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(Savannah Holidays 2022) Santa & Mrs. Claus Fire Engine Tour of Islands, Southside

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus 2022 tour of the Islands, Southside by fire engine

The Chatham Fire Volunteer Divisions will escort Santa and Mrs Claus around the Islands & Savannah Southside in 2022 and spread some holiday cheer. See the online schedule and routes here.

The 7th District Division begins their Santa Detail this weekend Dec. 2-3 with the other divisions to follow.

Quacco/Cottonvale Road: Fri. Dec. 2 2022, starts @ 6PM

Southbridge/Berwick: Sat. Dec. 3 2022, starts @ 5PM

King George/Chevis Road/Wild Heron: Sun. Dec. 4 2022, starts @ 5PM

Wilmington Route: 12-5PM on Sat. Dec. 10 2022 with a meet and greet @ Wilmington Island Publix, 5-6:30PM.
Whitemarsh/Talahi: 1-5PM on Sun. Dec. 11 2022 with a meet and great @ Whitemarsh Island Publix, 5-6:30PM.

Skidaway Is: Sat. Dec. 17 & Sun. Dec. 18 2022. Find times here.

Whitefield Ave: Tues Dec. 20 2022, starts @ 6PM

Ferguson Avenue: Wed. Dec. 21 2022, starts @ 6PM

Burnside: Thurs. Dec. 22 2022, starts @ 6PM.

Dates for three areas of Southside will be determined.

Tracking link will be available on the day.

See the online Santa fire engine route schedule here to see when Santa may be cruising thru your neighborhood.

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Find more kids’ Christmas 2022 events here. 

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Free Holiday Tree Lighting @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

You’re invited to kick off the holiday season with Telfair Museum’s annual tree lighting celebration, 5:30-7PM Thurs. Dec. 1 2022 @ the Jepson Center in Savannah.

A hot cocoa bar, homemade cookies, and children’s art activities will take place in the Jepson Center’s Richard and Judy Eckburg Atrium. Shop for holiday gifts in the museum shop—including brilliantly colored Delftware ornaments representing Telfair’s three sites.

This event is free and open to the public

The holiday tree will be on view @ the Jepson Center until January 9, 2023.

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Art Start & Stroller Toddler Tour @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

On Thurs. Dec. 15 2022 10:30-11:30AM, Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center for story time, a special tour, and an art activity.

Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome @ this monthly Art Start & Stroller Toddler Tour event.

Cost: $5 per child
Adults: members free | non-members $12.

Sign up here.

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(Savannah Holiday Camps 2022) Christmas Junior Golf Camp

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Christmas Junior Golf Camp in Savannah, Dec. 19-22, 2022

Want to keep your kids active during winter break when school is out?

Give your child the chance to try golf without wasting time and money to play.

The A-SWING Junior Golf Academy in Savannah is hosting a Christmas Junior Golf Camp 2022, Dec. 19 – 22 2022. Cost: $100 Time: 9AM- 12:30PM.

Register for the Golf Camp by here or contact Coach Paul at 912-655-9119 for additional information.

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(Savannah Holidays 2022) Holiday Camps for ages 4-10 @ Summit Gymnastics

Monday, November 28th, 2022

Holiday Camps 2022 @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Registrations are opened for Summit Gymnastics Winter Holiday Camp 2022. Camps are already filling up fast.

Reserve your spot quick and easy online here.

Camps are Dec. 19-23 & Dec. 27-30, 9AM-1PM. For ages 4-10.

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About Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

For more than a decade,  Summit Gymnastics in Savannah has produced top-quality gymnasts by providing a safe & productive work environment that enhances physical and mental well-being.

Summit Gymnastics
74 W. Montgomery Crossroads
Savannah, Ga. 31406
(912)-921-1034

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Free public ice-skating, skate rental @ Savannah Civic Center, Wed. Nov. 30

Sunday, November 27th, 2022

Free ice-skating, skate rentals Wed. Nov. 30 @ Savannah Civic Center

You’re invited to the Ghost Pirates Ice Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wed Nov. 30 2022 at 3PM at the Savannah Civic Center. Stick around after for complimentary public skating including skate rentals from 3:30-5PM.

Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Savannah

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Savannah Public Ice-Skating Schedule

Public skating has returned to the Savannah Civic Center’s MLK Arena – courtesy of Ghost Pirates Ice and the City of Savannah.

