Daily Sightseeing Cruises, Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch Cruises, Moonlight Entertainment Cruises and more with Savannah Riverboat Cruises. Reservations required. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com.
Girl Scout values and adventures have kept the organization relevant for 100 years. If you’d like to inspire girls to become girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place, consider becoming a Girl Scout volunteer. Choose the opportunity that fits your schedule. Visit gshg.org to learn more.
TUESDAYS – SUNDAYS:
Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Exploring coastal Georgia through play! 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $7.50 per person ages 1 and older. (912) 651-6840 or savannahchildrensmuseum.org.
Toddler 3rd Thursday at Jepson Center, 207 W York St. 10-11:30 a.m. Toddler Third Thursdays are great for parents, grandparents, and caregivers with pre-school children. Designed especially for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their adult companions,this program allows toddlers to explore artwork from Telfair exhibitions and complete a fun-filled art project relating to their tour. A different tour and project will be offered each month. Time to play in ArtZeum is included. $5 per child + adult admission. (912) 790-8823 or telfair.org.
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS:
Thru December 5th! Sunset Cruises at Bull River Marina, 8005 Old Tybee Rd., (Hwy. 80 East). $35 per person/Cash Bar. Call for reservations and times, (912) 897-7300 or bullrivermarina.com.
Fireworks on the River, 9:30 p.m., on Historic River Street. (912) 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.com.
“First Friday for Folk Music,” a production of the Savannah Folk Music Society at First Presbyterian Church at 520 Washington Ave. savannahfolk.org.
Oyster Roast, 7-9:45 p.m. Buckets of oysters, a bar and a band! Enjoy live entertainment, full libations and great food, including tasty grill items for the landlubbers! Join us for an evening of dancing under the stars at our relaxed resort setting. The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Resort Dr. (912) 201 2000 or westinsavannah.com..
Broughton Street is the place to be for some shopping, dining and other activities. Be sure to check out the Broughton Street Facebook page for more information.
“Night Skies – Telescopes at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion” hosted by the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association at sunset. View the night sky through high-powered telescopes, weather permitting. Free. (912) 401-8634 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY:
Train Rides at the Roundhouse Railroad Museum. Call for times. 601 W. Harris St. December 27-30. (912) 651-6823 or chsgeorgia.org.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY:
Cannon Firings at Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. $6.00 for adults, free for children under 6 with a guardian. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. (912) 232-3945 or chsgeorgia.org.
“First Saturday on the River” on Historic River St., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Arts & crafts, live entertainment and family fun. Free and open to the public. (912) 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.com.
The Forsyth Farmers’ Market, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., rain or shine, at the South End of Forsyth Park in Historic Downtown Savannah, a variety of vendors will offer their produce and products to residents and visitors alike. The Forsyth Farmers’ Market vendors offer a variety of local goods including seasonal produce, eggs, honey, pastured meat, bread, cheese, mushrooms, fresh herbs, vegetable sauces, preserves, coffee beans, heirloom seeds and potted plants. forsythfarmersmarket.org.
The Bonaventure Historical Society conducts tours of the historic sections of Bonaventure Cemetery. Tours begin at 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m. and last about an hour. Free, but donations are appreciated. Signs direct visitors to the starting point. No reservations are required. Bonaventure Rd. bonaventurehistorical.org.
DECEMBER 1–JANUARY 1:
Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights! Presented by The Savannah Harbor Foundation, this inaugural drive-through light show features a spectacular arrangement of over 60 larger-than-life light displays around the Road Course on Hutchinson Island. At the end of the show, visitors can park at the Pit and Paddock for nightly bonfires, s’mores and hot chocolate and family-friendly activities on week nights, and a host of special events every weekend. Bring your friends and family again and again to this festive extravaganza that is destined to become Savannah’s biggest annual holiday celebration. Special lighting ceremony with Santa November 23! 6-10 p.m. SavannahHarborFestivalOfLights.com.
Tybee for the Holidays! Please make plans to join the Tybee Island Community for a month long celebration of the holiday season. Starting Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s Day this whimsical paradise will be full of events, activities and special occasions to be enjoyed by Island Locals and You! Holiday lights, a parade, special days to shop, and a jump in the ocean with the “Polar Bears.”
