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Savannah Holidays 2017: Holiday Princess Party @ Westin Savannah

December 7th, 2017

Enchant My Party Holiday Princess 2017 Westin Savannah

Get those tiaras ready for the Holiday Princess Party, hosted by Enchant My Party and The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa this Sat. Dec.9, 11AM-1PM.

The Holiday Princess Party @ the Westin Savannah features your child’s favorite princesses and includes apple juice, tea-sandwiches, donuts, fruit and sweet teas inside the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Savannah Harbor. Little ones are encouraged to dress like their favorite princess and they’ll have the chance to meet the Enchant My Party Princesses.

Children and adult admission, $25. Purchase tickets online here. 
Children 3 & younger free

Proceeds support children’s charities.

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa (Hutchinson Is.)
1 Resort Dr, Savannah, Georgia 31421

About Enchant My Party

Enchant My Party provides character entertainment for birthday parties, fundraisers, grand openings and more. Every party is unique and it is our mission to provide exceptional service and bring quality entertainment to your child’s party. All of our cast members have strong musical theater backgrounds and love working with children.

Enchant My Party, www.enchantmyparty.com, Savannah, Ga.  912.713.1253, email renee@enchantmyparty.comEnchant My Party is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

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Savannah holidays 2017: Savannah’s best home holiday lights displays

December 6th, 2017

Best Home Holiday Christmas Lights Displays Pooler

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 have your guide to local home holiday light displays.

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.

Want to add a home lights display to this list? Please email us the info at anne@southernmamas.com

Confirmed 2017 displays

*9 Yorkshire Place
Kingswood subdivision
Savannah, 31406
Display is on nightly dusk til 9:30PM
Classic light display with inflatables with handmade Santa sleigh. Classic Christmas music playing in the yard if you listen closely.

*165 Bald Cypress Lane (off Little Neck Road about five miles from Compassion Christian Church)
Bloomingdale, Ga. 31302
Display is on dusk until 9:30PM nightly (unless raining)  The animated part of this display is on channel 99.9FM. Please park on the side of the road with the display. You are welcome to walk along the side of the road.

*45 Shelton Street
Creekside community
Richmond Hill, GA
Sponsored by Horizon Home Builders of Savannah.
Display will play nightly from 6-10PM until New Years Eve.

202 Blue Marlin Dr. 
Seagate subdivision, Whitemarsh Island.
Display is on from about 6PM- 10PM through January 1 2018.

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Not sure yet (If you know the status of any of these yet, please let us know via email at anne@southernmamas.com

701 Stuart St. off Waters Avenue. The huge collection of giant inflatable holiday decorations are back at 701 Stuart St. off Waters Avenue in Savannah.

24 Greatwood Way, Savannah, 31407 in the Highlands Subdivision (Godley Park). 28,000 lights, inflatables, archways of lights. Display is on nightly, 6PM till midnight

512 Gordonston Ave. Savannah: Old-fashioned holiday yard display that’s been a favorite for years.  On certain nights, they offer hot chocolate for visitors and even Santa visits.

Giant inflatable reindeer, Santa & abominable snowman ‘Bumble’ on Wilmington Island Road (not sure of exact address but about 10 homes down from Paula Deen’s home)

185 J. Hendley Ct., Richmond Hill

225 Red Oak Drive Richmond Hill, Ga 31314

154 Lake Dr Midway GA 31320. Light display is on weeknights until 10PM. Weekends until midnight .

116 N. Sheftall Circle on Wilmington Island. Roughly 40,000-50,000 lights.

504 E. 52 St, Ardsley Park

109 Wynngate Rd in Wilmington Park on Wilmington Island. (nearby are usually nice displays at 3 Lancaster and 106 Okatee and 110 Santee)

Want to add a home lights display to this list? Please email us the info at anne@southernmamas.com

Savannah Holidays 2017: Behold Christmas production @ Compassion Christian Church

December 6th, 2017

The East Campus of Christmas Compassion Christian Church is having a Christmas production called “Behold” that is kid friendly.

