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Savannah private schools: Admissions Test @ Benedictine Military School

November 15th, 2019

Benedictine Military School test admissions 2019

If your son is interested in attending Benedictine Military School in Savannah then register him for Benedictine’s admission test held Sat. Dec. 7 2019, 8AM.

Founded in 1902, Benedictine Military School is an all-male, Catholic, college preparatory day school educating young men grades 9-12.

Freshman applicants must take the Admissions Test.  Learn more about Benedictine’s admissions process here.


Benedictine Military School
6502 Seawright Drive
Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 644-7000

Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Dr. Savannah, GA 31406, tel: (912) 644-7000, On Facebook here.  Follow Benedictine on twitter here.  Benedictine Military School is a advertiser. 

Free holiday kids activities & Santa photos at Santa’s Wonderland Bass Pro Shop, Savannah Mall

November 15th, 2019

Free Santa photos at Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shop Savannah Mall

Moving trains. Free activity tables. Free crafts and remote control trucks. And at certain hours, free photos with Santa – all at Santa’s Wonderland inside Bass Pro Shop @ Savannah Mall.

At Santa’s Wonderland inside Bass Pro Shops, families can:

Visit Santa and get a photo FOR FREE
Reserve a virtual spot in line while playing games and making crafts as a family

Santa’s Wonderland 2019 at Bass Pro Shops is already underway and runs through Dec. 24 2019. See hours here.

Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street, , 912-927-7467.

Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade 2019

November 15th, 2019

Savannah Lighted Christmas Parade 2018

Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade will be 5:30PM Sat. Dec. 7 2019. 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.

Christmas on the River in Rousakis Plaza on River Street will be Fri. Dec. 6-Sun. Dec. 8 2019. Kids’ activities include creating ornaments in the Waterfront Kidz Zone. See the Christmas on the River schedule here. 

(Savannah Holidays 2019) Free Christmas for Kids Celebration

November 15th, 2019

FREE Holiday Events for Kids Savannah City Market Celebration for kids

FREE Christmas For Kids Celebration in Savannah’s City Market
Sat Dec. 7, 2019, 11AM-2PM

Make ornaments! Decorate cookies! Get Grinched (with hair and makeup)! Meet Father Christmas and take a Cinderella carriage tour.

All of this, plus face painting, choir music and more add up to a day of fun the whole family can truly enjoy.

City Market is in downtown Savannah
Start at the corner of Jefferson and West St. Julian Streets.
Savannah City Market stretches a full block in each direction, with Ellis Square to the east and Franklin Square to the west, from Bryan (North) to Congress (South).

(Savannah Holidays 2019) Tybee Lighted Boat Parade, Tree Lighting, Tour de Lights Bike Parade

November 15th, 2019

Tybee Lighted Boat Parade Savannah Holiday Christmas Events

You’re invited to the 11th Annual Tybee Lighted Boat Parade on Sun. Dec 8 2019 at The Original Crab Shack on Tybee Is.

The event begins at 4:30PM 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 5:30PM (Tybee Time). Boats return around 6:30PM

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

Sun. Dec. 8 2019 at 4:30 – 7PM
The Crab Shack
40 Estill Hammock Rd
Tybee Island, Georgia 31328


Lights on for Tybee Christmas Tree Lighting & Tybee Christmas Parade 2019

Tybee Island Christmas Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting 2019
Fri. Dec. 6 2019, 6:30PM
Line the streets and share your holiday joy.  The parade steps off at 6:30PMat the corner of Butler Avenue and 8th Street and follows an illuminated trail from Butler to Tybrisa, ending at the beachfront pier and roundabout where Mayor Buelterman will light the 18-foot Christmas tree. Following the lighting ceremony, enjoy Christmas caroling, dancing, a snowfall selfie station, refreshments served by local businesses and awards for the best decorated homes and businesses on Tybee.

Learn more here.


Tybee Tour de lights bike parade 2019 holidays christmas

12th Annual Tour de Lights Bike Parade on Tybee Island

A fun event on Dec. 14, 2019 6:30-8:30PM where everyone lights up their bikes and golf carts with Christmas themed decorations.

