Celebrate a traditional Christmas with the Historic Savannah Theater as they bring back their musical “A Christmas Tradition”.
What better way to celebrate the season than with “A Christmas Tradition”? In it’s 20th year, this show brings you holiday glitz and glitter with a 2-hour production. The theatre is transformed into a perfect holiday picture, sharing all of your Christmas favorites. Sprinkle in a little comedy and Santa and his dancing reindeer for the greatest event of the season.
Doors open at 7:30 and show starts at 8pm nightly except Sunday and Monday. Sunday offers a 3pm matinee only and Saturday has a 3pm and 8pm shows.
Common Thread: located at 122 E 37th Street is opening to the public today. They have spent the last couple weeks and days hosting family and friends in an effort to perfect everything for you. Common Thread is Savannah’s newest restaurant serving up a great menu inspired by land and sea.
208 Wine Bar: Opening in February at 208 E Bay Street (directly across from where I work – yippee!). We don’t currently have a wine bar at this end of town so this is going to be a great addition – hope to see you there!
The Underground Savannah: Savannah’s newest immersive attraction, located in The Clyde at 223 Martin Luther King Blvd. The Savannah Underground is an attraction like Savannah has never seen. It’s a new way to experience Savannah’s dark & terrifying past as three creepy, true tales play out around you in a 360 degree set. All three southern fried horror tales you’ll experience have taken place in Savannah and it’s surrounding areas. Get tickets here or through your concierge. The first showing is March 3.
THE SAVANNAH THEATER
Legends Live On: From the Beatles to Bruno Mars and the Four Seasons to Earth, Wind and Fire – a journey through the decades of timeless music starring the international vocal group, Legacy. Showing on various dates from January 22 through February 14. Check dates and get tickets here or through your concierge.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13
Bonaventure Cemetery After Dark – Valentine’s Weekend: Cemeteries are full of dead romantics, the love obsessed, the unrequited, crisscrossed partners and some who’s love went on for decades till death did they part. Bonaventure is hallowed to stories of lovers good and evil, root doctors doing love spells, couple’s having martinis among the moss, proposals, renewals and every Halloween there’s no less than 30 weddings! Its no wonder Oscar Wilde called it, “Incomparable,” having inspired so much. Your story host and ultimate cemetery romantic, Shannon Scott, will guide you across the 1760s plantation grounds turned 1840s cemetery as only he can show the place – after the gatekeeper has locked up for the night! This taboo tales event is a perfect pre-dinner or early night endeavor to add some inspiration to your love of each other and Savannah! 5 – 8pm; $44.95 Per Patron; Reservations: 912-292-0960
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Valentine’s Day Weddings in the Davenport House Museum Gardens: Davenport House Museum is offering COVID-19 compliant wedding ceremonies on the most romantic day of the year – Valentine’s Day. Say “I Do” to your spouse in the beautiful Davenport House gardens. Ceremonies will be offered every ten minutes between 5-7 p.m. with a $100 donation. All ceremonies will follow the COVID-19 guidelines as recommended by the CDC. Couples must bring a valid Georgia marriage license, which does not require a waiting period or a blood test, to the ceremony. In the event of rain, ceremonies will be performed on the back porch of the museum that overlooks the garden.
It is with sadness that we have to report that the St Patrick’s Day Parade has been cancelled for the second year in a row. The 2021parade will not be held.
Common Thread – opening this month!!! Located on the corner of Abercorn and 37th Street. Keep your eyes and ears open for this! New restaurant offering a menu of distinction.
Franklin’s – A restaurant and coffee shop located at 5 W Liberty Street
KIDS BROADWAY THEATER CAMPS
Disney Diva/Divo Star Camp – AGES 6-9 – FEBRUARY 1-4 – 3:30-5PM (6 HRS) $150 Do you have a little diva or divo at home who sings and dances along with movies like Frozen, The Little Mermaid, & The Princess and the Frog? This is the camp for them! Join us while we learn to sing, dance, and act to tunes from Disney hits, old and new! Cleaning and safety measures implemented; Attendance capped at 12 participants. To register please email Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lin-Manuel Miranda Mashup Camp – Ages 8-13, February 1-4, 6pm-7:30pm, (6 hrs) $150 Hamilton, Moana, In The Heights, Bring It On The Musical – he wrote them all, and we love them all! Each day we will sing, dance, and act our way through the incredible music of Lin-Manuel Miranda, resulting in an LMM-Mega-Mashup performance! Camp will be led by Broadway star Alex Hairston (Motown, Beautiful, Summer: the Donna Summer Musical) with appearance by special guest star and Hamilton Cast Member DeAundré Woods! Attendance capped at 14 participants. To register please email Michelle at email@example.com
BROADWAY BOOTCAMP – with Broadway star Alex Hairston Friday, February 5, 4 – 5:30PM Saturday, February 6, 1 – 3:30PM Sunday, February 7, 11 – 1PM
Do you love dancing, singing and acting? Then you are going to love this camp! Each day you will polish your musical theatre skills with Broadway star Alex Hairston, (Motown the Musical, Beautiful, Summer- The Donna Summer Musical) Camp will explore musical theatre dance technique, vocal & singing technique, and acting techniques. Some previous training is preferred but not required. To register please email Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to say a special “Welcome back” to Ghost Coast Distillery, The Fitzroy and Gryphon Tea Room. It is good to have y’all back open!
