Top Ten Holiday Events in Savannah

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Locals and visitors alike will fall in love with the historic charm of Savannah. A magnificent, magical city to experience the classic traditions of the holiday season. Our top-ten list will leave you re-living Christmas’s past, and creating new memories to share with loved ones that will last a life time.

1. Visit Decorated Historic Homes: The traditional splendor of historic Savannah homes become further enhanced when dressed in elaborate holiday decorations. Purchase Savannah tour tickets for many of the homes and experience architecture rich in history. One such tour is of the Davenport House, which showcases Federal architecture.

2. Holly Jolly Holiday Trolley Tour: Enjoy festive caroling aboard the Old Town Trolley as you travel through the charming streets of Savannah. Take in the twinkling lights and lavishly decorated historic homes and city squares. During the tour, the trolley will stop for some history at the Davenport House and for some sweet treats at Savannah’s Candy Kitchen.

3. Santa Cruise: Bring the family and join Santa on the Savannah Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise. The captain will narrate historical details as you cruise the river and take in the splendor of historic Savannah. Don’t forget your camera for the many photo opportunities you will have with Santa himself.

4. The Christmas Tradition Show in Savannah: Sit back relax and let this professional cast entertain you as they sing, dance and kick off the spirit of the holidays. The theater is beautifully decorated in traditional holiday glitz. Have a night out, a good laugh, and bring on the holiday cheer.

5. Holiday Fun: Immerse yourself in Savannah’s charming historic district. Come out and enjoy outdoor ice-skating, some snow, and local performers.  Sing along and dance to live entertainment in the marketplace. There will surely be a taste of winter magic for all to experience.

6. Harbor Boat Parade of Lights: Enjoy the glitz and glam as over 60 boats troll by covered in twinkling  holiday decorations. These captains go all out as they compete to receive awards for the most impressive display. Spectacular fireworks will wrap up the evening of colorful delight.

7. The Nutcracker: The Children Ballet Theater of The Academy of Dance, presents “The Nutcracker,” featuring many talented guest artists as well as some local talent. This holiday tradition will be sure to complete your Christmas list.

8. Riverboat Gospel Dinner Cruise: This two hour Christmas Gospel Dinner cruise boasts a scrumptious southern buffet, live holiday Gospel music, and many photo opportunities with Santa Claus. Don’t pass us the combination of wholesome holiday tradition and the flavors of whole-made southern cuisine.

9. The Harbor Gingerbread Village and Trees of Life Celebration: Visit the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa’s lobby, to witness the creative creations of local chefs as they compete to create the most elaborately decorated and edible gingerbread villages. Then, experience a flurry of Christmas trees on display in the lobby. The trees are beautifully decorated by local organizations and auctioned to help local charities.

10. Tree Lighting Ceremony: Go to Morrell Park to commence the season with Savannah’s tree lighting ceremony. Bring the family and your dancing shoes to enjoy live entertainment from local groups.


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