Savannah may not see much in the way of snow – but that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to celebrate the holidays! As a matter of fact, the Hostess City never looks quite as beautiful as it does during the Christmas season. The twinkling lights and festive decorations accentuate the historic architecture, making everything merry and bright.
As with the rest of the year, there’s always something going on to help you celebrate during the holiday season. One of the first big Savannah holiday events is the annual Boat Parade of Lights – but that’s just the beginning!
Savannah Holiday Event Highlights
December Nights & Holiday Lights at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
Nov 22 – Dec 23
See the stunning Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens decorated with over a million lights! The event also incldues music, snacks, warm drinks, and a variety of special nights. Don’t miss it! coastalbg.uga.edu for tickets and more info.
Holiday Lights & Sights Trolley Tour
Nov 29 – Dec 24
Soak up the beauty of Savannah during the holidays aboard with this tour aboard an Old Town Trolley. Visit Savannah’s historic homes and city squares decked out in their holiday best and see how we celebrate the spirit of the season. Tours include an appearance by Santa Claus, holiday treats, and a special stop at the historic Massie Heritage Center. Learn more at www.trolleytours.com.
2019 Savannah Boat Parade of Lights
The annual Savannah Boat Parade of Lights sees over 40 vessels, decorated for the season, and parading up and down both sides of the waterfront. A Christmas parade, Savannah style! The event includes live music, a tree lighting ceremony, and a fireworks show. Visit www.savannahharborfoundation.com for tickets and more information.
Holiday Riverboat Cruises
Nov 30 – Dec 31
Savannah Riverboat Cruises offers cruises of the Savannah River all year long – but nothing beats their holiday series! Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, and even the Savannah Boat Parade of Lights are all on the schedule with l live bands, food, cocktails, fireworks, and more. Choose your cruise now – before they all sell out!
Savannah Holidays 2019
The events listed above are just a few of the festive cornerstones that make up the Savannah holiday season. You can find a more comprehensive guide here – or just ask us during your stay at McMillan Inn!
We love to help our guests discover new and exciting things to see and do here in Savannah. Plus, our convenient location in Savannah’s downtown historic district puts much of the best within easy walking distance – and what a way to experience Savannah! Make the most of your holiday with accommodations at our historic Savannah bed and breakfast, McMillan Inn!