Written by Abstract Samm

Planning a vacation to downtown Savannah’s Historic District for winter this year? If so, you have come to the right blog to aid in the process. Here at Savannah Sip N’ Cycle, we add blog posts to the site regularly to help you prepare for your trip here to the (what we believe to be) most beautiful city in southeast Georgia. Check back often for information on food, drinks and entertainment in the city, we are always covering something worth reading. Sweet treats, Vegan Food and Plant Riverside make up a small handful of topics we have to offer in the “Blog” tab.

Christmas shopping can sometimes be stressful. Seeking out the present that goes over well is overwhelming to say the least, but we have compiled a list of locally owned shops in the historic district to aid in that part of the process. Around here, Savannah is home to a variety of niche stores from healthy foods to art supplies. Read on to learn more about the incredible shopping here in the city!

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Fireworks on River Street

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Where New Years Eve is concerned in Savannah, having a select view of the river is an absolute must. Fireworks are an essential part of ringing in the new year and on River Street, you’ll find more celebrations to choose from than you can imagine while you wait for the lights to begin. Find a spot to settle in for the viewing by 9:30 PM to capture the entire show. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to create a flawless Instagram or Facebook story!


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City Market Live Music

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From 7pm-1am on New Years Eve, spend some time jamming out to live music in City Market. Right outside of the Wild Wing Cafe, you’re sure to run into a guitarist or local band outside rocking out, and that’s not just for New Years Eve. Every weekend is a fun one to spend in City Market, we even stop there on our Sip N’ Cycle tour. Nestled among multiple bars, restaurants and music venues, City Market is your one stop shop for all party needs for the evening. Ask about Pedicab rides with our friends at Royal Bike Taxi to lessen the walk and maximize the good times!


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The Grove

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If you do find yourself in City Market, there’s no reason to not stop by The Grove and enjoy their celebrations. Two stories, with a prime view for people watching, The Grove always treats their guests with the utmost of true Southern Hospitality. March on up and head to the top floor of The Grove and have the time of your life, with plenty of time to make it to the fireworks show by 9:30! Be sure to try their honey drizzle fries if you get hungry. Of all their awesome menu items, our humble writer Abstract Samm has a special place reserved for the drizzle fries from The Grove in City Market.


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New Years Bash at Elan

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Experience Savannah’s largest New Years Eve bash at Elan on Williamson St. Plenty of room for all party animals in the area, Elan is the super club that knows how to get down on any day. Asking the question of what someone is doing while in Savannah, more often than not, is answered with Elan as the host spot. All throughout the year, this club is flocked to for parties of every kind. Five years means they must be doing something right so don’t skip out on the fun at Elan.


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NYE Bash Riverside Amphitheater

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Local legends DRAUCKER are hosting a concert at Plant Riverside Amphitheater, giving just the excuse you need to wander down to the west end of River Street after experiencing the fireworks display. Dance your way into 2022 with a band that knows how to get the party started, and keep it going! Take advantage of a FREE show from a band that is worth 200$ tickets and hang out with DRAUCKER at the amphitheater at Plant Riverside. Tell them that you hear about the show here on the Savannah Sip N’ Cycle for extra cool points, as if you needed them. We know you’re cool simply because you want to visit us in Savannah.


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Savannah Riverboat Cruises

4.4 ★ Standing tall and proud beside the river every day, The Georgia Queen is impossible to miss. Take a cruise along River Street and take in Savannah’s beauty while (for the evening rides) fireworks light up the sky. Celebrate this New Years Eve with your friends and family with a variety of ticket choices. If not for the cruise itself, you will want to take advantage of the ultimate photo op from on the top deck!
  • Gala Event Cruise | 9:30 pm

    Dress to impress and prepare for a three hour cruise that includes out of this world meal choices and even a bottle of house wine or champagne! Now is the time to break out that little black dress you’ve been trying to find a reason to wear. From 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM, this is an 21 and up only cruise.
  • Party Cruise | 9:30 pm

    Party favors, appetizers and entertainment for three hours, with an epic vision of the Savannah River to behold all at an affordable price. Cheaper than the Gala event but just as fun, enjoy dinner at one of our local restaurants before boarding the ship and bring in the new year having the time of your life. This is a 21 and up only cruise.
  • Lunch 12pm / Dinner Cruise 4pm

