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Savannah food distribution 2020

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Chatham Food Distribution Savannah 2020 free food


Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia will host a food distribution drive thru THIS FRIDAY Dec. 18 2020, 8-10AM at Memorial Stadium in Savannah.



Feed the Hungry Christmas Drive-Thru Dinner 2020, Savannah

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Feed the hungry Christmas Drive Savannah 2020

Feed the Hungry Christmas Drive-Thru 2020, Savannah

The 11th Annual Feed the Hungry Christmas Dinner to feed to working poor will be 4PM Dec. 23 2020 @ Windsor Forest Community Center, 308 Briarcliff Circle in Savannah.

Hot meals, signature farmers market and live entertainment.

Feed the hungry 2020 Christmas holiday dinner registration form this must be completed in order for you to benefit from the toys at the December 23 2020 event. Please visit and register today.

Learn more here.

Teen Art Bootcamp @ The Studio School, Savannah

Monday, November 30th, 2020

teen art bootcamp holiday camps christmas break savannah chatham county studio school

We love this: an 8-week Art Boot Camp for Teens @ the beloved Studio School in Savannah.

This class – which will be Dec. 29 2020-Feb. 15 2021 – is intended to help teens up level their art audition portfolios; however, non portfolio seeking students may join in. Register online here. 

Each week, students will have an assignment that can be either begun and/or refined in class as students will have access to a password protected page created just for them where assignments will be posted before we meet in the virtual classroom.

Students will need to begin some assignments on their own and use class time to refine their art with instructor guidance while other assignments will be started in class and students will refine them on their own time. The instructor will be available for assistance through email contact. If students complete all assignments, they should end up with 8 total art pieces for the full course.

Learn more here.

8-week Art Boot Camp for Teens – let’s prep for portfolios!
Dec. 29 2020 – Feb 15, 2021
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30PM
two 4-week sessions available/ $99 per 4-weeks
includes real-time instruction & critiques, password protected page with all art resources, extra practice assignments, select demo videos
​Instructor: Linda Hollingsworth /

The Studio School
1319 Bull St.
Savannah, GA 31401,

The Studio School, , email, 912-596-3873, The Studio School is a advertiser 

(Savannah Holidays 2020) FREE Drive-Thru Live Nativity

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Drive Thru Live Nativity

Bring the kids to this free, live drive-thru Nativity @ Skidaway Island United Methodist Church, 5:30-7:30PM Sun. Dec. 20 2020.

The narrated loop will include live actors, animals and a luminary path all leading toward the final nativity scene.

Cars and golf carts are both welcome.

This event is free and open to the public.

Live Drive-Thru Nativity
Skidaway Island United Methodist Church
54 Diamond Causeway, Savannah
Sun. Dec. 20, 2020, 5:30-7:30PM

Feed the Hungry Christmas Holiday Toy Drive 2020, Savannah

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Christmas Toy Registration Savannah 2020

Feed the Hungry will hold their annual toy drive registration starting Mon. Dec. 7 2020 .

That registration will continue through Thurs. Dec. 10 2020 from 9AM-noon each day at the Empowerment Center, 4704 Augusta Rd. in Garden City.

Parents, in order to register you must bring a legal ID, your child’s social security card or their birth certificate. Your child must also be present at the registration.

The Feed The Hungry Christmas Drive Through Dinner on Dec. 23 2020 at the Windsor Forest Community Center.

(Savannah Holidays 2020) FREE Holiday Parking in downtown Savannah on certain days

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Free holiday shopping parking downtown Savannah 2020

The City of Savannah is encouraging holiday shoppers to support local, small businesses by offering free parking in Savannah’s city-owned garages on Small Business Saturday and Tuesdays and Wednesdays in December 2020.

Parking is free from noon-8PM on Nov. 28, Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23 in the following locations:

Bryan Street Garage, 100 E. Bryan St.
Liberty Street Garage, 401 W. Liberty St.
Robinson Garage, 12 Montgomery St.
State Street Garage, 100 E. State St.
Whitaker Street Garage, 7 Whitaker St.

