One of the best times of year to visit Savannah is the holiday season. From the decked out doors in the Historic District to the twinkling lights and festive window displays on Broughton Street, the whole city is holly jolly when the holidays roll around! Not to mention, it’s the perfect, not-too-chilly temperature for wandering the city by foot, trolley, or riverboat. Here are our favorite ways to celebrate in Savannah.
Sailing with Santa
November 29-30, 2019
Surprise the kids with a very special Riverboat Cruise! Meet Santa and all his friends from the North Pole for photos and fun during this one and a half hour sightseeing cruise. Kids will love the arts and craft station while adults enjoy the narrated tour. Children 12 and under sail free with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy!
Boat Parade of Lights
November 30, 2019
Head to Savannah’s famous River Street to take in this breathtaking display of over 40 vessels sparkling from bow to stern with Christmas lights. Enjoy food and drinks, live music from The Fabulous Equinox Quintet, and a tree lighting ceremony. Finally, cap off your magical evening with a dazzling fireworks extravaganza!
A Christmas Tradition at the Savannah Theatre
December 3-24, 2019
Nothing will get you into the holiday spirit like the annual Christmas spectacular at the Savannah Theatre. This joyful, live performance incorporates all your favorite Christmas carols with talented dancers, physical comedy, colorful costumes, and even a little bit of audience participation. You’ll want to return year after year to experience this festive celebration of holiday music.
City Market Holiday Open House
December 6, 2019
City Market is one of Savannah’s most popular destinations, and now’s your chance to see it transformed for the holidays with hundreds of flickering lanterns. Enjoy Christmas carolers and special treats in the shops as you stroll through the marketplace and purchase the perfect holiday gifts for all your loved ones. Stick around for a visit from Saint Nick himself!
Savannah Santa Train
December 7, 2019
All aboard! The Savannah Santa Train annual event, billed as one of the Lowcountry’s largest holiday happenings, morphs the Georgia State Railroad Museum into a winter wonderland for children and adults alike to enjoy. There will be caroling by Savannah Stage Company, performances by Savannah Children’s Theatre, plenty of workshops for guests to participate in, and, of course, Santa Claus!
Christmas on the River Lighted Parade
December 7, 2019
Have yourself a merry and bright holiday with the Christmas on the River Lighted Parade, brought to you by the Savannah Waterfront Association. This annual tradition features decorated floats, trucks, and trolleys from over 40 local groups, all lit up with Christmas lights. The procession begins on the west end of River Street and winds throughout the Historic District, ending in City Market. Trophies will be awarded for the best floats, vehicles, and walking groups!
Book your holiday stay in Savannah today, and don’t forget to tag your photos with #stayinsavannah!