Savannah’s Boat Parade of Lights welcomes the holiday season with a parade of decorated boats on the Savannah River. You can lead the parade aboard a classic, southern Riverboat when you sign up for the Savannah Boat Parade of Lights Cruise! 5pm to 9pm, November 25th, 2017.
Savannah kicks off the end-of-the-year holidays every year with the magnificent Savannah Boat Parade of Lights. The event is put on by the Savannah Harbor Association and features light-bedecked boats cruising along the Savannah Riverfront. The Savannah Boat Parade of Lights also includes musical entertainment, fireworks, a tree lighting ceremony, and even a canon firing!
A real Savannah-style Christmas parade, in other words.
2017 Savannah Boat Parade of Lights Schedule
5pm to 7:30pm – Santa’s Workshop Midnight Sun Pavilion
5pm to 10pm – Holiday Concessions
6pm – Savannah Pipes and Drums
6:15pm – Proclamation Read by General Oglethorpe
6:20pm – Tree Lighting Ceremony
6:30pm to 9pm – Musical Entertainment
7:15pm – Cannon Fire to Start the Parade
9pm – Fireworks
There are a number of ways to experience the Savannah Boat Parade of Lights. River Street is always a good time with happy crowds, caroling, and the shops and eateries getting into festivities.
The Westin also gets into the spirit across the river on Hutchinson Island. Their annual oyster roast, Christmas Market, and Ice Bar always attract a great crowd. Both Hutchinson Island and River Street offer excellent vantage points from which to enjoy the Boat Parade of Lights.
Savannah Boat Parade of Lights Cruise
Perhaps the best way to see the parade is by taking part in it from aboard the Georgia Queen as it leads the parade!
Savannah Riverboat Cruises offers a variety of popular riverboat cruises year-round. None are quite like the Boat Parade of Lights Cruise, though!
Experience the Boat Parade of Lights from the vantage point of a classic riverboat on the Savannah River. Lead the parade from the best seats in Savannah while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, and drink specials.
The Boat Parade of Lights Cruise boards at 6pm, November 25th, 2017. The cruise begins at 7pm and returns you to the dock at 9pm. You can read more about this cruise on the Savannah Riverboat Cruises website.
Tickets for the Boat Parade of Lights Cruise go very fast, however. If you’d like to take this very special cruise, you should reserve your seats now, not later.
McMillan Inn’s lovingly restored Savannah B&B offers unrivaled quality, comfort, and convenience. Stay with us whenever you’re in Savannah and enjoy discriminating accommodations in Savannah’s downtown historic district. Happy Holidays from McMillan Inn!