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You’re invited: Nonstop Fitness Resolution Rally in Savannah

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Nonstop Fitness savannah gymYou are cordially invited to the Nonstop Fitness in Savannah Resolution Rally THIS Saturday, January 4 at 9:30am. No matter your resolution, come be inspired!

Weight loss, runners, couch potatoes, weight lifters, triathletes, bikers
ANYONE with a goal! Are YOU up for the challenge?

Gym Membership NOT required.

Nonstop Fitness, 8511 Ferguson Ave., Savannah,  31406,  www.nonstopfitnesssav.com, 912.349.4902, email thenonstopfitness@gmail.com On Facebook here.  

Kids’ art classes & adult & child art wknd workshops @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now registering students for Session I Classes and Workshops.

Day and evening sessions are offered for children, teens, and adults in all skill levels. Sessions began January 20 and run through February 28 and are held at the Department of Cultural Affairs Arts Studios located at 9 W. Henry St.

Three week and six week classes are available as well as weekend workshops. Visual arts sessions include ceramics, metals, glass, jewelry, painting and drawing. New this session, are classes in Beginning Jewelry Design and Beading, Monochromatic Portrait Drawing, Watercolor and Basic Drawing, and Thrown and Altered Handles and Feet for your ceramic works.

Class fees include instruction, use of studio space, use of equipment and all materials and tools required. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Credit cards are accepted. Class schedule and registration forms are available online at www.savannahga.gov/arts  or by calling (912) 651-6783.

The city also offers one and two day workshops began January 7 and run through January 14. All workshops will be held at the Department of Cultural Affairs Arts Studio located at 9 W. Henry St. This variety of workshops, taught by skilled professionals, is offered for children, teens, and adults in all skill levels. Workshops include Mixed Media in a Series with Lind Hollingsworth, Fused Glass Design Sampler with Stephanie VanGeel, Clay Boat Building with Dave Peterson, Into to Lapidary Stone Cutting with Ed Wade, Clay Surface Design Sampler with Mary Cale Wilson, Dodecahedron Paper Cutting with Mary Bass and Children’s Portrait Workshops with Brian Woods.

Programs are supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency the National Endowment for the Arts.

Workshops include:

Raku
Instructor: Clair Buckner
All Ages, Fri., Feb. 7, 1-4pm, $10 per firing

Dodecahedron Paper Cutting Workshop     
Instructor: Mary Bass
Ages 9+, Wed., January 15, 4-5:30pm
Enjoy cutting out snowflakes, then it is time to expand your scissor skills by creating a dodecahedron, a 12-sided geometric ball. Students will create individual sides and then glue them together to form a sphere.
$10 city resident/$15 non-city resident

Children’s Portrait Workshop
Instructor: Brian Woods
Ages 9+, Thurs., January 16, 4-5:30pm
In this specialized portrait workshop, children will take their interests and incorporate them into a biographic portrait. Canvas panels, colored paper, markers, paint and other mixed media items will be available for the creation of the final image.
$10 city resident/$15 non-city resident

 Youth Visual Arts Classes

Children’s Clay (3 weeks)
Instructor: Clair Buckner
$50 city residents/$55 non-city residents
Ages 10-16, Wed., Jan. 22 – Feb. 5, 4-5pm

Teen Jewelry (3 weeks)
Instructor: Christine Hefner
$50 city residents/$55 non-city residents
Ages 10-16, Thurs., Jan. 23 – Feb. 6, 4-5pm

Art classes & workshops for teens & adults also offered.

For more info, click here. Or call (912) 651-6783.

FOR MORE AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES IN THE SAVANNAH AREA, CLICK HERE.

Is your child struggling with peer relationships, expressing emotions? Consider Social Skills Group Therapy in Pooler

Monday, December 30th, 2013

social skills group therapy autism savannah

Call today to set up your child’s assessment for MindSpring Center’s January Social Skills Groups. The January Social Skills Groups will begin the second week of January. For more information on what Social Skills Group Therapy is click here.

Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, a wellness center at heart located in Pooler & serving greater Savannah, 1147 US Highway 80 West, Pooler, Ga 31322, (912) 376-1506, email: info@RanickiChiropractic.com , www.RanickiChiropractic.com  Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE kids’ nature activities during January & February 2014 @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Free Kids' activities for March 2013 at Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

Come out to Skidaway Island State Park to enjoy FREE kids’ nature activities most Wednesdays-Sundays during January & February 2014 including on Monday Feb. 17 Presidents’ Day . To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park during January 2014, click here.

To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park during January 2014, click here.

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE

Night at the Museum @ Savannah History Museum

Monday, December 30th, 2013

night at the Museum Savannah 2014You’re invited to Night at the Museum in Savannah – an annual family favorite in January.

When
Saturday January 25, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
Savannah History Museum
303 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Savannah, GA 31401

To begin this magical evening, guests will watch the 2006 blockbuster film, Night at the Museum, on the big screen in our historic theater. After that, you’ll realize that the night has just begun as you watch Savannah History Museum come to life before your eyes! For added entertainment, children will get to participate in ‘Official Night Guard Training’ and fun crafts!

Savannah Night at the Museum will be on January 25, 2014 beginning at 6:00pm and last until about 10:00pm at Savannah History Museum.
Check-in will begin at 6:00pm, and the movie will begin promptly at 6:30pm.
DUE TO VERY LIMITED SPACE, PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT.
Click the link here to register now!

Christmas Tree Grinding: Savannah’s Bring One for the Chipper event to recycle Christmas trees is Jan. 4, 2014

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Bring your Christmas tree to be grinded into mulch.
Saturday January 4 2014 8 am

Save your Christmas trees after the holidays at the Bring One for the Chipper recycling event.

Bring One for the Chipper will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at the following locations. Christmas tree mulch will be used by the City for parks and neighborhood beautification projects throughout Savannah.
The free service is available at the following locations:
• Home Depot, 11180 Abercorn
• Home Depot, 190 Pooler Parkway
• Home Depot, 1901 Victory Drive
• Dean Forest Landfill, 1325 Dean Forest Rd.
• Bacon Park Transfer Station, Shorty Cooper Rd.

Bring One for the Chipper has been a holiday tradition in Georgia for 20 years and is the largest tree recycling program in the nation. The local event is sponsored by the City of Savannah, Keep Savannah Beautiful, Georgia Power and Home Depot.

For more information, please contact Nathaniel Glover with the City of Savannah at 912-651-1967.

Scribble Art Studio Kids’ Birthday Parties, Savannah & Pooler

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

children's birthday parties in SavannahTry something new in 2014 with Scribble Art Studio’s children’s art birthday parties.

Scribble offers superhero parties, classic art parties & princess parties.

Details here.

To book a party, call Scribble at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

Scribble Art Studio also offers children’s art classes in Savannah & Pooler.

Scribble Art Studio, 212 E. 37th St Savannah, 31401, (912) 713-7376 email info@thescribbleartstudio.com , www.TheScribbleArtStudio.com , Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Local First Day Hikes: Begin 2014 with a healthy hike @ Georgia State Parks

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

First Day hikes in Georgia State Parks Join the national “First Day Hikes” movement and start off 2014 with a healthy hike in Georgia’s State Parks.

More than 40 walks cover history, geology, fitness and even a Black Bear Plunge. Find a ranger-led trek near you at http://www.georgiastateparks.org/firstdayhikes

Some nearby ones on the list include:

First Day Hike at Skidaway Island / 2 PM
Skidaway IslandSkidaway Isalnd State Park – Savannah, GA
Take a guided tour of the marsh through our Sandpiper Trail with a park ranger. Plan for about an hour on this one mile hike, where you will learn about life in a Georgia marsh. Please dress in comfortable clothing. $5 parking. 912-598-2300

