Your 2021 Guide to Holiday Events in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry

The most wonderful time of the year has arrived in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.
The most wonderful time of the year has arrived in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.(WTOC (custom credit))
Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 8:34 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 3, 2021 at 6:41 AM EST
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - After taking a year off last year, this holiday season marks the return of several beloved holiday traditions in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. Here’s what you need to know about all of the events happening in the next few weeks.

Christmas in Yamacraw with First Bryan Baptist Church: Wednesday, November 24th, 5 p.m. at Yamacraw Square. Join us for the dedication ceremony and the lighting of the Christmas trees. Keynote speakers Pastor Christopher Pitman and Jerome Meadows, the artist that designed Yamacraw Park, will rename the historic park to Yamacraw Square. See First Bryan’s beautiful Knauff Pipe Organ and the Nativity scene in all it’s Holiday splendor! First Bryan Baptist Church Choir will be performing holiday classics while you enjoy gifts and refreshments. Open to the public!

Hudson’s Seafood House on the Dock Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner: Thursday, November 25th, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hudson’s Seafood House on Hilton Head. Join fellow islanders for the annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner. This is free and open to the public. Turkey and all of the traditional sides and desserts will be served. For more information, please click here.

Coastal Botanical Gardens 2021 December Nights & Holiday Lights: November 26th, 27th, Dec. 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th-24th, 6-9 p.m. at the Coastal Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd. in Savannah. Millions of twinkling lights are strung across 5 acres to transform our beautiful botanical garden into an enchanted wonderland. This year’s event will again be held as a drive thru beginning Friday, November 26th and continuing on select nights through Christmas Eve. Tickets are $25 per family/car. For more information, click here.

Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina Santa and Shopping Day: Friday, November 26th, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Shelter Cove Marina on Hilton Head Island. Join us for a day-after-Thanksgiving “Santa and Shopping Day” with specials and sales throughout the harbour shops and restaurants.Santa will arrive at 12 noon aboard a fire truck and stay until 2:30 p.m. at the Neptune Statue for children to share their Christmas list and take photos! Additional kids activities from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. will include train rides along with holiday music. Free event, but please bring a new unwrapped toy or canned items for the Deep Well Project. For more information, click here.

City of Savannah Christmas Tree Lighting: Friday, November 26th, 5:30 p.m. at Bull and Broughton Streets in downtown Savannah. Live performances and entertainment start at 5:30 p.m., with the tree lighting following. The tree lighting kicks off Savannah Holly Days, a collaborative effort to provide family-friendly programming and decorations in Savannah during the holiday season from Thanksgiving - New Year’s. For more information, click here.

Savannah Christmas Market at Plant Riverside: Friday, November 26th – January 3rd, at Plant Riverside riverfront area. An open-air, European-style Christmas market with vendor displays showcasing a unique selection of holiday gifts and specialty food and beverages. For more information, click here.

Plant Riverside Tree Lighting Ceremony: Friday, November 26th, 6 p.m. at Plant Riverside Amphitheatre. Featuring performances by the First Baptist Church Choir, Roger Moss reading “The Night Before Christmas,” followed by the arrival of Santa Claus, live music, a performance by Cirque Divina and a holiday fountain show.

Made by Makers Holiday Market: Saturday, November 27th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Hop Atomica. Give the gift of handmade this year and shop with over 25 local artists, makers, designers and bakers all in one spot. More information, click here.

Annual Tybee Island Christmas Tree Lighting: Saturday, November 27th, 6-8 p.m. on Strand Avenue at Tybrisa Street. For more information, click here.

Savannah Harbor Foundation Boat Parade of Lights: Saturday, November 27th, 7 p.m., viewable from the Savannah riverfront. Official judging and parade viewing from Plant Riverside. More info, click here.

