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Family Fun Holiday Guide

by Cate Mafera on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 12:39pm
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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 Year’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 Year’s Eve and New Year’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.

“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens
8 p.m. Nov. 30. All Walks of Life (AWOL) and The City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs present “A Christmas Carol” 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 djordan@awolinc.org. 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 Westin’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, JcPenney’s Court, Oglethorpe Mall. Habitat for Humanity Savannah, along with partners Oglethorpe Mall and Savannah Rum Runners Bakery and Café, 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 hunter@habitatsavannah.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 Children’s Garden at the Bamboo Farm. $10 per car $15 per mini-van, commercial vehicles $5 per person.

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