“Let’s Go Pajama Shopping” in Downtown Savannah sponsored by Azalea Inn & Gardens, Green Palm Inn, Dresser Palmer House and Zeigler House Inn! More Information savannahinns.com or email@example.com or by calling any of the four individual inns.
The Greening of the Telfair! Telfair Academy Guild will feature seasonal décor through the history Telfair Academy. Period rooms will be set for holiday dinner with faux food and decorations, as it would have been in the time of Mary Telfair. telfair.org.
Fort Pulaski National Monument will celebrate the holiday season with special children’s holiday workshops. A holiday ornament made of “hard tack”, a cracker made from flour, water, and salt. Space is limited. Reservations are requested. Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. An entrance fee of $5 per person is charged, ages 15 and under are free. Please contact Gloria Swift, Park Ranger, (912) 786-5787 extension 218 or Gloria_Swift@nps.gov or nps.gov/fopu.
Recruiting all Gift Wrap Enthusiasts! Wrap Gifts and Make a Holiday Wish Come True by volunteering at Greenbriar Children’s Center (Oglethorpe Mall/Macy’s Department Store Court) annual Gift Wrap Center this hoilday season. (912) 234-3431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Christmas Tradition! Join The Savannah Theatre as we celebrate the season with this glittering 2-hour spectacular musical performance at the Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. The theatre is transformed into a holiday perfect picture, sharing memories of the Christmas standards that you know and love. Sprinkle in a little comedy and audience participation for the love greatest event of the season. Celebrate the season with this glittering musical spectacular perfect for the whole family, complete with Santa and his tap-dancing reindeer! Sing along some of your favorite tunes such as “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy” and “I’ll be home for Christmas.” $35 adults, $17 child. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com.
The Biblical story of the seductive “Salome” is one of the most enduring in history; the Collective Face Theatre Ensemble, Savannah’s premiere theater company, presents an intimate adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic drama “Salome” at Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Performances are at 8 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7 and 8; plus 3 p.m. matinees Dec. 1, 8 and 9. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and students. (912) 232-0018 or musesavannah.org.
The Armstrong Masquers troupe presents ”Dramarama” an entertaining evening of comic and dramatic songs, scenes, and one-act plays produced by the fall semester directing class at 7:30 p.m. Jenkins Hall Theater. The Masquers perform three distinct sets of productions in repertory. Audience discretion is advised. Not recommended for children. Free admission at the door until all seats are filled. Doors open 30 minutes before performance. 11935 Abercorn St. (912) 344-2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays. Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre.
All Walks of Life and The Department of Cultural Affairs presents “A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and directed by Jonathan Johnson, at 8 p.m. on December 1 and 3 p.m. on December 2, at S.P.A.C.E. Black Box Theatre, 9 West Henry St. Tickets are $12 for adults and children. For ticket information (912) 303-4987 or awolinc.org or email@example.com.
Christmas on the River and Lighted Parade, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. First Saturday Festivities, regional arts and crafts and live Holiday entertainment highlights this Multicultural Holiday Celebration! This festival offers unique shopping in an old world setting of charm and history! The official arrival of Ol’ St. Nick and the magic of the Lighted Parade begins Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and courses its way down River, Bay, Abercorn and Broughton Streets! Free & Open to the Public. riverstreetsavannah.com.
AMT hosts the 23rd annual Winterfest Invitational High School Honor Band and Armstrong Wind Ensemble in concert at 7 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Talented high school students from all over the Low Country band together for one impressive concert. Admission is free. 11935 Abercorn St. (912) 344-2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays. Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre.
