Holidays HQ

  Another Savannah Fourth of July celebration in the books

  Fourth of July brings large crowds to Tybee Island

  Lowcountry families participate in Bluffton Children’s Parade

  Savannah Waterfront Association addresses changes to this year’s July 4 celebration

  Savannah Weekend: Fourth of July celebrations in the Coastal Empire

  Beaufort man mows shape of American Flag into lawn

Continued Coverage

10th Annual Salute from the Shore takes flight on Fourth of July

  City of Rincon kicks off July 4 celebration with 8th Annual ‘Let Freedom Ring’ event

  Tybee Island officials offering safety tips ahead of busy weekend

  Richmond Hill PD prepared for this weekend’s Fourth of July celebration

  GA DNR speaks on boating safety ahead of holiday weekend

  Memorial Day Weekend travel expected to break records

  Chatham Area Transit operating on holiday schedule for Memorial Day

They say their administrative offices will also be closed. However, the ticket window at the Joe Murray Rivers, Jr. Intermodal Transit Center will be open from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

  Tybee Island leaders already preparing for Fourth of July

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer, and plenty of people will spend it on Tybee Island, but members of Tybee Island’s Public Safety Committee members are already planning for the next summer holiday.

  Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in the Coastal Empire, Lowcountry

This weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer, and there’s plenty to do to celebrate.

Check flight arrival and departure times

Savannah/Hilton Head International will soon be bustling with travelers for the Christmas holiday.

  Residents encouraged to recycle old Christmas trees

  2019: New Year’s Eve celebrated around the world

Plenty of options to not drink and drive this New Year’s Eve

  Throngs to pack Times Square for mild, rainy New Year’s Eve

  TMT Farms ends holiday season with over 43 tons of food donations

  Savannah Police emphasize New Year’s Eve safety

  Over two dozen people killed on Georgia roads during Christmas holidays

Georgia State Patrol’s Christmas travel season ends Wednesday night with nearly two dozen people killed on the roads.

  Day after Christmas shopping becoming a trend

If you spent Wednesday in the stores, you’re not alone. Plenty of people went looking for gifts, for others or themselves, while many stores hold over the holiday sales.

  Shoppers taking advantage of holiday bargains

Reduced prices are drawing shoppers out, but surprisingly, the ones we’ve talked to say it hasn’t been that busy.

  Amazon announces record-breaking holiday season

The company’s Echo Dot was among some of the most popular items shipped.

  How to make good on New Year’s resolutions

The key is commitment and consistency.

  Effingham Co. teen pays for homeless man’s hotel room on Christmas Day

An Effingham County teen wanted to do something nice for a homeless man her family knows and tries to help out when they can.

  GSP expecting heavy holiday travel to start back up Wednesday

Georgia State Patrol knows the heavy travel period starts back up Wednesday, but that’s not keeping troopers off the roads on Christmas Day.

  Good News: Christmas lights for a cause

Smith Street in Claxton gets a whole lot brighter this time of year, and that’s because of a lady by name of Reba Vanmeter.

Behind the Front: Tracking Santa with NORAD

On Christmas Eve Santa Claus will be coming to town! And for over 60 years, NORAD has been tracking Kris Kringle’s world tour, giving you the chance to follow along on his journey.

Santa Claus around the world: Gifts on Dec. 6, an old lady delivering them, and other countries’ concepts

A look at some of the Santa Clause substitutes other countries use.

10th annual Feed the Hungry event feeds hundreds

Representative Carl Gilliard and other organizations hosted the 10th annual Savannah feed the hungry event on Sunday. Food, toys and even opportunities for jobs were all part of this event.

  Christmas on the River parade held on River Street

The Savannah Waterfront Association is currently in the middle of one of the biggest holiday events in Savannah. Christmas on the River kicked off on Friday and will continue through Sunday.

Some Savannah businesses say they’ll help keep your packages safe

With Christmas just a few days away, Savannah Police are reminding people to stay vigilant when it comes to keeping your packages out of the hands of others.

  What do to this Savannah Weekend

By this weekend, the weather outside won't be frightful, and Christmas on the River is back on!

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.

  Beaufort County students donate ‘blessing bags’ to the homeless

Students in the Lowcountry are getting into the holiday spirit.

U.S. Military preparing to track Santa’s journey through NORAD

Santa Claus is coming to town in just a few short days!

  Local police offer holiday safety tips for those going out-of-town

With many of you heading out of town for the holidays, local police departments have tips to keep your belongings safe while you’re gone.

