Christmas on Canal Street

Spark the Spirit | Friday, November 29 | 5pm -7:30pm


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 childrens’ eyes light up when they see the sparkling decorations and Santa too!

​There may also be a special surprise to get you into the “winter” spirit!

Coastal Christmas Market | Saturday, November 30 | 9am - 5pm

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!

Interested in becoming a vendor for this event? Click Here

New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade | Saturday, December 7th | 4pm - 6:30pm

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 on Riverside Drive and will turn west on Canal Street and will end at Orange Street.

10th Annual Girls Night Out | Thursday, December 5th | 5pm - 9pm

Gather your girls and kick off the season with an exciting shopping experience complete with food, drink, and holiday specials provided by Canal Street merchants.  Treat yourself with a fun-filled evening of live music, free activities along the street, and swag.  Activities include ornaments, photo booths, hair accessories, gift wrapping and more.  Enjoy the holiday spirit as you stroll down Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach filling your custom tote with presents for you and your loved ones.
Music  will be at three areas along street by girl duo Alex and Jenny, Anita Drink and Matt Duarte.  The raffle drawing will be held in Christmas Park at 7:45pm and you must be present to win! Tickets $25 at Pink Flamingo at Petals, The Posh Pineapple, or the Florida Local. Parking for the event will be available on Canal Street and off street parking lots as the street will not be closed for this event. More info

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Holiday Boat Parade | Saturday, December 14 | at Dusk

New Smyrna’s Holiday Boat Parade travels along the Intercoastal Waterway in New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater, delighting visitors and residents alike. Location: Riverfront Park

FEC Christmas Train | Saturday, December 7 @ 1:45pm-3:45pm

Santa makes a surprise visit for good boys and girls when the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railways’ Christmas Train comes to town. FEC train yard this year, access to this property will be from Myrtle Avenue.

The FEC Christmas Train in run in coordination with the U.S. Marine Corps toys for tots Foundation and travels from Jacksonville to Miami.

Bed & Breakfast Tour | Sunday, December 8 @ 2pm - 4pm

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 journey 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