Family Fun Holiday Guide
Tybee for the Holidays
Experience Tybee Island in a different light. For the fourth consecutive year, Tybee for the Holidays will offer plenty of family-friendly fun to brighten the holiday season. Special holiday activities planned from Thanksgiving Day through New Yearâ€™s Day make the holiday season an ideal time to visit Tybee Island. For more information about Tybee for the Holidays and for a complete schedule of events, go to www.TybeeVisit.com or www.TybeeForTheHolidays.com.
Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights
6-10 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Yearâ€™s Eve and New Yearâ€™s Day, from Nov. 23 through Jan. 1, Hutchinson Island. The Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights will transform the old race track on Hutchinson Island into a twinkling wonderland. Sixty-seven large-scale animated light displays, averaging 30 feet by 50 feet, will be staged around the 2-mile track. Visitors can choose to take their own cars or ride in trolleys or horse-drawn carriages around the course. Cost: $20 per car, which includes a $5 food and beverage voucher. Info: savannahharborfestivaloflights.com. Also: The Lighted Boat Parade will take place from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 24 along River Street.
â€śA Christmas Carolâ€ť by Charles Dickens
8 p.m. Nov. 30. All Walks of Life (AWOL) and The City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs present â€śA Christmas Carolâ€ť by Charles Dickens and Directed by Jonathan Johnson. The show opens on Nov. 30, at 8 p.m. with additional dates on Dec. 1, 7, 8 and matinee shows at 3 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 9. Tickets are $12 for adults and children. For more information go to www.awolinc.org or call 912-303-4987 or email email@example.com. Tickets are available for purchase at www.BrownPaperTickets.com.
Mistletoe and a Trolley
Old Savannah Tours announces that it will present a holiday-themed trolley tour starting in November. Offered Thursday-Sunday evenings, the tour will run Nov. 23-Dec. 23 and start at 6 p.m. Guests are invited to enjoy a leisurely two hours punctuated by carol singing as they are whisked to the enchanting sights of holiday season in Savannah: The Unitarian Church; The Forsyth Park Christmas Tree; and The Westinâ€™s Gingerbread Village. Reservations are recommended. Cost for adults is $25 and $8 for children between the ages of 6 and 11 years of age. For more information, contact Old Savannah Tours at 912-234-8128 or go to www.oldsavannahtours.com to pre-purchase tickets.
Build Gingerbread Houses With Habitat
2 p.m. Dec. 1, JcPenneyâ€™s Court, Oglethorpe Mall. Habitat for Humanity Savannah, along with partners Oglethorpe Mall and Savannah Rum Runners Bakery and CafĂ©, invite families to craft their own gingerbread dream house during a workshop at Oglethorpe Mall on Dec. 1. A per-participant donation of $20 is required. All workshop proceeds will help build homes for families in need. Walk-ins are accepted, but advance registration is encouraged given space limitations. To reserve your spot, please contact Michelle Hunter at 912-353-8122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
December Nights and Holiday Lights
Dusk-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, Dec. 1-23, Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road. Join us for 11 nights as we illuminate the gardens with holiday lights and music. All proceeds will go to fund the Childrenâ€™s Garden at the Bamboo Farm. $10 per car $15 per mini-van, commercial vehicles $5 per person.