Hi, Savannah here. It's been so exciting to watch the downtown area turn its waterfront park space into a festive holiday celebration. Since the city's incorporation in 1903 - the waterfront parks have been the focus of holiday celebrations.
My favorite event from the time I was a kid is when Santa comes to town. The Mayor lights up the whole waterfront and it turns into a fairyland! Our annual Children's Santa Parade is on a new date and time this year. It's tonight, November 24th, at 5:30 pm. The parade begins at Albert Whitted Park and runs Bayshore Drive to 5th Avenue Northeast. The tree lighting will immediately follow the Santa Parade at 8 pm in North Straub Park. Here's a city brochure of the festivities. I hope you can visit.
If you want to know more, here's the link for the Parks and Recreation events:
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