It’s hard to believe that Christmas is in less than 2 weeks! After all of the shopping, baking, decorating, traveling and prep work, it is time to relax and enjoy the holidays. You have picked up the items that you purchased on Black Friday and stored in self-storage units. Savannah and its surrounding communities are busy with holiday activities. Hinesville kicked off its holiday celebrations with a tree lighting ceremony in Bradwell Park. The 15th annual Hinesville Christmas parade took place on Friday, December 9, 2011 with the parade route going through downtown Hinesville. 75 floats, cars and trucks took part in this year’s parade. Hundreds of people lined the parade route, including lots of children who were excited to see the bright lights. It was a fun event for families and the community! The parade was sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce . Stop n Stor decorated our car with holiday lights to be part of the parade. Thanks to regional manager, Lisa Wilkerson for taking photos of the fun!
There are so many things to see and do in Savannah during the holiday season. Visitors and Savannah citizens looking for a great tour of Savannah’s holiday traditions can take the Holly Jolly Trolley Tour put on by Old Towne Trolley Tours. The tour is full of stories, carols and sight-seeing and Santa even makes an appearance! One of the many stops on the tour is the Davenport House and the Owens-Thomas House. Be transported back to holidays past at both of these historical homes. Savannah’s Harbor Foundation sponsors a gingerbread village and tree of life celebration at the Westin Golf Resort & Spa . Local chefs, businesses and individuals create gingerbread houses and compete for the best creation of the season. The tree of life celebration includes trees decorated by business and community groups. The wonderfully decorated trees are then auctioned off to benefit a local charity. You can’t celebrate Christmas in Savannah without seeing “A Christmas Tradition” . This highly popular and highly rated 2 hour Christmas production runs from December 13th to December 26th. For the runners, there is the 2nd annual Savannah Reindeer Walk/Run 8K on December 17, 2011 at Hutchinson Island. Also, you can take a hayride at Fort Stewart at Holbrook Pond Recreation Center.
The holidays wouldn’t be complete without “Jingle Bells”, composed by Savannah native James S. Pierpont or without hearing “Baby its Cold Outside” sung by Johnny Mercer. Savannah is known for its hospitality and food! Christmas dinner is no exception. It is another opportunity to feast with family and friends on local favorites such as Savannah red rice, ham, turkey, sweet potato casserole and pecan pie for desert. Enjoy the holidays and their many traditions and celebrations. Stop n Stor wishes their customers, family and friends the Merriest Christmas and the best for the New Year!