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Top Holiday Events in Savannah
Savannah, rich with culture & history, is a great place to spend the holidays. Late November and December will be marked by tons of exciting events and festivals to celebrate the season. Here's a look at the ones we think are the top events to stop by in 2011!
The 9th Annual Boat Parade of Lights will take place on Saturday, November 26 starting at 5pm. It will include a full Christmas celebration as a tree lighting kicks off the holiday season in the Savannah area. The actual parade will consist of a yachts decorated in full holiday regalia. The parade will be capped by a fireworks display on the river while special viewing opportunities are offered along the river walk.
The Savannah Harbor Foundation will continue their holiday series with the 11th Annual Gingerbread Village taking place from Thanksgiving until New Year’s. It will consist of an entire village of gingerbread masterpieces at the Westin resort. The village will be created through a competition of local chefs and professionals hoping to develop the best gingerbread creations imaginable. Attendees will be able to vote on a winner for the best gingerbread creation of Savannah.
Throughout December, the Savannah Harbor Foundation will celebrate holiday cheer and music every Monday. The Musical Mondays will be put on by the likes of the Savannah Arts Academy and the Garrison Wind Ensemble. These events will be highlighted by a weekly concert for all those hoping to experience some great holiday music and cheer. This is a great opportunity for visitors to attend or residents to get out of their Savannah apartments and homes for the afternoon. It can also alleviate some of the stress of cooking all day for party hosts.
Another great river tradition, Christmas on the River will take place on December 3 at 10:00am. The event includes the opportunity to view a full holiday parade, as well as explore over 50 exhibitors with food, arts, crafts and music. Presented by the Savannah Waterfront Association, nearly 20,000 people are expected to attend this year’s holiday festivities along the river.
Article by Paige Taylor