & younger are free. Call  912-786-5801 to reserve early as space is limited.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration: Dec. 31, 2016 Fireworks are set off from the Walter W. Parker Pier & Pavilion at midnight. Fireworks can be seen from the beach.

Tybee Polar Bear Plunge 2017 registration 17th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge @ Tybee Pier & Pavilion, 1 Tybrisa Street, Tybee Island: Jan. 1, 2017, 10AM

Dress up, have fun and jump into the Atlantic to celebrate the beginning of 2017.

Register @ http://tybeeposttheater.org. Adults, $25, Children, $15.  Registration includes an official long-sleeve 2017 Tybee Polar Plunge T-shirt.  Click HERE to register the whole family and select your T-shirt size.

Learn more here. 

High Cotton Kids Consignment Show this week, Nov. 19-20, Savannah

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

High Cotton Kids sale Savannah 2014

High Cotton Kids is Savannah’s biggest upscale resale shopping event and THE place to find high-end boutique children’s brand clothing sizes 0-12, bedding, furniture, toys, baby equipment, maternity clothing and more at a fraction of the retail price. New merchandise will also be available from several local retailers.

There will be something for everybody’s taste and budget from adorable smocked frocks to funky threads to even high cotton play clothes your kids will love to throw on all fall and winter.

Come to High Cotton Kids’ Shop for a Cause Presale this Saturday, November 19th from 9-10 AM. High Cotton Kids is partnering with CURE Childhood Cancer. Please bring a $5 cash donation and shop one hour early, before the show opens to the public!

High Cotton Kids Fall and Winter 2016 Show Hours

2104 East Victory Drive, Victory Drive Shopping Center

Sat. November 19th 9 –10 AM Shop for a Cause Presale -Check the details to shop early!

10 AM – 5 PM: Open to the public

Sun. November 20th 1 – 5 PM (Select items will be 40% OFF) Open to the public

High Cotton Kids is sponsored by: Mathnasium and Britt Buckler, Level V Independent Consultant, Rodan + Fields

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2017 Disney military rates now available

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Military discounts Disney Savannah Two Sisters Travel Disney salutes the men & women of our armed forces with special ticket pricing & room discounts for select travel dates now through December 2017.

Active and retired US military personnel can save BIG and take advantage of specially priced rooms at select Walt Disney World resort hotels. The average discount is 30-40% off! And these offers can be combined with dining plans to add even more value to your vacation package.

Qualifying military personnel can also purchase up to a total of up to six, 4-day Military Promotional Tickets with a Park Hopper upgrade for $209 each, plus tax. These tickets may be used January 1 through April 8, 2017 and April 24 through December 19, 2017. The Military Promotional Tickets are only available for purchase at military sales outlets, NOT at Walt Disney World resort.

Availability for the room offer is limited, so contact Two Sisters Travel for a no-obligation vacation quote.

Two Sisters Travel offers stress-free concierge vacation planning services for busy families and anyone that doesn’t want to get bogged down with the trip details. They’re here to help you choose the best resort, dining plan (or not), FastPass recommendations, dining reservations, and even review crowd calendars to find the best time of year to travel… best part is that our services are 100% free.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

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Math Tutoring: Mathnasium in Savannah, Pooler, Islands, Bluffton

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

13876577_636574073174724_1739069515827684862_nProgress reports are coming out this week, is your student struggling with math class?

Mathnasium has four local locations that can help your student develop a love of math and reach their full potential. Call today to get started:

Mathnasium of Savannah Midtown: 912-355-5678
Mathnasium of Savannah Islands: 912-898-3700
Mathnasium of Bluffton: 843-815-6284 or
Mathnasium of Pooler: 912-330-0666

Mathnasium makes math make sense!

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Holiday Boat Parade of Lights 2016, Savannah

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Savannah Holiday Boat Parade of Lights 2014

It’s a Christmas parade, Savannah style!

