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My Secret Savannah

RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS AND BUILD-YOUR-OWN ITINERARY SUGGESTIONS:

We will be delighted to make your reservation for any trip, tour, or dining accommodation you may desire. Just give us a call. During any special event it is highly recommended that you make dining reservations as early as possible to ensure a seat in the restaurant you want when you want it!

Dinner Recommendations (some are causal lunch places as well):

    • Cotton & Rye – Housed in an old bank building this is one of the best-kept locals’ secrets. Only open for one year, this fabulous indoor/outdoor restaurant is garnering accolades across the city and state. We love the sausage and cheese board with house-made sausage, house-made pickled vegetables and a delicious array of cheeses. My personal favorite is the Mustard and Molasses BBQ Lamb Ribs – don’t even think about sharing. Jake’s dinner favorite is the crusted pork chop with Brussel sprouts and back, apple sauce and sweet potatoes. Best secret? The BEST mixologist in Savannah and a wonderfully private dining room in the old bank Vault!
    • A.lure – A charming restaurant in the Heart of City Market. What stands out is their attention to detail, perfect for a destination dinner or a quick meal before an evening tour. From the Kale Salad, to the blue cheese fondue, the appetizers are sure to please. For main course options, “Peas and Carrots”, a creamy blend of carrot risotto topped with perfectly seared local Scallops; the decadent filet and foie gras Meatloaf, or the  Root beer Float Duck- a blend of sweet and savory ingredients- so delicious it has become my new favorite! Their flexibility in accommodating dietary restrictions makes this an easy recommendation.
    • Vic’s on the River – Avoid the line at Lady and Sons and come to Vic’s for real Southern Cuisine and attention to detail. Spicy Jumbo Shrimp over stone ground grits and Tasso ham gravy; or perhaps a crispy fried trio of shrimp, oysters and local flounder. I love the Fried Green Tomatoes with goat cheese and tomato chutney. Sample southern side dishes favorites of mac n’ cheese and collard greens or take a leap and try the grilled asparagus. Also open for lunch.
    • Public Kitchen – A new Azalea Inn favorite (though it has been around for a year) and winner of the Smoked Salmon BLT award as one of my all-time favorite Sandwiches. Its central downtown location makes if a great spot to lunch at during shopping splurges. Great for Lunch too!
    • Noble Fare: A fellow innkeeper raves about this hidden gem and finally, finally I tried it and shame on me for waiting so long. I started my dinner with an amazing Ahi Tuna Tartar with avocado puree that melted in my mouth. My main course was Pan Roasted Diver Scallops with a cauliflower puree on a bed of Israeli Couscous, smoked bacon, corn with truffle oil. Divine, absolutely Divine. The next time you are in town don’t miss the sensational atmosphere that Paddy and his wife have created at the Noble Fare!
    • Jazz’d – A Tapas Bar featuring small portions of a large variety of food – great for sharing when you can’t make up your mind what to eat! Jazz band begins around 9:00. Don’t miss Thursday’s singer Trey Gurley with a voice reminiscent of Frank Sinatra. “Wine’d Down” every Monday and Wednesday, 4-7 p.m. Select bottles will be offered at just $12 per bottle! Live music six nights a week and never a cover..
    • The Grey: Located in the old Greyhound Bus Station. I could go on and on about the building but I am sure you are just interested in hearing about the food. Chef Mashama Bailey delivers Southern food her way. I skipped appetizers that day and went straight for a “middle”, which is a smaller serving of a main course. My Middle was Country Pasta served with pork belly, Parmesan, and cracked black pepper, which was perfect in flavor and size. I did add a side of roasted beets with a buttermilk yogurt which I intended to share with Jake, but…. Jake ordered the Pork Shank with a “mess of greens” and cornbread and a side of whole fried sweet potato with sorghum butter – which he did share with me! Our waitress helped us pick a by-the-glass wine for each of our dishes which were a heavenly match. We completed our evening with a shared dessert: Pound Cake with Leopold’s corn ice cream and caramel popcorn – every bit as delicious and different as it sounds. You can’t go wrong with dinner and drinks at The Grey – but be sure to make your reservation well in advance of arrival – you wouldn’t want to miss out.
    • Alligator Soul – Jake and I have been very impressed with the food offerings (very fresh, seasonal choices) and with the service! Jake had the signature gumbo and as a main course the Beef Short Ribs while I chose the Georgia Wild Shrimp Plate for my main. To die for! The owner is a VEGAN, so if you wonder whether a vegan can get a beautiful and satisfying dinner – this is the place for you!
    • Crystal Beer Parlor – One of the oldest pubs in Savannah, you will delight in the Craft Beer and Burger selection as well as all those old-timey staples such as meatloaf, fried chicken, mac-n-cheese and more! Make sure you leave room for the Oh-So-Delicious Peach Cobbler. They don’t take reservations but while you wait is the perfect time to take in all the old time pictures of Savannah and the framed newspaper stories across the years. Seriously, we eat here at least once a month – more often when we have company!
    • Green Truck Pub – A bit outside our downtown waking area, but SO worth the drive, this neighborhood joint features locally sources foods, vegetarian options, and a huge selection of craft beers. My favorite burger is the Rustico, a burger with Goat cheese, balsamic caramelized onions, roasted red peppers and fresh basil, a huge side of fries all for just $10. Jake alternates between The Whole Farm (You ever put bacon and cheddar AND a fried freaking egg on a burger?) and the Deluxe Hot Rod (As if bacon and cheese weren’t enough, we shove some sauteed mushrooms and onions on top).