    Take the entire family out for the evening on the night cruise. Affordable and complete with a buffet style meal at an earlier time. Sailing off at 6:00 PM, the night cruise will return at 8:00 PM, just in time to catch the fireworks display. This option is practically made for those traveling with younger family members. Get all the fun of taking a trip on the Georgia Queen without the hassle of having to get all dressed up, unless you wanted to do that anyway. We love any excuse to dress fancy around Savannah.
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Rockin New Years Eve (Bull St)

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Gem of the city, The Historic Savannah Theater on Bull St on New Years Eve is the place to rock out with Savannah. Hit songs from the last 5 decades, performed by the Savannah Theater Band, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and one wicked dance floor all combine for a party that you won’t forget! Stick around after the toast to dance on stage with your best friends!


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New Years Eve Bash, Front Porch Improv

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Front Porch Improv has made their way to our past articles and with great reason. Savannah’s favorite Improv group is hosting a wicked show at 210 W Victory Drive from 8-10pm on New Years Eve this year. Laugh your you-know-what off with locals that can’t stop telling jokes, as if they would even attempt that. Don’t forget to bring your masks, but don’t worry if you forget. They will provide you with one at the door if you need it. Fair warning, you will get hooked on Front Porch Improv within five minutes of sitting down for the performance. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.


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Ride the #PartyBike

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Hosted by locals who know the city and all of its best kept secrets, board with your family, friends, coworkers and whoever else you can think of. You can’t got wrong when you hang out with us on the Sip N’ Cycle! Great music playlists, drinks from the best known bars and your favorite friends beside you. There’s no reason to not book the #PartyBike for your NYE celebration. Click the Party Bike tab at the top of this page to answer any questions you might have.


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New Years Eve at Wilmington Plantation

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Football fans and Georgia natives will want to pile in to the Wilmington Plantation for New Years Eve this year. Live music featuring Tyler Branch & Ten Miles Out, food by Ray Dubois, drinks and good times are ready to be had while you cheer on the Georgia Bulldogs starting at 7:30pm. You can’t miss the Old Sheraton Hotel on Wilmington Island so wander right on in to the ballroom any prepare to watch our DAWGS win as the last thing you do this year!


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Cirque Du Masquerade

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Head over to the 2nd annual, Cirque Du Masquerade at Rocks on the Roof! Located in the Bohemian Hotel Savannah, you can dance the night away right beside the river. Don your masks and fanciest gowns for a night of live entertainment, food and complimentary champagne at midnight! A classic event, just like Savannah, you will fit right in to the historic aesthetic of Savannah at the Cirque Du Masquerade.


Live Shows

Here’s a special treat for you, a quick mention of some live music shows going on December 31st in Savannah. What better way to ring in 2022 than sharing a kiss with your sweetheart during a fantastic musical set? You won’t search for long before the sultry sounds of a local band draw you right inside. Just like a lot of our venues and bars, the music scene in Savannah is dependable throughout the year but New Years Eve seems to hold a specific energy, one that radiates from each stage available. Even if you hear music that we did not mention in this particular article, you cannot go wrong with walking into a bar that is hosting a live performer while in Downtown Savannah’s Historic District.


If you find yourself wondering what there is to do on New Years Eve in Savannah after reading this article, then we have missed the mark completely! Hopefully that isn’t the case and you’re already on your way to book a reservation at one of our many riverfront hotels or asking Grandma from Forsyth if you can stay in town for a couple of days. Wherever you decide to rest your head after an exciting evening in Savannah, you and your family are welcome to the city that we love to live in so much. There is no wrong option when booking in Savannah’s Historic District. Don’t believe us? Take one trip here and you won’t ever want to leave. Hey, we keep sticking around.

Here at Savannah Sip N’ Cycle, we provide an array of Eco-Friendly, affordable tours and travel options throughout the city of Savannah’s Historic District. Here on the Savannah Sip N’ Cycle Blog, we do our best to show off Savannah’s highlights while giving you ideas for your next trip to the city. Keep checking back here regularly to see what we are spotlighting and don’t hesitate to scroll through past posts. Entertainment venues, restaurants, Vegan food and much more can be found on the blog and we can’t wait to keep adding more topics. Follow us on Facebook/Instagram to see what our daily antics look like and feel free to reach out to us anytime with questions, comments, concerns or to send in photos from your ride on the #PartyBike. We can’t wait to meet you!