On November 26, 2016, about 35 lighted vessels parade both sides of the waterfront. The Holiday Boat Parade of Lights 2015 starts at 7:15 PM.

You can watch the parade along River Street, free of charge.

More information on the Savannah Harbor Foundation’s Boat Parade of Lights here.

 

Savannah Holidays 2016: FREE Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade, Dec. 3

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Savannah Lighted Christmas Parade 2014

Don’t miss Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade 2016 starting West River Street at 5:30PM Sat. Dec. 3 2016, traveling throughout downtown and ending at Ellis Square.

The parade marks the official arrival of St. Nick, so this is one event you don’t want to miss!

The lighted parade starts at 5:30PM Dec. 3 on the west end of River Street and will travel throughout downtown, ending in City Market. See the parade route here. 

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.

Christmas on the River

FIRST FRIDAY & SATURDAY
DEC 2-4, 2016
Rousakis Riverfront Plaza 115 East River Street Savannah, GA 31401

It’s a holiday celebration on Historic River Street. Rousakis Plaza will be full of regional arts & crafts exhibitors with holiday gifts and stocking stuffers to check off of your Christmas list. Music and local entertainment will take place on the Arbor Stage throughout the weekend leading up to Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade. 

Weekend festivities will kick-off Fri. Dec. 2 from 4-10PM with First Friday Fireworks at 9:30PM  and continue on Sat. Dec. 3. For more details including an entertainment schedule, click here.

Event Times
Fri. Dec. 2, 4-10PM
Sat. Dec. 3 10AM-8PM
Sun. Dec. 4 12:30-6PM

Admission: Free & open to public
Phone: (912) 234-0295

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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.

Savannah Holidays 2016: Family Nights + Holiday Events @ YMCA of Coastal Georgia

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

YMCA Coastal Savannah Fall 2016 Holiday Calendar Events Building Stronger Families

Serving families has always been at the heart of YMCA of Coastal Georgia.

The Y’s Family Nights provides family with a time and place to come together and have a good time!

Join YMCA of Coastal Georgia for one of their upcoming events!

The Y. For a better us.

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Beautycounter holiday gift product sampling in Savannah, Nov. 20

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Beautycounter Savannah healthy cosmetics

Join Savannah Beautycounter consultant Andrea Towe on Sun. Nov. 20 from 1-3PM to learn more about Beautycounter’s mission and products.

Arrive between 1-2PM for product sampling. A brief presentation will begin at 2PM. Attendees can enter their names in a raffle during the event. The winner will receive some FREE Beautycounter products.

This event will take place in the clubhouse at Island Miniature Golf and Games, located at 7890 U.S. Hwy 80 East on Wilmington Island, located just before the Bull River Bridge on the way to Tybee Island.

See you there.

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About Beautycounter

Beautycounter, a partner of the Environmental Working Group (EWG), formulates safe, beautiful, high-performance products without using toxic ingredients that could potentially be harmful to human health. The Company is on a mission to transform the personal care industry by upholding the strictest ingredient standards and advocating for legislative change to push the entire industry to a healthier place.

At Beautycounter, they’ve banned more than 1,500 ingredients, setting a new health and safety standard—all while ensuring their products perform. Beautycounter’s mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone. To that end, they’ve created extensive skin and body care lines, a collection of makeup, a kids and baby line, a sun protection line, and the Rejuvenating Line, which reduces the signs of aging.

Learn more

To learn more about Beautycounter’s mission and products, connect with Beautycounter consultant Andrea Towe here and on Facebook here . She can help you select safer products for you and your family.

Holiday gift sets are now available.

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Savannah Holidays 2016: December Nights & Holiday Lights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Holiday Lights December Nights

Enjoy well over 800,000 sparkling lights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah December Nights and Holiday Lights 2016 on select evenings from Fri. Nov. 25 through Sat. Dec. 24, 6-9PM

The “Jewel of a Savannah Christmas” returns with improved access pathways, new light displays and approaching 1,000,000 sparkling lights.

