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(Savannah Holidays 2022) Family events, kid-friendly fun, holiday camps & more

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

Here’s a look 2022 holiday events. SouthernMamas.com will be adding to this list as set dates become available as well as to our Events Calendar. Check back for more.

Ice-Skating in Savannah:  Public ice-skating returns to the Savannah Civic Center in November & December. Details here.

2-Day Thanksgiving Week Golf Camp for ages kindergarten-5th grade, Savannah, Nov 21 & 22, 9-12:30PM. Lunch provided. Details here.

SouthCoast Health presents the United Way Turkey Trot, Daffin Park, on Thanksgiving, Thurs. Nov. 24. Free kids race is at 8AM; Diaper Dash at 8:15AM; Main 4-mile race at 8:30AM. Details here.

FREE Savannah Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5:30PM Fri. Nov. 25 @ corner of Broughton & Bull streets.

Free Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Plant Riverside District, Savannah, Fri. Nov. 25. Savannah Christmas Market @ Plant Riverside District opens @ noon. Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring Roger Moss reading “The Night Before Christmas” & live performances by Coastal Youth Choirs at 6:30PM at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. The lighting of the Christmas Tree in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park will be at 7:30PM, followed by Santa & his elves distributing free candy canes. Details here.

Savannah Boat Parade of Lights will float past Plant Riverside District on Sat. Nov. 26, 7-9PM.

FREE Tybee Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Sat. Nov. 26 @ 5 Tybrisa St. Tybee Is. Performances, caroling, dancing and holiday treats.

FREE Holiday Tree Lighting @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Dec. 1, 5:30-7PM. Kick off the holiday season with Telfair’s annual tree lighting celebration. A hot cocoa bar, homemade cookies, and children’s art activities will take place in the Jepson Center’s Richard and Judy Eckburg Atrium. The holiday tree will be on view until Jan. 9, 2023. Free & open to the public.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer opens Dec. 2 and runs three weekends @ Savannah Children’s Theatre. There will be a Holiday shop and a cup of hot cocoa and a cookie is included with the ticket price. Tickets are available now. Tickets

Free Tybee Christmas Parade, Dec. 2 6-9PM. Parade starts at 6th Street and moves down Butler Avenue to Tybrisa Street.

Free dramatic reading of Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” @ The Old Dairy, 3:30PM Sun. Dec. 4. Cider & holiday treats. Details here.

Teen Workshops @ SCAD Museum of Art including ornament making, cookie decorating & holiday sculpting. Details here.

Tybee Ballet will debut Land of the Sweets as a ticketed event on Dec. 9 and 10 at The Tybee Post Theater at 6PM. Purchase online here.

Savannah Chase 5K & Fun Run @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Sat. Dec. 10. Open to the Savannah community. Details here.

Savannah Santa Train @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Sat. Dec. 10, 9AM-5PM. Online pre-registration is required here

FREE Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade, Sat. Dec. 10.  The parade begins at the west end of River Street at 5:30PM and continues to the East end, then winds its way through downtown Savannah. The traditional route is subject to change this year due to ongoing construction downtown. New route TBA. Free parking will be available in all City parking garages December 9-11. Find the Parade Entry form here.

FREE Christmas Whoville Celebration in Savannah City Market (formerly called Christmas for Kids Celebration), 1-4PM Sun. Dec. 11. City Market turns Whoville for the afternoon. Get Grinched (with hair and makeup). Meet Father Christmas and take a picture with him in a carriage. Plus a performance of How The Dancing Grinch Stole Christmas. Free & open to the public.

Holiday Soccer Camp with Soccer Shots Savannah. For ages 2-8. Details here.

Chanukah @ Forsyth Park, a free, community-wide Chanukah experience in Savannah’s Forsyth Park with entertainment, activities including lighting of menorah & holiday fun for all ages, 3:30PM Sun. Dec. 18 2022. Details here.

Holiday Theater Camp @ Savannah Children’s Theatre, Dec. 19-23: 9AM-5PM, but early drop off & late pickup is available upon request. Details here.

Special Toddler Tuesday Polar Express @ three scheduled times Tues. Dec. 20 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah. Pre-registeration required. No walk-ups allowed. Details here.

Gymnastics Holiday Camp: Summit Gymnastics Winter Holiday Camps in Savannah are Dec. 19-23 & Dec. 26-30, 9AM-1PM. For ages 4-10. Details here. 

