Savannah Santa Train, an annual favorite holiday family event, returns on Saturday, December 18, 2021, from 9 am to 5 pm at Georgia State Railroad Museum.
Festive activities and entertainment include a holiday-themed diesel locomotive train ride experience, live demonstrations by Lowcountry Turners artfully hand-crafting spinning tops, and dreidels available for purchase, caroling by Savannah Stage Company, and merry dancing with Minick Family Music. Decorate a holiday card to send to families at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, or enjoy complimentary donuts and coffee provided by The Salvation Army’s Mobile Canteen. Santa Claus will visit with all the children and hear their Christmas wishes.
Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches from The Big Cheese food truck and frozen sweet treats from Leopold’s Ice Cream will be available for purchase.
*Tickets are $15 per person for all guests eighteen months and older. Members of Coastal Heritage Society receive a discounted ticket rate of $12 per person.
These tickets do sell out! Pre-registration is required. Purchase tickets here.
As our “Home for the Holidays in Savannah” posts continue, head down to River Street Saturday, November 27 before 7pm to grab something to eat and an adult beverage (thank you, Savannah, for that open container law). Find a seat right along the river and wait for the splendor to begin!
Over 7,000 viewers will gather on River Street this year to watch more than 40 boats decorated in holiday cheer parade the Riverfront at 7 p.m., culminating in an amazing fireworks show. We encourage revelers to hop aboard the Georgia Queen Riverboat as it leads the parade or enjoy VIP Viewing from Plant Riverside with Fabulous Entertainment, St. Nick & a smorgasbord of holiday fare.
The holidays are definitely here and I thought it would be fun to celebrate by posting something special happening every day (hopefully) until Christmas. Savannah is a beautiful city full of life especially during the holidays.
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The Savannah Christmas Market at Plant Riverside District will spread good tidings and holiday cheer from Friday, November 26, 2021 through Monday, January 3, 2022.
The Savannah Christmas Market at Plant Riverside District blends European and Southern holiday traditions into a festive, month-long, family-friendly celebration that appeals to area residents as well as visitors from across the country.
Following a highly successful launch in 2020, the second annual Savannah Christmas Market at Plant Riverside District will offer a wide range of open-air, holiday-themed events as well as a European-style outdoor holiday market, live performances, tree lighting ceremony, children’s activities, photos with Santa and much more. All events are free and open to the public.
I am so surprised these tickets are still available. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this fabulous annual event!
The Olde Pink House, an iconic restaurant and architectural treasure located at 23 Abercorn St. in the heart of Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District, will host The Olde Pink House Annual Holiday Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
This exquisite holiday celebration will celebrate 250 years of history at The Olde Pink House and will feature hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and wine as well as samplings of proprietary blends of Woodford Reserve bourbon, Casa Herradura tequila, Papas Pilar rum and Whistle Pig rye whiskey. Guests can enjoy live music in the Grand Ballroom and Planters Tavern and are invited to wander through all 13 historic dining rooms at The Olde Pink House, which will be beautifully decorated for the holidays.
Tickets are $125 per person and are available at OldePinkHouseRestaurant.com. Cocktail attire is recommended. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Habersham Pink House Scholarship presented to Bethesa Academy by the Women’s Board of Bethesda.
The Garden Club of Savannah will safely and securely celebrate the Annual NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens in 2022. This special Tour unlocks the garden gates of selected private gardens and historic gardens for self-guided exploration. Ticket holders will enjoy springtime gardens located in Savannah’s Landmark Historic District, which is the largest in the United States. All the gardens are located in the area North of Gaston Street (NOGS) to the Savannah River. As part of the Tour, guests are invited to a Southern Tea at the Green-Meldrim House, a National Historic Landmark and one of the South’s finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture. Proceeds from the Tour are donated to organizations throughout the Savannah area thanks to your generous support. Sharing the Art of Southern Hospitality with our guests for over 46 years.
Perry Lane Hotel is HAVING A GIVEAWAY!- Win 2 tickets to their Tequila Dinner! . July 24th at 6pm, Join Perry Lane for a cocktail hour along with a meet & greet with Spirits Expert and Global Brand Ambassador, Jesse Estes. Then, head to the private dining room for a 6-course meal, each course paired with cocktails and tastings of various styles of tequila by Tequila Ocho. . To enter: -Follow Perry Lane on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/perrylanehotel/)
Friday, July 2 – Monday, July 5 – Savannah Stars & Stripes Weekend at Plant Riverside District:
Plant Riverside District will host the Savannah Stars and Stripes July 4th Weekend with family-friendly festivities that are free and open to the public.
