Plant Riverside District to Host Savannah Christmas Market Nov. 26-Jan. 3

Free Family-Friendly Event to Feature an Open-Air Christmas Market, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Boat Parade of Lights, Live Performances and More

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Plant Riverside District – Savannah, Ga.’s most exciting destination for dining, shopping and live entertainment – is pleased to announce the second annual Savannah Christmas Market, which will spread good tidings and holiday cheer from Friday, November 26, 2021 through Monday, January 3, 2022. All events, which are free and open to the public, will take place at The Kessler Collection’s Plant Riverside District, located on Savannah’s historic riverfront at 400 W. River St.

“The Savannah Christmas Market at Plant Riverside District was inspired by my travels to beautiful Christmas markets in Europe and is designed to get everyone in the holiday spirit,” said Richard C. Kessler, Chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection. “We were able to bring a festive new holiday tradition to Savannah in 2020 — a time when it was needed most — and are delighted that Savannah’s Entertainment District will once again serve as the ideal place to celebrate the holidays in the Hostess City.”

Following a highly successful launch in 2020, the Savannah Christmas Market at Plant Riverside District will offer a wide range of open-air, holiday-themed events as well as a European-style outdoor holiday market, live performances, tree lighting ceremony, children’s activities, photos with Santa and much more. The Savannah Christmas Market at Plant Riverside District blends European and Southern holiday traditions into a festive, month-long, family-friendly celebration that appeals to area residents as well as visitors from across the country.

“We warmly invite Savannah residents and visitors to join us at Plant Riverside District this holiday season,” said Kessler. “We encourage everyone to attend our spectacular annual tree lighting ceremony, take photos with Santa and enjoy the best views of the Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights at Plant Riverside District.”

Savannah Christmas Market at Plant Riverside District highlights include the following:

Savannah Christmas Market
Nov. 26-Jan. 3 | Plant Riverside District riverfront area

An open-air, European-style Christmas market with vendor displays showcasing a unique selection of holiday gifts and specialty food and beverages.

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. | Plant Riverside Amphitheatre

Featuring performances by the First Baptist Church Choir, Roger Moss reading “The Night Before Christmas,” followed by the arrival of Santa Claus, live music, a performance by Cirque Divina and a holiday fountain show. 

Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights with Holiday After-Party
Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Riverwalk, VIP viewing at Electric Moon

Open seating at MLK Park, with viewing on the Riverwalk of the boat parade followed by a live performance by The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra and a holiday fountain show. VIP viewing for ages 21+ at Electric Moon for $20 per person, which includes a holiday gift bag and access to an exclusive after-party at Electric Moon with a live DJ.

Kid’s Corner
Nov. 26 noon-3 p.m. & Nov. 27 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Plant Riverside Montgomery Park

Children’s activities including letters to Santa, ornament decorating, holiday card making, cookie/gingerbread decorating and miniature Christmas tree and felt garland crafts.

Photos with Santa
Nov. 27 – Dec. 24 | Plant Riverside Montgomery Park

Available daily from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Charitable Donations
Nov. 26-27

$1 from the sale of all beverages will be donated to New Ebenezer Retreat Center and the Treutlen House, A Safe Place for Boys in Effingham County, Ga.

Fabulous Equinox Orchestra’s Miracle on Swing Street: A Holiday Soiree
Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. | District Live

Deck the halls with a special holiday-themed evening featuring the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. This one-night-only holiday show will feature old and new seasonal favorites performed live. Tickets are $40 and are available for purchase on or at the door.

A complete Savannah Christmas Market schedule of events is available online at


Plant Riverside District, located at 400 W. River Street, is a vibrant entertainment destination and Savannah’s Entertainment District. From incredible dining and high-end shopping to live music and spectacular performances, Plant Riverside District creates elegantly curated experiences, stripping away the unnecessary to reveal the exceptional. Once an iconic power plant in Georgia, Plant Riverside District now represents the beauty of progress. Whether seeking a romantic getaway or a work hard/play hard business trip, Plant Riverside District provides a setting suited to your needs, blending timeless sophistication with eye-catching details. Experience three unique buildings for a customized atmosphere to match your style: bold, contemporary maritime details in the Atlantic; romantic, elegant styling in the Three Muses; and chic historic architecture in the Power Plant. Complete your experience with numerous dining options, rooftop bars, a concert venue, art gallery, riverfront park and even natural science exhibits to spark your imagination. For more information, please visit and follow @plantriversidedistrict on Facebook and Instagram.


The Kessler Collection’s portfolio of passionately created and artistically inspired boutique hotels boasts chic design, luxurious accommodations, enriching ambiance and intuitive service. Whether visiting properties in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina or South Carolina, each hotel’s exquisite art, music and cultural influences are deliberately approachable. Designed to inspire mystique and to encourage unforgettable experiences, Kessler guests are immersed in redefined Bohemian luxury, from an 1888 historic hotel and a cutting-edge downtown icon to a premier luxury lodge, high-design Southern mansion and elite ski lodge. The Kessler Collection was the founding member of the Marriott Autograph Collection, introduced with seven Autograph Collection branded hotels. Each property is a bold, original hotel carefully created with style and the individualist traveler in mind. For more information about The Kessler Collection, please visit or call 888.472.6312.