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Savannah Tire Hockey Classic 2016, Jan. 15-16

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Savannah Tire College Ice Hockey 2016 Savannah

Savannah Tire Hockey Classic 2016 @ Savannah Civic Center-Martin Luther King Arena.

The Savannah Tire Hockey Classic is a collegiate hockey tournament featuring four of the South’s ice-hockey programs: University of Georgia, University of Florida, Georgia Tech and Florida State.

Ticket details here.

Fri. January 15, 2016
6:00pm FSU vs. GT
8:30pm UGA vs. UF

Sat. January 16, 2016
5:30pm FSU vs. UF
8:30pm UGA vs. GT

Celebrate Alvin & the Chipmunks @ Jumping Jacks of Savannah

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Jumping Jacks of Savannah

This Sunday Jan. 10, @ Jumping Jacks of Savannah indoor play center will celebrate Alvin & the Chipmunks with movies and prizes.

Bring your favorite Alvin picture or toy and get a FREE $5 game card.

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Book your Party Today-912.920.2474

Jumping Jacks is a locally-owned fun center with huge inflatables, over 50 arcade games, mini-bowling, laser tag, a large concession counter and the best redemption counter in the Savannah area.

With almost 20,000 square feet, there are 4 party rooms and six jump zones including one for children ages 6 and younger.

Like their Facebook page here to stay connected about their specials.

912.920.2474

FOR DETAILS ON JUMPING JACKS BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES & DISCOUNTS, CLICK HERE. 

Jumping Jacks,  On Facebook here. 5918 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31419, 912-920-2474, email jumpn.jacks@yahoo.com, On Twitter here, www.jumpingjacksga.com Jumping Jacks is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Save Up to 25% at Disney, Plus Get An Extra Day FREE

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Summer2015If a trip to Walt Disney World is in your plans for 2016, book now and save up to 25% on your room at select resort hotels this spring and early summer.

And when you upgrade to a room and ticket package with a minimum 4-day park tickets, you’ll get an extra day at the parks for FREE!

A family of four can enjoy a 5-day package at All Star Music with 5-day Magic Your Way theme park tickets for less than $90 per person, per day.

These discounts are available for most stays February 22-June 11, 2016. Availability for this promotion is limited, and rooms will sell out fast.

Contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel today. Get a quick, no-obligation vacation quote online or call us at 843-284-3241 for details, and let’s start planning your magical Disney vacation! 

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

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New Kindermusik Savannah classes start in January 2016

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Kindermusik Savannah mommy & me classesKindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano starts up brand new unit themes in January 2016.

Babies ages newborn to 2 will be exploring “Nature Walk”, while toddlers ages 2+ will begin “How Do You Feel?”.

Interested in a Kindermusik class for your 4.5-7 year old? Email us today, as we’re preparing to start a brand new school-aged class and want YOUR input for the best day and time.

If you’ve never visited a Kindermusik class before, you’re invited to a free trial!

Come for a free visit Monday, January 4, 2016, and see what it’s all about. Babies meet at 9:20, and toddlers meet at 10:15.

What better way to start off the new year than with music?

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

For more info, call 912.988.KEYS, email music@88keysga.com or visit 88keysga.com! All classes meet at the 88 KEYS PIANO Kindermusik studio in Bloomingdale.

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) www.88keysga.com/Kindermusik  Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Registration now open for Savannah Night at the Museum 2016

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Savannah Night at the Museum 2016 After the crowds are gone and the lights go out, what really happens inside Savannah History Museum at night?

On Saturday, January 23 2016, come live the adventure with Coastal Heritage Society’s annual “Night at the Museum” event.

Go through night guard training and help us manage many of the lively exhibits in Savannah History Museum. Catch a showing of Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (rated PG) in Savannah History Museum’s theater and see Savannah’s history come to life.

The event features two ticket times:
5PM to 8:30PM or 6:30PM to 10PM.
Select a time that works best for you and get ready for a night of adventure and fun.

