Week of Jan 8 – 14

Special Note: The Cathedral of St John will be closed for touring thru Sunday, January 12.

Tour of Homes: The 85th Annual Savannah “Tour of Homes” is set for March 26 – 29. For more information or to buy tickets click here.

January 1 – April 19, 2020

Before Midnight – Bonaventure and the Bird Girl: Telfair Museums presents Sylvia Shaw Judson’s iconic sculpture Bird Girl within the context of the history and art of Bonaventure Cemetery. Made famous by Jack Leigh‘s photograph for the cover of John Berendt’s bestselling novel of Savannah, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Judson’s sculpture was removed from the cemetery to Telfair Museums where it has been enjoyed by visitors for decades.

This exhibition will connect visitors to the history of Bonaventure, from Mary Telfair’s visits to the cemetery in the 19th century to the present day. The exhibition includes Henry Cleenewerck’s 1860 romantic painting of the cemetery on the eve of the Civil War as well as twentieth-century impressionist and realist paintings by Emma Wilkins and Louis Bouche.

Saturday, January 11

Breakfast and Brunch Breads: Develop an understanding of mixing techniques and methods to produce deliciously irresistible scones, muffins, and biscuits for your next breakfast or brunch!

Cherry Almond Scones
Maple Scones
Danish Puff Pastry
Quick & Easy Cinnamon Rolls
“Touch of Grace” Biscuits
Sun-Dried Tomato Muffins

Only 16 seats are available for this class, so don’t delay in reserving your space today at https://www.chefdarin.com/cooking-classes-class-schedule/ Chef Darin’s Kitchen Table 10am – 1:30pm

Tybee MLK Parade and Celebration

7th Annual Tybee MLK Parade & Human Rights Celebration

Sunday, January 12

Savannah Wedding Expo: “I Do Savannah Style” – a Southern Wedding Experience. 2020 Savannah Wedding Expo purchase tickets for here for $10 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-do-savannah-wedding-expo-tickets-83483965789 Tickets will be $15 at the door. Hyatt Regency, 2 W Bay Street, 1 -4pm.

Drag Brunch at Moon River Brewing: Family Friendly Drag Brunch at Moon River Brewing Company! Your ticket price covers your admission and access to Moon River’s fabulous brunch buffet! A full bar and specialty beer list will be available to spice up your experience.

This event is open to all ages! A portion of proceeds will benefit the Savannah LGBT Center! There is limited seating, so get your tickets while you can! Doors will open at 11AM, and the show will begin at 12PM. Don’t miss out on what is to be a memorable experience!

Purchase your tickets online: www.clubone-online.com/shop

Tuesday, January 14

Arthouse Cinema – Jojo Rabbit: Lucas Theater presents writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), in bringing his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, Jojo Rabbit, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. 7 – 9pm.

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

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.

You never know who you’ll meet in Savannah!
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.

Week of December 11 – 17

***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.

Hilton Garden Inn – Historic District

Thursday, Nov 21 – Saturday, Dec 14

W.W. Law Photograph Collection: “Five Years That Changed Savannah Forever: Reflecting on the Civil Rights Movement through the W. W. Law Photograph Collection” draws on a treasure trove of photographs left behind by W. W. Law, President Savannah Branch NAACP from 1950-1976, now preserved in the Municipal Archives. The exhibit reflects on five pivotal years in Savannah’s Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1965. Guest curator Dr. Otis S. Johnson, the first African American to attend and graduate from Armstrong State College, and author of “From “N Word” to Mayor: Experiencing the American Dream,” offers a unique insider’s perspective of the Savannah Movement through the lens of the photographs. Savannah Cultural Arts Center. This is a free event.

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

Saturday, December 14

Andrew Low House – Holiday Open House: Celebrate traditions of the season! From 10am to 4pm, all tickets will be half price, refreshments will be served in the courtyard and enjoy a 20% discount in the Museum Shop.