Santa and Mrs. Claus make appearances across the season as their busy schedules allow. Various non-profit groups help stock Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, selling hot chocolate and other tasty holiday treats.

Also returning this year is the model train display and new feature is the holiday floral display on the Back Terrace portico.

Please remember the lights display are affected by rain, so plan to attend on evenings with fair weather to avoid disappointment.

This is a self-guided WALKING tour of illuminated displays across about six-acres @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens.

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Select evenings from the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve

Nov. 25 – 27 (Friday – Sunday)
Nov. 30 – Dec. 4 (Wednesday – Sunday)
Dec. 7 – 11 (Wednesday – Sunday)
Dec. 14 – 24 (nightly)

6-9PM (weather permitting)

$10 per person (ages 13 and older)***
$5 per child 3 to 12 years
Infants (age 2 and under) FREE

***$5 Thursday ‘Family’ Nights (ages 3 to 103)

Cash or Credit Card (Visa, MC, Discover) accepted

Highlights of the casual self-guided walking tour

You will visit differently themed garden areas including:

White reindeer among green-glistening timber bamboo, a snowflake-accented 18-foot holly Christmas tree, an allee of glistening multicolor trees, a rainbow arch-tunnel, the Orchid House roof aglow in red and green light, a Nativity scene with a deep blue background, white trumpeting angels in a bed of champagne gold lights, green and white lights around an illuminated fountain in the Rose Garden, giant red poinsettias, and a candy-inspired children’s experience in the Cottage Garden for just a sampling.

Learn more here.

(Savannah Realtors) Erin Sells Savannah hosts Islands Open House Extravaganza

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

open houses savannah realtor

 

Find your new home on Wilmington Island.

Come to an Open House Extravaganza on the Islands this Sun. Nov. 13 2016, 2-4PM.

Savannah & Islands Realty Expert Erin Stanley with Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners will be your hostess at 604 Leaning Oaks Drive.

Erin is showing her gratitude for your business by donating a portion of her commission for each home bought or sold to the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah through Dec. 31 2016.

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Disney on Ice presents Dream Big, Savannah

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Disney on Ice Savannah ticket giveaway

UPDATE: GIVEAWAY WINNER IS CHELSEA ALTMAN. Congratulations Chelsea. Enjoy the show!

Disney Princesses create their own happily-ever after when Disney On Ice presents Dream Big comes to Savannah Civic Center.

Anna, Elsa & more

Believing is just the beginning when dreamers from Savannah witness the empowering tales of Disney’s most courageous leading ladies told through artistic skating and acrobatics in Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. The show features eight Disney Princesses – Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White – as they embark on incredible adventures, determined to make their dreams come true.

Kids also will see Tinker Bell and experience the sisterly love that has captivated millions as Disney’s Frozen is brought to life on the icy stage with sisters Anna and Elsa

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. 17, 7PM;
Nov. 18, 10:40AM & 7PM;
Nov. 19, 11AM, 3PM, 7PM;
Nov. 20, 1:30 & 5:30PM

Savannah Holidays 2016: Register for Savannah Santa Train

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Savannah Santa Train 2016 Coastal Heritage Society

Registration for Savannah Santa Train in Savannah is now OPEN! Tickets available here.

Santa is coming to visit for one day only Sat. Dec. 10 2016 at Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum.

Take a short ride on a steam locomotive, create holiday themed crafts with community partners, join Tin Soldier Camp, and much more.

Tickets: $15 per person over the age of 18 months and pre-registration is required. Tickets available here.

For more information, please contact Sara Boon, Coastal Heritage Society Special Events Coordinator, at sboon@chsgeorgia.org or (912) 651-6840 ext. 302.

Savannah Santa Train
Sat. Dec. 10
8AM-5PM
Georgia State Railroad Museum
655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31401
Tickets available here. (When you purchase tickets online, you will have the opportunity to select a train ride time. After maximum number of train ride spaces fill, no more train ride spaces will be available. If you still wish to purchase tickets for Savannah Santa Train, you may purchase an “Activities Only” ticket. This distinction will be indicated at the time of purchase as ACTIVITIES ONLY. “Activities Only” tickets may be used as a stand-by ticket, but DOES NOT guarantee a train ride.)

