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Savannah Lights Up

November 30, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah lights up like no other southern city during the holidays.  Lights around the squares, in the gardens, one the water and in the sky.  Here are five of most beautifully lit places to be during the holidays in the hostess city of the South.

Downtown Historic District – Savannah’s historic beauty is magnified with festive decoration and lights during the holidays.  What is already a beautiful and unique stroll down cobblestone streets becomes magic among endless twinkling lights.  Saturday December 12th, enjoy the Downtown Neighborhood Association’s Holiday Tour of Homes and experience the inside of Savannah’s most beautiful private historic homes lavishly decorated for the holidays.

Photo credit Visit Savannah

Photo credit Visit Savannah


Lighted Christmas Parade – The holiday festivities begin on River Street on Friday December 4th with fireworks lighting up the sky over the river.  Then on Saturday December 5th, River Street will be lit from end to end with a parade of lights that will move through downtown and end in City Market.  A great family friendly event that is an annual tradition and a local favorite.


December Night & Holiday Lights at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens is an incredible display of lights using the garden grounds as the canvas.  From now until Christmas Eve, embark on a casual self-guided leisurely walking tour through differently themed garden areas.


Tours by Candlelight – Savannah lights up with a glow on December 18th & 19th Fort Pulaski commemorates the Confederate Nog party of 1861 each year during the holiday season with Candle Lantern Tours. The long-lived Savannah tradition provides night-time tours of the historic fort by candlelight and oil lamps.  The Davenport House Museum has tours by Candlelight from December 26th – 30th.  The Federal-style home glistening by candlelight welcomes visitors to experience celebrations of early 19th century Savannahians. Light refreshments, music and skilled interpreters, who show visitors through the home, are among the highlights of the presentation.


Stage Lights – If lights of the stage is what you’d like to see, Savannah fantastic options.  See a glitz and glitter production of Holiday Traditions at The Savannah Theater from now until Christmas.  Or join Savannah’s best local musicians at The Lucas Theater to hear your favorite holiday carols and jazz at The Lucas Theater Christmas Cabaret December 17th – 19th.

There is no better time to bask in the beauty that is Savannah than in the glow of the holiday lights!  Come see us!

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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Holiday Tour of Homes

October 27, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson

Holiday Tour of HomesSavannah’s Annual Holiday Tour of Homes is YOUR chance to get a peek inside some of the most fabulous houses that grace our beautiful city. They’re all decorated for the holidays, too. This year, the 39th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes will take place on Saturday, December 14 (2013).


How to Attend

You can purchase tickets for Savannah’s Annual Holiday Tour of Homes in advance after you’ve decided to indulge yourself in a much-needed vacation in Savannah. As far as deciding specifics, there are two home tours, each giving you the insiders look at 6 homes each, or 12 homes and another historic building where the option of indulging in Victorian tea is yours for the taking if you want it all.


12 Beautiful Homes….

You and yours can make a day of the Holiday Tour of Homes in Savannah. Trolleys to and from each home are included in your ticket price. There is an afternoon tour from 12-3pm and an evening tour from 5-8. 6 homes will be shown at each tour, with no repeats. That means, 12 homes total! $35 each or both tours for $90 including the Victorian Tea.


…And Victorian Tea, Oh My!

When you visit Savannah on December 14, you can even splurge on a Victorian Tea at the John Williams Townhouse at  3 or 4pm – you choose. Just $25 gets you into the historic building where fashion-forward Savannians nod to the opulence and frivolous frocks of days long past as they serve you tea and light refreshments. Think of the new profile pics and bragging rights! WOW. We’re telling you, this is an EVENT.


The Holiday Tour of Homes was created by Savannah’s Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) to give locals and visitors alike a glimpse into how families live and decorate in their own styles within a historic home. Last year, the organizers kept saying that Savannah delights in making a big fuss over her guests – and in all the best ways, that is SO TRUE.


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