Escape the cold this winter and spend Christmas in Savannah, GA. Whether you have friends and family here or are looking to start a new tradition, the holidays here are a magical time of year. Crowds are light, the 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.
Here’s How to Celebrate Christmas in Savannah, GA
1. Attend the Annual Boat Parade
With over 100 displays and countless twinkling lights, the Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights is a breathtaking sight. Every year, more than 60 sailboats and yachts covered in tiny lightbulbs compete for 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. You can attend this festival the weekend after Thanksgiving.
2. Tour Historic Homes
When you walk down the streets of Savannah, you’ll be wowed by the beauty of all the historic homes. During the holidays, these 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 such as the Davenport House and Westin Resort’s Gingerbread Village. Visit the Holiday Tour of Homes website for tour dates, times, and ticket sales.
3. Experience “The Journey”
The Journey is an incredible outdoor production that draws thousands of visitors to Savannah every 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. Do Some Christmas Shopping
Do you need to do some last-minute Christmas shopping? We know just the place! Christmas on the River is the best place to get into the holiday spirit as you shop for unique gifts. Stroll by a variety of regional arts and crafts exhibitors for holiday gifts, stocking stuffers, souvenirs, and more. Plus, you can enjoy live music and even meet Santa. This holiday market usually occurs the first weekend in December.
5. Relax at Our Inn
If you’re thinking about spending Christmas in Savannah, GA, spend it somewhere you can relax. Presidents’ Quarters Inn has everything you need for an outstanding holiday stay. We can assure you that you will feel no effects of the holiday stress while you’re here! Join us for our wine and hors-d’oeuvres each afternoon and nightly cordials with a turndown service each evening. There’s no cooking and no cleaning– just the magic of the holidays.
Book Your Holiday Stay
We can’t wait for you to spend Christmas in Savannah, GA, with us! Browse our luxurious accommodations to start planning your getaway. We know you’ll love our great location, outstanding amenities, and delicious breakfasts we serve each morning. We look forward to celebrating Christmas with you!