Things to do in Savannah for New Year’s Eve 2017

Don Callahan
Don Callahan
Published on December 18, 2017

New Year’s Eve is a time of transition and change. As we usher in 2018 we reflect on the wonderful memories of the past year and hope for a bright future. Here are our top picks to end 2017 with a bang!

1) Studio 54 New Year’s Eve Celebration

Ring in the New Year as you step back in time to the hip Studio 54 New Years Eve bash hosted at Jazz’d Tapas Bar. Couples can enjoy tapas for two, party favors and a Champagne Toast at Midnight while dancing 2017 into the distant past.  Advanced reservations required, 21+ only. 8p – 1a

2)  Riverboat Cruises New Year’s Eve Cruises

Ring in the New Year by Rolling Down the River on one of three popular Savannah Riverboat Cruises. 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 Passed Hors d’oeuvres, and Elaborate Surf & Turf Dinner Buffet, including Lobster Tail and Carved Beef Tenderloin, 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!  2 Hour New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise – Perfect option for a for those looking to have a nice evening without spending all night, (or all your money.) Buffet for the Entire Family – Departs at 7pm.  4 Hour New Year’s Eve Gala Cruise – This one-of-a-kind Dinner Party Cruise offers Guests a delicious Surf-n-Turf Buffet with everything from Lobster Tail to Carved Beef Tenderloin. Enjoy Live Entertainment, Party Favors and each Couple will receive a Bottle of House Wine or Champagne. Cash Bar also available. New Year’s Eve Party Cruise – This 21 and older Party departs at 10pm and Sails Guests into the New Year. Enjoy 2.5 hours of dancing the night away with Live Entertainment, Hors d’oeuvres, Party Favors and ends with a midnight champagne toast. The best thing about Celebrating New Year on the Riverboat is that if you get a little tipsy, you can blame it on the boat!

3) Up the Cup New Year’s Celebration

Raise a toast to the New Year in true Savannah style on Historic River Street and watch the untraditional “ball drop” as a six foot to-go cup is raised in the air to cheers to the New Year! The countdown begins just before midnight followed by a firework display to officially ring in 2018!  2pm -1am, Riverstreet

4) Savannah City Market Celebration

Every New Year’s Eve, City Market becomes Savannah’s “celebration central” – and this year promises to be better than ever. Live outdoor music continues throughout the evening and restaurants are open to help you celebrate. Drop in and stroll through the market all evening long. (Restaurants, of course, require New Year’s Eve reservations.) Join us to kick off your best New Year yet.

5) Tybee Island New Year’s Eve Fireworks

If you’re looking to escape the cold weather for the holidays, try spending your Savannah New Year’s Eve at the beach! You can curl up in the sand on beach chairs or blankets and watch as the Tybee Island NYE Firework Display ushers in 2018 with a bang. The show begins at midnight and can be seen from many of the beachfront restaurants as well as the Walter W. Parker Pier.

6) A Wild Night On Ossabaw

Overnight New Year’s Eve visit to Ossabaw Island, with interpretive tour, hog roast and other activities. Transportation to the island (from Skidaway) included. From $150 per person, advance reservations strongly recommended. More details!

7) New Year’s Eve at the Westin

Celebrate with the best views and the biggest party of the year! Join us at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa for a New Years celebration to remember. Ring in 2018 with your loved ones and closest friends. We offer two great ways to celebrate. Start with a four-course dinner in Aqua Star Restaurant and finish the night on the dance floor.

8) New Year’s Eve Dinner at Vic’s on the River

Vic’s on the River will offer a four-course, prix fixe dinner menu on New Year’s Eve. Admission: $64.95 per person (+ tax & gratuity). Call 912-721-1000 for reservations.

9) 18th Annual Polar Plunge 2

018 marks the 18th annual Tybee Polar Plunge, a tradition held every New Year’s Day at the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. Join more than 1,000 hearty and brave souls as they plunge into the chilly Atlantic.




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