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(Savannah Holidays 2018) Tree Lighting & more Savannah Holly Days family events

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Savannah Holly Days 2017 Tree Lighting, Cookies with Santa

Savannah knows how to throw a kid-friendly holiday season.

We can credit that to The Savannah Holly Days, which was created to promote holiday cheer and events from Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Parts of Savannah’s Historic District will be adorned with holiday decorations throughout the season and host signature events for the entire family to enjoy.

The Savannah Holly Days signature event series begins the Friday after Thanksgiving with special events and offerings running through New Year’s.

Enjoy a tree lighting spectacular, cookies with Santa, kid’s block party, carolers on Broughton and more. Every Friday and Saturday night, a holiday video will play on the wall of Levy Jeweler’s on Bull and Broughton. Individuals can upload photos of their favorite Savannah holiday moments via the website or tag #SavHollyMoments or #SavHollyDays on social media to be included on the big screen.

The purpose of Savannah Holly Days is to help bring people downtown to eat and shop during the holiday season.

The 2018 Savannah Holly Days schedule of signature events includes:

Projection on Levy Jeweler’s Building – Every Friday and Saturday night, a holiday video will play on the wall of Levy Jeweler’s on Bull and Broughton. Individuals can upload photos of their favorite Savannah holiday moments via the website or tag #savhollymoments on social media to be included on the big screen!

★ Cookies with Santa, 1-3PM Enjoy Mrs. Claus’ cookies with Santa. This event will be held indoors @ 24e Design Co. @ 24 E. Broughton St. due to forecasted rain. Witness the magical moments of the holidays in the eyes of young children. Bring your little ones for a chance to meet Santa and take a picture with him. They will also get the opportunity to write a letter and mail it to the North Pole.

Jingle Bell Block Hop in Ellis Square on Sat. Dec. 8, 2-4PM A holiday block party celebrating one of the favorite songs of all times, Jingle Bells, which was penned here in Savannah, Ga! It will be an afternoon full of live performances, singing and dancing activities for the whole family.

Here We Come A Caroling at Bull & Broughton on Sat. Dec. 15, 5-7PM Enjoy listening to the sound of holiday cheer from various choirs while exploring Savannah’s Historic District.

Holidays on the Big Screen in Ellis Square on Sat. Dec. 22, 6-8PM Bring everyone downtown along with chairs & blankets to watch a favorite holiday movie under the stars.

Share your merry

Visitors can view the events calendar, submit local holiday events and upload their holiday moments at Follow Savannah Holly Days on Facebook and Instagram @SavHollyDays and tag Savannah Holly Days on your holiday posts with #SavHollyDays #SavHollyMoments.

Funding for Savannah Holly Days is provided by Historic District hotels that collect a per-occupied room fee.

Savannah Holly Days is a advertiser 


Find more holiday things to do in the 2018 Savannah & Lowcountry Holiday Family Fun Guide

Savannah Holiday Family Events Guide 2018

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

Savannah Holidays Guide Christmas parades, lights, tree lightings

Here’s a first look at our Holiday fun family Holiday happenings in Savannah & the Lowcountry in the Holiday Events Guide 2018.

Tree lightings; Christmas parades, holiday classes, Savannah gingerbread village. But it’s so preliminary, please know that: of course, we will be adding to this list throughout the season. See the holiday family-things-to-do list here.

Want to advertise your organization or business in this list? Email us at

(Savannah Holidays 2018) Wilmington Island Tree Lighting, Dec. 2

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Wilmington Island Tree Lighting Savannah Holidays 2018

You’re invited to the Wilmington Island Tree Lighting presented by the Wilmington Island Garden Club.

This is a FREE, family-friendly event. Come early to enjoy the festivities

Wilmington Island Tree Lighting
Sun. Dec 2 at 5:30PM
Johnny Mercer Blvd by the Enmark
Santa, Refreshments, Activities
Music by St Andrews & St Peters Children’s Choirs

Find more local holiday family activities in our Savannah & Lowcountry Holiday Fun Guide 2018.

Savannah Holidays 2018: Free Gingerbread Village @ Westin Savannah, Nov. 24-Dec. 29

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Westin Savannah Gingerbread Village 2016 Holidays Savannah

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

The Gingerbread Village 2018 will be on display in the Westin Savannah lobby from Nov. 24 though at least Dec. 29, 2018.

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


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. Learn more about entering the competition here.  For additional information email


The City of Savannah typical offers 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 will eventually be posted on the City of Savannah Web site.

Free Phoenix Festival, Savannah

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Free Phoenix Festival Savannah 2018

Free Admittance to this celebration of sustainability and the Reuse Revolution happening in Southeast Georgia.

