Celebrate the holidays along Savannah’s Waterfront during Christmas on the River.  This event will take place on Friday and Saturday, December 8-9, 2023 and features live performances, merry melodies and holiday cheer.

A variety of dance and musical acts will be featured on Rousakis Riverfront Plaza on Friday evening from 5-8pm and Saturday from 11am – 5pm. Take time to stroll and shop along the waterfront for some unique gifts available from our River Street merchants! You may even spot Santa who will be taking some time away from his busy schedule to join us on the waterfront.

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. View the Lighted Christmas Parade Route here.

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 November 29, 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 – 11:00am – 4:00pm
11:00am Savannah Arts Academy

11:30am Life Moves Dance Studio

12:25pm Performing Arts Collective of Savannah

1:05pm One Spirit Dance Academy

1:45pm Marylin Youmans School of Dance and Baton

2:40pm Savannah Country Day School

2:55pm Gretchen Greene School of Dance

3:25pm Savannah High School
Schedule subject to change – please check back for updates.

2023 Event Sponsors

Savannah Coca-Cola Bottling Company

2023 Media Sponsors