Great for Lunch:

    • Mrs. Wilkes’ Boarding HouseLUNCH ONLY Monday thru Friday. No stay would be complete without lunch at Mrs. Wilkes -southern home cooking at its best. Served family style – this lunch will keep you full till past dinner. Lines begin forming at 11:00 a.m. and service stops when the food runs out – generally around 2:00 p.m.  Closed throughout January. Open weekdays ONLY!
    • Zunzi’s – home of the #2 Sandwich in the entire United States – the Conquistador.
      Zunzi’s is a delightful mix of international cuisines reflecting the very different cultural backgrounds of the owners, Gabriella and Johnny. Enjoy the combination of South African, Swiss, Italian and Dutch every day; vegetarian options also available. Be sure to try the South African tea – Rooibos ice cold. Open six days a week 11 to 6 (making it a great place to grab a take-out bite for dinner).
    • Wright Square Café – An absolute must is this casual European style café with rich coffee, fresh breads, imported chocolates. Enjoy fresh made salads of green beans, pasta, or rice, sandwiches on fresh-made bread or wraps, muffins, bagels, and truly decadent desserts. My favorite is a baked chicken wrap with caramelized figs. The truffles are a delightfully decadent treat to finish off the lunch, or bring back to our inn to enjoy as you relax by the pool, or on your deck or balcony.
    • B&D Burgers – The name says it all…BURGERS!  If you are looking for a great casual place to chill or would like to watch your favorite sporting event on the Big Screen (at night) the Patio area is a Must for you.  All the Burgers have “Savannah” names & those sweet potato fries are awesome.

TOUR SAVANNAH:

Trolley Tours:

Our go to trolley Old Town Trolley. Though we usually go with a home-town company we find that Old Town Trolley goes above and beyond in customer service. Our guests rave about the tours, the tour guides and the service. May we suggest you try “The Prohibition Museum Package” where you will not only find yourself immersed in the story of Prohibition in Savannah, but the speakeasy staff will teach you a thing or two about prhobition cocktails made especially for you!  They also offer a Riverboat Cruise to see the river landscape.

Walking Tours:

    1. Jonathan Stalcup – a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design with a Master of Architecture degree, offers the best Architectural Tour of Savannah, you will not be disappointed. Please see his website at www.architecturalsavannah.com. Inquiries and reservations may be made by calling or texting Jonathan at 912-604-6354 or by emailing jonathan@architecturalsavannah.com.
    2. Savannah Dan Walking Tours – Take a leisurely stroll through picturesque squares with a Southern Gentleman. Hear the history of Savannah in the language of the South. www.savannahdan.com
    3. My City Savannah Walking Tour – Focusing on the colonial district of Savannah follow Sonny on an off-the-beaten path history from debtors’ colony to the Coastal Empire. www.Mycitysavannahtour.com

Black Heritage History:

A mesmerizing journey beginning with Day Clean Soul Tours. Dey-Kleen is the Gullah-Geechee philosophy of life that “each day is a new day, each day starts anew; no matter what occurred yesterday – today is a new day!” Jamal Toure’, a renowned lecturer, author and living history performer, will guide you through Savannah’s black history with stops at the Beach Institute, Laurel Grove Cemetery South, the Ralph Gilbert Marks Civil Rights Museum which will open eyes to the courageous acts undertaken to ensure equality of all. Take a few steps along the Underground Railroad with a stop at the First African Baptist Church, the oldest black Christian congregation in America followed by a visit to the Haitian Monument also located on Franklin Square. Jamal will fill your 2-1/2 hour journey with enough tidbits to compel one to learn more about our black history. Call 912-257-0078 for reservations.

