Last year, over 30,000 visitors made the pilgrimage to Hutchinson Island to enjoy the holiday festivities at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, where they’d find everything from gingerbread villages to Christmas choirs and carolers to Animal Encounters with Oatland Island Wildlife Center, and even Santa Claus himself! This year the fun returns Thursdays-Sundays in December and the whole week leading up to Christmas Day. From 6-9 p.m., make a trek across the Savannah River and join in the fun with the Savannah Harbor Holiday Series, Dec. 1-4, 8-11 and 15-24, 2016, by visiting the ICEBAR at the “North Pool” for bonfires, yummy seasonal concessions like hot chocolate and s’mores and an array of special programming.
This year, the fun kicks off with the opening of the Gingerbread Village at The Westin on Nov. 25 and continues with Boat Parade of Lights on Nov. 26, before the nightly weekend programming begins on Dec. 1, 2016.
2016 Nightly Events
6 p.m. • The Region’s Best Santa Claus Turns on the Lights!
6:15 p.m. • SANTA’S WORKSHOP is open for visitors!
7 p.m. • Special Guest Presentation or Programming (schedule below).
9:30 p.m. • Last call at the ICE BAR
2016 Special Events & Performances
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 • Oatland Island Wildlife Center Animal Encounters
Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 • The Savannah Children’s Choir Presents!
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 • Oatland Island Wildlife Center Animal Encounters
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 • Holiday Equinox Dinner & Concert Supporting the Empty Stocking Fund
Thursday, Dec. 15 • Holiday Hickory Classic & Savannah Chamber of Commerce Holiday Oyster Roast
Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 • Palmetto Bronze Hand Bell Performance
Saturday, Dec. 17 • Palmetto Bronze Hand Bell Performance & Oatland Island Wildlife Center Animal Encounters
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 • Italian Christmas Presented by the Italian Society of Savannah
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 • Enchanted Holiday Princess Ball/Brunch/Dinner
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2016 • Last Day to see Santa Claus
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 • Jingle Jog