It’s here- Christmas time is back which means Christmas activities are in full swing! Savannah is one of the most magical cities to celebrate Christmas in. During December Christmas spirit is in full supply as you walk through historic downtown Savannah. Let’s figure out how you can soak up the magic of Christmas in Savannah, GA.
• Savannah Christmas Market
Located in the relatively new Plant Riverside District, the Savannah Christmas market runs throughout the entire month of December. This is the perfect spot if your vibes align with neon signs and palm trees. Plant Riverside District is the perfect mix of trendy with traditional. The market has shops set up with plenty of options to check off Christmas wish lists. Sip on some hot chocolate, cider, or coffee as you shop the many shops Riverside offers. Many of the vendors come from popular Savannah shops and sell local goods, homemade treats and honey. The market also puts on a list of events for the entire family. Some of them include letters for Santa, live performances, and a Santa meet and greet. Make sure that you take time to plan your day around visiting the market. It’s a one-stop meets-all when it comes to Christmas fun.
• Broughton Street
Broughton Street is well-known if you are a local or have ever visited Savannah. Without Christmas decorations, it is as charming as they come, with Christmas decorations it’s basically like stepping into a Hallmark movie. This street takes window shopping to the next level. The stores put in the effort to create unique designs for their windows that make you feel like you’ve stepped onto a street in New York City. As you make your way down Broughton Street a bright shining tree will catch your eye. At the intersection of Bull and Broughton, the beautiful Broughton Street Tree is placed. For the perfect photo op, plan to make a stop here while you experience Christmas cheer in downtown Savannah. This is the perfect stop for all of your last-minute people- no tickets are required!
• Holiday Home Tour
Historic Homes are the mascot for downtown Savannah, GA. The beauty of these historic homes is the foundation of Savannah’s charm. Now, imagine these homes fully decked in Christmas décor. You heard that right. Completely decorated, roof to fireplace, in Christmas décor, and opened for you to tour. During the Holiday Home tour, you get the opportunity to walk inside eight historic homes, taking in every light and strand of garland. This tour only runs for one day and tickets sell out fast. Head over to Holiday Home Tours of Savannah, GA to get yours before they are all gone!
• Savannah Theatre
If a Christmas show is your thing let’s make a stop at The Savannah Theatre. For twenty years this historic theater has been wowing audiences with its production, “Christmas Traditions.” The show has a two-hour run time which features Santa and frosty! If your kiddos can sit still that long, it’s the perfect chance to put a smile on their face. Showtimes and ticket prices vary, check out their site for more info and book your tickets in advance.
• Christmas on The River
Christmas on the River is not your typical month-long Christmas activity. The fun is bottled up and enjoyed across 3 Christmas-filled days, starting December 9th and ending December 11th. This bright and fun festival is a great family activity. There’s rumor that you can even spot Santa taking some time off his busy schedule, to enjoy the riverfront views. The highlight of the festival is the parade that takes place on December 10th. For 30 years this parade has been filling Savannah Streets with loads of Christmas cheer. Plan for parking and traffic as this festival is a popular one.
• Old Town Trolley “Holiday Sights and Festive Nights”
Trolly and Savannah go hand in hand. A Christmas trolly allows you to see Savannah and in its Christmas glory in a fun and quick way. The historic homes put on a show as you get to see their decorations all lit up at night. The tour even includes treats! Be sure to buy your tickets in advance. The Old Town Trolley runs two tours a day one starting at 6:30 and another at 8:30 p.m.
That rounds out our list of top places to experience Christmas cheer in Savannah, GA. The holiday season has a habit of coming and going quickly, start planning and checking these sites off your list!