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Plant Riverside District to host Kwanzaa celebration on Dec. 26

The free event will feature master storyteller Lillian Grant-Baptiste, who will share stories about Kwanzaa's rich history.

Plant Riverside District – which is widely known as Savannah’s Entertainment District – is pleased to host a community event honoring Kwanzaa on Tuesday, Dec. 26 with master storyteller Lillian Grant-Baptiste. This celebration is free and open to the public and will take place at Plant Riverside District, which is located on Savannah’s historic riverfront at 400 W. River St. 

On Tuesday, Dec. 26, the first day of Kwanzaa, Plant Riverside District invites all to join in a community event at 5:30 p.m. at Beethoven’s Terrace, sharing in the spirit of togetherness and embracing the rich cultural history that this joyous holiday represents. This evening program will feature Lillian Grant-Baptiste, an informed cultural artist, motivational speaker and master storyteller who will share stories about Kwanzaa, focusing upon the holiday’s rich history and the significance of its seven core principles, highlighting the first day core principle of Unity.

Following this event, attendees will have an opportunity to visit Baobab Lounge, where they can meet Grant-Baptiste as well as mix and mingle with fellow community members while selecting specialty drinks and bites from a Kwanzaa-inspired menu. 

This celebratory menu will be available at Baobab Lounge from Tuesday, Dec. 26 through Sunday, Dec. 31 during the seven days of Kwanzaa. Guest will enjoy the opportunity to visit a traditional altar featuring the Kinara candleholder, plus white flowers will be available for guests to float down the Savannah River in honor of their ancestors.

On Friday, Dec. 29, Plant Riverside District will highlight local Black entrepreneurs to celebrate the principle of Ujamaa. Guests who purchase items from Hall of Sneakz and Rhoot Man Beverage Company at the Savannah Christmas Market will receive a special 10% discount at Baobab Lounge. 

For more information about Kwanzaa celebration at Plant Riverside District or to view a complete schedule of events, visit 

A Kessler Collection property, Plant Riverside District is an award-winning destination in Savannah, Ga. developed by visionary and hotelier Richard C. Kessler, the Chairman and CEO of Kessler Enterprise, Inc. Plant Riverside District originally opened in 2020 and attracts visitors from across the country and around the world.

About Plant Riverside District

Plant Riverside District, located at 400 W. River Street, is a vibrant entertainment destination and Savannah’s Entertainment District. From incredible dining and high-end shopping to live music and spectacular performances, Plant Riverside District creates elegantly curated experiences, stripping away the unnecessary to reveal the exceptional. Once an iconic power plant in Georgia, Plant Riverside District now represents the beauty of progress. Whether seeking a romantic getaway or a work hard/play hard business trip, Plant Riverside District provides a setting suited to your needs, blending timeless sophistication with eye-catching details. Experience three unique buildings for a customized atmosphere to match your style: bold, contemporary maritime details in the Atlantic; romantic, elegant styling in the Three Muses; and chic historic architecture in the Power Plant. Complete your experience with numerous dining options, rooftop bars, a concert venue, art gallery, riverfront park and even natural science exhibits to spark your imagination. For more information, please visit and follow @plantriversidedistrict on Facebook and Instagram.

About The Kessler Collection

The Kessler Collection's portfolio of passionately created and artistically inspired boutique hotels boasts chic design, luxurious accommodations, enriching ambiance and intuitive service. Whether visiting properties in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina or South Carolina, each hotel's exquisite art, music and cultural influences are deliberately approachable. Designed to inspire mystique and to encourage unforgettable experiences, Kessler guests are immersed in redefined Bohemian luxury, from an 1888 historic hotel and a cutting-edge downtown icon to a premier luxury lodge, high-design Southern mansion and elite ski lodge. The Kessler Collection was the founding member of the Marriott Autograph Collection, introduced with seven Autograph Collection branded hotels. Each property is a bold, original hotel carefully created with style and the individualist traveler in mind. For more information about The Kessler Collection, please visit or call 888.472.6312.