Ghosts In American’s Most Haunted City

Here is a list of our most highly recommended downtown Savannah ghost tours:

Horse Drawn Carriage:

Historic Savannah Carriage Tours…our preferred provider. Public rides daily from City Market. OR…. Let us book you a Private ride from the inn to dinner (or perhaps from dinner back to the inn). Romance and History – what’s not to love?

Telfair Museum Foundation: Visit three museums for the price of two:

  • Owens-Thomas House and slave quarters
  • Telfair Museum
  • Jepson Art Center

Motorized or Foot-Powered Touring Options:

  • SEGWAY! – The hottest craze to hit town: So Much Fun…Coordination is not a requirement J Tour the city on a Personal Transporter. Tours begin promptly at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily. www.segwayofsavannah.com
  • Perry Bikes – located on Chippewa Square, it has all your bike rental needs!

Theatre

Savannah Theatre – Live professional performances at The Savannah Theatre, matinee and evening performances available. “Jukebox Journey”, “Back to the 50’s” and “Christmas on Bull”. To learn more, please visit their website at www.savannahtheatre.com.

On the Water:

  • Dolphins abound the waters in the right season. For more information on what to do on the water visit www.tybeeisland.com/dolphin-tours.shtml.
  • Or perhaps the sea and you, one on one – in a kayak! Visit www.tybeeisland.com/kayaking.shtml.
  • Coastal Journeyswww.coastaljourneys.com (912-308-6050) Glen Gartner will take you into the marshlands surrounding our coastal area on an ecology/nature-based cruise. Explore an uninhabited barrier island, hunt for old bottles or shark’s teeth along Savannah’s river channel, or perhaps bird watching inspires you. Glen will customize a trip for you, your friends and family.
  • Wilderness Southeast Nature Tourswww.wilderness-southeast.org Explore pristine beaches or river swamps; discover habitats and exciting wildlife on your own private nature tour.

Deep Sea Fishing:

Cooking:

  • http://www.mansiononforsythpark.com/leisure/cooking-school/ – Join Executive Chef Peter Russo as he oversees a variety of interactive programs in a state-of-the-art, full size kitchen with in-depth discussion and explanation of culinary technique and simple tricks that make cooking a very approachable form of art.

GOLF:

Southbridge Golf: Conveniently located within a few minutes of Savannah Georgia’s historic district, Southbridge is a Savannah jewel – a treat for both the eye and the golf game.  Southbridge has long been the most highly acclaimed golf course in the Savannah area.  Legendary architect Rees Jones’ chose to design this fine masterpiece through a tract of dense woodland in South Georgia. http://www.southbridgegolfclub.com/

MORE:

Visit www.savannahvisit.com for more ideas on what to do and see in Savannah.

CAT Shuttle:

CAT Shuttle: follow this link for more information on the free historic district shuttle.


MONTHLY EVENTS: June

First Friday Art March:

Every first Friday of the month, Art Rise Savannah presents the First Friday Art March through the Victorian and Starland Districts of Savannah. Discover local art, music, food and culture all over Georgia’s First City by taking the free Art March Trolley to different galleries and shops around Forsyth Park and Past Forsyth Park. There is FREE entry to all of the First Friday Art March events! The First Friday Art March trolley picks up in approximately 20 minute intervals from 6-9 p.m. For more information about the First Friday Art March, go to artmarchsavannah.com.

 

First Friday for Folk Music:

June 1st. Savannah Folk Music Society Monthly presents “First Friday for Folk Music” at First Presbyterian Church on 520 Washington Avenue each month. Festivities start at 7:30 p.m. and run until about 10 p.m. It is a smoke free, alcohol free and family friendly evening of music in a coffee house setting, regularly attended by an appreciative audience of folk music enthusiasts from the greater Savannah and surrounding area. A $5 minimum suggested donation is requested to support the event and other SFMS activities. For more information call (912) 898-1876 or visit savannahfolk.org.

