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2016 Holidays Events in Savannah

Christmas in Savannah

Savannah at Christmas. Photo courtesy of blog.visitsavannah.com.

The end of 2015 is just a few weeks away and there are many holiday attractions and events see and do in the Savannah area! Savannah has a variety of traditional holiday events including annual Christmas light displays, outdoor skating and visits with Santa Claus! Below are just a few of the “not-to-miss” holiday events in the Savannah area this year.

Savannah Festival of Lights

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa and the Savannah Harbor Foundation host The Savannah Festival of Lights now to December 24th.  There is a gingerbread village and competition, daily performances or events presented by local organizations and visits with Santa Claus at his workshop. This weekend, there will be a special 3D video and light projection performance on the side of the resort building! Friday, Saturday and Sunday will have different holiday themes for the light show.

December Nights and Holiday Lights

The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens will be transformed into December Nights and Holiday Lights  nightly through December 24th.  Visitors can stroll through the six acres of themed garden areas. This year, there is a model trail display in the conference center. There are also special entertainment on holiday events for the entire family during the weekends.

Tybee for the Holidays

Tybee Island celebrates the holiday season with Tybee for the Holidays with family friendly fun for the entire holiday season.  Decorate your bicycles for The Tybee Island Tour de Lights Bike Parade on Saturday, December 19th starting at 5pm.  Step back in time at Fort Pulaski to commemorate the Confederate Nog party of 1861 on December 18th and 19th.  Visitors can take a candlelight tour of the fort, enjoy music and caroling and re-live the festive atmosphere of the Nog party.  The holiday festivities will end with the famous Tybee Island fireworks on New Year’s Eve.

Holiday Trolley Tours

The holiday season is a wonderful time to take one of the many trolley tours around the city. One of the best known holiday tours is the Old Town Trolley Tours which offers tours through December 24th. The tours takes visitors through Savannah’s historic squares and districts to see the beautifully decorated homes and gardens. There are stops at the Davenport House and Savannah Festival of Lights.

Skatefest

To help to get in the winter and cold-weather mindset,  head to the Savannah Civic Center for Skatefest at the Savannah Civic Center starting December 12th through January 2nd. Each skating session lasts 1.5 hours and is a great activity for the entire family!

“A Christmas Tradition”

The Savannah Theater presents their annual holiday show, “A Christmas Tradition” now through December 26th.  The 2 hour show mixes holiday standards, comedy, Christmas characters, singing, dancing and more.

Enjoy all the wonderful holiday traditions that Savannah has to offer during this time of the year. Stop N Stor will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so our storage professionals can enjoy the holidays with their friends and family. Stop N Stor wishes our customers, family and friends a wonderful holiday season!

 

Thanksgiving in Savannah

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Thanksgiving is a time for family, lots of food and football. Even though this is a national holiday, each region of the country does have their own special traditions for their celebrations. Many families start their days watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, while the food preparation starts to get in full swing.  There are professional football games as well as localized and family football games on Thanksgiving. There are two NFL football games that day. The Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys traditionally host games on Thanksgiving. This year the Detroit Lions will take on Superbowl Champions, Green Bay Packers. The later game will be The Dallas Cowboys hosting the Buffalo Bills.

The Savannah area also has its own traditions on Thanksgiving Day and for the entire holiday weekend. The 3rd annual Unity Way Turkey Day Run, sponsored by Southcoast Medical Group , will take place at Daffin Park. The festivities, including a kids run and “diaper dash”, starts off at 8am. All proceeds from the race benefit the United Way of The Coastal Empire.   Savannah kicks off the Holly Days events with the 11th Annual Boat Parade of Lights  on Saturday, November 26, 2011. This event is sponsored by the Savannah Harbor Foundation. Festively decorated boats will cruise the Savannah River followed by fireworks.

The most important tradition of the day is the food! A feast is the central reason for
the holiday. In the past, this holiday was created to celebrate a bountiful harvest. There are the basic food dishes with any Thanksgiving dinner: turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pies. Savannah area families take these traditional dishes and turn them into masterpieces. The area is full of tidal marshes and rivers that provide the region with a bounty of oysters. Oysters have become a stable of the Thanksgiving dinner either as an appetizer, soup or part of a cornbread oyster stuffing. Recipes for oyster dressings have been handed down
for generations. Sweet potato casserole or sweet potato pie are must haves for any Thanksgiving dinner. Savannah’s own, Paula Dean is well-known for her down home cooking. She lists her favorite Thanksgiving family dishes every year.

As we take the time to reflect and give thanks for the past year, don’t forget to think
about those who are not sharing the holiday with their families. This is especially true for military families. Stop n Stor wishes our families, our friends and our customers a wonder Thanksgiving holiday!