(Savannah Holidays 2022) Free, outdoor holiday reading of “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home’s annual holiday reading of “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote will be an outdoor event with hot cider and holiday treats @ The Old Dairy in Savannah.

Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home presents annual Robert Strozier Memorial Christmas reading.
Sun. Dec. 4, 2022, 3:30PM @ The Old Dairy, 2500 Tennessee Ave.

Celebrate the holiday season with hot cider and holiday treats and enjoy local actress Maggie Hart reading “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote. This is an outdoor event; guests are encouraged to bring a folding chair and blankets to stay cozy. Enjoy funny and oh-so-Southern afternoon storytelling session.

Free & open to the public.

To become a Friend of Flannery, visit the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home website

New Kindermusik class for ages 0-7 & caregivers, Savannah

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Join Kindermusik Savannah with your 0-7 year old in our brand new “Little Stars” class! Meeting every Monday at 6:30pm, it’s the perfect ending to your day together.  Share music, smiles, laughter, singing, instruments, stories and together and watch the bond between you and your child grow!  Multiple caregivers welcome!  

Visit kindermusikwith88keys.com for more details, or text FREE TRIAL to  912-432-5885 to set up your first free class.  

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends. 

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Enrollment Open for Soccer Shots Savannah Holiday Camp & Winter 2023 Session for Ages 2-8

Saturday, November 19th, 2022

Enroll in Soccer Shots Savannah Holiday Camp & Winter 2023 Session For Ages 2-8

Enrollment for the Soccer Shots Savannah 8-week Winter Season AND their 4 week Holiday Camp Season is now open for children ages 2-8!

Soccer Shots Savannah Holiday Camp starts the week after Thanksgiving! It will feature 4 classes, 30 minutes long each, with a different holiday focus and theme each week- holiday themed prizes!

Soccer Shots is kicking off the Winter Season the week of Jan. 9 2023 and wants your child to join Soccer Shots on Soccer Island!  

Visit Soccershots.org/savannah to learn more about this program! Or go straight to the enrollment page and sign up for a location near you that meets at a time that fits your schedule at savannah.soccershots.com.

Soccer Shots has locations all throughout Savannah, Wilmington Island, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon and Bluffton!.

Learn more here.

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Savannah pediatrician Dr. Kelsey Alexander shares tips how to practice gratitude with your kids

Friday, November 18th, 2022

How to teach your kids to practice gratitude

Below is a guest post by Savannah pediatrician Dr. Kelsey Alexander @ Coastal Care Partners’ new Concierge Pediatric Clinic 

Practicing gratitude is a great way to bring joy into our lives! With the busyness and craziness of the world around us, it is helpful to look to find the things we are most grateful for each day. David Steindl-Rast, a Jesuit Priest, once said, “It’s not joy that makes us grateful, it’s gratitude that makes us joyful.” Even after Thanksgiving season passes, here are ways your family can practice gratitude!

Keep a gratitude journal. Gratitude journals are an easy and inexpensive way to remind ourselves of everything we have to be grateful for. Writing down 1-3 things each day is a quick positive way to start or end each day. Even kids can do it! If they aren’t able to write, try having them draw what they are thankful for. 

In my personal life, I have two gratitude routines I practice with my own children. First, in the car on the way to school, I ask them to say one thing they are grateful for that morning. Oftentimes, I have to cut them off at about three things so that everyone can have a turn. But it’s often simple things like, “I am grateful for the sunshine… the rain… for momma taking me to school…for soccer…Friday dance parties at school.”

The second routine I use to introduce gratitude into my kids’ daily routine is during dinner. At dinner every night, everyone takes turns saying the following:

1. Best part of their day

2. Worst part of their day

3. Funniest part of their day

4. What they are thankful for

My kids will often use the worst part of their day to tell on each other, for example, “when so and so hit me,” but getting it out in the open makes it less of a big deal and also normalizes that everyone has bad parts of their day. Talking about what we are thankful for at the end helps to redirect the focus.

Another great way to put gratitude into action is to talk about random acts of kindness that kids can do during the day like saying “Hello!” to someone new, opening the door for someone, or getting involved in the community. One of my favorite kid-friendly ways to get involved in the community is P.A.C.K. (People of Action Caring for Kids).

