2019 Savannah Holiday Events & Discounts

Categories: Events, Things to Do

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

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Holiday Events


Holly Days Bazaar

Enjoy a Southern-style luncheon, shop the treasure room, bid on silent auction items, or win a chance to host a dinner for 12 at the Green-Meldrim House. Admission and parking are free.

Date: November 7 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Holiday Open House at Seaside Sisters

Enjoy the annual holiday kick-off party showcasing Seaside Sisters Christmas decor, candles,& jewelry. Also including in-store specials, sips, sweets, raffles, & giveaways.

Date: November 9 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


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. 

Date: November 22 - December 23


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. 

Dates: November 29 - December 24

Admission: $28.50/adults and $16/children 

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Holiday Celebrations of Long Ago

At the Davenport House Museum, daily tours between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve will focus on the understated taste of an authentic early 19th century holiday season in Savannah. Tours look at how members of the Davenport household celebrated end-of-year holidays when they lived in the home in the 1820s. Daily hours - Monday through Saturday. Tours begin at 10 a.m. and the last tour begins at 4 p.m. On Sundays tours begin at 1 p.m. and the last tour begins at 4 p.m.

Dates: November 29 - December 31

Admission: $9.00

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"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: December 3 - 24

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Repeal Day

Celebrate the repeal of Prohibition at Savannah's authentic speakeasy, Congress Street Up, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Date: December 5


Days of Christmas Past at Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Step back in time and experience the holidays 100 years in the past. Visit a rustic cabin and discover how Christmas was celebrated. Create historic decorations, meet a traditional Santa Clause and indulge in some hot cocoa and cookies. Many of your animal favorites will be there as well. Come and celebrate the holidays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center and learn about the Days of Christmas Past.

Date: December 7

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Savannah Music Through the Ages: 1900-1940, Early Jazz - Public Lecture and Musical Performances

On December 9, Robert Gibson will deliver a lecture on the jazz age as a preview for the Savannah Voice Festival musical performance the next Monday.

On Monday, December 16, Savannah Voice Festival performers will present a concert of jazz standards as part of as part of the Savannah Music through the Ages series.

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Swingin' Holiday Party at The Shoppes at 1207

Head to The Shoppes at 1207 on Tybee Island for a holiday bonfire and dance featuring Sassy Cats & the Toms. Tickets include food, music, cocktails, & sweets of the season. Sales, swag bags, and raffles are featured all evening.

Date: December 13 from 5 - 8 p.m.

Admission: $10


Tiffani Taylor Gallery Christmas Soiree

Attend Tiffani Taylor Gallery's Soiree to celebrate the Christmas Season, as well as the finale of their Light the Way Charity with Safe Shelter. Mingle and drink, view beautiful art, shop, and donate to a good cause.

Date: December 20


1st Annual Christmas Festival at Trustees Garden

Visit Trustees' Garden on December 21 for a day full of snow tubing, a 23-foot Christmas tree, portraits with Santa Claus, rock wall climbing, a bouncy house, musical performances, live music, a vendor market and so much more! 

Date: December 21 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Admission: $15 All-Day Pass/$45 Family Pass

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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. The last group through the house will begin at 8 p.m. Following the last tour will be a dance demonstration at approximately 8:50 p.m. 

Dates: December 26-30, 2019

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

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New Year's Eve at Congress Street Up

Ring in the New Year in 1920s style in the American Prohibition Museum's speakeasy.

Date: December 31


Funeral for John Barleycorn

It's 100 years since Prohibition was enacted. Come to Congress Street Up inside the American Prohibition Museum to join us in our wake for alcohol and John Barleycorn. 

Date: Janaury 16, 2020


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Savannah Bed & Breakfast will be offering their $99 Innkeeper Special on midweek stays from December 1 - 22. 

Offer valid from December 1 - 22 2019

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Offer valid during the winter season. Restrictions apply. Not valid on Thanksgiving, New Year's or Christmas Day. Not valid with any other offers or promotions.

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Offer valid from December 20 - 27, 2019 

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Stay 3 or more nights and receive 15% off the total booking cost.

Offer valid from December 27, 2019 - January 3, 2020

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