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Savannah Holidays 2018: Sailing & Photos with Santa on Santa Cruise Savannah Riverboat Cruises

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Santa Cruise Riverboat Savannah 2018 holidays

Take your Christmas photo on board with Santa!

Kids sail FREE with the donation of a new unwrapped toy!

Join Savannah Riverboat Cruises, Santa and his North Pole crew as they cruise the Savannah River during this one and a half hour Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise.  Join Santa and his North Pole crew on board for pictures and a treat for kids while you cruise the Savannah River during a Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise.

All toys will be donated to WSAV’s Holiday Hope Toy Drive for the Salvation Army.

TO RESERVE YOUR FAMILY’S SPOT, CLICK HERE. 

Sailing Dates: 
Nov. 23 & 24 2018

Boarding begins at 12:30 | Sailing @ 1PM. Returning @ 2PM

Ticket price: Adults: $24.95* | Child(ages 5-12) $15.95*

Savannah Riverboat Cruises is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Registration is open for Savannah Santa Train 2018

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Savannah Santa Train 2018

Registration is open for the favorite holiday kids’ event – Savannah Santa Train – which will be Dec. 8 this year @ Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum. 

Kids can a short ride on a steam locomotive, create holiday themed crafts with community partners, visit with jolly old St. Nicholas & much more.

To register for Santa Train 2018, CLICK HERE.

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, create custom t-shirts with Maven Makers, 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.

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

Tickets are $15 per person for all guests eighteen months and up and pre-registration is required 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.

Santa Train
9AM-5PM Sat. Dec. 8
Georgia State Railroad Museum
655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, GA 31401

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.

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Become a member

Become a Coastal Heritage Society member and receive access to a suite of benefits, including early registration on many of their signature events including Santa Train. Find membership info here. 

Starting Nov. 23, through the end of the holidays, CHS Members will receive 20% discounts at all CHS Gift Shops.

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Upcoming events @ Savannah Children’s Museum & Coastal Heritage Society sites

Sensory Soft Sunday (RSVP required). For families who have children w/ special needs or autism.  The museum will open their doors from 9-11AM, so families can explore & enjoy the space with less concern regarding crowds (weather permitting). Details here. : Sun. Nov. 18 2018

Savannah Santa Train: Sat. Dec. 8 2018

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FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ HAPPENINGS, VISIT THE EVENT CALENDAR HERE. 

Savannah Children’s Museum & Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Enjoy extra discounts on Museum Store Sunday on Nov. 25 @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center gift shop

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Telfair Museum Savannah museum gift store holiday shopping 2018

Museum Store Sunday
Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018
Jepson Center Gift Store
207 W York St.
Savannah GA 31401

Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind present for a friend or are just feeling festive and want to compete in some holiday trivia, come to the Jepson Center during Museum Store Sunday. Details below:

• Enjoy double member’s discount (excludes consignment items)
• Browse a variety of handmade items from 8-10 local artists
• Purchase signed books by children’s book authors and enjoy interactive activities inspired by the books with your children
• Show your stuff and compete in holiday and art trivia (with prizes!) every half hour
• Sing your heart out and win prizes in name-that-tune contests throughout the day
• Sample holiday treats
• Rock around Telfair Artist Trees, which are decorated head to toe in locally crafted holiday ornaments
Get colorful with your kids and make Christmas cards at our coloring table
• Get your gifts wrapped… for FREE

Remember: Jepson Center’s museum gift shop and atrium are free to access during regular museum hours & museum admission is not required for you to shop, but visitors can also pay admission to enjoy the Monet to Matisse exhibition if they so choose.

Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com sponsor 

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 SouthernMamas.com 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 anne@southernmamas.com

St. Vincent’s Christmas Shopping Extravaganza 2018

Friday, November 9th, 2018

St. Vincent's Christmas Shopping Extravaganza 2018

All are cordially invited to St. Vincent’s Academy’s 9th Annual Christmas Shopping Extravaganza on Thursday evening, Nov. 29, 6-9PM, sure to be the biggest and best shopping night ever!

