The Best Things to Do in Savannah at Christmas
As another festive season rapidly approaches it is time to think where to spend Christmas. A great many people prefer to spend this time of year with friends and family, but it can also be just as magical visiting new places and experiencing different cultures. A truly great place to spend the holiday season is Savannah in Georgia. Savannah happens to be the oldest city in the grand old Southern state, and its citizens know just how to have a good time and celebrate Christmas. True to Southern style you can expect a warm welcome and genuine Southern hospitality. And there are so many things that are going on around the holiday season it is difficult to know where to start.
Cruising on the Savannah River
One of the best things about visiting Savannah at this time of year is the climate, you can leave all the winter snow behind and bask in temperatures around the mid-60s. This is perfect for the transformation of the city as it explodes into a wonderland of parades, shows, and events. Savannah takes the visitor to times gone past when everybody celebrated Christmas extravagantly. Although taking a cruise on the historic Savannah River is an all-year-round activity. During the festive season there is something that is absolutely magical about it. Special events are organized such as Sailing with Santa. And you can even join up for a soulful Holiday Gospel Dinner Cruise. The Christmas decorations adorn each bank in a plethora of color as you glide past effortlessly on this really calm old river.
Savannah Christmas Market
There is nothing so special as a Christmas market. Every town and city in the world celebrates the holiday season with festive markets offering as much Christmas spirit as you could possibly want. Savannah’s Christmas Market is especially joyful, and four blocks of the city are transformed into a must-see event. It is truly a family celebration, with so many activities for kids you will have to go back again and again. Street performers and carol singers perform under the starlight, while the traders sell all manner of special Christmas treats ideal for that last-minute Christmas shopping. And if you are hungry then you can enjoy the unique yule-time food available at many of the food stalls. Perhaps even a glass or two of mulled wine.
The Holiday Pops
A relatively new tradition that started in 2008 has become a firm fixture of the Savannah Christmas calendar. The Holiday Pops is a celebration of music that is hosted by the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. Expect all the favorite Christmas tunes along with some modern renditions of old classics. It is not just the orchestra that is featured at this musical treat, there are also choirs, soloists and a host of special guests to add to that festive spirit. Savannah is an enchanting place to spend the holidays. It is like going back in time where innocent fun was lapped up by young and old alike. It embodies what true Christmas spirit is all about and Savannah opens its arms wide to accept visitors to join in the celebrations with them.