Boat Parade of Lights Viewing at Plant Riverside District: Open seating at MLK Park, with viewing on the Riverwalk of the boat parade followed by a live performance by The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra and a holiday fountain show. VIP viewing for ages 21+ at Electric Moon for $20 per person, which includes a holiday gift bag and access to an exclusive after-party at Electric Moon with a live DJ.

City of Savannah Menorah Lighting: Sunday, November 28th, 5 p.m. on Ellis Square. Join the city and local religious leaders for the lighting of the menorah to celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah. Along with activities and food treats, Mayor Van Johnson and the Savannah Fire Department will be the special guests. For more information, click here.

City of Beaufort Menorah Lighting: Sunday, November 28th, 5:30 p.m. at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Join the Chabad Greater Hilton Head as we light a menorah at 5:30 p.m. at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Music and light refreshments will be served after the celebration.

Guyton Christmas Tree Lighting: Sunday, November 28th, 5 p.m. at Guyton City Hall.

City of Hardeeville Tree Lighting: Wednesday, December 1st, 6-7 p.m. at Hardeeville City Hall. The City of Hardeeville welcomes the holiday season at its Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Wednesday, December 1st 6PM at City Hall (205 Main Street) from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. Celebrate with us as we light the Christmas Tree, sing carols, read a Christmas story, and say hello to Santa!

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Oyster Roast and Pop Up Shops: Thursday, December 2nd, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in front of the Christmas tree on Bull and Broughton. In addition to Savannah’s celebrated coastal cuisine, this favorite annual event will feature music, beverages, relationship-building with the Savannah area’s business professionals and local pop-up shops for all of your holiday gifting needs. For more information, click here.

Downtown Design District Annual Holiday Walk: Thursday, December 2nd, 5-9 p.m. at the Downtown Design District shops near Jones and Whitaker streets. The shops will be open late for a festive evening of local holiday shopping, with trunks shows, live demos, and more.

Telfair Museums Holiday Tree Lighting: Thursday, December 2nd, 5:30 p.m. at the Jepson Center. Savannah families and visitors are invited to attend the holiday event on Thursday, December 2 at 5:30pm. Festivities will include a children’s activity, hot cocoa, and cookies. The event is free and open to the public.

The Olde Pink House Annual Holiday Celebration: Thursday, December 2nd, 6:30 – 10 p.m. at the Olde Pink House. This exquisite holiday celebration will celebrate 250 years of history at The Olde Pink House and will feature hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and wine and much more. Guests can enjoy live music in the Grand Ballroom and Planters Tavern and are invited to wander through all 13 historic dining rooms. Proceeds from the event, which is open to the public, will benefit The Habersham Pink House Scholarship presented to Bethesda Academy by the Women’s Board of Bethesda. For more information, click here.

Downtown Statesboro Holiday Celebration and Parade: Friday, December 3rd, 5:30 p.m. in front of the Bulloch Co. Courthouse and E. Main Street. There will be no shortage of holiday cheer for this community celebration, featuring a chili cook-off contest, holiday shopping, the Synovus hayride, a Christmas golf-cart parade, Santa photo booth and community stage performers. For more information, click here.

Bluffton Tree Lighting Ceremony: Friday, December 3rd, 5:30 p.m. at Martin Family Park. Bluffton’s Tree Lighting ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m., Friday, December 3, at Martin Family Park followed by Santa’s Workshop at DuBois Park’s Pavilion. The movie, “Elf,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Martin Family Park. Please bring blankets and/or chairs. Martin Family Park and DuBois Park are adjacent to each other on Boundary Street in the Historic District. For the safety of Santa and all involved, children will need to wear a mask for Santa’s workshop. For more information, click here.

Tybee Island Nightime Christmas Parade of Lights: Friday, December 3rd, 6 p.m. Our amazing parade of lights starts at Memorial Park and moves down Butler Ave. to Tybrisa St. Ends at the roundabout near Tybee Pier with awards for best decorated float. For more information, click here.