Normal daily and/or hourly parking rates will apply before noon and after 8PM.

Savannah Holiday Family Fun Events Guide 2020

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Holiday Family Events Guide Savannah Hilton Head Lowcountry Bluffton

Find fun family Holiday happenings in Savannah & the Lowcountry in Holiday Events 2020.

Santa fire truck tours; outdoor holiday happenings; drive-thru holiday lights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah; Santa visits; Christmas tree lighting & more.

See the holiday family-things-to-do list here.

Want to advertise your organization or business in this list? Email us at

Healthy holiday recipes from SouthCoast Health dietician

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
Dietician healthy holiday recipes Savannah SouthCoast Health

SouthCoast Health Dietetic Counselor Rebekah Laurance

SouthCoast Health Dietetic Counselor Rebekah Laurance shares her favorite healthy holiday recipes.

Recipes include Salad with vinaigrette dressing; salad; healthier collard greens; whipped sweet potatoes with crumbly pecan topping.

Find SouthCoast Health dietician’s favorite holiday recipes here.


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(Savannah, Wilmington Is., Bluffton Holiday Events 2020) Santa Fire Truck Visits

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Santa Firetruck Savannah Southside Fire

Local fire departments will have their annual Santa fire truck convoy through certain neighborhoods during the 2020 Holiday Season in Savannah, Wilmington Is. & Bluffton.


Islands Fire Santa Truck 2020

Islands Fire on Wilmington Island will escort Santa with their full fleet again in 2020 as firefighters help deliver candy canes and holiday cheer.

Date will be as follows: 12/12/20 – Wilmington Island | 12/13/20 – Whitemarsh & Talahi Islands.

Please use the maps here as reference for the routes. Also find interactive maps for a closer view here.

Live tracking of Santa and the Fleet will be available on the days from this page.

General safety guidelines for event:
– Please wear a mash whenever possible.
– Avoid large group gatherings and maintain a 6′ distance from other parties.
– Please enjoy the convoy from a distance if you or anyone in your household are experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID-19.


Isle of Hope/Dutch Island Santa Fire Truck 2020

The Isle of Hope Volunteer Fire Department bring Santaaround Isle of Hope and Dutch Island this Sat. Dec. 12 2020, 1-3PM. The truck will leave the station at 1PM, head down Paxton Drive and around IOH. Then the convoy will travel to Dutch Island.


Southside Santa Fire Truck 2020

Southside Fire’s Montgomery Division will have their annual Santa Truck detail when Santa visits various Savannah neighborhoods on a firetruck.

The 2020 Southside Santa firetruck holidays dates and route:
Dec. 20-Whitfield Ave.
Dec. 21-Ferguson Ave
Dec. 22-Burnside Island

Southside Fire will post updates and additional information here leading up to the event and during the event. This will include departure times from the station and their starting point for each area.

This will allow you to plan out an approximate time in which Santa should be coming to your neighborhood.

Free & open to the public.


Bluffton Fire Santa fire truck 2020 holidays events kids

Bluffton SC Santa Truck 2020

The Bluffton Fire Santa Truck will visit various Bluffton SC neighborhoods during the 2020 Holiday season Nov. 30-Dec. 17.

Santa will ride nightly on the dates listed in the schedule above between 6-8:30PM, depending on weather.


Find more Savannah-Lowcountry Holiday Happenings 2020 in our Event Calendar. 

(Savannah Holidays 2020) Kindermusik Sleigh Bells & Snowballs Musical Playdate for ages 0-7

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

Sleigh bells Christmas Savannah Kindermusik 2020 toddlers CHatham County

Announcing Kindermusik Savannah’s monthly musical playdates for December: “Sleigh bells & Snowballs”!

This musical playdate celebrating the beauty of winter will be offered once in the studio and once virtually, over Zoom.

Open to children ages 0-7 with their caregivers on Sat. Dec. 12 2020.

Studio class will be at 10AM; virtual class will be at 11AM.

Each child will receive an instrument and 10 Kindermusik songs. Virtual families will receive their items by mail after the class.

