The winter winds are sweeping through the cobblestone streets of Savannah, bringing the holiday cheer with them. With less than 9 weeks till Christmas, finalizing your holiday plans is crucial. There is no better place to spend your Christmas vacation than in the beautiful city of Savannah. Twinkly lights and holiday cheer fill the streets as locals and guests alike celebrate the joyous season. When you spend Christmas in Savannah, GA, you will have numerous opportunities to experience the local traditions and create fond memories with your friends and family. We here at Presidents’ Quarters Inn want you to experience the best parts of Savannah while visiting. If we still have not convinced you, here are four reasons to spend Christmas in Savannah, GA.
1. The Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights
This is the number one reason to spend Christmas in Savannah, GA. This breathtaking festival is an event for the whole family. The Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights starts on the Road Course at Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island. Guests enter a twinkling wonderland of over 100 larger-than-life lighted, holiday-themed displays. This one-of-a-kind holiday lights event will surely become a beloved family holiday tradition for years to come.
2. Experiencing the Old-Fashioned Way
Another reason to spend Christmas in Savannah, GA is experiencing the old-fashioned way of celebrating the holiday. One way to be transported to the past is by touring the Davenport House. This gorgeous house is decked up for the holidays and offers tours focusing on how the Davenport family celebrated Christmas and New Year’s in the 1820’s. The tour is a great way to catch a glimpse of the past.
3. A Blast to the Past
This once in a lifetime event draws thousands of people from across the world. The Journey, an outdoor production, allows guests to walk through an authentically recreated ancient town of Bethlehem, packed full with tannery, bakery, blacksmith and jewelry shops and an inn that is filled to capacity. Follow shepherds to find Mary, Joseph, and a baby crying softly in a manger, or enjoy delicious food from one of the stands. Let the wonder of the season warm your heart at this fantastic event.
4. The Atmosphere
Savannah is filled with the holiday spirit. With so many events and shows in which to take part, you are sure to have a packed schedule while visiting. The streets are filled with laughter and cheer, pouring out from the restaurants filled with family and friends sharing fond memories. Bundle up and make your way to River Street for even more holiday spirit! The Savannah Riverfront’s annual Christmas on the River and Lighted Parade is back again! On December 6 and 7 wander through stalls filled with regional arts and craft exhibitors to shop for gifts and stocking stuffers to check off of your Christmas list! The event also features special holiday performances on the Arbor Stage, featuring local musicians, singers and dance groups all weekend long.
As you are deciding whether or not to spend Christmas in Savannah, GA, take time to also think about where you would stay. The Presidents’ Quarters Inn offers 16 beautifully decorated rooms, perfect to relax in while enjoying the twinkling lights through your window. This exquisite Savannah boutique hotel will provide you complimentary Southern breakfast. Enjoy favorites such as muffins, pastries, French toast, or eggs Benedict. Come stay with us and enjoy a traditional Savannah Christmas.
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