 

First Friday Fireworks:

Fireworks on River Street starting at 9:15PM- Celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new month with First Friday Fireworks and River Street Fun! Music, food booths and artists make appearances around the Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, 115 East River St. This free event is open to the public every month! For more information about First Friday Fireworks, call the Savannah Waterfront Association, who organizes the event, at (912) 234-0295 or go to riverstreetsavannah.com.

Totally Awesome 80’s Show at Savannah Theater:

Totally Awesome 80’s Show! Come experience this 2 hour time warp back to the 80’s, 8 p.m. With big hair and tight clothes to epic guitar solos and incredible voices, The Totally Awesome 80’s Show will feature all of your favorite songs that defined a generation! With synthesizer hits and energetic anthems, featuring Pop, Rock, Dance music, adult contemporary and everything in between. From 80’s icons to one hit wonders, this show is Totally Awesome. Like totally! Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. www.savannahtheatre.com.

 

June 2 & Every Saturday in June:

The Forsyth Farmers’ Market is every Saturday in Forsyth Park starting at 9AM- Each Saturday the Forsyth Farmers’ Market opens from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., rain or shine, at the South End of Forsyth Park in Historic Downtown Savannah. A variety of vendors offer their produce and products to residents and visitors alike. The Forsyth Farmers’ Market vendors offer a variety of local goods including seasonal produce, eggs, honey, pastured meat, bread, cheese, mushrooms, fresh herbs, vegetable sauces, preserves, coffee beans, heirloom seeds and potted plants. From the very beginning, the FFM has focused on food and food issues which is why it is a producer-only market (meaning all vendors have to be producing at least 75 percent of the products they sell) and allows only food and plant vendors. For more information about The Forsyth Farmers’ Market in Savannah, go to forsythfarmersmarket.org.


July 2018 Savannah Events:

 

Independence Day: July 4th

 

4th of July Dinner & Fireworks Cruise:

July 4 at 6PM-Celebrate our Nation’s Independence with Savannah Riverboat Cruises! Join us on board for a – one of a kind – 3 hour celebration! Enjoy a delicious, 4th of July inspired dinner buffet, live entertainment, drink specials and a spectacular fireworks show presented by the Waterfront Association! With climate controlled lower decks and an outdoor, open-air top-deck, we make celebrating July 4th a breeze! Boarding, 6 p.m. Sailing, 7-10 p.m. Advanced Reservations Required. Adults, $129.95. Children ages 5-12, $69.95. Children 4 & under, free. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com.

4th of July Fireworks Cruise: 

July 4 at 8PM-Join in on the fun as we celebrate the 4th of July! During the 1 1/2 hour cruise, dance to the music of our Riverboat DJ spinning your favorite tunes. The evening will also feature the spectacular Waterfront Fireworks display! Each Riverboat has climate controlled decks for comfort and an outdoor deck for viewing. Food and drinks will be available on board for purchases. Boarding, 8 p.m. Sailing, 9-10:30 p.m. Advanced Reservations Required. Adults, $49.95. Children ages 5-12, $35.95. Children 4 & under, FREE. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com.

The Forsyth Farmers’ Market:

Every Saturday in Forsyth Park starting at 9AM- Each Saturday the Forsyth Farmers’ Market opens from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., rain or shine, at the South End of Forsyth Park in Historic Downtown Savannah. A variety of vendors offer their produce and products to residents and visitors alike. The Forsyth Farmers’ Market vendors offer a variety of local goods including seasonal produce, eggs, honey, pastured meat, bread, cheese, mushrooms, fresh herbs, vegetable sauces, preserves, coffee beans, heirloom seeds and potted plants. From the very beginning, the FFM has focused on food and food issues which is why it is a producer-only market (meaning all vendors have to be producing at least 75 percent of the products they sell) and allows only food and plant vendors. For more information about The Forsyth Farmers’ Market in Savannah, go to forsythfarmersmarket.org.

First Friday Fireworks on River Street:

Starting at 9:15PM- Celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new month with First Friday Fireworks and River Street Fun! Music, food booths and artists make appearances around the Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, 115 East River St. This free event is open to the public every month! For more information about First Friday Fireworks, call the Savannah Waterfront Association, who organizes the event, at (912) 234-0295 or go to riverstreetsavannah.com.

First Friday Oyster Roast:

At the Westin from 6:30-9:30 p.m., March through November for all of Savannah to enjoy. We invite everyone to take the Free Ferry from River Street or park at the hotel to enjoy this local favorite. Guests will delight in specialty cocktails, enjoy coastal cuisine like oysters, Lowcountry boil and BBQ, dance to live music on the Riverfront Esplanade and catch the best views of the sunset and fireworks! Attendees can also shop with some of Savannah’s finest local artists, right on the Savannah River! The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Dr. (912) 201 2000 or westinsavannah.com.

 


August 2018 Savannah Events:

First Friday Oyster Roast:

First Friday oyster roast at the Westin from 6:30-9:30 p.m., March through November for all of Savannah to enjoy. We invite everyone to take the Free Ferry from River Street or park at the hotel to enjoy this local favorite. Guests will delight in specialty cocktails, enjoy coastal cuisine like oysters, Lowcountry boil and BBQ, dance to live music on the Riverfront Esplanade and catch the best views of the sunset and fireworks! Attendees can also shop with some of Savannah’s finest local artists, right on the Savannah River! The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Dr. (912) 201 2000 or westinsavannah.com.

Mamma Mia at Savannah Theater:

August 17-26: Mamma Mia! The Worldwide Smash Hit Musical based on the music of ABBA! Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. The story-telling magic of ABBA‘s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a SMASH HIT! August 17-18 & 24-25, at 8 p.m. and August 19 & 26 at 3 p.m. Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. www.savannahtheatre.com.


September 2018 Savannah Events:

Labor Day Celebrations: September 1-4, 2018

Savannah Bacon Fest on River Street: 

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36th Annual Savannah Jazz Festival:

September 23-29: Get ready for the sweet sounds of jazz to hit Savannah! The 2018 Savannah Jazz Festival celebrates jazz as a living art form—built on a constantly evolving tradition. The festival will offer all types of jazz, from Dixieland, traditional swing, straight‑ahead and bop to melodic standards and funky down‑home gutbucket blues. The Savannah Jazz Festival boasts the best in international, national, regional and local jazz talent. Produced and orchestrated by the Coastal Jazz Association for 36 years, the Savannah Jazz Festival is sponsored in part by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs — a free week-long program taking place in venues throughout the city, culminating in three days in Forsyth Park, and traditional ‘after-hours’ jam sessions around town. For more information, go to savannahjazzfestival.org.

Savannah Live at The Savannah Theater:

September 1-November 17, December 27-31: Savannah Live is a high-energy 2-hour variety show that features everything from “Pop” to “Broadway” and “Motown to “Rock & Roll!” Featuring a rockin’ live band and eight singers, it is sure to be the most fun that you have in Savannah, at the Historic Savannah Theatre. 222 Bull St. (912) 233-7764 or www.savannahtheatre.com.

Bonaventure Cemetery in Art:

March 2-September 23: “Bonaventure Cemetery in Art” exhibit at the Jepson Center. Drawn from Telfair Museums’ and other private and public collections, this exhibition of paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture, features art inspired by or connected to the cemetery−including the iconic Bird Girl statue made famous in John Berendt’s “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” 207 W. York St. (912) 790-8800 or www.telfair.org.

 


October 2018 Savannah Events:

Savannah Film Festival: from October 21-28, 2018

The Forsyth Farmers’ Market:

Every Saturday in Forsyth Park starting at 9AM- Each Saturday the Forsyth Farmers’ Market opens from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., rain or shine, at the South End of Forsyth Park in Historic Downtown Savannah. A variety of vendors offer their produce and products to residents and visitors alike. The Forsyth Farmers’ Market vendors offer a variety of local goods including seasonal produce, eggs, honey, pastured meat, bread, cheese, mushrooms, fresh herbs, vegetable sauces, preserves, coffee beans, heirloom seeds and potted plants. From the very beginning, the FFM has focused on food and food issues which is why it is a producer-only market (meaning all vendors have to be producing at least 75 percent of the products they sell) and allows only food and plant vendors. For more information about The Forsyth Farmers’ Market in Savannah, go to forsythfarmersmarket.org.


November 2018 Savannah Events:

Rock-N-Roll Marathon:

November 3-4. In 2018, we have reset our focus to deliver best-in-class running events, where music is core and our community encourages participants to feel like they are something bigger than themselves. We have introduced more music on course, new and improved course support elements, more opportunities for community engagement. Click below to check out our all new video and learn more about what you can expect to find at our events this year.

Savannah Food & Wine:

November 5-11 2018 tickets & event information will be released in May. VIP members will receive advance notice to purchase tickets prior to tickets being released to the general public.

Veterans Day: November 11,

Thanksgiving Day Dinner Cruise:

November 22. Join Savannah Riverboat Cruises for a delicious Traditional Southern Holiday Buffet with Live Entertainment sure to get you tapping your feet and out of your seat dancing as you cruise up and down the beautiful Savannah River. Sailing, 12:30–2:30 p.m. or 5–7 p.m. Advanced Reservations Required. Adults, $69.95. Children ages 5-12, $45.95. Children 4 & under, FREE. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com.

Boat Parade of Lights Cruise:

November 24: Set your sights on holiday lights! Experience the anticipated annual Boat Parade of Lights from the best seats in Savannah! Partake in the parade by joining us on board as we lead more than 30 beautifully decorated glowing vessels along the Savannah River! Voted one of 2015’s Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association! Heavy Hors D’oeuvres, Entertainment, & Drink Specials. Sailing 7–9 p.m. Advanced Reservations Required. Adults, $56.95. Children ages 5-12, $35.95. Children 4 & under, FREE. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com


December 2018 Savannah Events:

Christmas Eve: December 24

Christmas Eve Lunch Cruise:

December 24: Start your Christmas Eve celebration off with some delicious Southern fare this year on board with us! 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. After lunch, join us on the top deck and take advantage of great photo opportunities of Savannah’s historic riverfront and skyline while listening to our Captain’s intriguing tales and historic facts about Savannah. Sailing, 1-2:30 p.m. Advanced Reservations Required. Adults, $46.95. Children ages 5-12, $26.95. Children 4 & under, Free. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com.

Christmas Eve Dinner Entertainment Cruise:

December 24: Join Savannah Riverboat Cruises this Christmas Eve, along with family and friends, for a festive holiday cruise! Enjoy a specially prepared delicious holiday buffet and tap your feet to the beat to some of the best house entertainment, all while you cruise the Savannah River. Sailing, 4–6 p.m. Advanced Reservations Required. Adults, $67.95. Children ages 5-12, $39.95. Children 4 & under, FREE. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com.

The Savannah Theatre brings holiday glitz and glitter to the Savannah Theatre with “A Christmas Tradition”:

Nov. 22-Dec. 24, 2018. This two-hour variety show features 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. Shows are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, with matinee performances at 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are about $45 for adults and $25 for children and can be purchased online at savannahtheatre.com or by calling the box office at (912) 233-7764. For more information about “A Christmas Tradition,” email info@savannahtheatre.com.

Christmas Day: December 25

New Year’s Eve: December 31

New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise: 

December 31: Start your New Year’s Celebration early with amazing house entertainment and a delicious dinner buffet the entire family will enjoy! Sailing, 6–8 p.m. Advanced Reservations Required. Adults, $77.95. Children ages 5-12, $49.95. Children 4 & under, FREE. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com.

The Historic Savannah Theatre presents Rockin’ New Year’s Eve:

December 31: a special night of entertainment, including the two-hour musical variety show “Savannah Live,” as well as a champagne toast and dancing on stage with the cast and live band till 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $67.20 for adults and $29.75 for children. For more information, call the Savannah Theatre at (912) 233-7764 or go to savannahtheatre.com.

New Year’s Eve Gala Cruise: 

December 31: Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at one of Savannah’s most fashionable events of the season! Join Savannah Riverboat Cruises on their annual New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration Cruise. This three hour cruise includes an Appetizer, Elaborate Surf & Turf Dinner Buffet with your choice of a petite Filet or Chicken entrée with a Lobster Tail, Live Entertainment, Party Favors, a Bottle of House Wine or Champagne (per couple), cash bars and more! Don’t miss the boat – make your reservations early as this cruise is sure to sell out! Formal cocktail attire is highly encouraged. Sailing, 9:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. Advanced Reservations Required. Adults, $219. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com.

New Year’s Eve Party Cruise:

December 31 The most unique party in Savannah! This 3 hour cruise features Hors d’oeuvres, Entertainment, Party Favors and Cash Bar on board! Sailing, 9:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. Advanced Reservations Required. Adults, (21 & Up Only), $99.95. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com.