Savannah during the Holidays

Savannah is one of America’s most historic cities. It shines at any time of the year but at the holidays the whole city seems to gleam. Here are a few things that you can do if you happen to be in Savannah during Christmas time. Whether it is the boat parade or the decorated squares, there is a lot going on at the holiday season in Savannah.

A trolley ride is a great way to enjoy yourself in the city and the Holly Jolly Trolley Tour is the perfect companion to the holiday festivities .The trolley tours take place 29 nights between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. The trolley makes two stops and the elves on board tell seasonal stores while leading the singing of Christmas Carols. The tour includes hot chocolate and gingerbread and a jolly good time. This tour requires a booking and is very popular so be sure to book in advance.

One of the stops on the trolley tour is the Savannah Harbor Gingerbread Village wonderland which is located at the Westin Hotel. This can be visited on its own and is a favorite shop with children and adults alike. There are a variety of gingerbread houses and Christmas trees on display. The gingerbread houses are created by some of the best chefs in the city and they are looking for the bragging honors of having made the best one. The trees are decorated and auctioned off. It is a sight to behold. 

Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts in the United States grew up in Savannah. Her birthplace is one of the most popular places to visit in the city. It is decked out for the holidays as it would have been in the Victorian times of Juliette.

Many of the historic homes in Savannah are open to the public and decorated for the holidays. Stop at the Owens-Thomas House, considered by many to be one of the finest English Regency houses in the country. Another great stop is the Davenport House which is a fine example of Federal architecture.

The second weekend of December, you will be able to take part in the Holiday Tour of Homes.This includes a variety of activities in addition to just the tour of homes.There is a Victorian tea on Saturday and an evening show on Sunday.

Dining is always great in Savannah and it is especially festive during the holidays. Whether it is a stop at Mrs. Wilkes of at Paula Deans or even the Pirate House, there will be delicious cuisine for you to enjoy.

These are just a few of the activities that are part of the Christmas season in Savannah.The local CVB and the newspaper will be sure to have additional information about upcoming Christmas events.