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Holiday Kids’ Fun @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, December 15th, 2014

sandbox children's museum holiday events

December is a fine time to visit The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

All of the events below are happening @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum this month.

DIY Holiday Crafts
Each Saturday in December
Included in admission

Parent’s Night Out
Monday, December 22nd
6:00 – 9:00 pm
$30 per child for non-members, $20 per child for members
Let us watch the kids while you sneak away for last-minute shopping, wrapping presents, or just enjoy some peace and quiet! Reservations required. Details here.  Call 843-842-7645 to sign up.

Twas Two Days Before Christmas
Tuesday, December 23st, 10:30 am – noon
Included in admission. Join in as Santa stops by and reads a classic holiday story, then decorate a frame to use for your favorite holiday picture! They’ll have cocoa and cookies on the porch, too!

Santa’s Last Stop
Wednesday, December 24th
11:30 am – 1 pm
Included in admission
Santa will be stopping by one final time before he heads to the North Pole – make sure you’re here to drop off your last-minute wish list and snap a picture with the holly jolly guy himself.

Special Holiday Parent’s Night Out
Monday, December 29th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
$30 per child for non-members, $20 per child for members. Are you ready to get away from the mountain of toys in your house? Need some quiet time to put your house back together? Bring the kids over for a night of crafts, friends, and fun! Reservations required. Details here.  Call 843-842-7645 to sign up

Kids' New Year's events Savannah Hilton Head Is.

Noon Year’s Eve
Wednesday, December 31st, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
$10 for non-members, $8 for members
Are the kids excited to ring in 2015, but you know they won’t make it up until midnight? Come on over and celebrate with us! We’ll have a bounce house, snow machine, activities and games, lunch, and a balloon drop at noon. Details here.

For more information about The Sandbox, visit www.thesandbox.org  or call (843) 842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, On Facebook here. 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Special Holiday Parents’ Nights Out & Night at the Museum, The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Sandbox Children's Museum SavannahHow about spending your next date night on Hilton Head Is.?

Thanks to The Sandbox Children’s Museum, you can.

Special Holiday Parents Night Out
6-9PM
Monday, Dec 22 and 29, 2014

Enjoy a Parents Night Out for last minute Christmas shopping on December 22 and for a Night at the Museum to get away from all the toys on December 29 while the kids let their imaginations run wild playing with the museum’s fun exhibits and activity areas!

Plus staff supervised arts and crafts, dinner (pizza,drink & dessert) & a fun take home craft for each child.

Geared for children age 3-9 years. Children must be potty-trained.

Reservations highly recommended 24 hours in advance; For this special Parents Night Out, a minimum of (5) sign ups needed
$30 per child
Siblings and Sandbox Members only $20 per child.
($1/minute per child late pick up fee.)

Call 843-842-7645 to sign up now.

Learn more here. 

The Sandbox Museum Hours
Tues-Sat: 10-5
Sunday: Closed (Open Sun, Dec  21 and 28, 2014, 1p-5p)
**SEASONAL/SPECIAL HOURS
Open Sunday, December 21 and 28 from 1p-5p in addition to regular hours those weeks.
Open Monday, December 22 and 29 from 10a-5p in addition to regular hours those weeks.

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Book Reading by Santa Claus, Dec. 23 2014

Santa Claus himself will read the classic and then visit with children at the Museum (10:30-12noon). Space is limited to the reading (at 10:30am) so sign up when you get here, first come first serve. Included in Museum Admission

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WEEKDAY KIDS EVENTS @ THE SANDBOX

The Sandbox Children’s Museum offers regular weekday programs for kids including:

Imagination Hour
Special story followed by a special craft, first come first serve. Included in Admission
Every Thursday at 10:30am

Discover Imagine Grow Program Topics
Tuesdays, 10:30am-11:30am
First come, first serve, Sign up at Front Desk
All themes and topics parallel the SC Core Curriculum Standards. Geared for Pre school children age 3-5 years.
Empowerment through Play
Through the guise of play and exploration, D.I.G will empower young children by encouraging and guiding development of the skills needed for their success in learning and in life: language and literacy, reading and writing, math and science, and social, emotional, and physical well-being. The Sandbox outreach programs will not only compliment the work being done by parents, caregivers, and educators but will include them in the learning process and provide ideas for them to continue to foster growth and curiosity.

