Christmas on the River & Lighted Christmas Parade this weekend


Savannah’s Waterfront is delighted to host Christmas on the River! The event will take place December 8-9, 2023 on Rousakis Riverfront Plaza with the Lighted Christmas Parade scheduled for Saturday, December 9. The weekend is filled with live music, dance performances, and holiday cheer!

A variety of dance and musical acts will be featured on Rousakis Riverfront Plaza. Take time to stroll and shop along the waterfront for some unique gifts available from our River Street merchants!

The highlight of the weekend is the 31st Annual Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday evening, December 9th.  The parade begins at Plant Riverside District on the west end of River Street at 5:30pm and continues to the east end, then winds its way up to Broughton Street and through City Market. Lighted Christmas Parade Route

Rousakis Riverfront Plaza is located across from Huey’s and Tubby’s at 115 E. River Street. Come celebrate the holidays with friends and family on Savannah’s Waterfront!  Admission is free and open to the public.

Performance Schedule as of December 4, 2023

Friday, December 8
5:10pm Oglethorpe Cheer

5:40pm The STUDIO

6:10pm Stay in your Lane (SIYL)

7:00pm 3rd Infantry Band

Saturday, December 9
12:25pm Performing Arts Collective

1:05pm One Spirit Dance Academy

1:45pm Marylin Youmans Schools of Dance & Baton

2:40pm Savannah Country Day Cheerleaders

2:55pm Gretchen Green School of Dance

3:25pm Maxine Patterson School of Dance

4:05pm Savannah High School

Schedule subject to change – please check back for updates.

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