  Claxton Bakery booming with Christmas fruitcake sales

Fruit cake sales certainly go up around the holidays, and Claxton proudly considers itself the Fruitcake Capital of the World.

Feed the Hungry holding holiday Christmas dinner events

Savannah Feed the Hungry is holding its 10th annual Holiday Christmas Dinner events.

Helpful tips to avoid feeling overwhelmed during the holidays

Most people are still wrapping up end of the year work and shopping for gifts and it can all become quite overwhelming.

  TMT Farms helps collect 25 tons of food donations with Christmas lights display

One holiday attraction in Bulloch County is helping more than 100,000 visitors celebrate Christmas cheer, while also helping feed those in need all year long.

Shipping and mailing deadlines approaching quickly during busiest week for USPS

Tuesday is the last day to mail anything to a military base or diplomatic location using priority mail express to guarantee it gets there by Christmas. That's anything with an APO, FPO, or DPO address.

  Statesboro PD puts containers out around town for empty Christmas boxes

This may be the season of giving, but crooks see it as a time for taking, too.

Flannery O’Conner house holds open house for Christmas

The childhood home of Flannery O’Conner had a special Christmas open house on Saturday.

  Rape Crisis Center hosts 9th annual Reindeer Run

The Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire hosted the 9th annual Savannah Reindeer Run on Saturday morning at the Savannah Trade and Convention Center.

  Christmas carolers hit Broughton Street to spread holiday cheer

It was feeling a lot like Christmas on Saturday night on Broughton Street!

  SCAD donates toys to Union Mission

Several children will be getting exactly what they want under their trees this Christmas, thanks to SCAD.

  Good News: Santa surprises new employees at Bitty & Beau’s Coffee

Santa had a surprise and an exciting new life experience for the newest members of the Savannah Bitty and Beau’s Coffee team.

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

The Richmond Hill Fire Department is spreading holiday cheer to dozens of local students with Operation Christmas.

  Greenbriar Children’s Center wrapping gifts at Oglethorpe Mall

If you’re one of those people who has two left hands when it comes to wrapping gifts, the Greenbriar Gift Wrap Center has you covered.

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

A local charity visited the Willett Children’s Hospital at Memorial Monday, helping spread cheer among the tiny patients.

  Good News: SCCPSS students performing lunchtime serenades

Christmas is in the air, and so is Christmas music, thanks to local school kids.

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

The very popular Christmas event, ‘The Journey,’ will continue Friday night at Savannah’s Compassion Christian Church.

Stolen Christmas decorations found in another yard in Walterboro, SC

Authorities say a real life grinch stole Christmas lights from a drive-thru display at a Walterboro, South Carolina home.

Christmas on the River event rescheduled due to expected rainy weather

The Christmas on the River event has been rescheduled due to the chance of rain this weekend.

Shipping deadlines for the holiday season

If you want your gifts to get to friends and loved ones on time, you’d better get your shipping strategy together now.

  Project Evans Hope gathers toys, food for residents

Locals in Evans County have gotten together and formed a non-profit organization. Project Evans Hope was just created this year, and the group is already trying to help as many families as they can.

  Military members get to go home for the holidays

Seven lucky families will get to see their loved ones this Christmas.

  Santa’s Pantry feeding public school students over winter break

Santa’s Pantry is collecting non-perishable foods that are easy for kids to eat.

  Volunteers wrap gifts for seniors in Savannah

Several volunteers wrapped thousands of gifts Tuesday to bring joy to area seniors this holiday season.

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

WTOC is partnering with the U.S. Marines on their annual Toys 4 Tots Campaign, but we like to see the wealth shared, especially when it’s shared with children in need.

  GSU holds 25th Annual Holiday Helpers Tree to brighten holidays

Plenty of people across Bulloch County will have a True Blue Christmas they might not have had otherwise.

  Stop by WTOC for our Toys for Tots donation drive

Once again, WTOC is partnering with the Marine Toys for Tots Program to make sure no child goes without this holiday.

City of Savannah offering free holiday parking through Dec. 28

The city of Savannah wants to help you shop local this holiday season.

Downtown Design District Holiday Walk happening Thursday

The streets of Savannah’s downtown design district will be filled with holiday cheer Thursday night.

  Bryan County EMS wants your old Christmas lights

Do you have any old or unused holiday decorations that you don’t plan on using? Bryan County Emergency Services is asking you to donate them to local first responders so they can light up their stations around the county.

  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.