Downtown Savannah feeling the Christmas spirit

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The holiday spirit has returned to downtown Savannah.

City crews are hanging red bows and garland, putting up lights, and installing the city's Christmas tree to brighten up Broughton Street this season.

"On Broughton Street, a lot of the shops will be open during the celebration on Friday and Saturday. The city is also providing parking incentives, so three hours of free parking Thursdays and Fridays to let people come down and shop," said Marija Bumgarner, Tourism Coordinator, City of Savannah. "We want to create a holiday feeling downtown, including Broughton Street, River Street, and throughout downtown. Like I said, you'll see our creations down several streets, squares. We want to create a wonderful holiday spirit in downtown Savannah."

The tree lighting event is scheduled for Friday at 5 p.m. More holiday activities on Broughton Street is scheduled for Saturday.

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