P.A.C.K. is a local organization that helps to feed children in Savannah, and kids can volunteer to help pack food and toiletry bags, or make homemade cards for children. 

I hope that as this season of thankfulness passes you will continue to find ways to encourage gratitude in your family’s daily lives. By making a routine of it, it will become easier to do and be a source of joy throughout the day.

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Oatland Island Wildlife Center’s 2022 Eco Warrior Adoptions

Friday, November 18th, 2022

Symbolically adopt one of your favorite animals to support Friends of Oatland

The Friends of Oatland EcoWarrior symbolic adoptions will be available this Sat. Nov. 19 at the Harvest Festival @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah.

The animal lover on your holiday gift list will adore this special package including a cotton tote, post-consumer recycled plastic plush animal, adoption certificate, and animal fact sheet.

Choose from the American alligator, Sicilian donkey, and Ossabaw Island hog.

This bundled EcoWarrior deal is yours with a $75 donation.

These adoptions are available at https://www.friendsofoatland.org/year-end-fundraising. Order soon — shipping can take up to 10 days.

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Savannah Children’s Theatre classes & shows in Savannah, Pooler

Thursday, November 17th, 2022

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Savannah

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer opens Dec. 2 2022 and runs three weekends. There will be a Holiday shop and a cup of hot cocoa and a cookie is included with the ticket price. Tickets are available now. Tickets.

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Auditions

Mr. Popper’s Penguins: Ages 7(& in 2nd grade) through adults of all ages. Auditions Dec. 6 2022 at 7PM. Shows March 3-5, 10-12 2023

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: Ages 18+. Auditions: Jan. 9 2023 at 7PM. Shows March 24-26, March 31-April 2 2023.

The Wizard of Oz: Ages 7 (& in 2nd grade) through adults of all ages. Auditions: Feb. 6 & 7. Shows May 19-21, May 26-28, June 2-4 2023.

Learn more here.

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Holiday Theatre Camp 2022, Dec. 19-23 9AM-5PM

Savannah Children’s Theatre is hosting a 5-day musical theatre camp December 19-23: North Pole’s Got Talent!. This full-day camp for youth will have students playing theatre games, singing songs, creating dances & putting on a holiday musical for the final day. Camp hours are 9AM-5PM, but early drop off & late pickup is available upon request.  

Register online here.

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Youth Drama Classes @ Savannah & Pooler locations of Savannah Children’s Theatre

Savannah Children’s Theatre’s Savannah location has opened Winter registration for their classes. Register HERE.

The next session of Pooler Drama/Theater Youth Classes starts Jan. 9 2023 and they will be doing Aladdin. Register HERE.

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(Hilton Head Is. kids’ actitivies) Sensory Inclusive Time @ Sandbox Children’s Museum

Thursday, November 17th, 2022

Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Does your child need a smaller, less stimulating environment?

Come to Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. for their Sensory Inclusive time this Sat. Nov. 19 2022, 10AM-Noon.

Special admission price of $5/person thanks to a generous grant from The Breedlove Foundation.

Email thesandboxhhi@gmail.com to register.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 80 Nassau St., Hilton Head Is. 29928

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Lowcountry Celebration Park, Adventure Playground, Hilton Head Is.

While visiting The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. , visit Adventure Playground in neighboring Lowcountry Celebration Park.

Lowcountry Celebration Park, one of Hilton Head Island’s newest parks that reflects some of its coastal, historical and environmental attributes, was recognized with an Award of Excellence for its design.

The South Carolina Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects presented the award, which is the highest honor it bestows, at its annual conference held recently in Greenville, South Carolina. Chris Darnell, an Urban Designer with the Town of Hilton Head Island, and Wood and Partners, the firm that designed the park, accepted the award.

Learn more about the award here.

(Savannah Holidays 2022) Chanukah at Forsyth, Lighting of Menorah

Thursday, November 17th, 2022

Chanukah @ Forsyth, Sun. Dec. 18 2022

Get ready for a free, community-wide Chanukah experience in Savannah’s Forsyth Park with entertainment, activities and holiday fun for all ages, 3:30PM Sun. Dec. 18 2022.

This event is free and open to all.