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Registration is now open

Select a time slot and experience Savannah History Museum like never before.

Register for 5-8:30 PM session here. 

Register for the 6:30-10 PM session here. 

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Night Guard Training

Savannah History Museum wants you. Train with their qualified museum staff members on how they keep artifacts safe and manage our exciting exhibits. Use your flashlight to guide you through the museum after hours as you encounter the lively exhibits.

Get exclusive behind the scenes access to areas of the museum that are normally closed to the public.

Watch Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian

Catch a screening of Night at the Museum 2 in the Savannah History Museum theater (included in your registration). Based on the 1993 children’s book of the same name by Milan Trenc. Watch as security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake. The film is rated PG and and refreshments are available for purchase at our snack bar. Watch the trailer here.

The Exhibits Come Alive

Museum staff need your help getting Savannah History Museum back in order.

As a Savannah History Museum Night Guard, watch as the exhibits come alive. Interact with Johnny Mercer, Juliette Gordon Low, and more. Help museum staff keep their exhibits contained as some of Savannah’s most notable historical figures make their way through the museum and share their stories with you.

Don’t miss Night at the Museum

When: Saturday, January 23rd, 2016, beginning at 5 pm or 6:30 pm
Where: Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401, parking is available in the Visitor Center parking lot
Cost: $12 per person (18 mos. and up)

For questions, contact Kasey Johnson, kjohnson@chsgeorgia.org.

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Coming in 2016: After-school Kindermusik Savannah class for ages 4-7

Monday, December 21st, 2015

image1 (5)Looking for a music class for your 4 to 7 year old?

Kindermusik in Savannah with 88 Keys Piano is looking to start up an after-school class for preschoolers in early 2016.

Kindermusik is already the name you can trust for baby and toddler music classes, but Kindermusik will now also offer preschoolers and young children small group music instruction, in a positive, parent-involved atmosphere, while teaching your young child the basics of note-reading, instrument playing (strings, keyboard and woodwind), and music notation through movement and whole body activities.

Come and see why the first seven years of your child’s life are the perfect time to encourage a love for music.

For more info or to have a say in what day of the week and times Kindermusik in Savannah  will offer this new class, call 912.988.KEYS (5397) or email music@88keysga.com today.

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) www.88keysga.com/Kindermusik  Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah kids can become a Junior Ranger this holiday season

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Junior Ranger programs at National Parks in Savannah, CharlestonThis holiday season, take advantage of the fact that we live within a day’s drive of multiple national parks & monuments & have your kids become a junior ranger at one or many of these sites.

When you take kids to tour national parks, you never know how much they are getting out of the visit. Especially for those of us moms who aren’t exactly history experts.

Which is why you need to pick up the Junior Ranger booklets at the visitor centers of national parks you visit. The Junior Ranger program kids engage more during the visits.

Junior Ranger booklets have activities about the national parks for ages 5-12. Junior ranger books are free to any visitor and usually are available at the visitors’ centers. Often, similar programs with more advanced activities are also available for older kids. Just ask at the site’s visitor center.

While doing the activities, children enjoy earning a badge and a certificate.

Nearby national parks/monuments that have Junior Ranger programs include:
*Fort Pulaski National Monument, on U.S. 80 en route to Tybee Island. Info on the Fort Pulaski Junior Program here.
*Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie national monuments, Charleston, S.C. Info on these forts Junior Ranger program here.
*Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga. More info here.
*Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island. Info on the Fort Frederica National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.
*Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon. Info on Ocmulgee’s National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.
* Congaree National Park near Columbia. Info on Junior Ranger Program here. 

Savannah schools: Open House at St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Island

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

St. Andrew's School Wilmington Is. Savannah schools

Come see all that St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in Savannah has to offer.

St. Andrew’s School Open Houses 2015-16 for Prospective Families
9AM on first Tuesday of each month
October 2015 – March 2016
(January 5, February 2, March 1)
601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, GA, 31410
Call 897.4941, x. 452 for more information or to reserve a spot

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island.