Join Keep Chatham Beautiful and Chatham County Recycles as they host up-cycled art booths, a recycled fashion show, green games for kids, live music & your favorite food trucks.

The Phoenix Festival @  Chatham County Recycles
Sat. Nov. 10 2018, 11AM-4PM
1321 Eisenhower, Savannah 31405
Free admission

Join Laiken Love and The Fellowship of Love, The Unusual Dress Project, Keep Chatham Beautiful, Chatham County Recycles, The Metropolitan Planning Commission, Brian MacGregor, Bobbie J. Poplin, Toni Coin, Christine Powell.

Free & close parking.

Questions? E-mail:

Savannah Halloween 2018 Trick or Treat Time

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Halloween Trick or Treat Times Savannah 2018


Savannah Halloween Trick or Treat Time
5-8PM Wed. Oct. 31 2018

Halloween is coming up fast! Savannah Police Department is recommending trick or treating occur on Halloween Oct. 31, 5-8PM

Find Savannah police Halloween safety tips here.


Halloween 2018 Pumpkin Painting with Savannah Police

Pumpkin Painting with Savannah Police

5:30-7:30PM Tues. Oct. 30 2018
Come out and enjoy pumpkin painting, a magic show, games, music, bounce houses, McGruff and CANDY!
Wear your costume & bring your candy bag
SPD Headquarters, 201 Habersham St. Savannah, 31401 (Free parking onsite)

FREE & open to the public




Free Election Day childcare to allow parents to vote @ YMCA of Coastal Ga branches; free Election Day Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Free Election Day Childcare YMCA of Coastal Georgia branchesThe Y is making it easier for parents to vote!

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia knows how important it is to cast your vote- and the Y wants to make it easier for parents!

On Nov. 6 2018, the YMCA of Coastal Georgia is offering free childcare to allow parents time to visit the polls. You can visit any participating YMCA to take advantage of their Election Day childcare.

Taking kids to the polls may add stress for busy parents and caregivers; the Y is committed to doing its part to help remove barriers to voting so that all Americans can vote.

Effingham YMCA: 1224 Patriot Dr, Rincon, GA 31326 8:45AM -12PM and 4:30PM – 8PM
Golden Isles YMCA: 144 Scranton Conn, Brunswick, GA 31525 8AM – 10:30PM and 5PM – 7:30PM
Habersham YMCA: 6400 Habersham St, Savannah, GA 31405 8AM – 1PM and 4:15PM – 7:30PM
Islands YMCA: 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah, GA 31410 8AM – 1PM and 4PM – 8:30PM
Liberty County/ ASYMCA: 201 Mary Lou Dr, Hinesville, GA 31313 8:30AM – 12PM and 4:30PM – 8PM
McIntosh County YMCA: 1111 Magnolia Bluff Way, Darien, GA 31305 9AM – 12PM and 5PM – 7:30PM
Richmond Hill YMCA: 154 Thunderbird Dr, Richmond Hill, GA 31324 8:15AM – 12:15PM and 4PM – 8PM
Statesboro YMCAL: 401 Clairborne Ave, Statesboro, GA 31458 8AM – 12PM and 4PM – 7:30PM
West Chatham YMCA: Isaac G. LaRoche Dr, Pooler, GA 31322 8:45AM – 1PM and 4:15PM – 7:30PM

Parents will need to complete a registration form and sign a waiver upon arrival at Childwatch if not a YMCA member.

YMCA of Coastal Georgia is a advertiser


Election 2018

Learn more about the candidates? Check out Voters Guide at

Find your polling place:

VOTE EARLY:  Find early voting hours & locations here. 


Free Ben & Jerry's ice cream Savannah Election Day Georgia Voter sticker

Free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for voters

Keep those “I’m A Georgia Voter” peach stickers after you vote.

Show your Georgia Voter sticker on Election Day Nov. 6 @ Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream on Broughton Street in Savannah to receive a free scoop of ice cream. Open 11AM-11PM on Tuesdays.

UPDATE: This offer is no longer being offered as Ben & Jerry’s said they cannot offer any special treat for voting, saying it’s illegal according to Secretary of State. 

Ben & Jerry’s Savannah
25 E Broughton Street, Suite 1B
Savannah, GA 31401


More Election Day Treats 

Show your “I’m A Georgia Voter” peach sticker on Nov. 6 to get these Election Day discounts:

Duck Donuts
99 cent coffee and free basic donut
7127 Hodgson Memorial Dr.

Free 22 oz. iced tea (all 5 Savannah area locations)
29 West DeRenne Ave.
4401 Ogeechee Rd.
1021 East U.S. 80, Pooler
7111 GA-21, Port Wentworth
130 Carter St., Hinesville

Sentient Bean
10% off all drinks
13 East Park Ave.

