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2018 Savannah Holiday Events & Discounts

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Categories: Events, Things to Do

The holiday season in Savannah is chock full of cheer! Make plans to attend these special seasonal events.

"A Christmas Tradition" at Savannah Theatre

"A Christmas Tradition" at Savannah Theatre brings you holiday glitz and glitter with a 2-hour performance. The theatre is transformed into a perfect holiday picture, sharing memories of the Christmas standards that you know and love. Sprinkle in a little comedy and audience participation for the greatest event of the season.

Dates: November 22 - December 24

Buy tickets here.

December Nights & Holiday Lights

The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens are a feast for the eyes during the holiday season! This year's event will feature 1,000,000+ lights and a wealth of new displays. Santa will be visiting on November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 13-16, & 20-23. The 2018 $5 Admission Family Nights will be held on December 13th & 20th. 

Date: November 24 - December 23

Admission: $10/adults; $5/children (4-12 years old); FREE/children (3 & under)

Old Town Trolley Annual Holiday Sights Tour

The elves of Old Town Trolley Tours will delight and entertain on their annual Holiday Sights Tour. Enjoy caroling from the trolley as you pass decorated historic homes and city squares. The tour is offered 31 nights throughout November and December and includes two stops; the historic Isaiah Davenport House and at the Massie Heritage Center. At the Davenport House, guests are transported back to the 1820s to get a glimpse at a typical 19th century family holiday. Just before the evening ends, you will visit Santa Claus, a toy workshop, Christmas lights, a tree and other goodies at the Massie Heritage Center. 

There are up to five tours departing each night every 30 minutes between 6:30pm and 8:30pm. The tour is approximately two hours.

Dates: November 23 - December 24

Admission: $28.50/adults and $16/children 

Buy tickets here

December Nights & Holiday Lights

The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens are a feast for the eyes during the holiday season! This year's event will feature 1,000,000+ lights and a wealth of new displays. Santa will be visiting on November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 13-16, & 20-23. The 2018 $5 Admission Family Nights will be held on December 13th & 20th. 

Date: November 24 - December 23

Admission: $10/adults; $5/children (4-12 years old); FREE/children (3 & under)

Meet Santa at River Street Sweets

Take a picture with Santa & Mrs. Claus at River Street Sweets (Habersham Village)!

Multiple dates:

  • December 1 from 3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • December 8 from 3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • December 8 from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
  • December 21 from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Learn more here

Soulful Christmas Celebration

Enjoy live music, food and dancing during Premier Bowl & Bistro's Soulful Christmas Celebration!

Date: December 21

Learn more here

Holidays on the Big Screen

A family friendly event, bring everyone down along with chairs & blankets and watch a favorite holiday movie under the stars in Ellis Square. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Sponsored by The Savannah Harbor Foundation.

Date: December 22 

Learn more here

Christmas on the River

Join the Savannah Waterfront Association December 21–23 as they get into the holiday spirit with music, lights, Santa, decorations and holiday cheer! Grab some hot chocolate and visit the regional arts & crafts exhibitors with unique local holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. Choral performances, dance groups and live entertainment will take place on the Rousakis Plaza Stage all weekend long.

Date: December 21–23 

"A Christmas Tradition" at Savannah Theatre

"A Christmas Tradition" at Savannah Theatre brings you holiday glitz and glitter with a 2-hour performance. The theatre is transformed into a perfect holiday picture, sharing memories of the Christmas standards that you know and love. Sprinkle in a little comedy and audience participation for the greatest event of the season.

Dates: November 22 - December 24

Buy tickets here.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Make memories with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts gang this Christmas 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!

Multiple dates:

  • December 7, 14 at 7:00 P.M.
  • December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 at 3:00 P.M.
  • December 15 at 10:00 A.M.

Call (912) 238-9015 or visit savannahchildrenstheatre.org for tickets.

Old Town Trolley Annual Holiday Sights Tour

The elves of Old Town Trolley Tours will delight and entertain on their annual Holiday Sights Tour. Enjoy caroling from the trolley as you pass decorated historic homes and city squares. The tour is offered 31 nights throughout November and December and includes two stops; the historic Isaiah Davenport House and at the Massie Heritage Center. At the Davenport House, guests are transported back to the 1820s to get a glimpse at a typical 19th century family holiday. Just before the evening ends, you will visit Santa Claus, a toy workshop, Christmas lights, a tree and other goodies at the Massie Heritage Center. 

There are up to five tours departing each night every 30 minutes between 6:30pm and 8:30pm. The tour is approximately two hours.

Dates: November 23 - December 24

Admission: $28.50/adults and $16/children 

Buy tickets here

Christmas Eve Lunch Cruise

Start your Christmas Eve celebration off with some delicious Southern fare this year with Savannah Riverboat Cruises! 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. Advanced reservations required.

Date: December 24 from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. 

Fare: Adults $46.95* | Children(ages 5-12) $26.95* | (Children 4 & under: Free)

Click here to buy tickets.

Christmas Eve Dinner Entertainment Cruise

Join Savannah Riverboat Cruises this Christmas Eve, along with family and friends, for a festive holiday cruise! Enjoy a specially-prepared holiday buffet and tap your feet to the beat to some of the best house entertainment, all while you cruise the Savannah River. Advanced reservations required.

Date: December 24  from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. 

Fare: Adults $67.95* | Children(ages 5-12) $39.95* | (Children 4 & under: FREE)

Click here to buy tickets.

