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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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The Holiday Season in Savannah at Azalea Inn

October 9, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

The holiday season in Savannah is upon us and brings the perfect reason for you to visit Savannah.  Shopping, relaxation, and fun!

Get a jump on your holiday shopping on Broughton Street.  In addition to national bands like Anthropology, Urban Outfitter, and Ann Taylor Loft, you’ll find some of Savannah’s most unique stores and boutiques.

Paris Market – Unique antique and vintage home décor.

Savannah Bee Company – Savannah’s own destination for specialty honeys, naturally luxurious body care, and other honeybee inspired gifts.

The Salt Table – The Salt Table features free tasting samples of hundreds of different salts, seasonings, sugars, teas, dips, blends, Amish popcorn, and even local honey.

You deserve a break.

Take a vacation for the holidays and let Azalea Inn take care of all the details.  Thanksgiving at the Inn always feels like home.  Enjoy a gourmet Thanksgiving dinner around our table with friends from around the world.  The menu for this year is coming together but you’ll see from last year’s menu that our Chef isn’t kidding.  And you don’t have to clean up.

Three Cheese Artichoke Dip, Stuffed Endive, Assorted Fruits, Cheeses and Crackers
Wine:  Prosecco

Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup
Wine: Santa Marina Pinot Noir

Spinach Pecan wilted Salad with Goat Cheese and a Sweet & Spicy Vinaigrette
Wine: Kung Fu Girl Bone Dry Riesling

Prime Rib with Rosemary Demi-Glace & Fried Shallots, Horseradish Mashed Yukon Gold Potato, Lemon Garlic Grilled Asparagus, Ginger Glazed Baby Carrots
Wine: Cantena Malbec

Peppermint Cheesecake

Azalea Inn & Villas Dining

Azalea Inn & Villas Dining

Many of Savannah’s premier events take place around the holidays.

11/8 – Rascal Flats Free concert in Forsyth Park – The Rock N’ Roll Marathon brings great music to Savannah!

11/9 – 11/15 – The Savannah Food & Wine Festival – The festival celebrates wine and culinary excellence in Savannah with wine dinners, tasting events, festival and more.

11/13 – 11/15 – 21st Annual Telfair Art Festival – This beloved outdoor event in the heart of historic Savannah features 85 national and local artists set up around Telfair Square.

12/4 – 12/5 – Christmas On The River – Celebrate the Christmas season on River Street with fireworks, shopping & The Christmas Light Parade to City Market.


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.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Savannah Pajama Shop Hop’s TOP TEN Gift Guide

December 10, 2012 by Teresa Jacobson

The inaugural Savannah Pajama Shop Hop kickoff has happened and we’re near bursting with excitement. It’s local holiday shopping at its best in Savannah. It’s also time for you to roll out of bed and head to downtown Savannah’s historic district to finish up the last of your holiday gift list.

To start shopping, don your favorite pajamas and stop by Azalea Inn & Gardens at 217 Huntingdon Avenue. It’s the 2-story yellow historic home with white trim and the white picket fence. Reserve a room for 2 nights in December, or, we’ll trade you a Savannah Pajama Shop Hop Saving’s Passport for a new, unwrapped toy (which will be given to the Toys for Tots program).

Even better, get 10 stamps on your passport and bring it BACK to Azalea for a chance at the Shop Hop drawing to win 2 nights at one of the participating Savannah Inns, including Azalea Inn & Gardens. Don’t think you can find 10 good gifts in Savannah? Well, we’ve done the thinking for you.

Here’s a TOP TEN Gift Guide for our inaugural Savannah Pajama Shop Hop, going on until the end of December.

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