Plenty of FREE PARKING and a larger space at our NEW LOCATION: The Alee Temple on Eisenberg Dr. & Skidaway Rd. C

St. Vincent’s Christmas Shopping Extravaganza 2018
Open to the public
Thurs. Nov. 29, 2018 6-9PM
The Alee Temple
100 Eisenberg Dr. & Skidaway Rd. C

Come one-stop shop at over 40 local boutiques for holiday gifts while enjoying complimentary, delicious hors d’oeuvres and festive beverages. Charity Admission is $15 and supports SVA Scholarship & Aid.

Special thanks to St. Vincent’s generous sponsors: Ashley’s Business Solutions, Bahama Joe’s, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Cowart Group Architects, Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems, Sandpiper Supply Co., USI Insurance Services, Yates-Astro, Chu’s Liquors, Johnnie Ganem’s & Empire Distributing.

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About St. Vincent’s Academy

St. Vincent’s Academy is a Catholic, all-girls high school graduating Women Who Lead in Savannah, across the nation, and around the globe!

St. Vincent’s Academy, 207 E. Liberty St. Savannah 31401,  www.svaga.net , St. Vincent’s Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(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: SkateFest @ Savannah Civic Center, Dec. 7-Jan. 2

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

 

Savannah Skatefest 2018 ice skating Christmas

 

We love this Savannah tradition: ice skating inside the Savannah Civic Center.

Skatefest will be Sat. Dec. 7 2018 to Mon. Jan. 2 2019 @ the Savannah Civic Center.  There will be multiple sessions each day.

Single session tickets, including skate rental are $8 per person and 6 person punch passes are $40.

Ice skating sessions last 1.5 hours and all ticket purchases include skate rental.

Please note that all attendees must pay admittance to enter the skating area.

Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, 31401 

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
​ Gingerbread@savannahharborfoundation.com.

Location

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
Gingerbread@savannahharborfoundation.com.

FREE HOLIDAY PARKING

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.

How to register early for Savannah Santa Train 2018, Dec. 8

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Savannah Santa Train 2018 Georgia State Railroad Museum

Registration for the general public opens Mon. Nov. 12 2018 for the favorite holiday kids’ event – Savannah Santa Train – which will be Dec. 8 this year @ Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum. 

Kids can a short ride on a steam locomotive, create holiday themed crafts with community partners, visit with jolly old St. Nicholas & much more.

Want to register earlier than Nov. 12 for Savannah Santa Train? Become a Coastal Heritage Society member and receive access to a suite of benefits, including early registration on many of their signature events. Find membership info here. 

Starting Nov. 23, through the end of the holidays, CHS Members will receive 20% discounts at all CHS Gift Shops. 

To register early for Santa Train 2018, CLICK HERE.

Santa Train registration opens to the general public Mon. Nov. 12 2018.
Santa Train
Georgia State Railroad Museum
655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, GA 31401

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 the many 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 are $15 per person for all guests eighteen months and up and pre-registration is required.

To register early for Santa Train 2018, 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.

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Upcoming events @ Savannah Children’s Museum & Coastal Heritage Society sites

SCM & Ga State Railroad Museum CLOSED for Savannah Food & Wine Fest: Sat. Nov. 10 – Sun. Nov. 11 2018

Free admission to Savannah Children’s Museum for active military & veterans in recognition of Veterans’ Day: Mon. Nov. 12 2018

Sensory Soft Sunday (RSVP required). For families who have children w/ special needs or autism.  The museum will open their doors from 9-11AM, so families can explore & enjoy the space with less concern regarding crowds (weather permitting). Details here. : Sun. Nov. 18 2018

Savannah Santa Train: Sat. Dec. 8 2018

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FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ HAPPENINGS, VISIT THE EVENT CALENDAR HERE. 