Program Topics
December

Dec. 9 Science/Staying Healthy/Emotions
Dec. 16 Science/Experimenting with Fun!/Science Experiments

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NOON Year’s Eve Event

NOON Year’s Eve Celebration December 31, 2014, 10am-2pm
Want to celebrate the New Year without staying up till midnight?
Come to The Sandbox for a family fun event guaranteed to kick off your New Year on the right foot!

Featuring: Special games, activities including our bounce house (weather permitting) and a chance to play in the snow, fun arts & crafts, light lunch, and party favors!

Event Price: $10.00 for Adults and Children 1 and over. Up to 12 months FREE. (Members, Active Military and Seniors $8.00)
*Coupons not valid for this event*

For more information about The Sandbox, visit www.thesandbox.org  or call (843) 842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, On Facebook here. 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Kids can mail letters to Santa at special Santa Mail boxes in Bluffton, SC

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Letters to Santa Mailboxes in Bluffton SC 2014We love this Santa letter writing program offered by the Bluffton Township Fire District, just over the Savannah bridge in Bluffton, SC: special drop off locations for Letters to Santa.

Special mailboxes are installed at each of the the eight fire stations throughout the district to collect letters.

The mailboxes are emptied each morning by Santa’s little helpers to be quickly delivered to the North Pole. When sending a letter, please include a return address to help Santa. Who knows, he may just write back….

Station locations are:
Station 30- 2 Bridge St.
Station 31- 178 May River Rd.
Station 32- 155 Callawassie Dr.
Station 33- 12 Buckingham Plantation
Station 34- 25 William Pope Dr.
Station 35- 357 Fording Island Rd.
Station 36 – 2 Oak Tree Rd.
Station 37 – 564 Old Palmetto Bluff Rd.

Santa on tour in Bluffton

The Bluffton Township Fire District will be escorting Santa around neighborhoods throughout Bluffton SC until Dec. 18.

The fire district believes this will help Santa see all of the neighborhoods and learn the best routes for Christmas Eve. The fire truck transporting Mr. Claus will have its lights and sirens on, so everyone will know Santa has arrived.

Route schedule:
Dec.8
• Island West
• Park Side
• Baynard Park
• Eagles Point
Dec. 9
• Rose Hill
• Rose Hill Equestrian
• Westbury Park
Dec. 10
• Sandy Run
• Edge Field
• Arbor wood
• Willows
• Woodbridge
• Towns at Buckwalter
Dec. 11
• All Joy Road
• Brighten Oaks
• Martins Place
• Fern Lakes
• Lake Linden
• Lakes at Myrtle Park
• Bridge Point
• Saw Mill Forest
Dec 15
• Vista View Apartments and White Oak Apartments
• Pine Ridge
• The Farm
• Pine Ridge
Dec. 16
• Bluffton Park
• Well Stone
• Hidden Lakes
Dec. 17
• Cedar Lakes
• Mid-Point
• Southern Oakes
• Alston Park
• Heritage at New Riverside
Dec. 18
Extra Day Scheduled for Make Up if necessary

FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA HOLIDAY FAMILY EVENTS, VISIT OUR HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE 2014 BY CLICKING HERE. 

FREE family activities @ Dove Street Festival of Lights 2014, Shelter Cove Towne Center, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Dove Festival of Lights Shelter Cove  Towne Center Hilton Head

Dove Street Festival of Lights at Shelter Cove Towne Center, Hilton Head Is. 6-10PM nightly through Jan. 4 2015.

Details here. 

The Dove Street Festival of Lights, an Island holiday tradition for 20 years, is coming back to life at Shelter Cove Towne Centre. With the blessing of founders Paul & Kristi Beckler and Rob Lolik, visitors from across the region will once again be able to experience the magic of the cascading and tastefully tacky display.

Presented by Shelter Cove Towne Centre, the Dove Street Festival of Lights will run through January 4, 2015 and will be open to the public nightly from 6PM to 10PM. Visitors will be able to gain entrance to the Dove Street Festival of LightsTM via both the Kroger and Belk sides of the Towne Centre.

Location

Shelter Cove Towne Center is located in the center of Hilton Head Island off Hwy 278 at Mile Marker 8 @ 40 Shelter Cove Lane Hilton Head Island, SC. It’s about a one-hour drive from Savannah.
843) 686-3090

The Deep Well Project, the holiday festival’s longstanding beneficiary, will be joined this year by PEP (Programs for Exceptional People) accepting donations onsite.