Full costumes with kids and a dessert reception following the program.

Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased online here or at the Resource Center at East Campus.

“Behold” showtimes
7-9PM Fri, Sat. & Sun Dec. 8-10
3-5PM Sun. Dec. 10

East Campus of Compassion Christian Church
9150 Old Montgomery Rd.
Savannah, GA 31406

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FIND MORE SAVANNAH HOLIDAY FUN IN OUR HOLIDAY EVENTS GUIDE 2017 HERE. 

Hilton Head/Bluffton Holidays 2017: Cookies, Cocoa & Santa @ The Sandbox

December 6th, 2017

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is toddlers preschoolers events

The Holidays 2017 are a great time to take the kids to The Sandbox Children’s Museum  on Hilton Head Is.

Below are some upcoming special events. Or visit during regular museum hours.

December Hours:
Regular Hours: Dec 1-16, 18-23, 26-29
Tuesday- Sunday, 10AM-5PM
Special Hours
Sunday Dec 17 1-4PM Cookies, Cocoa and Santa Oh My!
Dec 24 12-3PM Visit from Santa 1-2PM!
Dec 25 | CLOSED Merry Christmas!
Dec 30 10AM – 2PM | “NOON Year’s Eve EVE”
Dec 31 1-5PM | Special NYE Hours

Cookies, Cocoa & Santa,

1-4PM Sun. Dec. 17 | AT THE SANDBOX

Santa is visiting from 2:30-3:30PM

Elves could use some helping preparing for Santa’s arrival! Bring your little ones ready to get busy in the Elf Workshop where they’ll make holiday crafts. The Sugar Plum Stop will be stocked and ready for sugar cookie decorating and get those little engineerings working in our S.T.E.A.M. project area.
When they’re all tuckered out from their hard work there’ll be plenty of cocoa to enjoy on the porch.
COST: MEMBERS FREE | Special Event Admission: $5 adult/$10 children
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FREE Gift Wrapping

Simply pick a day and time to drop your unwrapped presents off at The Sandbox and they’ll get them straight to Santa’s workshop.
SPOTS MUST BE RESERVED

Email the following information to sandboxwrappers@gmail.com

Name Cell number – YOU MAY REQUEST A PICK-UP TEXT
Number of Gifts
Date and Time of Desired Drop off and Pick Up
(Dec 14 8AM – 1PM, Dec 16 8AM – 2PM or Dec 19 8AM – 1:30PM)

If you have any unusual size gifts — bike, skateboard, etc we must know at the time of reservation.

The Sandbox will take care of the rest.
Donations appreciated – suggested donation $2.50/gift.
All donations accepted. All proceeds benefit The Sandbox Children’s Museum.

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Noon Year's Eve Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is.

Noon Year’s Eve @ The Sandbox

10AM-2PM Sat. Dec. 30| AT THE SANDBOX
The Sandbox is ringing in the new year a little early this year to accommodate church service on 12/31 at the adjacent church. So join The Sandbox prior to New Year’s Eve and celebrate with your little ones without staying up to midnight.

Festivities include special games and activities both indoors and outdoors. In addition to scavenger hunts, games, fun arts & crafts and a picnic lunch, attendees will ring in 2018 with party favors and a balloon drop at 12 noon.

COST: Special Event Admission: $5 for members, $10 for non-members.
Military and senior discounts are available.

First come, first serve. Space and activities limited in the event of rain
(Sorry, coupons not valid for special event)

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The Sandbox
18A Pope Avenue,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.842.7645

The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah Holidays 2017: Free Christmas for Savannah

December 6th, 2017

Lifebridge free Christmas event Savannah 2017

You’re invited to bring your family to this free Christmas event:  LifeBridge Church is holding Christmas For Savannah on Sat. Dec. 23, 4:15-6:15PM at Lake Mayer Park (1850 E. Montgomery Crossroad) in Savannah.

