Week of December 18 – 24

***SPECIAL NOTE: Savannah’s “Open Container Law” has received temporary approval from City Council. Starting in January, the boundary for open containers will extend to portions of the Victorian District for a 90-day trial period.

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Hampton Inn

Friday, Nov 21 – Sunday, Dec 22

December Nights & Holiday Lights: The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (2 Cranebrake Road) are a feast for the eyes during the holiday season! This year’s event will feature 1,000,000+ lights and a festive new displays. 6 – 9pm. $10 for adults, $5 for children.

Sunday, Nov 24 – Wednesday, Jan 1

Gingerbread Village Free Admission
Westin Harbor Golf Resort and Spa.

Sunday, Dec 8 – Sunday, Dec 22

Charlie Brown Christmas – LIVE!: Make memories with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts gang this holiday season at Savannah Children’s Theatre. Begin your holiday fun with cookie decorating, ornament making and caroling, then get cozy in the theatre to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas while sipping hot chocolate from our create-your-own cocoa bar. TICKETS

Friday, Dec 13 – Sunday, Dec 22

Around the World in 80 Days: Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he’s a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as five actors portraying 39 characters traverse seven continents in Mark Brown’s adaptation of the classic literary adventure by Jules Verne. Savannah Repertory Theater – tickets and schedule

Wednesday, December 18

Ugly Christmas Sweater Oyster Roast: Wear your ugliest Christmas Sweater and join The Crab Shack for a festive all-you-can-shuck-and-eat oyster roast. Starts at 6pm; $25 (40 Estill Hammock RD, Tybee Island)

Thursday, December 19

An Evening with Pappy Van Winkle: Enjoy Pappy Van Winkle for the holidays! Edgar’s Proof and Provisions inside The DeSoto Savannah is hosting a fabulous event for whiskey lovers. Proof & Provision’s Proofreader’s Club is hosting all whiskey lovers. Sample 4 world-renowned, hard to obtain whiskeys aged 10-20 years. $140 includes open bar, food, & whiskey tastings! TICKETS

Art Start – William Kamena-Poh: Start your day with art with our new and combined programs! Once a month, our youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here.
This month’s featured exhibition is The Journey is Mine, Chapter One, an #art912 exhibition of paintings by Savannah-based artist William Kwamena-Poh.
$5 per child, Adult members free / Adult non-members $12

Friday, December 20

Biggest Reggae Night Christmas Party: 201 Tapas Lounge with DJ: Carlitobaby and DJ: Gutty Innocent. General admission, $10 (Ladies free till midnight); 10pm – 3am

DRAG Show Pub Crawl: Experience the fabulous side of life on this unique and outrageously fun drag queen guided pub crawl. Visit some of Savannah’s best bars and clubs, enjoy dancing and sing-a-longs, and spend the night in the company of a world-class drag queen. This tour is for anyone who wants to have an absolutely FABULOUS time! Allow one of Savannah’s most extraordinary Drag Queens to lead you around to several of the city’s most interesting and exciting pubs. Enjoy laughter and entertainment with your besties attending an experience like no other. 8:30-10:30pm, starting at Hitch (corner of Drayton and Liberty). TICKETS

Saturday, December 21

First Annual Trustees Garden Christmas Festival: Trustees’ Garden presents a day of family fun. In preparation of the upcoming holidays, visit the newly-renovated Kehoe Iron Works in beautiful downtown Savannah. There are activities for all ages and REAL SNOW! Charles M Morris Center at Trustees’ Garden, 11am – 7:30pm $15 for all day pass, $45 for a Family Pass TICKETS

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker: Lucas Theater, 7pm; TICKETS

Dashing Through the Snow, Frontporch Improv: It’s our annual show-ho-ho! With the holidays in full swing, who doesn’t need a laugh? Come on down to La Scala Ristorante and enjoy some Santa-inspired comedy with Front Porch Improv. There will be improv reindeer games, a naughty or nice list, and mistletoe shenanigans. TICKETS

Savannah SantaCon 2019: Savannah’s original holiday Pub Crawl, back for it’s 9th year! Participation is free, but must be in costume (Santa, reindeer, elves, etc.). Participants should bring an unwrapped toy valued at approximately $15 for donation at pub drop offs. 12pm – 10pm RULES and info. Must be at least 21 to participate.

A Fort Pulaski Holiday! Travel back to 1863 for a holiday visit to Cockspur Island as Fort Pulaski National Monument presents special holiday programming. Experience the fort at its festively decorated best and listen to music, learn about Christmas during the Civil War, see cannon demonstrations, and participate in family activities while enjoying live musical performances. 9am – 5pm

Monday, December 23

Lights at Ellis Square, Hannukah Celebration: Once again Savannah will join hundreds of cities around the world in spreading light, by igniting a 10-foot Chanukah Menorah at Ellis square. Greetings by Savannah’s mayor and local dignitaries. This free and festive event will feature fresh doughnuts, latkas, chocolate coins, menorah kits and a glowing Chanukah gift for all!

Special LED ROBOT performance by LASER SHOW USA – as seen on America’s Got Talent!! 5:30pm.

For more info, contact rabbi@jewishsav.com or call 912-844-2477

Tuesday, December 24

Savannah Riverboat Christmas Eve Cruises: Start your Christmas Eve celebration off with some delicious Southern fare! Delight yourself over an elaborate lunch buffet filled with your favorite down south entrees and sides while enjoying the sounds of holiday spirit dance through the air. After lunch, join us on the top deck and take advantage of great photo opportunities of Savannah’s historic riverfront and skyline while listening to our Captain’s intriguing tales and historic facts about Savannah. Lunch Cruise departs 1-2:30 p.m. Dinner Cruise departs at 5pm. Advanced reservations required. 912-232-6404 or savannahriverboat.com.

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