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Savannah’s Jingle Bell Square

December 23rd, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson

It’s getting closer to Christmas and we just can’t wait to share the inn with everyone! And of course, what is the Christmas spirit without any music?  Did you know that Savannah has her Jingle Bell Square? That’s right! Jingle Bells was written right here in Savannah’s Troup Square!

 The Musician

James L. Pierpont was a talented Music Director of the Unitarian Church overlooking Troup Square and also served as a Confederate cavalry regiment. Of the many lyrics and compositions he wrote, Jingle Bells was the one that really took Savannah’s people and the world by storm for its catchy tune!

The Music of Savannah’s Jingle Bell Square

He wrote the composition and lyrics to Jingle Bells in 1853 under the title ‘One Horse Open Sleigh’. His initial inspiration for the song was drawn from the bells attached to the harnesses of horses whose purpose was to alert other carriages of your presence when you were coming to a blind intersection.

The bells were especially important when it snowed seeing as how you can’t hear the sleighs! Imagine if they didn’t think of having them? YIKES.

 Jingle Bells Today!

When it was reprinted in 1859 it was given the name ‘Jingle Bells.’ Since it’s become public domain the song has become a Christmas classic having been covered by scores of musicians all over the world! So come down to Troup Square on the corner of Habersham and Harris street in the Historic District! And from all of us at the Azalea Inn & Gardens: Have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Holiday, and a wonderful New Year!


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Holiday Pops: The Festive Season

December 14th, 2012 by Teresa Jacobson

Friday, December 14, 2012 07:30 pm Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Saturday, December 15, 2012 07:30 pm Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Christmas Made in the South November 16-18

October 26th, 2012 by Teresa Jacobson

Free Parking is a simple little bonus whiel enjoying three days at a premier Arts and Crafts Festival – Christmas Made in the South from November 16 -18. Bring your Christmas wish list to the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, meet the craftsmen and listen to their stories. Open Friday from 10-8, Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 11-5. Don’t miss out!


Need a Holiday Gift in a Hurry? Savannah Georgia Bed and Breakfast

December 8th, 2010 by Teresa Jacobson

Our Savannah Georgia bed and breakfast Gift Certificate is the perfect solution when you need a holiday gift in a hurry.  We all know that looking for the perfect gift can be a less than perfect journey, especially when you’re caught off guard. We’ve all been there.   Maybe it’s a friend who you weren’t planning to swap gifts with?  Sometimes it’s relatives who unexpectedly decide to drop in for the holidays.  It could be your boss (you secretly thought she was a Scrooge, but…)?  Don’t panic. When the toughest person on your list suddenly surprises you, we have the answer to your dilemma.

Azalea Inn and Gardens Gift Certificates are available online as a quick fix or can be mailed to you in advance for immediate deliverance from your dilemma!  Gift Certificates start for as little as $50 and you set the amount you’d like to give.  This is one of the few presents that result in “Thank You!” twice – once on receipt and once again when the recipient returns from a visit to Azalea Inn and Gardens.

Remember to KISS – Keep It Simple Santa – Tuck a gift certificate from our Savannah GA lodging in your pocket or order online in a pinch… either way you’ll have the best gift this year, even if you’re caught off guard.

Christmas in the South Holiday Gift Ideas Savannah GA

November 16th, 2010 by Teresa Jacobson

Azalea Inn and Gardens at Christmas

Christmas Fireplace Azalea Inn and Gardens

Holiday gift ideas abound at the International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah GA for Christmas in the South, November 19 thru 21, 2010.  Check out Georgia’s most unique selection of contemporary art and traditional crafts where  Holiday Magic abounds.  Master craftsmen and artists from all over the south will help to ease you into your holiday shopping and find that special holiday gift for that “hard to shop for” friend.

Catch the fare-free Savannah Belle ferry from River Street to the trade center after reserving your room at Azalea Inn and Gardens Bed and Breakfast, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast, and enjoy all that the Historic District of Savannah has to offer.    Book in the next two days and enjoy two complimentary passes for Old Savannah Tours On/Off historic tour.

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