Savannah public ice-skating sessions kicked off earlier this month and will continue into December 2022 including the following sessions:

7-9PM Fri & Sat. Dec. 2-3 & Dec. 9-10; 1-3PM Sat-Sun. Dec. 3-4, 10-11 2022.

Additional sessions are expected to be added.

Learn more here.

General Admission: $12

Military & First Responders: $10

Senior Admission: $8

Toddlers (Ages 5 & Younger): $8

Ice Walkers: $10

Skate Rental: $3

(Hilton Head Holidays 2022) Santa & more @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum

Sunday, November 27th, 2022

Sun, Surf & Santa @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Celebrate the holidays with this family-friendly event: Sun, Surf & Santa on Wed. Dec. 21 2022 @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. Two sessions: 10AM & 1:30PM

In addition to the exhibit, there will be a special holiday arts and crafts and STEM activities, a scavenger hunt, Santa will make an appearance at both sessions, once @ noon and a second @ 1:30PM.

Beloved entertainer Rick Hubbard will play a holiday interactive concert.

Purchase your tickets online here to make sure you have a space at this fun event. 

Questions? Email thesandboxhhi@gmail.com to register.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 80 Nassau St., Hilton Head Is. 29928

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Lowcountry Celebration Park, Adventure Playground, Hilton Head Is.

While visiting The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. , visit Adventure Playground in neighboring Lowcountry Celebration Park.

Lowcountry Celebration Park, one of Hilton Head Island’s newest parks that reflects some of its coastal, historical and environmental attributes, was recognized with an Award of Excellence for its design.

Learn more about the award here.

The park off Pope Avenue near the Coligny Beach parking lot and Coligny Beach Park features:
*The Adventure Playground, named after the ship Captain William Hilton was on when he discovered Hilton Head Island. It features a reimagined design of the ship, playground, wading pool and more.
*An open pavilion and lawn for events.
*A perimeter walk
*Two fitness stations
*Wi-Fi
*The Sandbox Children’s Museum
*Public restrooms

Lowcountry Celebration Park
94 Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Saturday storytime; teen holiday workshops @ SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah

Sunday, November 27th, 2022

First Saturday STORY TIME (First Saturday of every month) @ SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd. Savannah, Ga.

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11AM 
Treat the little artist in your life to SCAD MOA Story Time on the first Saturday of each month. Enjoy exciting tales and fun activities as you learn about the work on view.
Story Time is programmed for children ages 3 and up.
For more information, contact Kristin Poitras, manager of museum visitation and programming, at kpoitras@scad.edu or 912.525.7145.

Details here.

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Free SCAD Museum of Art Admisson on Second Sundays

Savannah-area residents receive free admission on the second Sunday of every month. Next one: Dec. 11. Details here.

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TEEN NIGHT: WINTER 2022 SERIES

Teen Night: Ornament workshop
Fri. Dec. 2 4:30–6:30
PM

SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd. Savannah, Ga. 

Create a custom beaded ornament inspired by the museum’s current exhibitions — imaginative art to adorn your tree!

Admission to the workshop: $10. Supplies included. All skill levels welcome. Boxed dinner provided. 

To sign up, email Kristin Poitras, manager of museum visitation and programming, at kpoitras@scad.edu. 

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Teen Night: Cookie decorating workshop 

Fri. Dec. 9  4:30–6:30PM

SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd. Savannah, Ga. 

Customize cookies styled like works on view with assistant curator Brittany Richmond. 

Admission to the workshop: $10. Supplies included. All skill levels welcome. Boxed dinner provided. 

To sign up, email Kristin Poitras, manager of museum visitation and programming, at kpoitras@scad.edu. 

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Teen Night: Holiday sculptures workshop 

Fri. Dec. 16  4:30–6:30PM

SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd. Savannah, Ga. 

Inspired by Shi Jinsong’s motorcycle works, on view in the artist’s exhibition Waiting for a response which we might never get [link: https://www.scadmoa.org/exhibitions/waiting-for-a-response-which-we-might-never-get], transform holiday icons into whimsical sculptures using polymer clay. 

Admission to the workshop: $10. Supplies included. All skill levels welcome. Boxed dinner provided. 

To sign up, email Kristin Poitras, manager of museum visitation and programming, at kpoitras@scad.edu.Savannah-area residents receive free admission on the second Sunday of every month. Here’s the listing for December!

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(Savannah Holidays 2022) Free Kids’ Christmas Movies @ SCAD Trustees Theater

Sunday, November 27th, 2022

Three, free family holiday movies @ SCAD Trustees Theater, Savannah at 11AM, 3PM & 7PM Sat. Dec. 17 2022.

