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Savannah is one of America's most beautiful cities, which looks enchanting during winter holidays. In addition to thousands of lights and decorations transforming the downtown, visitors can see colorful parades, shows, and experience mouthwatering Southern holiday food! Mild winter temperatures will let you take a long stroll through downtown Savannah. Check out the huge tree at the corner of Bull and Broughton streets! This 50-ft-tall Christmas tree is adorned by 20,000 lights.
Plant Riverside District Christmas Village (Tree Lighting – November 27, 2020, Boat Parade – November 28, 2020)
Plant Riverside District is the number one holiday destination in Savannah, hosting an array of events planned for the opening weekend. Holiday entertainment includes the Kid’s Corner with activities like letters to Santa, ornament and holiday card making, gingerbread decorating, and more. However, the main attraction of the opening weekend is The Savannah Christmas Market tree lighting ceremony, held in Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at 6 pm. There's live music, readings, Santa appearance, and a candlelight procession. The Boat Parade of Lights is another highlight of the celebration in Plant Riverside. Watch over 40 decorated boats passing the Riverfront and spreading holiday cheer. Nothing fills people's hearts with joy more than a spectacular fireworks display at the end of a festive day! Seating to watch the parade and fireworks is available at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. The parade starts at 7 pm and lasts for over two hours.
December Nights and Holiday Lights (November 27–December 24, 2020)
The annual December Nights & Holiday Lights event is one of the most beautiful light displays in Georgia. Held Thursday through Sunday at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, the annual holiday light show features over a million lights. The display does not operate during rain and runs from 6 to 9 pm. Admission is $25 per car.
City Market Holiday Open House (December 4, 2020)
Savannah City Market is the epicenter of all celebrations in the city. During the Christmas season, you can view it with holiday lights, complete with music and caroling. One of Savannah’s main gathering places also offers the best shopping for gifts, arts, crafts, and holiday specials.
Holiday Sights Tour (November 27–December 24, 2020)
To complete your holiday visit to Savannah, take an Old Town Trolley’s holiday tour. A decorated vintage trolley will make special stops at the Davenport House Museum and the Massie Heritage Center.