For more info and the option to reserve a seat, visit Chanukahsav.org

LIVE IN CONCERT!
Acclaimed Jewish Rapper, Nissim Black
Lenny Solomon of Shlock Rock

FEATURING
~ Latkas, Donuts, Gelt and more
~ Kosher Hot Dogs
~ Picnic Boxes
~ Chanukah Crafts
~ Inflatables
~ 360 Photo Booth
~ Airbrushed Custom Kippahs
~ Candle Making
~ Glow Prize giveaways

Lighting of the giant menorah with Mayor Van Johnson and local dignitaries.

Come and bring your special light, so the lights of the Menorah can shine even brighter.

Sponsorships available at Chaukahsav.org

Learn more here.

(Savanah Kids’ Activities, Events) Free SouthernMamas.com Weekly E-letter

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022

SouthernMamas.com Weekly E-letter, Nov. 16 2022

This free weekly e-letter in your email every Wednesday keeps you savvy about all the kid-friendly happenings as well as school open houses, free events, pediatricians and more.

Read it here.

Subscribe for free here.

Animated children’s movie; Saturday storytime; teen holiday workshops @ SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

Kid & Teen Events @ SCAD MOA

Watch beloved animated classic ‘All Dogs Go to Heaven’ at the SCAD Museum of Art
Sun. Nov. 20 at 2PM. SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd. Savannah, Ga.

Enjoy a Sunday matinee screening of the beloved animated film All Dogs Go to Heaven, directed by Don Bluth, in connection with the SCAD MOA exhibition The Dog Show

This event is free with donation of dog food or a dog toy, which will go toward supporting local shelter organizations Renegade Paws Rescue and Coastal Pet Rescue.

The screening is open to the public, with limited seating. To reserve your seat, contact Kristin Poitras, manager of museum visitation and programming, at kpoitras@scad.edu or 912.525.7145.

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First Saturday STORY TIME (First Saturday of every month) @ SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd. Savannah, Ga.

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11AM 
Treat the little artist in your life to SCAD MOA Story Time on the first Saturday of each month. Enjoy exciting tales and fun activities as you learn about the work on view.
Story Time is programmed for children ages 3 and up.
For more information, contact Kristin Poitras, manager of museum visitation and programming, at kpoitras@scad.edu or 912.525.7145.

Details here.

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Free Museum Admisson on Second Sundays

Savannah-area residents receive free admission on the second Sunday of every month. Next one: Dec. 11. Details here.

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TEEN NIGHT: WINTER 2022 SERIES

Teen Night: Ornament workshop
Fri. Dec. 2 4:30–6:30
PM

SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd. Savannah, Ga. 

Create a custom beaded ornament inspired by the museum’s current exhibitions — imaginative art to adorn your tree!

Admission to the workshop: $10. Supplies included. All skill levels welcome. Boxed dinner provided. 

To sign up, email Kristin Poitras, manager of museum visitation and programming, at kpoitras@scad.edu. 

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Teen Night: Cookie decorating workshop 

Fri. Dec. 9  4:30–6:30PM

SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd. Savannah, Ga. 

Customize cookies styled like works on view with assistant curator Brittany Richmond. 

Admission to the workshop: $10. Supplies included. All skill levels welcome. Boxed dinner provided. 

To sign up, email Kristin Poitras, manager of museum visitation and programming, at kpoitras@scad.edu. 

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Teen Night: Holiday sculptures workshop 

Fri. Dec. 16  4:30–6:30PM

SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd. Savannah, Ga. 

Inspired by Shi Jinsong’s motorcycle works, on view in the artist’s exhibition Waiting for a response which we might never get [link: https://www.scadmoa.org/exhibitions/waiting-for-a-response-which-we-might-never-get], transform holiday icons into whimsical sculptures using polymer clay. 

Admission to the workshop: $10. Supplies included. All skill levels welcome. Boxed dinner provided. 

To sign up, email Kristin Poitras, manager of museum visitation and programming, at kpoitras@scad.edu.Savannah-area residents receive free admission on the second Sunday of every month. Here’s the listing for December!

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(Savannah schools) Open House @ St. Andrew’s School

Monday, November 14th, 2022

St. Andrew’s School Open House for Prospective Parents, Thurs. Nov. 30 2022

Make plans to attend the upcoming Open House and see why St. Andrew’s School was voted Savannah’s BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL. Faculty, students, and parents from the St. Andrew’s community will welcome you to campus for a tour and answer all of your questions.