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The Muppet Christmas Carol – FREE on Sat. Dec. 17 2022, 11AM @ SCAD Trustees Theater, Savannah. This event is free to the general public with the donation of a non-perishable food item benefiting Second Harvest. Details here.

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Elf – FREE! on Sat. Dec. 17, 3PM @ SCAD Trustees Theater, Savannah. This event is free to the general public with the donation of a non-perishable food item benefiting Second Harvest. Details here.

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It’s a Wonderful Life – FREE Sat. Dec. 17, 7PM SCAD Trustees Theater, Savannah. This event is free to the general public with the donation of a non-perishable food item benefiting Second Harvest. Details here.

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Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Savannah

The Trustees Theater is a fully restored 1946 movie house owned and operated by SCAD

(Savannah Holidays 2022) Colonial Christmas @ Wormsloe State Historic Site

Sunday, November 27th, 2022

Come to Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah for some historical Christmas cheer @ the annual Colonial Christmas on Sat. Dec. 10, 2022. Festivities will begin at 10AM at the Colonial Life Area.   

Will you be selected the Lord of Misrule as we search the woods for the perfect Yule Log?  During this program, you will get a chance to learn about how the Christmas season was celebrated 300 years ago.    

Join in and go a ‘wassailing with rangers as we sing jolly songs accompanied by our hammered dulcimer musician.   Music and caroling has long been connected to the holiday as people would have traditionally gone to their neighbors, singing to receive food and drink in return. 

Visitors can make a holiday ornament to take home and pen a letter to Santa using our quills and handmade ink.  Festivities will run from 10AM-4PM and the search for the Yule Log will be at 11AM and 2PM.  Admission ranges from $10 for adults to $2 for children 6 and younger. 

Wormsloe State Historic Site is 9 miles southeast of downtown Savannah at 7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah, GA  31406.  For more information, visit GaStateParks.org/Wormsloe or call 912-353-3023.  Georgia’s State Historic Sites are operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. 

SouthCoast Health: Make Mental Health a Priority This Holiday Season

Thursday, November 24th, 2022

SouthCoast Health General Physician Dr. Keith Cobb in Savannah offers tips on how to make mental health a priority this holiday season.

“Mental health should be one of the biggest priorities for everyone in the season,” SouthCoast Health General Physician Dr. Keith Cobb stated. “But it’s vital to keep moving forward and progressing with our lives and our mental health. Just because it’s the holiday doesn’t mean your needs should take a back seat.”

Learn more here. 

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(Savannah Holidays 2022) Christmas on the Bluff Boat Parade, Land Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting, Thunderbolt

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

Christmas on the Bluff, 3PM Sat. Dec. 3, 4-8PM in Thunderbolt

Join the Town of Thunderbolt along River Drive to ring in the holiday season, family style. The town is excited to bring back a boat parade along with a land parade, ornament decorating, cookie decorating, vendors, snacks, and more.

Christmas tree lighting & carols at 8:15PM and sing carols.

Sat. Dec. 3 2022, 4-8PM, 2821 River Dr, Savannah, GA 31404-3200, United States

(Savannah Holidays 2022) Family events, kid-friendly fun, holiday camps & more

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

Here’s a look @ 2022 holiday events. SouthernMamas.com will be adding to this list as set dates become available as well as to our Events Calendar. Check back for more.

Ice-Skating in Savannah:  Public ice-skating returns to the Savannah Civic Center in December 2022. Details here.

FREE Holiday Tree Lighting @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Dec. 1, 5:30-7PM. Kick off the holiday season with Telfair’s annual tree lighting celebration. A hot cocoa bar, homemade cookies, and children’s art activities will take place in the Jepson Center’s Richard and Judy Eckburg Atrium. The holiday tree will be on view until Jan. 9, 2023. Free & open to the public.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer opens Dec. 2 and runs three weekends @ Savannah Children’s Theatre. There will be a Holiday shop and a cup of hot cocoa and a cookie is included with the ticket price. Tickets are available now. Tickets

Free Tybee Christmas Parade, Dec. 2 6-9PM. Parade starts at 6th Street and moves down Butler Avenue to Tybrisa Street.

See Santa & Mrs. Claus on a fire engine. The Chatham Fire Volunteer Divisions take Santa & Mrs. Claus to various neighborhoods by fire engine over the next few weeks Dec. 2-Dec. 22. Free & open to the public. Details + schedule here.