Registration starts at A-J’s that day from 3-6 pm. $25 participation fee will get you appetizers and select drink specials at A-J’s. It also allows you to be judged and a chance to win prizes and bragging rights for best-decorated bike or golf cart.

Bikes and golf carts will be judged for best decorations at A-J’s around 6:30PM. We will then head off for a parade from A-J’s to Tybrisa so that everyone can show off their lights and decorations. After the bike ride, we head back to A-J’s for door prizes, raffles.


(Savannah Holidays 2019) Richmond Hill Christmas Parade

November 15th, 2019

Richmond Hill Christmas Parade 2019 Savannah

You’re invited to the Richmond Hill Christmas Parade, Sat. December 7, 2019 at 10 AM-12 PM


Bring your kids to Richmond Hill Fire Department’s Breakfast with Santa, Sun. Dec. 8, 2019 at 7-10 AM @ Richmond Hill Fire Department, 9964 Ford Ave., Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

Breakfast with Santa, Photos with Santa, Crafts, Letters to Santa, Bouncy House and more!

Holiday family-friendly events (many are free) 2019 in Savannah, the Lowcountry

November 15th, 2019

Savannah Holidays Guide Christmas parades, lights, tree lightings

SPOTLIGHTED EVENT: Sailing & Photos with Santa with Savannah Riverboat Cruises. Kids sail for free with a donated, unwrapped toy Fri. Nov. 29 & Sat. Nov. 30. Details here.

SPOTLIGHTED EVENT: Table Top Turkey Workshop for all ages @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center, 9:30-11:30AM. Cost: $10 per person. Tues. Nov. 26. Details here.

SPOTLIGHTED EVENT: FREE showing of “Freebirds” @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center, 12-3PM Tues. Nov. 26. Details here. 

SPOTLIGHTED EVENT: 11th Annual United Way Turkey Trot (including a free 400-yard race for kids) @ Daffin Park in Savannah on Thanksgiving Nov. 28.  Details & registration link here. 


(Savannah) Skatefest. Savannah Civic Center turns into giant indoor ice rink. Skate rentals available. Skatefest is daily Fri. Dec. 13 2019-Sun. Jan. 5 2020. Details here. 

(Savannah) Gingerbread Village Display @ The Westin Savannah. Free & open to the public. Nov. 24 through the holidays. Please call ahead to confirm the display is up as scheduled . Details here. 

(Savannah) Free holiday kids’ activities & photos with Santa @ Bass Pro Shop, Savannah Mall daily through Dec. 24. Details here. 


(Savannah) Holiday Tree Lighting & live performances, 7-8:30PM Fri. Nov. 29. Free & open to the public. Details here. 

(Tybee Is) Tybee Christmas Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting. 6:30PM Fri. Dec. 6. Details here. 

(Savannah) FREE Kids’ Holiday Making Station @ the Savannah Clay Spot’s Merry Art Market, 10AM-6PM Sat. Dec. 7. Details here. 

(Savannah) Savannah Santa Train 2019 @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, 9AM-5PM Sat. Dec. 7. Order tickets online. Details here.

(Savannah) Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade, 5:30PM Sat. Dec. 7, starts on River Street & travels through downtown Savannah. Details here. 

(Savannah) FREE Christmas for Kids celebration in Savannah’s City Market. 11AM-2PM Sat. Dec. 7. Make ornaments. Decorate cookies. Get Grinched (with hair and makeup). Meet Father Christmas & take a picture in the Cinderella carriage tour. Plus face painting, choir music. Details here. 

(Savannah) Jingle Bell Hop @ Ellis Square, 2-4PM Sat. Dec. 7. Free & open to the public. Live performances, singing, dancing activities. Free & open to the public. Details here. 

(Richmond Hill) Richmond Hill Christmas Parade, 10AM-Noon Sat. Dec. 7.  Details here. 

(Tybee Is) Tybee Lighted Boat Parade, Sun. Dec. 8.Details here. 

