Events: 9th December 2017

16th Annual Savannah Harbor Holiday Series

For lights, amazing gingerbread houses, Christmas activities, holiday treats and more, head over to the Westin across the Savannah River for the 16th annual Savannah Harbor Holiday Series. It will not only feature the South’s best Santa Claus, a world famous Gingerbread Village & Competition, but also daily events from local organizations and holiday treats…

Skatefest

Skatefest returns to the Savannah Civic Center this holiday season for endless family fun! This annual ice skating event offers guests the opportunity to zip around the festive indoor ice rink. Individual skating sessions, and Skatefest Punch Passes are available for purchase at the Savannah Civic Center. Times vary. Closed Dec. 24 and 25 for…

Savannah Philharmonic presents Holiday Pops

Holiday Pops, a perennial favorite, returns for the ninth season on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 to the Johnny Mercer Theater in the Savannah Civic Center. Bring your friends and family to enjoy the magic, joy and warmth of the season with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, soloists and special guests. The family matinee is at…

Wilmington Island Farmers' Market Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market

The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market (WIFM) is held every Saturday rain or shine from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March-June and September-December. This outdoor market sets up on the property of Islands High School (170 Whitemarsh Island Rd.) on Whitemarsh Island. Come by for one of our many on-site programs including: • Food vendors and Artisan vendors…

Savannah Georgia Forsyth Farmers’ Market The Forsyth Farmers’ Market

The Forsyth Farmers’ Market (FFM) was founded in 2009 by six women who came together with the intention of supporting their common vision of a local food system that is good for the health of all people and the environment. They merged with the existing Starland market and sought permission from the city to allow a farmers’ market in historic Forsyth Park. The first market was on May 9th, 2009. The FFM was conceived and planned to provide all members of Savannah’s community a welcoming, inclusive place to purchase local food and address food access issues. Despite some logistical challenges, Forsyth Park was chosen because it is a beautiful, public place in Savannah where everyone feels welcome. The founders made a special effort to seek out vendors from all backgrounds and conduct outreach to a wide variety of people. FFM, Inc. is currently in the process of applying for a 501c3 designation.

From the very beginning, the FFM has focused on food and food issues which is why it is a producer-only market (meaning all vendors have to be producing at least 75% of the products they sell) and allows only food and plant vendors. The founders also sought to address food access by opening the market with a token system that allow shoppers to use SNAP (supplemental nutrition assistance program, formerly known as food stamps). The FFM was one of the first independent, farmers’ markets in the nation to institute this system. By partnering with Wholesome Wave Georgia to double SNAP purchases and by conducting outreach to those community members who utilize SNAP the FFM has had the second highest SNAP sales at a farmers’ market in the state year after year.

Organizers envision a farmers’ market that is a strong hub of community activity that supports many aspects of a healthy local food system. To that end, there are many ways to participate in the market besides buying and selling. The market partners with health advocates, garden enthusiasts, community builders and a variety of other groups. There is a designated education and outreach space at each market. Please check out our “get involved” page to see who you can deepen your understanding of and participation in the transformation of our food system.

Mission
The mission of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market is to promote understanding and participation in a local food system that supports sustainable production and increases access to local products.

Vision
The FFM envisions a sustainable, local food system that promotes the health of individuals, farmers and the community.

Tybee Island Light Station and Museum Tours

Wednesday-Monday: Tybee Island Light Station and Museum, Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse, is open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., depending on weather conditions. We are a complete light station whose history dates back to 1736. The tower stands 145 feet tall and has three Light Keeper’s Cottages nearby. A small 1812 Summer Kitchen holds archaeological finds. Across…

Mansion to Museum Tour

Ongoing: Mansion to Museum Tour at the Telfair Academy at 10 a.m. (Tues.-Sat.), 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Learn the incredible story of the transformation of the Telfair family mansion into the oldest public art museum in the South. 121 Barnard St. (912) 790-8880 or www.telfair.org.

Savannah’s Holiday Tour of Homes

​December 9: Savannah’s Holiday Tour of Homes features exquisite architecture, beautiful furnishings, and gracious hospitality. This intimate tour experience allows guests to look “behind the doors” at some of Savannah’s most beautiful private residences, festively decorated Historic Inns and culturally significant Museum homes. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There are many tour options and times this year!…

Loyalists & Liberty

Thursday-Saturday: “Loyalists & Liberty” program at the Savannah History Museum at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. A special program offering visitors an in-depth understanding of the Revolutionary War in Savannah with a musket demonstration and a visitor reenactment on Battlefield Memorial Park. 303 MLK, Jr. Blvd. (912) 651-6840 or www.chsgeorgia.org.

Cannon Firings at Old Fort Jackson

Named after James Jackson, one-time governor of Georgia, Old Fort Jackson is a beautifully preserved fort along the Savannah River, and is Georgia’s oldest standing brick fortification.

Old Fort Jackson is a must-see National Historic Landmark offering cannon firings and daily interactive programs. Please call for the daily schedule. Minutes away from Savannah’s Historic District, visitors of all ages experience unique views of Savannah’s riverfront skyline and the Talmadge Bridge while walking the grounds of one of the oldest brick fortifications along the East Coast.

Second Saturday Art Walk

Second Saturday: Second Saturday Art Walk starting at the Brice Hotel, 2 p.m. Visit assorted local galleries after a Welcome Reception. The evening ends with free water and cocktails and raffle at the Savannah DeSoto Hilton at 6 p.m. To RSVP or download a gallery map, visit www.savannahartwalk.com.

Holiday Pops – Family Matinee!

December 9: Holiday Pops Family Matinee, a perennial favorite, returns for the ninth season to the Johnny Mercer Theater, 301 W Oglethorpe Ave. in the Savannah Civic Center. For families, especially with younger children, our one-hour Holiday Pops Family Matinee is a must! The kids will hear the Savannah Children’s Choir along with the Savannah…

A Christmas Tradition at the Savannah Theatre “A Christmas Tradition” matinee at Savannah Theatre

The Savannah Theatre brings holiday glitz and glitter to the Savannah Theatre with “A Christmas Tradition,”Nov. 23-Dec. 24, 2017. This two-hour variety show features Frosty, dancing reindeer, Santa and his elves, along with an award-winning cast of singers and a live band performing all the classic Christmas favorites. Shows are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, with matinee performances…

20th Annual Old Town Trolley’s Holiday Sights Tour

November 25-December 24: Get into the Christmas Holiday Spirit on the Old Town Trolley’s Holiday Sights Tour. The Conductor “Elves” will delight, entertain and amuse guests with tales of favorite Holiday Traditions. Enjoy caroling from the trolley as you pass by historic homes and city squares with stops at the Isaiah Davenport House and the…

Holiday Pops!

December 9: Holiday Pops, a perennial favorite, returns for the ninth season to the Johnny Mercer Theater, 301 W Oglethorpe Ave. in the Savannah Civic Center. Bring your friends and family to enjoy the magic, joy and warmth of the season with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, soloists and special guests. The family matinee…

A Christmas Tradition at the Savannah Theatre “A Christmas Tradition” at the Savannah Theatre

The Savannah Theatre brings holiday glitz and glitter to the Savannah Theatre with “A Christmas Tradition,” Nov. 23-Dec. 24, 2017. This two-hour variety show features Frosty, dancing reindeer, Santa and his elves, along with an award-winning cast of singers and a live band performing all the classic Christmas favorites. Shows are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, with matinee…