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What to do in Savannah Thanksgiving Weekend

November 24, 2010

Events happening this weekend (11/25-28) include:

11/26-27 – Savannah Holly Days, Various Times and Locations in Downtown Savannah

Kick off the holiday season – Savannah Style. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, Savannah will come alive for the holidays with live entertainment, unique local shopping and festive activities for all ages. The kickoff events will occur on November 26th and 27th and include:

Holly Day Cheers, the Savannah Holly Days wine tasting event in Reynolds Square (11/26)

Skating Under the Stars at the Outdoor Skating Rink on Broughton Street near Abercorn Street.

The Holiday Market all along Broughton Street. (11/27)

For more information, visit

11/27 – 5pm, Savannah Harbor Foundation’s Tenth Annual Boat Parade of Lights, River Street.

A Christmas Parade – Savannah Style! Join us as a fleet of local boats alight the Savannah River in an annual celebration of the season. The event officially marks the beginning of the holidays with a tree lighting ceremony and a presentation of a proclamation by Gen. James Oglethorpe, founder of Savannah, and live entertainment.

11/25-12/23 – “A Christmas Tradition,” The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull Street

Opening weekend for The Historic Savannah Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Tradition”! “A Christmas Tradition” brings you holiday glitz and glitter with a 2-hour performance. The theatre is transformed into a holiday perfect picture, sharing memories of the Christmas standards that you know and love. Sprinkle in a little comedy and audience participation for the greatest event of the season.

Tickets available at The Historic Savannah Theatre box office or by calling (912) 233-7764.

11/17-12/31, 2010 – “Infinite Moments,” at the Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St.

The SCAD exhibitions department presents “Infinite Moments” an exhibition of photographs by artist Candida Hofer. The selected works portray monumental interiors of cultural public spaces such as museums, theaters and palaces that are at once unoccupied and yet hauntingly affected by their former inhabitants. In careful compositions that are formally alluring, infinitely detailed and luminous with light, Hofer’s photographs transcend pure documentation and heighten our perceptions of time and space. The exhibition is free and open to the public.


Events happening next weekend (12/3-5) include:

12/3 – 7 PM, First Friday Oyster Roast and Fireworks, River Street.

Enjoy a Lowcountry tradition the first Friday of each month, with the First Friday Oyster Roast and Fireworks series. Oyster Roast held at The Westin Hotel. Fireworks can be enjoyed anywhere along River Street.

Oysters by the bucket, lowcountry boil, tasty grill items, a full bar and s’mores by the firepit satisfy the young and old, as well as the landlubbers and seafarers alike. Adventure Radio curates live local bands chosen to suit the fun, casual, riverside atmosphere.

Fireworks Extravaganza presented by the Savannah Waterfront Association at 9:30.

12/4-5 – 6:30 PM and 3:00 PM, “The Nutcracker,” Presented by the Children’s Ballet Theatre, at Trustees Theatre, 216 E. Brougton Street

The Children’s Ballet Theatre of The Academy of Dance, presents the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker,” featuring professional guest artists Heather Cahoon as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Jhe Russell as the Nutcracker Prince and Jake Givens partnering Cahoon as the Cavalier. The production also features Academy of Dance and Savannah Arts Academy student Evan McGaughey as Clara and students from all of the ballet classes, aged pre-school thru high school, in supporting roles.

Tickets ($30 each) can be purchased online, by phone at 912-525-5050, at the Savannah Box Office window, 216 E. Broughton St., or at the door 1 hour prior to the event.

11/12-12/30, 2010 – “Small Works 2010,” at the Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St.

The SCAD exhibitions department presents the “Small Works 2010” annual sales exhibition including original pieces by SCAD students, faculty, alumni and staff. This exhibition showcases a wide range of media from painting, drawing and illustration to sculpture, photography and mixed media. Bringing together the exceptional work of numerous SCAD artists in one location, “Small Works” presents affordable original art for $500 or less. For all sales inquiries please contact Sofya Radelet at 912.525.4743.

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