Savannah Unveils its 2015 Holiday Event Line-Up

A visit to Savannah is always fun, but - as is the case in many other cities - there's something special in the air during the Christmas season, when holiday lights, mistletoe and all around good cheer permeate the city.

A fun way to view the city this time of year is the Holly Jolly Holiday Tour, or the Annual Holiday Tour of Homes which allows you to explore historic homes decked out in holiday finery. The annual Boat Parade of Lights allows you to view a fleet of more than 40 brightly decorated boats competing for awards. Christmas on the River features unique handmade gifts and stocking stuffers from River Street vendors, as well as music, food and entertainment.

For an all round "feel good" performance, A Christmas Tradition brings the magic of Christmas and all the glitz and glitter to you in a two-hour performance in a venue transformed into a winter wonderland.

Step back in time and view how former Savannah residents celebrated the holidays. The Davenport House, Owens-Thomas House and Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace are just some of the mansions being featured and the historic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is especially beautiful this time of year. 

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Davenport House Museum
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Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight invites guests to step back in time December 26 - 30 - to experience a genuine 19th century end-of-year celebrations inside of Savannah's historic Davenport Mansion. Glistening candlelight will set the stage...  Read More

Westin Savannah Harbor Golf & Spa Resort
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The Savannah River is gleaming during the holiday season as the annual Boat Parade of Lights showcases some 40 beautifully decorated glowing vessels decked out for the season. The event takes place on November 28, 5 - 10 p.m. with boats leaving...  Read More

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Savannah Theatre
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The Savannah Theatre has been wowing audiences since it first opened its doors in 1818. Over the years notables such as Sarah Bernhardt, Tyrone Powers, W.C. Fields, Oscar Wilde and many others performed on this stage. Today, the restored 1940s...  Read More

Savannah Riverboat Cruises
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Relive a bygone era on board a replica of a paddle wheeler boats which once cruised America's rivers. As you cruise the scenic Savannah River, you'll be treated to the captain's tales, lore and historic fact about Savannah's past while viewing...  Read More

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Old Town Trolley Tours
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Savannah's popular on-off tour company is a draw year round, but the Christmas season is special. The Holly Jolly Holiday Trolley Tour is offered November 27 - December 24 and includes two stops. Conductor "elves" entertain and amuse guests with...  Read More

Christmas For Kids At City Market
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Savannah's popular City Market comes alive with fun-filled activities for the whole family during Christmas holiday. Tucked into the country's largest Historic District, this four-block area has been a popular destination for entertainment,...  Read More

Savannah Holiday Tour of Homes
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In 1974 Jim Williams - the Savannah Downtown Neighborhood Association's first president - opened his beautiful home on Monterey Square for Savannah's first "Christmas Tour." He was one of Savannah's most successful antique dealers and owner of...  Read More

Savannah Philharmonic Holiday Pops
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A Savannah tradition since 2008, Savannah the Lucas Theatre for the Arts is once again the venue for the Philharmonic Orchestra's Holiday Pops, a perennial favorite. The magic, joy and warmth of Christmas will be celebrated with a full...  Read More

Savannah's Lighted Christmas Parade
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This much heralded annual tradition is staged along the Savannah River each year and has become a favorite with visitors and locals alike. The colorful parade comprised of vehicles, car clubs, colorful floats and walking groups, kicks off the...  Read More

Christmas on the River
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Historic River Street comes alive with an old time holiday celebration the weekend of Dec. 4 and 5, 2015. Rousakis Plaza will be brimming with regional arts and crafts exhibitors offering a host of holiday gifts and stocking stuffers for...  Read More


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