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.

Fort Gordon's Christmas Tree Lighting

See the Christmas Tree lighting and hear a free 90 minute concert by Garden City Chorus.

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

When: Thursday, December 1 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 2 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 the 12 Bands of Christmas performances and family fun in the Augusta Common. The Winter Wonderland Parade will begin at 3 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 3 from 2 - 7 p.m.


Have Yourself a Columbia County Christmas

Kick off your Christmas season with Columbia County's annual Tree Lighting Festival. Don't miss the kids inflatables, craft vendors and live music in the park or the special visit by Mr. & Mrs. Claus. Get unlimited kids activities for $5.

Where: Evans Towne Center Park, Evans, Ga 30809

When: Saturday, December 3 from 1 - 7 p.m.


Grovetown Christmas Festival

In lieu of a tree-lighting ceremony (due to road construction), Grovetown will hold a Christmas Festival featuring a standing parade, entertainment, a visit from Santa and vendors.

Where: Liberty Park Community Center, 1040 Newmantown Rd, Grovetown, Ga 30813

When: Saturday, December 3 from 4 - 8 p.m.

Martinez-Evans Christmas Parade

The Merchants Association of Columbia County Presents The 52nd Annual Christmas Parade. New for 2016 - six performance areas have been created along the route where the parade will stop for special performances!

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

When: Sunday, December 4 at 2 p.m.


Edgefield Christmas Parade

The streets of Edgefield will be lined with locals and visitors eager to catch the first glimpse of jolly Old St. Nick as he makes a special stop in downtown Edgefield. This parade brings together over 100 units consisting of festive floats, live music, dignitaries, and Christmas cheer along Main Street.

Where: Main Street, Edgefield, SC 29824

When: Sunday, December 4 at 3 p.m.


Augusta University Christmas Tree Lighting

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 6 at 6 p.m.


North Augusta Christmas Parade

The North Augusta Lions Christmas Parade brings the 2016 theme, Under The Christmas Tree, to life in downtown North Augusta.

Where: Georgia Avenue in downtown North Augusta, SC 29841

When: Sunday, December 11 from 2 - 4 p.m.


Aiken Christmas Parade

The Aiken Jaycees’ Christmas Parade brings the 2016 theme, A Retro Rockin’ Christmas 80’s, 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 11 at 2 p.m.