Holiday Shopping Events
Cohen's Retreat Holiday Pop-Up Shop
This event is Cohen's Retreat largest event of the year! Shop for items crafted by local vendors and stock up on unique gifts for your family and friends!
Date: November 3 -4
23rd Annual Telfair Art Fair
Attend an open-air art fair featuring art, food trucks, live music, free children’s activities and more at the 23rd Annual Telfair Art Fair.
Date: November 11 - 12
Mamie Ruth 3rd Anniversary Party and Neighborhood Holiday Gathering
Celebrate Mamie Ruth and MLiz Boutique's third anniversary with discounts, specials, deals, music and merriment.
Date: November 30 from 6 P.M. - 9 P.M.
City Market Open House
City Market is a great place to explore any time of the year, but it gets even more beautiful during the holidays, when red bows, garland, wreaths and hundreds of lights brighten the courtyard. During their open house, visitors can enjoy Christmas carolers, visit with Father Christmas and sample holiday treats in the shops around City Market starting at 6 p.m., ending at 9 p.m. Don’t forget to bring an unwrapped toy to drop off in their Holiday Hope collection box.
Date: December 1
City Market’s Christmas for Kids Celebration
Maybe you don’t just want to explore City Market, but partake in some holiday activities. If that’s the case, then make your way there for their Christmas for Kids Celebration, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be fun-filled activities, including cookie decorating, ornament making, face painting, a petting zoo, photos with Father Christmas in the Carriage Tours of Savannah Cinderella carriage and a choir performance during this special occasion. Don’t forget to bring an unwrapped toy to drop off in their Holiday Hope collection box.
Date: December 2
Misc. Holiday Events
"A Christmas Tradition" Musical Variety Show
Date: November 23, 2017 - December 24
If it’s a holiday show you’re looking for then make your way to the famed Savannah Theatre for holiday glitz and glitter. The two-hour variety show, “A Christmas Tradition,” will feature Frosty, dancing reindeer, Santa and his elves, along with an award-winning cast of singers and a live band performing all the classic Christmas favorites.
Admission: $37 for adults and $18 for children
Buy tickets here.
Boat Parade of Lights
Head to the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa for front row seats to the Boat Parade of Lights. The twinkling parade will feature 35 festively decorated crafts on the Savannah River. Along with the beautiful parade, you will experience a festive tree lighting, Savannah Pipe and Drum Band performance and photos with Santa.
Date: November 25 at 6:00 P.M.
Purchase tickets here.
Savannah Harbor Holiday Series
For lights, amazing gingerbread houses, Christmas activities, holiday treats and more, head over to the Westin across the Savannah River for the 16th annual Savannah Harbor Holiday Series. It will not only feature the South’s best Santa Claus, a world famous Gingerbread Village & Competition, but also daily events from local organizations and holiday treats at the “Ice Bar” and “North Pool.”
Date: Thanksgiving – New Years
Christmas on the River
The Savannah Waterfront Association is known for it’s fun festivals on River Street and their Christmas on the River celebration is just that. This holiday celebration features regional arts and craft exhibitors with holiday gifts and stocking stuffers at the Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, with music and local entertainment on the Arbor Stage throughout the weekend leading up to Savannah’s Lighted Parade. Weekend festivities kick off December 1 from 4-10 p.m., with First Friday Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., and December 2 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. The parade will start on West River Street, travel throughout downtown and end in City Market. For more information, call (912) 234-0295 or go to www.riverstreetsavannah.com.
Dates: December 1-3
Savannah Ballet Theatre Presents "The Nutcracker"
The Savannah Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker will take center stage at the beautiful Lucas Theatre on December 2. Join the dancers in the lobby for a character meet and greet after the performance.
Date: December 2 at 2 P.M. and 8 P.M.
Admission: Purchase $25.00 tickets here.
Tybee Island Christmas Parade
On December 2 visitors can head over to “Savannah’s Beach” at 1 p.m. for the Tybee Island Christmas Parade, where festive floats and spirited parade participants will fill the streets of Tybee Island as they lead Mr. and Mrs. Claus from the 14th Street parking lot, up Tybrisa to Butler Avenue, to the Tybee Gym for photos with Santa and all kinds of other family fun. The Tybee YMCA will also have surprises for all to enjoy at the gym.
Date: December 2
9th Annual Tybee Island Lighted Boat Parade
Watch a parade of boats decked in their holiday finery from the comfort of The Crab Shack on Tybee Island.
Date: December 3 at 5:30 P.M.
Davenport House Harvest Lecture Series
December 4: Nancy Carter Crump, culinary historian specializing in 18th century open-hearth cooking, presents Out of the Ashes: Using Early Cookbooks as a Guide to Fireplace Cooking
December 11: Damon Lee Fowler, culinary historians specializing in southern cooking and the taste of the Lowcountry will present Lowcountry Cooking Traditions.
Admission: Free to public but reservartions are requested.
Call 912-236-8097 for reservations.
Pictures with Santa at Savannah Harley-Davidson
Savannah Harley-Davidson will be offering free photos with Santa, Christmas music, refreshments, crafts and more.
Date: December 9 from 2 P.M. - 4 P.M.
Holiday Pops with Savannah Philharmonic
It’s December and that means it’s time for our beloved annual Holiday Pops concert, featuring musical favorites both old and new! You’ll hear traditional tunes, sing-along melodies, and holiday classics in this concert which features something for everyone. There’s no better way to usher in the holiday season that with Holiday Pops and your Savannah Philharmonic!
Date: December 9
Admission: $16 - $75
Buy tickets here.
The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is offering FREE admission for up to two children when accopmanied by one paying adult.
Date: December 19 - January 2
City Market New Year's Eve Block Party
Every New Years Eve, City Market becomes Savannah's celebration central! Drop in and stroll through the market to enjoy live outdoor music, dining and shopping during City Market New Year's Eve Block Party.
Date: December 31
18th Annual Polar Plunge
2018 marks the 18th annual Tybee Polar Plunge, a tradition held every New Year’s Day at the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. Join more than 1,000 hearty and brave souls as they plunge into the chilly Atlantic.
Date: January 1, 2018