Celebrate Christmas at Moss + Oak

Moss + Oak invites you and yours to gather around the table from 12 – 6 pm on Christmas Day for a 3-course family-style buffet. Enjoy the views of the Savannah River with outdoor patio seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. For reservations, call 912-721-4593. To learn more, visit their website.

Date: December 25

Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight

Glistening by candlelight, the Davenport House Museum 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. A demonstration of period dancing will culminate the evening. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms. There will be no admittance after 8 p.m.

Dates: December 26 - December 28

Admission: $12 adults in advance, $15 at the door; $6 children in advance, $8 at the door. Plus tax. 
Combination Pass for the Daily Tour and the Holiday Evening Tour is $16.

Purchase tickets here.

Bonaventure After Hours: New Year's of Fear

A very special After Hours conducted by storyist, author, filmmaker and Bard of Bonaventure, Shannon Scott. This is Savannah's ONLY after hours, cemetery tour! Scott's specialty is revealing the hidden for his guests from the layers and legions of secret society topics, to root doctor ritual work, gangsters, bootleggers, murderous lovers and other clandestine story gems that Scott defines as "the taboo tales" of Bonaventure. For fans of Midnight In The Garden of Good & Evil? This is the ultimate show as you roam the grounds discussed in the novel where many of the characters are now buried and this tour features a very exclusive reveal few will have the privilege of observing! Not to be missed and yes, this tour will sell out! Also includes gorgeous Official Tour Poster & other goodies!

Date: December 29

Admission: $44.95

Buy tickets here

December Local Artist Exhibit

Savannah local artist Logan Artisan will have a collection on display at GCD Home Furnishings & Decor that is both feminine and organic with bold, unapologetic colors. In addition to original paintings, prints and ornaments will also be available for purchase.

Date: Through January 31

Rockin' New Year's Eve

Ring in the new year with Savannah Theatre's spectacular "Savannah Live!" show. This fun 2-hour variety show features pop, Broadway, mototown and more Then join the cast and band on stage as they count down to 2019!

Date: December 31

Buy tickets here

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Moss + Oak

Moss + Oak Savannah Eatery invites you to ring in the New Year while taking in the views of the Savannah River. Enjoy a prix fixe menu featuring a mouthwatering amuse bouche selection along with 3 delectable courses. Round off the evening with a champagne toast to celebrate the New Year. For reservations, call 912-721-4593. To learn more, visit their website.

Date: December 31

City Market New Year's Eve Celebration

Every New Year’s Eve, City Market becomes Savannah’s “celebration central” – and this year promises to be better than ever. Live outdoor music continues throughout the evening and restaurants are open to help you celebrate. Drop in and stroll through the market all evening long. (Restaurants, of course, require New Year’s Eve reservations.) 

Date: December 31 from 9:00 P.M. - 1:00 A.M.

New Year's Masquerade Party

Enjoy drink specials, DJ Smurf, free giveaways, prizes and more at Premier Bowl & Bistro's New Year's Masquerade Party!

Date: December 29 at 8:00 P.M.

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Holiday Discounts

$199 Any Room Special at Surf Song Bed & Breakfast

During the months of November, December and January, Surf Song Bed & Breakfast is offering any room for $199/night. That includes the suite (with the exception of December 23-31). 

Dates: November 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Scrub Workshop with a Festive Drink

Enjoy a 60-90 minute workshop with one festive drink per guest for only $45/person! You are free to bring your own drinks and food. Email Jasmine Head, Studio Manager, at [email protected], to book your holiday workshop at Salacia Salts.

Dates: November 1, 2018 - January 1, 2019

Mermaid Cottages Winter Family Special

Book a stay with Mermaid Cottages anytime before February 28, 2019 and receive a FREE BINGO card and dauber for any Friday night of your choice! Friday night BINGO at the Tybee Island American Legion is an iconic island event that people from around the world love to attend. Each Friday night event features over 12 chances to win $1500+ in prizes. Teachers, educators, military, AARP or AAA members can receive an additional 5% off. 

Call (912) 704-4618 or email [email protected] to make your reservation.

Make your online reservation here. Use the WinterBINGO discount code. 

Dates: Through February 28, 2019

$5 Off NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens

Give the gift of gardens this year! Receive $5 off each NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens tickets when you book online. 

Book tickets here

$5 off Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours Tours

Get $5.00 off to Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours on Nov 24, December 22nd and December 29th.

Buy tickets here. Use Special Offer Code: BONANIGHT

Holiday Elopement Special

Elope Savannah and Elope Tybee Island offer magical elopements this holiday season! Take your pick of a winter wonderland of sand and sea, or a whimsically decorated historic square! Let our sleigh (Classic Cadillac in red or black) whisk you away to your destination! Call (912) 344-7882 for details.

Dates: November 19, 2018 - January 3, 2019

Holiday Event Deal at Hyatt Regency Savannah

Celebrate the holidays at Hyatt Regency Savannah and enjoy amazing service, delicious food and breathtaking views. Book your holiday event by December 1, 2018 and receive:

  • Chef's special holiday menu priced at $50 per person
  • Complimentary room rental and setup fee
  • Complimentary welcome cocktail to toast with at the event

Call (912) 238-1234 for more information.

50% Off Savannah ePasses & eGift Cards

Enter code SAVCVB2018 and receive 50% off your ePASS and all eGIFT Cards to send to your friends and family! Code exclusive to Members Only!

Click here to purchase. 

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