The Survivor Glam Squad hosts “Diamond Ball” benefitting cancer survivor makeovers aboard the Fashion Fundraiser Cruise setting sail September 30, 2013. The cruise will benefit the American Cancer Society of the Coastal Empire. The goal of the Ball is to have each person who purchases a ticket nominate a local female cancer survivor to go on the cruise. A drawing will be held on the night of the Ball, and that survivor will receive the all-expense paid cruise for two in addition to a Glam Squad Makevoer while aboard. All interested participants and sponsors, contact Jennifer Hagan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday Night Out at the JEA! “The Great Cookie Caper” 6:30-10 p.m. Professor Keebler has just invented the recipe for the world’s greatest cookie! However, before he could introduce them to the world, everything was stolen! Help us solve the mystery of the “The Great Cookie Caper” and locate the ingredients so that we can help Professor Keebler unveil the world’s greatest cookie! 5111 Abercorn St. Click here to register for Saturday Night Out or savj.org.
The Art Show at the JEA, 5111 Abercorn St., will feature the works of Nancy Hudson, Rebecca Hudson, Comer Meadows & Jennifer Meadows. There will be a reception on December 2nd from 4-6 p.m. (912) 355-8111 or savj.org.
Savannah Urban Garden Alliance 4th Annual ‘Tour de Coop’! Ride aboard Old Town trolleys from 1-5 p.m. Trolleys are leaving Southern Pine Company of Georgia at 35th and E. Broad St. Pre-sale tickets $10 per adult and $5 per child. Purchase tickets online sugacentral.org/home/tour_de_coop or at one of the following locations, Brighter Day Health Food Store, Victory Seed and Feed or Thrive a Carryout Café.
Floating Christmas Parade! Join the team at the Crab Shack beginning at 6 p.m. to prepare for the lit festive boat launch at approximately 7 p.m. The hot dog and chili bar will be open from 6–7 p.m. Participation is free with a food donation for America’s Second Harvest and $5 for spectators with a food donation. Awards will be presented when the boats return. (912) 786-7009.
Christmas at Ashantilly! Christmas Open House at “The Old Tabby” in Darien, Georgia. Located on the site of Thomas Spalding’s mainland home, the house will be open from 5-7 p.m. with Christmas cookies, warm beverages and live piano music by Wayne Tate. This year the Center will feature special decorations in Mr. Haynes’ library by Michael Angel of The Shops of 107 Broad in Darien, and living room decorations by Don Sambursky formerly of Lord and Taylor of New York. No charge to attend but donations and new memberships are always welcomed. (912) 437-4473 or email email@example.com or ashantilly.org.
JEA 100 Year Open House Offers Something for Everyone! Community, Kids & Family and Fitness Events. All programs are free of charge celebration our 100 years serving the community. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Join us between 11:30 and 1:30-Stop by for a bite at our Salad and Soup bar PB&Js for the kids). Savannah Jewish Federation, 5111 Abercorn St. (912) 355-8111 or savj.org.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration at Mighty 8th Air Force Heritage Museum, 2 p.m. Pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and honor all those who selflessly served our nation at home and abroad during World War II. There will be patriotic readings and music, and a tribute to Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans. Other events include a Twenty One Gun Salute, Two Bell Ceremony and presentation of a Flower Wreath. This ceremony is co-sponsored by the Savannah Council of the Navy League of the United States and the Fleet Reserve Association. There is no charge and reservations are not required. Gary Johnson (912) 644-7220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deen Family Book Signing, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House. Join Paula, Bobby and Jamie for a book signing at Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House in Savannah from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Only 350 tickets will be given out starting one hour before the book signing. No cameras permitted; a professional photographer will be on site to take your photo. (912) 897-6101 or pauladeen.com/schedule.
DECEMBER 3, 10 & 17:
Join the River Street Riverboat Company for a two hour Holiday Gospel Dinner Cruise with a Southern buffet and live Christmas Gospel music. A cultural and culinary experience your family won’t want to miss! Boards at 6 p.m and sails 7-9 p.m. $42.95, adults; $24.95, children. 9 East River St., (912) 629-2640 or visit savannahriverboat.com.
Savannah Downtown Business Association (SDBA) is delighted to kick off their Social Series with a Holiday Social. 5:30-8 p.m. at Satisfied, 301 W. Broughton St. During the Social, guests will enjoy a silent auction, live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, and two complimentary drink tickets. The cost for members and non-member guests is one toy minimum or $10. All toy donations will benefit the Moses Jackson Community Center. All reservations must be made via the website at SavannahDBA.com.
