Your 2019 Guide to Savannah’s Holiday Events

Your 2019 Guide to Savannah’s Holiday Events
The most wonderful time of the year has arrived in Savannah. (Source: WTOC)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The most wonderful time of the year has arrived in Savannah. Here’s a list of events happening in the Hostess City during the holiday season.

December Nights and Holiday Lights: Ongoing from November 22nd through December 23rd at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. More info here.

Sippin’ Santa Pop Up Bar at the Alida Hotel: Ongoing from November 27th through December 31st. More info here.

11th Annual United Way Turkey Trot: Thanksgiving Day, 8 a.m. at Daffin Park. More info here.

Aqua Star’s Thanksgiving Jazz Brunch: Thanksgiving Day, 11:00 a.m. – 8 p.m., at the Westin Savannah Harbor Aqua Star. More info here.

Savannah Holly Days Holiday Tree Lighting: Friday, November 29th, 7 p.m. at the corner of Bull and Broughton Streets. More info here.

Savannah Riverboat’s Sailing with Santa: Friday and Saturday, November 29th and 30th, boarding begins at 12:30 p.m. on River Street. More info here.

Columbia City Ballet presents “Nutcracker.” : Saturday, November 30th, 3 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center. More info here.

Savannah’s 19th Annual Boat Parade of Lights: Saturday, November 30th, 7 p.m. at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa. More info here.

Savannah Riverboat’s Boat Parade of Lights Cruise: Saturday, November 30th, boarding begins at 6:00 p.m. on River Street. More info here.

St. Vincent’s Academy’s Christmas Shopping Extravaganza: Thursday, December 5th, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., at the Alee Shrine Temple on Eisenberg Dr. More info here.

Downtown Design District Holiday Walk: Thursday, December 5th, 5:00-8:00 p.m., at the shops on Whitaker Street between Jones and Gordon streets.

Picker Joe’s Annual Christmas Party: Friday, December 6th, 6:00-9:00 p.m., at Picker Joe’s. More info here.

Streetcar Design District Holiday Block Party: Friday, December 6th, 5:00-9:00 p.m., at the shops and bars in the Streetcar Design District. More info here.

West Broughton Street Holiday Block Party: Friday, December 6th, 5:00-8:00 p.m., at the shops on West Broughton Street. More info here.

City Market Holiday Open House: Friday, December 6th, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., at various stores and restaurants in City Market. More info here.

Savannah Philharmonic Holiday Spectacular: December 6th and 7th, 7:30 p.m., with a 3:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday. All shows at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. More info here.

Westin Savannah Harbor Breakfast with Santa: December 7th and 14th, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m., at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa. More info here.

Perry Lane Hotel Brunch with Santa: December 7th, 14th and 21st. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Perry Lane Hotel. More info here.

Savannah Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker: December 7th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., December 8th at 3:00 p.m. All shows at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts. More info here.

Christmas on the River: Friday, December 6th, through Sunday, December 8th. All events on River Street. The Lighted Christmas Parade is on Saturday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the West End of River Street. More info here.

City Market Christmas for the Kids: Saturday, December 7th, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in City Market. More info here.

Friends of Oatland Island’s “Days of Christmas Past” : Saturday, December 7th, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., at Oatland Island. More info here.

Jingle Bell Block Hop Party: Saturday, December 7th, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., at Ellis Square. More info here.

2019 Savannah Santa Train: Saturday, December 7th, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., at the Georgia State Railroad Museum. More info here.

Ghost Coast Distillery Winter Bourbon Bash: Saturday, December 7th, 12:00-8:00 p.m., at Ghost Coast Distillery. More info here.

11th Annual Tybee Lighted Boat Parade: Sunday, December 8th, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the Original Crab Shack. More info here.

New York Cabaret at Perry Lane Hotel: Thursday, December 12th, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., at the Perry Lane Hotel. More info here.

Savannah Fairytale Ball: Saturday, December 14th, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Savannah Convention Center. More info here.

Wesley Monumental UMC’s Messiah - George Frideric Handel with choir and orchestra: Saturday, December 14th, 7:30 p.m., at Wesley Monumental UMC. More info here.

Christmas at the Cathedral Concert: Sunday, December 15th, 5:00 p.m., at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. More info here.

SPD Christmas Cookies with Cops: Wednesday, December 18th, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Panera Bread on Abercorn Street. More info here.

Holiday Happenings at the Trustees Theater: Saturday, December 21st. Three holiday movies will be played. Free admission with a donation to Second Harvest. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer at 11:00 a.m., National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at 3:00 p.m., and It’s a Wonderful Life at 7:00 p.m. All showings at the Trustee’s Theater. More info here.

Savannah Jazz Christmas Concert + Jam Session: Wednesday, December 25th, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa Ballroom. More info here.

Did we miss something you want to see on the list? Email Cyreia, csandlin@wtoc.com.

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