Register at www.saslions.com

St. Andrew’s School Open House for Prospective Parents

Wed. Nov. 30, 2022

8:30AM Grades 5 through 12

9:30AM – Pre K 3 through Grade 4

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(Savannah Holidays 2022) SCPS Santa Chase 5K & Fun Run

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Come to Savannah Christian Preparatory School for a trail run while chasing Santa 

SCPS welcomes the Savannah area community to come out and run the campus trails. 

The first runner to beat Santa across the finish line wins $100!  Holiday costumes are welcome and there will be a Costume Contest. Due to the natural terrain of the trails, strollers are not encouraged.  

There will be a fun 1/4 mile kids fun run on the school track!  Each child that completes the 1/4 mile will receive a medal.

Stay around after the race for food and fun holiday activities for the family. 

All proceeds will benefit SCPS PTF. 

REGISTER ONLINE HERE.

Location Street Address: 1599 Chatham Parkway, Savannah, GA 31408

Pricing: $30 until Nov 30 2022 and $35 until Dec 9 2022

Race Day Registration until 8:45 am

Frequently asked questions:

Walkers are allowed
T-shirt is included – 5k only
Anyone can pick up packets with confirmation email

Packet Pick-Up:

Packets will be available for pick up on Fri. Dec. 9, noon- 5PM at the Eckburg Building at Savannah Christian Preparatory School.  It is the first building on the right when you turn into the main entrance of the campus off Chatham Parkway.  

REGISTER ONLINE HERE.

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(Savannah Parent & Child Activities) New Wednesday Family Kindermusik Class

Monday, November 14th, 2022

New 11AM Wednesday Family Kindermusik Class

Set aside some special together-time with your 0-7 year old, and watch your child blossom before your eyes.

Kindermusik develops a love for music, all while growing social skills, cognitive abilities, physical development, and so much more!  

For more info, text FREE TRIAL to 912-432-5885.  Visit kindermusikwith88keys.com.  
Kindermusik…Music now, Skills for life.  

Kindermusik…Uniting families in the Coastal Empire through music since 2002!

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(Savannah Parent & Child Programs) Toddler Tuesdays Oatland Island Wildlife Center 2022

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Toddler Tuesdays nature programs @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Toddler Tuesday is a program for 1-4 year old children and their caregivers that focuses on one of our animals, or a relevant nature theme. The program will meet at the picnic pavilion​ and will include singing, finger play, a story, and a possible encounter with one of ​our furry, feathered or scaly​ residents.

Occasionally the program ventures to an exhibit, so dress appropriately and bring your stroller and walking shoes. Toddler Tuesday is weather dependent and in case of extreme weather and a cancellation is called for,​ attendees will be emailed at the address you registered your child with.

​Sessions are offered twice on Tuesdays from 10 – 10:30AM & 11-11:30AM and registration is not required, but it helps us speed up check in and if there is a cancellation you will be the first to know. 

Find registration forms links here.

Program Cost:

$5 for adults / free for adult members

$3 for military adults/ free for adult members

$5 for children participating in the program (members and non members must pay program fee)

$3 per class if you buy a multi pass punch card (6 class minimum purchase)

​You can purchase a punch card for your child’s admission for repeat visits at the class sign-in table, or at the front desk lobby anytime! Find out more information here!

If you are a preschool or day care you will need to call 395-1510 or click here to book a private program as this program is designed for the general public. 

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Oatland Island Wildlife Center Polar Express 2022, Savannah

Join Ms. Seashell on an adventure to the North Pole.

Three special Toddler Tuesday Polar Express sessions available: December 20, 2022
9AM, 10AM & 11AM @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah.

Special fundraising fees apply: $8 for children, $5 for adults
No Toddler Tuesday Punch Cards will be accepted for this special event. No walk-ups can be accomodated.

In this annual event, participants will take an imaginary ride on Oatland’s very own Polar Express to meet some very special animals. Treats and craft activities are included in the cost of registration.

Learn more and reserve your spot here. 

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Become a Friends of Oatland member

This Member November 2022 save $5 when you give the gift of Oatland. When you gift a Family Membership between November 15 – December 15 2022, you’ll receive a $5 discount off the regular membership rate.

Check out the full list of member benefits and join today online here.

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Thanksgiving Week events @ Old Fort Jackson, Savannah Children’s Museum

Sunday, November 13th, 2022

Savannah Children’s Museum Fall 2022 Programs

Savannah Children’s Museum is open – weather permitting – 9AM-3PM Wednesdays-Sundays.

