Holiday Decoration Notice

November 2019

The City of Savannah, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, and Savannah Downtown Neighborhood Association are excited to partner together to bring holiday cheer to Broughton Street, River Street, City Market and other downtown areas.

Holiday decorating will commence on Sunday, November 17, 2019. Please refer to the timeline below for install and removal dates and times:

  • Lights/Garland Install: Date(s): Sunday, November 17 – Thursday, November 21, 2019 | Time: 5:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.               Street closures: We will have a rolling road closure process in place starting the morning of Sunday, November 17. It is requested that businesses and residents avoid parking on Broughton Street between Price and MLK  during these times. Off-duty police officers will block traffic so the crews will be able to work without interruption and cause minimal disturbance to commercial activity along the corridor.  After the lights have been installed, the block will open for vehicular traffic.
  • Garland Removal: Date(s): Sunday, January 5, 2020 – Monday, January 6, 2020 | Time: 5:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.                           Street closures: No Street Closure
  • Light Removal: Date and Time: TBA. You will receive a notice with the date and time closer to date.
  • Holiday Christmas Tree Install: Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | Time: 7:00a.m.-7:00 p.m.                                          Street closures: Intersection of Broughton and Bull street between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. West Congress between Whitaker and Bull Street and Bull Street between Broughton and Congress; 7:00a.m.-7:00 p.m. This area will be impacted through January 3, 2020. 
  • Holiday Christmas Tree Removal: Date: Friday, January 3, 2020 | Time: 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.                                                Street closures: Intersection of Broughton and Bull street between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. West Congress between Whitaker and Bull Street and Bull Street between Broughton Street and Congress Street; 7:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
  • Holiday Wreath at City Hall Install: Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | Time: 7:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.                                         Street closures: Police officers will block traffic on Bay Street between Whitaker and Drayton Street and Bull Street between Bryan and Bay so the crew will be able to work without interruption and cause minimal disturbance to commercial activity along the corridor.  After the wreath has been installed, the block will open for vehicular traffic.
  • Holiday Wreath at City Hall Removal: Date: Friday, January 3, 2020 | Time: 7:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.                                                   Street closures: Police officers will block traffic on Bay Street between Whitaker and Drayton Street and Bull Street between Bryan and Bay so the crew will be able to work without interruption and cause minimal disturbance to commercial activity along the corridor.  After the wreath has been removed, the block will open for vehicular traffic. It is requested that businesses and residents avoid parking on Bay Street between Whitaker and Drayton Street and Bull Street between Bryan and Bay during these times

Any damage to the property caused by this work will be absorbed by the contractor and hold the property owner harmless and free of liability.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Special Events, Film & Tourism at 912-351-3837 or Email (City of Savannah – Tourism email). We will answer as quickly as possible and to the best of our ability.

Thank you for your cooperation! Hope you have a happy, safe and successful holiday season.