The Top 5 features a variety of Savannah’s best arts, music, theater and community events. We aim to include something for all ages and income levels each week. To have your event considered for this list, email See the full list of events in Do’s Big Calendar.


Dec. 27-30 

Holiday Evening Tours By Candlelight: 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 27-30; Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St.; $12 adults in advance, $15 at door; $6 children in advance, $8 at door; $16 daily tour and holiday evening tour; plus tax; 912-236-8097,, Light refreshments, music and skilled interpreters. Demonstration of period dancing. Full story at



Dec. 31 

New Year’s Eve celebrations: From dinner on a riverboat to fireworks on Tybee Island, we’ve got your full list of options here, with a style guide from local boutiques here.


Jan. 1

156th Emancipation Proclamation Celebration: 11 a.m. Jan. 1; Greater Emmanuel Tabernacle, 1102 Stiles Ave.; free. The Rev. Benjamin Payne Collins, pastor at Bread of Life Church of God in Christ, will be the guest speaker.



Through Jan. 1 

35th annual Kwanzaa celebration: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 27-29 at Tompkins Community Center, 2319 Ogeechee Road; Dec. 30-Jan. 1 at Mary Flournoy Golden Age Center, 1001 W. 39th St.; free admission; Founder’s Reception on first night, Night of the Fest on final night.


Through Jan. 2 

Skatefest: Session times vary; Dec. 27-Jan. 2; Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.; 90-minute sessions with ice skates rental are $8; six-session passes are $40 at