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Free Kids’ Holiday Making Station @ the Savannah’s Clay Spot Merry Art Market 2019

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Savannah's Clay Spot Merry market holidays

Free Kids’ Holiday Making Station @ the Savannah’s Clay Spot Merry Art Market 2019

Your kids can make something special while you shop for locally made pottery.

Merry Art Market
Dec. 7 2019
Savannah’s Clay Spot
1305 Barnard St.
Savannah 31401

Savannah’s Clay Spot is at 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, 31401. The studio sits on the SW corner of Barnard and Henry Street with the front door facing Henry St. There is parking right in front of the studio facing Henry Street. Look for the fun red fence.

Savannah’s Clay Spot,, 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, 31401, tel. 912-509-4647 or e-mail

(Holidays 2019) Savannah Santa Train

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Savannah Santa Train 2019 Christmas Museum

Savannah Santa Train, one of the largest annual holiday events in the Lowcountry, will take place Sat. December 7, 2019, 9AM-5PM @ Georgia State Railroad Museum at 655 Louisville Rd. in Savannah.

Buy tickets online here. 

Tickets are $15 per person for all guests eighteen months and older.

CHS Members will receive a discounted ticket rate of $12. Become a member here.


To celebrate the 2019 event, there will be more workshops and special programming than ever before. Guests can build a holiday wonderland with Snapology of Savannah, enjoy caroling by Savannah Stage Company, learn about holiday traditions around the lowcountry including Gullah-Geechee cultural celebrations, see and purchase handmade holiday spinning tops created by the Lowcountry Turners, enjoy performances from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Savannah Children’s Theatre and design holiday cards for hospital patients with Savannah Children’s Museum’s “Carts with heART” program.

Other activities for visitors: learning how to shoulder a musket during Toy Soldiers Training, festive holiday dancing with Minick Family Music, snowball-themed STEM activities, taking a holiday-themed ride on a diesel locomotive and sharing a Christmas wish with Santa Claus. The The Salvation Army Savannah GA will also be bringing their mobile Canteen with free donuts and coffee.

In addition to the many workshops and activities, visitors can purchase a gourmet grilled cheese from the Big Cheese food truck, a delicious taco from Dark Shark – Taco Attack food truck, and have a sweet treat for dessert from Leopold’s Ice Cream.

Savannah Santa Train is hosted each year by Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum. Tickets are $15 per person for all guests eighteen months and older. Pre-registration is required online here. 

CHS Members will receive a discounted ticket rate of $12. Become a member here. 

Train rides are available every twenty minutes, so please select a time to reserve your spot.

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Savannah Holiday Family Fun Events Guide 2019

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Savannah Holidays Guide Christmas parades, lights, tree lightings

Find fun family Holiday happenings in Savannah & the Lowcountry in the Holiday Events Guide 2019.

Christmas parades, holiday camps & classes, Savannah gingerbread village. See the holiday family-things-to-do list here.

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(Children’s parties) Yippee! Cone Cakes now available in Savannah

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Yipee Cone Cakes

Cone cakes are cupcakes baked inside ice cream cones!

Let Yippee! Cone Cake Co.  bake delicious cone cakes for you this holiday season.

To find out more info, go to and select Bakery tab or call/text 912-484-8059 or email

Yippee! Cone Cake Co.

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Spartina 449 Black Friday in Savannah & Pooler

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

spartina savannah hilton head pooler discount code

It’s the Black Friday Event at Spartina 449!

Cozy up to Winter Wonderland savings all – week – long.

Sale starts Mon. Nov. 25 2019 and lasts through Cyber Monday!

Enjoy Dreamy Savings of 25% OFF or more storewide, plus shop for incredible closeout specials.

Shop for:

• Cashmere Ponchos for the Luxe -Friend

• Embroidered Dresses for the Detail-Oriented

• Iconic Jewelry for the Mermaid Lover

• And Tech Totes for the Travelers at Heart

Plus Early Bird Shoppers at all stores: Prizes for the 1st 10 shoppers in line Fri., Nov. 29 2019, plus all shoppers take an additional 10% off until NOON.

Don’t’ miss it. Black Friday Specials will go fast.


Tanger Outlets Savannah & 317 W. Broughton St., Savannah, GA

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(Savannah Holidays 2019) Tree Lighting & more Savannah Holly Days family events

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Savannah Holly Days Holidays 2019 Christmas events kids family

You are invited to enjoy The Savannah Holly Days signature holiday events series beginning with a Christmas Tree Lighting on the Friday after Thanksgiving and including a new Christmas Festival at Trustees Garden on Dec. 21.

The 2019 Savannah Holly Days schedule of signature events include:

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Sat. Dec. 14 2019 7-9PM
Corner of Bull & Broughton Streets
Learn more here.

