City Market: still Savannah’s “Event Central”

After centuries as one of Savannah’s best-known gathering places, City Market now serves as a top celebration site. This is where hundreds of vows are renewed on Valentine’s Day—and thousands of “Happy New Year” kisses are shared. In fact, almost all holidays—especially Savannah’s world-famous St. Patrick’s Day—are City Market’s prime times.


Let your spouse know you’d do it all over again. Join us in the City Market courtyard as Rev. William Hester leads a romantic ceremony renewing your marriage vows, followed by awards and prizes from City Market shops. It’s the sweetest celebration in town!

*In case of bad weather, we’ll announce a nice indoor venue nearby.*

The Festival of St. Patrick and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah will not go on as planned due to concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus). Therefore, the Savannah City Market St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 13-15 is canceled along with the parade on Tuesday, March 17 in the Savannah Historic District.

City Market businesses will remain open and continue normal business operations for the coming weekend. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the regular live music schedule in the City Market courtyard provided by Wild Wing Cafe. More information will be posted if this plan of events changes.

Savannah’s beautiful spirit becomes even more exquisite during the holiday season, and City Market is no exception. Stroll in the flickering light of 500+ luminaria lining our two-block courtyard, serenaded by Christmas carolers. Drop in for treats in City Market shops and watch for a glimpse of Father Christmas.

Make ornaments! Decorate cookies! Get Grinched (with hair and makeup)! Meet Father Christmas and take a picture in the Cinderella carriage tour. All of this, plus face painting, choir music and more add up to a day of fun the whole family can truly enjoy.

Every New Year’s Eve, City Market becomes Savannah’s “celebration central” – and this year promises to be better than ever. Live outdoor music continues throughout the evening and restaurants are open to help you celebrate. Drop in and stroll through the market all evening long. (Restaurants, of course, require New Year’s Eve reservations.) Join us to kick off your best New Year yet.