These Savannah Spots Have the Most Festive Holiday Decor

City Market during the holidays

City Market.

There’s something magical about Savannah during the holiday season! Dazzling lights, festive décor and Christmas cheer fill the city from top to bottom. If you can’t get enough of Christmas-themed décor, events and spirit, you’ve got to check out these jolly Savannah spots.

City Market at Christmas

City Market sparkles during the holiday season! 

City Market

Savannah's spirit becomes even more exquisite during the holiday season, and City Market is no exception. Stroll beneath holiday lights during the Holiday Nights in City Market, taste sweet treats in City Market shops, and find the perfect gifts for your loved ones, all while being serenaded by Christmas carolers. 

There are several events to look forward to during City Market's holiday season such as the City Market Courtyard Holidays Music Series. Join local musicians each weekend as they play a few of your favorite tunes. 

Forsyth Park fountain at Christmas

Forsyth Park.

The Forsyth Park fountain

The Forsyth Park fountain is certainly beautiful year-round, but it's even more dazzling at Christmastime. Festive wreaths, bright bows and garlands frame the already picturesque fountain. During the holiday season, the Forsyth Park fountain often becomes the location for family Christmas cards and engagement photos. It's a Christmas lover's dream come true!

Broughton Street at Christmas

Broughton Street.

Broughton Street

At Christmastime, the shops, boutiques and restaurants along Broughton Street decorate inside and out. Bright, sparkling lights are streamed from building to building all along Broughton Street creating a picture-perfect backdrop for holiday shoppers.

The Holiday Tree Lighting is where everyone gathers to see the traditional tree officially lit, kicking off the festive season. Join in the Savannah Holly Days season for a mix of dancing, singing, storytelling and live music around the tree.

Throughout the whimsical holiday event, many of the unique and eclectic shops and restaurants along Broughton Street will offer extended hours of operation and holiday shopping incentives. It's surely the most wonderful time of the year on Broughton Street!

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Savannah Christmas Market at Plant Riverside District

Plant Riverside District

Weekly holiday-themed events are in store during the Savannah Christmas Market at Plant Riverside District. The city's thrilling entertainment district transforms iconic River Street each year into a joyous winter wonderland with holiday decor, vendor booths and several exciting events


Eastern Wharf

Retreat to Savannah's waterfront community this season. This mesmerizing oasis is the perfect spot to celebrate the holidays. Celebrate the holiday season with festive cocktails and bar bites during Holiday Bar at Thompson Savannah! Don't miss out on the Thompson Old Fashioned, Santa's Little Helper, and more holiday-inspired drinks. From Thursday to Saturday, enjoy the sounds of local DJs, plus join them for Holly Jolly Trivia Night, Festivus Karaoke, an Ugly Sweater Party, and a holiday jazz concert with the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra Trio.

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Old Town Trolley Tours of Savannah

Old Town Trolley

Hop aboard one of the city's most beloved trolleys during the Holiday Sights & Festive Nights Tour with Old Town Trolley Tours of Savannah. Take a personalized tour of the Davenport House and experience an 1820s holiday in this gorgeous 19th-century home. Twinkling lights, holiday treats and a beautifully decorated tree will be the perfect end to a joyous night.

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Perry Lane

Toast to the season atop Perry Lane for the 4th annual Reindeer on the Roof celebration. Santa and his reindeer will be making a grand entrance by landing on top of the hotel. From 12-2 p.m., families can enjoy complimentary cocoa and cookies while children get to experience the holiday spirit with Santa and his reindeer friends. Later in the evening, Peregrin will turn into an adult-only zone with delicious cocktails, cozy fires, and live music from The Lowcountry Boil Band from 5-8 p.m.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Savannah Historic District and Homewood Suites by Hilton Savannah Historic District/Riverfront

Surround yourself in the Christmas spirit by staying somewhere festive AND central to all the city’s holiday happenings! The DoubleTree by Hilton Savannah Historic District and Homewood Suites by Hilton Savannah Historic District/Riverfront are two hotel properties that go all out for the holiday season. Each property decks their halls with shiny ornaments, elaborate Christmas trees and sparkling lights. You’ll feel warm, cozy and full of Christmas cheer the moment you step inside these festive properties.  

The DoubleTree by Hilton Savannah Historic District and Homewood Suites by Hilton Savannah Historic District/Riverfront are both within walking distance to Savannah’s most Christmas-y spots, making them convenient choices for holiday shoppers, Christmas lovers and families with small children. With hot breakfasts, spacious rooms and free Wi-Fi, these properties provide the perfect oasis for you to rest, relax and recharge for more of Savannah’s Christmastime activities. 

Don't miss out on Savannah's joyous holiday season!

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