5 Festive Holiday Activities in Savannah

Savannah is a location that is worth seeing any time of the year, but there are benefits to visiting in the winter, like snagging great deals on your accommodations, less tourists around to compete with for dining reservations, and seeing holiday decorations all while experiencing warmer temperatures.

If you are visiting Savannah this Christmas, or local and are looking for some festive activities, here are five things South Key Management recommends doing this holiday season.

1 – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

If you need an event that will work for the whole family, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree is the perfect thing, especially since it takes place during the day on Saturdays. You can even make it a tradition and stop by each weekend to enjoy the local dance groups and choirs. It will be a celebration that everyone can enjoy! 

When: December 4th through 18th (every Saturday) from 1-4pm

Where: Bull Street and Broughton Street

2 – Savannah Christmas Market

A new tradition has started in Savannah – the Savannah Christmas Market at Plant Riverside District. Featuring live holiday music, street performances, seasonal foods, and holiday market vendors. It is the perfect place to spend time with the family getting into the Holiday spirit and you can support local vendors while getting some Christmas gifts. 

It is the perfect place for kids to meet with Santa and get their annual picture with Santa. In the Kid’s Corner, kids can write letters to Santa, decorate cookies, and make their own garlands. 

When: November 26th through January 3rd

Where: Plant Riverside District

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3 – Check out Holiday Decorations

One of the best parts of the holidays, regardless of where you live, is how people set up lights and decorations. In Savannah, there are so many places that are known for their extensive exterior (and interior!) light displays

Some places we think are worth checking out are:

  • The Marriott Plant Riverside – also where the Christmas Market is taking place
  • River Street Inn
  • The Marshall House – known for the indoor Christmas tree that looks like a pineapple! 
  • Ballastone Inn
  • Hamilton Turner Inn – known for the giant nutcrackers guarding the doors

4 – Savannah Holiday Lights and Sights Trolley Tour

If you aren’t up for walking around to see decorations, a great option is the Holiday Lights and Sights Trolley tour. During this two-hour trolley tour you will drive by the city’s historic homes and city squares accompanied by carolers. You’ll stop inside the Isaiah Davenport House where you can see how people celebrated the holidays in the 1820s and enjoy some holiday treats. You will also stop by the Plant Riverside District where you’ll be able to see Santa. 

5 – Ghosts of Christmas Past Walking Tour

What is better than a ghost tour? How about a ghost tour of Christmas past? Of course, when you are in one of the most haunted cities in the country you have to take a ghost tour! The Savannah: Ghosts of Christmas Past Walking Tour is specifically designed to bring back the art of telling ghost stories. Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa while you walk around the city hearing stories of holidays past. 

If you are coming to Savannah for Christmas and still need a place to stay, reach out to South Key Management to see what we have available. South Key Management – the key to your Southern Comfort! 

From all of us at South Key Management, we wish you and your loved ones Happy Holidays! 

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