Savannah Christmas 2023

Make the most of your holidays this year with a Savannah Christmas getaway. There’s never a bad time to visit Savannah but Christmas time may be one of the best. The Hostess City comes to life with new and traditional holiday events every year. Parades, dinners, shows, tours, light displays and so much more! Plan your Savannah holiday getaway now and see for yourself.

There’s always something fun to do or see in Savannah and that’s doubly true during the holiday season. We may not see much in the way of snow but that doesn’t stop us from celebrating the holidays. One look at our bulging holiday event calendar will tell you that. There are a wide variety of special events and attractions from just after Halloween through to New Year’s Day, every year.

Savannah Christmas 2023 Highlights

Savannah Christmas Market at Plant Riverside – November 16, 2023 – January 1, 2024
Peruse a wide selection of holiday goods, plus live music, street performers, food specials, and more, all along Savannah’s picturesque waterfront.

December Nights & Holiday Lights at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens – November 23 – December 24, 6pm to 9pm, nightly
Come see Savannah’s always gorgeous and lush Botanical Gardens made even more entrancing with over a million twinkling lights! An always popular, family-oriented, walk through event.

ront. December Nights and Holiday Lights at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

A Christmas Tradition at the Savannah Theatre – November 23 – December 24
Visit the historic Savannah Theatre and sing along with the annual “A Christmas Tradition” holiday show. The beloved 2 hour performance includes traditional holiday musical favorites, comedy, candy, and an appearance by Santa and his dancing reindeer. Great fun for all.

Holiday Tree Lighting – November 24, 5:30pm
Savannah’s traditional, downtown tree lighting ceremony with guest celebrities and local bands. Heartwarming holiday fun and tradition, Savannah style.

Savannah Boat Parade of Lights – November 25, 7pm to 9pm
Enjoy a festive holiday flotilla of over 40 beautiful boats dolled up for the season and parading up and down both sides of the waterfront. Attend from aboard the Georgia Queen Riverboat and enjoy an even better viewpoint as it leads the parade. What fun!

Christmas on the River – December 8 – 10, 4pm
This three-day festival celebrates the holiday season on Savannah’s Waterfront with live dance and musical acts, unique gifts, Santa, and holiday cheer.

Lighted Christmas Parade – December 9, 5:30pm to 7pm
Join in the fun at Savannah’s annual Lighted Christmas Parade! The Parade runs west to east along River Street, then winds its merry way through downtown. You’ll marvel to community floats, cars, trolleys, groups, and more. A seasonal highlight!

That’s Just the Beginning …

yummy Christmas treats

The above list is just a few of the more popular, seasonal highlight one can enjoy during Savannah Christmas 2023. Let us know what you’re hoping to see or do during your getaway and we’ll get you pointed in the right direction. Our location in downtown Savannah means you’re within walking distance of some of the city’s very best shopping, dining, and holiday events.

Here at the Inn, we deck the halls with twinkling lights, bright decorations, and offer up a variety of yummy treats throughout the season. We love the holidays and sharing the best of Savannah with our guests.

If you’d also like to share Savannah with a loved one, consider purchasing a McMillan Inn gift certificate. Our gift certificates are digital, can be made for up to $2,000, and used for stays at the inn. Imagine their face when they discover a Savannah getaway under the tree Christmas morning. Wow!

Happy Holidays!