Christmas on the Bluff in Thunderbolt: Boat Parade, Land Parade, Holiday Festivities, Christmas tree lighting & more, 4-8PM Sat. Dec. 3. Details here.

Free dramatic reading of Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” @ The Old Dairy, 3:30PM Sun. Dec. 4. Cider & holiday treats. Details here.

Teen Workshops @ SCAD Museum of Art on certain Fridays in December 2022 including ornament making, cookie decorating & holiday sculpting. Details here.

Tybee Ballet will debut Land of the Sweets as a ticketed event on Dec. 9 and 10 at The Tybee Post Theater at 6PM. Purchase online here.

Savannah Chase 5K & Fun Run @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Sat. Dec. 10. Open to the Savannah community. Details here.

Savannah Santa Train @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Sat. Dec. 10, 9AM-5PM. Online pre-registration is required here

FREE Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade, Sat. Dec. 10.  The parade begins at the west end of River Street at 5:30PM and continues to the East end, then winds its way through downtown Savannah. The traditional route is subject to change this year due to ongoing construction downtown. New route TBA. Free parking will be available in all City parking garages December 9-11. Find the Parade Entry form here.

Wormsloe Colonial Christmas @ Wormsloe Historic Site, 10AM-4PM Sat. Dec. 10. Celebrate Christmas like an early Savannah colonist at Wormsloe State Historic Site, with singing, crafts & searching for the Yule Log. Details here.

FREE Christmas Whoville Celebration in Savannah City Market (formerly called Christmas for Kids Celebration), 1-4PM Sun. Dec. 11. City Market turns Whoville for the afternoon. Get Grinched (with hair and makeup). Meet Father Christmas and take a picture with him in a carriage. Plus a performance of How The Dancing Grinch Stole Christmas. Free & open to the public.

Holiday Soccer Camp with Soccer Shots Savannah. For ages 2-8. Details here.

Three, free family holiday movies @ SCAD Trustees Theater, Sat. Dec. 17 2022: The Muppet Christmas Carol @ 11AM; Elf @ 3PM; It’s A Wonderful Life @ 7PM. These movies are free to the general public with the donation of a non-perishable food item benefiting Second Harvest. Detals here.

Chanukah @ Forsyth Park, a free, community-wide Chanukah experience in Savannah’s Forsyth Park with entertainment, activities including lighting of menorah & holiday fun for all ages, 3:30PM Sun. Dec. 18 2022. Details here.

Holiday Junior Golf Camp in Savannah, Dec. 19-22, 9AM-12:30PM. All skill levels welcome. Details here. 

Holiday Theater Camp @ Savannah Children’s Theatre, Dec. 19-23: 9AM-5PM, but early drop off & late pickup is available upon request. Details here.

Special Toddler Tuesday Polar Express @ three scheduled times Tues. Dec. 20 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah. Pre-registeration required. No walk-ups allowed. Details here.

Gymnastics Holiday Camp: Summit Gymnastics Winter Holiday Camps in Savannah are Dec. 19-23 & Dec. 27-30, 9AM-1PM. For ages 4-10. Details here. 

Sun, Surf & Santa @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is., Wed. Dec. 21 2022. Santa, entertainer Rick Hubbard, holiday arts & crafts & more. Two sessions: 10AM & 1:30PM. Details here.

Savannah Children’s Theatre classes & shows in Savannah, Pooler

Thursday, November 17th, 2022

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Savannah

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer opens Dec. 2 2022 and runs three weekends. There will be a Holiday shop and a cup of hot cocoa and a cookie is included with the ticket price. Tickets are available now. Tickets.

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Auditions

Mr. Popper’s Penguins: Ages 7(& in 2nd grade) through adults of all ages. Auditions Dec. 6 2022 at 7PM. Shows March 3-5, 10-12 2023

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: Ages 18+. Auditions: Jan. 9 2023 at 7PM. Shows March 24-26, March 31-April 2 2023.

The Wizard of Oz: Ages 7 (& in 2nd grade) through adults of all ages. Auditions: Feb. 6 & 7. Shows May 19-21, May 26-28, June 2-4 2023.

Learn more here.

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Holiday Theatre Camp 2022, Dec. 19-23 9AM-5PM

Savannah Children’s Theatre is hosting a 5-day musical theatre camp December 19-23: North Pole’s Got Talent!. This full-day camp for youth will have students playing theatre games, singing songs, creating dances & putting on a holiday musical for the final day. Camp hours are 9AM-5PM, but early drop off & late pickup is available upon request.  

