Here’s your 2018 USPS, FedEx and UPS holiday shipping deadline guide

According to the National Retail Federation, Black Friday will remain the busiest shopping day this holiday season with 116 million planning to shop.

  Richmond Hill Fire Department helps local families, kids with Operation Christams

Greenbriar Children’s Center wrapping gifts at Oglethorpe Mall

Good News: 100 Children’s Foundation hands out gifts at Children’s Hospital

Good News: SCCPSS students performing lunchtime serenades

‘The Journey’ continues at Savannah’s Compassion Christian Church

Stolen Christmas decorations found in another yard in Walterboro, SC

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Christmas on the River event rescheduled due to expected rainy weather

Shipping deadlines for the holiday season

Project Evans Hope gathers toys, food for residents

Military members get to go home for the holidays

Santa’s Pantry feeding public school students over winter break

Volunteers wrap gifts for seniors in Savannah

City of Savannah celebrates Hanukkah

The City of Savannah hosted it’s Hanukkah celebration Monday night.

List of Christmas parades canceled, postponed due to potential rain Saturday

The threat of rain is putting a damper on some of the local Christmas parades that were planned for Saturday.

Hinesville set to hold 22nd annual Illuminated Christmas Parade

The 22nd annual Hinesville Illuminated Christmas Parade will take place Friday, Nov. 30.

Town of Bluffton prepping for annual tree lighting, Christmas Parade

The Town of Bluffton is prepping for a big weekend of Christmas spirit.

  Good News: Chatham County Sheriff’s Charity

GSU holds 25th Annual Holiday Helpers Tree to brighten holidays

Stop by WTOC for our Toys for Tots donation drive

City of Savannah offering free holiday parking through Dec. 28

Downtown Design District Holiday Walk happening Thursday

Bryan County EMS wants your old Christmas lights

  The White House is decked out for Christmas, decorations unveiled by first lady

The “American Treasures” theme is meant to “honor the nation’s heritage with patriotic symbolism and displays of the country’s landmarks."

PACCI Italian Restaurant host of ‘Miracle on Bay Street’ cocktail fundraiser

PACCI Italian Kitchen + Bar has been chosen as Savannah’s only location for the “miracle pop-up” concept this holiday season.

Cyber Monday shoppers will see more sites charging sales tax

A June ruling gave states the go-ahead to require more companies to collect sales tax on online purchases. Now, more than two dozen have moved to take advantage of the ruling, many ahead of the busy holiday shopping season.

Ways to protect yourself from cyber scams targeting holiday shoppers

You’ll want to be extra cautious as you fork out the cash or swipe your credit card when you’re doing your holiday shopping. The FBI is reminding shoppers that cyber criminals have aggressive and creative ways to steal money and personal information.

Leopold’s offering free pints of ice cream as part of Cyber Monday deal

Leopold’s is offering a pretty “sweet” deal for Cyber Monday.

City of Savannah celebrates holidays with tree lighting and boat parade

The huge Christmas tree on Broughton Street is now fully lit after Saturday’s tree lighting event.

Richmond Hill gearing up for 23rd Annual Christmas Parade

People are pushing the turkey away as we speak and gearing up for Santa to come to town. The City of Richmond Hill will celebrate the start of December with their 23rd Annual Christmas Parade.

Adults want cozy, kids want gross: 4 holiday trends to watch

Cozy sweaters and soft pajamas are in for adults while board games featuring fake poop and pimples are what kids want for the holidays.

City of Savannah reschedules tree lighting to Saturday due to potential wet weather

The holiday season kicks off in Savannah this Friday with the Broughton Street Tree Lighting.

For the best Black Friday deals, shop clothes and electronics

Those braving the long lines this weekend should look for sales on electronics, designer handbags, winter gear and sneakers.

Black Friday deals kick off early with Gray Thursday in the Coastal Empire

Even though Black Friday is known for its door buster deals, the holiday shopping frenzy has grown so much it’s seeped over to Thanksgiving. Some call it Gray Thursday.

Annual TMT Farms light display opens Thursday night

One Bulloch County family uses Thanksgiving to kick off a Christmas tradition of helping others.

Habitat for Humanity enables 143 working families to become homeowners

Habitat for Humanity has been housing people since 1983. It has enabled 143 working families to become homeowners.

Good News: WTOC’s Day of Giving pays off on Thanksgiving

Your generosity has helped make this a Happy Thanksgiving for Coastal Empire families in need.

Shoppers, businesses getting ready for Small Business Saturday in Savannah

Thursday, Savannah city leaders came together with representatives from the Small Business Chamber of Commerce and UGA’s Small Business Development Center to announce the city’s proclamation naming Nov. 24, 2018 Small Business Saturday in Savannah.

