Escape the cold weather this winter and experience the heartwarming spirit of Savannah, GA. The city’s unique charm and undeniable holiday spirit attract millions of visitors every year. If you’re planning a trip to Savannah this year and are worried about finding exciting ways to fill your time, you’re in luck. There are plenty of amazing things to do in Savannah, GA, in December!

Things to Do in Savannah, GA, in December

1. Attend Seasonal Festivals

The Annual Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights is one of the most exciting events that you can attend in December! Bring your family and friends out to marvel at the sailboats and yachts that compete for awards as their lights dance across the surface of the Savannah River. The celebration doesn’t end there. Join the fun in Bryan Square where there is a Ferris wheel and other mechanical rides that are perfect for participants of all ages. The festival also features a Gingerbread Village, pictures with Santa, and plenty of holiday concessions and refreshments!

2. Tour Some of Savannah’s Most Spectacular Houses

Part of Savannah’s distinct charm is the stunning architecture and lavishly designed homes that you’ll find lining the streets of downtown. The wealth that the area’s agricultural industry brought to the city produced some of the most impressive buildings and intricate architecture in the South. Now, on December eighth, you have the chance to take a look inside some of the most jaw-dropping homes in Savannah. Join Savannah’s Holiday Tour of Homes and Inns on your next winter getaway!  

3. Visit Savannah’s Historic Sites

As Georgia’s first city, Savannah is full of interesting pieces of history and incredible landmarks that are fantastic to visit any time of the year. One of the favorite stops among sightseers has to be Bonaventure Cemetery, where many notable figures are buried. The cemetery is a southern adaptation of the “rural” cemeteries of the nineteenth century and is well-known around the country for its towering oak trees and Victorian funerary sculptures. There are also plenty of walking tours and trolley tours that present a great chance to see all of Savannah and learn about its rich history from an expert guide!

4. Holiday Shopping 

If you’re looking for some last-minute stocking stuffers, you’re in luck! There are so many options when it comes to shopping in Savannah that you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect gift! Stroll by a variety of regional arts and crafts exhibitors for holiday gifts, souvenirs, and more. River Street has everything you need to make Christmas in Savannah a memorable experience!

5. Escape to the Presidents’ Quarters Inn

thomas jefferson suite interior view of king bedFor luxurious accommodations in a beautiful setting, the Presidents’ Quarters Inn is the best option in Savannah! Forget the stress of the holiday season and unwind in style in Georgia’s most historic and most picturesque town. Explore the comfort of our guest rooms and the convenience of our inn on your next Savannah getaway! 

Our Thomas Jefferson Suite, for example, presents guests with a two-level suite that features a king-size bed, beautiful decor, and all of our world-class amenities. Embrace the heartwarming, friendly nature of our Bed and Breakfast on your next visit to Savannah!

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