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.
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.”
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.