There will live music from award-winning local band, Tell Scarlet, activities for kids of all ages, a live Nativity, Christmas “sleigh” rides, story time with Pete the Cat, and a special Christmas message.

Childcare is available for children ages 6 weeks – preK.

The evening is free & open to everyone!

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FIND MORE SAVANNAH HOLIDAY FUN IN OUR HOLIDAY EVENTS GUIDE 2017 HERE. 

Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah discount: All math programs are just $25 per hour

December 6th, 2017
Sylvan math tutoring savannah

Math Discount @  Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah 

Math tutoring: Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah is offering a math special: all math programs are just $25 per hour, including MAP prep & Eureka. Get your child test-ready today.

Questions? Call Dino or Christina at 912.355.2267.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah schools: Veritas Academy presents ‘A Taste of the Classics’

December 6th, 2017

Veritas Academy Taste classics Savannah private schools

Veritas Academy in Savannah is hosting their 3rd annual fundraiser, A Taste of the Classics, on Feb. 16, 2018.

This year they’re excited to feature a concert from The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra!

Not only will this elegant evening include an eleven-piece band, there will be hors-d’oeuvres, games and a live auction, all at the beautiful Mansion Hotel Ballroom on Forsyth Park.

RSVP in the event page A Taste of the Classics 2018 to stay up to date on live auction items and raffles!

Order tickets online here. 

Veritas Academy , Pre-K through 12th grade,  25 W. Oglethorpe Lane., Savannah 31401, 912-238-1222,  email info@veritassavannah.org www.VeritasSavannah.org Veritas Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Holiday Camps 2017: Robotics Camp @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

December 6th, 2017

Savannah holiday camps robotics 2017

Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah will host a one-week Holiday Robotics Camp for kids.

Cost: $95.

The Holiday Robotics Camp will be 9AM-Noon, Dec. 18-22 2017.

Call 912.355.2267 to register.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah schools: 2018 Open Houses @ Calvary Day School

December 6th, 2017

Savannah Schools Calvary Day School

You & your family are invited to get a first-hand glimpse of all the amazing opportunities available for students in Pre-K through 12th grade @ Calvary Day School in Savannah.

Calvary Day School open houses are the perfect chance to see what today’s learners are doing to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Learn more here

Open Houses @ Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah

Sun. Jan 21 2018, 2-4PM
Wilder Chapel

Sun. Feb 11 2018, 2-4PM
Wilder Chapel

Sun. Mar 25, 2-4PM
Wilder Chapel

Sun. April 8, 2-4PM
Wilder Chapel

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Private Tours

Private tours are also available throughout the school year from 9AM-2PM. To schedule your private tour, call Calvary admissions department at (912) 351-2299 or email admissions@calvarydayschool.com to schedule your tour.

To learn more about Calvary Day School, visit their website at www.calvarydayschool.com.

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Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave., Savannah 31404, Lower School tel: 912-351-2299; Upper School tel: 912-644-5080 email admissions@calvarydayschool.com
www.calvarydayschool.com On Facebook here. On Twitter here.  Follow Calvary Day School on Instagram here.  Calvary Day School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

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Adult crafting & open studio @ Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe, Savannah

December 6th, 2017

Henny Penny Savannah adult crafting Open Studio Henny Penny Cafe

Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe  offers so many different ways to get creative during December.

You can make this holiday garland Thursday Dec. 7 @ Adult Crafting. Cost: $10. For kids, this week’s open studio theme is making these adorable cardboard tree craft. One open studio ticket: $5

Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe also offers Pretend Play, special Saturday Workshops, Play-doh Playdates, Homeschool Meetups, Mommy & Me Crafting, Petite Picassos and storytimes.

See the Dec. 2017 Henny Penny options here. 

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About Henny Penny 

Henny Penny is located at 1514 Bull St. Savannah.

