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Family events for Thanksgiving Weekend 2015 in Savannah & the Lowcountry

November 25th, 2015

Weekend Family Activities for the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend 2015 in our Events Calendar by clicking here .



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Special holiday gift: Toy Portraits by Scribble Art Studio

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 or call 912.713.7376.


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

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  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a advertiser

Thanksgiving Weekend soldier demos, interactive program @ Old Fort Jackson

November 24th, 2015

Thanksgiving demos, interactive program Savannah Old Fort Jackson Did you know that Old Fort Jackson in Savannah has seen 100 years of military conflict? The location played an important role in the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War.

Come learn about the importance of the fort’s location during our special “A Century of Sentries” program over Thanksgiving Weekend 2015.

Explore the daily life of a soldier, while uncovering stories about the many individuals and units once stationed here.

Guests can participate in a variety of activities appropriate for all ages. Available activities include marching, battle reenactments, heavy artillery drill and musket and cannon demonstrations.

“A Century of Sentries” is FREE for members and the cost of regular admission for the general public. Click here to become a member & save big.

When: Nov. 27-29, 2015  9AM-5PM

Where: Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd., Savannah, GA 31404

Cost: FREE for members; general admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Click here to become a member & save big.

Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah, GA 31404 (912.232.3945)


loyalists liberty Savannah History Museum Loyalists & Liberty: A Revolutionary War Experience at Savannah History Museum, Fri. Nov. 27 & Sat. Nov. 28.

The story of Savannah’s role in the American Revolution comes alive. This hands-on family-friendly experience starts in Savannah History Museum, where you will learn about Savannah at the time of the Revolution, conditions of a soldier in the American militia, and events leading up to the 1779 Battle of Savannah. The program concludes on Battlefield Memorial Park with musket firing demonstrations, while you join in our reenactment of the militia attack on this British fortification.

This experimental program is offered on select days including Nov. 27 & 28 at 10:30AM, 12:00PM, 1:30PM and 3PM. For more information, click here or call 912.651.6840 x 303.

Savannah History Museum, 303 MLK Jr. Blvd. Savannah, 31401, Coastal Heritage Society is a advertiser. 


Black Friday 2015 Sale @ Barnett Educational Supplies, Savannah

November 24th, 2015

Black Friday sales Savannah Barnett Educational Supplies Be sure that your Black Friday holiday shopping including @ Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah

Barnett will have 10% off EVERYTHING on Black Friday 2015.

Shop local. Shop Barnett. Barnett is celebrating 70 years of serving the Coastal Empire.

Store Hours:
M-F 9am – 7pm
Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 1-5pm (Closed Sundays in the months of April, May and June)

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

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, Barnett Educational Supplies is a advertiser. 

Reindeer Run 2015 & other Savannah runs

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.

Free Kindermusik Savannah class, Nov. 30

November 23rd, 2015

Free Kindermusik class Savannah Join Kindermusik in Savannah  with 88 Keys Piano on Monday, November 30 for a free demo day!

That’s right… Try out a Kindermusik class with your little one with no obligations… For FREE!

For more info, call 912.988.KEYS (5397) or Email or visit 

Spaces are limited, so call today and experience the magic of making music together with your child.

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

Kindermusik Savannah, email, 912.988.KEYS (5397)  Kindermusik is a advertiser


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

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,, 2 Canebrake Road Savannah, Ga. 31419, (912) 921-5460 e-mail:, On Facebook here. Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens is a advertiser 

Free Dove Street Festival of Lights on Hilton Head Is.

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

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 advertiser. 

Savannah Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training

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.


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,,  855-KID-YOGA, On Facebook here.  Kidding Around Yoga is a advertiser 

Savannah Children’s Choir Holiday Concert, Dec. 6

November 19th, 2015


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

Interactive Thanksgiving Field Day program @ Fort Pulaski Savannah, Nov. 28

November 19th, 2015

Thanksgiving FIeld Day Fort Pulaski National Monument Savannah 2015 Work off that turkey meal @ Thanksgiving Field Day 2015 @ Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah on Sat. Nov. 28 2015.

Details here.