First Day Hike at Fort McAllister, Richmond Hill
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister Historic Park – Richmond Hill, GA
Come take a leisurely stroll through the woods with us on our 3 mile loop trail as we walk and talk about the winter wildlife in the maritime forests and marshlands of the Georgia Coast. From the chirping in the trees to the rustles in the woods, we’ll explore the wild side of Fort McAllister State Historic Park with a focus on the birds of winter. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Crooked River’s First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park – St. Marys, GA
Meet at the Nature Center for a walk on the Bay Boardwalk trail. Vistas include wetland habitats plus our unique longleaf pine/saw palmetto ecosystem. Enjoy the great outdoors, camaraderie on the trail plus party hats. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

First Day Hike at Gordonia-Alatamaha / 8 AM to 4 PM
Gordonia-AlatamahaGordonia-Alatamaha State Park – Reidsville, GA
Start your New Year off right by getting outdoors and taking a guided hike. Our Nature Trail is a 1 mile loop that is moderate in duration. $5 parking. 912-557-7744

And lots of other first-day hikes in Georgia here.

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks on Tybee Is., Savannah

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Tybee New Year's Eve FireworksNew Year’s Eve Extravaganza. Ring in 2014 with a spectacular fireworks display at the stroke of midnight at the Tybee Pier & Pavilion on Tybee Island, Georgia. The New Year’s Eve fireworks can be enjoyed from the pier, the beach or anywhere on the eastern side of Tybee Island.

This popular annual event, which has become a Tybee tradition, is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 31 at midnight
WHERE: Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion Tybrisa St. and Strand Ave. Tybee Island, Georgia
MORE INFO: Visit www.VisitTybee.com  or call 912.786.5444

You’re invited: Stroller Strong Moms 2014 Get Fit Challenge, Savannah & Pooler

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Stroller workout groups in Savannah PoolerHey Savannah! Are you ready to COMMIT to Get Fit?!

Stroller Strong Moms is ringing in the New Year with our 2014 Get Fit Challenge and we are inviting YOU to join us for this transforming opportunity.

Start your year off right by giving yourself the gift of health and fitness, while being encouraged by the greatest group of moms and babies.

Stroller Strong Moms is expanding to three different locations in the new year, giving you FIVE days/week to “Sweat Like A Mother!”

Make the commitment TODAY! Check out http://strollerstrongmoms.blogspot.com/2013/12/get-fit-for-2014.html  for more information about 2012 & 2013 Get Fit Challenge success stories, park location and general information.

Stroller Strong Moms Pooler Grand Opening Stroller Strong Moms will have a Grand Opening in Pooler at Tom Triplett Park on January 9th from 9:30-10:30AM. There will be tons of fun prizes and giveaways! The Pooler Grand Opening will be just in time for the Get Fit for 2014 Challenge!

Sign up for the Get Fit for 2014 challenge before the new year for a discounted registration of just $15!

For more information, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com

Stroller Strong Moms, 12 East Park Ave. Savannah, 31401, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com , www.strollerstrongmoms.com Stroller  Strong Moms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Puppet People End of 2013 Workshops & Puppet Shows, Savannah

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Puppet People Holiday Puppet Shows, Workshops Savannah

Have you taken your kids to see an Angela Beasley’s Puppet People show yet? It’s a Savannah tradition. Here’s a chance to do so.

You’re invited to Puppet People’s End of Year Puppet Workshops & Shows at The Puppet Place in Thunderbolt

December 26, 27, 28, 30 & 31 @ 11:00 AM

Bring your children to the Puppet People’s World of Let’s Pretend! Your children will have a wonderful time learning how to make their own puppet which will be followed by a wonderful and entertaining Puppet Show.

Children $10 Adults $5

Book your seat since space is limited. Organizers are expecting a huge response from this amazing event. More details here.

Contact 912.355.3366, email puppets@puppetpeople.com or visit www.PuppetPeople.com

Puppet People, 912.355.3366, www.PuppetPeople.com, email puppets@puppetpeople.com, 3119 Furber Ave. , Thunderbolt, 31404 Puppet People is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight (Music, dance, history) @ Davenport House Museum, Savannah

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Candlight tours of Davenport House Museum Savannah Here’s a terrific family entertainment event with an historical flair: the Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight 2013 program in Savannah during the week between Christmas and New Year’s.

Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight @ Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State Street, Savannah, 31401
December 26 -30, 2013
TIME: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $9 adults in advance, $11 at the door; $6 children in advance, $8 at the door

Program Length: The experience will take approximately 60 minutes. No admissions after 8 p.m.

About the Program: Glistening by candlelight, the Federal-style home welcomes visitors to an experience emphasizing the end-of-year celebrations of early 19th century Savannahians, including the Davenport household, who lived in the fine brick home on Columbia Square. Light refreshments, music and skilled interpreters, who show visitors through the home, are among the highlights of the presentation.

The experience requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms.

Contact information or to make a reservation: 912-236-8097, info@davenporthousemuseum.org , www.davenporthousemuseum.org

Reservations: Encouraged

New or amplified this year:
– Recreating a girl’s accidental discovery of Clement Moore’s brand new poem “A Visit from Saint Nicholas.”
– Dancing demonstration at the end of the evening – four dances – March, Pavane, Quadrille and “The Delightful Dance”

Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State Street, Savannah, 31401, 912-236-8097, info@davenporthousemuseum.org , www.davenporthousemuseum.org

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Holidays 2013: What to do with kids during the holidays in Savannah

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Holidays 2013 kids activities in Savannah

Holidays 2013 in Savannah & the Lowcountry with kids: Skatefest 2013; December Nights, Holiday Lights at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens; How the Dancing Grinch Stole Christmas; our picks for the best home holiday displays & much more in the SouthernMamas.com Ultimate Holiday Guide.

Kid-friendly holiday events will be added throughout December so be sure to check out the guide today here & keep coming back through 2013.

Details on kid-friendly events in Savannah & the Lowcountry here.

Savannah Children’s Museum expanded holiday hours

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Splash Festival at Savannah Children's Museum

Savannah Children’s Museum will be open EVERY DAY over winter break (Dec. 21st-Jan 6th) except Christmas Eve, Christmas & New Year’s Day!

Come and enjoy some time with Savannah Children’s Museum.

Holiday hours are: Monday-Saturday 10-4, Sunday 11-4  (resume closed on Mondays on Jan 13th). SCM will have a few special opening Mondays coming up due to school holidays including 12/23/13, 12/30/13, 1/6/14, and 1/20/14.

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Savannah Children’s Museum is at 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401,  www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org/

FREE Family Day 2/1/14 at Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center, Savannah

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Free kids activities in SavannahFeb 2014 Free Family Day is Feb. 1  at Telfair Museums. Telfair Museums will host a Free Family Day at the Jepson Center as part of its monthly Free Family Days series.

February Free Family Day: PULSE
Activate all their senses by creating art using light and sound, exploring interactive sculpture and experiencing a 3:00 pm multimedia performance by INVISIBLE, a ‘mechanical music museum.’
Special free ‘Make Your Own GIF animation’ workshop for middle and high schoolers begins at 10 am. Registration required, go to http://telfair.co/2014pulseregistration  or call 912.790.8821.
Date – Saturday, February 1st, 2014
Free Family Day – 1-4 p.m.
Location – Jepson Center, 207 W. York Street, on Telfair Square, Savannah 31401

Website: Telfair.org Phone: 912.790.8800
Family Days are offered one Saturday each month from 1 to 4 p.m., offering free hands-on activities designed to be fun and educational. Kids can create their own masterpieces, play art detective and enjoy activities for all ages.

UPCOMING FREE FAMILY DAYS:

March Free Family Day: Seasons in Art
Explore the seasons in art in the New York Accents exhibition and Telfair Museums’ permanent collection,from George Bellows’ Snow Capped River to Tim Rollins’ Midsummer Night’s Dream. Hands-on activities for families explore warm and cool colors and impressionist painting techniques.
Date – Saturday, March 1st, 2014
Free Family Day – 1-4 p.m.
Location – Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. on Telfair Square, Savannah, 31401

