If you are looking to celebrate Savannah, GA events during the holiday season to make your getaway both festive and fun, you won’t be disappointed by Christmas on the River.
Taking place December 5th and 6th this year, Christmas on the River is a wonderful annual event and a favorite to locals and tourists alike. This holiday celebration will be located at the Rousakis Riverfront Plaza and is put on by the Savannah Waterfront Association. Expect both the plaza and the entire city of Savannah to come alive with local arts and crafts vendors selling tons of great holiday gifts, stocking stuffers and more.
What to Expect at this Annual Holiday Event
Savannah’s historic River Street is full of charm and ambience; regardless of the time of year you find yourself in Savannah, spending some time on River Street is a must. However, December 5th and 6th are truly the time of year when this part of Savannah comes alive with holiday cheer and festivities.
Christmas on the River makes River Street all the more special and is a fantastic place to surround yourself with friends and loved ones and celebrate all the holidays represent. Check out the historic waterfront, cobblestone streets, quaint shops and mouth-watering restaurants, all while soaking up the cheerful sights, sounds and smells of Christmas.
Come for the Lighted Parade, Stay for the Christmas Shopping
As night begins to settle in, you won’t want to miss the annual Lighted Christmas Parade on December 5th. In addition to the parade, you will be serenaded by music and local entertainment all evening long!
The Lighted Christmas Parade begins on the west end of River Street at 5:30pm and travels through downtown, ending at Ellis Square. This parade marks the official arrival of St. Nick, so make sure you have the kids with you!
Perhaps one of the best parts about Christmas on the River is that the fun doesn’t stop on Saturday. It continues through Sunday, December 6th, giving you the chance to check out all the vendors you missed the previous day and take care of any last-minute shopping. The local vendors and booths offer up amazing holiday gifts, such as incredible black and white photographs of the city, blown glass jewelry, Savannah-themed gifts, stylish gadgets and more.
Savannah is a beautiful, unique and charming city, which is why it is one of the best destinations to come and spend the holidays. Christmas on the River is just one of many wonderful holiday Savannah GA events, making it the perfect place to get in to the holiday spirit and celebrate with your loved ones.
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