Few places are as lovely when dressed for the holidays as the historic district of Savannah.  Decorations include thousands of lights along River Street, an enormous Christmas tree in Forsyth Park, and evergreen boughs and red bows along city squares. Grand old homes are elegantly clothed in evergreen wreaths and lit by candles.

During December in Savannah, one of the most pleasant and relaxing pastimes is simply admiring the beauty of the city. Enjoy it as you stroll through the historic district on your way to and from our luxury Savannah vacation rentals. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides are also available, and may add a spark of magic to the evening.

Several special holiday events help make a luxury Savannah vacation even more special. Have Christmas with the Philharmonic on December 18 at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. The Philharmonic will perform music selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and Handel’s Messiah as well as favorite Christmas carols. Tickets available at the Savannahboxoffice.

Enjoy a Holiday Gospel Dinner Cruise on December 13 or 20, 2010, between 6 and 9 p.m.  Float down the Savannah River in a festively decorated river boat, admiring holiday decorations on shore. Christmas Gospel music will play all evening, and a delicious southern buffet dinner will be served. Savannah River Boats is also offering a special Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise. For more information, please visit Savannah River Boat Cruises.

Get a taste of how the Savannah elite celebrated the holidays during the 19th century at Davenport House. Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight will take place from Sunday, December 26 to Thursday, December 30, 2010. This lovingly restored Federal style home built in 1820 has been a house museum since 1963 and features many beautiful antiques, some of which date back to the Civil War. The Candelight Tour takes place between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; light refreshments are provide. For additional information and reservations, please see the Davenport House Museum.

We have luxury Savannah Vacation Rentals ideal for intimate, romantic holidays. We have luxury Savannah Vacation Rentals large enough to fit the whole family, or a group of friends. Contact us today and spend Christmas in Savannah. Call 912-232-6633 or email info@savannahvillas.com.