Join Main Street Statesboro  on December 1, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m for the Vyve  Downtown Holiday Celebration! There will be a golf cart parade, over 50 vendors, the Book Bus, live music, Chili Town, a hayride and photo booth with Santa Claus!

Admission to Chili Town is free and open to the public. Tickets will be available to purchase to vote in the people’s choice category for one dollar. All the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Humane Society of Statesboro & Bulloch County

The Averitt Center for the Arts will be hosting a Celtic Christmas Concert with the Carroll Brown Band during the Holiday Celebration. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Emma Kelly Theater. Single tickets and family bundles are being sold on the Averitt Center’s website. Each ticket includes hot cocoa or coffee.  The Averitt will also host their All Fired up!  Holiday ceramics and pottery sale.

The Vyve Christmas Holiday Card winner will be riding in style with Santa Claus on the Old Fire Engine during the parade. The parade will include golf carts, four wheelers, classic cars and Santa Claus.

Friends and family can enjoy the Mockingbird’s Turf free hayride in Synovus Bank parking lot. There will also be a build the gingerbread Tormenta FC Stadium contest close to the hayride. Children can stop by the Book Bus and get a free book. Other fun activities include a Party Harbor bouncy and Boro the Hatchet Axe throwing. Georgia Southern BiG will host their monthly Fix It Friday’s at the alley at 62 East Main.

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority would also like to thank their First Friday sponsors for 2023: American Roofing  CORE Credit Union, Georgia Power, Colony Bank, East Georgia Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, Coca-Cola, Statesboro Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Southern Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Tormenta FC, Party Impressions, McLendon Enterprises, Party Harbor, Morris Bank, Statesboro PropertiesJC Lewis Ford, Statesboro Urgent Care, Georgia Southern BiG, Aspen Aerogels, and Vyve Broadband.

For more information, please contact the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority by calling 912-764-7227 or emailing