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25 Savannah Holiday Events That Will Have You Feeling Oh-So Festive

Although Savannah is a festive place to be year-round, the city really shines during the holiday season. Dazzling lights, red velvet bows and tinsel adorn streets, parks and storefronts all throughout town. With warmer winter weather, a surfeit of holiday cheer and iconic Southern hospitality, Savannah is the perfect place to spend this wonderful time of year.

Christmastime in Savannah is an absolute beauty made all the more special by the series of holiday events taking place over the weeks. Don’t miss out on all the season has to offer. Book your holiday getaway now, and mark your calendar for these jolly holiday events! Click on each event to learn more.


December Nights & Holiday Lights at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens


  1. December Nights and Holiday Lights 
    Now through December 24 (Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens)
  2. Holidays on Broughton 
    Now through December 17 (Broughton Street)
  3. A Christmas Tradition 
    Now through December 24 (Savannah Theatre)


    Old Town Trolley Holiday Sights Tour

  4. Old Town Trolley’s Holiday Sights Tour 
    Now through December 24
  5. Christmas Traditions Tours
    Now through January 8 (Owens-Thomas House)
  6. Savannah Harbor Holiday Series 
    Select dates between December 1 – 24 (The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa)
  7. The Journey 
    Now through December 11 (Compassion Christian Church)

City Market Holiday Open House


  1. Christmas on the River 
    December 2 – 4 (River Street)
  2. City Market Holiday Open House 
    Friday, December 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. (City Market)
  3. Lights on for Tybee 
    Friday, December 2 at 6:30 p.m. (Tybrisa Street, Tybee Island)
  4. House of the Christmas Mouse 
    Saturday, December 3 at 10 a.m. (7 Cedarwood Drive, Tybee Island)
  5. City Market Christmas for Kids Celebration 
    Saturday, December 3 from 11 am to 2 p.m. (City Market)


    Tybee Island Christmas Parade

  6. Tybee Island Christmas Parade 
    Saturday, December 3 at 1 p.m. (Butler Avenue, Tybee Island)
  7. Sailing with Santa Riverboat Cruise 
    Saturday, December 3 at 12 p.m. (River Street)
  8. Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade 
    Saturday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m. (River Street)
  9. Savannah Santa Train 
    Saturday, December 10 from 8 am to 5 p.m. (Georgia Railroad Museum)
  10. Holiday Tour of Homes 
    Saturday, December 10 from 11 am to 8 p.m. (Historic District)
  11. Tybee Lighthouse Christmas 
    Saturday, December 10 at 7 & 8 p.m. (Tybee Island Light Station)


    Tybee Island Boat Parade

  12. Tybee Boat Parade 
    Sunday, December 11 at 5:30 p.m. (The Crab Shack)
  13. Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe 
    Saturday, December 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. (Wormsloe Historic Site)
  14. Savannah Philharmonic Holiday Pops 
    Saturday, December 17 at 3 & 7:30 p.m. (Johnny Mercer Theater)
  15. Holiday Evening Tours 
    December 26 – 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. (Davenport House Museum)
  16. Up the Cup New Year’s Eve Celebration 
    Saturday, December 31 at 8 p.m. (River Street)
  17. City Market New Year’s Eve 
    Saturday, December 31 at 9 p.m. (City Market)
  18. New Year’s Eve Fireworks 
    Saturday, December 31 at 11:55 p.m. (Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion)


ChantelChantel Britton is a Savannah native with a knack for writing and a passion for food, fun and people. She recently received her BA in English and Professional Communications from Armstrong State University, and when she’s not writing she’s serving in the US Army Reserves as a Human Resources Officer. She loves NPR and is interested in food justice, sustainability, travel and international affairs.

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3 Responses to “25 Savannah Holiday Events That Will Have You Feeling Oh-So Festive”

  1. Ronnie says:

    Anything going on jan1,2 to see

  2. Melissa Turner says:

    Another great holiday entertainment option not on the list is the George Gee Swing Band and Holiday Gala at the historic Tybee Post Theater on Fri., Dec. 16! A fantastic big band on stage delivering 40s and 50s swing music, and a pre-concert Gala under the big tent out front with complimentary hors’d’eouvres provided by the North Beach Grill, cocktails and live music. Tickets at

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