Escape the biting cold this winter and spend Christmas in Savannah, GA! The holidays are a wonderful time to visit the Peach State. Crowds are light, the December weather is mild, and there are plenty of events and activities to enjoy. Whether you spend your days cuddled up by the fire or exploring the historic district, our charming city will you have you coming back year after year.
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How to Celebrate Christmas in Savannah, GA
1. Attend the Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights
With over 100 displays and countless twinkling lights, the Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights is truly a sight to behold. This Christmas parade features 60 sailboats and yachts who compete for decorating awards as they make their way down the Savannah River. Guests can marvel at the display, then enjoy live music performances, a tree lighting ceremony, and a spectacular fireworks show over the water. The festival is held annually the weekend after Thanksgiving.
2. Experience the Annual Holiday Tour of Homes
Savannah is known for its rich history, culture, and architectural character. During the holiday season, houses come alive with special displays of heirloom decorations. Guests can explore a variety of properties including two private homes and two museum houses. You can also take an Old Town Trolley Tour through the historic district where you’ll see special landmarks like the Davenport House and Westin Resort’s Gingerbread Village. Visit the Holiday Tour of Homes website for tour dates and times.
3. Take “The Journey”
The Journey is an incredible outdoor production that draws thousands of people to Savannah each year. Experience the night that Christmas began as you walk through an authentic recreation of the ancient town of Bethlehem. You’ll see bakeries, blacksmiths, a jewelry shop, and more. Follow shepherds to find Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus in a manger, then enjoy delicious food from one of the stands. It’s a wonderful event that’s sure to warm you heart!
4. Shop on River Street
Need to do some last-minute Christmas shopping? Look no further than Christmas on the River. This holiday celebration will help you check everything off your list. Stroll by a variety of regional arts & crafts exhibitors for holiday gifts, stocking stuffers, souvenirs, and more. You can also enjoy live music and local entertainment throughout the weekend. The holiday market is open from December 2 – 4, 2016.
5. Start a New Tradition at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn!
If you’re searching for the perfect place to call home this Christmas, look no further than our Savannah bed and breakfast. Our historic inn is located in the heart of the city and has everything you need for a memorable trip. Enjoy a fun day out on the town, then come back to your comfortable guest room and rest. Or slip into a bubbling bathtub and enjoy a much-deserved glass of wine. Whatever you choose, we promise your winter getaway will be one you’ll never forget. We look forward celebrating Christmas with you!
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