Savannah Fairytale Ball: Savannah Convention Center from 9am – 3:30pm. Fairytale Ball includes so many magical things – a Royal Entrance, Group Games, Ocean Yoga, Princess Crafts, Candy Buffet, Stories, and Sing-A-Longs, Princess Performances, Professional Portraits, and MORE TICKETS

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree: A fun-filled evening of holiday cheer! Enjoy listening to the sounds of the season from various choir groups and local musical artists in front of Savannah’s Christmas (corner of Bull and Broughton) tree while exploring Savannah’s Historic District. 7 – 9pm.

Savannah Brunch Festival: “Back for the 3rd year, this Savannah Brunch Festival will be the best one yet! This years festival will be from 11am – 3pm featuring live music, brunch inspired bites and all your favorite brunch cocktails!*”

COST: $15/person (General Admission tickets include entertainment and entry into the event. Participating restaurants will be serving up brunch inspired food items that they will sell for $3 each. Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Beer will be available for purchase.) TICKETS

3rd Annual Tybee Christmas Cabaret: What a holiday celebration!
You’ll hear all the classic tunes such as “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and “Here Comes Santa Claus” to “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, and “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” to the TIMA chorus singing “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch.” TICKETS

Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe: Participate in activities such as caroling, burning of the yule log, dancing to live period music, and other holiday observances of the colonial period, including games and refreshments. Holiday crafts at the museum throughout the day. Holiday festivities start at 1 pm.

Sunday, December 15

Christmas at the Cathedral: Join the Cathedral Choir and Cathedral Brass under the direction of Dr. Paul Thornock Sunday, December 15, at 5:00 p.m. for Christmas at the Cathedral featuring works by John Tavener, Anton Bruckner, Michael Praetorius, and others in this popular annual performance of music for Advent and Christmas. Sing the great carols of the season with the Cathedral’s musicians and guest organist Craig Cramer of the University of Notre Dame. Free and open to the public. Doors open at 4:15 p.m.

Cirque du Canines:

Step right up, ladies and gents! Cirque du Canines, the Dog Circus, comes to the Tybee Post Theater stage. Featuring fantastic dog tricks, one-of-a-kind stunts, high-flying jumps and wall climbing fun, comedy, audience participation, and a dog-gone good time, all set to lively music.

This fun-filled show features Border Collies, Rat Terriers, Toy Poodles, Terrier Mixes, the Magical Poodles, Australian Shepherds and more. A one-hour show for audiences of all ages!

You won’t believe your eyes. You’ll gasp at the Freestyle Frisbee Dogs and delight at all forms of canine tricks and treats in a special holiday edition of Cirque du Canines! TICKETS

Week of November 27 – December 3

SPECIAL NOTE: The Brunch Festival has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 14.

Thursday, November 7 – Sunday, December 1ELF THE MUSICAL: This comical stage adaptation of the classic film of the same name tells the lovable tale of Buddy the Elf.  It’s a heartwarming delight for the whole family. This modern day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Savannah Theater

Thursday, Nov 21 – Saturday, Dec 14

W.W. Law Photograph Collection: “Five Years That Changed Savannah Forever: Reflecting on the Civil Rights Movement through the W. W. Law Photograph Collection” draws on a treasure trove of photographs left behind by W. W. Law, President Savannah Branch NAACP from 1950-1976, now preserved in the Municipal Archives. The exhibit reflects on five pivotal years in Savannah’s Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1965. Guest curator Dr. Otis S. Johnson, the first African American to attend and graduate from Armstrong State College, and author of “From “N Word” to Mayor: Experiencing the American Dream,” offers a unique insider’s perspective of the Savannah Movement through the lens of the photographs. Savannah Cultural Arts Center. This is a free event.

Friday, Nov 22 – Wednesday, Jan 1

December Nights and Holiday Lights: For a magnificent light display, head out to the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, where more than 500,000 lights will be on display for the holidays. With several different themed gardens, the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens’ display is constantly described as “magical and pretty.” But the lights aren’t the only activity here; music, sweet treats and a model railroad display add to the festive 2015 holiday experience. Georgia Coastal Botanical Gardens $5 for children ages 3 – 12; $10 for adults ages 13 and over.