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT.

Event Highlights include:
* Build a holiday wonderland with Snapology of Savannah
* Enjoy the seasonal spirit with a cast of characters from Savannah Stage Company
* Design holiday cards for local child-patients with Savannah Children’s Museum’s “Carts with HeART” program.
* Create festive t-shirts with Maven Makers
* Interact with arctic animals with Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Other activities for visitors will include learning how to shoulder a musket during Toy Soldiers Training, engaging in STEAM learning to see how a chimney works during Chimney Science, celebrating different cultures during our “Holidays Around the World” station, taking a holiday-themed ride on a steam locomotive and visiting with jolly old St. Nicholas to share a Christmas wish.

Food will be available for purchase from Big Bon Pizza & Leopold’s Ice Cream.

Train rides are available every twenty minutes, so please select a time to reserve your spot.

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2 FREE Days @ Universal Orlando Resort

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Universal Orlando Deal Universal Orlando Resort’s most popular promotion is back and Two Sisters Travel has all of the details!

Get 2 FREE days when you book a Universal Orlando Resort vacation package with an onsite hotel stay & 2 day Park-to-Park tickets. You’ll have double the time to experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Despicable Me Minions, and more of your favorite characters with your family. Enjoy special vacation package benefits including Early park Admission & complimentary park transportation.

Don’t have plans during Thanksgiving or Christmas break? Universal Orlando Resort makes the perfect last-minute destination. Take in a long weekend of adventure and fun for less than $145 per person, per day for a family of 4.

Two Sisters Travel can even create a customized Universal Orlando Resort vacation package for your family with accommodations, tickets, dining plans, Blue Man Group tickets, even admission to Sea World. The possibilities are endless. And you can always rest assured that you’ll receive the lowest pricing, guaranteed. 

Hurry the FREE 2 day ticket offer ends November 14, 2016. Contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel today for a no-obligation vacation quote online or call 843-284-3241, and let’s start planning your exciting Universal Orlando Resort vacation today. 

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

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Savannah Holidays 2016: “The Journey” interactive Christmas story @ Compassion Christian Church begins Nov. 30

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Journey Compassion Church Savannah Compassion Christian Church, formerly Savannah Christian, is once again hosting The Journey this December 2016.

Since its debut in 1998, The Journey has drawn tens of thousands of visitors from across the Southeast to experience life the night Christmas began. This outdoor event is brought to life by hundreds of costumed volunteers. It a must-do for any Savannah family’s Christmas season.

Step back centuries in time and join others heeding the Roman decree that all must go to be taxed, each to his own ancestral home. Board a boat to cross the Sea of Galilee. Encounter wise men traveling across the desert. Watch evil King Herod pacing and plotting in his opulent palace. Enter the gates of ancient Bethlehem, teeming with travelers and shopkeepers. Follow shepherds to find a baby lying in a manger, and let the wonder of the season come to life in that star-lit stable.

Purchase tickets in advance at CCCJourney.com or at the door. Advanced purchase is recommended.

The Journey
5-8PM Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 4 and Dec. 7-11
Compassion Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419

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Giveaway: $25 gift certificate to High Cotton Kids upscale Savannah consignment sale, Nov. 19 & 20

Monday, November 7th, 2016

High Cotton Kids Fall 2016 Savannah Sale

This week, a SouthernMamas.com reader will win a $25 gift certificate to High Cotton Kids Fall/Winter 2016 consignment event, held Nov. 19th & 20th in Savannah.

Come check out this event at 2104 East Victory Drive (former location of CVS Pharmacy, behind Starbucks).