Special Thanksgiving Event
SAVANNAH’S GINGERBREAD TRAIL NOVEMBER 28 – DECEMBER 25
This Year’s Gingerbread House competition has been reinvented and will include several venues that are hosting the houses entered into the competition. The Savannah Harbor Foundation is expanding its reach into the ‘Hostess City’ and will spread Holiday Cheer all over town through the 2020 Gingerbread Trail & Competition.
A Christmas Tradition @ Savannah Theater
November 26 – December 24: With various dates and times. Please check their website for more detailed information or to purchase tickets. “A Christmas Tradition” brings you holiday glitz and glitter with a 2-hour performance. The theatre is transformed into a perfect holiday picture, sharing all of your Christmas favorites. Sprinkle in a little comedy and Santa and his dancing reindeer for the greatest event of the season.
Davenport House Musem
The Early 19th Century Holiday Story: Between November 27 and January 4 tours will be presented that showcase the celebration of the period familiar to the Davenports in their fine home on Columbia Square.
Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight: December 26 through 30 from 6 – 8:30p.m. The format is open house style. The experience will take approximately 60 minutes. No admissions after 8 p.m.
Glistening by candlelight, the Federal-style home welcomes visitors to an event emphasizing the end-of-year celebrations of early 19th century Savannahians, including the Davenport household, who lived in the fine brick home on Columbia Square. Light refreshments, music and skilled interpreters, who show visitors through the home, are among the highlights of the presentation.
SKIDAWAY ISLAND – MYSTERY ISLAND TREASURE HUNT
Friday, November 27:
Don’t want to be anywhere near the malls or stores on Black Friday? Visit Skidaway Island for the perfect outdoor activity for you and your family & friends! Become part of the MITH – Mystery Island Treasure Hunt! Teams of up to 5 people can partake in this one-of-a-kind photo-based scavenger hunt in beautiful Skidaway Island State Park. Trophies and sweet treats will go to the first three teams that solve the clues, get the photos, and return to base! The best part? It’s an outdoor photo-based hunt that’s socially distanced! You can be winning this adventure with your favorite group of people while supporting our youth! Performance Initiatives, Inc is a very unique non-profit in Savannah that offers a variety of different programs including Crossfit, after-school youth programs, Olympic Weightlifting, and academic tutoring to the youth who need it most in our community. 10 am – 12 pm
BOAT PARADE OF LIGHTS November 28
A magical Christmas Parade on the river with more than 40 lighted vessels that will parade up and down both sides of the river. Holiday fireworks will immediately follow the parade.
River Street View – Free and open to the public on Rousakis Plaza
Savannah Convention Center View – $5 parking pass for access to the Convention Center’s Riverwalk esplanade.
Reserve/VIP seating available at Plant Riverside’s Electric Moon for $30 (includes a drink and a holiday gift bag). Must be 21 or over.
SAVANNAH CHRISTMAS MARKET
Enjoy the magic and festivity of a traditional Salzburg Christmas Market brought to life in Savannah at Plant Riverside District. Discover holiday celebrations all season long at the Savannah Christmas Market – Live holiday music, street performers, seasonal food and beverage specials and exclusive holiday market vendors along the Savannah riverfront. For a list of events click here.
Live from Victory North – November 22; 7:30pm: Wind musicians from your Savannah Philharmonic present an evening of music originally composed for the silver screen and stage plays. The program features Debussy’s beautiful Petite Suite, Gershwin’s fun Promenade (Walking the Dog), and a soothing piece by celebrated American composer Amy Marcy Cheney Beach. To close, you’ll be treated to some of the most recognizable melodies in all of classical music with “Morning Mood” and “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite. 60 minutes. TICKETS
Brilliant Brass for the Holidays – December 18; 7:30pm: Ready for the holidays? Don your festive attire and join the Savannah Philharmonic for an evening of joyous music. Perfect for date night, SavPhil presents a fun concert filled with sparkling brass arrangements of carols and songs of the season. Enjoy favorites you know and love as well as hidden gems from across the world in this timeless holiday concert. 60 minutes; For tickets call: 912-232-6002
GHOST COAST DISTILLERY – Holiday Happy Hour
Friday, December 4: 5 -7pm The holidays are quickly approaching… Get in the SPIRIT at the Holiday Happy Hour with Urban Tree Cidery & Farm 2 Cocktail! Urban Tree is featuring festive cocktails made with cider, spirits, and shrubs… all Georgia-made! They will be raffling off a holiday gift basket to add to the cheer!