(Richmond Hill) Richmond Hill Fire Department’s Breakfast with Santa. 7-10AM Sun. Dec. 8. Details here. 

(Savannah) Rocking Around the Christmas Tree. Enjoy performances by various choir groups & local musical artists in front of Savannah’s Christmas tree at Broughton & Bull street. Free & open to the public. 7-9PM Sat. Dec. 14. Details here. 

(Tybee Is) Tybee Tour de Lights Holiday Bike Parade, Sat. Dec. 14. Details here. 

(Savannah) FREE holiday movies @ Trustees Theater all day starting at 11AM Sat. Dec. 21 with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Admission is FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest. Details here. 

(Savannah) Christmas Festival @ Trustees Garden. 11AM-7:30PM Sat. Dec. 21. Fake Snow, Snow Tubing, Rock Climbing, Trackless Train, 23ft Christmas Tree, Bouncy House, Portraits with Santa, Food Trucks/Vendors, Musical Performances, Home Alone (1990) on Giant Screen in Kehoe Square. $15 All Day Pass (all ages); $45 Family Pack of 4 All Day Passes. Details here. 

(Hilton Head Is) Cookies, Cocoa, Santa @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Sun. Dec. 22. Details here. 

(Hilton Head Is) Noon Year’s Eve @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Sun. Mon. Dec. 31,  10AM-2PM. Celebrate the New Year without staying up to midnight. Special games, scavenger hunts, arts & crafts, picnic lunch, a balloon drop @ noon. Details  here. .

(Tybee Is) Tybee Island New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Dec. 31, 2019 @ 11:55PM-Jan. 1, 2020 @ 12:30AM. Launches from the Tybee Pier

(Tybee Is) Tybee Polar Plunge, Jan. 1, 2020 @ the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. Join more than 1,000 as they plunge into the chilly Atlantic. Register online here. 

(Midway, Ga) 1st Day Hikes on Jan. 1 2020 @ Fort Morris State Park. Details here. 

Savannah schools: Open House @ Calvary Day School

November 14th, 2019

savannah schools calvary daycare childcare private Chatham County preK

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 @ a Nov. 17 2019 open house @ 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 House @ Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah

Sun. Nov.  17 2019, 2-4PM

Register online here for the Nov. open house.


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) 351-0700  or email to schedule your tour.

To learn more about Calvary Day School, visit their website at


Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave., Savannah 31404 On Facebook here. On Twitter here.  Follow Calvary Day School on Instagram here.  Calvary Day School is a advertiser

Savannah schools: Lottery open for Savannah Classical Academy

November 14th, 2019

Savannah Classical Academy Lottery 2019 2020 schools

Savannah Classical Academy’s annual lottery is now open for all students from kindergarten to twelfth grade for the 2020-21 school year.

Don’t miss the deadline for your family to enroll in our free public charter school as part of the local school system!

Apply for the lottery now at

Savannah Classical Academy
(912) 395-4040

Savannah Classical Academy is a advertiser 

Savannah Holidays 2019: Sailing & Photos with Santa on Santa Cruise Savannah Riverboat Cruises

November 14th, 2019

Sailing with Santa Riverboat Savannah 2019 Christmas 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.


Sailing Dates: 
Nov. 29 & 30 2019

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 advertiser

Free Holiday Movies 2019 @ Trustees Theater, Savannah

November 14th, 2019

Free holiday movies Christmas Trustees Theater SCAD 2019

Bring your family and friends for a free day of movies that are free with a donation of a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest and open to the public @ Trustees Theather, Savannah. 

Sat. Dec. 21 2019
11AM, Trustees Theater
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Admission is FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest.

Sat. Dec. 21 2019
3PM, Trustees Theater
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Admission is FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest.

Sat. Dec. 21 2019
7PM, Trustees Theater
It’s a Wonderful Life
Admission is FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest.


Trustees Theater
216 E Broughton St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

Savannah schools: Open House @ Savannah Country Day School

November 13th, 2019

Savannah Open House Schools Country Day Elementary High School middle school

Savannah Country Day School

The Open House experience is the best way for families to gain a comprehensive view of the Country Day experience.

