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Savannah Sparkles: A Holiday Escape with Southern Charm

Forsyth Park Fountain, Savannah, Georgia
Get ready to be dazzled by Southern hospitality — holiday style. Historic charm and scenic beauty come alive on a whole new level in Savannah at this time of year. Mild December weather, a host of holiday traditions, and festive activities will make this a family-favorite vacation. These events are beloved by locals and visitors alike.*
Couple walking on Monterey Square, Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah Holly Days

Celebrate the holiday season with family-friendly activities during Savannah Holly Days. Throughout December, Savannah is decked out festively, offering delights like Cookies with Santa, the Jingle Bell Block Hop party, caroling groups on Broughton Street, Holidays on the Big Screen, and more.

Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run

Lace up your running shoes and conquer the iconic Talmadge Memorial Bridge, spanning the Savannah River. Choose from one of three races, or let the kids take on the quarter-mile route. After the race, join the Post-Race Party for food, drinks, and live music. Dress up for the costume contest to add some fun and competition to the event.

A Christmas Tradition

See A Christmas Tradition at the iconic Savannah Theatre to get into the holiday spirit even more. The 2-hour extravaganza features seasonal classics filled with laughter, singing, dancing, and pure joy.

Savannah Christmas Market At Plant Riverside District

Kick off your holly jolly season at The Savannah Christmas Market at Plant Riverside District. The premier entertainment district offers food, festive decorations, and cheerful vendors lining River Street.

December Nights & Holiday Lights

Take an enchanting drive through The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens — 5 acres of beautiful gardens decorated with twinkling lights. Listen to live music, explore local vendor booths at the Merry Market, and savor s'mores at designated stations. You may even get to see Santa.

Where To Stay:

Choose from two exceptional options for accommodations while in Savannah.

Hyatt Regency Savannah

Situated in the Historic District, this riverfront hotel offers immediate access to the charming River Street, with its iconic cobblestones. You'll find yourself just minutes away from downtown landmarks, boutique shops, delectable local restaurants, and live music. Immerse yourself in the city's distinct charm with a ghost tour or a scenic paddle-steamer ride, followed by a tranquil moment sipping cocktails on the hotel patio while taking in the breathtaking views of the Savannah River.
Exterior of Hyatt Regency Savannah
Lobby of the Hyatt Regency Savannah
Pool at the Hyatt Regency Savannah
Hyatt Regency Savannah logo


  • 24-hour fitness center with cardio and strength-training equipment, plus a yoga and stretch room
  • Indoor heated pool


  • Moss + Oak Savannah Eatery
  • Moss + Oak Bar
  • Moss + Oak Express
  • Corner Pantry

Thompson Savannah

Immerse yourself in chic, mid-century-inspired accommodations, where modern luxury meets timeless charm against a backdrop of stunning city views. Savannah is the Hostess of the South, so its sophisticated food scene is no surprise. You'll find the season's best locally sourced ingredients around the city and inside the hotel.
Exterior of the Thompson Savannah
Lobby bar at the Thompson Savannah
Group of people with cocktails at Bar Julian, Thompson Savannah
Thompson Savannah logo


  • Pool
  • Private cabanas


  • Fleeting, the signature restaurant with seasonal ingredients
  • Bar Julian, the elevated rooftop bar
Visit The Lounge to convert your Platinum Points or Portfolio Points to World of Hyatt® Bonus Points and start planning your holiday in Savannah today.

* No inquiry has been made into the off-site locations, activities, services, or events, or the qualifications, safety, or quality of the off-site locations, activities, services, or events, and WHV Resort Group, Inc. and HV Global Group, Inc. (collectively, “HVC”) make no warranty, express or implied, as to the condition, capacity, performance, or any other aspect of such off-site locations, activities, events, or service providers listed herein. Do not consider this an endorsement of or recommendation for any of the off-site locations, activities, services, events, or providers. Neither WHV Resort Group, Inc. nor HV Global Group, Inc. assumes liability for attendance at, or visits to, any off-site locations, or the products, activities, or services furnished by independent service providers. Additional fees and costs may apply. Activities and events are subject to change. Some activities or events may require the participant to be in good health and have a certain level of skill.

Eligible Owners can convert their Platinum Points or Portfolio Points to World of Hyatt® Bonus Points subject to applicable terms and conditions, limitations, and payment of any applicable transaction fees. All hotel stays and other benefits offered through the World of Hyatt program are also subject to the terms and conditions and limitations that apply to the World of Hyatt program generally, as determined by Hyatt Hotels Corporation in its sole discretion. World of Hyatt is owned and operated by Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

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