The four-day event will offer free live music and performances by Savannah Cirque, mini golf, a boat parade as well as food and drink options for all ages. Plant Riverside District will sponsor the Savannah’s Waterfront Annual Independence Day Fireworks Show, which will light up the sky directly across from Plant Riverside District on Sunday, July 4 at 9:15 p.m.
Open seating on the riverwalk will also be available for the inaugural Freedom Floats Savannah July 4th Boat Parade, with the official judging in Montgomery Park on Sunday, July 4 from 3-5 p.m.
Additional highlights include A Red, White & Blue Spectacular circus show featuring awe-inspiring performances by Savannah Cirque on Friday, July 2; Saturday, July 3; and Sunday, July 4 at 8:30 p.m. in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. Plant Riverside District will also present a nightly America the Beautiful Fountain Show with themed music and stunning patriotic displays.
Freedom Floats Boat Parade
This year on July 4th, freedom-loving boaters will celebrate independence day with an All-American Boat Parade presented by Freedom Boat Club – passing the official judging at Plant Riverside between 3:30 and 5 p.m. American flag-cladded vessels will set sail on Independence Day starting at Elba Island at 3pm then head across the river to the Official Judging and Celebration at Plant Riverside District. Organized by Savannah Waterfront Association.
Independence Day Fireworks Show
Savannah’s Waterfront has announced they will host the annual Independence Day Fireworks Show on Sunday, July 4th at 9:15 pm.
“There’s always a reason to come down to Savannah’s Waterfront, but we are especially excited about this show as it’s the first event we’ve hosted in over a year,” said Julie Musselman, Executive Director. “Fireworks shows are always the highlight of July 4th, and we are thrilled to bring this free event to our community.”
As we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the show is not only entertaining but also symbolic of our freedom in the United States. There will be several opportunities to celebrate our nation’s birthday on Savannah’s Waterfront, including live entertainment at Plant Riverside District, dinner and drink specials at many waterfront restaurants, and the Freedom Floats boat parade. Merchants are looking forward to having spectators enjoy the many shopping and dining options along the waterfront over the holiday weekend.
On July 4th, the City of Savannah will be offering a flat rate of $5 parking in city garages and the Savannah Convention Center will offer $5 self-parking. Note that parking at the Savannah Convention Center is limited due to construction and the building will not be open. Spectators on the waterfront are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets; however, coolers are discouraged.
Tybee Island Fireworks
Join us for Tybee’s annual celebration of America’s birthday. Come early and plan to stay late as this is one of Tybee Island’s busiest days of the year. The independence day fireworks go off with a bang at dark, which is between 9:15 pm and 9:30 pm. The show is staged on the pier but is easily viewed from any of Tybee Island’s eastern beaches.
SAVANNAH AFRICAN ART MUSEUM TO HOST FREE JUNETEENTH COMMUNITY CELEBRATION The Savannah African Art Museum (SAAM) is hosting a Juneteenth community celebration to honor the past and embrace the future from 12-4 p.m. Saturday, June 19 at the museum grounds located at 201 E. 37th St., Savannah12:00 pm – 4:00 pmSavannah African Art Museum, 201 E. 37th Street Savannah, GA 31401
The Savannah Repertory Theatre is relocating!!! They are currently remodeling the former Southern Motors Acura Dealership building on the corner of Broughton and Habersham. Will keep you updated on this when we have more information regarding an opening date.
Broughton Market is also relocating. They will still be on Brought Street but are moving into a much larger space and will be able to offer two floors of liquor, wine and beer. YES, liquor!!! They plan to start offering tastings at some point in the near future as well. Stay tuned.
Sunday, June 20
Phil the Garden: On Sunday, June 20th, “Phil the Garden” at Trustees’ Garden, a celebratory concert event is perfect for the whole family. Food trucks, a station where kids (or kids at heart) can create their own instruments, and a concert full of classical hits with Keitaro Harada leading the full orchestra. The pre-concert activities start at 5:30 p.m. followed by a one-hour concert beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10.
Friday, June 25 – Sunday, June 27
Fundraiser – Tails and Ales Festival @ Starland Yard:
The first ever Tails & Ales Festival! Presented by the Humane Society For Greater Savannah and Sponsored by Bentleys Pet Stuff. With the purchase of a special Ales & Tails cup guests will be able to drink at 50% off from each participating businesses Ales & Tails drink menu! Discounted drinks are unlimited with the use of a Ales & Tails cup. Hours vary for each participating business and can be found here. Cups are $20 each and must be picked up by the participant – I.D. is required when picking up your cup. Cups can be picked up at Starland Yard from the Humane Society.
A summer evening filled with tunes from around the world. From Mozart’s Flute Quartet in C major and Georgia On My Mind, to ending the program with a tango – You’ll be off your seat and dancing in the street! Allare welcome to attend this free concert — no ticket or RSVP required.