SAVANNAH, Tenn. – Lights, music and holiday fun will liven up the 2017 Christmas on Main Nov. 11-Dec. 16 in Savannah, Tennessee.
The City of Savannah, along with the help of many local sponsors and partners, will kick off the holiday season with a signature series of downtown events beginning with the annual Junior Auxiliary Holiday Mart at the fairgrounds on Nov. 11-12, and holiday open houses throughout the city Nov. 11-12 and Nov. 17-18.
Main street businesses in downtown Savannah will be outlined in starry white lights but the series will really get in the spirit of the season with activities held over consecutive weekends Dec. 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16. Beginning Dec. 1, a canopy of lights will be strung across the Courthouse plaza showcasing performances, a variety of children's activities, and appearances by a variety of holiday characters.
On the evening of Friday, Dec. 1, entertainment will commence with Mayor Bob Shutt turning on the Christmas tree at the downtown gazebo. Plans are underway for carolers, cocoa and food vendors each Friday and Saturday night through Dec. 16. There will be appearances by Santa, Mrs. Claus, carolers, and local church and school performers each evening 5-8 p.m. There will be free parking destinations with complimentary trolley service.
The highlight of Christmas on Main is an ice skating rink under the canopy of lights open each Friday and Saturday night. There will be a small fee for skating that includes skate rentals.
Each Friday and Saturday night will also feature free Christmas performances on the courthouse steps, a hall of trees in the Tennessee River Museum, Santa’s workshop in the Courthouse, free Christmas movies in the historic Savannah Theater with children’s activities, music and more.
On Saturday evening, Dec. 2 the traditional and free carriage rides take place through Savannah’s historic district. Finally, on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 9 the historic district Tour of Homes takes place, sponsored by the Hardin County Healthcare Foundation.
For more information, call the Hardin County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-552-3866.
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