Savannah Children’s Museum & Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah Holidays 2018)10th Annual Tybee Is. Lighted Boat Parade

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Tybee Lighted Boat Parade Savannah Holiday Christmas Events

You’re invited to the 10th Annual Tybee Lighted Boat Parade on Fri. Dec 7 2018 at The Original Crab Shack on Tybee Is.

The event begins at 7PM 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 7:30PM (Tybee Time). Boats return around 8:15PM

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

Fri. Dec. 7 at 7PM – 8:15PM
The Crab Shack
40 Estill Hammock Rd
Tybee Island, Georgia 31328

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

Save the date: Savannah Santa Train 2018, Dec. 8

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Savannah Santa Train 2018 Georgia State Railroad Museum

Save the date for the favorite holiday kids’ event – Savannah Santa Train – which will be Dec. 8 this year @ Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum. 

Kids can a short ride on a steam locomotive, create holiday themed crafts with community partners, visit with jolly old St. Nicholas & much more.

Want to register for Savannah Santa Train today? Become a Coastal Heritage Society member and receive access to a suite of benefits, including early registration on many of their signature events. Find membership info here. 

Santa Train registration opens to the general public Mon. Nov. 12 2018.

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Upcoming events @ Savannah Children’s Museum & Coastal Heritage Society sites

Old Fort Jackson’s Annual Auction & Lowcountry Boil. Fun for the whole family: Sat. Nov. 3 2018. Details here. 

SCM & Ga State Railroad Museum CLOSED for Savannah Food & Wine Fest: Sat. Nov. 10 – Sun. Nov. 11 2018

Free admission to Savannah Children’s Museum for active military & veterans in recognition of Veterans’ Day: Mon. Nov. 12 2018

Sensory Soft Sunday (RSVP required). For families who have children w/ special needs or autism.  The museum will open their doors from 9-11AM, so families can explore & enjoy the space with less concern regarding crowds (weather permitting). Details here. : Sun. Nov. 18 2018

Savannah Santa Train: Sat. Dec. 8 2018

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FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ HAPPENINGS, VISIT THE EVENT CALENDAR HERE. 

Savannah Children’s Museum & Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah Holidays 2018) Discount on Special Holiday Do-Re-We early childhood music sessions

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Holiday Do Re We 2018 Music Mommy Me toddlers Savannah

Registration for Do Re We’s Holiday Music and Movement Session is now open!

This 4-week mini session begins Nov. 28 2018 and ends Dec. 22 2018. The class will jingle our bells and make merry memories together. This is a wonderful way to carve out 30 minutes each week for your little one during the busy holiday season.

Session cost: $60

Registration online here.  

Use the coupon code SOUTHERNMAMAS to get a $5 discount.

Do Re We, www.dorewe.com, 912.398.7800 Do Re We is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Holiday Family Portrait Sessions at an affordable rate with 4 Savannah photographers

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Holiday Photos 2018 Savannah photographers

Four professional Savannah Photographers have generously agreed to donate their time to shoot a limited number of Holiday Family Photos at a scenic Savannah spot to support the Montessori Education Society of Savannah.

That means you get a great deal on professional portraits just in time for your holiday cards & holiday gifts.

These portrait sessions are open to the public, but spaces are limited so please sign up now.

Professional photographers Jamie Weaver of dreamweaverphotos; John Alexander of John Alexander Photography ; Jocelyn Larson; and Yanir Yakabovits of YY Images will offer 10-minute mini sessions for families.

$100 session gets you digital delivery of all images taken during the shoot AND 100% of proceeds support of the Montessori Education Society of Savannah.

Portrait times are available Oct. 19 & 20 and Oct. 26 & 27 2018 and all photo shoots will take place at the grassy mall located at Atlantic and 45th Street in Savannah’s Ardsley Park neighborhood.

Book your portrait session online here.