Savannah City Market Holiday Open House: Friday, December 3rd, 6-9 p.m. in City Market. Savannah’s beautiful spirit becomes even more exquisite during the holiday season, and City Market is no exception. Stroll in the flickering light of luminaria lining our two-block courtyard, serenaded by Christmas melodies. Drop-in for treats in City Market shops and watch for a glimpse of Father Christmas. For more information, click here.

City of Beaufort Night on the Town: Friday, December 3rd, 6-9 p.m. in Downtown Beaufort. Downtown streets will be closed, merchants and restaurants will be open, and the festivities will be going on! We’ll also be hosting the annual Christmas tree lighting.

Fabulous Equinox Orchestra’s Miracle on Swing Street - A Holiday Soiree: Friday, December 3rd, 7 p.m. at Plant Riverside District’s District Live. This one-night-only holiday show will feature old and new seasonal favorites performed live. The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra adds a spicy Louisiana spirit to popular Christmas classics. This special performance is open to the public and is appropriate for all ages. For more information, click here.

25th Annual Liberty County Illuminated Christmas Parade: Friday, December 3rd beginning at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Hinesville. The celebration features businesses, groups, schools, the 3rd ID and organizations from across the area taking to the streets on beautifully decorated floats. And of course, Santa Claus will close out the parade on an antique fire truck. WTOC’s very own Dawn Baker will host the parade, and it will be streamed live on the WTOC Facebook page starting at 6:30 p.m.

Lyons Christmas Parade: Friday, December 3rd at 6 p.m. More than 60 floats will be making their way through the streets. Prior to the parade, downtown businesses will have activities and goodies for kids and, of course, a visit from the man in the big red suit in the gazebo from 4 to 5:45 p.m. The parade steps off at 6 from City Hall, and will make its way to Partin Park.

Richmond Hill’s 25th Annual Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 4th, 10 a.m. For more information, click here.

Town of Bluffton Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 4th, 10 a.m. The Town of Bluffton is proud to host its 50th annual Bluffton Christmas Parade, Saturday December 4 at 10 a.m. through Bluffton’s Historic District. For more information, click here.

City of Beaufort’s A Christmas Taste of Gullah: Saturday, December 4th, 11 am to 4 p.m., at Waterfront Park. A Christmas Taste of Gullah will feature authentic Gullah cuisine and live holiday entertainment at Waterfront Park. This event is free and open to the public . As rice is a direct link between the Gullah culture, Africa and the African diaspora, a rice cook-off will also be held with attendees choosing their favorite dish.

Savannah Bee Company Winter Festival: Saturday, December 4th from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Savannah Bee Company’s flagship location at 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. The event will include live music by Danielle Hicks & The Resistance, Dark Shark Taco Food Truck, Local Artist Market, Face and Mask Painting, & a Food Drive to benefit Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.

City of Beaufort’s Light up the Night Holiday Boat Parade: Saturday, December 4th, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Waterfront Park.

Savannah Holly Days Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree: Saturday December 4th, 11th and 18th, 1-4 p.m. at the Christmas Tree on Bull and Broughton. Join us every Saturday in December at the tree for great family entertainment; from local dance groups to choirs to Kwanza celebrations - we have something for the whole family to enjoy downtown. For more information on Savannah Holly Days events, click here.

Service Brewing Holiday Market: Saturday, December 4th, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Service Brewing. Join us on Saturday Dec 4th for Service Brewing’s Holiday Makers Market from 11-6pm! Shop 39 local artists and makers as well as some out of town creatives for unique gifts that will jingle your bells. Food Truck, DJ and Craft Beer All Day! For more information, click here.

The Lucas Theatre Holiday Happenings: Saturday, December 4th – 18th, at the Lucas Theatre. Celebrate the season by joining your family, friends, and neighbors downtown for a treasured classic on the big screen. Several movies will be shown throughout the month of December. Tickets are $5. For more information, please click here.