SCHEDULE OF FREE EVENTS

Sunday, December 21
Cappy the Clown – 7-9pm

Friday, December 26
Cappy the Clown – 7-9pm

Saturday, December 27
Cappy the Clown – 7-9pm

Sunday, December 28
Cappy the Clown – 7-9pm
Frosty the Snowman, special appearance – 6-8pm

Monday, December 29
Frosty the Snowman, special appearance – 6-8pm

Tuesday, December 30
Frosty the Snowman, special appearance – 6-8pm

FREE holiday family events @ Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Harbour Town Sea Pines Hilton Head Free kids holiday eventsThe holiday season is a perfect time to visit Harbour Town on Hilton Head Is., which is about a 90 minute drive from Savannah. You can see Harbour Town’s holiday lights display – including the decorated lighthouse – & take part in various free events happening during December.

There is a $6 per vehicle charge to enter Sea Pines Resort gate.

Here are some free family holiday events happening in Harbour Town this December 2014

FREE outdoor family concert with Gregg Russell
Tuesday, December 23; 7:30-9pm
Relish the spirit of the holidays with an evening in Harbour Town. Listen as Gregg Russell plays his guitar and sings songs of the season for children and adults. Following the concert, enjoy a special visit from Santa Claus!

Holiday Fun, Holiday Movies, Marshmallow-roasting in Harbour Town
Saturday, December 27-Tuesday, December 30; 4-8pm
Come to the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town to watch classic holiday movies, roast marshmallows over a fire pit, and enjoy festive games and activities for the whole family. Games and activities start at 4pm and the movie and fire pit start at 6pm.
This is a complimentary activity, however donations for Deep Well are appreciated. For more information, contact The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979

14th Annual Polar Bear Swim
Wednesday, December 31; 10am
Show your adventurous side with the other “polar bears” by taking an invigorating dip in the Harbour Town Pool on a chilly winter day. Warm up after your plunge with hot chocolate and refreshments.
For more information, contact The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979. Complimentary.

New Year’s Eve Golf Ball Drop from the top of Harbour Town Lighthouse
Wednesday, December 31; 7pm & midnight
Enjoy a festive New Year’s Eve golf ball drop from the top of the Harbour Town Lighthouse. Enjoy food and fun at the Quarterdeck and Topside Waterfront Restaurant, then count down the golf ball drop as we welcome the new year! Two drops: 7pm and midnight.
For more information, contact The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979.

Celebrate Sandbox Children’s Museum’s 9th Birthday, Hilton Head Is., Nov. 26

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

afbb8c1c-3eab-4c9a-99d4-014d2e1cbbd1The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. is turning 9!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10am-2pm
(closing at 2pm, space & activities will be limited in the event of rain)

The museum parking lot will be turned into a carnival, complete with bounce house, “corn hole”, our new “building blocks”, carnival games with prizes, a cotton candy station, special activities in the museum, holiday crafts (ornaments & decorating sugar cookies), a BBQ lunch with all the “fixins”, and of course, birthday cake.

Special event prices:
Adults & Children $10; up to 12 months FREE
($8 for members, seniors and active military)
(all proceeds benefit the museum’s non-profit programs)
(sorry, coupons not valid for admission)

Please feel free to call for more info and how to be an event sponsor or birthday donor.

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Book Reading by Santa Claus, Dec. 23 2014

Santa Claus himself will read the classic and then visit with children at the Museum (10:30-12noon). Space is limited to the reading (at 10:30am) so sign up when you get here, first come first serve. Included in Museum Admission

_______________________________________________

WEEKDAY KIDS EVENTS @ THE SANDBOX

The Sandbox Children’s Museum offers regular weekday programs for kids including:

Imagination Hour
Special story followed by a special craft, first come first serve. Included in Admission
Every Thursday at 10:30am

Discover Imagine Grow Program Topics
Tuesdays, 10:30am-11:30am
First come, first serve, Sign up at Front Desk
All themes and topics parallel the SC Core Curriculum Standards. Geared for Pre school children age 3-5 years.
Empowerment through Play
Through the guise of play and exploration, D.I.G will empower young children by encouraging and guiding development of the skills needed for their success in learning and in life: language and literacy, reading and writing, math and science, and social, emotional, and physical well-being. The Sandbox outreach programs will not only compliment the work being done by parents, caregivers, and educators but will include them in the learning process and provide ideas for them to continue to foster growth and curiosity.

