Christmas on Canal Street

Tree Lighting Ceremony

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!

Santa Train with Toys for Tots

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!

Spark the Spirit

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!

Christmas Parades - Land & Sea

Christmas on Canal Street is an annual event for the entire family. The highlight of the eventing is the tree lighting ceremony at the corner of Canal and Live Oak Streets.

  • Santa Clause arrives with elves to greet children.
  • Hot chocolate and cookies are given out.
  • Vendors will showcase a variety of gifts and holiday decor by local artisans.
  • Live music and entertainment

Make sure to check calendar dates for a the schedule of events. 

Coastal Christmas Market

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. You can even bring the kids to visit Santa, play on the bouncy slide, or ride The Party Train Express in our FUN ZONE.

  • 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!

Bring the Kids to the FUN ZONE:

  • Ride The Party Train 11am-2pm
  • Visit Santa 10pm-3pm
  • Huge Bouncy Slide FREE Ice Cream to the 1st 240 Kids
  • Face Painting & Balloon Animals
  • Fabulous shopping, live entertainment, children's activities & Santa make the Coastal Market a great way to spend Thanksgiving Weekend - mark your calendars!

Girls Night Out

Gather your girls, then get ready to Sip & Shop the night away! Head out on the town for a night of shopping, wining and dining. You do not want to miss out on this epic night!

Bed & Breakfast Tour

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.

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 Riverview

103 Flagler Ave (386) 428-5858

What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon in our very special city!