10 AM-3:30 PM
Cost: Adults: $7 – Children 15 & younger: Free
(912) 786-5787 X 114

Fort Pulaski will commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the Grand Thanksgiving Fete and Festival of 1862 on Sat. Nov. 28, 2015.

The family-friendly event will recreate the field day offered by the 48th New York Infantry to celebrate their first Thanksgiving in Fort Pulaski.

The day includes competing in wheel barrow and sack races, dressing up in Civil War era uniforms and dresses, and enjoying the blasts of historical weapons demonstrations.

Fort Pulaski, Hwy 80 East Savannah, 31410-0757 tel: (912) 786-5787. Details here. 

2015 SkateFest @ Savannah Civic Center, Dec. 12-Jan. 2

November 19th, 2015

Ice skating Savannah Skatefest 2015-2016SkateFest is the annual family-oriented ice skating event @ inside Savannah Civic Center.

Multiple skate sessions from December 12, 2015-January 2, 2016.

Ice skating sessions last 1.5 hours and all ticket purchases include skate rental.

Single session tickets and punch passes are available for sale at the Savannah Civic Center box office, and in the arena’s Skateshop during the event.

Single session tickets: $7 each.
Punch Passes: $35 for 6 sessions

Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, 31401,

The Golden Pecan & The Nutcracker in Savannah

November 18th, 2015

Savannah Ballet Theatre presents The Golden Pecan: A Prequel to the Nutcracker.

The Lucas Theatre for the Arts
32 Abercorn St. in downtown Savannah
Friday, December 4, 2015
10AM & 12:30PM

If your kids are too young or too wiggly for The Nutcracker, here’s a chance to take them to a more kid-friendly, relazed ballet.

The Golden Pecan is the prequel to the Nutcracker.

Want Tickets? Call the office: 912-897-2102

Join Heir Drosselmeyer as he travels the world looking for the golden pecan! This show is just for schools and your students will delight in the sights and sounds of Tchaikovsky’s score to The Nutcracker. The Golden Pecan is the prequel to the Nutcracker and will tell the story of how the Nutcracker became….well, a Nutcracker!

This year the show is being sponsored in part by the City of Savannah Weave-a-Dream grant, as well as a project grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts. Savannah Ballet Theatre provides educational support material before and after the show.


The Nutcracker in Savannah 2015The Nutcracker in Savannah

Saturday, Dec. 5 2015
Lucas Theatre for the Arts
32 Abercorn St. in downtown Savannah
2 PM & 8 PM

Purchase tickets HERE


Nutcracker: South Carolina Ballet @ Savannah Civic Center
Nov. 28 5:30 pm
$25 to $52
Purchase tickets here.

Holidays Around the World & Open House @ St. Andrew’s School, Savannah

November 18th, 2015

St. Andrew's School Savannah HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD & OPEN HOUSE  @ St. Andrew’s School
For Age 3 – Grade 4

Saturday, December 5
10 a.m. – 12 Noon

Winter Crafts & Fun for Children
Tours & Info for Parents

Call 897.4941, x. 452 to make a reservation.

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island.

The independent school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and has been recognized
for the past five years as an Apple Distinguished School. For more information, visit

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, , email On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a advertiser.

Holiday kids’ & parent-&-me art workshops, Dec. 5

November 18th, 2015

Holiday art workshops Savannah 2015

Kick off the holidays by taking part in one of these Holiday Art Workshops Dec. 5 2015 @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios.

Register here. 

  • Open Studio Glass/Holiday Ornament Fused Glass workshop for ages 14+ @ City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs studio. Pre-registration required. Register here. 
  • Parent & Child Clay Ornaments workshop for ages 5+@ City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs studio. Pre-registration required. Register here. 
  • Parent & Child Paper Ornaments workshop for ages 5+ @ City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs studio. Pre-registration required. Register here. 
  • Everything Not Sewn. Felting workshop for ages 12+ @ City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs studio. Pre-registration required. Register here. 

Registration should be made as soon as possible; class size is limited and spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Credit cards are accepted.

Adult classes & workshops also available. For a full schedule of class & workshop descriptions, click here.

Questions? Call 912-651-6783.

Art classes & workshops @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios. 9 W. Henry St. (912) 651-6783 On Facebook here. On Twitter here. Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs is a advertiser