Savannah is a historic city and, as such, is jam-packed with year-round attractions and things to do: trolley rides, ghost walks, historic house tours, galleries and museums, incredible dining, shopping, and more. Once the holidays roll around, that list only gets longer.
We thought it would be a good idea to make a list of a few of these annual, holiday attractions that make a Savannah Christmas so special:
The Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights
Drive, walk, or take a horse-drawn carriage ride through a winter wonderland of sparkling, Christmas light displays around Hutchinson Island and receive a hot chocolate and family-friendly entertainment at the end! November 28 through December 21, 2014.
Holiday Riverboat Cruises
Step aboard the Georgia Queen and enjoy a holiday cruise! Numerous tours are available, from a Holiday Lunch cruise to a Santa Cruise to being onboard during a Gospel Holiday Cruise. Visit www.savannahriverboat.com for a list of available cruises.
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is always beautiful and worth a visit, with its gorgeous, stained-glass windows and soaring, classic architecture. During the holidays, the entire sanctuary is decorated for Christmas and the value of a visit is doubled. www.savannahcathedral.org
The Very First Christmas
“The Journey” is an outdoor production that authentically recreates Bethlehem and that very first Christmas, including live players depicting townspeople, Roman soldiers, and, of course, Mary, Joseph and the newborn King. For dates, times, and more details, please read more at: sccjourney.com
Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
Take a self-guided, walking tour through 10 acres of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens decorated with 275,000 twinkling lights, glowing trees, illuminated fountains, and accompanied by lively, holiday music. Holiday goodies and warm drinks will be available for those wishing to spread the holiday spirit to their tummy! November 28th through December 21st, 2014www.coastalgeorgiabg.org
So there you have it, a quick list of just a few of the attractions that will make your Savannah Christmas vacation the best ever. Oh, wait – I can think of one more thing you should consider …
Savannah Christmas Lodging
Make your Savannah Christmas complete by staying in one of our beautifully appointed Savannah Villas. Savannah Villas is the ideal setting with fully equipped kitchens, spacious common areas, comfortable bedrooms, and room for two to 26! All of our historic, Savannah Vacation Villas are conveniently located in the Landmark Historic District of Savannah. Book your stay, now – and happy holidays from all of us here at Savannah Villas!