April Free Family Day: Garbage to Gardens
Get a head start on Earth Day! Make “flowers and plants” by recycling plastic bottles, bags and paper. Be inspired by artist Karrie Hovey, who made an art garden at the Jepson Center entirely of recycled materials.
Date – Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Free Family Day – 1-4 p.m.
Location – Jepson Center
207 W. York Street, on Telfair Square Savannah, 31401

ABOUT TELFAIR MUSEUMS

Jepson Center hours: Sunday & Monday 12–5 pm; Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am–5 pm; Thursday 10 am–8 pm; Friday & Saturday 10 am–5 pm
Telfair Academy hours: Sunday 1–5 pm; Monday 12–5 pm; Tuesday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm
Owens-Thomas House hours: Sunday 1–5 pm; Monday 12–5 pm; Tuesday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm (guided tours only – last tour leaves at 4:30 pm)

For more information: 912.790.8802 or visit www.telfair.org .

Jepson Center – 207 W. York Street
Telfair Academy – 121 Barnard Street
Owens-Thomas House – 124 Abercorn Street

Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York Street, Savannah, 31401, www.telfair.org Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE kids’ nature activities during December 2013 & on New Year’s Day 2014 @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Free Kids' activities for March 2013 at Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

Come out to Skidaway Island State Park to enjoy FREE kids’ nature activities most Wednesdays-Sundays during December & on New Year’s Day 2014 .  To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park during November 2013, click here.

This months highlights include:

* Toddler Time  on Thursdays : Stories, games, and learning designed for 2-4 year olds. See upcoming times & themes here..

* Friday, December 20th: 6 to 8 PM: Luminary Night with Santa
Bring your children and pets for pictures with Santa. Enjoy a walk along our enchanted luminary trail and take a hayride around the park. Sip on hot chocolate while decorating cookies and making holiday crafts., $5 per picture, hayrides $2.

* Wednesday, January 1:
2:00PM Skidaway Island First Day Hike: Take a guided tour of the marsh through our Sandpiper Trail with a park ranger. Plan for about an hour on this one mile hike, where you will learn about life in a Georgia marsh.

To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park during December 2013 & on New Year’s Day 2013, click here.

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE

Final Wknd of December Nights & Holiday Lights in Savannah will include holiday concerts

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Holiday Light displays in Savannah This upcoming weekend is the final weekend of DECEMBER NIGHTS AND HOLIDAY LIGHTS, running Thursday December 19th through Tuesday December 24th from 6-9pm  @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah (formerly called Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah.

This walking tour of our historic gardens takes you through a magical winter wonderland of over 250,000 lights and lighted displays. Tram rides available for the disabled, Saturday night pictures with Santa and concessions at Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen add to the festivities.

Friday night (12/20/13) the Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra will be performing a concert featuring classical holiday tunes, and Sunday 12/22/13, enjoy the Wesley Monumental United Methodist church choir.

$5 per person, cash only please no smoking or pets allowed.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31419, www.coastalgeorgiabg.org

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Holiday Art Workshops for Kids @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Scribble Holiday Art Workshops for Kids in Savannah

Drop the kids with Scribble Art Studio for some creative holiday workshops while you get some shopping & errands done. Kids will spend 3 HOURS creating several seasonal projects & playing festive games.
Schedule:
Dec. 22 1- 4 PM
Dec. 23 1-4 PM
Dec. 26 1-4 PM
Dec. 30 10 AM-1 PM
Jan. 2 10 AM-1 PM

Sign Up
$40 per child
2-4 Kids for $30 each
5-10 kids for $20 each

To sign up, call Scribble at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

Scribble Art Studio gift certificates for art lessons and art kits make ideal, creative holiday gifts for kids. Gift certificates are available for group or private lessons, plus parties. Art kits contain a variety of Scribble artists’ favorite art supplies and are a great gift for all ages.

Scribble Art Studio offers children’s art classes & art birthday parties in Savannah & Pooler.

Scribble also now offers at-home Princess Parties! Princes Maggie Lee Hart will bring everything needed for a fun & magical birthday party. Create wearable crafts & learn a royal song & dance. Details here.