10AM | Storytime in the Frogtown Garden
Noon| STEAM Studio or Bottle Rocket Demonstration
1:30PM | Young Explorers or Healthy Me

Awesome Art is ongoing daily.

Theme is autum & Thanksgving.

Learn more here.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Savannah Children’s Museum is an outdoor site, so it may be closed due to inclement weather. Call ahead for accurate closing information at 912-651-4292 

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Thanksgiving Weekend 2022 Events @ Old Fort Jackson, Savannah

Old Fort Jackson’s dynamic, living history presentations take place from 10 AM until Noon, and from 1 until 3 PM each day.

Fri. Nov. 25: there will be portrayal of Union and Confederate Soldiers who fought in the Battle of Honey Hill, South Carolina, on Nov. 30th, 1864. These soldiers included the 55th Massachussetts Volunteers, who eventually served at Old Fort Jackson. Experience renowned rifle musket and cannon firings, along with battlefield surgery presentations.

Sat. Nov. 26: there will be a portrayal of Union and Confederate Soldiers and Civilians from Savannah. Hear the story behind the history of Thanksgiving as celebrated in 1864. Experience firing of the mighty 32 Pounder Cannon. Local musicians from Bella Harmony Music, period dancing as well! In the afternoon, participants will portray civilians on the homefront, along with the Savannah Republican Blues, plus the renowned Infantry and Artillery Drill, and Battle Drill with guests.

Learn more here.

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Diesel train rides @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Diesel train rides at Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah this weekend!

Train rides will be at 10AM, 11AM, Noon, 1PM, 2PM, and 3PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Seating is limited and is first-come, first-served. Visitors must pick up boarding passes in the gift shop before boarding.

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Savannah Parent & Toddler Activities: Art Start Stroller & Toddler Tours @ Jepson Center

Saturday, November 12th, 2022

Toddler art program @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Kids are invited to the Jepson Center in Savannah for story time, a special tour, and an art activity, 10:30AM this Thurs. Nov. 17 2022

Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome @ Art Start Stroller & Toddler Tours.

Come play & learn with Telfair Museums.

Details here. 

$5 per child
Adults: members free | non-members $12

Upcoming Art Start dates

Thurs. Nov. 17 2022. Register online here.

Thurs. Dec. 15 2022. Register online here.

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SouthCoast Health presents Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving, Savannah

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

Free kids race is at 8AM; Diaper Dash at 8:15AM; Main 4-mile race at 8:30AM

SouthCoast Health presents 14th annual United Way Turkey Trot in Savannah on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 2022 at Daffin Park.

SouthCoast Health has been the title sponsor of the event since it started back in 2009.

The FREE Kids-K kicks off the tradition at 8AM. This 400-yard race is perfect for children eight years old or younger, and it’s free with no registration required. At 8:15 AM the Diaper Dash will start, with children ages two and under running 40 feet.

The main run and walk of the 4-mile course begins at 8:30 AM. 

After the races, participants are invited to a post-race awards ceremony hosted at Daffin Park where they can enjoy food and beverages. The ceremony will include prizes for the top three overall male and female racers, the top three male and female racers in each age group, and additional awards such as the largest family, runner from farthest away, most senior, most junior, and best costume. 

Registration: $35 from now until Nov. 23rd. It increases on race day. Register here

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(Savannah Holidays 2022) Holiday Camps @ Summit Gymnastics

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

Holiday Camps 2022 @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Registrations are opened for Summit Gymnastics Winter Holiday Camp 2022. Camps are already filling up fast.

Reserve your spot quick and easy online here.

Camps are Dec. 19-23 & Dec. 26-30, 9AM-1PM. For ages 4-10.

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About Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

For more than a decade,  Summit Gymnastics in Savannah has produced top-quality gymnasts by providing a safe & productive work environment that enhances physical and mental well-being.

Summit Gymnastics
74 W. Montgomery Crossroads
Savannah, Ga. 31406
(912)-921-1034

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(Savannah Holiday Camps 2022) 2-Day Golf Camp during Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

Thanksgiving Week 2 Day Golf Camp with A-SWING Junior Golf Academy, Savannah

Kids are out of school and want them to be active during the Thanksgiving Break?  Want to give your child a “taste”  of the golf without wasting time and money to play?

