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Family Fun Holiday Events: Dec. 12 - 18

by Cate Mafera on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 12:07pm
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“Christmas with a Capital ‘C’ ”
7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 16, Savannah Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd. “Christmas with a Capital ‘C’ ” is a Christmas musical being presented by the Savannah Christian Church drama ministry. The production centers around the people in a fictional town called Trapper Falls, where Christmas has long been rich in common traditions until an attorney returns home and demands that the nativity scene and the very word “Christmas” be banished. Tickets are $5 each, with a $20 maximum per family, and are available at the SCC’s The Source bookstore and at the door. For more information, go to www.SavannahChristian.com.

December Nights and Holiday Lights
Dusk-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights through Dec. 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. $5 per person.

Toure de Lights Bike Parade
5 p.m. Dec. 15, A-J’s Dockside Restaurant, 1315 Chatham Ave., Tybee Island. Light up your bikes and homes and come to Tybee Island for a night of holiday fun. The Toure de Lights event will kick off at A-J’s Dockside with a bike line-up and awards ceremony, with prizes for the best bike and home decorations. The Toure de Lights parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. at A-J’s Dockside and end at Marlin Monroe’s. Registration forms are available at A-J’s and Tim’s Beach Gear. All event proceeds benefit the Rising Tyde Community Food Pantry. The cost is $10. Cash or checks accepted; make checks payable to Rising Tyde Community Food Pantry.

SkateFest
Through Jan. 6, Savannah Civic Center. SkateFest, the yearly public ice skating event at the Savannah Civic Center, runs daily through Jan. 6. With three to six public skating sessions daily, SkateFest is convenient for everyone. Each SkateFest session is 90 minutes long. SkateFest is closed on Christmas. Admission to SkateFest is $7 per person for skaters and spectators. Skate rental is included in the admission fee.

Savannah Reindeer Run/Walk 8K
9 a.m. Dec. 15, Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The Savannah International Trade and Convention Center proudly presents the Savannah Reindeer Run/Walk 8K and Chili Cook-Off to benefit the Rape Crisis Center. Free Kid’s Run around Bryan Square at 8:45 a.m., face painting and games for kids, Santa and a clown from Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus. The cost to register is $30 until Dec. 15 and $35 after Dec. 15. Register online at www.active.com or at Fleet Feet, 3405 Waters Ave.

Miracle on May Street
Dec. 15, West Broad Street YMCA. On Dec. 15, hundreds of Savannah’s kids will get the Christmas they wish for. For more than 30 years, the West Broad Street YMCA, with Kids Helping Kids and countless volunteers and corporate partners, has collected toys, clothes, school supplies and children’s books or donations to purchase for families. For more information, call Peter Doliber at 912-233-1951.

Family Christmas Concert
6 p.m. Dec. 18, Ardsley Park Baptist Church, Bull and 55th streets. Great American Gospel and America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia are partnering together for a “Family Christmas” Concert on Dec. 18 in Savannah. The concert will help benefit the Second Harvest’s “Help End Hunger” Campaign for the local Savannah and Southeast Georgia communities. Great American Gospel will also include commercial time on each show to help promote the “Help End Hunger” urgent message. Admission for the concert is free, but all those attending are asked to bring one food item per person to support helpendhunger.org.

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