In addition to a campus tour, many current students and parents are present to share their experiences and answer questions. Guests also have the opportunity to meet with Country Day’s talented faculty, coaches, and fine arts instructors to learn more about the School’s outstanding programs.

For reservations or additional information, please contact Sonja Henry at 912-961-8824 or This event is open to both parents and prospective students.

The program begins at 1:30PM Sun. Nov. 17 2019 in the Morrison Pangaea Garden @ Savannah Country Day School.

Savannah Country Day School, 824 Stillwood Dr., Savannah, GA 31419-2643, 912-925-8800, Savannah Country Day School is a advertiser 

Discount on tutoring, SAT/ACT test prep @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

November 12th, 2019

Sylvan Black Friday deals math tutoring Savannah Chatham County

Give the gift of learning.

Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah is offering Black Friday discounts on giving the gift of tutoring or test prep. Buy 50 family hours that can be used for Math or Homework Support for $999 (20 percent off).

Or buy 50 family hours that can be used for Reading, Writing, Study Skills or SAT/ACT Prep for $1999 (33 percent off)

Call 912.355.2267.

*Offer good only from 11/28/2019- 12/14/2019. Good for new and currently enrolled families. For currently enrolled families, this new purchase will be additional hours , added to your current plan. Hours must be used by 5/31/2020. Unused hours will not be refunded but can be used by anyone in the family.

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

(Savannah holidays) Table Top Turkey Workshop @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

November 12th, 2019

Turkey Workshop Savannah Cultural Arts

Your kids can make a special centerpiece for your family holiday table by creating their own fabric sculpture turkey @ a Tabletop Turkey Workshop @ the Savannah Cultural Arts Center  on Tues. Nov. 26 2019, 9:30-11:30AM

For all ages. Cost: $10 per person

Register online here.

Tabletop Turkey Workshop
Tues. Nov. 26 2019, 9:30-11:30AM
Savannah Cultural Arts Center
201 Montgomery St.
Savannah, GA 31401

After this event, plan to attend the free showing of a holiday matinee “Freebirds” @ Savannah Cultural Center, Noon-3PM. Details here. 

City of Savannah Cultural Resources Department is a advertiser 

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah offers portfolio prep for prospective art school students

November 11th, 2019

Scribble Art studio Savannah portfolio builder art classes Garrison

Scribble Art Studio Portfolio Builder Classes

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah can help your aspiring art school student put together accomplished portfolios for Savannah Arts Academy & Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts.

Portfolio Builder classes run Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 4:30-5:30PM and 5:15-6:15PM .

Learn more here. 

To schedule call/text Geoff 202-379-5643 or email

Scribble Art Studio
212 E. 37th St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Scribble Art Studio is a advertiser 

(Savannah schools) St. Andrew’s School Kindness Project

November 11th, 2019

St. Andrew's School Savannah kindness project

St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Is. in Savannah invites the public to view and participate in a kindness project that is currently on display at the Islands Library, 50 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah.

The collaborative project encourages individuals to pick a “kindness flower” and act on the words written on the leaf. The kindness project began as part of a summer camp at St. Andrew’s taught by parent Lea Lynch and artist Tiffany O’Brien.

“Tiffany created a beautiful display to serve as the backdrop for the project and students created tissue paper flowers with specific acts of kindness written on each stem,” said Lea Lynch. “The project really took off and the St. Andrew’s Lower School wanted to keep the kindness flowers blooming year-round.”

The school’s youngest students create the flowers from colorful tissue paper and the acts of kindness are the last component added before the flowers goes on the display board. Kindness acts range from sharing a smile with someone to taking the time to write and send a thank you note.

“Our students are busy making more flowers to keep up with the demand of people picking the flowers,” said Anne Weisel, Head of the Lower School.

The kindness project board will be at the Islands Library through the month of November. The exhibit travels to the Frank G. Murray Community Center for the month of January.

St. Andrew’s is an independent, International Baccalaureate World School offering the Diploma Program. The school inspires students age three through grade 12.

For more information, visit

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941 ext 452, , email On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a advertiser.