Spark the Spirit

November 29th @ 5pm

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 the sparkling decorations and Santa too! There may also be a special surprise to get you into the “winter” spirit!

Coastal Christmas Market

November 30th @ 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 being a vendor at this event? Click here for details.

New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade

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.

Girls Night Out

December 5th @ 5pm - 9pm

A Shopping Event filled with fun activities, live music along Canal Street, special collector‘s item tote bag, raffles, give wrapping, and special in-store specials, food and drink 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 with a variety of items throughout the evening.  You do not want to miss out on this epic night!

Tickets:  $25. Includes free collector’s tote bag, ticket for activities, and free _____?___.  

FEC Christmas Train

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 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.

Holiday Boat Parade

December 14th

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

Bed & Breakfast Tour

December 8th @ 2pm - 4pm

This is a FREE, self-guided tour featuring 5 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!