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Savannah Holiday Family Fun Events Guide 2020

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Holiday Family Events Guide Savannah Hilton Head Lowcountry Bluffton

Find fun family Holiday happenings in Savannah & the Lowcountry in SouthernMamas.com Holiday Events 2020.

Santa fire truck tours; outdoor holiday happenings; drive-thru holiday lights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah; Santa visits; Christmas tree lighting & more.

See the holiday family-things-to-do list here.

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Healthy holiday recipes from SouthCoast Health dietician

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
Dietician healthy holiday recipes Savannah SouthCoast Health

SouthCoast Health Dietetic Counselor Rebekah Laurance

SouthCoast Health Dietetic Counselor Rebekah Laurance shares her favorite healthy holiday recipes.

Recipes include Salad with vinaigrette dressing; salad; healthier collard greens; whipped sweet potatoes with crumbly pecan topping.

Find SouthCoast Health dietician’s favorite holiday recipes here.

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(Savannah, Bluffton Holiday Events 2020) Santa Fire Truck Visits

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Santa Firetruck Savannah Southside Fire

Southside Fire’s Montgomery Division will have their annual Santa Truck detail when Santa visits various Savannah neighborhoods on a firetruck.

The 2020 Southside Santa firetruck holidays dates and route:
Dec. 20-Whitfield Ave.
Dec. 21-Ferguson Ave
Dec. 22-Burnside Island

Southside Fire will post updates and additional information here leading up to the event and during the event. This will include departure times from the station and their starting point for each area.

This will allow you to plan out an approximate time in which Santa should be coming to your neighborhood.

Free & open to the public.

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Bluffton Fire Santa fire truck 2020 holidays events kids

Bluffton SC Santa Truck 2020

The Bluffton Fire Santa Truck will visit various Bluffton SC neighborhoods during the 2020 Holiday season Nov. 30-Dec. 17.

Santa will ride nightly on the dates listed in the schedule above between 6-8:30PM, depending on weather.

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Islands Santa Truck 2020

Islands Fire on Wilmington Island also has an annual Santa Truck detail when Santa visits various Islands neighborhoods on a firetruck. If the Santa Truck is coming to the Islands for the 2020 holidays, we will publish those routes as soon as they are available.

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Find more Savannah-Lowcountry Holiday Happenings 2020 in our Event Calendar. 

(Savannah Holidays 2020) Kindermusik Sleigh Bells & Snowballs Musical Playdate for ages 0-7

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

Sleigh bells Christmas Savannah Kindermusik 2020 toddlers CHatham County

Announcing Kindermusik Savannah’s monthly musical playdates for December: “Sleigh bells & Snowballs”!

This musical playdate celebrating the beauty of winter will be offered once in the studio and once virtually, over Zoom.

Open to children ages 0-7 with their caregivers on Sat. Dec. 12 2020.

Studio class will be at 10AM; virtual class will be at 11AM.

Each child will receive an instrument and 10 Kindermusik songs. Virtual families will receive their items by mail after the class.

Enroll at kindermusikwith88keys.com.

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

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(Savannah Holidays 2020) Outdoor Christmas Kids’ Events @ Skidaway Is. State Park

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

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Outdoor Holiday Happenings 2020 @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

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Mystery Is. Treasure Hunt, Fri. Nov. 27

Don’t want to be anywhere near the malls or stores on Black Friday?

Here’s an outdoor activity for you and your family & friends @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah.

Join Performance Initiatives, Inc and become part of the MITH – Mystery Island Treasure Hunt.

Teams of up to 5 people can partake in this on-of-a-kind photo based scavenger hunt in Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah. Trophies and sweet treats will go to the first three teams that solve the clues, get the photos and return to base.

This is an outdoor photo based hunt that’s socially distanced.

Mystery Island Treasure Hunt
Nov. 27 2020, 10AM-Noon
@ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
Cost: $15 per adult $10 per child 14 & younger – $20 per adult day of.  Order tickets online here. 

Questions? Call 912-598-2300

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Snowman Archery, Sat. Dec. 12  

Come learn the basics of archery and test your skills on Skidaway Is. State Park’s archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration by phone is required as space will be limited to 4 participants per session, and social distancing will be required. There will be a special holiday target during these sessions. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to make your way to the program location. Program fee: $10. Park pass fee required.
10AM-10:45AM
11AM-11:45AM

Call 912-598-2300

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Outdoor Holiday Movie, Fri. Dec. 18 

“Holiday who-be what-ee?” Holiday movie night! Bring your own “Chair of Cheer” to a movie night under the stars @ Skidaway Is. State Park in Savannah. See how the mean green creature’s heart grew 3 sizes Christmas day. The program requires pre-registration due to limited space of 25 people. Park pass fee required.
6PM Fri. Dec. 18

Call 912-598-2300

(Savannah Santa photos, visits) Here comes Santa, with masks and face-shields

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Santa visits Savannah photos Chatham County 2020

Santa visits will look different this holiday 2020 season in Savannah.

