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Free for ages 12 & younger: Drop-In Studio @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Jepson Center for the Arts Telfair Museums Savannah

Winter Holiday School Break 2017 is the perfect time to visit Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center of the Arts in Savannah.

Remember: museum admission is always free for children ages 12 & younger.

Technology & Art Gallery 
Daily during museum hours
Kids’ can interact with technology at the Jepson Center for the Arts. Complementing the ArtZeum, the Jepson Center’s Technology and Art Gallery is a great place for visitors of all ages to explore interactive and new media art. This long-term rotating exhibit introduces viewers to new media works that use various types of video & computer processing.


Jepson Center kids' activities Savannah

Drop-In Studio
December 2017 Theme: “Drawing without looking”
Daily 1-4PM
Jepson Center
FREE with museum admission

Unleash your creativity in the Jepson Center studios every day for artmaking projects for all ages. Work at your own pace and comfort level. Each month features a special project designed to connect with a specific exhibition at the museum. A studio assistant is always on-hand to answer questions and assist guests. Drop-In Studio is open all year round & perfect for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.



The City of Savannah is offering a holiday parking deal every Thursday and Friday through Dec. 22.

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.

Details here. 


Coming in January 2018

FREE PULSE Art & Technology Festival

One of Telfair Museums’ most exciting events, the PULSE Art + Technology Festival, returns for its twelfth year with artworks highlighting virtual and augmented reality, engaging lectures and performances and a special film screening that celebrates women in engineering.

This interactive and wildly inventive event for all ages, PULSE takes place at the Jepson Center from January 17-21, 2018.

PULSE will include an evening focused on STEAM education with a free, all-ages screening of the new documentary film Dream Big, which highlights female engineers making the world a better place.

Avery Bang, a distinguished engineer featured in the film, will participate in a question and answer panel after the screening. Elementary through college-age students can also enjoy two free morning programs of exciting presentations and dialogue with creatives working in tech fields from VR to coding and video games.

PULSE kids’ highlights include:

Thurs. Jan. 18, 6PM: FREE Screening & lecture: Dream Big: Engineering Our World and panel discussion with Avery Bang, sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers and Tharpe Engineering Group. Free admission.

Sat. Jan. 20, 1–4PM: Chatham County Free Family Day/STEAM Expo/2PM Virtual Reality Performance by The Glad Scientist.

All PULSE events are free to students with valid student IDs and Chatham County residents with proof of residency, except for the opening night lecture and performance (which are free to museum members, $8 admission for non-members). Without a valid student or Chatham County ID, regular museum admission is required for entrance.


Art Start: Stroller and Toddler Tours
3rd Thursday of Every Month
$5 per child / adult members free / adult non-members $20

Start your day with art with our new and combined programs! Once a month, our youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here. Come play and learn with us!

Thurs. Jan. 18 theme: PULSE


207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

Jepson Center for the Arts, 912-790-8800 or visit Telfair Museums is a advertiser

Savannah Holidays 2017: Free Christmas for Savannah

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Lifebridge free Christmas event Savannah 2017

You’re invited to bring your family to this free Christmas event:  LifeBridge Church is holding Christmas For Savannah on Sat. Dec. 23, 4:15-6:15PM at Lake Mayer Park (1850 E. Montgomery Crossroad) in Savannah.

There will live music from award-winning local band, Tell Scarlet, activities for kids of all ages, a live Nativity, Christmas “sleigh” rides, story time with Pete the Cat, and a special Christmas message.

Childcare is available for children ages 6 weeks – preK.

The evening is free & open to everyone!



Free Holiday Movies @ Trustees Theater, Savannah

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Free Holiday Movies Savannah SCAD Trustees Theather

Bring your family and friends for a free day of movies that are free and open to the public @ Trustees Theather, Savannah. 

This year’s Holiday Happenings will feature screenings of Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas at 11:00 AM, Dr. Suess’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Jim Carey at 3:00 PM, and It’s a Wonderful Life at 7:00 PM.

Enjoy complimentary snacks and popcorn, just bring a canned or nonperishable food for America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia OR new-in-the-package toys benefiting the Build a Bridge Foundation of Georgia.

Trustees Theater
216 E Broughton St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

(Savannah dentists) Free dental exams @ Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Free dental exams Savannah Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

In the spirit of the holiday season,Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry in Savannah will offer FREE dental exams for children ages 2 and younger during December 2017.

Call today: 912-298-KIDS.

A child’s first dental visit should be by age ONE, according to The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Studies show that dental costs for children who have their first dental visit before age one are 40 percent lower in the first five years than for those who do not see a dentist prior to their first birthday. See the AAPD’s recommendation here. 


Krista Hinchey Savannah dentists pediatric

Dr. Krista Hinchey at Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry, Savannah

About Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry of Savannah specializes in children. Board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Krista Hinchey and her team are experts on the growing smile.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry accepts the following insurance: Amerigroup, CareSource, PeachState and Well Care (these are all Georgia Medicaid) The other main ones accepted @ Dogwood are United Concordia/Tricare (military), Ameritas, MetLife and Cigna. 

Stay connected with Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry and learn more about this new Savannah pediatric dentist practice by liking the practice on Facebook here. 

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry,, 4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101, Savannah 31405, 912-298-KIDS (5437), email Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry is a advertiser 

Free pediatric developmental screenings, Pooler & Richmond Hill

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Have questions or concerns about your child’s development?

Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy in Pooler & Richmond Hill will offer free developmental screenings with one of their Speech, Physical or Occupational therapists, 9AM-Noon on Dec. 15 2017.

These free screenings are open to all children ages 0-6 and will cover any developmental concerns parents may have regarding your child’s fine motor, gross motor, feeding or speech and language development.

Pooler office
110 Pipemakers Circle, Suite 115
Pooler, GA 31322

Richmond Hill office
2451 B US Hwy 17
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Hilton Head Tree Lighting 2017 with Santa, Rudolph

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Hilton Head Holiday Christmas Tree Lighting 2017 Santa

Hilton Head’s official 2017 Tree Lighting will be at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Sat. Nov. 25, 3:30-5:30PM

Santa, Mrs. Claus and Rudolph will help kick off the holiday season at the Town’s official Christmas Tree Lighting, a fun-for-the-whole-family celebration complete with Christmas music, holiday crafts, food and a musical performance from the cast of Newsies.

Sponsored by the Town of Hilton Head, the festival will be held this Saturday, November 25, from 3:30 to 5:30pm on the Arts Center’s grounds.

Part of the festival is a Holly Day Art Market, so you can your holiday shopping early while supporting local artists who will be onsite with jewelry, art, crafts, Christmas treasures and more.

Activities for children include face painting, holiday crafts and photos with Santa that will be printed to take home. Apple cider and coffee from Starbucks, Wayback burgers, hot dogs and chili, plus fresh-made empanadas and tamales, along with other treats will be available to help keep festival-goers warm, toasty and happy. There will even be beer and wine for sale.

Mayor David Bennett will light the tree as the sun begins to set. In addition to the Newsies cast performance, other entertainment includes the Bluffton School of Dance and local celebrity-singer Candace Woodson & more.

Attendees are invited to bring a non-perishable food item and/or unwrapped toy, which will be collected for Deep Well, a local charity which provides items to families in need.

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane
Hilton Head Is. SC

Holiday Flash Mob @ Tybee Christmas Tree Lighting

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Holiday Flash Mob Studio Savannah Tybee Tree Lighting

Finally – your chance to partake in a Flash Mob!

The Holiday Flash Mob will perform at the Dec. 1 Lights on for Tybee holiday event in downtown Tybee.

If you would like to participate, attend the practice date 1:30PM Sat. Nov. 18 in the parking lot of Tybee Arts Assocation, No. 7 Cedarwood Avenue on Tybee Is.  Choreographer is Elyse of The STUDIO  in Savannah.


The STUDIO, 954.682.5694 email, 2805B Roger Lacey Ave., Savannah, GA, 31404 The Studio is a advertiser 



Free Savannah Philharmonic in the Streetz concert

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Free Philharmonic in the Streets Savannah


The Savannah Philharmonic is partnering with area neighborhoods, schools, churches and community leaders to present the FREE fall Philharmonic in the Streetz party.

Come from 1-4PM Sun. Nov. 19 2017 to  Greenbriar Children’s Center for live music performances, children’s activities, free Leopold’s ice cream, lemonade, and barbecue for sale by Tricks. The Center is at 3709 Hopkins St.

Hosted by Savannah Philharmonic and Greenbriar Children’s Center

(Savannah Holidays 2017) 9th Annual Tybee Island Lighted Boat Parade

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Tybee Lighted Boat Parade Savannah Holiday Christmas Events

You’re invited to the 9th Annual Tybee Boat Parade on Sun. Dec 3 2017 at The Original Crab Shack on Tybee Is.

The event begins at 5PM with a Hot Dog & Chili Bar. The Hot Dog & Chili Bar is FREE for EVERYONE with a Second Harvest canned food donation.

Boats depart Crab Shack docks at approximately 6PM (Tybee Time). Boats return around 7PM

Braggin’ Rights Awards will be given out after the parade. Want to decorate your boat and participate in the parade? Email to let them know you will be participating. Participants receive 5 days of FREE dockage the week of the event, plus a $25 Crab Shack gift card.

Sunday, December 3 at 5 PM – 8 PM
The Crab Shack
40 Estill Hammock Rd
Tybee Island, Georgia 31328



(Savannah Fall Festivals 2017) Free Savannah Children’s Book Festival

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Free Savannah Children's Book Festival 2017 Kwame Alexander


Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs present
Savannah Children’s Book Festival (SCBF)
Sat. Nov. 18, 2017
10AM-4PM | Forsyth Park

FREE & open to the public

2017 SCBF Featured Authors

Featured Authors Bios

Headlining Author
Kwame Alexander

New York Times-bestselling author Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator and author of 24 books, including “The Crossover,” which received the 2015 Newbery Medal.

Featured Authors
R. Gregory Christie
Carmen Agra Deedy
José Lucio
Susan Rubin
Don Tate
Carole Boston Weatherford
Salina Yoon

Featured Authors – Teen Literature 
E. Lockhart                 Kekla Magoon                 Cynthia Leitich Smith

Also, dozens of indie authors, illustrators & performers. See the full list here.  As well as free family entertainment.

Learn more here.

Savannah Holidays 2017: Free Gingerbread Village @ Westin Savannah, Nov. 24-Dec. 29

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Westin Savannah Gingerbread Village 2016 Holidays Savannah

Bring your kids to the annual Gingerbread Village  at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.

The 2017 Savannah Harbor Gingerbread Village theme is: “An Old World Christmas Christmas”

The Gingerbread Village will be on display in the Westin Savannah lobby from Nov. 24 – Dec. 29, 2017. The competition includes adult (18 & older) and student (17 & younger) divisions,

Make the trip to see the Gingerbread Village (Nov. 24-Dec. 29) even more special by catching the free ferry from River Street to the Westin. Ferry schedule here.

Free and open to the public. (Please schedule large group visits in advance.) For more information, email


Westin Savannah on Hutchinson Is.
1 Resort Drive
Savannah, GA 31421

Enter the Gingerbread competition

Do you have a classroom or club that is looking to participate in the Gingerbread Village Competition? The Westin has gingerbread shells available. If you would like to reserve one, contact

Find entry form info here. 


The City of Savannah is offering a holiday parking deal every Thursday and Friday in starting Nov. 23 through Dec. 22.

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.

Details here. 

Savannah moms groups: Thanksgiving gathering with MOMS Club

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Moms Group Savannah Thankgivings MOMS Club

MOMS Club of Savannah is a group dedicated to the support of stay-at-home moms.

MOMS Club is not solely a group for playdates. The club is run by members and collectively members plan weekly activities, both in the morning and afternoons.

Want to learn more about MOMS Club of Savannah? Come to their Thanksgiving Potluck on November 17 for mingling and letting the kids run off some energy.

This is a great event to come and ask questions about the club and meet other moms in the area. Just RSVP to this Facebook Event page and invite all of your stay-at-home mom friends!

Learn more about the Savannah moms group here. 


MOMS Club of West Chatham County & Effingham County

Connect with other moms. Check out a MOMS Club of West Chatham & Effingham meeting.

This MOMS Club serves the Pooler, Bloomingdale, Garden City, Port Wentworth, Guyton, Rincon, and Springfield areas within West Chatham and Effingham counties. This chapter is one of many around the world, but all are part of the international MOMS Club organization.

From park playdates to playgroups, and museum outings to moms night out, there is always a way to connect with other moms and their kids. Members are happy to provide you with more information about joining. Please send inquires to and be sure to include your contact information.

Savannah Holidays 2017: “Holidays on Broughton” Tree Lighting, Santa Photos

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Holidays on Broughton 2017 Santa photos Tree Lighting

Experience  “Holidays on Broughton 2017” festivities that kick off with a tree-lighting Nov. 24 in downtown Savannah.

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 on certain days through Dec. 31.

“Holidays on Broughton” also will include:

Corner of Broughton & Bull Streets
Fri. Nov. 24, 5PM
Broughton Street officially welcomes the holiday season with the lighting off the 50-foot holiday tree adorned with glistening lights! Come celebrate Holidays on Broughton, with musical performances, Santa’s arrival and more.

Corner of Broughton & Bull streets
Fri Nov. 24, 5-9PM
Sat. Nov. 25 10AM-2PM
Bring your own camera for an opportunity to take a photo with Santa! Located underneath the holiday tree at the corner of Broughton and Bull Streets.
Professional photography not available.


The City of Savannah is offering a holiday parking deal every Thursday and Friday in starting Nov. 23 through Dec. 22.

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.

Details here. 

In support of Small Business Saturday, shopping is made easy with three hours of free parking on Sat. Nov. 25 in any city-owned parking garage, sponsored by the City of Savannah. Daily rates apply after the first three hours of free parking.



Savannah Holidays 2017: Lighted Christmas Parade, Dec. 2

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Lighted Christmas Parade Savannah 2017


Don’t miss Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade 2017 starting West River Street at 5:30PM Sat. Dec. 2 2017, 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. 2 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

DEC 1-3, 2017
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. 1 from 4-10PM with First Friday Fireworks at 9:30PM  and continue on Sat. Dec. 2. For more details including an entertainment schedule, click here.

Event Times
Fri. Dec. 1, 4-10PM
Sat. Dec. 2 10AM-8PM
Sun. Dec. 3 12:30-6PM

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




The City of Savannah is offering a holiday parking deal every Thursday and Friday in starting Nov. 23 through Dec. 22.

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.

Details here. 


(Savannah Holidays 2017) Holiday Boat Parade of Lights + Fireworks

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Savannah Holiday Boat Parade of Lights 2014

It’s a Christmas parade, Savannah style!

On Sat. Nov. 25, 2017, about 35 lighted vessels parade both sides of the waterfront. The Holiday Boat Parade of Lights 2017 starts at 7:15 PM.

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

Or you can enjoy live music performances, a tree lighting ceremony & a fireworks extravaganza at The Westin. Cost: $10 admission per person for the Savannah Harbor Foundation. Online tickets available here.  There will also be a collection of toys and gift cards for Greenbriar Children’s Center

Schedule of Events @ the Westin
5PM – 10PM – Holiday Concessions
6PM – Savannah Pipes and Drums
6:15PM – Proclamation Read by General Oglethorpe & tree lighting ceremony
6:20PM – Tree Lighting Ceremony
6:30PM – Musical Entertainment
7:15PM – Cannon Fire to Start the Parade
9PM- Fireworks

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




(Savannah Holidays 2017) Tybee Christmas tree lighting, kids’ holiday shopping & more

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Tybee Christmas tree lighting parade bike parade 2017 holidays Savannah

Lights on for Tybee 2017: Christmas tree lighting
6:30PM Fri. Dec. 1 2017
A celebratory Tybee tradition downtown with the tree lighting
Mayor Buelterman lights the Christmas tree at the Roundabout. Following the lighting ceremony, the choir – led by performers with the Tybee Arts Performing Society – will lead you from the tree to the steps of Historic Carbo House for holiday entertainment & singalongs.
Tybee Beautification will present the Best Decorated Business awards. Gretchen Greene School of Dance students will perform
Followed by the arrival of Santa Claus.
Plus, gently falling snowflakes from the Sea & Breeze throughout the evening.
Complimentary refreshments will be available at participating locations throughout downtown during the evening celebration.


House of the Christmas Mouse: Holiday Shopping for Kids
Dec 2-3, 2017
The Tybee Arts Association welcomes kids to come to the Arts Center for this year’s House of the Christmas Mouse. There will be a plethora of Christmas gifts at children prices available for your little ones to do their holiday shopping on Sat Dec. 2 (10AM – 1PM & 4-6PM) and Sun. Dec. 3 (10AM-2PM). Plus, horse drawn carriage rides will be offered on Saturday.
The Arts Center
7 Cedarwood Ave.
Tybee Is. GA, 31328


Tybee Island Christmas Parade 2017 
Sat. Dec. 2 2017, 1-4 PM
Line the streets and share your holiday joy as festive, spirited participants lead Santa from the 14th Street beachfront parking lot to the Tybee Gym. Following the parade, kids can spend time with Santa & enjoy the games and activities provided by the YMCA of Coastal GA – Tybee Island Branch.
Learn more here.


The Tour de Christmas Lights bike parade
7PM Sat. Dec. 9 2017
Light up your bikes & golf carts. The Tour de Christmas Lights parade begins & ends at A-J’s Dockside (1315 Chatham Ave.).
Registration: 3-6PM. The oyster roast, door prizes, and raffle drawing begin at 4:30PM. The “best of” judging begins at 6PM. The parade will start at 7PM.
After the winner is announced, the riding begins for touring the island’s lights & downtown spontaneous stops. Proceeds & donations benefit the Rising TYde Community Food Pantry.


18th Annual Tybee Polar Bear Plunge
Noon, New Year’s Day, Mon. Jan. 1 2018
Dress up, have fun & jump into the Atlantic with thousands of your closest friends @ noon to celebrate the beginning of 2018.
Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion, Tybee Island, GA 31328
COST: Adults $25; Kids younger than 12: $15
Register for this event here.