The independent school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and has been recognized
for the past five years as an Apple Distinguished School. For more information, visit www.saintschool.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Fit4Mom Savannah special on 8-week Body Back Session

Thursday, December 17th, 2015
FIT4MOM Body Back Savannah group Mama, do you want to get your Body Back in the New Year?
Join by January 4 2016 and save 20% on the next 8-week Body Back Session that starts on January 7 2016! Coupon code is JANUARY20.
For more info email HeatherCowart@FIT4MOM.com, visit Savannah.FIT4MOM.com, or find FIT4MOM on Facebook here .

What is Body Back?
This Class is for MOM alone. You get an hour to focus on YOU! Body Back workouts are High Intensity Interval (HIIT) workouts resulting in weight loss & increased strength and energy. The nutrition plan and trainers help you reach your goals as well.Who is right for Body Back?

  • Moms who want to kick-start their health and fitness routine with weekly training plans, assessments, and accountability
  • Moms who have plateaued in their current exercise routine
  • Moms who need to exercise before or after work or while their children are at school
  • Moms who have children who have outgrown Stroller Strides
  • Moms who are ready to lose their baby weight once and for all
  • Moms who want to build strength and endurance
  • Moms who are ready to see RESULTS!

What Does Body Back Include?

  • 2 Intensity Interval Training Workouts per week for 8 weeks
  • At-home workouts and challenges
  • Small class sizes
  • Private group discussion board
  • Nutritional support, food journals, recipes and accountability!
  • Before & After assessments, photos and measurements (Before assessments will be done in the first class.)

More info on the Body Back experience: Clients can expect to see amazing transformations if they take advantage of all the program has to offer. You will work with your coach and classmates to help shed pounds, build muscle and fix the areas that have been adversely affected by pregnancy and child bearing.

The program has been clinically proven in a University research study to help moms lose weight and inches. Moms all over the country are achieving results that they never dreamed possible. Using High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), focusing on a combination of cardio, strength and core work, Body Back workouts are designed to help women focus on the areas they need to strengthen, especially after childbirth (no matter how long ago that was).

Visit FIT4MOM Savannah online at savannah.fit4mom.com and on Facebook here for more information.

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Savannah preschools: Registration begins in January for First Christian Preschool of Savannah

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Savannah preschools, pre-K

Looking for a Savannah preschool that has a proven history as a well-established, quality preschool? Check out First Christian Preschool, which was formed in 1952 by Carolyn S. Jordan and has been in continuous operation since that date.

Registration begins in January 2016. For more information, please call Mrs. Sarah Marquez at 912-234-3149 or email firstchristianpreschool@yahoo.com

First Christian Preschool of Savannah
711 E. Victory Drive, Savannah

The preschool – located on Victory Drive in the Savannah’s Ardsley Park –  serves 15 mths to 4-year-old children and is in session from 9AM to noon Monday through Friday. First Christian Church members receive a 25% discount on tuition.

Savannah preschools: First Christian Church Preschool Ardsley Park First Christian Preschool provides an environment that is warm and welcoming so that your child will feel safe and comfortable. Classrooms are bright and inviting so your child will be excited about learning and will be prepared for kindergarten. Most of all, your child will have a lot of fun and be involved in meaningful play. Play is a child’s “work” and it is through play that a child learns to be social, to solve problems, to be independent and to be creative.

The preschool employs the Unit Approach Curriculum. It is designed to meet appropriate skill levels for each age group.

The school offers a Spanish program as part of the curriculum for the 3 and 4-year-olds . Music is incorporated into daily activities in the classrooms and all classes come together Friday mornings for music.

Children participate in two school-wide programs, one at Christmas and an end-of-the-year program. A Thanksgiving feast, carpool and lunch bunch, and early birds are other activities that are a part of the preschool program.

Some of the activities all of students participate in are:
Fall Festival
School Wide Pajama Party
Dessert with Daddy
Mother’s Day Tea
Graduation Program
Friday Morning Music

The preschool includes Christian principles in its program, teaching the children the Christian values of loving, sharing, being kind to one another

Visitors are welcome. First Christian Preschool staff  look forward to meeting you and your children.