City of Beaufort’s Christmas Parade: Sunday, December 5th, 3-5 p.m. in Downtown Beaufort. For more information on the Beaufort events, click here.

Buy Local Savannah Holly Jolly Holiday Party: Tuesday, December 7th, 7-10 p.m. at Ghost Coast Distillery. Buy Local Savannah will host its annual holiday party on Tuesday, December 7 from 7–10 p.m. at Ghost Coast Distillery, located at 641 Indian Street in Savannah. The Holly Jolly Holiday Party will celebrate a year of the organization’s growth with festive food and drinks, raffle prizes, and the presentation of Buy Local’s annual awards. Tickets are $25 for members, $40 for non-members. For more information, click here.

Greenbriar Children’s Center Eat, Drink and Be Giving: Thursday, December 9th, 6-8 p.m. at a private home on Victory Drive. Greenbriar Children’s Center, a non-profit in Savannah celebrating over 72 years providing services to children and families, will hold its first annual Eat, Drink & Be Giving event on Thursday evening, December 9, 2021 from 6-8:00 pm at a beautifully decorated private home on East Victory Drive. The evening will feature live Christmas music, holiday cocktails, canapes and appetizers provided by Savannah Culinary Retreat and a live auction with unique and beautiful items perfect for holiday gifting. Proceeds benefit Greenbriar and DUET Kids. Tickets are $75. For more information, click here.

Lucas Theatre Holiday Classics - National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation: Thursday, December 9th, 7 p.m. at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts. Spend the night with the Griswolds, and take comfort that no matter what bad luck, difficult relatives, or natural disasters may come your way over the holidays, Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, and Juliette Lewis have it far, far worse. At this extra festive holiday screening we will have a preshow trivia game including a Moose Mug (perfect for some eggnog!) and jelly-of-the-month giveaway! Tickets are $5. For more information, click here.

Holiday Open House at the Shops on Victory and Abercorn: Friday, December 10th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This includes Emily McCarthy Shoppe, John Davis Florist, and the Cottage Shop.

Laney Contemporary Holiday Shop Opening Reception: Friday, December 10th, 6-9 p.m. at Laney Contemporary, 1810 Mills B. Lane Blvd. Enjoy the annual Holiday Shop, which features an incredible group of regional artists and makers. The opening reception will include a projection activation by artist Will Penny and DJ Marcus Kenney will be spinning.

3rd Infantry Division Band Holiday Concert: Friday, December 10th, 7 p.m. at the JW Marriott MLK Riverfront Stage, 400 W. River Street. The 3rd Infantry Division Band will present a Holiday Concert, free and open to the public.

Richmond Hill City Center Shop Small Holiday Market: Saturday, December 11th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Richmond Hill City Center. In an effort to support small & home based business, we have decided to host our 2nd Annual Shop Small Holiday Market! This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! For more information, click here.

Plant Riverside District’s Breakfast With Santa: Saturday, December 11th and 18th, 9-11:30 a.m. at Plant Riverside District. The Breakfast with Santa experience at Plant Riverside District features photos with Santa Claus and a holiday breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, Applewood smoked bacon, sausage, roasted breakfast potatoes, French toast, fresh-baked holiday pastries, seasonal fruit, a yogurt bar with house-made granola, juice and fresh-brewed coffee. Ticket prices vary. For more information, click here.

Savannah African Art Museum Kwanzaa Workshop: Saturday, December 11th and 18th, and January 1st, 11 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Savannah African Art Museum. The Savannah African Art Museum (SAAM) is hosting a Kwanzaa workshop series on two Saturdays in December (Dec. 11 and 18) from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and one Saturday in January (Jan. 8) from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This series is part of the museum’s bi-monthly workshop program and will also offer guests shopping opportunities with the Diaspora Marketplace and Ghanian Fine Artist, William Kwamena-Poh. A short presentation on what Kwanzaa is, why it’s celebrated, and its African connection will precede each of the following “back by popular demand” workshops. For more information, click here.

