During Savannah's winter season, some days you’re wearing t-shirts, while others you’re bundled in layers of warm clothing. Winter is also a quieter season, so Savannah's visitors can really get a glimpse of how the locals live. Here’s why we think you should visit Savannah during the winter!
For marathon athletes and regular runners alike, Savannah’s events combine brisk winter weather with our beautiful sights and squares. Run along gorgeous courses that wind through our historic streets as well as Forsyth and Daffin Parks. Conquer the bridge at the Savannah Bridge Run as you push your limits, dressed in fun-filled costumes. It's entertainment for everyone.
The epitome of winter activities is ice skating, and just because Savannah happens to be located in the South (and near the ocean) doesn’t mean visitors can’t enjoy the simple pleasure of an afternoon on the ice. The Savannah Ghost Pirates have teamed up with Savannah’s Civic Center to turn their arena into a giant ice rink known as, Ghost Pirates Ice! Whether you’re a professional, a tad wobbly in skates or just eager to learn how to score a goal, you’re bound to have fun with family and friends this season.
Savannah Winter Festivals
As we’ve mentioned before, one of Savannah’s best kept secrets is all the interesting festivals that happen each year. During the winter, appreciate all things film and learn a little something too with either the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. There’s also the Savannah Book Festival, one of the city’s more well-known events. The number of festival-goers increases each year as well as the incredible authors and emerging writers that come to share their work.
Go on a House Tour
If the weather is a little too cold for comfort, go on a few house tours around the city. Savannah is home is numerous mansions that have been converted into museums, filled with period pieces and tales of the past owners. Marvel at the unique meeting of the beginning of Savannah with the customs and architecture of the times. Some of our favorite spots include The Davenport House Museum, The Harper Fowlkes House, The Owens-Thomas House and The Andrew Low House.
Holiday season in Savannah becomes a whole new world - adding a definitive reason to visit in the winter. The Savannah Christmas Market at Plant Riverside District is an extravagant display of events, live performances and fireworks that magically lights up the river. The Tree Lighting Ceremony and Boat Parade of Lights is a perfect way to celebrate with family and friends. Don't hesitate to make this a new holiday tradition. For a complete list of Savannah holiday events, check out Savannah Holly Days!