WTOC Cookbook: Bari Soash’s Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

A very simple recipe, but it gives you some extra creaminess to your mashed potatoes.

Domestic violence officials cautioning citizens to be extra vigilant during holidays

Domestic violence happens year-round, but victims advocates tell us the holidays can sometimes create strains that add fuel to already dangerous situations at home.

WTOC Cookbook: Romney Smith’s Perfect Pound Cake

Light, fluffy and delicious!

WTOC Cookbook: Grandma Kate’s Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie is a Thanksgiving staple.

Feed the Boro volunteers in Statesboro preparing for Thanksgiving

An army of volunteers in Statesboro helped cook and deliver a holiday meal to those less fortunate on Thursday.

Candler Co. Sheriff’s Office cracking down on drivers using cell phones

The traffic on I-16 in Southeast Georgia is picking up as millions of Americans hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday.

WTOC Cookbook: Cyreia Sandlin’s Caramel Apple Cider Mimosa

This is a great Thanksgiving cocktail to enjoy while watching the parade, cooking the big meal, or even after with a nice slice of Pumpkin Pie!

  Consumer Guide to Holiday Shopping

164-million people nationwide are expected to shop between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday. That’s according to the National Retail Federation. Black Friday remains the busiest of all of those days.

Tanger Outlets in Bluffton preparing for Black Friday shopping crowds

Many people love the food on Thanksgiving, but for a lot of people, they love the Black Friday shopping.

Thanksgiving-themed ice cream arrives just in time to replace turkey with dessert

The company’s artisanal ice cream is handcrafted and using what may seem like strange flavors is its signature.

Watch the first showing of the 2018 Holiday Gift Guide on Thanksgiving morning

The WTOC 2018 Holiday Gift Guide will premiere Thanksgiving Day at 8 a.m.

Celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with a tree lighting on Broughton St.

Christmas will unofficially arrive in Savannah by the end of this week.

Trustees Theater in Savannah to screen holiday movies for free with food donation

The Trustees Theater in downtown Savannah will have special screenings of three family-friendly holiday movies.

‘Deck the Halls’ tree lighting ceremony to be held at Tanger Outlets Savannah, HHI

Tanger Outlets in Savannah Hilton Head Island are hosting a “Deck the Halls” family-friendly event to begin the holiday season.

Fort Pulaski to host post-Thanksgiving field day

Fort Pulaski National Monument will commemorate the 156th anniversary of the Grand Thanksgiving Fete and Festival of 1862 on Friday, Nov. 23.

Tanger Outlets in Bluffton, Savannah participating in ‘Moonlight Madness’ deals

Tanger Outlets in Savannah and Bluffton will be participating in “Moonlight Madness” this Thanksgiving.

Effingham County Sheriff’s Office gives turkeys, not tickets

Instead of handing out tickets, the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office handed out Thanksgiving dinners to give back to reciprocate their thanks to their community.

Feed the Hungry Inc. announces holiday meal schedule

Feed the Hungry Inc. celebrates a decade of serving thousands in need in our community with another season of giving back.

Make savory stuffing cakes with Thanksgiving leftovers

If you're looking for something creative to do with your Turkey Day leftovers, why not make some savory stuffing cakes?

WTOC Boat Parade of Lights set for this Saturday

Get ready for a Christmas parade on the water, Savannah style!

Celebrities judge annual gingerbread reception at the Westin

A yearly holiday tradition was judged on Saturday by a few celebrities.

Check out these links to prepare for Black Friday, Cyber-Monday

After you stuff your face with turkey and pumpkin pie and spend some good quality time with family, don’t miss out on these great Black Friday and Cyber-Monday deals.

10 ‘worst toys’ named by toy safety group

From stuffed unicorns to purple tou-tou-wearing Cabbage Patch Dolls or Nerf ring launchers, gifts that you think may be great under the tree this year may actually pose a potential risk for children, the group said.

United Way Turkey Trot to be held Thanksgiving Day in Savannah

It’s almost time for the 10th Annual United Way Turkey Trot!

Black Friday, Thanksgiving store hours, closures

Plan your Black Friday weekend now with stores that will and won't be open this year!

Thanksgiving air travel to be busiest ever, TSA says

More than 2 million people a day will be traveling Thanksgiving week.

Walmart unveils Black Friday deals

The retailer unveiled its Black Friday ad, which includes big discounts on televisions, laptops, toys, clothes and more.

Walmart has a new plan to help you avoid holiday lines

The retailer plans to allow customers buying bulky items, like TVs and Christmas trees, to complete transactions without navigating cash register lines at the front of the store.

Watching Your Wallet: Budget now for holiday spending

Planning travel and shopping months in advance can pay off in the long run, financial experts say.