The A-SWING Junior Golf Academy is hosting a two day camp for kids age kindergarten thru 5th graders. 

The camp is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 21 & 22 2022.  The camp runs from 9AM – 12:30PM each day and lunch is provided. 

Register for the Thanksgiving 2-Day Camp by visiting www.SavannahJuniorGolf.com or contact Coach Paul at 912-655-9119 for additional information.

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(Savannah Holidays 2022) Public Ice-Skating @ Savannah Civic Center

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

For years, public ice-skating during the holiday season at the Savannah Civic Center was a top tradition.

But that Savannah tradition has been on hiatus for the past two years.

In 2022, public skating returns to the Savannah Civic Center’s MLK Arena – courtsey of Ghost Pirates Ice and the City of Savannah.

Savannah public ice-skating sessions will be 1-3PM Sat & Sun. Nov. 12 & 13, Nov. 19 & 20, 2022. Thanksgiving weekend hours are: 1-3PM, 7-9PM Fri. Nov. 25 & Sat Nov. 26; 1-3PM Sun. Nov. 27.

7-9PM Fri & Sat. Dec. 2-3 & Dec. 9-10; 1-3PM Sat-Sun. Dec. 3-4, 10-11 2022.

Additional sessions are expected to be added.

Learn more here.

General Admission: $12

Military & First Responders: $10

Senior Admission: $8

Toddlers (Ages 5 & Younger): $8

Ice Walkers: $10

Skate Rental: $3

(Savannah Holidays 2022) Coastal Heritage Society Presents Annual Savannah Santa Train

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Savannah Santa Train 2022, Dec. 10 @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Savannah Santa Train, one of the largest annual holiday family events in the Lowcountry, returns on Sat. Dec. 10, 2022, 9AM-5PM @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah.

Festive activities and entertainment include a holiday-themed diesel locomotive train ride experience, Tin Soldier training, crafts and historic children’s games. Enjoy a performance by the Gretchen Greene School of Dance, see and purchase hand-crafted artisan spinning tops made in front of you by the Lowcountry Turners, and celebrate the season with festive holiday dancing with Minick Family Music, and share your Christmas wishes during a visit with Santa Claus.

Complimentary donuts and coffee will be shared by The Salvation Army’s mobile Canteen. The Big Cheese food truck and Jonny Boy Cookies will serve gourmet grilled cheese and sweet dessert treats available for purchase at the event.

Savannah Santa Train is hosted each year by Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum. Tickets are $15 per person for all guests age eighteen months and up and online pre-registration is required here

CHS Members will receive a discounted ticket rate of $12 per person. Find info on becoming a member here.

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

Get tickets here.

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(Savannah Holidays 2022) Tybee Ballet Performances of The Land of the Sweets

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Join Tybee Ballet Theatre for an evening of sweets, treats, and dancing!

Land of the Sweets is TBT’s original, family-friendly adaptation of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker.

Think the short, sweet, and relatable version of the Nutcracker ballet. Appropriate for all ages.

Free Nov 19 Shows @ 3 & 7PM Savannah Arts Cultural Center

The Land of the Sweets performances @ Savannah Culture Arts Center Ben Tucker Theater are FREE ADMISSION at 3 & 7 PM on Sat. Nov.19. Seating is on a first come first serve basis, but you can reserve your free ticket online here.

6PM Dec. 9 & 10 Shows @ Tybee Post Theater

Tickets for the Tybee Post Theater performance are now live. Purchase online here.

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(Savannah schools) Visit Savannah Christian Preparatory School (PreK-12th grade)

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Tour Savannah Christian Preparatory School @ an open house this fall

School searching in Savannah? Visit Savannah Christian Preparatory School, an independent, non-denominational PK-12 college prep Christian school, during a Welcome Home Wednesday open house.

Learn more here.

Welcome Home Wednesdays

Open Houses 2022-23: Nov. 30, Jan. 11, Jan. 25, Feb. 8

Welcome Home Wednesdays begin at 9:30AM

Reservations are required.
Register for Welcome Home Wednesdays online here.
For more information on this event or admissions at Savannah Christian Preparatory School, please email Kathi Strickland, Director of Family Relations, at kstrickland@savcps.com or call the admissions office at 912.629.5544.

Register online here. 

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