Dec. 19, 2016 | By Larissa Allen
7 Savannah Spots That Go All Out for the Holidays
If you’re in the holiday spirit, Savannah is the place to be! Savannah‘s historic charm combined with Christmas decor is a match made in holiday heaven. Although the entire city is filled with Christmas cheer, these 7 spots take it to the next level.
Throwback to my Savannah trip last December, where I got to see all the masterpieces of the Gingerbread Houses submitted for Westin's competition to benefit the local children's charity || Some of these houses were quite creative and interesting || I've decorated a few myself in the past few years, going back and looking at some these is quite inspiring || Have you decorated one this Christmas? #nationalgingerbreadhouseday #christmastraditions #gingerbreadhouse #throwback
From November 25 to December 30, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa hosts the Gingerbread Village. This event is perfect for Christmas lovers, gingerbread enthusiasts, master sculptors, kids, amateurs, professionals and candy connoisseurs of all ages.
Lush, green and dropping with Spanish moss, Savannah’s 22 squares always seem a bit dressed up. But during the holiday season, light posts, benches and fountains are adorned with bright red bows and festive garland. It’s definite Christmas card material!
“Holidays on Broughton” welcomes Savannah’s locals and visitors to experience the wonder of the season on Broughton Street, where amid magnificent historic architecture, festive decorations, whimsical building projections and shopping, guests will discover seasonal events for all ages and interests.
During the holiday season, the gardens are transformed to a winter wonderland! With over 1,000,000 colored lights illuminating the gardens, “December Nights and Holiday Lights” is an event not to be missed!
5. Forsyth Park
The Forsyth Park fountain is certainly beautiful year round, but it’s even more dazzling at Christmastime. Festive wreaths, bright bows and garland frame the already picturesque fountain. It’s a Christmas lover’s dream come true!
Savannah Cocktail Co. is so obsessed with Christmas, they’ve changed their name to Jingle for the month of December! Decked out in holiday lights from floor to ceiling, Jingle‘s craft cocktail menu has holiday themed drinks served in holiday themed glassware. It’s like Buddy the Elf opened a bar!
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is known for being the ‘Sistine of the South’ for good reason – it’s filled with elaborate stained glass, tall marble-like columns and a presence that takes your breath away. Just when you think it can’t get any more gorgeous, the Cathedral goes all out for the holidays and decks the halls with holiday wreaths, garland, poinsettias and Christmas trees.
Larissa Allen is Visit Savannah’s digital content coordinator. Larissa is addicted to watermelon juice from the Forsyth Farmers’ Market. Her favorite Savannah spots are mostly in the Starland District.