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27 Sep 2018
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If you’re thinking about taking a trip during the holidays, the charming and historic town of Savannah, Georgia is the perfect backdrop for a Christmas vacation you won’t soon forget. Relive Christmas traditions and enjoy mild winter temperatures as you explore this city lined with festive Christmas lights, mistletoe and holiday cheer for the perfect Christmas in Savannah.

Stroll through City Market as it comes alive during the holidays with amazing storefront displays, holiday activities, and excellent shopping and dining experiences. Many restaurants offer seasonal menus with your holiday favorites…and a lowcountry twist!

Top Christmas in Savannah Events

From Nov. 22 until Christmas Eve, enjoy an evening at The Historic Savannah’s Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Tradition,” featuring the holiday standards you know and love.

You don’t want to miss the annual Lighted Boat Parade on Nov. 24! Watch in wonder as more than 40 beautifully decorated vessels cruise down the Savannah River, making the river glow for Christmas in Savannah. This event also includes live performances and is capped off with a fireworks show! 

The only thing better than a trolley tour is a Christmas Holiday Trolley Tour  led by jolly elves!  Learn about old Christmas traditions, enjoy the festive lights and decorations, and do some caroling as you tour the beauty of Christmas in Savannah. Catch this tour throughout November and December.

If you’re in Tybee Island, be sure to check out the Tybee Island Christmas Parade on Dec. 1. This charming small-town parade is full of big fun and Tybee personality. Want to participate? Anyone is welcome to register to be in the parade.

“Christmas on the River” takes place Dec. 7-9 in Rousakis Riverfront Plaza and brings visitors from all around! The ultimate one-stop-shop for unique gifts, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and topped off with Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade featuring antique cars, festive floats and of course St. Nick! It’s the perfect addition to Christmas in Savannah.

Pop over to the decade-old tradition of the Savannah Philharmonic Holiday Pops Concert, featuring your favorite holiday tunes worthy of an ultimate sing-a-long. There are no scrooges allowed as you belt out the classics that are loved by every generation.

One of the most highly anticipated events of the season is the 44th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes on Dec. 8. This “behind the doors” tour features several private homes and inns displaying the finest festive trimmings on already stunning historic buildings. 

If you just aren’t ready to say goodbye to Christmas in Savannah, enjoy a magical Candlelight Tour of the Davenport Museum from Dec. 26-30 where you can experience how 19th century Savannahians celebrated the end of the year.

Ready for a “cool” New Year? How about taking part in the 19th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge? Bring your hot cocoa and join more than 1,000 brave souls as they take a dip in the Atlantic!

Now that you have your itinerary for a magical Christmas in Savannah, browse Savannah condo rentals to find the perfect spot to spend the holiday in this historic city.

Are you ready to pack your bags (or your sleigh) and head to Savannah? Whether you want to walk out of your vacation rental and step into a Victorian-era Christmas scene that Charles Dickens would be proud of, or trade in your snowman for sand castles in Tybee Island, we can find the perfect place to make your holiday memories.