Sunday, Nov 24 – Wednesday, Jan 1

Thursday, November 28

Thanksgiving Day Dinner Cruise:

Join Savannah Riverboat Cruises for a delicious Traditional Southern Holiday Buffet with Live Entertainment sure to get you tapping your feet and out of your seat dancing as you cruise up and down the beautiful Savannah River. 2 Thanksgiving Day Cruises
1st – Boarding at 11:30am | Sailing from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
2nd – Boarding at 4:00pm | Sailing from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Advanced Reservations Recommended
Fare: Adults $69.95* Children(ages 5-12) $45.95*
(Children 4 & under: FREE)

Friday, November 29

Holiday Tree Lighting Savannah Holly Days are here! Celebrate the 2019 holiday season with events for the whole family during Savannah Holly Days. Live music, caroling, & Santa! Tree lighting on the corner of Bull and Broughton – celebration from 7-8pm

Saturday, November 30

Boat Parade of Lights:

A Christmas parade, Savannah style! Over 40 lighted vessels parade both sides of the waterfront starting from the Westin, accompanied by live music performances, tree lighting ceremony, and a fireworks extravaganza you won’t want to miss! $10 admission per adult accepted for the Savannah Harbor Foundation. Toys and gift cards for Greenbriar Children’s Center will also be accepted.

Typical Schedule of Events at The Westin (subject to change) 5:00pm – Holiday Food & Beverage Stations Open
6:00pm – Choir Performance
​6:30pm – Bag Pipes
6:45pm – Oglethorpe’s Proclamation and Tree Lighting!
7:00pm – Cannon fires/Signals beginning of boat parade
Fireworks at the conclusion of the Parade!

Week of December 6 – 10

***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.

Thursday, Nov 21 – Saturday, Dec 14

W.W. Law Photograph Collection: “Five Years That Changed Savannah Forever: Reflecting on the Civil Rights Movement through the W. W. Law Photograph Collection” draws on a treasure trove of photographs left behind by W. W. Law, President Savannah Branch NAACP from 1950-1976, now preserved in the Municipal Archives. The exhibit reflects on five pivotal years in Savannah’s Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1965. Guest curator Dr. Otis S. Johnson, the first African American to attend and graduate from Armstrong State College, and author of “From “N Word” to Mayor: Experiencing the American Dream,” offers a unique insider’s perspective of the Savannah Movement through the lens of the photographs. Savannah Cultural Arts Center. This is a free event.

Sunday, Nov 24 – Wednesday, Jan 1

Gingerbread Village – Free Admission
Westin Harbor Golf Resort and Spa.


Friday, Dec 6 – Sunday, Dec 8

Christmas on the River: Welcome back to Christmas on the River! We celebrate the holiday season with all Christmas cheer! River Street and surroundings will be all dressed up for the holidays and we will have lots of fun events going on this year! Santa will be visiting us, the Savannah Waterfront Kidz Zone will have fun events for the young ones, live bands, and dance groups. The Lighted Christmas Parade will be on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 5:30 PM. Our talented arts and crafts vendors will be lining the plazas with their wonderful art.

Friday, Dec 6 & Saturday, Dec 7

Savannah Philharmonic Holiday Spectacular: This year, we’re reimagining what it means to celebrate the holiday season. In the first half of the program, is a collaboration with the Savannah Children’s Choir to tell O. Henry’s heartfelt The Gift of the Magi as adapted by Adolphus Hailstork. Then, in the second half, the Philharmonic Chorus joins the Orchestra and gets funky with a Motown holiday tribute and other fun favorites! Johnny Mercer Theater, 7:30-9pm.

Saturday, Dec 7 – Monday, Dec 9

The Nutcracker Ballet: The one and only Savannah Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker takes center stage this holiday season at the beautiful Lucas Theatre! Featuring the Savannah Ballet Theatre Orchestra, the legendary Tchaikovsky score will fuel the performance of this classic holiday ballet, which tells the story of a young girl’s dream in which a Christmas gift comes to life and becomes her beloved prince.

Add some magic to your to holiday season! Join Savannah Ballet Theatre’s world renowned professional dancers, along with local talent, and surprise celebrity cameos, for a one of a kind performance that is perfect for all ages! Join us in the lobby for a character meet and greet after the performance. Schedule of performances.