Savannah Arts Academy’s Department of Dance, 500 Washington Ave., invites you to attend their annual Winter Dance Concert. This is a good way to bring in the holidays and this year we will be featuring a collection of dances by SAA faculty, students and guest artist, Laurie Eisenhower, of the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, including the restaging of Act II of the classic ballet, Swan Lake. Tickets are $10 adults and $6 students and seniors. Child in lap is free. Tickets available online at seatyourself.biz/saa and through the Savannah Arts Academy Box Office (912) 395-5000.
Downtown Design District Holiday Walk, 5:30-9 p.m. Join the 30+ shops in the Downtown Design District of Savannah, starting on Whitaker and Jones St., and work you way around a couple of blocks for late night shopping, food, drinks and surprises! Free. (912) 232-4733.
Join Steal Magnolias for their annual Open House Christmas Party from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Home to 40+ privately owned booths, find the perfect gift for that special person! 800 Habersham St. (912) 236-5583.
Holiday Wine Tasting! Join the food bank and Savannah Wine Cellar for a holiday wine tasting from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This festive affair features 6 to 8 wines for tasting with appetizers by BoneFish Grill and Gigi’s Cupcakes! (912) 236-6750 or America’s Second Harvest of Costal Georgia.
Tybee Arts Association Christmas Art Show! Last minute Christmas shopping? Fifteen local artists will display their work, including jewelry, pottery, paintings, fiber arts, sculpture, prints, art quilts, glass art, photography, and much more. Fri., 6-9 p.m. meet the artist reception, Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bring a non-perishable food or cash donation and get a raffle ticket for an artist’s basket filled with small works by the artists. 7 Cedarwood Dr. (912) 786-5920 or email@example.com
All Walks of Life and The Department of Cultural Affairs presents “A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and directed by Jonathan Johnson, at 8 p.m. on December 7 & 8 and 3 p.m. on December 9, at S.P.A.C.E. Black Box Theatre, 9 West Henry St. Tickets are $12 for adults and children. For ticket information (912) 303-4987 or awolinc.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Savannah Childrens Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr., presents My Fair Lady! Featuring beloved songs like I Could Have Danced All Night, Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, and Get Me to the Church on Time, Eliza Doolittle’s spectacular ride through the English language (and English society) will warm your heart during these chilly winter months. $15 for Adults, $12 for Children, Students, Seniors & Military. Dec., 7 & 8 at 7 p.m. and Dec., 9 at 3 p.m. (912) 238-9015 or savannahchildrenstheatre.org.
River Street Riverboat Company, Civil War Experience Cruise – 7-10 p.m. $84.95 adults/$39.95 children 12 and under. 9 East River St., (912) 629-2640 or visit savannahriverboat.com.
“Die Hard” (1988) at the Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. 7 p.m. Admission to this film is a donation to Free Fab’rik. Eligible items include school-friendly clothing such as dresses, jeans, tops, jewelry and accessories. In addition to seeing the film, you will also receive a 20%-off card to use at Fab’rik Savannah. (912) 525-5050.
City Market Holiday Open House, 6-9 p.m., at City Market Courtyard. Free. Explore the beauty of holiday decorations including hundreds of lights and more than 500 luminaries in the courtyard. Enjoy Christmas carolers, visit with Father Christmas and sample holiday treats in the shops. (912) 232-4903 or savannahcitymarket.com.
LIGHTS ON FOR TYBEE! 6:30-9 p.m. at Tybrisa / Strand area. Tybee’s annual tree lighting celebration with holiday joy and excitement. Enjoy downtown with singing, dancing and more.
First Friday On Broughton – Broughton Street is the place to be this Friday, for tons of Holiday fun. Christmas carolers will be out and about as patrons enjoy entertainment, refreshments, and holiday shopping along Broughton Street. The Philharmonic choir will be delighting shoppers by singing carols along Broughton Street and in several of the shops from 6:45 – 8 pm. Many stores along Broughton Street will remain open after-hours from 6-9 p.m., and several will also have special offers. Be sure to check out the Broughton Street Facebook page for more information.
