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Tree Lighting Ceremony, Live Entertainment & Santa’s Grand Entrance make this family-friendly event the kick off of Christmas on Canal Street in our beautiful Downtown. Canal Street Historic District brings the spirit of the holidays to Christmas Park, Located at the corner of Live Oak & Canal Street.
Stores and Restaurants have extended hours and Canal Street will be closed to accommodate pedestrians. Stop in and visit Santa’s Work Hub and watch the children’s eyes light up when they see sparkling decorations and Santa too! There may also be a special surprise to get you into the “winter” spirit!
10/16/19 UPDATE: VENDORS SPACE APPLICATION – WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR VENDORS. ALL SPACES AVAILABLE ARE SOLD OUT.
Enjoy a wide variety of beautiful gifts and holiday decor handcrafted by local artisans. Our merchants will welcome you into their shops for a look at the treasures available all year long on Canal Street. Support local charities and schools by purchasing their baked goods and other items. Bring the kids and enjoy a fun day on Canal Street.
- Shop Handcrafted Holiday Items from 90+ Local Vendors
- Music & Demonstrations (on Live Oak)
- Grab Lunch or a Snack: Local Restaurant or Street Fare
- Support Local Charities & Schools Unique Gifts for everyone on your list!
A Shopping Event filled with fun activities, live music along Canal Street, special collector ‘s item tote bag with artist rendering, opportunities to create mementos, raffles, gift wrapping, and in-store specials provided by Canal Street merchants.
Gather your girls, then get ready to Shop The Night Away on Canal Street. Join the merchants along Canal Street as they provide you with an exciting evening filled with fun activities, live music, photo ops, food and drink, and in-store specials. Fill your custom tote bag throughout the evening as you stroll from store to store gathering free mementos and keepsakes. You do not want to miss out on this epic night!
Tickets: $25. Includes collector’s tote bag, a ticket for activities, food, drink, and free keepsakes. Tickets available online beginning in October.
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Craft Beer Walk Sample craft beers along historic Canal Street from 1-7pm Tickets are $20. Includes: a six-ounce Canal Street Craft Beer Walk souvenir glass and 12 sampling tickets that can be redeemed at 10 locations in the district. A self-guided map is provided. Save 10% when you bring your Canal Street Craft Beer Walk glass back! The walk is held on the first Saturday of each month. Canal Street Craft Beer Walk tickets can be purchased at The Half Wall Beer House or New Smyrna Beach Brewing Co.
Santa makes a surprise visit for good boys and girls when the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway’s Christmas Train comes to town. The FEC Christmas Train is run in coordination with the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation and travels from Jacksonville to Miami. Santa Claus will be spreading the holiday cheer from the decorated, historic FEC passenger cars. US Marine Corps service members will be at each stop along the route to greet Santa and his FEC elves. It is a beloved tradition among FEC employees, their families, customers, suppliers and the communities in which they serve.
Sponsored by The City of New Smyrna Beach, the Annual Christmas Parade will begin at the intersection of Flagler Ave. and South Atlantic. It will travel west along Flagler Avenue and the North Causeway, south Riverside Dr. and will turn west on Canal Street and will end at Orange Street.
This is a FREE, self-guided tour featuring 4 unique settings. The host B&B’s are on both the mainland and beachside of New Smyrna Beach. Maps will be available at each location listed below, so visitors may choose their own journeys from one to another. What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon in our very special city!
- The Night Swan Intracoastal B&B 512 S. Riverside Dr. (386) 423-4940
- The Anchor Inn 312 Washington St. (386) 428-3499
- The Inn on the Avenue 309 Flagler Ave. (386) 693-4808
- The Salty Mermaid Oceanfront Hotel 301 Buenos Aires (386) 847-8909
Donations of either can goods or cash can be made at any location. All proceeds will be donated to FROG Ministery to assist anyone who is in need.