Friday, December 6

City Market Open House: Savannah’s beautiful spirit becomes even more exquisite during the holiday season, and City Market is no exception. Stroll in the flickering light of 500+ luminaria lining our two-block courtyard, serenaded by Christmas carolers. Drop-in for treats in City Market shops and watch for a glimpse of Father Christmas.

Saturday, December 7

*****2019 Bridge Run – starts at the Convention Center, 8am*****

The 5K kicks off at 8 a.m. on Hutchinson Island followed by the 10K which begins at 9 a.m. on Montgomery Street by the Civic Center. While the bridge is, of course, the focus of the race, area road closures will be put into place. Portions of East Broughton, Bay and Liberty streets will be closed before the race until it’s over.

Savannah Santa Train: One of the largest annual holiday events in the Lowcountry, will take place from 9 am to 5 pm at Georgia State Railroad Museum.

To celebrate the 2019 event, there will be more workshops and special programming than ever before! Guests can build a holiday wonderland with Snapology of Savannah, enjoy caroling by Savannah Stage Company, learn about holiday traditions around the Lowcountry including Gullah-Geechee cultural celebrations, see and purchase handmade holiday spinning tops created by the Lowcountry Turners, enjoy performances from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Savannah Children’s Theatre and design holiday cards for hospital patients with Savannah Children’s Museum’s “Carts with heART” program. Admission is $15 per person. 9am – 5pm

Charitable Event: Savannah’s Holiday Tour of Home:

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. Tour Headquarters will be at the Jepson Center, located at 207 W York Street on Telfair Square. This is where you will begin the tour by picking up your tour Guidebook. The Guidebook is your required ticket for entrance into the tour locations. Guidebook pickup will begin an hour before your Tour Session. Tour headquarters open at 9:00 am and closes at or before 3:00 pm.

*Funds from the tour support the Downtown Savannah Association community grant program.*

Jingle Bell Block Party: A holiday block party celebrating one of the favorite songs of all times, Jingle Bells which was penned here in Savannah, GA! It will be an afternoon full of live performances, singing, and dancing activities for the whole family. Ellis Square, 2 – 4pm.

Sunday, December 8

11th Annual Tybee Lighted Boat Parade:
The event begins at 4:30pm at the Original Crab Shack with a Hot Dog and Chili Bar. The Hot Dog & Chili Bar is FREE for EVERYONE with a Second Harvest canned food donation. Boats depart Crab Shack docks at approximately 5:30PM (Tybee Time) and return around 6:30pm.

Craft Scout Holiday Market: American Legion Ballroom, 10am – 5pm. Shop and support your local handmade businesses all under one roof. Shop unique handcrafted gifts from paper goods, jewelry, woodworking, fiber art, organic body products, ceramics and more.

Week of November 20 – 26

SPECIAL NOTE: The Brunch Festival was rescheduled for December 14.

Thursday, November 7 – Sunday, December 1ELF THE MUSICAL: This comical stage adaptation of the classic film of the same name tells the lovable tale of Buddy the Elf.  It’s a heartwarming delight for the whole family. This modern day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Savannah Theater

Friday, Nov 15 – Saturday, Nov 23

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: Savannah Stage Company’s take on the classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. Various dates and times shown here. TICKETS $18

Thursday, Nov 21 – Saturday, Dec 14

W.W. Law Photograph Collection: “Five Years That Changed Savannah Forever: Reflecting on the Civil Rights Movement through the W. W. Law Photograph Collection” draws on a treasure trove of photographs left behind by W. W. Law, President Savannah Branch NAACP from 1950-1976, now preserved in the Municipal Archives. The exhibit reflects on five pivotal years in Savannah’s Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1965. Guest curator Dr. Otis S. Johnson, the first African American to attend and graduate from Armstrong State College, and author of “From “N Word” to Mayor: Experiencing the American Dream,” offers a unique insider’s perspective of the Savannah Movement through the lens of the photographs. Savannah Cultural Arts Center. Opening reception and program Nov 21 5:30-7:30 pm. This is a free event.