Register online here.

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Youth Drama Classes @ Savannah & Pooler locations of Savannah Children’s Theatre

Savannah Children’s Theatre’s Savannah location has opened Winter registration for their classes. Register HERE.

The next session of Pooler Drama/Theater Youth Classes starts Jan. 9 2023 and they will be doing Aladdin. Register HERE.

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(Savannah Holidays 2022) Chanukah at Forsyth, Lighting of Menorah

Thursday, November 17th, 2022

Chanukah @ Forsyth, Sun. Dec. 18 2022

Get ready for a free, community-wide Chanukah experience in Savannah’s Forsyth Park with entertainment, activities and holiday fun for all ages, 3:30PM Sun. Dec. 18 2022.

This event is free and open to all.

For more info and the option to reserve a seat, visit Chanukahsav.org

LIVE IN CONCERT!
Acclaimed Jewish Rapper, Nissim Black
Lenny Solomon of Shlock Rock

FEATURING
~ Latkas, Donuts, Gelt and more
~ Kosher Hot Dogs
~ Picnic Boxes
~ Chanukah Crafts
~ Inflatables
~ 360 Photo Booth
~ Airbrushed Custom Kippahs
~ Candle Making
~ Glow Prize giveaways

Lighting of the giant menorah with Mayor Van Johnson and local dignitaries.

Come and bring your special light, so the lights of the Menorah can shine even brighter.

Sponsorships available at Chaukahsav.org

Learn more here.

(Savannah Holidays 2022) SCPS Santa Chase 5K & Fun Run

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Come to Savannah Christian Preparatory School for a trail run while chasing Santa 

SCPS welcomes the Savannah area community to come out and run the campus trails. 

The first runner to beat Santa across the finish line wins $100!  Holiday costumes are welcome and there will be a Costume Contest. Due to the natural terrain of the trails, strollers are not encouraged.  

There will be a fun 1/4 mile kids fun run on the school track!  Each child that completes the 1/4 mile will receive a medal.

Stay around after the race for food and fun holiday activities for the family. 

All proceeds will benefit SCPS PTF. 

REGISTER ONLINE HERE.

Location Street Address: 1599 Chatham Parkway, Savannah, GA 31408

Pricing: $30 until Nov 30 2022 and $35 until Dec 9 2022

Race Day Registration until 8:45 am

Frequently asked questions:

Walkers are allowed
T-shirt is included – 5k only
Anyone can pick up packets with confirmation email

Packet Pick-Up:

Packets will be available for pick up on Fri. Dec. 9, noon- 5PM at the Eckburg Building at Savannah Christian Preparatory School.  It is the first building on the right when you turn into the main entrance of the campus off Chatham Parkway.  

REGISTER ONLINE HERE.

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(Savannah Holidays 2022) Coastal Heritage Society Presents Annual Savannah Santa Train

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Savannah Santa Train 2022, Dec. 10 @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Savannah Santa Train, one of the largest annual holiday family events in the Lowcountry, returns on Sat. Dec. 10, 2022, 9AM-5PM @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah.

Festive activities and entertainment include a holiday-themed diesel locomotive train ride experience, Tin Soldier training, crafts and historic children’s games. Enjoy a performance by the Gretchen Greene School of Dance, see and purchase hand-crafted artisan spinning tops made in front of you by the Lowcountry Turners, and celebrate the season with festive holiday dancing with Minick Family Music, and share your Christmas wishes during a visit with Santa Claus.

Complimentary donuts and coffee will be shared by The Salvation Army’s mobile Canteen. The Big Cheese food truck and Jonny Boy Cookies will serve gourmet grilled cheese and sweet dessert treats available for purchase at the event.

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 age eighteen months and up and online pre-registration is required here

CHS Members will receive a discounted ticket rate of $12 per person. Find info on becoming a member here.

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

Get tickets here.

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(Savannah Holidays 2022) Tybee Ballet Performances of The Land of the Sweets

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Join Tybee Ballet Theatre for an evening of sweets, treats, and dancing!

Land of the Sweets is TBT’s original, family-friendly adaptation of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker.

Think the short, sweet, and relatable version of the Nutcracker ballet. Appropriate for all ages.

Free Nov 19 Shows @ 3 & 7PM Savannah Arts Cultural Center

The Land of the Sweets performances @ Savannah Culture Arts Center Ben Tucker Theater are FREE ADMISSION at 3 & 7 PM on Sat. Nov.19. Seating is on a first come first serve basis, but you can reserve your free ticket online here.

6PM Dec. 9 & 10 Shows @ Tybee Post Theater

Tickets for the Tybee Post Theater performance are now live. Purchase online here.

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Thanksgiving Week events @ Old Fort Jackson, Savannah Children’s Museum

Sunday, November 6th, 2022

Savannah Children’s Museum Fall 2022 Programs

Savannah Children’s Museum is open – weather permitting – 9AM-3PM Wednesdays-Sundays.

10AM | Storytime in the Frogtown Garden
Noon| STEAM Studio or Bottle Rocket Demonstration
1:30PM | Young Explorers or Healthy Me

Awesome Art is ongoing daily.

Theme is autum & Thanksgving.

Learn more here.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Savannah Children’s Museum is an outdoor site, so it may be closed due to inclement weather. Call ahead for accurate closing information at 912-651-4292 

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Thanksgiving Weekend 2022 Events @ Old Fort Jackson, Savannah

Old Fort Jackson’s dynamic, living history presentations take place from 10 AM until Noon, and from 1 until 3 PM each day.

Fri. Nov. 25: there will be portrayal of Union and Confederate Soldiers who fought in the Battle of Honey Hill, South Carolina, on Nov. 30th, 1864. These soldiers included the 55th Massachussetts Volunteers, who eventually served at Old Fort Jackson. Experience renowned rifle musket and cannon firings, along with battlefield surgery presentations.

Sat. Nov. 26: there will be a portrayal of Union and Confederate Soldiers and Civilians from Savannah. Hear the story behind the history of Thanksgiving as celebrated in 1864. Experience firing of the mighty 32 Pounder Cannon. Local musicians from Bella Harmony Music, period dancing as well! In the afternoon, participants will portray civilians on the homefront, along with the Savannah Republican Blues, plus the renowned Infantry and Artillery Drill, and Battle Drill with guests.

Learn more here.

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Diesel train rides @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Diesel train rides at Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah this weekend!

Train rides will be at 10AM, 11AM, Noon, 1PM, 2PM, and 3PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Seating is limited and is first-come, first-served. Visitors must pick up boarding passes in the gift shop before boarding.

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(Savannah Holidays 2022) Public Ice-Skating @ Savannah Civic Center

Sunday, November 6th, 2022

For years, public ice-skating during the holiday season at the Savannah Civic Center was a top tradition.

But that Savannah tradition has been on hiatus for the past two years.

In 2022, public skating returns to the Savannah Civic Center’s MLK Arena – courtesey of Ghost Pirates Ice and the City of Savannah.

Savannah public ice-skating sessions will be 1-3PM Sat & Sun. Nov. 12 & 13, Nov. 19 & 20, 2022. Thanksgiving weekend hours are: 1-3PM, 7-9PM Fri. Nov. 25 & Sat Nov. 26; 1-3PM Sun. Nov. 27.

FREE SESSION Wed. Nov.30: You’re invited to the Ghost Pirates Ice Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wed Nov. 30 2022 at 3PM at the Savannah Civic Center. Stick around after for complimentary public skating including skate rentals from 3:30-5PM.

December 2022 Sessions Include:

7-9PM Fri & Sat. Dec. 2-3 & Dec. 9-10; 1-3PM Sat-Sun. Dec. 3-4, 10-11 2022.

Additional sessions are expected to be added.

Learn more here.

General Admission: $12

Military & First Responders: $10

Senior Admission: $8

Toddlers (Ages 5 & Younger): $8

Ice Walkers: $10

Skate Rental: $3

(Savannah Holidays 2022) Free, outdoor holiday reading of “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote

Sunday, November 6th, 2022

The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home’s annual holiday reading of “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote will be an outdoor event with hot cider and holiday treats @ The Old Dairy in Savannah.

Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home presents annual Robert Strozier Memorial Christmas reading.
Sun. Dec. 4, 2022, 3:30PM @ The Old Dairy, 2500 Tennessee Ave.

Celebrate the holiday season with hot cider and holiday treats and enjoy local actress Maggie Hart reading “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote. This is an outdoor event; guests are encouraged to bring a folding chair and blankets to stay cozy. Enjoy funny and oh-so-Southern afternoon storytelling session.

Free & open to the public.

