This list will be updated online until December. Send your event information to Quality of Life reporter Laura Nwogu at [email protected] Listed events are free of charge, non-profit organizations and/or municipalities.
It’s that time of year when the vacationers hold religious gatherings, music recitals, family dinners, fireworks, and shopping and gifts galore. In between those moments, we’ve compiled a list of vacation events in and around Savannah that are sure to make those moments sweeter and more cheerful.
Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens’ 2021 December Nights and Holiday Lights: 6-9pm to Dec 24; The Christmas lights are hosted as a drive-thru. Tickets are $25 per family or car and can be purchased at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens entrance and gift shop. All proceeds support the staff and the garden.
Asbury Memorial Church Christmas Eve Candlelight Service and Caroling: December 24, 1008 E. Henry St. The church will hold its regular Sunday morning worship at 11:15 am on December 26. Immediately after the Christmas Eve candlelit service on December 24, guests are invited to join the Asbury Memorial congregation for singing nearby.
Fight the war at Christmas dinner: December 25 5pm-8pm. 3003 Rowland Ave. The all-volunteer nonprofit will provide complimentary meals provided by The Dive Savannah. The aim of this diner is to provide a place where people from all walks of life can come together over a meal and a sense of togetherness during the holiday season.
Savannah Jazz’s Annual Christmas Jam Concert: 5-7 p.m. December 25. Plant Riverside District’s Salzburg Ballroom, 400 W. River St.; For 39 years, this show has featured jazz legends returning home for the holidays and joining the Savannah Jazz Allstars for a Christmas performance and jam session. Tickets are $30 presale and $40 at the door and can be purchased
Christmas train: 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM December 25 through January 5; 5610 Lafitte drive.
Davenport House Museum Holiday Candlelight Evening Tours: 6-8 pm December 26-30; 324 E. State St. The open-house tour highlights the end-of-the-year celebrations of the early 1800s Savannahians, including the Davenport household. Light refreshments are served and music and interpreters are some of the highlights. Admission varies. A combination pass for the daily tour and the holiday evening tour can be purchased for $16. davenporthousemuseum.org.
Laura Nwogu is quality of life reporter for Savannah Morning News. Contact her at [email protected] Twitter: @lauranwogu_