Communities across Augusta's River Region are celebrating the season with parades, tree lightings and events for the entire family. For a list of other holiday events, visit our Christmas page or check out the December A List for winter events this December.

Town of Edgefield Christmas Tree Lighting

Bring your family and friends! There will be Christmas music, cookies and hot chocolate and SNOW! 

Where: Edgefield Town Square, Edgefield, SC 29824

When: Friday, November 24 at 6 p.m.


Fort Gordon's Christmas Festival & Tree Lighting

No matter what holiday you celebrate this season, everyone is encouraged to join in for some fun and festive activities. There will be children’s crafts, hay rides, a bonfire, as well as cookies, candy and refreshments.  Enjoy live entertainment and Christmas carols as we prepare to light the tree!  Get your holiday shopping done at the Kris Kringle Market, where there will be gift and craft vendors galore!

Where: Barton Field between Brainard and Barnes Avenues, Fort Gordon, Ga 30905

When: Thursday, November 30 at 6 p.m.


Aiken's Christmas Tree Lighting

Celebrate the holidays with a special evening on Newberry Street in downtown Aiken. There will be music, crafts, refreshments, and a countdown to the lighting of the tree, as well as a special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Where: At the corner of Park Ave SW & Newberry St SW in downtown Aiken, SC 29801

When: Friday, December 1 at 6 p.m.


Augusta's Christmas Light Up Spectacular & Winter Wonderland Parade

Spend the day in downtown Augusta celebrating the season with friends and family. Don't miss live performances, ice skating, and family fun in the Augusta Common. The Winter Wonderland Parade will begin at 2 p.m. and make it's way down Broad Street. The city's giant Christmas Tree will be lit at dark and fireworks will end the celebration.

Where: Augusta Common in downtown Augusta, Augusta, Ga 30901

When: Saturday, December 2 from 2 - 7 p.m.


Columbia County Christmas Tree Lighting

Visit the 17th annual Columbia County Christmas Tree lighting and stroll through the full Christmas vendor village, free Santa photos, free train rides, cookies with Mrs. Claus, ornament decorating, food and beverage vendors, 9 holes of North Pole Mini Golf, 1,000 square foot maze, and more! 

Where: Evans Towne Center Park, Evans, Ga 30809

When: Saturday, December 2 from 2 - 6 p.m.


Grovetown Christmas Parade

The City of Grovetown presents the 43rd Annual Christmas Parade.

Where: Begins on Horizon South Pkwy (starting at John Huffman Way), turning right onto Wrightsboro Rd and ending at the intersection of Robinson Ave. and Wrightsboro Rd. (Walmart Neighborhood Market), Grovetown, Ga 30813

When: Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m. - Noon


Grovetown Christmas Festival

This event will include entertainment by local bands, dance and chorus groups. Take your picture with the Big Man in the Red Suit, Santa, and as a special treat, he’s bringing the SNOW.There will also be crafts, food and other vendors available. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate as the Tree and all of the other holiday lights within the City are lit.

Where: Liberty Park Community Center, Grovetown Ga 30813

When: Saturday, December 2 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Aiken Christmas Parade

The Aiken Jaycees’ Christmas Parade brings the 2017 theme, Aloha Christmas, to life on the streets of downtown Aiken.

Where: Begins on the corner of Barnwell Ave & Laurens Street NW and turns down Park Avenue in downtown Aiken, SC 29801

When: Sunday, December 3 at 2 p.m.


Martinez-Evans Christmas Parade

The Merchants Association of Columbia County presents the 52nd Annual Christmas Parade.

Where: Begins at Belair & Washington Road and continues down Cox Road, Evans, Ga 30809

When: Sunday, December 3 at 2 p.m.


Augusta University's Lighting of the Tree

The Summerville Campus hosts its annual tree lighting ceremony. Festivities include photos with Santa, caroling with the Augusta University choir, holiday crafts, trolley rides across campus, food trucks, and refreshments.

Where: History Walk beside the Maxwell Theatre, 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, Ga

When: Tuesday, December 5 at 6 p.m.


North Augusta Christmas Parade

The North Augusta Lions Christmas Parade brings the 2017 theme, The Sweetest Christmas Ever, to life in downtown North Augusta.

Where: Georgia Avenue in downtown North Augusta, SC 29841

When: Sunday, December 10 from 2 - 4 p.m.