Nestled just blocks from Forsyth Park, Henny Penny Art Space and Cafe also provides custom-designed arts and crafts kits for all ages, workshops, classes, and is available for booking birthday parties.

Foxy Loxy Cafe & Scribble Art Studio opened Henny Penny earlier this year.

Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

The Carolina’s premiere of Disney’s NEWSIES onstage Dec. 6-31 @ Arts Center, Hilton Head Is.

December 5th, 2017

Newsies Savannah Hilton Head Is. Arts Center Coastal Carolina
Here’s a spirited musical to take the kids to this holiday season: Disney’s Tony Award-winning Newsies @ Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Is.

Newsies onstage Dec. 6-31 2017. Buy tickets at the Box Office 843-842-2787 or online here.

Tickets for preview performances Dec. 6-7, 2017 are $49 for adults and $36 for children 5-15; Full priced tickets Dec. 8-31, 2017 are $59 for adults and $46 for children.

Fresh off its First National Tour, the Arts Center is thrilled to produce the Carolinas’ premiere of Newsies, with jubilant music by Alan Menken and book by Harvey Fierstein, features high-flying dance with everything from tumbling to tap. Set in New York City at the turn of the century and inspired by the real-life Newsboys strike of 1899, Newsies is about a charismatic newsboy who dreams of a better life far from the streets.

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Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane (located mid-Island)
843-842-ARTS (2787)
www.artshhi.com

 

Savannah Holidays 2017: Bell-themed Kindmusik playdate for ages 0-7

December 5th, 2017

Kindermusik toddlers activities Savannah preschoolers

Join Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Wed. Dec. 13 @ 10AM or Sat. Dec. 16 @10AM for the perfect winter family event: a bell-themed musical playdate!

Your child will get to take home a very special instrument plus 10 delightful songs and a bonus gift. Spaces limited! Enroll your 0-7-year-old at kindermusikwith88keys.com. Spaces are limited.

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,  email music@kindermusikwith88keys.com or info@kindermusikwith88keys.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah schools open houses

December 4th, 2017

Savannah schools private charter public

Savannah school tours: Savannah school open house season is under way, for those of you school searching.

Upcoming open houses include:
Hancock Day School Admissions Previews: 9:15AM Wed. Dec. 6; 9:15AM; Thurs. Jan. 11 2018.
Savannah Christian Preparatory School open house, Welcome Wednesdays, 9:30AM, Wed. Dec. 6.
St. Andrew’s School – Savannah, GA open house, 9AM Thurs. Dec. 7
Blessed Sacrament School – Savannah, GA PreK-Kindergarten open house, 9-10:30AM Thurs. Dec. 7
Savannah Country Day School Parent Informational Coffee & Campus Tour, 9:30AM Thurs. Dec. 7
The Habersham School All Grades PreK-3-12th open house, 9AM Fri. Dec. 8
Benedictine Military School Admissions Test, 8AM Sat. Dec. 9.
Calvary Day School open house, 2-4PM Sun. Jan. 21 2018
Risen Savior Christian Academy open house, Pooler, 10AM-Noon Sat. Jan 27 2018
St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School, Savannah, GA open house, 10AM-1PM Jan. 28.
Details on all of the above at: http://ow.ly/bY7v30gJj41

For details on Savannah-Chatham public charter school open houses & application deadlines, click here. 

Free Holiday Movies @ Trustees Theater, Savannah

December 2nd, 2017

Free Holiday Movies Savannah SCAD Trustees Theather

Bring your family and friends for a free day of movies that are free and open to the public @ Trustees Theather, Savannah. 

This year’s Holiday Happenings will feature screenings of Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas at 11:00 AM, Dr. Suess’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Jim Carey at 3:00 PM, and It’s a Wonderful Life at 7:00 PM.

Enjoy complimentary snacks and popcorn, just bring a canned or nonperishable food for America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia OR new-in-the-package toys benefiting the Build a Bridge Foundation of Georgia.

