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2013 holiday events

See this list of events going on in December and January for the holidays: 

* If you would like to add your event to the list, send the information to community@wtoc.com. This list is updated as events are received.

See links for details on getting safe drive home on New Year's Eve.


AAA/Bud Light offer Tow To Go service during Christmas and New Years in Ga
The program is designed to help discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel. Anyone, AAA member or not, can call for the Tow To Go service from Dec. 20 to Jan. 1. Callers can get a free, confidential local ride for them and their vehicle to within a 10-mile radius by calling (855) 2-Tow-2-Go or (855) 286-9246. Get more info.


Savannah Riverfront New Year's Eve details - To-Go Cup drop.

City of Savannah offers downtown parking discount. Get details.

Chatham Area Transit holiday bus schedule (Christmas & New Year's)
The transit services will be available on Christmas Eve but buses will not run on Christmas Day and CAT offices will be closed. Then for New Years, buses will run on New Year's Eve but not on New Year's Day, and the CAT offices will closed and telephone schedule information and ticket sales will not be available.

Bring One for the Chipper
WHEN: Jan. 4, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Home Depots in Savannah and Pooler, the Dean Forest Landfill, and at the Bacon Park Transfer Station, Savannah.

Annual Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights 
Grand lighting for festival to take place Nov. 26. Families can pack the car with as many people as possible and spend just $25 to see the lights set up along the racetrack.
WHEN: Nov. 29-Jan. 5 (Official opening Nov. 29 at 5:30pm)
WHERE: Grand Prize of America Park, Hutchinson Island, Savannah

New Year's Eve Fireworks
Ring in 2014 at the stroke of midnight. Enjoy the fireworks display from the pier, the beach or anywhere on the east side of the island.  
WHEN: Dec. 31
WHERE: Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion, Tybee Island

Tybee Polar Plunge, Gang of Goofs costume contest
Jump into the Atlantic Ocean for a brisk and refreshing way to start the New Year.
WHEN: New Years Day, Jan. 1, 2014, noon (Gang of Goofs parade starts at 11am)
WHERE: Tybee's North Beach 
REGISTER ONLINE: www.tybeepolarplunge.com before Dec. 28

Union Mission invites the public to Buy One, Give One to help those in need in our community. The busiest shopping day of the season, Black Friday presents great opportunities to give. Shoppers are asked to open their hearts this season and donate items to assist individuals who are striving to rebuild their lives. Donations of men's white dress shirts and steel-toe boots help clients who are seeking employment. Donations of towels, soap, deodorant and lotion assist our clients in emergency shelter, while donations of toys and games bring holiday cheer to the children being helped by Union Mission. All donated items can be dropped off at Union Mission, located at 120 Fahm Street in downtown Savannah, during normal business hours. FOR MORE INFO: Contact Brenda Webber at Union Mission, 912.236.7423.



Grinding of the Greens
Beaufort County residents can bring their old Christmas tree to any county convenience center, yard waste bin, and additional sites at several local businesses during normal center hours. For locations, visit www.bcgov.net and click on the Grinding of the Greens image or contact Carol Murphy, Beaufort County Recycling/KBCB coordinator, at 843.255.2734.

Harbour Town Lights
WHEN: Nov. 29-Jan. 1
WHERE: Harbour Town

Town of Bluffton Hosts Food Drive for Charities

This canned food drive will kick-off Dec. 7 during the Bluffton Christmas Parade. Donations will be accepted at Town Hall during business hours throughout December and distributed to charities that serve greater Bluffton in January. 

The Bluffton Township Fire District will be assisting Santa by escorting him around and showing him the best routes for his Christmas Eve travels. For more information on his schedule and times, please visit www.blufftonfd.com and click on the link.

Holiday Window Contest
Local elementary classes have created original works of art that best depict the holiday season in the Lowcountry, and they will be displayed in various shop windows around Harbour Town.
WHEN: Nov. 29-Jan. 1
MORE INFO: 843.842.1979


Rockin' Lock-in
Cost is $25 per child.
For children 7-13 years of age.
WHEN: Dec. 31, 5pm until 8am on Jan. 1
WHERE: YMCA of Beaufort
REGISTER: In person at the YMCA or by calling 843.522.9622.

13th Annual Polar Bear Swim
WHEN: Dec. 31, 10am
WHERE: Harbour Town Pool
MORE INFO: 843.842.1979

New Year's Eve Celebration
A festive New Year's Eve ball drop from the top of the Harbour Town Lighthouse.
WHEN: Dec. 31; 7pm to Midnight
WHERE: Harbour Town
MORE INFO: 843.842.1979; DINNER RESERVATIONS: 843.842.1999

ABLE Foundation 2013 Ornament Available for the Holidays
All proceeds from the sale of ornaments go to support Camp Treasure Chest.
WHERE: Available a various locations in the greater Beaufort area.
MORE INFO: Contact ABLE at 843.255.6300

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