For more information, please call Mrs. Sarah Marquez at 912-234-3149 or email firstchristianpreschool@yahoo.com

First Christian Preschool, 711 E. Victory Drive, Savannah, 31405, 912 234-3149,  https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-Christian-Preschool/153225621412477?fref=ts First Christian Preschool is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Winter Kids Art Classes @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Art Classes Winter Scribble Art studio Savannah

Late Winter 2016 Kids’ Art Classes @ Scribble Art Studio

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah late winter children’s art classes will start in January 2016.

Late Winter classes include:
COMICS AND CARTOONING (Ages 6+);
DRAWING 101 (Ages 8+);
FUN WITH FABRIC (Ages 6+);
CREATIVE KIN (All ages);
PORTFOLIO PREP (Ages 11+);
EXPRESSIVE ART (Ages 4+);
THE ART OF CALLIGRAPHY &
PRINTMAKING (Ages 8+);
BUDDING ARTISTS (KINDER ART) (Ages 4 and under);
HOMESCHOOL ART (Ages 4+);
FAIRYTALE ADVENTURES IN ART (Ages 4+)

Learn more about the classes offered here.

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Portfolio Prep Classes Savannah Drawing

Portfolio Prep Classes with Jose Ray in Savannah.

Jan. 21-March 10, Thursdays 6-7:30PM @ Scribble Art Studio. Learn more here.  

Portfolio development classes, open studio dates and mock auditions!

For more info, call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Puppy Obedience Training Classes in Savannah

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

images (18)Getting the kids a puppy for Christmas?

You will need this: A list of places that offer puppy obedience classes in Savannah. Many of these offer gift certificates, too, so you can give the gift of dog obedience training. (Read about our experience in puppy obedience class here.)

Train This Dog
www.trainthisdog.com
912-677-2861
Classes are at:
Catnip n Biscuits 2615 Skidaway Road, Savannah, Ga. 31404 (Near Victory Rd.)
TailsSpin 4717 US Highway 80 East, (next to Publix on Whitemarsh Island)
Train This Dog’s studio 2422 De Soto Ave,in the Starland Dairy off Bull Street

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Carol’s Pampered Pets
www.carolspamperedpetssavannah.com
912-355-2249
341 Commercial Drive
Savannah, GA 31406

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The Dogs Spot
www.thedogsspotpooler.com
912-667-0044
1024 US Hwy 80 W. Ste 103
Pooler, GA 31322

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PetSmart
www.petsmart.com

Three locations in Savannah/Pooler

PetSmart Savannah-Victory Drive
1821 E. Victory Dr.
Savannah, GA 31401
912-436-3040

PetSmart Savannah
11132 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA 31419
912-925-1116

PetSmart Pooler
262 Pooler Parkway
Pooler, GA 31322
912-988-4072

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One Love Animal Rescue
http://oneloveanimalrescue.com/foster-dog-training-classes/
912-655-5550
Foster dog classes offered at:
TailsSpin Habersham
Habersham Village
4501 Habersham St.
Savannah, GA 31405
TailsSpin Whitemarsh
4717 US 80 East Next to Publix
Savannah, GA

Loyalists & Liberty: Kids’ American Revolution interactive program @ Savannah History Museum

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Loyalists & Liberty Savannah

The story of Savannah’s role in the American Revolution comes alive with the Loyalists & Liberty interactive program @ Savannah History Museum & Battlefield Memorial Park.

This hands-on family-friendly experience starts in Savannah History Museum, where you will learn about colonial life, conditions of a soldier in the American militia, and events leading up to the 1779 Battle of Savannah. The program concludes on Battlefield Memorial Park with musket firing demonstrations, while you join in a reenactment of the militia attack on the British fortification.

This experiential program is offered on select days including Jan. 15 -18 at Savannah History Museum at 10:30AM, 12:30PM, 2:30PM.

