Between all the planning, prepping, and travel, we often become too busy to enjoy the holidays. Whether you’re looking for a low-key getaway, or gearing up for a family extravaganza, here are our top suggestions on spending Thanksgiving in Savannah.
To Cook or Not to Cook?
In order to cook the perfect Thanksgiving dinner, you need the perfect kitchen. Ok, maybe that’s a stretch. You really only need enough space to get it done, the right ingredients, and the patience to put it all together. A state-of-the-art kitchen - like the kitchen at Parkside Place - doesn’t hurt either.
If you’re wondering what to cook for Thanksgiving - turkey or ham? green bean casserole or turnip greens? - our Pinterest boards have you covered! Find everything you need from side dishes and dips, drinks perfect for sipping on the porch, and even Southern classics!
Not sure you’ll be able to get everything done? We offer concierge services, including grocery shopping, so you’ll have everything you need when you arrive. If you’re looking for a true Savannah Thanksgiving dinner, we’ve got a hand list of restaurants around town that will be open. Better yet, why not spending the day on a Savannah Riverboat Thanksgiving Cruise?
Holiday Lights & Shopping
Black Friday may be known as the shopping day of the year, but around here, we’re all about Small Business Saturday. Head downtown on Saturday for some brunch and hit the pavement for the best deals on local art, jewelry, clothing and more.
There are several great events that beginning on November 25 perfect for the whole family. Get tickets for The Savannah Theatre’s “A Christmas Tradition”, a two-hour variety show featuring Christmas standards that you know and love. Their award-winning cast of singers and live band will perform classic Christmas favorites with a sprinkling of comedy and audience participation.
Head out to Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens for a self-guided walking tour through 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.
When in Doubt, Netflix It Out
All Lucky Savannah properties have wifi - and the Delta Row properties even include several movies. Remember it’s ok to sit back, relax, and binge watch some shows on Netflix*. Our top picks include:
❖Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life
➢Set nearly a decade after the Gilmore Girls finale, the revival follows Lorelai, Rory, and Emily through four seasons of change. Coming to Netflix on November 25.
➢This dramatization of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign follows the political rivalries, romance, and events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.
➢If you haven’t already watched this Netflix Original, now’s the perfect time! When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments and - the internet’s favorite - one strange little girl.
❖The Do Over - Filmed in Savannah!
➢You can expect a wild, comedic ride when watching this Adam Sandler film made for Netflix.
❖A Very Murry Christmas
➢Since Hallmark is already playing non-stop Christmas movies, why not put on your own? If you missed it last year, you’ll want to watch Bill Murray’s all-star cast for an evening of music and mischief.
➢This often overlooked rom-com will have you laughing all the way until the end.
*Netflix not included.