2023 Savannah Boat Parade of Lights

25nov7:00 pm9:00 pm2023 Savannah Boat Parade of LightsFREE Fundraiser

Event Details

Join us… One and ALL… Saturday, November 25th, 2023 for the Annual FREE Savannah Boat Parade of Lights. This 20-year tradition has been enjoyed by generations of locals and visitors alike. The Savannah Boat Parade of Lights, created by the Savannah Harbor Foundation, and recently presented to Savannah Calla, has greatly benefited the charities it has contributed to! This year we are partnering with Greenbriar Children’s Center, an amazing group that has been helping children in need in Savannah since 1949! We will be donating proceeds raised by the parade to the Center this year… And… A very special treat… The Greenbriar children will be designing our parade t-shirts! Their designs can be voted on for $1 per vote through an online contest, and the chosen design will be prominently displayed on each Captain’s and Crew’s shirts! More details on our Facebook Group… and our website as they develop!

The Parade of Lights, led by the Georgia Queen Riverboat, will begin its voyage on the Eastern Wharf Dock at the Thompson Savannah Hotel, Our Premier Sponsor, at approximately 7:00pm. After crossing the river and passing the Convention Center, the Captains will circle back at the Talmadge Bridge to pass Plant Riverside District, continuing down the river past River Street, slowly passing the panel of judges at the Eastern Wharf Park, and continue the loop again… ending back at the Eastern Wharf Dock by approximately 9:00pm. The Eastern Wharf Park committee is planning a wonderful event to coincide with the festivities of the parade! Watch for updates.
Enjoy the Crafty, Fun, Creative, Whimsically decorated vessels on which these Captains and their Crews work so diligently! Cheer them on as they volunteer their time and efforts to ring in the Holiday Season!

This event is presented completely by volunteers… NO proceeds will be used to pay anyone for their services or participation. Please let us know how you can help, or how we can answer any questions… by contacting Delylah Thompson, 2023 Parade Chair, at ALL donations, big and small, will be Accepted, Appreciated, and Acknowledged… Thank you for your support to make certain this Savannah tradition thrives.

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