Some Santa visits/photos will be outside with masked Santas. Others at indoor malls will be through Plexiglass Santa shields. Kids can even zoom with Santa from home. Here’s a look at how your child can visit with Santa in Savannah during the pandemic.

Plant Riverside District Santa Meet & Greets, Photos

Santa visits, photos will take place outdoors during the holidays @ Savannah’s Plant Riverside District @ 400 W. River Street in downtown Savannah. Children will not sit on Santa’s lap but be positioned next to Santa. Two elves will help direct. Santa will have a white mask and children are encouraged to wear their mask. Parents or caregivers can take photos of children in the Santa setting. Visits start Fri. Nov. 28-Sat. Nov. 29, then resume Dec. 5-24. Details here.

Santa shield @ Bass Pro Shops, Savannah Mall 

Already under way @ Bass Pro Shops Savannah Mall are in-person Santa Claus visits, photos for kids using a “magic Santa shield” at the store’s FREE Santa’s Wonderland experience. Learn more about these contactless visits with Santa here . 

Zoom with Santa, Richmond Hill 

Kids can zoom with Santa 8AM Sun. Dec. 6 on the City of Richmond Hill Facebook page. Details here. 

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Find more kids’ holiday happenings in Savannah & the Lowcountry here. 

(Savannah Holiday Events 2020) Wormsloe Turkey Trot Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Wormsloe Colonial Haunted Trail Tour Halloween Savannah

Wormsloe Turkey Trot Scavenger Hunt
Friday, Nov 27, 2020 10 AM-4PM
Wormsloe State Historic Site – Savannah

Spend Black Friday @ a Turkey Trot Scavenger Hunt @ Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah.

At your own pace, tackle the 3-mile Battery Trail. Check in at the Visitor Center for a trail map and info about the Turkey Trot Coins you’ll be looking for along the way.

Return to the museum after completing the hike and redeem your coins for a prize (while supplies last).

Cost: $2 – $10. Questions? Call 912-353-3023.

FREE Christmas Caravan is coming to Tybee Island, Dec. 4

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

 

Christmas Caravan Tybee free holiday 2020

In lieu of a Christmas Parade this year, be on the lookout for Tybee Island Main Street’s festive, lighted Christmas Caravan, coming Dec. 4, 6PM to a neighborhood street near you.

See the route map above.

Savannah Christmas Market 2020, Santa Visits, Boat Parade, Tree Lighting, Fireworks @ Plant Riverside District

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

The Savannah Christmas Market Plant Riverside District will offer family-friendly holiday activities including Santa Meet & Greets on certain days from Nov. 27, 2020 through Jan. 3, 2021.

Plant Riverside District holiday family events include a Tree Lighting Ceremony (Nov. 27); Boat Parade, fireworks show (Nov. 28); live performances and more.

The Savannah Christmas Market is located exclusively at Plant Riverside District, 400 W River St., Savannah

Santa Meet & Greets, Pictures with Santa will be Nov. 28-29 as well as Dec. 5-24 2020. Details below.

Learn more here

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FRI. NOV. 27

Kid’s Corner (Children’s Activities) Noon-3PM
• Letters to Santa
• Ornament Decorating
• Holiday Card Making
• Cookie / Gingerbread Decorating
• Making of Holiday Wreaths
• Creating Popcorn Garland
(Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Savannah Banana Pep Band / Interactive Experience 4-5PM
(Plant Riverside Riverwalk)

David Jowers Holiday Magic 5-5:45PM
(Plant Riverside Pavilions)

Pictures with Santa  7:30-9PM
(Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Tree Lighting Ceremony 6-7:30PM
Start the holiday season with a Christmas Story read by the Roger Moss and follow with a candlelight processional to the first annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Plant Riverside District. Choir performances by the Savannah Children’s Choir. Santa may make appearance. Music to continue through the evening.
(Plant Riverside Amphitheatre in MLK Park. Tree Lighting will be @ Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Plant Riverside District Holiday Fountain Show featuring performances by Savannah Cirque aerialists and acrobats 9PM

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SAT. NOV. 28- BOAT PARADE DAY

Christmas Story Time with special guest 11AM-Noon
(Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Kid’s Corner (Children’s Activities) 11AM-4PM
• Letters to Santa
• Ornament Decorating
• Holiday Card Making
• Cookie / Gingerbread Decorating
• Making of Holiday Wreaths
• Creating Popcorn Garland
(Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Holiday Cirque Performance by Savannah Cirque 2-2:30PM
(Plant Riverside Amphitheater in Martin Luther King Jr. Park)

Holiday dance performances 4-5:30PM
• Maxine Patterson School of Dance
• Allied Arts Dance School
• Gretchen Greene School of Dance ~ Tribute to the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular.
(Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Holiday performance by the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra 5:30-7PM
(Plant Riverside Amphitheater in Martin Luther King Jr. Park)

Santa Meet & Greet 1-3PM; 6:30-8:30PM

Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights7-9PM Judging will take place in MLK Park at Plant Riverside District. Open seating is available at MLK Park and viewing on Riverwalk. VIP seating for the Boat Parade of Lights and the Fireworks Show is available. Learn more here. 

