Celebrate the holidays along Savannah’s Waterfront during Christmas on the River. This three-day festival takes place from Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8, 2019 and will feature merry music, handcrafted art, live performances and holiday cheer.
Dance and music fill the weekend. Rousakis Plaza will turn into Whoville as we host the full-length live performance of “How the dancing Grinch stole Christmas” by the Coastal Performing Arts Academy. In celebration of the show’s 15th anniversary, visitors will be able to get their Whoville hair, make-up and bows done. 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 7th. The parade begins at the West end of River Street at 5:30pm and continues to the East end, then heads down Bay Street to Lincoln Street, turns west on Broughton Street to Jefferson Street, and disbands at Jefferson and West Bryan Streets.
For Mom and Dad, Friday evening we’ll feature Andrew Gill and Company, Saturday night’s entertainment is Cranford Hollow, and Sunday afternoon we will host our beloved Third Infantry Band from Fort Stewart in Hinesville, GA. 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.
Shop for the holidays! Arts and crafts vendors will be providing visitors with unique and handmade shopping opportunities including painting, pottery, jewelry and photography. Christmas on the River hours are 4:00pm to 11:00pm on Friday, 10:00 am to 11:00pm on Saturday, and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday. Admission is free.