To become a Friend of Flannery, visit the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home website

SouthCoast Health presents Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving, Savannah

Saturday, November 5th, 2022

Free kids race is at 8AM; Diaper Dash at 8:15AM; Main 4-mile race at 8:30AM

SouthCoast Health presents 14th annual United Way Turkey Trot in Savannah on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 2022 at Daffin Park.

SouthCoast Health has been the title sponsor of the event since it started back in 2009.

The FREE Kids-K kicks off the tradition at 8AM. This 400-yard race is perfect for children eight years old or younger, and it’s free with no registration required. At 8:15 AM the Diaper Dash will start, with children ages two and under running 40 feet.

The main run and walk of the 4-mile course begins at 8:30 AM. 

After the races, participants are invited to a post-race awards ceremony hosted at Daffin Park where they can enjoy food and beverages. The ceremony will include prizes for the top three overall male and female racers, the top three male and female racers in each age group, and additional awards such as the largest family, runner from farthest away, most senior, most junior, and best costume. 

Registration: $35 from now until Nov. 23rd. It increases on race day. Register here

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(Savannah Holiday Camps 2022) 2-Day Golf Camp during Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, November 5th, 2022

Thanksgiving Week 2 Day Golf Camp with A-SWING Junior Golf Academy, Savannah

Kids are out of school and want them to be active during the Thanksgiving Break?  Want to give your child a “taste”  of the golf without wasting time and money to play?

The A-SWING Junior Golf Academy is hosting a two day camp for kids age kindergarten thru 5th graders. 

The camp is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 21 & 22 2022.  The camp runs from 9AM – 12:30PM each day and lunch is provided. 

Register for the Thanksgiving 2-Day Camp by visiting www.SavannahJuniorGolf.com or contact Coach Paul at 912-655-9119 for additional information.

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Animated children’s movie; Saturday storytime; teen holiday workshops @ SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah

Friday, November 4th, 2022

Kid & Teen Events @ SCAD MOA

Watch beloved animated classic ‘All Dogs Go to Heaven’ at the SCAD Museum of Art
Sun. Nov. 20 at 2PM. SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd. Savannah, Ga.

Enjoy a Sunday matinee screening of the beloved animated film All Dogs Go to Heaven, directed by Don Bluth, in connection with the SCAD MOA exhibition The Dog Show

This event is free with donation of dog food or a dog toy, which will go toward supporting local shelter organizations Renegade Paws Rescue and Coastal Pet Rescue.

The screening is open to the public, with limited seating. To reserve your seat, contact Kristin Poitras, manager of museum visitation and programming, at kpoitras@scad.edu or 912.525.7145.

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First Saturday STORY TIME (First Saturday of every month) @ SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd. Savannah, Ga.

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11AM 
Treat the little artist in your life to SCAD MOA Story Time on the first Saturday of each month. Enjoy exciting tales and fun activities as you learn about the work on view.
Story Time is programmed for children ages 3 and up.
For more information, contact Kristin Poitras, manager of museum visitation and programming, at kpoitras@scad.edu or 912.525.7145.

Details here.

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Free Museum Admisson on Second Sundays

Savannah-area residents receive free admission on the second Sunday of every month. Next one: Dec. 11. Details here.

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TEEN NIGHT: WINTER 2022 SERIES

Teen Night: Ornament workshop
Fri. Dec. 2 4:30–6:30
PM

SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd. Savannah, Ga. 

Create a custom beaded ornament inspired by the museum’s current exhibitions — imaginative art to adorn your tree!

Admission to the workshop: $10. Supplies included. All skill levels welcome. Boxed dinner provided. 

To sign up, email Kristin Poitras, manager of museum visitation and programming, at kpoitras@scad.edu. 

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Teen Night: Cookie decorating workshop 

Fri. Dec. 9  4:30–6:30PM

SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd. Savannah, Ga. 

Customize cookies styled like works on view with assistant curator Brittany Richmond. 

Admission to the workshop: $10. Supplies included. All skill levels welcome. Boxed dinner provided. 

To sign up, email Kristin Poitras, manager of museum visitation and programming, at kpoitras@scad.edu. 

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Teen Night: Holiday sculptures workshop 

Fri. Dec. 16  4:30–6:30PM

SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd. Savannah, Ga. 

Inspired by Shi Jinsong’s motorcycle works, on view in the artist’s exhibition Waiting for a response which we might never get [link: https://www.scadmoa.org/exhibitions/waiting-for-a-response-which-we-might-never-get], transform holiday icons into whimsical sculptures using polymer clay. 

Admission to the workshop: $10. Supplies included. All skill levels welcome. Boxed dinner provided. 