Friday, Nov 22 – Sunday, Nov 24

Christmas Made in the South: Each year, the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center is transformed to showcase artwork from some of the best artists in the nation. Just in time for the holiday shopping season. The 31st annual Christmas Made in the South welcomes over three hundred artists and makers from throughout the country exhibiting spectacular work in a broad spectrum of mediums. For those three fun-filled days, artists will exhibit their work in photography, jewelry, sculpture, woodworking, personalized ornaments, pottery, stained glass, folk artist and many others.

Sunshine Artist Magazine, the art industry’s leading publication, recently rated Christmas Made in the South as one of the top 100 craft festivals in the nation. Savannah Convention Center, $8 Admission, Free Parking

Sunday, Nov 24 – Wednesday, Jan 1

Gingerbread Village – free admission

Gingerbread Village – Westin Harbor Golf Resort and Spa daily

Thursday, November 21

Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2019: Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day at 39 Rue De Jean in Savannah! The arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau symbolizes the official end of this year’s growing season. Harvest is complete and vintners—especially in France—are ready to celebrate the completion of the harvest. Beaujolais Nouveau is a red wine that is annually released on the third Thursday in November. Nouveau wine undergoes a very short fermentation process, and yields an extremely fresh and fruity wine. Included in the ticket price, attendees will enjoy various hors d’oeuvres stations, an oyster roast outside on the patio, and 2 glasses of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau. TICKETS $39

Glenn Miller Declassified: Glenn Miller Declassified is the critically acclaimed biography of bandleader Glenn Miller, who disappeared at the height of his fame on December 15, 1944. Weaving together social and military history, author Dennis M. Spragg presents a narrative that reads like both a mystery and investigative journalism. Consequently, this is the definitive story of what really happened to one of America’s most iconic musical legends. Event is free, cash bar available – Mighty Eighth Airforce, Pooler, GA. Starts at 7pm. Reservations are required: 912-988-1835.

Week of November 13 – 19

CLOSURES: El Coyote’s last day of business will be Thursday, November 14.

Thursday, November 7 – Sunday, December 1ELF THE MUSICAL: This comical stage adaptation of the classic film of the same name tells the lovable tale of Buddy the Elf.  It’s a heartwarming delight for the whole family. This modern day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Savannah Theater

Friday, November 15

Museum in the Moonlight: Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Scarborough House (Ships of the Sea Museum). Admission is free – food and drink can be purchased at the event. Music by A Nickel Bag of Funk and Sisters of the New South. 7 – 9pm

Friday, Nov. 15 – Sunday, Nov. 17

A Southern Christmas – Vintage Market Days: Vintage Market Days of Savannah will be hosting a holiday market this year, “A Southern Christmas” at the Oglethorpe Mall parking lot in Savannah. Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, seasonal plantings, and more. 10am – 4pm

Friday, Nov 15 – Saturday, Nov 23

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: Savannah Stage Company’s take on the classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. Various dates and times shown here. TICKETS $18

Saturday, Nov 16 (Rescheduled for December 14 due to weather)

Savannah Brunch Festival: Back for the 3rd year, this Savannah Brunch Festival will be the best one yet! This year’s festival will be on Saturday, November 16 from 11 am – 3 pm featuring live music, brunch inspired bites and all your favorite brunch cocktails! ( This event is 21+ – IDs will be checked at the gate. No pets, please. Many vendors will be cash-only, and there will be no ATMs at the event. Some will take cards, however. The event is rain or shine.) TICKETS $15 General Admission tickets include entertainment and entry into the event. Once in the festival, enjoy live entertainment and games. Participating restaurants will be serving up brunch inspired food items that they will sell for $3 each. Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Beer will be available for purchase.

Fall Harvest and Cane Grinding: Celebrate Georgia’s diverse agricultural traditions during the annual cane grinding event at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Centered around their 1800’s Heritage Homesite, history comes alive with old-time music, cane-boiling, butter-making and cooking on the hearth and open fire. See how “it was back then” amidst the sights, sounds and aroma of an old-fashioned fall gathering.​ Enjoy hay rides, crafts and games, cane syrup and other fun festival food that will tug at your senses as you venture back through history. 10am – 4pm

Colonial Wormsloe Lantern Tours: Wormsloe at night – This is your chance to see Wormsloe in a whole new light. Guided tours will depart at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm by lantern and celebrate Savannah’s colonial heritage, from the city’s founding in 1733 up through the American Revolution.

