Haul out the holly, string up the lights, and prepare for an intimate look at how one of the South’s most enchanting cities celebrates the Christmas season. From the traditional antebellum homes with wreaths and candles to more modern place settings, the alluring photographs capture the essence of Savannah’s yuletide cheer.
A journey through the glamorous downtown Historic District, the Ardsley Park neighborhood, the Isle of Hope, and more reveals the gracious beauty of this city during the holidays and provides a delightful well of inspiration for planning a Southern celebration. Complete with recipes for favorites such as gingerbread with Meyer lemon glaze from the masterminds of Back in the Day Bakery and lists of events unique to the area, this guide makes the Low Country come alive with the magic of the season.
About the Authors
Kimberly Ergul is a member of the Historic Savannah Foundation and Ardsley Park Garden Club. Her home has been featured in magazines and on home tours, and she was on the Savannah committee for ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Holley Jaakkola is the recipient of several design awards, including the Historic Savannah Foundation’s Nichola Parker Coe Volunteer of the Year Award. She was the lead garden expert for the G8 Summit at the Cloister at Sea Island and arranged flowers for First Lady Laura Bush. Jaakkola has written articles on design for several publications including Savannah Magazine.
About the Photographer
Richard Leo Johnson is a veteran photographer and well-known guitarist and composer. His work has been featured in Beautiful Homes, Southern Accents, and Coastal Living. He is one of the photographers of Pelican’s St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah.
A SAVANNAH CHRISTMAS
By Kimberly Ergul and Holley Jaakkola
Photography by Richard Leo Johnson
ARCHITECTURE / Decoration & Ornament
HOUSE & HOME / Decorating
COOKING / Holiday
160 pp. 8 1/2 x 8 1/2
125 color photos