Enroll at

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

Kindermusik Savannah is a advertiser 

(Savannah Holidays 2020) Outdoor Christmas Kids’ Events @ Skidaway Is. State Park

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Outdoor Holiday Happenings 2020 @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah


Snowman Archery, Sat. Dec. 12  

Come learn the basics of archery and test your skills on Skidaway Is. State Park’s archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration by phone is required as space will be limited to 4 participants per session, and social distancing will be required. There will be a special holiday target during these sessions. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to make your way to the program location. Program fee: $10. Park pass fee required.

Call 912-598-2300


Outdoor Holiday Movie, Fri. Dec. 18 

“Holiday who-be what-ee?” Holiday movie night! Bring your own “Chair of Cheer” to a movie night under the stars @ Skidaway Is. State Park in Savannah. See how the mean green creature’s heart grew 3 sizes Christmas day. The program requires pre-registration due to limited space of 25 people. Park pass fee required.
6PM Fri. Dec. 18

Call 912-598-2300


New Year’s Day 2021 Hike

Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah will host first day hikes on New Year’s Day 2021.

First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 1-3PM
Skidaway Island State Park – Savannah, GA
Kick off 2021 with a 3-mile hike on the Big Ferry Trail. Please make sure to bring appropriate footwear, water bottles, and bug spray. The terrain for this trail is flat with occasional roots. $5 parking. 912-598-2300. Details here. 

(Savannah Santa photos, visits) Here comes Santa, with masks and face-shields

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Santa visits Savannah photos Chatham County 2020

Santa visits will look different this holiday 2020 season in Savannah.

Some Santa visits/photos will be outside with masked Santas. Others at indoor malls will be through Plexiglass Santa shields. Kids can even zoom with Santa from home. Here’s a look at how your child can visit with Santa in Savannah during the pandemic.

Plant Riverside District Santa Meet & Greets, Photos

Santa visits, photos will take place outdoors during the holidays @ Savannah’s Plant Riverside District @ 400 W. River Street in downtown Savannah. Children will not sit on Santa’s lap but be positioned next to Santa. Two elves will help direct. Santa will have a white mask and children are encouraged to wear their mask. Parents or caregivers can take photos of children in the Santa setting. Visits start Fri. Nov. 28-Sat. Nov. 29, then resume Dec. 5-24. Details here.

Santa shield @ Bass Pro Shops, Savannah Mall 

Already under way @ Bass Pro Shops Savannah Mall are in-person Santa Claus visits, photos for kids using a “magic Santa shield” at the store’s FREE Santa’s Wonderland experience. Learn more about these contactless visits with Santa here . 

Zoom with Santa, Richmond Hill 

Kids can zoom with Santa 8AM Sun. Dec. 6 on the City of Richmond Hill Facebook page. Details here. 


Find more kids’ holiday happenings in Savannah & the Lowcountry here. 

(Savannah Holiday Events 2020) Wormsloe Christmas Hike

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Wormsloe Colonial Haunted Trail Tour Halloween Savannah

Holiday Hikes 
Wormsloe State Historic Site – Savannah

Wormsloe Christmas Hike
Sat. Dec 12, 2020.
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah, GA
Find the Wormsloe Yule log. Hear the stories and traditions of seasons past as you journey through the Wormsloe forest in search of the Yule log to burn for good luck in the coming new year. Make sure to bring water and wear closed toed shoes. Reservations are required, space is limited.
Cost: $4-$12.

First Day Fitness Hike
Fri. Jan 1, 2021
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah, GA
Start the year off with Wormsloe for a healthy 2.5 mile hike though the coastal maritime forest. A Wormsloe Ranger will lead the way and answer any questions that might arise. Pets welcome on 6 ft leash. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Hikes start at 9:30AM, 11AM, 1:30PM, and 3PM. $5-$11. 912-353-3023.

Questions? Call 912-353-3023.

FREE Christmas Caravan is coming to Tybee Island, Dec. 4

Sunday, November 15th, 2020


Christmas Caravan Tybee free holiday 2020

In lieu of a Christmas Parade this year, be on the lookout for Tybee Island Main Street’s festive, lighted Christmas Caravan, coming Dec. 4, 6PM to a neighborhood street near you.

See the route map above.

Savannah Christmas Market 2020, Santa Visits, Boat Parade, Tree Lighting, Fireworks @ Plant Riverside District

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

The Savannah Christmas Market Plant Riverside District will offer family-friendly holiday activities including Santa Meet & Greets on certain days from Nov. 27, 2020 through Jan. 3, 2021.

Plant Riverside District holiday family events include a Tree Lighting Ceremony (Nov. 27); Boat Parade, fireworks show (Nov. 28); live performances and more.

The Savannah Christmas Market is located exclusively at Plant Riverside District, 400 W River St., Savannah

Santa Meet & Greets, Pictures with Santa will be Nov. 28-29 as well as Dec. 5-24 2020. Details below.

Learn more here


FRI. NOV. 27

Kid’s Corner (Children’s Activities) Noon-3PM
• Letters to Santa
• Ornament Decorating
• Holiday Card Making
• Cookie / Gingerbread Decorating
• Making of Holiday Wreaths
• Creating Popcorn Garland
(Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Savannah Banana Pep Band / Interactive Experience 4-5PM
(Plant Riverside Riverwalk)

David Jowers Holiday Magic 5-5:45PM
(Plant Riverside Pavilions)

Pictures with Santa  7:30-9PM
(Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Tree Lighting Ceremony 6-7:30PM
Start the holiday season with a Christmas Story read by the Roger Moss and follow with a candlelight processional to the first annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Plant Riverside District. Choir performances by the Savannah Children’s Choir. Santa may make appearance. Music to continue through the evening.
(Plant Riverside Amphitheatre in MLK Park. Tree Lighting will be @ Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Plant Riverside District Holiday Fountain Show featuring performances by Savannah Cirque aerialists and acrobats 9PM



Christmas Story Time with special guest 11AM-Noon
(Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Kid’s Corner (Children’s Activities) 11AM-4PM
• Letters to Santa
• Ornament Decorating
• Holiday Card Making
• Cookie / Gingerbread Decorating
• Making of Holiday Wreaths
• Creating Popcorn Garland
(Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Holiday Cirque Performance by Savannah Cirque 2-2:30PM
(Plant Riverside Amphitheater in Martin Luther King Jr. Park)

Holiday dance performances 4-5:30PM
• Maxine Patterson School of Dance
• Allied Arts Dance School
• Gretchen Greene School of Dance ~ Tribute to the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular.
(Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Holiday performance by the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra 5:30-7PM
(Plant Riverside Amphitheater in Martin Luther King Jr. Park)

Santa Meet & Greet 1-3PM; 6:30-8:30PM

Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights7-9PM Judging will take place in MLK Park at Plant Riverside District. Open seating is available at MLK Park and viewing on Riverwalk. VIP seating for the Boat Parade of Lights and the Fireworks Show is available. Learn more here. 

Christmas Fireworks Show, 9:30PM

Plant Riverside District Holiday fountain show featuring performances by Savannah Cirque aerialists and acrobats in MLK Park, 10PM



Use parking code 10153664 from the City of Savannah to receive free parking at electronic meters on River Street for Friday & Saturday Nov. 27-28. The code is valid on Nov. 27 and 28 from 8AM to 8PM


Throughout the Holidays 2020 

Savannah Christmas Market
Nov 27-Jan 3
Learn more here.

Santa Meet and Greet
Dec 5-Dec 24
Sat & Sun: 1-3PM
Daily: 6:30-8:30PM
Learn more here.

Christmas Mini Sessions with Savannah family portrait photographer Amber Lee Photography

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

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Christmas Mini Sessions with Amber Lee Photography, Savannah

Amber Lee Photography in Savannah is offering Christmas Mini Sessions, Nov. 21-22.

15 minute studio sessions. Cost of $125 includes five digital images, print release.

Reserve your spot. Email or call 912.659.8765.

Amber Lee Photography

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