Cookie Decorating & Family Movie at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center: Saturday, December 11th, 11:30 a.m. at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center. The holidays are here! Celebrate with holiday cookie decorating followed by a screening of The Muppet Christmas Carol in the Ben Tucker Theater! This is an all ages event! $5 per family.

Madeline Walker Coastal Ballet Theater’s Nutcracker - Sweet Dreams: Saturday, December 11th, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts. The Madeleine Walker Coastal Ballet Theater presents their annual rendition of the classic ballet. Bring the family back to the theater to share the joy of Clara’s magical journey to the Kingdom of Sweets this holiday season. It’s the ultimate Christmas treat. Tickets $28. For more information, click here.

Tanger Outlets Savannah Polar Express Family Movie Event: Saturday, December 11th, 4-8 p.m. at Tanger Outlets in Pooler. From 4 – 6 p.m., the children can hop on train rides, jump in the gingerbread bounce house; and take photos with Santa and the Grinch! From 6 – 8 p.m., “The Polar Express” will play on an inflatable screen by the lighthouse. Families are encouraged to come dressed in pajamas and bring blankets and chairs to stay cozy outside! There will be hot chocolate and popcorn available for purchase. In addition, Tanger Outlets Savannah will bring the North Pole to the south with snowfall throughout the evening! FREE and open to public.

Cornerstone Church Bluffton Christmas Festival: Saturday, December 11th, 6-9 p.m. at Martin Family Park in Bluffton. An evening of activities including sledding in the snow, mechanical reindeer, a Christmas train, climbing wall, toddler inflatables, games, crafts and more. Barbecue dinner included in registration. For more information, click here.

Savannah Music Festival’s Big Band Holidays - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Saturday, December 11th, at Johnny Mercer Theatre. First show at 3 p.m., second show at 8 p.m. With soulful big band arrangements of songs both sacred and secular, Big Band Holidays is an uplifting tradition enjoyed by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. In addition to swinging Jazz at Lincoln Center instrumental works, virtuosic vocalist Alita Moses joins the band for imaginative new versions of holiday classics like “White Christmas” and “Merry Christmas, Baby.” Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year alongside your fellow music lovers at a special matinee performance. Children 12 and under receive a 50% ticket discount. For more information, click here.

Beaufort County Council and Community Tree Lighting: Monday, December 13th, 5:30 p.m. at Beaufort Administration Building, 100 Ribaut Road. On Monday, December 13, beginning at 5:30 p.m., all County employees and the public are invited to attend the annual Christmas tree lighting in the Administration Courtyard. There will be an appearance by a special guest from the North Pole arriving in his sleigh, Christmas carol singing with The Harbor Masters, hot chocolate, cider and cookies as well as two food trucks: Time To Eat and Gullah Express.

Holiday Cabaret with the SCAD Honeybees at The Lucas Theatre: Wednesday, December 15th, 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Lucas Theatre. Join SCAD’s elite performance ensemble, The Honeybees, for an evening of carols and good cheer featuring special guests including “American Idol” winner Candice Glover, Grammy-nominee Stacie Oricco, and Broadway star Isaiah Johnson. At this intimate performance, you’ll be seated on the Lucas Theatre’s historic stage, against a beautiful backdrop of the auditorium decked out in its festive finery. Step into our transformed winter wonderland to enjoy old and new holiday favorites, complete with complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Eat, drink, and be merry at this memorable new tradition. For more information, click here.

Christmas Movie in the Park: Friday, December 17th, 7 p.m. at Tom Triplett Park in Pooler. Come out for this Free Community Event! A magical night showing THE POLAR EXPRESS, followed by the classic DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! Don’t forget your blankets or lawn chairs, even pack a picnic for this special evening outdoors! Courtesy Popcorn & Sodas while supplies last. For more information, click here.