Christmas Fireworks Show, 9:30PM

Plant Riverside District Holiday fountain show featuring performances by Savannah Cirque aerialists and acrobats in MLK Park, 10PM

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FREE PARKING ON RIVER STREET

Use parking code 10153664 from the City of Savannah to receive free parking at electronic meters on River Street for Friday & Saturday Nov. 27-28. The code is valid on Nov. 27 and 28 from 8AM to 8PM

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Throughout the Holidays 2020 

Savannah Christmas Market
Nov 27-Jan 3
Learn more here.

Santa Meet and Greet
Dec 5-Dec 24
Sat & Sun: 1-3PM
Daily: 6:30-8:30PM
Learn more here.

Christmas Mini Sessions with Savannah family portrait photographer Amber Lee Photography

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Savannah photographers Christmas mini sessions photos professional Chatham County Pooler

Christmas Mini Sessions with Amber Lee Photography, Savannah

Amber Lee Photography in Savannah is offering Christmas Mini Sessions, Nov. 21-22.

15 minute studio sessions. Cost of $125 includes five digital images, print release.

Reserve your spot. Email amber.jasso@gmail.com or call 912.659.8765.

Amber Lee Photography
912-659-8765
Savannah,GA
www.amberleephoto.com
www.facebook.com/amberleephotos
www.instagram.com/amberleephotography_savannah

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Zoom with Santa hosted by City of Richmond Hill

Sunday, November 1st, 2020

Zoom with Santa Richmond Hill Ga free holiday kids events

Zoom with Santa, Richmond Hill

City of Richmond Hill will host this special online event for kids at 8AM Sun. Dec. 6 2020 on the City of Richmond Hill Facebook page.

Learn more here. 

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City Richmond Hill Christmas Car Parade 2020

Christmas Car Parade, Richmond Hill

Santa and his friends will travel through some of the neighborhoods in a very Merry Little Christmas Car Parade on Sat. December 5 2020, 10AM-2PM.

Route and more information to follow.

**Please note that parking and standing along major roadways will be strictly prohibited.**

Learn here.

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Christmas Drive-In Movie Richmond Hill 2020 Holidays

Christmas Drive-In Movie 

The City of Richmond Hill is hosting a Christmas Drive-in Movie at JF Gregory Park on Dec. 11, 2020 starting at 5:30PM.

A sign up will be released to reserve your spot, as parking will be limited.

Reservations will go live on City of Richmond Hill Facebook page.

In-person Santa visits 2020 @ Bass Pro Shops, Savannah Mall

Thursday, October 29th, 2020
Santa visits in-person Savannah shield

In-person Santa visits will start Nov. 7 at Bass Pro Shops in Savannah by using a Santa shield

Bass Pro Shops @ Savannah Mall will have in-person Santa Claus visits for kids this holiday season by using a “magic Santa shield” at the store’s FREE Santa’s Wonderland experience.

The contactless visit with Santa includes:

Free Digital Reservations: Advance digital reservations are required for all guests and can be made online. Spots are limited to allow appropriate physical distancing and additional cleaning.

Temperature Screening: All families and team members will complete temperature screening with a non-contact thermometer prior to entering Santa’s Wonderland.

Magic Santa Shield: An innovative, glare-free clear protective barrier will be in place between Santa and families at all times to allow for a contactless experience. The shield is cleaned and sanitized between each visit.

Physical Distancing: Families will standby in a designated area away from other shoppers with fun winter wonderland-themed floor decals and signage to ensure a safe distance.

Santa’s Sanitation Squad: Santa’s team of elves will clean all surfaces between each visit and frequently ensure all safety measures are being implemented correctly.

Face coverings: All team members throughout the store are required to wear face coverings. Customer requirements vary by location based on local public health guidelines.

Santa arrives at 5PM Sat. Nov. 7. Santa visits run through Dec. 24 2020.

Online reservations open on Mon. Nov. 2 2020 at www.basspro.com/santa.

Savannah Holidays 2020: Boat Parade of Lights, Tree Lighting, Santa Meet & Greet, Fireworks

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Boat Parade of Lights 2020 Savannah

 

Savannah Christmas Market Plant Riverside District

The Savannah Christmas Market Plant Riverside District will offer family-friendly holiday activities including Santa Meet & Greets on certain days from Nov. 27, 2020 through Jan. 3, 2021.