Trustees Theater
216 E Broughton St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

Savannah Holidays 2017: Holiday Classic Movies @ GTC Pooler Cinemas

December 2nd, 2017

Holiday Family Movies Pooler Savannah 2017 Elf Polar Express

FLASHBACK CINEMA is a classic film program @ GTC Pooler Cinemas.

Different classic movies are shown each week with shows on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Flashback features play at 2PM & 7PM on Sundays: 4PM & 7PM on Wednesdays.

Holiday Classics during Holidays 2017

The Polar Express
2PM & 7PM Sun. Dec 10
4PM & 7PM Wed. Dec 13
Rated G

Elf
2PM & 7PM Sun. Dec 17
4PM & 7PM Wed. Dec 20
Rated PG

It’s A Wonderful Life
2PM & 7PM Sun. Dec 24
4PM & 7PM Wed. Dec 27
Rated PG

GTC Pooler Cinemas
425 Pooler Parkway
Pooler, GA 31322
Showtimes Line: (912) 330-0777

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FIND MORE SAVANNAH HOLIDAY FUN IN OUR HOLIDAY EVENTS GUIDE 2017 HERE. 

(Savannah schools) Open Houses & Application Dates for Savannah-Chatham Charter Schools

December 1st, 2017

Charter Schools Savannah Chatham

Charter Schools in Savannah-Chatham County  

Elementary and middle school charter schools in Savannah-Chatham area have a separate application process and different deadlines than Savannah-Chatham public schools. Contact the charter school of your choice for more detailed information on their application process.

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Susie King Taylor Community School, a community not just a school, is Savannah’s newest tuition free public charter school.

Open Houses:
Wed Dec 13 2017 5:30-7:30PM
Sun Jan 7 2018 1:30-3:30PM
Sat Feb 3 2018  9:30-11:30AM

​For questions, email info@sktcs.org

Learn more here: www.sktcs.org
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Oglethorpe Charter School (Middle School, 6th-8th grades) Application process is open. The application can be printed from Oglethorpe Charter School Web site or picked up from the school.

Applications for entry into the 2018-19 lottery will be accepted from Dec. 1, 2017 until Jan. 16, 2018. Applications must be completed and hand-delivered to OCS.

The 2017-2018 lottery will be conducted in the Martha Giddens Nesbit Theatre at OCS on Jan. 18, 2018 at 9 AM. The lottery results will be posted on OCS’s website on Jan. 19, 2018 by noon.

In order to allow parents to learn more about the programs that OCS has to offer, a series of enrollment information sessions will be held. The dates and times of the sessions can be found below.

Tues. Jan. 9, 2018 5PM
Thurs. Jan. 11, 2018 5PM
Tues. Jan. 16, 2018 9AM

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Savannah Classical Academy  (Kindergarten-10th grade. Will expand to a K-12 school by 2019.)

The 2018/19 Lottery Registration will be open from: JAN. 6 – FEB. 16 2018
Kindergarten – 11th Grade Openings for 2018-2019 school year.
All registrations will be online, with computers available at the school if needed for online access. Visit SavannahClassicalAcademy.org during the registration period to enter the lottery. You must fill out a registration for every sibling you wish to have in the lottery.
Learn more about the application process here.

For questions, email info@scasav.org.

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Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School (PreK4-5th grade) Apply online here. 

Guided Tours are every Wednesday @ 10 AM. Advanced registration is required by calling (912) 395-4070.

Learn more about the application process here.

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Tybee Island Maritime Academy (Kindergarten-5th grade)

Two upcoming open house dates for prospective students for 2018-2019

Tues. Dec. 12, 2017 9:30-11AM
Mon. Jan. 8, 2018: 5-6PM

These open houses will give students and parents an opportunity to visit TIMA, ask questions and see school in session. Please RSVP to 912-395-4060 or via email at jennifer.fleming@sccpss.com.

Learn more about the application process here. 

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Learn more about Savannah-area schools & open houses here.