Celebrate the holidays along Savannah’s Waterfront during Christmas on the River. This three-day event takes place from Friday, December 9 through Sunday, December 11, 2022, and will feature live performances, merry melodies, and holiday cheer.
A variety of dance and musical acts will be featured on Rousakis Riverfront Plaza at the Arbor Stage. 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 30th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday evening, December 10th. The parade begins at Plant Riverside District on the west end of River Street at 5:30 pm and continues to the east end, then winds its way up to Broughton Street and through City Market.
Free parking will be available in all City parking garages from December 9-11. Beer, wine, and soda can be enjoyed at our cash bars on Rousakis Plaza throughout the festival. ATM machines will be available, and IDs are required. The Arbor Stage on 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.
Reserve your holiday vacation rental from our Mermaid Cottages collection right on our website or call/text 912.658.0714 as we’re happy to help plan your stay. You may also request your cottage to be decorated for the holidays. Visit Savannah and Tybee Island for the holidays and stay with Mermaid Cottages!