Plant Riverside District holiday family events include a Tree Lighting Ceremony (Nov. 27); Boat Parade, fireworks show (Nov. 28); live performances and more.

The Savannah Christmas Market is located exclusively at Plant Riverside District, 400 W River St., Savannah

Santa Meet & Greets, Pictures with Santa will be Nov. 28-29 as well as Dec. 5-24 2020. Details below.

Learn more here

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FRI. NOV. 27

Kid’s Corner (Children’s Activities) Noon-3PM
• Letters to Santa
• Ornament Decorating
• Holiday Card Making
• Cookie / Gingerbread Decorating
• Making of Holiday Wreaths
• Creating Popcorn Garland
(Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Savannah Banana Pep Band / Interactive Experience 4-5PM
(Plant Riverside Riverwalk)

David Jowers Holiday Magic 5-5:45PM
(Plant Riverside Pavilions)

Pictures with Santa  7:30-9PM
(Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Tree Lighting Ceremony 6-7:30PM
Start the holiday season with a Christmas Story read by the Roger Moss and follow with a candlelight processional to the first annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Plant Riverside District. Choir performances by the Savannah Children’s Choir. Santa may make appearance. Music to continue through the evening.
(Plant Riverside Amphitheatre in MLK Park. Tree Lighting will be @ Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Plant Riverside District Holiday Fountain Show featuring performances by Savannah Cirque aerialists and acrobats 9PM

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SAT. NOV. 28- BOAT PARADE DAY

Christmas Story Time with special guest 11AM-Noon
(Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Kid’s Corner (Children’s Activities) 11AM-4PM
• Letters to Santa
• Ornament Decorating
• Holiday Card Making
• Cookie / Gingerbread Decorating
• Making of Holiday Wreaths
• Creating Popcorn Garland
(Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Holiday Cirque Performance by Savannah Cirque 2-2:30PM
(Plant Riverside Amphitheater in Martin Luther King Jr. Park)

Holiday dance performances 4-5:30PM
• Maxine Patterson School of Dance
• Allied Arts Dance School
• Gretchen Greene School of Dance ~ Tribute to the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular.
(Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Holiday performance by the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra 5:30-7PM
(Plant Riverside Amphitheater in Martin Luther King Jr. Park)

Santa Meet & Greet 1-3PM; 6:30-8:30PM

Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights7-9PM Judging will take place in MLK Park at Plant Riverside District. Open seating is available at MLK Park and viewing on Riverwalk. VIP seating for the Boat Parade of Lights and the Fireworks Show is available. Learn more here. 

Christmas Fireworks Show, 9:30PM

Plant Riverside District Holiday fountain show featuring performances by Savannah Cirque aerialists and acrobats in MLK Park, 10PM

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FREE PARKING ON RIVER STREET

Use parking code 10153664 from the City of Savannah to receive free parking at electronic meters on River Street for Friday & Saturday Nov. 27-28. The code is valid on Nov. 27 and 28 from 8AM to 8PM

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Throughout the Holidays 2020 

Savannah Christmas Market
Nov 27-Jan 3
Learn more here.

Santa Meet and Greet
Dec 5-Dec 24
Sat & Sun: 1-3PM
Daily: 6:30-8:30PM
Learn more here.

Savannah Holidays 2020: Gingerbread Trail & Competiton

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Gingerbread trail Savannah

 

20th Anniversary Gingerbread Trail & Competition, Savannah
(Savannah Gingerbread Trail. Nov 28—Dec 25.

Find a map of Gingerbread Trail here. 

Unlike in years past when the gingerbread village was displayed at Westin Savannah on Hutchinson Is., this year the annual gingerbread tradition will be hosted by various businesses throughout downtown creating a new Gingerbread Trail.

Register as a youth group, family, business or in the Official Gingerbread Competition to win top prizes and support area charities.

Or register to host up to ten of the gingerbread houses. The Savannah Harbor Foundation will promote your business location and drive traffic directly to you. Create a special holiday offer like a gingerbread hot toddy or similar to maximize your sponsorship. The Build-Local Division is meant for non-profits, businesses, hotels, restaurants, shops and other businesses to build and showcase houses with a cash donation of $1000 made to the winner’s charity of choice.

Learn more here.

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Find a map of Gingerbread Trail here. 

Savannah Holidays 2020: December Nights, Holiday Lights drive-thru @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

Monday, October 26th, 2020

December Nights & Holiday Lights 2020 Drive Thru

The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah will host Holiday Lights as a drive-thru this year. Dates are: Nov. 27, 28, 29 & Dec. 3, 4, 5, 6, 10-24.

Learn more here.