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Healthy gift ideas from SouthCoast Health, Savannah

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

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Check out SouthCoast Health in Savannah’s healthy holiday gift ideas here. 

Some healthy suggestions include cooking classes at Chef Darin’s Kitchen Table or 700 Kitchen Cooking School (both in the Savannah area) or personal trainer session with Giddy Up Personal Training or Train Me 24/7 (both in the Savannah area)

See SouthCoast’s complete list of healthy tip ideas here.

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Savannah Pediatricians’ Holiday Gift Guide 2018 for New Parents

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

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Pediatric Associates of Savannah wanted to make it a little easier on you this holiday season and provide a holiday gift guide for those who need to check a new parent off their list.

Find some Savannah pediatrician’s recommendations and/or personal favorites when it comes to new parent gifts and gadgets here.

That’s right. Find out what some of your favorite Savannah pediatricians (Dr. Christoper Rogers, Dr. Chintak Patel, Dr. Adria Wilkes, Dr. Steve Hobby, Dr. Ben Spitalnick & Dr. Brandy Gheesling) love when it comes to the best holiday gifts to help new parents.

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Pediatrics Associates of Savannah locations

Pediatric Associates in Savannah
4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100,
Savannah 31404
912.355.2462

Pediatric Associates of Savannah in Pooler
110 Medical Park Drive
Pooler 31322
912.330.5010

Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Whitemarsh Is.
1001 Memorial Dr
Savannah 31410
912.898.9800

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

Savannah’s best home holiday lights displays

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Home Holiday Lights Savannah 2017 Christmas Decorations Driving around Savannah, Pooler & Richmond Hill looking at home holiday light displays and decorations is a favorite family tradition.

From colossal Santa snow globes to computerized Christmas lights animated with music, we are working on compiling your guide to Savannah-area home holiday light displays here.

Kids especially love those computerized “dancing” lights display animated with music. Lights choreographed to blink, twink and fade in red, blue, green and white, in sync with a custom-mixed soundtrack of holiday tunes.

Find our list of best area home holiday lights here. (We’re adding & subtracting it from it daily).

Want to add a home lights display to this list or let us know if one of the past favorites isn’t up this year? Please email us the info at anne@southernmamas.com

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FIND MORE HOLIDAY EVENTS IN OUR SAVANNAH HOLIDAY FAMILY FUN GUIDE 2018 HERE. 

Holidays on the Big Screen in Savannah’s Ellis Square

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Holidays on the Big Screen Savannah Ellis Square savannah holly days

Holidays on the Big Screen is almost here! Three short holiday films for lots of fun in Ellis Square.
*How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 1966
*Prep and Landing, 2009
*Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 1964

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

This is a FREE family-friendly event you don’t want to miss.

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Find more Savannah holiday events in our Holiday Family Fun Guide 2018 here.

Free “Here We Come A Caroling” Christmas Concert

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

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Enjoy listening to the sound of holiday cheer from various choirs while exploring Savannah’s Historic District.

“Here We Come A Caroling” Christmas Concert – organized by Savannah Holly Days – will be Sat. Dec. 15, 2018, 5-7PM @ the corner of Broughton and Bull streets in front of the Savannah Christmas Tree (near Levy Jeweler’s Building).

Free & open to the public.

The Here We Come A Caroling schedule of events is as follows:

Edscorn Duo – CarolAnn and Chris Edscorn are a husband-and-wife duo who have been performing together for decades. They also enjoy spending their time as music ministers. They will perform holiday classics such as Go, Tell it on the Mountain; Hark the Herald Angels Sing; and more.

Mary Dahlin – Mary is the band director at St. Andrews School on Wilmington Island where she leads five bands comprised of grades 3-12 and teaches general music at the 2nd grade level. Additionally, Mary is the director of Tybee Music Makers studio on Tybee Island. Tybee Music Makers offers individual music instruction on piano and flute. Mary holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Music degree from the University of Georgia. She has 40 years of experience as a music educator and performer across the United States. Her performing experiences include Winston Salem Symphony, Northwest Chicago Symphony, Greenville Symphony, Asheville Symphony and Brevard Chamber Orchestra.

Savannah Philharmonic – Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra is a professional orchestra presenting a full range of concerts each season from classics to pops. Savannah Philharmonic Chorus is a community-based auditioned ensemble that performs regularly with the orchestra and in chorus-only concerts. Both organizations are not-for-profit. The vision of the Savannah Philharmonic is to be one of the most dynamic and engaging orchestral and choral groups in the U.S., and to be regarded as an essential musical, educational, cultural and economic asset to the Savannah community.

