Let’s celebrate December by taking part in some of Savannah’s great local events. Here is a list of some of the hottest happenings around town this month.  Remember to check back regularly as events are added as they are announced.

 

Holiday Bourbon Cocktail Competition with Bourbon and Blues, December 1st-6:00pm-8:30pm

Bringing out Savannah’s most talented bartenders from across the city, you’ll judge this high-stakes holiday bourbon cocktail competition based on three criteria – taste, presentation, and storytelling. The bartender with the winning cocktail will be awarded a $500 CASH PRIZE and receive the very first B&B Cocktail Trailblazer Award. Throughout the event, you’ll get to know the stories of five talented Savannah bartenders, taste five bourbon cocktails, and enjoy live music from blues guitarist and Battles & Cans front man, Ray Lundy. Tickets are $75 and include: 5 tasting bourbon cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and a 10% charitable donation.

Biscuits and Crazy Comedy Tour at Front Porch Improv, December 1st-8:00pm

The Biscuits and Crazy Comedy Tour is coming to Savannah, GA! It’s everything you need to feel right at home. As they careen through the South, they’ll be performing at Front Porch Improv on December 1st! $12

Annual Holiday Celebration with The Olde Pink House, December 2nd-6:30pm-10:00pm

Join The Olde Pink House as they celebrate 250 years of history. Gather your friends and celebrate the holiday season in style. Cocktail attire and tickets are $125 per person to support Bethesda Academy. Experience all the different rooms while sipping their custom crafted cocktails.

Downtown Design District Holiday Walk, December 2nd-5:00pm-9:00pm

Come down to the Downtown Design District along Whitaker Street to visit all your FAVORITE shops and discover all the NEW shops that have opened.

City Market Holiday Open House , December 3rd, 2021-6:00-9:00pm

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.

 

A Charlie Brown Christmas Presented by Savannah Children’s Theatre, December 3,10,17,18 at 7:00pm & December 4,5, 11,12,18,19 at 3:00pm

SCT’s 7th annual holiday celebration! Ticket price includes meeting the characters, caroling, take-home crafts & a hot cocoa bar! Get your tickets here. Adults $22 Children $17

 

A Queen’s Christmas: Holiday Drag Show at Ghost Coast Distillery, December 3rd-7:30pm

Come enjoy a night of Enchanting Drag Queens, Delicious Cocktails, and Fierce Beats! Enjoy performances by some of the hottest Drag Entertainers in the Southeast! With Performances by Charleston Divas — Jaclyn Jade, Shariese Ses Pieces, & Kymmya Starr! Tickets $10

 

Plant Riverside District to Host the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra’s Miracle on Swing Street: A Holiday Soiree, December 3rd-7:00pm

 An exciting new live music venue at Plant Riverside District in Savannah, Ga., will deck the halls with a special holiday-themed evening featuring the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. 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. Tickets are $40 and are available for purchase on Ticketmaster.com or at the door. 

 

Cathead Distilling Collaborative Dinner, December 4th-6:00pm-8:00pm

Join them December 4th for a special collaborative dinner with drink pairings designed using spirits from @drinkcathead. Limited seating at 6PM and 8PM. Menu can be seen here. 5 courses $125 per person includes beverage pairing.

 

City Market Christmas For Kids Celebration, December 4th-11:00am-2:00pm  (Double Check this)

Make ornaments! Decorate cookies! Get Grinched (with hair and makeup)! Meet Father Christmas and take a picture with him in a carriage! All of this, plus face painting, choir music, inflatables, a holiday sing-a-long with special guests and a performance of How The Dancing Grinch Stole Christmas add up to a day of fun the whole family can truly enjoy.

Celebrate Christmas Movie Classics with The Lucas Theatre, December 4th, December 9th, December 11, December 18 (times vary)

Celebrate the season by joining your family, friends, and neighbors downtown for a treasured classic on the big screen. Tickets are $5. December 4th-Home Alone 3:00pm and White Christmas 7:00pm, December 9th National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 7:00pm, December 11th The Nutcracker 1:00pm & 5:00pm, December 18th Classic Christmas Cartoons 11:00am The Polar Express PJ Party 3:00pm & It’s a Wonderful Life 7:00pm.

Service Brewing Holiday Market, December 4th-11:00am-6:00pm

Join them on Saturday Dec 4th for Service Brewing’s Holiday Makers Market from 11-6pm! Shop 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!

 

Musical Explorers Family Concert , December 5th-2:00pm

Now in its 8th season, Musical Explorers provides free curricula and learning resources to teachers and students grades K-2, and is designed for students to learn basic music skills while discovering different cultures and reflecting on their own communities. After exploring soul, country, and salsa music over the course of the semester, this free concert allows students, their families, and friends to meet the artists that have guided them on their musical journeys! Featuring: Laiken Love, Anders Thomsen, and Gino Castillo.

 

Common Thread & Creature Comforts Paired Dinner 4 Courses, December 6th-5:30pm & 8:15pm

Join them for a Four Course Family Style dinner featuring @creaturecomfortsbeer and @kjacovino . Each course will be served family style paired with two beers with a final dessert & beer pairing served fireside on our patio to finish off the evening. Tickets are limited to 30 guests per seating. $120 ticket price includes gratuity. 50% of the proceeds from each ticket sold will go to the @rootstockcommunityfoundation.

Zoo Brew & Bites with Oatland Island Wildlife Center, December 10th-6:00pm-9:00pm

Friends of Oatland Island is excited to announce their first ever FOO Brews & Bites event. This member-exclusive, adult-only evening is a perfect way to celebrate and support Oatland Island. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by Chef Mir Ali from Lili’s Restaurant & Bar, a holiday beer selection from Southern Barrel Brewing Company Tavern, and select desserts as well! They will have a silent auction full of fun and unique items – including art from local artists, yoga membership and more. • Exclusive to members and their guests. • All attendees must be age 21+ • Tickets are $55/per person or $100/per couple. • Maximum 100 tickets will be sold

SMF Jazz Academy Fall Concert, December 10th-7:00pm

Featuring five jazz combos and two melodica ensembles, students in Savannah’s only free after-school jazz program will present a program featuring a diverse selection of music from the jazz tradition. Repertoire will include traditional New Orleans tunes and the music of early jazz composers such as Lovie Austin and Fats Waller, as well as songs from mid-century jazz giants like John Coltrane and Mary Lou Williams. Students have spent the fall in weekly rehearsals and lessons learning about jazz history, style and performance, as well as honing their individual instrumental skills. SMF Jazz Academy accepts students from all levels, so please join us in celebrating our students as they begin their journey into this amazing music! This is a free event held at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center.

Graveface Oddities Market / Horrormas 2, December 11th (times vary)

Odd Savannah and Greaveface have curated a list of vendors for the inaugural Graveface Oddities Market / Horrormas 2 that takes place on Dec 11th from 12-5 at the @lodgeofsorrows. There’s an early bird entry option and an all-day pass that gets you into the “Horrormas” sideshow that takes place at the museum at 7pm. They’ve teamed up with Dead City Collective – DCC for the sideshow. Grab early bird + sideshow tix online at gravefacemuseum.com. If you’re an oddities vendor and you want to be a part of this, plz get in touch. General admission tickets will be available at the door. The only presales are for early bird entry which does include the sideshow performance. Spread the word so they can do these quarterly! Vendors locked down so far:

Big Band Holidays: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, December 11th-3:00pm

Every December, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presents this Grammy Award–winning holiday extravaganza. 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 some swinging JLCO instrumentals, virtuosic vocalist Alita Moses joins the band for imaginative new versions of classics like “White Christmas” and “Merry Christmas, Baby.” Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year alongside your fellow music lovers at matinee and evening performances. Children 12 and under receive a 50% ticket discount. Restrictions apply. Call the box office at 912.525.5050 to purchase tickets.

 

EDEN X ALIDA Sunday Supper, December 12th-6:00pm-8:30pm

Their Winter supper club will be held at The Alida Hotel Sunday December 12th. Visit the website to grab your spot! Only 20 seats available. Eden’s first winter szn collaboration. Partnering with The Alida Hotel who is hosting us in their beautiful whiskey room. They are creating a menu centered around wholesome warm flavors within our season and within arms reach and as local as possible. $125 here.

Cookies with Santa at Cohen’s Retreat, December 12th-11:00am-3:00pm (Sold Out)

Garrett Campbell & Santa are back this year for their second Cookies with Santa Sunday. There will be 12-5minute sessions per hour…. 48 available times. Each $30 session comes with access to professional photos as well as 1 paint your own cookie from The Little House Bakery. Purchase tickets here.

 

Holiday Flower Workshop, December 16th-5:30pm-7:30pm

Come out for a night of fun and flowers. At their holiday-themed flower workshop, you will learn the tips and tricks of flower arraigning inside a recycled Ghost Coast bottle! Those 21 and older will get a complimentary cocktail provided by Ghost Coast Distillery! The class is an hour and a half. All flowers, vases, and tools are provided. You also get to take home what you make! All you need to bring is a great attitude.

Dueling Pianos Holiday Edition, December 16th-6:30pm-9:30pm

Join Perry Lane Hotel for a holiday party featuring Dueling Pianos! Join them for dinner or a pre-show cocktail and then head to Perry Lane’s rooftop ballroom for an evening of live music with The Dueling Pianos, Holiday Edition! Included in the ticket will be open bar, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, valet, and of course, live music! Tickets can be purchased here.

SavPhil Holiday Pops, December 18th-7:30pm

Savannah’s merriest concert is back! Bring your friends and family to their spectacular holiday celebration filled with arrangements of festive favorites and classic carols. The ring-ding-dinging during their 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. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased here.

Reindeer on the Roof at The Peregrin, December 18th-11:00am-5:00pm

They have received the flight path for Santa’s reindeer and Peregrin is on it. Their reindeer friends will be making their way up to the roof to have their photos taken with none other than you!
Join them for seasonal celebrations with live reindeer, holiday tunes, and specialty cocktails, available at the rooftop. Reindeer will be visiting from 11-1pm and 3-5pm

Home for the Howl-idays, December 18th-3:00pm-7:00pm

Home For The Howl-idays is back for its second year bigger and better than ever! Location: Humane society for greater Savannah 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. Christmas market, adoption specials, photos with Santa paws, light display, hot chocolate, ugly Christmas sweater contest, music, food trucks, Pet Friendly and much more. Help them raise money for our medical department and Clear the Shelter. Live Music by Armadillo Bluff acoustic du. To Enter the Kids zone or have your photo taken with Santa (child, pet or adult) You must purchase one of their Christmas stockings. You can pre purchase your stocking at the front desk Tuesday-Saturday 1-6pm. For Pet and Adult stocking prices it is 1 stocking (or 1 child price 10$) per photo.

Special Toddler Tuesday Event: The Polar Express at Oatland Island Wildife Center, December 21st-9, 10, 11:00am

Join Ms. Seashell on a wonderous adventure to the North Pole! Three sessions available: December 21st, 2021 9am, 10am & 11am. Special fundraising fees apply: $8 for children, $5 for adults
No Toddler Tuesday Punch Cards will be accepted for this special event.

Ms Seashell