For more information, please call 912.651.6840 ext. 303.

Detail here. 

Savannah History Museum, 303 MLK Jr. Blvd., www.chsgeorgia.org/SHM, Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Kids’ Winter 2016 Art Classes @ Everyone’s An Artist studio in Pooler

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Kids' Art Lessons Pooler Everyone's An Artist Studio

Give the gift of art this Christmas – give art classes @  Everyone’s An Artist studio at 115 Canal St. in Pooler.

Until December 25 2015, you can pre-register the little ones in your life for any 8 week Winter session class for only $150. That’s a $35 savings!

Classes include drawing & painting; home-school classes; famous artists; mixed media and more.

Sign up soon to take advantage of this great deal & creative gift.

Call to register. 912-755-4567

 

Everyone’s An Artist studio, 115 Canal St. Pooler, offers group & private art classes, birthday parties, kids’ movie nights, adult art parties & more. On Facebook here. Everyone’s An Artist studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Savannah’s Best Home Holiday Lights Displays 2015

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Best home holiday lights Christmas decorations in Savannah

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

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Confirmed 2015 displays not to be missed

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New addition: 18,000 lights and 4 blow ups and sparkling crown at 24 Greatwood Way Savannah 31407 in the Highlands subdivision.

* NEW ADDITION (pictured above): 18,000 lights and 4 blow ups and sparkling crown at 24 Greatwood Way Savannah 31407 in the Highlands subdivision.

*  NEW ADDITION:  Computerized and static display at 165 Bald Cypress Lane off of Little Neck Road, 5:30-9:30PM nightly in Cypress Creek subdivision. Entrance to subdivision is 5 miles from Savannah Christian Church. There is also a display on Cypress Street in Bloomingdale.

* New addition: 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. The inflatables weren’t up last year so we didn’t have it on this year’s list of best Savannah home decorations. Glad to see them back.

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

* 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.

* 1 Nina Court in Paradise Park, Savannah,  31406: light display that plays along to music. There’s also a talking Santa.

* 1915 Linnhurst Drive, Savannah, 31404: traditional lights display accompanied by blow ups. (Expected to be up by Dec. 5 2015)

* 9 Yorkshire Place (Expected to be up by Dec. 5 2015)

*125 Sea Palm Road in Palmetto Cove subdivision off Walthour Road on Wilmington Island

*6022 Betty Drive. Should be up by Sat. Dec 5 2015.

* 82 Coffee Pointe Drive. For years, these owners had a favorite display at their former home at 102 Junco Way in Georgetown. They continue to have a lights display at their new home; however it’s in a gated community. But the gates are usually open until 7PM so come early.

130 Smoke Rise Rd. in Creekside at Richmond Hill Plantation. Dancing Lights. Nightly viewing 6-10 PM. Through Dec. 31. Creekside at Richmond Hill Plantation is located off of Highway 144 on Brisbon Road. Visitors should tune into 107.1 FM to sync up with the Dancing Lights and enjoy the show.

*Taking the 2015 season off: 182 Mills Run Drive near Chatham Parkway is taking 2015 holiday season off. We hope this favorite dancing house will be back in 2016.

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Traditional home decorations

*202 Blue Marlin Drive off Jamaican Run in Seagate, Whitemarsh Island

*504 E. 52 St, Ardsley Park

If you know of other homes that we should include in this list, please email anne@southernmamas.com.

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Not sure yet

Below are a few of last year’s amazing house light displays that we hope will be great again this year BUT WE AREN’T SURE YET IF THEY ARE UP YET. We’ll keep you updated when/if they are.

Savannah Quarters subdivision in Pooler
*116 Sussex Retreat
*124 Kingfisher Circle
*5 Cobham Draw
*194 Kingfisher Circle

*Keystone Drive & Dyches Drive 

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

* 208 Cypress St. Bloomingdale,  31419: Dancing Lights!

* 39 Holly Springs Circle @ Lakeshore, Port Wentworth off Hwy 30

* Several houses on Silverleaf Court (off Gilliam & Norwood avenues near La Roche Ave.), Savannah with beautiful displays of lights.
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Public Holiday Lights Displays in Savannah

December Nights & Holiday Lights 2015 @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah. Details here.

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Holiday Lights worth the drive

Harbour Town Lights, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Is. FREE. ($6 per vehicle Sea Pines gate fee) Through January 1. Details here

Dove Street Festival of Lights at Shelter Cove Towne Center, Hilton Head Is. 6-10PM nightly through Jan. 2. Details here. 

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

Holiday Festival of Lights Charleston S.C. Details here

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights @ Atlanta Botanical Garden.  Details here.

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

Lowest prices of the year for Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon Series

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Lowest price Rock n' Roll series
Join in on tour with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series!

Today only, secure your spot for some of the lowest prices of the year. 

Details here. 

Give the gift of martial arts lessons @ Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts, Savannah

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Savannah Martial Arts Holiday Gift Martial arts lessons make the perfect gift.

Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts on the Islands in Savannah makes it easy and fun to give your child martial arts lessons for Christmas.

Purchase their 2 week starter program for just $20 and you’ll also receive a new uniform that you can wrap up and put under the tree.

Kids that take martial arts are confident, focused and fit.

Register online by Dec. 18 2015 and you’ll also receive a $10 gift card for Toys R Us or Walmart- your choice!

Register online here. 

Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts
912-898-0406
byrdsmartialarts.com

Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts, 4717 East Highway 80 Suite A next to Publix, Whitemarsh Is. Savannah, (912) 898-0406 www.savannahafterschool.com, On Facebook here. Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Introductory Offer for Brand New Universal Studios Resort

Monday, December 14th, 2015

New Universal Studios resort deal Two Sisters Travel While the weather is getting colder (eventually, we hope), warm up by planning your 2016 Universal Studios vacation!

With two spectacular theme parks (Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure), and one-of-a-kind dining this makes for an exciting family vacation.

New for 2016 Universal is opening a brand new resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Book your summer vacation here and you’ll enjoy free breakfast.

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort guests will all enjoy EXCLUSIVE benefits, including early admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, complimentary transportation to theme parks and CityWalk, as well as charging privileges on your hotel room key.

The complimentary breakfast offer is for a limited time. Get a no-obligation quote, and let Two Sisters Travel start planning your Universal Orlando vacation.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

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Tech-based art for toddlers & preschoolers @ Telfair Museums Art Start program

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Art classes for kids in SavannahArt Start: Stroller and Toddler Tours @ Telfair Museums, Savannah
3rd Thursday of Every Month
10:30-11:30am

Start your day with art! Once a month Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome. Come play and learn. Activity fee is $5 per participating child, regular museum admission for caregivers, and adult members are always free.

Register here.  

Upcoming Art Start Programs
JANUARY 21
See tech-based art and create your own LED Sock Monkeys! Register here.  

FEBRUARY 18
Young Learners and Contemporary Art

NO PROGRAM IN MARCH
Museum closed for St. Patrick’s Day

APRIL 21
What is Film? Working with Cameras

Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Savannah, 31401 , http://telfair.org/learn/family-programs Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

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

Gift idea: Golf Lessons @ the Club at Savannah Harbor

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Holiday Golf Lessons Club Savannah Harbor 2015

Gift idea: golf lessons @ The Club at Savannah Harbor  on Hutchinson Island, next to Westin Savannah.

Special holiday deal: Buy 2 lessons and get the 3rd free to celebrate the holiday season. Adult packages are $150 & $110 for juniors.

Interested in lessons? Contact Paul Killgallon for more information at 912.201.2240, email paul.killgallon@westin.com

The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., 2 Resort Drive, Savannah, 31421, 912.201.2240, On Facebookhere. Email Golf.savannah@westin.com,www.theclubatsavannahharbor.com  The Club at Savannah Harbor is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Candle Lantern Tours @ Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Fort pulaski candlelight tour Savannah Dec. 18-19: Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah will commemorate the Confederate Nog party of 1861 with the Fort Pulaski Candle Lantern Tour.

Each year during the holiday season, visitors can embark on an evening tour of the Civil War fortress by candlelight and oil lamps.

Hot cider, cookies, caroling and weapons firings will allow guests to relive the festive occasion of 1861.

Tickets are limited for this popular event, and sell out each year. Admission charged.

The original party, held during Christmas 1861, gave the Confederate garrison at Fort Pulaski a respite from the tension of impending battle. The fort casemates, armed with cannon, were decorated with holiday garlands and as one soldier commented, tables groaned under the weight of fine delicacies sent down from the city. With song and good cheer, the men celebrated a light-hearted moment as the dark clouds of war gathered over Savannah.

Visitors will have the unique experience of a guided tour of the fort by candlelight. Hot cider and cookies, caroling, and night-time weapons firings will allow visitors to re-live the festive occasion.

WHEN: Friday, December 18, 2015 & Saturday, December 19, 2015
Seven Programs will be offered each evening at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, &9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Fort Pulaski National Monument
U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah
Near Tybee Island, Georgia

TICKETS: $10 Per Adult. $3 per child 4 years old to 15 years old. Children 3 and younger are free. (On Sale Now)

Children 3 years old and younger are free, but reservations must be made for them. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended and may be purchased in person from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by cash, check (made payable to “National Park Service”), or credit card. Credit Card orders are accepted by phone at (912) 786-4383.

Tybee Island Tour de Lights Bike Parade 2015

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Tybee-Holiday-Bike-ParadeLight up your bikes, tinsel up the handrails and cruise the island for a night of holiday fun.

The Tour de Lights parade will begin and end at A-J’s Dockside (1315 Chatham Avenue) on Sat. Dec. 19.

Bike line-up and decorating begins at 5 p.m. with the contest judging at 6:15 p.m. on Sat. Dec. 19. The winner will be announced at 7 p.m. All proceeds and donations benefit the Rising TYde Community Food Pantry.

Call 912-786-9533 for more information and participation requirements.

Holidays 2015: Santa Visits & Photos in Savannah

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Santa visits photos Savannah

It’s not the holidays until your child has that annual visit & photo with Santa. Here’s where you can find old Saint Nick (and in some cases, Mrs. Claus) during the Holidays 2015 in Savannah.

Visit with Santa Claus and take photos Saturday nights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

7 to 8PM Dec. 12 & Dec. 19
During December Nights & Holiday Lights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in the gazebo of the Cottage Garden. Also, Mrs. Claus will lead a storytime for kids Sat. Dec. 19 and Wed. Dec. 23, both at 7 pm at Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen in the Annex.
Cost: Entrance to December Nights & Holiday Lights is
$8 per person (ages 13 and older)***
$5 per child 3 to 12 years
Infants (ages 2 and under) FREE
***$5 Wednesday Nights (ages 3 to 103)
Cash or Credit Card accepted
2 Canebrake Road
Savannah, 31419

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Luminary Night with MRS. CLAUS @ Skidaway Island State Park.

6-8PM Sat. Dec. 12
Cookies, carols, hayrides & more. Bring your children and pets for pictures with Mrs. Claus. Enjoy a walk along an enchanted luminary trail and take a hayride around the park. Sip on hot chocolate while decorating cookies and making holiday crafts. Cookies, cookies and more cookies will be served!
Cost: $5 per picture, hayrides $3.
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah 31411
Details here. 

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FREE photos with Santa @ River Street Sweets in Habersham Village, Savannah

Sat. Dec. 12: 11am – 1pm;
Sun. Dec. 13 and Dec. 20, 2-4pm.
4514 Habersham Rd., Savannah, 31405
There is no cost to take photos with Santa Claus or to visit with him.
Details here. 

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Santa will be at Pre-Christmas Christmas Party @ Jumping Jacks Savannah indoor play center.

Sun. Dec. 13, 2-6PM
Jumping Jacks
5918 Ogeechee Rd.
Savannah, 31419
Details here.
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Santa @ Westin Savannah on certain nights

The Holiday Series on certain nights @ Gingerbread Village display @ Westin Savannah on Hutchinson Island thru Dec. 25 includes Santa’s workshop, story time with Mrs. Claus & performances.
Cost: $5 donation per person is requested to support the local charities volunteering each night of the Holiday Series.
Starting at 6:15PM Dec. 10-Dec.13 (Thursday – Sunday)
Starting at 6:15PM Dec.16-Dec.25 (Nightly)
Free parking.
Details here.

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Mall Santa visits/photos

* Free photos with Santa & kids’ activities @ Santa’s Workshop, Bass Pro Shops, Savannah Mall.  Details here. 

* Santa visits/photos, Christmas Tree & Holiday Train rides @ Savannah Mall through Dec. 24. (Located in the lower level at Dillards court daily. Monday-Saturday 10-8p.m. Breaks 3-4p.m. Sunday 12-6 Break 2:30-3pm) Details here.

* Santa visits/photos @ Oglethorpe Mall Savannah in Macy’s Court through Dec. 24  including special Pet Night 6-8PM Dec. 14. Details here. 

Winter Solstice Planetarium shows & more holiday events @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Holiday Events Holiday Schedule at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Regular hours: 10AM – 5PM ticket booth closes at 4PM. Grounds must be clear by 5PM

December 21 – Open regular hours
Season of Light: 30 minute programs at 11AM, noon, 1:30, 2:30
Go inside Oatland’s planetarium on the Winter Solstice to learn why this special day has sparked so many cultural festivities. You will explore the annual path of the Earth around the sun and what celestial bodies present themselves this time of year.

Cost: Tickets are $2 beyond the regular admission and can be purchased in the lobby. Program may not be suitable for
children under 3 years old due to fear of the dark.

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December 22 and 23 – Open regular hours
Live Animal Encounter 1:30-2:30PM
In this 1-hour animal program you will meet our animal ambassadors and learn how the animals survive in the wild, how they came to Oatland, and how you can help protect them in the future.

Cost: Tickets for this program are only $2 beyond the regular
admission and can be purchased in the lobby.

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December 24 and 25 – Closed Merry Christmas!
December 26 and 27 – Open regular hours
Log Cabin Open House 11AM-3PM
Rest your feet on the porch of the log cabin and enjoy the aroma of hearth cooked goodies. Delk Cabin (c. 1830) will be open for exploration and goodie sampling from 11AM-3PM
Live Animal Encounter 1:30-2:30PM
In this 1-hour animal program you will meet animal ambassadors and learn how the animals survive in the wild, how they came to Oatland, and how you can help protect them in the future.

Cost: Tickets for this program are $2 beyond regular admission and can be purchased in the lobby.

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December 28 and 29 – Open regular hours
Log Cabin Open House (11AM-3PM) and Cabin Animal Encounter (1:30PM)
Staff will be baking over the hearth of historic Delk cabin (circa 1830s). Try a free sample of a delicious baked good and explore life before electricity. If you make it there by 1:30 pm please come, for a small fee, to cabin stage for a 45 minute live animal encounter. This presentation is all about living with wildlife. Staff will present several of Oatland’s animals that would love to live under your roof if they could.

Cost: Cost of  the animal encounter is $2 beyond regular admission. There is no extra charge to explore the cabins and sample a tasty treat.

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December 30 – Open regular hours
Live Animal Encounter 11:00-12:00 and 1:30-2:30
In this 1-hour animal program you will meet animal ambassadors and learn how the animals survive in the wild, how they came to Oatland, and how you can help protect them in the future.

Cost: Tickets for this program are $2 beyond the regular admission and can be purchased in the lobby.

January 1 – Closed Happy New Year!
For directions, regular hours and more information visit www.oatlandisland.org.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410 (912) 395-1212 Driving directions here.