Enjoy performances by various choir groups and local musical artists in front of Savannah’s Christmas tree. Free & open to the public.

A fun-filled evening of holiday cheer! Enjoy listening to the sounds of the holiday from various choir groups and local music artists in front of Savannah’s Christmas tree while exploring Savannah’s Historic District. Enjoy performances from the Asbury Memorial Handbell Choir, Legacy Irish Dance Academy, Prayer Temple COGIC Gospel Choir, Savannah Philharmonic Chorus and Lyn Avenue.

Schedule of Events:

7:00 p.m. – Asbury Memorial Handbell Choir

7:20 p.m. – Legacy Irish Dance Academy

7:40 p.m. – Prayer Temple COGIC Gospel Choir

8:00 p.m. – Savannah Philharmonic Choir

8:20 p.m. – Lyn Avenue


Savannah holidays trustees garden

Christmas Festival at Trustees Garden
Sat. Dec. 21 2019 11AM-7:30PM
Trustees Garden (Charles H. Morris Center)
Learn more here.

Trustees’ Garden presents a Winter holiday celebration with 100% chance of snow! REALLY! Get the family together and enjoy a day filled with fun activities for all ages, music, food, shopping, and an outdoor movie (bring your blankets!) to close out the night next to our 23ft Christmas Tree!
Fake Snow
Snow Tubing
Rock Climbing
Trackless Train
23ft Christmas Tree
Bouncy House
Portraits with Santa
Food Trucks/Vendors
Marketplace in the Metal Building
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

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Savannah Holidays 2019: SkateFest @ Savannah Civic Center, Dec. 13-Jan. 5

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

SkateFest 2019

We love this Savannah tradition: ice skating inside the Savannah Civic Center.

We especially love that Skate Fest is extended to Jan. 5 2020 to correspond with Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools winter break.

Skatefest will be Fri. Dec. 13 2019 to Sun. Jan. 5 2020 @ the Savannah Civic Center. (Not pictured on calendar is a 4-5:30PM session Sun. Jan. 5 2020)  There will be multiple sessions each day.

Single session tickets, including skate rental are $8 per person and 6 person punch passes are $40.

Ice skating sessions last 1.5 hours and all ticket purchases include skate rental.

Please note that all attendees must pay admittance to enter the skating area.

Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, 31401 

Savannah Holidays 2019: Free Gingerbread Village @ Westin Savannah, Nov. 24-Dec. 29

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Gingerbread village display Savannah Westin Christmas Holidays 2019 Bring your kids to the annual Gingerbread Village at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.

The Gingerbread Village 2019 will be on display in the Westin Savannah lobby from Nov. 24 though Christmas and possibly until Jan. 1 2020.

Make the trip to see the Gingerbread Village (Nov. 24-Dec. 29) even more special by catching the free ferry from River Street to the Westin. Ferry schedule here.

Free and open to the public. (Please schedule large group visits in advance.) Email
​  or  call 912-604-6852.


Westin Savannah on Hutchinson Is.
1 Resort Drive
Savannah, GA 31421

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(Savannah Holidays 2019) Pooler Christmas Tree Lighting

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Pooler Christmas Tree lighting Savannah holidays
You are invited to Pooler Christmas Tree Lighting this Sun. Nov. 24 5:30-7:30PM @ Pooler Memorial Park in Pooler.

S’mores, Santa, Live Music and plenty of fun for the whole family. Pooler Memorial Park is located at the corner of US Highway 80 East and Pooler Parkway (across the street from BiLo). Sponsored by the City of Pooler.

(Savannah Holidays 2019) Holiday Boat Parade of Lights + Fireworks

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Savannah Holiday Boat Parade of Lights 2014

It’s a Christmas parade, Savannah style!

On Sat. Nov. 30, 2019, about 35 lighted vessels parade both sides of the waterfront. The Holiday Boat Parade of Lights 2019 starts at 7PM.

You can watch the parade along River Street, free of charge.

Or you can enjoy live music performances, a tree lighting ceremony & a fireworks extravaganza at The Westin. Cost: $10 admission per person for the Savannah Harbor Foundation. Online tickets available here.  There will also be a collection of toys and gift cards for Greenbriar Children’s Center

Schedule of Events @ the Westin  (subject to change)
5PM – Holiday Food & Beverage Stations Open
6PM – Choir Performance
​6:30PM – Bag Pipes
6:45PM – Oglethorpe’s Proclamation and Tree Lighting!
7PM – Cannon fires/Signals beginning of boat parade
Fireworks at the conclusion of the Parade! – Sponsored by Westin Savannah & Falcon Fireworks!

More information on the Savannah Harbor Foundation’s Boat Parade of Lights here.


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

Friday, 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

Friday, 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

Friday, 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

Friday, 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

Friday, 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

Friday, 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.