Ben and Jerry’s
Free scoop of ice cream
25 E. Broughton St.

Leopold’s Ice Cream
Upgrade your single scoop cone to a double scoop cone
212 East Broughton St.

The Coffee Fox
10% off your order
102 West Broughton St.

Henny Penny Café
10% off your order
1514 Bull St.

Blowin’ Smoke
Complementary peach-themed dessert or drink
1611 Habersham St.

B. Matthews
Complementary peach-themed dessert or drink
325 East Bay St.

East End Provisions
Complementary peach-themed dessert or drink
420 East Broughton St.

The 5 Spot
Complementary peach-themed dessert or drink
4430 Habersham St.

Early Voting through Nov 6th

Civvie’s on Broughton
10% your purchase
14 East Broughton Upstairs

10% off your purchase
2438 Bull St.

The Book Lady
20% off one regular stock used book
6 Liberty St.

Duck Donuts
99 cent coffee
7127 Hodgson Memorial Dr.

Salacia Salts
10% off your purchase
208 West Hall St.

The League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia and 9to5 Georgia have arranged for local businesses to give incentives for voting in the midterm elections on Nov 6 2018. Some businesses also are offering incentives during the Early Voting period as well. 

Savannah-area Fall Festivals 2018: Springfield Fall Festival

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Spring Fall Festival Savannah 2018

You are invited to 2018 Springfield Fall Festival featuring food, first class entertainment & vendors.

FREE Admission. Learn more here. 

Open ALL DAY: Hay Ride, Petting Zoo, Bounce House, Food Court and Craft Vendors. Free live concerts on Friday & Saturday nights and this year, the festival will continue the tradition with country music group, Shenandoah, on Saturday night. Car Show & wing eating contest on Saturday.

Fri & Sat. Nov 2 & Nov. 3
Springfield Fall Festival
Laurel Street
Springfield, Georgia 31329

Hosted by: City of Springfield & Springfield Merchants Association,


Friday 10/2:
5PM Festival Begins
8PM Thomas Claxton & The Myth
10PM Festival Closes

Saturday 10/3:
10AM Festival Opens
10AM-6PM Triple J Stables will have their petting zoo here with animal food available for purchase ($1 so please bring small bills).
10AM Car Show
12-4PM Local Talent on Stage
5PM Wing Contest
7PM Josh Sanders
8:30PM Shenandoah
10PM Festival Closes

Open ALL DAY: Hay Ride, Petting Zoo, Bounce House, Food Court and Craft Vendors.


See the complete list of Fall Festivals 2018 in the Savannah & Lowcountry area in our Fall Family Fun Guide.

FREE Veteran’s Day Concert @ National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, Pooler

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Free Veterans Day concert Pooler Museum of Mighty Eighth

Enjoy a patriotic concert presented by The Savannah Children’s Choir and the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
on Sun. Nov. 11 2018 @ 3PM.

The concert will be held in the rotunda and is free and open to the public.

The Savannah Children’s Choir is a nonprofit, community supported, choral organization 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.

This concert is sponsored by Mr. Dick Eckburg.

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
175 Bourne Ave. (I-95 at Exit 102)
Pooler, GA 31322

Telfair Museums Free Family Day: Monet to Matisse, Savannah

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Free Savannah events kids Family Day Telfair Museum October 2018 Enjoy a day celebrating Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art @ FREE Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah. Theme: Monet to Matisse.

Children and families can try out pointillist painting techniques, make miniature Impressionist paintings, and go on a scavenger hunt of the exhibition.

Local artists will be on hand to lead plein air painting demonstrations in front of the museum, and local musicians will provide a program of Impressionist music in the auditorium at 2PM.

This event is free & open to the public.

FREE Family Day: Monet to Matisse
1-4PM Sat. Oct. 20 2018
Jepson Center
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA

Investment is provided by the City of Savannah and the Georgia Power Foundation.

Telfair Museums is a advertiser 



(Savannah parent & me activities) Kindermusik Savannah musical playdates for ages 0-7; free classes for babies

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Join Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano for their October monthly musical playdates. Ages 0-7 & their caregivers are welcome for an engaging & movement-filled to the Kindermusik farm.

At the end of the playdate, all children will receive an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs & a $10 coupon.

Tuition is $15 per child; $5 for siblings.

Play dates will be offered:

Sat.  Oct. 20,  10AM
Wed. Oct. 24, 10AM
Sat. Oct. 27, 10AM

Spaces are limited & filling fast.  Enroll at

Saturday class & free classes for babies

Brand new weekly Saturday class for ages 0-7 begins Nov. 3 2018, 11AM. There are still some spaces left for you.