Program Topics
November
Nov. 18 Science/Staying Healthy/The Body

December
Dec. 2 Science/Staying Healthy/Dental
Dec. 9 Science/Staying Healthy/Emotions
Dec. 16 Science/Experimenting with Fun!/Science Experiments

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NOON Year’s Eve Event

NOON Year’s Eve Celebration December 31, 2014, 10am-2pm
Want to celebrate the New Year without staying up till midnight?
Come to The Sandbox for a family fun event guaranteed to kick off your New Year on the right foot!

Featuring: Special games, activities including our bounce house (weather permitting) and a chance to play in the snow, fun arts & crafts, light lunch, and party favors!

Event Price: $10.00 for Adults and Children 1 and over. Up to 12 months FREE. (Members, Active Military and Seniors $8.00)
*Coupons not valid for this event*

For more information about The Sandbox, visit www.thesandbox.org  or call (843) 842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, On Facebook here. 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Family Fun Night @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Sandbox Children's Museum SavannahFREE November Free Family Fun Night @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head 

THEME: MILITARY and FIRST RESPONDER NIGHT

Friday, November 7th, 5:30-7:30 pm
Free admission, fun crafts & activities.
Meet local First Responders & tell them “THANK YOU!”.
Make a personalized card or letter for a deployed soldier.
Top it off with Free Refreshments (while it lasts)
Our Troops would love to hear from you.

Sponsored in part by: The Bargain Box

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Veterans Day at the Sandbox, Nov. 11

CELEBRATE VETERAN’S DAY AT THE SANDBOX
Tuesday, November 11th, 10am-5pm

Special Offers for Military Members & their families:
½ price admission
$25 off an annual membership

Offers only valid 11/11/14. Valid military ID required.
Other coupons cannot be combined with this offer.

Adults, Children, Members: $6, Seniors and Active Military: $5, Children Up to 12 Months: free

Programs include Discover Imagine Grow, 10:30-11:30 AM. Program topic: Art/Lets Get Creative/Messy Creations. Program details here. 

For more information about The Sandbox, visit www.thesandbox.org  or call (843) 842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, On Facebook here. 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Celebrate Veterans Day @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is., Nov. 11

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Veterans Day Activities at Sandbox Children Museum Hilton Head Veterans Day at the Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is, Nov. 11

CELEBRATE VETERAN’S DAY AT THE SANDBOX
Tuesday, November 11th, 10am-5pm

Special Offers for Military Members & their families:
½ price admission
$25 off an annual membership

Offers only valid 11/11/14. Valid military ID required.
Other coupons cannot be combined with this offer.

Adults, Children, Members: $6, Seniors and Active Military: $5, Children Up to 12 Months: free

Programs include Discover Imagine Grow, 10:30-11:30 AM. Program topic: Art/Lets Get Creative/Messy Creations. Program details here. 

For more information about The Sandbox, visit www.thesandbox.org  or call (843) 842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, On Facebook here. 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Spookalicious Halloween festivities @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is., Oct. 25

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Halloween kids activities Hilton Head Island children museums

The Sandbox’s “Spookalicious” Halloween!

Join The Sandbox Children’s Festival for Halloween Festivities
Saturday, October 25, 2014,
10am-5pm

Bring your ghosts and goblins dressed in their costumes to play! Themed crafts and activities. Decorate a special Halloween cookie. Scavenger hunt for a bag of treats! Special Saturday Admission is $5 per person age 1 and older. Up to 12 months is free (coupons not valid for this event).

For more information about The Sandbox, visit www.thesandbox.org  or call (843) 842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, On Facebook here. 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE

Halloween portraits by Photography by Julie Anne in Richmond Hill

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Halloween photos portraits Savannah

Don’t miss out on getting your cute little ghosts and goblins pictures taken for Halloween!

Who has time on Halloween night?

Get their pictures taken in their costumes before with minis by Photography by Julie Anne in Richmond Hill!  Twenty minute sessions and digital images with Halloween themed backdrops in Julie Anne’s studio for only $35.

Date for the mini sessions: Sun. Oct. 19, 8 AM – 4 PM.

To schedule your session today, contact Julie at (912) 655-9497, email Julie@photographybyjulieanne.com. Or visit her website at www.photographybyjulieanne.com 

Julie Anne is also on Facebook so don’t forget to like her page here to see all the great deals she offers each month.

Photography by Julie Anne,  email julie@photographybyjulieanne.com  (912) 655-9497, www.photographybyjulieanne.com ; On Facebook here.  Photography by Julie Anne is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser