2019 Savannah Holiday Events & Discounts

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


Jingle Bells Tour of Laurel Grove Cemetery

Come enjoy refreshments, good cheer & stories while visiting the grounds where the author of the most festive of Christmas themed songs, "Jingle Bells," James L. Pierpont is buried and inside of not the tourist favorite, but the local's favorite cemetery! Called "The Hidden Gem," Laurel Grove feels like a Victorian Christmas scene most days of the year less the snow! It contains the city's most amazing ironwork and its incredibly beautiful, rustic & varied burial vault mausoleums are the highlight of Savannah's ONLY true Victorian cemetery! While seeing songwriter James L. Pierpont's grave is a focus, you'll meet his friends like Girl Scouts' Founder Juliette Gordon Low, Savannah's original hospitality figure Florence "The Waving Girl" Martus, eccentric developer & richest man to ever live in Savannah, Andrew Low, Jewish Nurse Phoebe Pember as well as explore some 1500 Civil War graves that include 7 Generals and so many others! This one time tour conducted by native area historian and professor, Richard Hodges. 

Date: December 28

Admission: $25 for adults and $15 for children and teens under 15

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Scrimshaw Origami Whale Sculptures

Try out our modern take on Scrimshaw, a form of engraving artwork that used be made by whalers to tell stories of their great adventures. We will work on newly developed special Yupo paper to create our own scrimshaw drawings and finish by using simple origami to fold the image into a “whale” of a story. Event is at the Perry Lane Hotel.

Date: December 28

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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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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


New Year's Eve Party Cruise

Ring in the New Year aboard the most unique party - courtesy of Savannah Riverboat Cruises! This three-hour cruise features hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, party favors & a cash bar on board!

Date: December 31 from 9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

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New Year's Eve Gala Cruise

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 petit filet or chicken entree 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.

Date: December 31 from 9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

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Create Holiday Fragrance Inspired Body Care

Ready for the scents of the season? Come to Salacia Salts and create holiday fragrance inspired body care at our drop in blending bar - starting at $14 - and our workshops (prior booking required)!

Date: December 1-31

Admission: $14-45

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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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Holiday Deals 


Stay at Savannah Bed & Breakfast for $99

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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Book 2 nights, Get 1 FREE with Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals 

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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Book 3 Nights, Get 1 FREE with Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals 

Offer valid from December 20 - 27, 2019 

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15% Off Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals

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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10% Off at River Street Market Place

10% off at participating River Street Market Landing vendors. 

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