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Holiday Season Events in Savannah, Georgia

Here in the Hostess City, we’re all about celebrating the­ best time of the year (if you ask us)! From shows to tours to tree lightings and more, our town has a whole host (pun intended) of activities to delight. And we’re making sure you’re in the loop! Let’s talk holiday season events in Savannah, Georgia.

A Christmas Tradition

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Photography Courtesy of The Historic Savannah Theatre

This performance is aptly named, since it has become a beloved tradition for many of us here in Savannah. From your seats in The Historic Savannah Theatre, you can enjoy two hours of, as the website says, “holiday glitz and glitter.” The show runs from now until December 24, and it’s the perfect way to put yourself in the festive spirit.

Savannah Christmas Market at Plant Riverside District

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Photography Courtesy of Savannah Christmas Market

A new event that kicked off for the season on November 26th, this exciting celebratory pop-up includes live music and performances, children’s activities, photos with Santa, and more. Visit before it ends on January 3rd!!

Holiday Lights Drive-Through at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

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Photography Courtesy of Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

Grab some hot cocoa and pile into the car for some twinkling joy! Strung across five acres of garden spaces, this display is a must-see for the season. It will be open at select times now through Christmas Eve.

Holiday Lights & Sights Tour by Old Town Trolley Tours

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Photography Courtesy of Old Town Trolley Tours

City Squares decked to the nines with carolers singing happily—what better way to usher in the season? You can enjoy just such an experience, as well as tours of famous Savannah spots, on Old Town Trolley Tours’ Holiday Lights & Sights Tour! Reservations are required, and it’s on the schedule from now until Christmas Eve … don’t miss this one!

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

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Photography Courtesy of Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Make your way to Broughton Street for some unique holiday fun at the Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree event! Live performances, music, Kwanzaa storytelling and other entertainment will be featured on December 4th, 11th, and 18th.

Twelve Bars of Christmas

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Photography Courtesy of Twelve Bars of Christmas

Both tour of Savannah and a fun opportunity to try various drinks with a group of friends or family, this event is a perfect addition to your holiday lineup! On December 11th, make your way through a drink-centric 5K (no running involved) for this holiday-themed bar crawl!

Wormsloe Christmas Hike

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Photography Courtesy of Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Join the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for a guided hike, complete with seasonal stories and a mission to find the Wormsloe Yule log! This would make for an engaging way to get the kids outdoors, but reservations are required and space is limited, so be sure to grab tickets soon.

Dashing Through the Show: Holiday Improv

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Photography Courtesy of Front Porch Improv Theatre

Enjoy some comedy with festive vibes during this event at Front Porch Improv Theatre! There are a few performances throughout the month of December, so check out the calendar! Also, Front Porch is a Savannah, Georgia, destination year-round so keep an eye on the schedule.

Savannah Ballet’s The Savannah Nutcracker

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Photography Courtesy of Savannah Ballet

This take on the classic ballet will have you feeling all of the old-school Christmas feels! Children and adults alike are sure to delight in Clara’s magical journey. Grab tickets soon, because this performance is happening one night only, December 18th.


Whether you make it to just one of these fun events or every one of them, we hope you have fun this holiday season in Savannah, Georgia!

And if you’re visiting for the holidays and it makes you want to spend even more time in our beautiful city (which indeed, is lovely all year), consider doing so with Upper East River as your home base.

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