Kindermusik Savannah loves their smallest music makers:  did you know babies 10 weeks & younger always attend tuition-free?

Let it begin with…Kindermusik.

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

FREE Baby Basics classes @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Pediatricians Savannah Attention expectant Savannah parents: FREE Baby Care Basics classes are offered @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

Free to expectant families, come join Dr. Chintak B. Patel @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah (pictured here).

“Baby Basics” classes are offered the first Thursday of each month @ 6PM. To register, please call our office at (912) 355-2462 or send an email to

FREE to expectant families (but reservations requested). This month hosted by Dr Patel (expecting his first child soon, too.). Held after office hours, usually the first Thursday of each month, at the Waters Ave location.. Space will be limited, so to register or for more information about the class please email


Pediatric Associates Savannah pediatricians

New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, but ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a advertiser

Savannah/Pooler Fall Festivals 2018

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

See the complete list of Fall Festivals 2018 in the Savannah & Lowcountry area in our Fall Family Fun Guide.

Here are a few more:

Free Halloween FunFest Pooler

FREE West Chatham YMCA Trunk or Treat
Hosted by YMCA of Coastal GA – West Chatham Branch
Fri. Oct. 26, 2018, 5:30-7:30PM

Come for a Family Fun night filled with spooky fun
This event is free and open to the public!

YMCA of Coastal GA – West Chatham Branch
165 Isaac G Laroche Dr
Pooler, GA 31322


Pooler Fall Festival & Marketplace
Sat. Oct. 27, 2018, Noon-5PM
Pooler Recreation Complex (behind the YMCA)
200 Preston Stokes Dr.
Pooler, GA 31322

Vendor goods, rides, music, food and family fun for everyone
For pricing info, contact the Pooler Chamber of Commerce at 912-748-0110 or via email at


Effingham County Fair 2018, Oct. 22-27
Springfield Fairgrounds
Admission is $5 for ages 5 & older; free for ages 5 & younger. Additional fees for rides etc.
Weekdays 5-9PM
Sat. Oct. 27 Gates open @ 1PM
See the schedule here. 


Trick or Treat on River Street
NEW TIME: 1-4PM Sat. Oct. 27 2018
Hosted by Savannah Waterfront
Kids can enjoy trick or treating at River Street businesses.



Discover Your Y @ branch open houses the first Saturday of the month

Friday, September 14th, 2018

YMCA of Coastal Georgia open houses membership

We know you’ll find your place at the Y!

Come try the Y and join the Y community.

YMCA of Coastal Georgia is hosting open houses at all locations the first Saturday of each month this fall (October through December). Come visit, explore Y programs and see why their members love being at the Y.

Join and save up to $100 with no joiner’s fee!

Learn more about the Y here.

Nine YMCA of Coastal Georgia branches: 
Effingham YMCA
Golden Isles & McIntosh YMCA
Habersham YMCA
Islands YMCA
Liberty County/ Armed Services YMCA
Richmond Hill YMCA
Tybee Island YMCA
West Chatham YMCA

YMCA of Coastal Georgia is a advertiser 

(Savannah Moms Groups) FREE Halloween Open House with MOMS Club of Savannah

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

moms club savannah Halloween groups


You’re invited to a free Halloween Open House with MOMS Club of Savannah  @ Lake Mayer in Savannah on Tues. Oct. 30 2018, 10AM-Noon.

Come along & meet some other moms in the area and find out what Savannah MOMS Club is all about!

Dress your little ones up for some Halloween fun (Costumes encouraged but not required).

If you would like more information or have questions, please email

Free Halloween Open House
Oct. 30 2018, 10AM-Noon
Lake Mayer
1850 E Montgomery Cross Rd.
Savannah, GA


About MOMS Club of Savannah

MOMS Club of Savannah is a group dedicated to the support of 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.

Learn more about the Savannah moms group here. 

Savannah Parent & Me Activities: Infant Open House with Do Re We

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Do Re We toddlers savannah

Do-Re-We Infant Open House in Savannah

If you have an infant aged 0 – 12 months, you are invited to join us for an infant open house this Wednesday Sept. 12, 9:30 – 10AM at Buckingham South. This intergenerational class connects families with young children to “Grandfriends” living in Buckingham South, the beautiful assisted-living facility on Abercorn, just south of DeRenne.

There is no charge to attend the open house, but please RSVP if you plan to attend so there will be enough materials for everyone who shows up. Please RSVP using the online form here. Once your information is submitted, you will receive more specific information about parking and class guidelines.

Do Re We is a music and movement program for babies (ages 0 months – 3 years) and their caregivers.

Stay connected and see photos of Do Re We classes on Facebook here. 

Do Re We,, 912.398.7800 Do Re We is a advertiser