12th Annual Reindeer Run and 5k: Saturday, December 18th, 9 a.m. at Howe2Run, 11 Gateway Blvd. This is a benefit for the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire. Participants can choose between the traditional 8K Reindeer Run or a 5K option! Please join us for this family friendly event, where everyone is invited to join in the “Reindeer Games.” Proceeds will support the Prevention Education Department at the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire, which offers body safety, digital safety, healthy relationships, harassment and bullying prevention programming for youth and adults in the Coastal Empire. For more information, click here.

Savannah Santa Train: Saturday, December 18th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 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 toys available for purchase, caroling by Savannah Stage Company, and merry dancing with Minick Family Music. Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches from The Big Cheese food truck and frozen sweet treats from Leopold’s Ice Cream will be available for purchase. Savannah Santa Train is hosted each year by Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum, both operated by Coastal Heritage Society. Tickets are $15 per person for all guests eighteen months and older. Pre-Registration is REQUIRED. For more information, click here.

Lucas Theatre Holiday Happenings - Christmas Cartoons, Polar Express PJ Party, and It’s A Wonderful Life: Saturday, December 18th, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Lucas Theatre. Three movies will be played Saturday at the Lucas; Charlie Brown Christmas, The Polar Express, and It’s a Wonderful Life. Admission is FREE with donation of a non perishable food item. For more information, click here.

Reindeer on the Roof at Perry Lane Hotel: Saturday, December 18th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 3 to 5 p.m. Perry Lane’s rooftop is on Santa’s path! That’s right folks, the sleigh will be landing on the lawn of the Peregrin rooftop! If you want to hang out with Santa and the reindeer gang, they will be visiting on December 18th from 11am to 1pm and then will return from 3 to 5pm. Get ready for those reindeer games with Santa, live reindeer, holiday tunes, sweets, and specialty cocktails, available at the rooftop. Entry to this event is complimentary.

Savannah Holly Days Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Finale: Saturday, December 18th, 1-8 p.m. at the Christmas Tree on Bull and Broughton. Join us for a great day of free entertainment with dancing, singing, and more at the Savannah Christmas Tree. Performers include Lyn Avenue, Coastal Performing Arts, Culturally Curious, Roger Moss & Asaf Gleizner Duo, Maxine Patterson School of Dance and the Emerald Empire Band.

Savannah Ballet Theatre Presents ‘The Nutcracker’: Saturday, December 18th, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. A true Savannah favorite, Savannah Ballet’s The Nutcracker returns to the stage for the first time in two years! You don’t want to miss this one! Exciting costumes, brilliant projections, the famous musical score, and gorgeous dancing comes center stage on December 18th. THE 1 P.M. SHOW IS SENSORY FRIENDLY. Join Savannah Ballet Theatre for a Sensory-friendly, abridged performance of The Nutcracker. This performance is designed to create a welcoming environment for families with children who are on the autism spectrum or may have sensory sensitivities. They are also for anyone who may benefit from being in a more relaxed environment. For more information, click here.

Savannah Philharmonic Holiday Pops Concert: Saturday, December 18th, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Matinee show is at Calvary Baptist Temple, evening show at GSU Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Savannah’s merriest concert is back! Bring your friends and family to our spectacular holiday celebration filled with arrangements of festive favorites and classic carols. The ring-ding-dinging during our traditional performance of “Sleigh Ride” will leave you filled with the spirit of the season and remind you why so many call it the most wonderful time of the year. For more information, click here.

Savannah Holly Days Jingle Bell Block Hop and Candy Crawl: Sunday, December 19th, 2-4 p.m. on Broughton Street. Bring all the kids downtown and let them have a blast at the Jingle Bell Block Hop & Candy Crawl. This event will feature pictures with Santa, holiday dancers, Magic Marc, cookie decorating, games and a candy crawl at participating businesses downtown.

