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5 Savannah Holiday Events Kids Will Love

13 Dec 2016
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The holidays are a magical time of year where ordinary houses are transformed into twinkling attractions and we get to spend quality time with those most dear to us.

1. See the Lights

One of my favorite holiday traditions as a kid was going out with my family to see all the decorated houses. We’d drive slowly through neighborhoods oohing and aahing at all the festive displays. Just because you’re away from home this holiday season doesn’t mean you can’t have the same experience. Anna at has confirmed a few spectacular displays around town worth the drive. 

  • 24 Greatwood Way, Savannah, 31407 in the Highlands Subdivision (Godley Park); 28,000 lights, inflatables, archways of lights. Display is on nightly, 6PM till midnight
  • 9 Yorkshire Place, Classic display with LED lights, characters, inflatables. It is turned on around dusk. See a quick video of the display here.
  • 202 Blue Marlin Dr., Seagate subdivision, Whitemarsh Island. The light display is on from about 6PM- 10PM through January 1, 2017.
  • 185 J. Hendley Ct., Richmond Hill (New addition)
  • 165 Bald Cypress Lane, Bloomingdale (off Little Neck Road). Nightly 5:30-9:30PM


2. Gingerbread Village

The Savannah Harbor Foundation choose “A Christmas Classic” for this year’s theme, and it couldn’t be more suiting. On display at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa until December 30, this event is free and open to the public. Best of all, you can catch a free ferry on River Street to the Westin and back, giving you plenty of dining options when you’re done.




3. Holidays on Broughton

This “whimsical holiday event” has transformed Savannah’s main street into a truly magical experience. A 50-foot holiday tree now stands at the corner of Broughton and Bull Streets, where Santa visits to take photos and local Savannah music groups take the stage to provide holiday entertainment.


4. December Nights and Holiday Lights

This self-guided walking tour at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens spans several differently themed gardens. With more than 6 acres of historic farm buildings, gardens and over 800,000 twinkling lights, you’ll want to take your time as you explore the grounds. Stop in at Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen for a hot drink and sweets from local 4-H and other non-profits. All proceeds benefit their various programs.


5. Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight

Built by Isaiah Davenport in 1820, you’ll step back in time on this candlelit tour of the Davenport House to experience “end-of-year celebrations of early 19th century Savannahians, including the Davenport household.” Light refreshments are provided. Tickets must be purchased in advance by call 912.236.8097 or in person.