Week of December 25 – 31

***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.

OPENINGS: Joe’s at the Jepson is now open. Joe’s is a new cafe experience located inside the Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center and offers a fusion of relaxed dining and casual gourmet cuisine through an evolving artisanal menu inspired by the museum’s permanent collections and rotating exhibitions. Accessible without an admission ticket, the cafe invites you in to gather, dine, and drink.

CLOSURES: After 39 years of serving Savannah, Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub will permanently close its door January 1. Going out in style, they are hosting a blowout party for New Year’s Eve. General admission is $20 (cash only) at the door with a limited number of reserved seats in the Listening Room for $50 (currently sold out but you can add your name to the waiting list by emailing kbpub@aol.com.

Sunday, Nov 24 – Wednesday, Jan 1

Gingerbread Village Free Admission
Westin Harbor Golf Resort and Spa.

Thursday, Dec 26 – Monday, Dec 30

Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight: Davenport House Museum – special evening tours emphasizing early 19th century celebration of the holidays, particular New Year’s Eve. The house will be filled with early 19th century music, shortbread and cider will be served. Tickets $12 – call 912-236-8097.

Savannah Riverboat Cruises

Savannah Riverboat Cruises: Savannah Riverboat will not offer cruises Christmas Day or New Year’s Day; however, they will offer 3 options for New Year’s Eve. 1. New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise; 2. New Year’s Eve Party Cruise; 3. New Year’s Eve Gala Cruise. Each cruise has different start times and costs associated with it. Reservations are required – please call 912-232-6404. Details and pricing.

Christmas Day

Annual Christmas Concert & Jam Session: SPEND CHRISTMAS EVENING WITH SAVANNAH JAZZ! Enjoy a festive holiday concert featuring Savannah’s All Star Jazz Ensemble led by Teddy Adams and Howard Paul with special guests. A special Homecoming Jam follows! Enjoy libations, snacks and silent auction gifts! All proceeds benefit Savannah Jazz. Westin Savannah Harbor, 5 – 8pm. TICKETS

Thursday, December 26

Hanukkah Wine Mixer Cooking Class: It’s the Hanukkah Wine Mixer! In the 700 Kitchen cooking school, we haven’t forgotten that Hanukkah is enjoyed by kids of all ages. In this interactive cooking class, we’ll prepare a festive hors d’oeuvres style menu (with wine of course!) Let’s celebrate traditional holiday flavors done in a fun, contemporary way. 700 Kitchen School, Mansion on Forsyth – 6 – 9pm TICKETS and menu

Sunday, December 29

Vintage Wine Tasting: Atelier Gauthe, a new art & vintage decor shop in the Starland area is hosting a vintage wine tastings with wines pulled from the private collection (rare vintage California Cab) of a personal friend. $45 per person – Reservations and wine list. 106 E 40th Street.

BONUS INFO

Wednesday, January 1, 2020No

Tybee Polar Plunge – Join thousands of brave souls and take the plunge into the brisk Atlantic Ocean at 12 noon on New Year’s Day. It’s a great way for the entire family to start off the New Year! Registration and details