Savannah Holly Days begins with Christmas tree lighting

Published: Nov. 25, 2022 at 12:35 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 25, 2022 at 6:04 PM EST
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The holidays have once again arrived in Savannah with the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree.

“I think it’s just really big and really pretty,” said one on-looker.

The ceremony kicks off a month long lineup of holiday events dubbed as the “Holly Days,” held on Saturdays in December on Broughton Street.

“There’s a sip and see, there’s a come and shop, you can come and see Santa, lots of kids groups,” said Savannah Director of Special Events Susan Broker.

It’s not the only celebration happening on Broughton Street this holiday season. Many area businesses and city leaders are celebrating the reopening of the street after a years-long construction closure, just in time for Small Business Saturday.

“I want you to prioritize spending money with our local small business,” said Savannah mayor Van Johnson. “Can you do that for me?”

Christmas isn’t the only holiday the city will be celebrating. They plan to hold a menorah lighting on December 18 in Forsyth Park.

Watch the Christmas tree lighting below:

For a full list of events, click here.