Southern Tide: New store on Savannah’s Waterfront – Grand Opening October 1 – 4th
September 24 – October 17
Savannah Theater – Savannah Cabaret
Thursday, October 1
Savannah Phiharmonic Live From Victory North: String Theory
Introducing SavPhil Live from Victory North! This reimagined concert experience features chamber ensembles set in a socially-distanced cabaret style seating in the beautiful Victory North venue. Seating is limited to 50 guests so purchase your tickets today!
Prefer not to attend in person? Enjoy the same concert experience from the comfort of your home by purchasing a Virtual Concert ticket.
Friday, October 2
The Petty Hearts – The National Tom Petty Tribute Show: Coaches Corner – 7pm – 10pm
3016 East Victory Drive, Savannah, GA, 31404 TICKETS
Saturday, October 10
Service Brewing – 6th Anniversary! Just show up for an all-day party planned with plenty of open space for you to enjoy some cold beer and good eats. This year taproom festivities extend to the packaging and production area with additional seating, a second bar, game room and a line-up of Savanah’s best DJ’s. A portion of every beer sold will benefit Service Brewing’s seasonal charity Minority Veterans of America. No cover, no tickets, just show up and grab a cold pint! 12pm – 10pm
PHIL the Squares with Music – Chippewa Square: The Celli artist group, an all-female cello quartet, will perform on October 10. Their members playing that day are Erin Cassel, Nan Kemberling, Sarah Kapps, and Jessica Messere.
First performance 10:00 am – 11:00 am EST Second performance 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm EST
Enjoy the beauty of Savannah’s Squares with music throughout the Fall! SavPhil is partnering with homeowners and businesses of the downtown area to provide free outdoor music for the Savannah Community. Perched on balconies and terraces overlooking Savannah’s squares, SavPhil Musicians will play a wide variety of musical selections. Wave hello to our musicians as you pass by or enjoy the full performance via Facebook live. Performances are one hour long twice a day, and will typically be announced a few days in advance.
Sunday, October 11
Savannah Food Truck Festival #7 – Daffin Park 11am – 6pm
FOOD TRUCKERS!!! Fashion Truckers Barber Truckers Pet Truckers FREE Yoga in the park: TBA Beer & Wine ; Live music and DJ on 3 stages; Craft vendors; Family friendly Bounce houses/kids activities; Face Painting ; Pet friendly w/water stations; Yard games
Saturday, October 24
Candle Lantern Tour – Fort McAllister Historic Park: Experience an entertaining and historical trip through time led by candlelight, with friendly tour guides. Witness a night-time firing of our cannon! Refreshments will be provided at the museum. Limited space and set tour times. Pre-registration and payment is required & begins 10/1. Call or visit the Park Office to register. 7pm – 10pm Event phone: 912-727-2339; 3894 Fort McAllister Road Richmond Hill, GA, 31324
Friday, October 30
Savannah Carnival: Clyde Venue 7pm – 10pm
It’s time to celebrate (safely, of course) with everyone’s favorite service & therapy dog organization, SD Gunner Fund. The award-winning Savannah Carnaval is back and more action-packed than ever before! Witness jaw-dropping acrobatics and jugglers from First City Fitness and Aerial Elements. Take your picture with real-life mermaids and painted ladies. Explore your Latin-inspired dance moves with DJ Will Smith, dress to impress to be entered in our first ever costume contest. And back by popular demand, compete in our legendary Rock, Paper, Scissors contest!
As an All-Access Pass VIP Ticket Holder, you will have access to an open bar. Plus you will witness everything Savannah Carnaval has to offer! Including lite bites, a selection of beverages, live entertainment, competitive games, and unlimited access to all photo opportunities, with several surprises in store!
Temperature checks and contact tracing will be provided. Masks are mandatory to enter the yard
Saturday, October 31
Bonaventure: Dinner and a Cemetery Tour: 3 Hour Tour plus a private Q & A Dinner Storyist, Shannon Scott, un-masks Bonaventure with taboo tales of bootleggers, criss-crossed lovers, root doctors, secret societies, mysticism, The Illuminati AND the Ultimate Dive into “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil!” 5PM – 10:30PM