christmas on the river

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11, 2022

Celebrate the holidays along Savannah’s Waterfront during Christmas on the River.  This three-day festival takes place from Friday, December 9 through Sunday, December 11, 2022 and will feature merry music, handcrafted art, live performances and holiday cheer.

Dance and music fill the weekend with Christmas performances.  In addition, our young patrons will be able to visit with Santa who is taking some time away from his busy schedule to join us on the waterfront.

The highlight of the festival is the annual Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday evening, December 10th.  The parade begins at the West end of River Street at 5:30pm and continues to the East end, then winds its way through downtown Savannah.

Beer, wine, coffee and soda can be enjoyed at our cash bars on Rousakis Plaza throughout the festival.  ATM machines will be available, and IDs are required.  Rousakis Plaza is across from the Welcome Center at the base of City Hall.

Shop for the holidays!  Arts and crafts vendors will be providing visitors with unique and handmade shopping opportunities including painting, pottery, jewelry and photography. Come celebrate the holidays with friends and family on historic River Street!  Admission is free.


Performance Application

Lighted Christmas Parade Entry Form