Tell Scarlet – Tell Scarlet is a Savannah-based pop group know for its impressive sound and hard-earned success. Over the years, Tell Scarlet has become fondly known to many in the area as “That Family Band.” They will share some holiday favorites as well as their family favorites for the Here We Come A Caroling event.

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 www.savannahhollydays.com or tag #savhollymoments on social media to be included on the big screen. A new video is uploaded each week.

“Here We Come A Caroling” Christmas Concert
Organized by Savannah Holly Days
Sat. Dec. 15, 2018, 5-7PM
Corner of Broughton and Bull streets in front of the Savannah Christmas Tree (near Levy Jeweler’s Building)

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Tech, Design & Gaming @ STEAM Winter Break Camp, Savannah

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

STEAM Holiday Camp Guild computer Savannah

Jolly Goblin Games in Savannah will offer an all-day Winter Break Free Play STEAM Camp for six days, including the Saturday before Christmas. This STEAM Camp is for ages 7-14.

Kids will have a blast on PCs, PS4s, XBox Ones, and WiiU, plus they might even learn a new board game or two along the way.

These camps will last all day, with options for early drop-off and late pick-up, plus students can order lunch from The Chromatic Dragon right next door (or bring a lunch/snacks from home). Students may also bring snacks and drinks from home and/or bring money to purchase them.

You can sign up for all six days or just pick and choose which days you want.

Early drop-off and late pick-up will be available for an additional fee.

9AM-4PM
Dec 20, 2018 – Dec 28, 2018
5% sibling discount available at checkout
Cost: $180 for 6 days/$30 drop-in
REGISTER ONLINE HERE.

Jolly Goblin Games
518 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Savannah, GA 31401

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Luminary Night @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Bring your children and pets to the Interpretive Center for Luminary Night @ Skidaway Is. State Park in Savannah. Enjoy a nighttime walk along the park’s enchanted luminary trail. Sip on hot chocolate while decorating cookies and making holiday crafts. Cookies, cookies and more cookies will be served.

$2 plus $5 parking.

Luminary Night
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 6-8 PM
Skidaway Island State Park

52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411
912-598-2300.

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Find more kid-friendly holiday events in our Savannah & Lowcountry Holiday Fun Guide 2018

Savannah Holiday Family Fun Events Guide 2018

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Savannah Holidays Guide Christmas parades, lights, tree lightings

Find fun family Holiday happenings in Savannah & the Lowcountry in the SouthernMamas.com Holiday Events Guide 2018.

Christmas parades, holiday camps & classes, Savannah gingerbread village. See the holiday family-things-to-do list here.

Want to advertise your organization or business in this list? Email us at anne@southernmamas.com

Shop local at Telfair Museums in Savannah this holiday season

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Telfair has all of your holiday needs covered with their unique selection of gifts.

Shop in store at the Jepson Center and Telfair’s newly-transformed Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters gift shop. Museum admission is never required to browse Telfair’s museum shops.

Now through Dec. 31 2018, Telfair members receive DOUBLE DISCOUNTS on all purchases* at both Museum Store locations.

Museum shops have beautifully decorated Artist Trees adorned with ornaments handcrafted by local artists, plus gifts for kids of all ages, books, jewelry made by local designers, art-inspired games, your very own pocket-sized Monet, and more. This year, shop local. Shop Telfair.

Shop memberships now here.

*excludes local artist-made products, which are sold on consignment.

Jepson Center
207 W. York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Owens-Thomas House
124 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Free Family Fun Night Hilton Head Is. Kids Activities

FREE Family Fun Night, Jan. 4 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.

Upcoming Free Family Fun Nights
Fri. Jan. 4, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Feb. 1, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. March 1, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. April 5, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. May 3, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Sept. 6, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Oct. 4, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Nov. 1, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Dec. 6, 5:30-7:30PM

Supported by The Bargain Box

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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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Savannah Santa Train 2018

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Santa Train Savannah 2018 Georgia State Railroad Museum

Savannah Santa Train, one of the largest annual holiday events in the Lowcountry, will take place this Sat. Dec. 8, 2018, 9AM-5PM at Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah.

To celebrate the tenth-annual event, there will be more workshops and special programming than ever before! Guests can build a holiday wonderland with Snapology, enjoy caroling from Savannah Stage Company, see and purchase handmade holiday spinning tops created by the Lowcountry Turners, enjoy performances from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Savannah Children’s Theatre and design holiday cards for hospital patients with Savannah Children’s Museum’s “Carts with heART” program.

