Events: 15th December 2018

SkateFest Savannah Ice Skating 2018

It may not snow in Savannah, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go ice skating! From December 7, 2018-January 2, 2019 head over to the Savannah Civic Center for their annual SkateFest in which they transform the venue into a public skating rink. To purchase tickets for SkateFest please visit the Savannah Civic Center Box Office…

Monet to Matisse: French Masterworks from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens Exhibit

“Monet to Matisse: French Masterworks from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens” exhibit at the Jepson Center. Experience stunning works by some of the world’s best-known artists. The exhibition includes landscapes, portraits, interiors and still lifes by leaders of French Impressionism: Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley, as…

Libertea High Tea

Wednesdays and Saturdays: Sit back and relax around the open fire and enjoy delicious pastries, cakes, chocolates and savory delights from our specialty chefs for Libertea High Tea. Delicate favorites and selections may include macarons, fruit tartlets, mille-feuilles, cream puffs, chocolate eclairs, truffles and chocolate shots. 215 W Liberty St. For details and tickets, call (912) 352-2994…

9th Annual Reindeer Run & Holiday Market

The Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire will host the 9th Annual Savannah Reindeer Run 8K and Holiday Market on December 15th at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The Reindeer Run is one of Savannah’s best family-oriented run events. The morning will begin with a kiddie race at 8:45 a.m., followed by…

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.

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…

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.

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.

Sandfly Market Antiques’ Annual Christmas Fair

Come celebrate a festive day of holiday horse-powered fun at Sandfly Market Antiques’ annual Christmas Fair on December 15, 2018 from 2-5 p.m. Enjoy a classic car show, local art, silent auction, horseback rides, caricatures, face painting and much more! Admission to the fair is free, and proceeds will benefit Pegasus Riding Academy of Savannah.…

The Savannah Bananas are having a Christmas party and you’re invited!

Join us at Grayson Stadium from 5:30-7:30 p.m., on Saturday, December 15 to celebrate! This event is free to attend, family-friendly, and open to everyone! Appetizers, desserts, coffee, and hot cider will be available free of charge. Christmas cocktails and beer will be available for purchase. We’ll also be getting a visit from Santa Claus…

A Lighthouse Christmas!

December 8 & 15: Please join us for a unique opportunity to travel back through time and experience the sights and customs of Christmas at the Tybee Island Light Station in the days of out last Lighthouse Keeper and his family. This quaint depiction of holiday cheer in the 1930s and ’40s illustrates the traditions…

2nd Annual Tybee Christmas Cabaret at Tybee Post Theater

The 2nd Annual Tybee Christmas Cabaret, Saturday, December 15, 7:30 p m. Do You Hear What I Hear? It’s time for the 2nd Annual Tybee Christmas Cabaret! From classic tunes such as “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “The Christmas Song”, and “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” to spiritual favorites such as “Go Tell It…

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

The Savannah Theatre brings holiday glitz and glitter to the Savannah Theatre with “A Christmas Tradition,”Nov. 22-Dec. 24, 2018. 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…