Union Mission Holiday Celebration: Wednesday, December 22nd, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Union Mission, 125 Fahm Street. – In the spirit of the holidays, Union Mission will serve 300 holiday meals, provided by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation with the support of Sodexo, to local families and individuals in need. This event is free and open to the public. Union Mission will also provide free clothing and household items through their Clothing Closet.

13th Annual Savannah Feed the Hungry Christmas Dinner: Wednesday, December 23rd, 3 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center. After two years of drive through giveaways Feed the Hungry will hold it’s first sit down dinner. The 13th Annual Feed the Hungry Annual Christmas Dinner will now be held in the Savannah Civic Center Arena. The event will start at 3 pm and will feature a hot holiday meal, our signature farmer’s market, thousands of pounds of Perdue chicken, Kid’sCorner, Empowerment Zone live entertainment on the Empowerment Center Stage and free toys for parents who have registered.

Savannah Jazz’s Annual Christmas Jam Concert: Saturday, December 25th, 5-7 p.m. at Plant Riverside Entertainment District. For 39 years this show features jazz legends who come home for the holidays and join in the performance and jam session. Join us for this Christmas tradition at Plant Riverside District’s Salzburg Ballroom, Savannah’s hottest new luxury hotel and entertainment venue. Tickets $30 in advance, $40 at the door. For more information, click here.

Unity in the Community New Year’s Eve on River Street: Friday, December 31st, 11 a.m. to Midnight on River Street near Rousakis Plaza. Vendors, music, entertainment. Party from 9 p.m. to Midnight.

Cirque du Masquerade New Year’s Eve Celebration at Bohemian Hotel’s Rocks on the Roof: Friday, December 31st, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Bohemian Hotel. Rocks on the Roof, one of Savannah’s most popular rooftop bars and open-air lounges, will host the Second Annual Cirque du Masquerade Celebration to ring in the New Year. Guests are invited to dress in masquerade and to enjoy live entertainment as well as amazing views of the midnight fireworks display over the Savannah River. This event is 21+. Admission is $60 and includes a champagne toast at midnight, late night hors d’oeuvres, Bohemian Punch and party favors. For more information, click here

New Year’s Eve at Drayton Hotel: Friday, December 31st, 9 p.m to 1 a.m. at the Drayton Hotel. Ring in 2022 with a front row fireworks display and the iconic view of Savannah’s historic golden dome of City Hall. NYE2022 Rooftop Party hosted with Pol Roger Champagne, and entertainment by soul-shaking siren, Danielle Hicks and The Resistance. Enjoy the views of downtown Savannah, party favors, late-night hors d’oeuvres and a champagne tower at midnight. For more information, click here.

New Year’s Eve Hollywood Ball at the Perry Lane Hotel: Friday, December 31st, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Perry Lane Hotel. Become enchanted by the old Hollywood glamour, come dressed to impress, and be prepared to ring in the New year in style! Tickets include open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, a live band, and more! For more information, click here.

Peregrin New Year’s Eve Rooftop Party: Friday, December 31st, 7 p.m to 1 a.m. at Peregrin rooftop of the Perry Lane Hotel. Head to the roof of the Perry Lane Hotel to celebrate New Year’s Eve in beautiful Savannah. Enjoy music, specialty cocktails, and the best view of in the city as we ring in the new year! Entry to this event is complimentary.

District Live New Year’s Eve Performance with Ed Roland of Collective Soul: Friday, December 31st, Doors open at 9 p.m. at District Live at Plant Riverside District. Collective Soul lead singer and songwriter Ed Roland will take the stage for a special live performance on New Year’s Eve at District Live at Plant Riverside District. Tickets are $50 in advance and $55 at the door. For more information, click here.

Plant Riverside New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display: Friday, December 31st, Midnight at Plant Riverside District. Plant Riverside District, known as Savannah’s Entertainment District, will host a free New Year’s Eve fireworks display over the Savannah River at midnight. This event is free and open to the public.

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