Please register in advance by calling the park office at 912-353-3023.

Sister Hazel: Performing at Victory North from 8:00 – 11:30pm. TICKETS $28

Tuesday, November 19

Charity Event – Bright Lights, Botanical Nights: Join the Friends of the Coastal Gardens (non profit organization) for their annual fundraising event to raise funds to help the development of the Georgia Coastal Botanical Gardens. This is a very special evening to enjoy a private preview of more than a million lights, catering by Coffee Deli featuring Johnny Baker, assorted beverages, music by Harpist Kristen King, and a silent auction. TICKETS 5:30 – 9pm

Week of November 5 – 11

Savannah Riverboat November Schedule: Sight Seeing Cruise is available 7 days a week at 1pm AS WELL AS on Saturday at 3:30pm. The Dinner Cruise is available year round. All other cruises are suspended until March.

Thursday, October 31 – Friday, November 8: The Adams Family, A Musical Comedy: A comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family a man her parents have never met. Georgia Southern University – Armstrong Campus. TICKETS: $15

November 4-10, 2019 – Savannah Food & Wine Festival: https://www.savannah.com/savannah-food-wine-festival/ Savannah just wouldn’t be complete without this week-long festival full of events celebrating culinary artistry by showcasing some of the city’s best chefs and favorite restaurants. With events ranging from the Grand Reserve and Silent Auction to the casual River Street Stroll and Taste of Savannah, the Savannah Food and Wine Festival is something you’re not going to want to miss.

Thursday, November 7 – Sunday, November 10 — Savannah Shakes presents Macbeth: Two rebellions against the Kingdom of Scotland are swiftly dispatched by the fearsome soldiers Macbeth and Banquo. The two heroes’ lives are turned upside down by the appearance of three other-worldly witches, who promise greatness in their futures. Provoked and prodded by his own ambition and his ruthless wife, Macbeth murders his way to the Scottish throne. That is only the beginning of the bloodshed as the Macbeths struggle to hold their grip on the crown, their lives, and their minds. MACBETH is William Shakespeare’s timeless story of ambition, madness, and corruption in a kingdom under siege. Witchcraft, ghostly apparitions, and prophecies abound! Savannah Repertory Theater, 980 Industry Drive – Admission is FREE, performance is funded through donations. Reservations are required. Please call: (912) 346 – 5954

Thursday, November 7 – Sunday, December 1ELF THE MUSICAL: This comical stage adaptation of the classic film of the same name tells the lovable tale of Buddy the Elf.  It’s a heartwarming delight for the whole family. This modern day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Savannah Theater

CHARITY EVENT: Wednesday, November 6 – Save Whales, Drink Whiskey! Join Loop It Up Savannah, Tybee Island Marine Science Center, Dr. Simona Perry, and W Projects for Whale Week’s VIP reception. Enjoy a silent auction, complimentary bites, and signature Whiskey Cocktails with a portion of every drink sold benefiting Whale Week and the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. ( Whale Week attempts to raise awareness of Georgia’s official state marine mammal, the North Atlantic Right Whale. Every year these whales come from across the ocean to reach our coast, and they are currently one of the most endangered species of whales with just over 400 remaining. Georgia plays a vital role in the future of this endangered species.) RSVP required. http://bit.ly/2og9IUB Ghost Coast Distillery 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday, November 9

MAKE Savannah – Fall Festival: Announcing the 2019 Make Savannah Fall Festival with Maven Makers! Come out Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to shop maker products, meet the makers and have some FUN! For the first time ever, there will be a night-time pop-up, complete with a bonfire, delicious food and good music. Cast your vote for the best booth. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is FREE! 415 W Boundary St

Veteran’s Day CelebrationHosted by USO and Nine Line Apparel: A fun-filled day with helicopter rides, jump castle, obstacle course, live music, and food trucks. Location: 450 Fort Argyle Rd, Savannah, GA 31419
Gates open at 10AM; Music 11AM-5 PM UH-1 Helicopter rides included with VIP TICKETS.