Other activities for visitors will include learning how to shoulder a musket during Toy Soldiers Training, festive holiday dancing with Three Fold Chord, engaging in STEAM learning to see how a chimney works during Chimney Science, celebrating different cultures during our “Holidays Around the World” scavenger hunt, taking a holiday-themed ride on a historic steam locomotive and sharing a Christmas wish with Santa Claus. The Salvation Army will also be bringing their mobile canteen with free donuts and coffee.

In addition to workshops and activities, visitors can purchase a gourmet grilled cheese from The Big Cheese food truck and have a sweet treat for dessert from Leopold’s Ice Cream.

Savannah Santa Train is hosted each year by Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum.

Tickets: $15 per person for all guests eighteen months and up and pre-registration is required. To register, CLICK HERE. Train rides are available every twenty minutes, so please select a time to reserve your spot. Activities-Only tickets are also available for guests who do not wish to ride the train.

Train ride tickets are almost sold out. Don’t miss out.
Savannah Santa Train 2018
Sat. Dec. 8 | 9AM-5PM
$15 per person (18 mos. and up)

To register, CLICK HERE.

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Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade 2018

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Savannah Lighted Christmas Parade 2018

Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade has been rescheduled for 5:30PM Sat. Dec. 22 2018 due to inclement weather earlier this month. 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.

Photos with Santa Claus 11AM-3PM Sat. Dec. 22 and Sun. Dec. 23 12-4PM in Rousakis Plaza on River Street as part of Christmas on the River. Kids can also create ornaments in the Waterfront Kidz Zone.

See the Christmas on the River schedule here for Fri. Dec. 21-Sun. Dec. 23 2018.

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

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Holiday Camps 2018 & Parents’ Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

Holiday Camps Summit Gymnastics Savannah

Summit Gymnastics in Savannah will offer Holiday Camps 2018 for ages 4-10 on Dec. 21, 26, 27 from 9AM-1PM.

Kids will partake in games, crafts & gymnastics lessons. Cost: $40 per camp.

Register online here. 

Register via phone or email by calling 912.921.1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

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Parents Night Out Christmas 2018 Savannah Summit Gymnastics Childcare

Parents’ Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Summit Gymnastics in Savannah will offer Parents Night Out for ages 4 & older Fri. Dec. 21 & Sat. Dec. 22, 7-11PM.

Your kids will enjoy pizza & games while you get a childfree night.

Register online here. 

Register via phone or email by calling 912.921.1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here.Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

(Savannah Holidays 2018) Candlelight Tours of Fort Pulaski

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Fort Pulaski Candlelight Tour 2018

Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah will commemorate the Confederate Nog Party of 1861 on Fri. Dec. 14, 2018 and Sat. Dec. 15, 2018.

The long lived Savannah tradition returns with night-time tours of the fort by candlelight and oil lamps.

The original party, held during Christmas 1861, gave the Confederate garrison at Fort Pulaski a respite from the tension of impending battle.

Visitors will have the unique experience of a guided tour of the fort by candlelight. Hot cider or egg nog and cookies, caroling, and night-time weapons firings will allow visitors to re-live the festive occasion.

Date: Fri. Dec. 14, 2018 & Sat. Dec. 15, 2018
Seven programs will be offered each evening at 6PM, 6:30PM, 7PM, 7:30PM, 8PM, 8:30PM, & 9PM

TICKETS: $10 per adult. $3 per child 4 years old to 15 years old. Children 3 and younger are free. Advanced tickets are highly recommended and may be picked up in person from 9AM-4PM at the park entrance station, or by calling 912-786-4383.

Learn more here. 

Fort Pulaski National Monument
U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah

Savannah Holidays 2018: Free Christmas for Savannah

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Savannah free holiday Christmas kids events 2018

LifeBridge Church is hosting its second annual “Christmas For Savannah,” on Sun. Dec. 16 2018, 4-6PM @ Lake Mayer Park.

There will be activities for the kids, holiday “sleigh rides,” bounce houses, food trucks & more fun for the whole family.
FREE & open to the public. Food will be available for purchase from food trucks.

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

Savannah’s best home holiday lights displays

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Home Holiday Lights Savannah 2017 Christmas Decorations

Driving around Savannah, Pooler & Richmond Hill looking at home holiday light displays and decorations is a favorite family tradition.

From colossal Santa snow globes to computerized Christmas lights animated with music, we are working on compiling your guide to Savannah-area home holiday light displays here.

Kids especially love those computerized “dancing” lights display animated with music. Lights choreographed to blink, twink and fade in red, blue, green and white, in sync with a custom-mixed soundtrack of holiday tunes.

Find our preliminary list of best area home holiday lights here. (We’re adding & subtracting it from it daily).

Want to add a home lights display to this list or let us know if one of the past favorites isn’t up this year? Please email us the info at anne@southernmamas.com