To sign up, email Kristin Poitras, manager of museum visitation and programming, at kpoitras@scad.edu.Savannah-area residents receive free admission on the second Sunday of every month. Here’s the listing for December!

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(Savannah Holidays 2022) Save the date for these kid-friendly Christmas events

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

Here’s a look 2022 holiday events. SouthernMamas.com will be adding to this list as set dates become available as well as to our Events Calendar. Check back for more.

Ice-Skating in Savannah:  Public ice-skating returns to the Savannah Civic Center in November & December. Details here.

2-Day Thanksgiving Week Golf Camp for ages kindergarten-5th grade, Savannah, Nov 21 & 22, 9-12:30PM. Lunch provided. Details here.

SouthCoast Health presents the United Way Turkey Trot, Daffin Park, on Thanksgiving, Thurs. Nov. 24. Free kids race is at 8AM; Diaper Dash at 8:15AM; Main 4-mile race at 8:30AM. Details here.

FREE Savannah Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5:30PM Fri. Nov. 25 @ corner of Broughton & Bull streets.

Free Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Plant Riverside District, Savannah, Fri. Nov. 25. Savannah Christmas Market @ Plant Riverside District opens @ noon. Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring Roger Moss reading “The Night Before Christmas” & live performances by Coastal Youth Choirs at 6:30PM at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. The lighting of the Christmas Tree in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park will be at 7:30PM, followed by Santa & his elves distributing free candy canes. Details here.

Savannah Boat Parade of Lights will float past Plant Riverside District on Sat. Nov. 26, 7-9PM.

FREE Tybee Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Sat. Nov. 26 @ 5 Tybrisa St. Tybee Is. Performances, caroling, dancing and holiday treats.

FREE Holiday Tree Lighting @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Dec. 1, 5:30-7PM. Kick off the holiday season with Telfair’s annual tree lighting celebration. A hot cocoa bar, homemade cookies, and children’s art activities will take place in the Jepson Center’s Richard and Judy Eckburg Atrium. The holiday tree will be on view until Jan. 9, 2023. Free & open to the public.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer opens Dec. 2 and runs three weekends @ Savannah Children’s Theatre. There will be a Holiday shop and a cup of hot cocoa and a cookie is included with the ticket price. Tickets are available now. Tickets

Free Tybee Christmas Parade, Dec. 2 6-9PM. Parade starts at 6th Street and moves down Butler Avenue to Tybrisa Street.

Teen Workshops @ SCAD Museum of Art including ornament making, cookie decorating & holiday sculpting. Details here.

Tybee Ballet will debut Land of the Sweets as a ticketed event on Dec. 9 and 10 at The Tybee Post Theater at 6PM. Purchase online here.

Savannah Chase 5K & Fun Run @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Sat. Dec. 10. Open to the Savannah community. Details here.

Savannah Santa Train @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Sat. Dec. 10, 9AM-5PM. Online pre-registration is required here

FREE Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade, Sat. Dec. 10.  The parade begins at the west end of River Street at 5:30PM and continues to the East end, then winds its way through downtown Savannah. The traditional route is subject to change this year due to ongoing construction downtown. New route TBA. Free parking will be available in all City parking garages December 9-11. Find the Parade Entry form here.

FREE Christmas Whoville Celebration in Savannah City Market (formerly called Christmas for Kids Celebration), 1-4PM Sun. Dec. 11. City Market turns Whoville for the afternoon. Get Grinched (with hair and makeup). Meet Father Christmas and take a picture with him in a carriage. Plus a performance of How The Dancing Grinch Stole Christmas. Free & open to the public.

Holiday Soccer Camp with Soccer Shots Savannah. For ages 2-8. Details here.

Chanukah @ Forsyth Park, a free, community-wide Chanukah experience in Savannah’s Forsyth Park with entertainment, activities including lighting of menorah & holiday fun for all ages, 3:30PM Sun. Dec. 18 2022. Details here.

Holiday Theater Camp @ Savannah Children’s Theatre, Dec. 19-23: 9AM-5PM, but early drop off & late pickup is available upon request. Details here.

Special Toddler Tuesday Polar Express @ three scheduled times Tues. Dec. 20 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah. Pre-registeration required. No walk-ups allowed. Details here.

Gymnastics Holiday Camp: Summit Gymnastics Winter Holiday Camps in Savannah are Dec. 19-23 & Dec. 26-30, 9AM-1PM. For ages 4-10. Details here.