For handmade ornaments to make with your kids this holiday season, check out Scribble’s blog here

Scribble Art Studio, 212 E. 37th St Savannah, 31401, (912) 713-7376 email info@thescribbleartstudio.com , www.TheScribbleArtStudio.com , Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Best holiday light displays/home decorations in Savannah

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Best local holiday light displays. Planning on driving around and checking out the best local holiday house decorations? From giant Santa snow globes to computerized Christmas lights animated with music, we have your guide to local home holiday light displays.

Displays not to be missed include:

182 Mills Run Drive near Chatham Parkway (the owner took 2012 off but is back this year) 140K lights and 20K RGB lights, water fountains and snow machines. Hours 6-10 Sunday-Thursday  and 6-11 Friday & Saturday.

A beloved old-fashioned holiday yard display that on certain nights features hot chocolate for visitors and even Santa visits at 512 Gordonston Ave., Savannah.

Computerized animated “dancing” house light displays include:

We were sad to hear that the popular computerized animated “dancing” lights house at The Whitemarsh Island home of the Kesslers in the Battery point subdivision at 105 Mapmaker Lane is not up this year. However, here are few other 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.

*182 Mills Run Drive near Chatham Parkway (the owner took 2012 off but is back this year with 140K lights and 20K RGB lights, water fountains and snow machines. Hours 6-10 Sunday-Thursday  and 6-11 Friday & Saturday. )
* 116 N. Sheftall Circle on Wilmington Island. (Tune your radio to 97.9 when you drive by)
*102 Junco Way in Georgetown (yard full of decorations all blinking to Christmas music!)
*125 Sea Palm Road in Palmetto Cove subdivision off Walthour Road on Wilmington Island
*109 Wynngate Rd in Wilmington Park on Wilmington Island. (Tune your radio to 94.9 FM when you drive by) (nearby is a nice display at 3 Lancaster and 106 Okatee and 110 Santee)
*497 Waverly Lane in Sterling Links subdivision behind Publix in Richmond Hill

Traditional home decorations

• Cardiff Road in Coffee Bluff Plantation, lights, blow ups and traditional decorations

• 202 Blue Marlin Drive in Seagate, Whitemarsh Island

• 104 Wassaw, some cute homemade decorations on Wilmington Is.

• 701 Stuart street right off Waters Ave. south of DeRenne has a bunch of blow up characters

* Grand Lake Circle in Southbridge subdivision. The street is near the back part of Southbridge near the spa.

• 504 E. 52 St, Ardsley Park
If you know of other homes that we should include, please email anne@southernmamas.com.

PUBLIC HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAYS, SAVANNAH

December Nights & Holiday Lights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah. Details here.

Savannah Harbor of Lights Festival @ Road Course on Hutchinson Is. Details here.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS WORTH THE DRIVE!

Harbour Town Lights, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Is. FREE. Friday, November 29- Wednesday, January 1. Details here

Lights Before (& After) Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia, S.C. Details here.

Holiday Festival of Lights 2013, Charleston S.C. Details here

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights @ Atlanta Botanical Garden. Until Jan. 4 2014 . Details here.

Register online for Tybee Island Polar Plunge 2014 & “Gang of Goofs” Contest & Parade

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Tybee Polar Plunge 2014The Tybee Polar Plunge returns to Tybee Island on Wednesday, January 1, 2014! Join thousands of people and take the plunge into the brisk Atlantic Ocean at 12 noon on New Year’s Day. It’s a great way for the ENTIRE FAMILY to start off the New Year!

WHERE: Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion – Tybee Island, GA 31328

WHEN: January 1, 2014

COST: Adults $25, Kids under 12 $15.

“Gang of Goofs” Contest and Parade

The 2014 Tybee Polar Plunge also welcomes the return of the “Gang of Goofs” contest and Parade! Wanted: groups of at least three (3) or more to dress up in their craziest, wackiest and funniest costumes! The Goofs will parade in front of an esteemed panel of judges to compete for some great prizes! Details here.