To enter to win, like High Cotton Kids on Facebook here. Then, answer this question on their FB wall: What bargain do you most hope to find at this season’s HCK sale? (e.g. Thanksgiving outfit, Christmas outfit, maternity clothes, a stroller, bike, a great deal on a boutique item from a local vendor). Deadline to enter is 9 PM Sun. Nov. 13th. We’ll pick a name at random & announce it here.

Come shop consignment at its finest. High Cotton Kids is THE place to save a lot of money, make a lot of money and have a great time doing both! Savannah’s biggest upscale resale shopping event will include high-end boutique children’s brand clothing sizes 0-12 and many other items. There will also be a variety of new merchandise from several local vendors. Get ready to rack up on all your favorite children’s brands at a fraction of the retail price! There is something for everybody’s taste and budget from adorable smocked frocks to funky threads to even high cotton play clothes your kids will love to throw on all fall and winter.

Do you want to shop early for the best selection? Come to Shop for a Cause Presale on Saturday, November 19th from 9-10 AM. High Cotton Kids is partnering with CURE Childhood Cancer. Please bring a $5 cash donation and shop one hour early, before the show opens to the public!

Consignor registration is open now through Tuesday, November 15th! Clean out and cash in, consignors keep 60-70% of your sales! Bring your gently loved children’s items to our consignment showroom and let us do the selling. High Cotton Kids also accepts high-end maternity clothing, children’s furniture, artwork, baby and nursery necessities (e.g. bouncers, exercausers, etc.), strollers, toys, books, DVDs and more.

For a complete list of items that HCK accepts and does not accept, click here.

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High Cotton Kids Fall and Winter Show Hours

2104 East Victory Drive, Crossroads Shopping Center

Saturday, November 19th 9-10 AM Shop for a Cause Presale Check the details to shop early!

10 AM to 5 PM Open to the public

Sunday 1PM to 5PM (Select items will be 40% OFF) Open to the public

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Sensory Soft Sunday for children with special needs, Savannah

Monday, November 7th, 2016

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Savannah Children’s Museum will host Sensory Soft Sundays on select Sundays 9-11AM. This is a unique offering for families with children who have special needs.

Children with special needs and their families are invited to Sensory Soft Sunday. Savannah Children’s Museum will open their doors two hours early so guests can explore and enjoy the museum with less concern regarding crowds and loud noises.

The number of attendees is limited, so secure your spot today by contacting jpaterson@chsgeorgia.org.

What: Sensory Soft Sundays
When: Nov. 13 2016,  9-11AM
Where: Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA 31401
Cost: $7.50 for all guests 18 months and older (FREE for CHS members!)

Tickets are $7.50 per person over the age of 18 months, free for members.

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401, www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org, 912.651.6823 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah Schools: Open Houses @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Savannah Christian Preparatory School Open Houses

You’re invited! Tailor-made just for you, come sample a day in the life of a student in the thriving school environment at Savannah Christian Preparatory School.

Meet teachers, administrators and other parents to see SCPS’ mission in action.

Most importantly, come learn about the relationships which are at the heart of what we do at Savannah Christian Preparatory School.

Come to an upcoming Wednesday event where Savannah Christian Preparatory School will gladly extend a warm “Welcome Home”!

9:30AM in the Admission Office.
November 9
December 7
January 11
January 25
February 15
March 1

Learn more here. 

For more information on these events or admissions at Savannah Christian Prep, please email Debbie Fairbanks, Director of Admissions, at dfairbanks@savcps.com or call the SCPS admissions’ office at 912.721.2114.

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More about SCPS

Savannah Christian Preparatory School (SCPS) is an independent, non-denominational PK-12 college prep Christian school.

Savannah Christian Preparatory School’s Lower School was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2011, and the Middle School in 2014, for our overall academic achievements. SCPS was also named Best Daycare/Preschool and Best Private School in 2013 & 2014 by Savannah Magazine.

Savannah Christian Preparatory School,  (912) 234-1653, www.savcps.com, On Facebook here. On Twitter here.  Follow SCPS on Instagram at savannahchristianprep   Savannah Christian Preparatory School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser