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(Savannah Holidays 2019) Tree Lighting & more Savannah Holly Days family events

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Savannah holidays Christmas tree lighting Chatham County

You are invited to enjoy The Savannah Holly Days signature holiday events series beginning with a Christmas Tree Lighting on the Friday after Thanksgiving and including a new Christmas Festival at Trustees Garden on Dec. 21.

The 2019 Savannah Holly Days schedule of signature events include:

Holiday Tree Lighting
Fri. Nov. 29 2019 7-8:30PM
Corner of Bull & Broughton Streets
Learn more here.

A festive count-down to the holiday tree lighting on the corner of Broughton & Bull Streets with live performances, singing, and dancing for the whole family to celebrate the holidays. Free & open to the public.

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Christmas for Kids Savannah City Market Free

Christmas for Kids
Sat. Dec. 7 2019 11AM-2PM
Savannah City Market
Learn more here.

Make ornaments. Decorate cookies. Get Grinched at the Grinch hair and makeup booth!
New this year: inflatables, a meet and greet with the Ice Princess and Snow Queen and a beauty boutique. Plus, holiday sing along and performance with elves and other characters, face painting, choir music and more. Free & open to the public.

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Jingle Bell Block Hop
Sat. Dec. 7 2019 2-4PM
Ellis Square
Learn more here.

A holiday block party celebrating “Jingle Bells,” which was penned here in Savannah. Live performances, singing, and dancing activities. Free & open to the public.

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Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Sat. Dec. 14 2019 7-9PM
Corner of Bull & Broughton Streets
Learn more here.

Enjoy performances by various choir groups and local musical artists in front of Savannah’s Christmas tree. Free & open to the public.

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Savannah holidays trustees garden

Christmas Festival at Trustees Garden
Sat. Dec. 21 2019 11AM-7:30PM
Trustees Garden (Charles H. Morris Center)
Learn more here.

Trustees’ Garden presents a Winter holiday celebration with 100% chance of snow! REALLY! Get the family together and enjoy a day filled with fun activities for all ages, music, food, shopping, and an outdoor movie (bring your blankets!) to close out the night next to our 23ft Christmas Tree!
Featuring:
Fake Snow
Snow Tubing
Rock Climbing
Trackless Train
23ft Christmas Tree
Bouncy House
Portraits with Santa
Food Trucks/Vendors
Marketplace in the Metal Building
Musical Performances
Home Alone (1990) on Giant Screen in Kehoe Square

Tickets: https://trusteeschristmas.eventbrite.com
$15 All Day Pass (all ages)
$45 Family Pack of 4 All Day Passes

Questions?
info@trusteesgarden.com
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Savannah Holidays 2019: Free Gingerbread Village @ Westin Savannah, Nov. 24-Dec. 29

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Gingerbread village display Savannah Westin Christmas Holidays 2019 Bring your kids to the annual Gingerbread Village at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.

The Gingerbread Village 2019 will be on display in the Westin Savannah lobby from Nov. 24 though Christmas and possibly until Jan. 1 2020.

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.) Email
​ Gingerbread@savannahharborfoundation.com  or  call 912-604-6852.

Location

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

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(Savannah Holidays 2019) Pooler Christmas Tree Lighting

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Pooler Christmas Tree lighting Savannah holidays
You are invited to Pooler Christmas Tree Lighting this Sun. Nov. 24 5:30-7:30PM @ Pooler Memorial Park in Pooler.

S’mores, Santa, Live Music and plenty of fun for the whole family. Pooler Memorial Park is located at the corner of US Highway 80 East and Pooler Parkway (across the street from BiLo). Sponsored by the City of Pooler.

FREE Savannah Birth and Baby Expo

Friday, November 15th, 2019


Savannah Birth and Baby will host the First Annual Birth and Baby Expo Sat., Nov. 23 2019 at River Drive Crossfit in Savannah.

This FREE Birth and Baby Expo aims to provide resources for pregnant families and new parents.

The Birth and Baby Expo will feature classes, raffle prizes, interactive displays, a lactation lounge, food trucks, and a mimosa bar. As part of the event, Savannah Birth and Baby hopes to bring awareness to many of the under utilized birth and baby professionals in the area. Classes will include babywearing, prenatal yoga, baby massage, infant and newborn sleep, labor comfort measures, birth planning, and cloth diapering. In addition to vendors and classes, the event will be raffling off $10,000 in prizes from local Savannah area business. Any proceeds from the event will be donated to PACK Savannah.

Savannah Birth and Baby is a collective of individuals in the Savannah area that are committed to bringing resources to pregnant women and young families.

FREE Matinee “Freebirds” @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Free Freebird movie Savannah Matinee Savannah Cultural Center

Start off Thanksgiving break with a free screening of Free Birds at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center.

Additional entertainment and activities will be provided by the Stardust Pixxies.

Early arrival is encouraged as seating is first-come-first-served.

Free showing of Freebirds
Tues. Nov. 26, 2019, Noon-3PM
Savannah Cultural Arts Center
201 Montgomery St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Spend the day @ the new Savannah Cultural Arts Center & register for the Table Top Turkey Workshop for all ages, 9:30-11:30AM on Tues. Nov. 26. Cost: $10. Details here. 

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(Savannah Holidays 2019) Holiday Boat Parade of Lights + Fireworks

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Savannah Holiday Boat Parade of Lights 2014

It’s a Christmas parade, Savannah style!

On Sat. Nov. 30, 2019, about 35 lighted vessels parade both sides of the waterfront. The Holiday Boat Parade of Lights 2019 starts at 7PM.

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  (subject to change)
5PM – Holiday Food & Beverage Stations Open
6PM – Choir Performance
​6:30PM – Bag Pipes
6:45PM – Oglethorpe’s Proclamation and Tree Lighting!
7PM – Cannon fires/Signals beginning of boat parade
Fireworks at the conclusion of the Parade! – Sponsored by Westin Savannah & Falcon Fireworks!

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

 

Free holiday kids activities & Santa photos at Santa’s Wonderland Bass Pro Shop, Savannah Mall

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Free Santa photos at Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shop Savannah Mall

Moving trains. Free activity tables. Free crafts and remote control trucks. And at certain hours, free photos with Santa – all at Santa’s Wonderland inside Bass Pro Shop @ Savannah Mall.

At Santa’s Wonderland inside Bass Pro Shops, families can:

Visit Santa and get a photo FOR FREE
Reserve a virtual spot in line while playing games and making crafts as a family

Santa’s Wonderland 2019 at Bass Pro Shops is already underway and runs through Dec. 24 2019. See hours here.

Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street, www.savannahmall.com , 912-927-7467.

Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade 2019

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Savannah Lighted Christmas Parade 2018

Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade will be 5:30PM Sat. Dec. 7 2019. The parade starts at 5:30PM.

The parade will wind through downtown Savannah featuring a Grand Marshal, community floats, cars, trolleys, walking groups and more.

Free & open to the public.

Christmas on the River in Rousakis Plaza on River Street will be Fri. Dec. 6-Sun. Dec. 8 2019. Kids’ activities include creating ornaments in the Waterfront Kidz Zone. See the Christmas on the River schedule here. 

(Savannah Holidays 2019) Free Christmas for Kids Celebration

Friday, November 15th, 2019

FREE Holiday Events for Kids Savannah City Market Celebration for kids

FREE Christmas For Kids Celebration in Savannah’s City Market
Sat Dec. 7, 2019, 11AM-2PM

Make ornaments! Decorate cookies! Get Grinched (with hair and makeup)! Meet Father Christmas and take a Cinderella carriage tour.

All of this, plus face painting, choir music and more add up to a day of fun the whole family can truly enjoy.

City Market is in downtown Savannah
Start at the corner of Jefferson and West St. Julian Streets.
Savannah City Market stretches a full block in each direction, with Ellis Square to the east and Franklin Square to the west, from Bryan (North) to Congress (South).

(Savannah Holidays 2019) Tybee Lighted Boat Parade, Tree Lighting, Tour de Lights Bike Parade

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Tybee Lighted Boat Parade Savannah Holiday Christmas Events

You’re invited to the 11th Annual Tybee Lighted Boat Parade on Sun. Dec 8 2019 at The Original Crab Shack on Tybee Is.

The event begins at 4:30PM 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 5:30PM (Tybee Time). Boats return around 6:30PM

Braggin’ Rights Awards will be given out after the parade. Want to decorate your boat and participate in the parade? Learn more here.

Sun. Dec. 8 2019 at 4:30 – 7PM
The Crab Shack
40 Estill Hammock Rd
Tybee Island, Georgia 31328

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Lights on for Tybee Christmas Tree Lighting & Tybee Christmas Parade 2019

Tybee Island Christmas Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting 2019
Fri. Dec. 6 2019, 6:30PM
Line the streets and share your holiday joy.  The parade steps off at 6:30PMat the corner of Butler Avenue and 8th Street and follows an illuminated trail from Butler to Tybrisa, ending at the beachfront pier and roundabout where Mayor Buelterman will light the 18-foot Christmas tree. Following the lighting ceremony, enjoy Christmas caroling, dancing, a snowfall selfie station, refreshments served by local businesses and awards for the best decorated homes and businesses on Tybee.

Learn more here.

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Tybee Tour de lights bike parade 2019 holidays christmas

12th Annual Tour de Lights Bike Parade on Tybee Island

A fun event on Dec. 14, 2019 6:30-8:30PM where everyone lights up their bikes and golf carts with Christmas themed decorations.

Registration starts at A-J’s that day from 3-6 pm. $25 participation fee will get you appetizers and select drink specials at A-J’s. It also allows you to be judged and a chance to win prizes and bragging rights for best-decorated bike or golf cart.

Bikes and golf carts will be judged for best decorations at A-J’s around 6:30PM. We will then head off for a parade from A-J’s to Tybrisa so that everyone can show off their lights and decorations. After the bike ride, we head back to A-J’s for door prizes, raffles.

 

(Savannah Holidays 2019) Richmond Hill Christmas Parade

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Richmond Hill Christmas Parade 2019 Savannah

You’re invited to the Richmond Hill Christmas Parade, Sat. December 7, 2019 at 10 AM-12 PM

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Bring your kids to Richmond Hill Fire Department’s Breakfast with Santa, Sun. Dec. 8, 2019 at 7-10 AM @ Richmond Hill Fire Department, 9964 Ford Ave., Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

Breakfast with Santa, Photos with Santa, Crafts, Letters to Santa, Bouncy House and more!

Free Holiday Movies 2019 @ Trustees Theater, Savannah

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Free holiday movies Christmas Trustees Theater SCAD 2019

Bring your family and friends for a free day of movies that are free with a donation of a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest and open to the public @ Trustees Theather, Savannah. 

Sat. Dec. 21 2019
11AM, Trustees Theater
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Admission is FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest.

Sat. Dec. 21 2019
3PM, Trustees Theater
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Admission is FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest.

Sat. Dec. 21 2019
7PM, Trustees Theater
It’s a Wonderful Life
Admission is FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest.

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Trustees Theater
216 E Broughton St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

(Savannah schools) St. Andrew’s School Kindness Project

Monday, November 11th, 2019

St. Andrew's School Savannah kindness project

St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Is. in Savannah invites the public to view and participate in a kindness project that is currently on display at the Islands Library, 50 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah.

The collaborative project encourages individuals to pick a “kindness flower” and act on the words written on the leaf. The kindness project began as part of a summer camp at St. Andrew’s taught by parent Lea Lynch and artist Tiffany O’Brien.

“Tiffany created a beautiful display to serve as the backdrop for the project and students created tissue paper flowers with specific acts of kindness written on each stem,” said Lea Lynch. “The project really took off and the St. Andrew’s Lower School wanted to keep the kindness flowers blooming year-round.”

The school’s youngest students create the flowers from colorful tissue paper and the acts of kindness are the last component added before the flowers goes on the display board. Kindness acts range from sharing a smile with someone to taking the time to write and send a thank you note.

“Our students are busy making more flowers to keep up with the demand of people picking the flowers,” said Anne Weisel, Head of the Lower School.

The kindness project board will be at the Islands Library through the month of November. The exhibit travels to the Frank G. Murray Community Center for the month of January.

St. Andrew’s is an independent, International Baccalaureate World School offering the Diploma Program. The school inspires students age three through grade 12.

For more information, visit saslions.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941 ext 452, www.saintschool.com , email hellew@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

November & December 2019 Kids’ Events @ The Sandbox Museum, Bluffton & Hilton Head Is.

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Sandbox Museum Hilton Head Island

14TH BIRTHDAY BASH | AT THE SANDBOX ON HILTON HEAD, 10AM-2PM Wed. Nov. 27 2019

Come celebrate The Sandbox Museum’s birthday at The Sandbox on Hilton Head Is. with the family!

The Sandbox’s parking lot will be turned into a carnival, complete with bounce house, “corn hole”, and other carnival games with prizes, popcorn station, holiday crafts including decorating sugar cookies and ornaments, and of course, birthday cake.

To get everyone in the holiday spirit, kids of all ages can play in fake snow.

Cost: Event admission is $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

Military and senior discounts are available.

First come, first serve.
Space and activities limited in the event of rain. Sorry, coupons not valid for special event.

Learn more here. 

Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.
18A Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Black Friday deal at Sandbox museum Tanger Outlet Bluffton Hilton Head

BLACK FRIDAY ADMISSION SPECIAL | AT THE SANDBOX AT TANGER 2 on Fri. Nov. 29 2019

Take a break from Holiday shopping and find time to play @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum at Tanger 2  in Bluffton.

Admission on Fri. Nov. 29 2019 is only $5 per person for everyone over the age of 12 months.

Cost: $5 All Day

The Sandbox at Tanger 2
Tanger Outlets Hilton Head
1414 Fording Island Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910

Learn more here. 

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Sandbox Hilton Head holidays events

Cookies & Cocoa, Santa on Dec. 22, 2019 @ The Sandbox Museum’s birthday at The Sandbox on Hilton Head Is. 

Come join for some spirit of the season.

Elf Workshop (holiday craft)
Sugar Plum Stop (cookie/treat decorating)
Hot Cocoa on the porch
1-4PM, Sun. Dec. 22 2019

Event admission is $5 for Adults, $10 for Children, up to 12 months is free.
MEMBERS are FREE.

First come, first serve. Space and activities limited in the event of rain
(Sorry, coupons not valid for special event)

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Free Family Fun Night Hilton Head Is. Kids Activities

FREE Family Fun Night, Dec. 6 2019

First Friday of the month
5:30-7:30PM
Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head  FREE Family Fun Nights .

This is a community event designed to bring families together for a cost-free evening of creativity and play.

Weather permitting, the Bounce House and Big Blue Blocks will be available for play outdoors, or you can explore our exhibits and enjoy a craft indoors. Light refreshments will also be served free of charge.

In addition of collecting canned goods for Deep Well,  participants also will make kindness rocks for the museum’s garden.

FREE & FUN for all ages.

Free Family Fun Night
Fri. Dec. 7, 5:30-7:30PM

Supported by The Bargain Box

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Noon Year's Eve Sandbox Children's New Year's event Hilton Head 2018

Noon Year’s Eve @ The Sandbox, Dec. 31, 2019

Want to celebrate the New Year without staying up to midnight? Then ring in 2019 with your family at The Sandbox.

Festivities include special games and activities both indoors and outdoors. In addition to scavenger hunts, games, fun arts & crafts and a picnic lunch, attendees will ring in 2019 with party favors and a balloon drop at 12 noon.

Noon Year’s Eve for kids
10AM-2PM Tues. Dec. 31 2019

Event admission: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Military and senior discounts are available.

First come, first serve. Space and activities limited in the event of rain.

(Sorry, coupons not valid for special event)

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Sandbox Children’s Museum
The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Free Kids’ Holiday Making Station @ the Savannah’s Clay Spot Merry Art Market 2019

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Savannah's Clay Spot Merry market holidays

Free Kids’ Holiday Making Station @ the Savannah’s Clay Spot Merry Art Market 2019

Your kids can make something special while you shop for locally made pottery.

Merry Art Market
Dec. 7 2019
10AM-6PM
Savannah’s Clay Spot
1305 Barnard St.
Savannah 31401

Savannah’s Clay Spot is at 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, 31401. The studio sits on the SW corner of Barnard and Henry Street with the front door facing Henry St. There is parking right in front of the studio facing Henry Street. Look for the fun red fence.

Savannah’s Clay Spot, www.savannahsclayspot.com, 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, 31401, tel. 912-509-4647 or e-mail lisa@savannahsclayspot.com

FREE Matinee “Freebirds” @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Free Freebird movie Savannah Matinee Savannah Cultural Center

Start off Thanksgiving break with a free screening of Free Birds at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center.

Additional entertainment and activities will be provided by the Stardust Pixxies.

Early arrival is encouraged as seating is first-come-first-served.

Free showing of Freebirds
Tues. Nov. 26, 2019, Noon-3PM
Savannah Cultural Arts Center
201 Montgomery St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Spend the day @ the new Savannah Cultural Arts Center & register for the Table Top Turkey Workshop for all ages, 9:30-11:30AM on Tues. Nov. 26. Cost: $10. Details here. 

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