Holiday Open House, Compass Prints/Ray Ellis Gallery to release three new limited edition prints, Crab Factory, Old Oak and Hunting for Quail by Ray Ellis! 4-8 p.m. The Ray Ellis Gallery, 205 W. Congress St. (912) 234-3537 or email@example.com.
DECEMBER 8 & 9:
38th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes, Sat., 11 a.m. & 5 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 p.m., our guests will have the opportunity to a see a selection of Savannah’s most prestigious Historic Inns on our Inn Tour. Home Tour $35; Inn Tour $20. Take a peek into homes and inns located in Savannah’s Historic Landmark District. Properties featured on each tour vary in size, architectural styles and periods representing the full range of Savannah’s historic downtown neighborhoods. They are decorated according to the owner’s personal style and holiday tradition. (912) 308-6755 or dnaholidaytour.com.
TYBEE ISLAND CHRISTMAS PARADE! 1 p.m. Celebrate and share the joy of the holiday season as participants parade from 14th Street to the Tybee Island Gym during the annual Christmas Parade.
“Love Actually” (2003) at the Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. 7 p.m. Admission to this film is a donation to Free Fab’rik. Eligible items include school-friendly clothing such as dresses, jeans, tops, jewelry and accessories. In addition to seeing the film, you will also receive a 20%-off card to use at Fab’rik Savannah. (912) 525-5050.
Holiday Cottage Tour! Take time during the holiday rush to view “shabby chic” historic Tybee Island cottages as restored by the famous interior designer, Jane Coslick. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. When imagination, colors, historic cottages and Jane’s vision combine the results are phenomenal! The cost is only $30 and proceeds benefit Savannah Humane Society’s Low Cost Community Spay/Neuter Clinic. (912) 695-0724.
Savannah Santa Train, Savannah’s only Polar Express themed event. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Pajama-clad guests will be invited to ride our very own #30 steam engine that is decked out for Christmas, meet Santa, participate in holiday crafts, and much more. $5 per person to view or to ride $15 per child, $15 per non-member adult, $10 per member adult. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for the viewing of The Polar Express due to limited seating in our historic theater. Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd.
Yuletide Jam! Bands, Bands, Bands! This joyous jam session is held in loving memory of Patrick Ansley Williams and benefits the food bank. Catch the spirit of the season at this jam-packed with talent full day celebration. Noon until 2 a.m. at Tubby’s Tankhouse in historic Thunderbolt. Bands will be performing LIVE on 3 stages over a time period of 14 hours. (912) 236-6750 or America’s Second Harvest of Costal Georgia.
The Visit Savannah, Tourism Leadership Council & Savannah Riverfront Holiday Celebration, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Vic’s on the River. $35 per person ($5 a car for valet parking. Proceeds will benefit America’s Second Harvest. Contact Kim Rodenberg (912) 644-6426 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Savannah Children’s Choir presents Holiday Radio Hour, 4 p.m. at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 E. Henry St. (corner of Waters Ave.). Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students, seniors and military personnel. (912) 412-2833 or savannahchoir.org.
The Young Professionals of Savannah 7th Anniversary Party to benefit the Savannah Children’s Choir. 6-9 p.m. at Congress Street Social Club, 411 W. Congress St. Great networking opportunity for guests as they enjoy live entertainment, several raffle items, one complimentary drink ticket, and hors d’oeuvres. $15 for YPS members, $20 for non-members, and $35 for a pair. All proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships benefit the Savannah Children’s Choir Scholarship Fund. ypsav.net.
The Tourism Leadership Council, Savannah Riverfront and Visit Savannah Holiday Celebration! An exciting location to be revealed soon! 5:30-7:30 p.m. $35 per person. Proceeds will benefit the America’s Second Harvest. email@example.com or (912) 232.1223 or tourismleadershipcouncil.com.
Holiday Pops: The Festive Season! 7:30 p.m. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 222 East Harris St. $36, $55 and $100. Enliven your holiday spirit at the fastest selling concerts of the year, the Savannah Philharmonic’s Holiday Pops concerts at the beautiful St. John the Baptist Cathedral. Enjoy sing-along carols and seasonal classics from “The Nutcracker,” “Skaters Waltz,” “Sleigh Ride,” “O Holy Night,” “Hallelujah Chorus”…only the very best of the best! Book early! (912) 525-5050 or visit savannahphilharmonic.org.
Fort Pulaski Candlelantern Tours! Fort Pulaski will commemorate the Confederate Nog party of 1861. The long-lived Savannah tradition will continue this year with night-time tours of the historic fort by candlelight and oil lamps. Visitors will have the unique experience of a guided tour for the fort by moonlight. Hot cider and cookies, music, caroling and night-time weapons firings will allow visitors to re-live the festive occasion. Advance reservations are required for this year’s event. $5 per adult. Children 15 and under are free, but reservations must also be made for children. U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. (912) 786-5787 or nps.gov/fopu.
“It’s A Wonderful Life” (1946) at the Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. 7 p.m. $5 admission. This film is eligible for use with the Lucas Theatre Movie Pass. (912) 525-5050 or online.
Join The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia and the Andrew Low House for a Tree Planting Ceremony, 10 a.m. 342 Drayton St. (912) 233-1828 or nscdaga.org.
Pine Bows and Holy Swags – Victorian Christmas Gaslight Tours, 6:45 p.m. at Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace. $15. Enjoy a special evening in the elegant Birthplace of Juliette Low. Sing carols in the parlor and visit the grand home in the glittering low light. Let imagination transport you back to Christmas past. The home is a must-see destination, especially for rare evening tours. Travel back to the gaslight era. By reservation only. (912) 233-4501 or juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org.
3rd Annual Reindeer Run, 9 a.m., at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. $30/$35. Come dressed as your favorite holiday character, Santa Claus, an elf, a reindeer, a candy cane, a Christmas tree, etc. and win a prize! The four best holiday-themed costumes will win the contest and will be judged on costume, not race results. Winners must race in their costume and finish the race. After the race there will be a chili cook-off with the best local chili for all to taste. “Celebrity Judges” will choose the winner! The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center (Savor Savannah) will provide coffee, hot chocolate, and hot cider. (912) 233-3000 or fleetfeetsavannah.com/reindeer-run.
6th Annual Tybee Island Toure de Lights Bike Parade! Light up your bikes and homes and come to Tybee Island for a night of holiday fun! The Toure de Lights event will kick off at A-J’s Dockside with a bike line-up and awards ceremony, with prizes for the best bike and home decorations. The Toure de Lights parade will begin at A-J’s Dockside and end at Marlin Monroe’s. Registration forms are available at A-J’s and Tim’s Beach Gear. All event proceeds benefit the Rising Tyde Community Food Pantry. $10 entry fee. (912) 786-4801.
Drop ‘n Shop at Oatland Island Wildlife Center! 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wondering how you are going to get all of your shopping and last minute errands finished in time for the holidays? Let us help you! While you are off finishing your many errands, your child will be hiking with an Oatland guide, playing games, making holiday themed crafts and enjoying a live animal encounter. All of this topped off with a snack and holiday movie! Let the kids have fun at Oatland while you get your holiday shopping tied in a bow of accomplishment! Reservations Required. $25 per Child, additional Siblings $15 each. 711 Sandtown Rd. (912) 395-1212 or oatlandisland.org.
Santa comes to Savannah Harley-Davidson! 2-4 p.m. Visit Savannahhd.com for more information.
The Liberty County Community & Area Mass Choir will be presenting Christmas Concerts at The First United Methodist Church, 203 North Main St., in Hinesville. 7 p.m. Come and join singers in the community and area as they present “MARY DID YOU KNOW” All ages are welcome. The mass choir has been presenting free music programs to the community and area since 2003. Join in on Tuesday evenings for rehearsals at 7-8 p.m. Ronald Calhoun, (912) 313-2375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Savannah Downtown Business Association and the City of Savannah for Holidays on Broughton Street, 12–7 p.m. for tons of holiday fun for the whole family. Broughton Street will be closed between Drayton Street and Bull Street during this time as several musical performances will take place on an outside stage. Enjoy performances by Savannah Dance Festival, Savannah Arts Academy Choir, Savannah Arts Academy Jazz Band, and a Holiday Movie at the Trustees Theatre. Be sure to check out the Broughton Street Facebook page for more information.
Big Band Holiday Spectacular at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Dr., 6:30 p.m. Hear Jeremy Davis & The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra perform all your favorite jazzy holiday tunes from Andy Williams, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Harry Connick Jr. and more! Pre-show dinner available at Aqua Star: 3 gourmet courses for $30! And stick around after the show for a free, exclusive viewing of the Festival of Lights (SavannahHarborFestivalOfLights.com)! Make an entire night of it and enjoy overnight accommodations for just $99. (912) 201-2227 with rate code MADD! Purchase your tickets online now! $35 General Admission (includes two drink tickets). $50 VIP (includes two drink tickets, preferred seating, shared appetizer plate and table service). (912) 201-2249 or equinoxjazz.com.
Visions of Sugar Plums at Fort Pulaski National Monument! 2 to 4 p.m. Children are invited to join park staff in making, molding, and painting the holiday candy know as marzipan! We will also be making special edible holiday ornaments for the enjoyment of our backyard wild friends! Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. An entrance fee of $5 per person is charged, ages 15 and under are free. Space is limited. Reservations are requested. Please contact Gloria Swift, Park Ranger, (912) 786-5787 extension 218 or Gloria_Swift@nps.gov or nps.gov/fopu.
Enjoy the River Street Riverboat Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise. Join us onboard and relax as they do all of the work. Our chef will tempt your tastebuds with an incredible Christmas spread! Boarding at 3 p.m., sails 4-6 p.m. $49.95, adult; $27.95, children. 9 East River St., (912) 629-2640 or visit savannahriverboat.com.
The Coastal Jazz Association invites you to The 37th Annual Holiday Jazz Concert & Jam, Christmas Evening at The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort on Hutchinson Island. 5 p.m. This is the annual CJA fundraiser and will benefit the student scholarship education fund. $15 in advance and $20 at the door. A limited number of tickets will be sold! (404) 997-3281 or coastal-jazz.org.
Special Programming at Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. Come celebrate the three military era of Old Fort Jackson with special programming, including special activities for children and young students. $6.00 for adults, free for children under 6 with a guardian. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (912) 232-3945 or chsgeorgia.org.
Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight at the Davenport House, 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. with the last presentation beginning at 8 p.m. 324 E. State St. $8 adults in advance, $10 at the door, $5 children in advance, $7 at the door. Glistening by candlelight, the Federal-style home welcomes visitors to an experience emphasizing the end-of-year celebrations of early 19th century Savannahians, including the Davenport household, who lived in the fine brick home on Columbia Square. Light refreshments, music and skilled interpreters, who show visitors through the home, are among the highlights of the presentation. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms. (912) 236-8097 or davenporthousemuseum.org.
The community is invited to attend Alive in Savannah, a three-day, family-friendly event featuring a fitness competition, relay races, live music, inflatables, a rock climbing wall, 5K, 10K and 1/4 mile races, and more. The festivities begin on Saturday, and culminate with a New Year’s Eve celebration on Monday. All events will take place at Grand Prize Park on Hutchinson Island, and tickets are $25-$60. Visit aliveinsavannah.com for more information and to register.
River Street Riverboat Company invites you on board for their New Year‘s Eve Party Cruise. The most unique party in the Savannah! Includes a 2 ½ hour cruise, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, party favors, midnight champagne toast and cash bar on board. Advance reservations required. $59.95, adults 21 years old and older. 9 East River St., (912) 629-2640 or visit savannahriverboat.com.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks! Bring in the New Year with a bang! Enjoy the show launched from the Tybee Pier at the stroke of midnight at one of Tybee’s many restaurants and bars, or watch it from the beach. It promises to be spectacular!
For those who would like to spend a relaxing New Year’s Eve and avoid the large crowds. Join the crew on the River Street Riverboat for their New Year’s Eve dinner cruise. Boarding at 6 p.m., sailing 7-9 p.m. $49.95, adults; $27.95, children. Advance reservations required. 9 East River St., (912) 629-2640 or visit savannahriverboat.com.