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Holiday Happenings
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Turkey Trot Dance

When: Friday, Nov. 30, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Magnolia Manor on the Coast

What: The Turkey Trot dance is the perfect opportunity for anyone and everyone to come out and cut a rug. The event is free and open to the public.

Info: Visit their website at or call 756-4300.

Second Annual Holiday Silent Auction

When: Saturday, Dec. 1, from noon-9 p.m.

Where: Shops at Ellis Square; main stage located at Barnard Street in Savannah

What: The day-long, family celebration will host music, art and entertainment. The auction benefits the George and Marie Backus Children’s Hospital.

Info: Call Michael Meeks at 272-1964.

Wreath-making Classes

When: Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.-noon and Dec. 2 from 2-4 p.m.

Where: The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens, Hwy. 17

Info: The cost is $40. Call Emily at 921-5460 to reserve a space.

Old Fashion Plantation Christmas Program

When: Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 from 7-9 p.m.

Where: The Old Plantation at the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site in Brunswick

What: Get in the Christmas spirit early this season with Scarlett O’Hara and General Robert E. Lee. There will be a short video about the family history of the rice plantation, reenactments, music, cups of spicy hot wassail and a piñata for children ages 6-12.

Info: Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for youth ages 6-18 and free for children age 6 and younger. Call 264-7333 or email

The 6th Annual Chili Cook-off and Crafts Fair

When: Friday, Nov. 30, starting at 7 p.m.

Where: J.F. Gregory Park

What: Booths will be filled with chili chefs and craft vendors. Live entertainment provided by Art s on the Coast and The Richmond Hill High School Band. Enjoy a variety of food, a magician, face painting, a balloon artist, a caricature artist, inflatable rides, and lots more fun.

Info: Call Jan Bass at 756-6459.

The 12th Annual Hometown Christmas Parade, themed "A Magical Christmas"

When: Saturday, Dec. 1, starting at 10 a.m.

Where: Downtown Richmond Hill

What: This year’s parade will highlight the splendor of the season. Local businesses and residents are encouraged to participate or come out and celebrate the holidays. 

Info: Call Jan Bass at 756-6459.

The 3rd Annual Christmas Xtravaganza

When: Saturday, Dec. 1, starting at noon.

Where: Richmond Hill

What: The Station Xchange has planned an Xtravaganza that will include a winter wonderland with real snow, Christmas music, local performing artists, a petting zoo, photos with Santa and more.

Info: Contact the development sales office at 912-756-2969.

Tour of Homes

When: Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m.

Where: This self-guided tour highlights five Richmond Hill Homes, two churches and the Historic Museum.

Info: Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of. Call the Richmond Hill Historic Museum at 756-3697 for more information or to purchase tickets; tickets can also be purchased at the ReMAX on Ford Avenue.

The Nutcracker

When: Various dates, times and locations, call for details.

Info: Tickets are $20; military performances are free for military personnel and families; show excerpts are free admission. Call the Life Moves dance studio at 756-8482.

The Nutcracker Tea

When: Sunday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m.

Where: Southern Image restaurant

What: Experience an afternoon tea party that includes the cast of the Nutcracker. Guests will enjoy a photo opportunity with the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Nutcracker and other characters. Be sure to visit the Nutcracker gift shop and participate in raffles and other free gifts to be given.

Info: Call Jan Bass at 756-6459.

Historic Society Christmas Banquet

When: Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m.

Where: Fort McAllister State Park Group Shelter

What: This annual Christmas banquet is a catered event, open to the public. There will be raffles and door prizes, including an Eco Tour prize from Salty Dawg Charters.

Info: Tickets are $15. Call the banquet chair at 756-4155 or 660-1100; contact the Historic Society at 756-3697 or; and stop by the Historic Society to purchase tickets.

24th Annual Pembroke Christmas Festival and Parade

When: Saturday, Dec. 8, starting at 9 a.m.

Where: Downtown Pembroke

What: Arts, crafts and food booths offer a great way to get your Christmas shopping accomplished, entertainment includes school choral groups, solos, dancing, karate and more. The parade starts at 11 a.m. and will include dignitaries, ROTC unit, beauty queens, bands, Shriners, marching units, antique tractors, motorcycles, classic cars, horses, floats, decorated bikes and Santa.

Info: Call Barbara DuBose at 653-2231.

Winter Muster and Battle

When: Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: See the last days of Confederate activity at the fort. The March to the Sea will be reenacted at 4:30, followed by a Candle Lantern Tour at 5 p.m. The parade of boats will start at the Fort McAllister State Park pier and run out to the point beginning at 6:30; a free shuttle will run people from the fort to the marina. Once the last boat passes, there will be big a fireworks display.

Info: Call the fort at 727-2339 or John at 547-0149.

The American Legion Post 164 Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Party

When: Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

What: Post 164, Pembroke, is having their Christmas party and are encouraging the spouses and children of deployed servicemen who live in the local area to attend. Members are asked to bring a covered dish; meats, breads, beverages, etc. will be provided by the post. It’s been rumored that Santa will be making an appearance early in the evening. All active duty spouses are asked to RSVP and provide the first names and ages of children they will be bringing, for an accurate count of event attendees.

Info: Call any of the following numbers for more information and to RSVP: 653-4958, 653-4933, 653-5878, or 653-5476.

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