Victory Moto Show 2019

Victory Moto Show 2019: Third annual Victory Moto Show! A custom + vintage moto show in the beautiful city of Savannah, GA. Showcasing a variety of unique bikes, from custom builds, antiques, cafe racers, choppers and rare barn finds, we inspire to bring together our community to share the fun of two wheels and Savannah’s rich history of riding. Service Brewing, 12pm – 10pm.

Second Saturday Chocolate Tasting: Whether you’re a seasoned choco-phile or just getting your toes wet, grab a chance to sample over 25 different chocolate bars from all over the world while sipping some fine single origin coffee to balance the flavors. The resident chocolate sommelier will guide you through how to taste chocolate and what to look for in each sample.

Ticket includes full chocolate sampling, tasting notes book to keep track, single-origin coffee, and 15% off any bars purchased during the event. There will be sourdough bread and sparkling or still water to cleanse your palate between tastes. Mirabelle Savannah, 313 Abercorn St TICKETS

Monday, November 11

*****FREE ADMISSION DAY AT FORT PULASKI – 9am – 5pm*****

Special Veterans Day Screening – From Here to Eternity: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) stands the test of time as one of the great classics of an era. At an Army barracks in Hawaii in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor, lone-wolf soldier and boxing champion “Prew” Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) refuses to box, preferring to play the bugle instead. Hard-hearted Capt. Holmes (Philip Ober) subjects Prew to a grueling series of punishments while, unknown to Holmes, the gruff but fair Sgt. Warden (Burt Lancaster) engages in a clandestine affair with the captain’s mistreated wife (Deborah Kerr). Lucas Theater 7 – 9pm.

Week of October 29 – November 4

Overheard this week: Concierge (to guest), “Would you be interested in a ghost tour while in Savannah?” Guest: “I am from Romania and my grandparents were from Transylvania. Your ghosts don’t scare me!”

Guests looking for an order/delivery option for rainy days, try savtakeout.com for numerous restaurant options, quick service and reasonable delivery prices.

Saturday, October 26 – Saturday, November 2 – SCAD Film Festival The Savannah College of Art and Design presents the annual festival, filled with cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. The festival is host to a wide variety of competition film screenings, special screenings, workshops, panels and lectures.

Tickets for this event go on sale Tuesday, October 1 at 10 a.m. EST at scad.edu/filmfest or by visiting

Thursday, October 31 – Friday, November 8: The Adams Family, A Musical Comedy: A comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family a man her parents have never met. TICKETS: $15

November 4-10, 2019 – Savannah Food & Wine Festival: https://www.savannah.com/savannah-food-wine-festival/ Savannah just wouldn’t be complete without this week-long festival full of events celebrating culinary artistry by showcasing some of the city’s best chefs and favorite restaurants. With events ranging from the Grand Reserve and Silent Auction to the casual River Street Stroll and Taste of Savannah, the Savannah Food and Wine Festival is something you’re not going to want to miss.

Annual Savannah Food and Wine Festival

Friday, November 1

A Whale of a Party: To Celebrate Summon the Sea!, the Telfair Academy Guild will present “A Whale of a Party.” Plans include musical entertainment, culinary fare, and an exclusive opportunity for a viewing of the exhibition, including artist Tristin Lowe’s 52-foot fabric whale Noha Dick.. General admission is $75 and includes two drink tickets. Patron tickets are $125 and include open bar, access to VIP lounge, and a special curator’s tour of the exhibition at 5:30pm. TICKETS

Saturday, November 2

Rock N Roll Marathon: The marathon starts at 7:30 but the streets will be blocked off well before that – some as early as Friday evening. Everything will be impacted from traffic to parking to tours. Route Map for this year’s marathon as well as a list of road closures.

Sunday, November 3

CHARITY EVENT: 7th Annual Tybee Island Kite Festival – Savannah Parkinson Support Group is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Tybee Island Kite Festival for Movement Disorders.  Come fly a kite in honor of someone you love.  Representatives from area businesses that support families with movement disorders will be there, explaining the resources and services. North Beach Bar and Grill, 12pm – 5pm, Tickets: $7 – $20 at the gate.