Registration

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION

You can register for the Polar Plunge or the Gang of Goofs contest in person at the Tybrisa Roundabout on Saturday, December 28, Sunday, December 29, Monday, December 30st, and Tuesday, December 31 from 1 pm – 4 pm or on Tuesday, January 1 from 9am – 11:30am at the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion (deadline to register for the Gang of Goofs contest on January 1st is 10:30am).

AVOID LONG LINES AND REGISTER IN ADVANCE!

You can either download the form(s) by clicking here and send them with a check payable to Tybee Post Theater, no later than December 22, 2013, to: Tybee Post Theater, P.O. Box 2356, Tybee Island, GA 31328; or pay online by December 28th and email your form(s) to info@tybeeposttheater.org  or bring them with you on January 1st.

Ugly Sweater Party & Holiday Parties @ The Melting Pot of Savannah

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Melting Pot Savannah Check out these fun holiday events at  The Melting Pot of Savannah :

Ugly Sweater Party
Sunday, December 22
You can’t bring yourself to wear it in public, but you don’t have the heart to throw it out. Here’s your chance to dig that ugly old holiday sweater out of the closet and join The Melting Pot for a festive evening of fun and four-course fondue. Embroidered snowmen, jingle bells, flashing lights – the gaudier, the better! Prizes will be awarded to the ugliest, funniest, loudest sweater wearers

Plan Your Holiday Party at the Melting Pot
Ongoing
Allow The Melting Pot to assist you with all of your holiday planning. From private parties with family & friends to corporate luncheons & events, they have all the ingredients to make your party both spectacular & memorable. Three course fondue parties starting at $26.00 per person. Please call for more details or view their large party menu under the “Large Parties” Section here.

Stay connected with The Melting Pot of Savannah on Facebook here and on Twitter here.

The Melting Pot, 232 E. Broughton St. Savannah, Ga 31401 tel: 912-349-5676 for reservations, www.meltingpot.com/savannah The Melting Pot of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Nonstop Fitness countdown Christmas daily specials, Savannah

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

24 hour Fitness Savannah GymsNonstop Fitness in Savannah has Countdown to Christmas daily specials – everything from gifts to stocking stuffers. Promos are posted daily on their Facebook page here.

Every day from now until Christmas, Nonstop Fitness in Savannah  will discount something. It started at 15 days out, which means $15 $aving. The next day was $14 savings, and so on. Are you ready to see what’s on sale today? Click here.

Nonstop Fitness, 8511 Ferguson Ave., Savannah,  31406,  www.nonstopfitnesssav.com, 912.349.4902, email thenonstopfitness@gmail.com On Facebook here.  

For more local holiday gift ideas, visit our Holidays Gift Guide 2013 by clicking here.

Holidays 2013: Kids’ holiday events in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Holidays 2013 kids activities in Savannah

Holidays 2013 in Savannah & the Lowcountry with kids: Skatefest 2013; December Nights, Holiday Lights at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens; How the Dancing Grinch Stole Christmas; our picks for the best home holiday displays & much more in the SouthernMamas.com Ultimate Holiday Guide.

Kid-friendly holiday events will be added throughout December so be sure to check out the guide today here & keep coming back through 2013.

Details on kid-friendly events in Savannah & the Lowcountry here.

Gift Idea for Children: Scribble Art Studio gift certificates for art lessons & art kits, Savannah & Pooler

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

creative kids gifts in Savannah

Scribble Art Studio gift certificates for art lessons and art kits make ideal, creative holiday gifts for kids. Gift certificates are available for group or private lessons, plus parties. Art kits contain a variety of Scribble artists’ favorite art supplies and are a great gift for all ages.

Scribble Art Studio offers children’s art classes & art birthday parties in Savannah & Pooler.

Scribble also now offers at-home Princess Parties! Princes Maggie Lee Hart will bring everything needed for a fun & magical birthday party. Create wearable crafts & learn a royal song & dance. Details here.

For handmade ornaments to make with your kids this holiday season, check out Scribble’s blog here

Scribble Art Studio, 212 E. 37th St Savannah, 31401, (912) 713-7376 email info@thescribbleartstudio.com , www.TheScribbleArtStudio.com , Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser