Kids Summer Movie Programs 2017

It’s hot outside, and you want to treat your kids to a few hours of fun without breaking the bank, right?  It might be 100 degrees outside this Summer, but for as little as $1 we can enjoy a kid friendly movie in a nice air conditioned theater for a few hours! Here are some of the national and regional Kids Summer Movie programs and details for 2017. I will update this list as I find more.

Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. Check here to see what date your local Regal theater is starting their Summer Movie Express.

All movies start at 10 AM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and are rated PG

Savannah, Georgia area your Summer Movie Express starts June 6th!

Movie Express 2017 Movies:

Kung Fu Panda 3
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Ice Age: Collision Course
The Boxtrolls
Ratchet and Clank
The Adventures of Tintin
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
The Lego Batman Movie
Monster Trucks
The Secret Life of Pets
Rio 2
Kubo and the Two Strings
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Happy Feet Two

Georgia Theater Company (theaters across Georgia)

2017 Summer Kid Show Series this June and July!  The series will run from Tuesday, June 6th to Thursday, July 27th.  One feature will play each week on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  Features start promptly at 10:00am and doors open at 9:15am.

Admission: $1.50
Drinks: $1.50
Popcorn: $1.50

Participating GTC Locations:

– Gateway Cinemas
– Valdosta Cinemas
– Galleria Mall Cinemas
– Houston Lakes Cinemas
– Mall Cinemas
– Heart of Georgia
– Commerce Cinemas
– Pooler Cinemas
– Habersham Hills Cinemas
– Sumter Cinemas
– Danville Cinemas
– Brooksville Cinemas
– Park 12 Cinemas
– University Cinemas
– Glynn Place Cinemas
– Island Cinemas
– Evans Cinemas
– Liberty Cinemas
– Moultrie Cinemas
– Kings Bay Cinemas


The Summer Movie Clubhouse is a ten-week program of recently released G and PG films for kids. The cost is $1 per person per movie at the door the morning of the program. A ten-week series punch card is available at the theatre box office or online at for $5, while supplies last, at participating theatres.

2017 Movies:

The LEGO Batman Movie
The Iron Giant
Shrek The Third
The Angry Birds Movie
The Secret Life of Pets
Hotel Transylvania 2


Royal Cinemas

Doors open at 9:15 am (movies start at 10 am). Both movies will play on Tuesday & Thursday of that week. $1 Admission, $2 Popcorn, 46 oz, & $2 drinks, 16 oz.

Movies for 2017 Series

5/30 & 6/1 : Storks

6/6 & 6/8 Kung Fu Panda 3

6/13 & 6/15 The LEGO Batman Movie

6/20 & 6/22 Ice Age: Collision Course

6/27 & 6/29 The Angry Birds Movie

7/4 & 7/6 Ratchet and Clank

7/11 & 7/13 Sing

7/18 & 7/20 Pets

7/25 & 7/27 Trolls




Savannah Area Vacation Bible Schools 2017

This list is a big hit every year. Here are the Savannah Area Vacation Bible Schools for 2017! If you know of any more please let me know and we will add them to this list. As I get more information I will update the ones I have (at the bottom of the list with more information, and move them up). This list is by date order:

Savannah Area Vacation Bible Schools 2017!

(If you know of any more please let me know and we will add them to this list)

Vacation Bible Schools In the Savannah Area:

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church
May 30-June 2
9:00 a.m. til 12:00 pm
Register Here

Christ Church Episcopal
Music Week
May 30th – 6/2
4 -K – 5th grade 9 am – 11:30 am
Singing, Instruments, Games, and Snacks!
Register Here

Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church
June 4th – June 9th
6 pm – 9 pm
$15 per child that includes dinner every night, a VBS t-shirt, and a music cd
Register Here

Trinity Lutheran Church
June 5 – 9 from 9:00 a.m. til 12:00 pm
Ages: 2 – Middle School
Activities include age appropriate crafts, music, games, drama, snack and classroom activities.
Middle school children (who have completed grade six) will be given a choice of fishing with Mr. Mike or field trips with Mr. Al.Snacks are served daily.
Registration forms will be available May 1st in the Church Office and Narthex. Registration is limited to the first 100 children.
Register Here

First Presbyterian Church of Savannah
June 5 – 9
9:00 a.m. til 12:00 pm
Ages: 3 – Rising 5th graders
Register Here

First Baptist Church of the Islands
June 5 – 9
6:00-8:30 p.m
Rising Kindergarten Students to those just completing 5th Grade.
Register Here

Bull Street Baptist Church
June 5 – 9
9:00 a.m. til 12:00 pm
Ages 3 through 12
Contact Parker Moore at 912.236.1511

First Baptist Church
June 5 – 9
9:00 a.m. til 12:15 pm
Register Here

St. George’s Episcopal Church
Vacation Bible School
June 6 – 9
5:45 – 8 pm
Call: (912) 925-6517

Alpha United Methodist Church of Bloomingdale
June 11 – June 15
Ages 3 – 10
Register Here

Chevis Oaks Baptist Church
June 11 – 15
6 pm – 9 pm
Register Here

Woodlawn Baptist Church
June 11 – 15
5:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Pre-K through Adults
Register Here

Isle of Hope Methodist Church
June 12th – 16th
9:00 – 12:00
Children 3yrs through 5th Grade
Register Here

Calvary Baptist Temple
June 12-16
9 am – 12 pm
Galactic Starveyors
VBS is open to children who have finished 4 years through Finished 5th Grade
(912) 351-2288
Register Here

Wesley Gardens Retreat Center on Moon River (Burnside Island)
June 12 – 16 from 9-12 noon
K-current 5th graders
$10 per child
Register Here   Contact Julie Tisinger at 912-232-0191 ext. 209 or

St. Anne’s Catholic Church (Richmond Hill)
10550 Ford Avenue
June 12 – June 16
9 am – 1:15 pm
More Details
Call: 912-756-3343 to Register

Grace Community Church
June 12 – June 16
9 am – 12:30 pm
K-5th Graders
Register Here

First Jerusalem MBC
June 12 – June 16
Contact: (912) 232-2444

Windsor Forest Baptist Church 
June 13 – June 16
9 am – 11:30 am
Ages 4 thru 12th grade
Register Here

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
June 19 – 23 from 6 pm – 8 pm
Children 4 years old through rising 4th graders (completed 3rd grade)
$15 per child
We will meet at 6:00 for a lite supper and opening.  Then we will explore how to be good neighbors through Art, Music and Drama.
Register Here

St. James Catholic Church
June 19  – June 23
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
$35 for one child $60 for 2, $85 for 3 or more
Register Here

Ferguson Ave. Baptist Church
June 19 – June 23
Vacation Bible School, Operation Arctic: June 19 – 23
Older Children’s Camp: July 24 – 27
Music Camp: Wednesday Nights, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., begins June 28
Call (912)355-0949  for more information

North Salem Baptist Church
June 25 – June 29
6 pm – 9 pm
More details

White Bluff Presbyterian Church
June 26 – June 30 from 9 a.m. – Noon.
No charge! All children age 18 months through completed 6th graders.
For more information:
Call 912-927-1731, or e-mail

Isle of Hope Baptist Church
June 26 – 30
9:00 – 12:00
Register Here

Kirk o’ the Isles Presbyterian Church
Dates: 6/10, 6/24, and 7/15
Lake Mayer Park Community Center and Playground.
Join us for outside fun, snacks, and a fun Bible lesson.
Register Here

Wilmington Island United Methodist Church
July 9th – July 13th
6 pm – 8:30 pm
Ages 3 – 5th grade
Cost is $12 which includes a T-shirt and Music CD. Additional family members are $10 each
Register Here

The CrossRoad Baptist Church
July 9th – July 12th
6 pm – 8:30 pm
Pre-School (ages 3-5), Elementary (K-5th) , and Youth (6-12th)
Games, Craft and Fun! Dinner will be provided.
Register Here

Islands Christian Church
July 9th – July 12th
5:45 pm – 9 pm
Ages 3 – 5th grade
Each night begins with dinner for all volunteers and kids at 5:45. All of our VBS fun kicks off at 6:15.
Register Here

Saint Peter the Apostle Church
July 10th – July 14th
Little Ones: Ages 3 years -6th Grade
Your child will be in the Grade that he/she just COMPLETED!
Cost is $25 per child

Immanuel Baptist Church
7375 Hodgson Memorial Dr
Vacation Bible School (Age 3 to rising 6th graders)
July 17 – 21 2017
9 am until 12:30 pm
Register Here

New Beginnings Church
July 24-28
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Register Here

Coastal Community Christian Church
July 30-August 2
Call Claudia Rantz for more details– 912-756-3455

St Frances Cabrini 
NO Vacation Bible School Offered for 2017

Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church
June 12th – 16th
9:00 – 12:00
Registration Closed

Will update when information is available: 

Central Church of Christ
No Details Yet
Link to VBS Page

Ardsley Park Baptist Church
Submerged Finding Truth Below The Surface
6 pm – 8:30 pm
Register  Here

White Bluff United Methodist Church
Questions: Ms. Butler 925-9347
Register Here

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church
608 Hampton St. Savannah, GA 31405
Contact the church at 912-354-1534 for more details or to have a registration form mailed.

St. John’s Church
Not Announced Yet
Register Here 

Little Bryan Missionary Baptist Church
Not Announced Yet
Register Here
Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church
Not Announced Yet
Register Here

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
155 Goshen Rd Rincon
Register Here


Savannah: Super Museum Sunday 2017


As a reminder, Sunday (2/5), is Super Museum Sunday! What is Super Museum Sunday? It’s where many historical institutions in our area open their doors for FREE! This is a great way for families to explore and learn together! Most of the sites will be participating between the hours of 12 pm and 4 pm. Pack a picnic lunch, get the family together and have fun! We do this every year, choosing to explore a new place each time. Here are the places that are participating this year in the Savannah area:

Andrew Low House Museum

Battlefield Memorial Park

Beach Institute African American Cultural Center (3 pm – 6 pm)

Bethesda Academy’s William H. Ford, Sr. Museum & Visitors Center

Bloomingdale History Museum and Visitors Center

Bonaventure Historical Society (Tours at 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.)

Congregation Mickve Israel (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Davenport House Museum

First African Baptist Church (1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m)

First Bryan Baptist Church (2 pm – 4 pm)

Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Foundation, Inc. (1 pm – 4 pm)

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Old Fashioned Holiday Celebrations at State Parks


If shopping-mall Santas and crowded parking lots have your family saying “bah-humbug,” plan an outing to one of Georgia’s State Parks or Historic Sites. Dozens of parks across Georgia are hosting old-fashioned holiday celebrations that will remind you of yesteryear. Here are a few in our area:


Metro Atlanta

A Civil War Christmas at Pickett’s Mill

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site – Dallas, GA

Gather the family and join us at our 1850s log cabin to help decorate the tree. Civil War soldiers will be home for the holidays. The cabin will be the setting as period reenactors demonstrate farm life, chores and celebrations of the period. Play with the toys pioneer children would have enjoyed. $3.00 – $5.50. 770-443-7850.


Christmas at Red Top’s Cabin

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Red Top Mountain State Park – Acworth, GA

Yuletide celebrations of the 1800s come to life as demonstrators take you back in time to Christmas at the Vaughan cabin. Play with the pioneer toys that would have been given as presents. Santa will be available for photos and Christmas visits. Help decorate the Christmas tree and see dinner cooked in the fireplace. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.


Holiday Elf Hike

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Panola Mountain State Park – Stockbridge, GA

Elf tired of sitting on a shelf? Fresh air is good for our magical friends too. Bring your elf, doll or favorite stuffed friend for a hike and craft. Get a goody bag and hot cocoa for you, and a special gift for your elf. Must register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.


Coastal Georgia

Hofwyl Plantation Christmas

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site – Brunswick, GA

This magical experience will demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated on a Southern rice plantation during the 1850s. Take a candlelit stroll down the old carriage road and enjoy candlelit tours of an antebellum plantation house. There will be hot wassail and cookies, Civil War reenactors, Christmas carols and a special appearance by Santa Claus. $5-$10. 912-264-7333.


Colonial Christmas at Fort King George

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Fort King George Historic Site – Darien, GA

Join the Friends of Fort King George for a traditional dinner in the soldier’s barracks, followed by a cannon firing. Reservations required. $40. 912-437-4770.


Luminary Night with Mrs. Claus

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Skidaway Island State Park – Savannah, GA

Bring your children and pets and join Mrs. Claus for a special night. Enjoy a walk along our enchanted luminary trail and take a hayride around the park. Sip on hot chocolate while decorating cookies and making holiday crafts. All activities are $2 per person. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.


Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah, GA

Participate in caroling, burning of the yule log, dancing to live period music and other holiday observances of the colonial period, plus games and refreshments. $4.50-$10. 912-353-3023.


Middle & South Georgia

Seminole Tour of Lights

December 1 – 26, 2016, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Seminole State Park – Donalsonville, GA

Drive through the park decorated like a Winter Wonderland filled with holiday lights. $5 parking. 229-861-3137.


Christmas at A.H. Stephens

Fridays, Saturday, Sundays, December 2-23, 2016, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

A.H. Stephens State Park – Crawfordville, GA

Tour the new 10-acre event field and visitor center area which has been beautifully decorated by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.


Candy Cane Express Train Ride

Friday, December 2, 2016, 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

SAM Shortline Train at Georgia Veterans State Park – Cordele, GA

Enjoy a popular excursion with an hour and ten minute layover in Plains. The town will be all dressed in its Christmas wrapping and ready for your visit. Free candy canes for every passenger! Santa will be aboard for the ride. Additional holiday rides are planned through December. 229-276-0755.


Christmas on the Pond

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

General Coffee State Park – Nicholls, GA

Visit with Santa, enjoy storytelling, hayrides, a marshmallow roast and homemade refreshments. Santa will arrive at 6 p.m.and be available until 8:30 p.m. Hayrides will start at 5:30 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. Donations appreciated. Hayrides 50 cents. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.


Candlelight Christmas

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Jarrell Plantation Historic Site – Juliette, GA

Take a nightly stroll by candlelight and enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas. You will have the chance to visit two of the historic homes of the Jarrell family and enjoy natural greenery and homemade decorations along with warm cider and cookies. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.


Breakfast with Santa Train Ride

Saturday, December 24, 2016, 10:15 a.m. to 11:35 a.m.

SAM Shortline Train at Georgia Veterans State Park – Cordele, GA

Enjoy a special breakfast meal and train ride over Lake Blackshear with Santa aboard the SAM Shortline Train. Includes meal and games and activities at the depot. $19.99-$29.99 229-276-0755.


Northern Georgia

Holiday on the Hill

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-25, 2016, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

James H. Floyd State Park – Summerville, GA

Enjoy a drive through a winter wonderland at the picnic area by the lake. Several lit scenes will grace the roadside as we welcome the coming of the holiday season. If you would rather walk, park at the office and cross the boardwalk into the festivity of lights. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.


Christmas at the Gorge

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Tallulah Gorge State Park – Tallulah Falls, GA

Come and see Santa, make crafts, enjoy Christmas music and have a snack here at the park. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.


Christmas by Candlelight

Friday, December 9, 2016, and Saturday, December 10, 2016, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Chief Vann House Historic Site – Chatsworth, GA

In 1805, Cherokee Chief James Vann opened his new brick mansion to the Moravian missionaries to hold one of the first Christmas celebrations in the Cherokee Nation. To honor this tradition, visitors are invited to enjoy the sights and sounds of a 19th century Christmas in one of America’s best-preserved Cherokee Indian homes. $5.50 – $6.50 706-695-2598.


Caroling Through the Park

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Victoria Bryant State Park – Royston, GA

What’s better than Christmas parties? How about caroling hayrides, homemade ornaments, hot chocolate and pictures with Santa? $2 for hayride $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Photo courtesy of Chief Vann House 


Bass Pro Shop: FREE Santa’s Wonderland!!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..I’ve mentioned this before. but wanted to remind you again about the FREE Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops. Bass Pro has dedicated a large section of their store to make a FREE Wonderland for kids. This is a great activity for young and older kids to participate it, bonus it’s all FREE! Below, you will find all of the activities, dates, and times. Make it a family event and go have fun!


  • Get a FREE 4×6 studio-quality photo in-store (11/14 – 12/24)
  • FREE Wooden Picture Frame through December 15th when you have your picture taken with Santa
  • FREE Outdoor Plush Buddy Backpack Clip for kids who visit Santa’s Wonderland from 5  pm – 7 pm only. A different clip is available each week. Collect all 7! Monday thru Friday ONLY! While supplies last.


Arts & Crafts

FREE CRAFTS Mon–Fri, 5–7pm & Sat & Sun, Noon–5pm

  • Color a hanging canvas (11/28 – 12/4)
  • Decorate a 2017 calendar  (12/5 – 12/11)
  • Color a ceramic ornament (12/12 – 12/18)
  • Decorate a giant toy bag (12/19-12/23)
  • Decorate a cookie for Santa (12/24)

Activities in Wonderland

  • Laser Arcade
  • Moving Trains
  • Activity Tables
  • RC Trucks
  • Foam Toy Arcade
  • Big Dig Excavation Area
  • Lincoln Logs Building Area