New Smyrna Beach is a charming beachside town full of history and rich in traditions. One terrific New Smyrna Beach tradition is our Christmas parade…and we not only have one by land, we have one by sea!
The New Smyrna Beach Christmas Boat Parade is a wonderful annual tradition that you have to experience. As night descends on our enchanting little seaside town and revelers are gathered along the banks of the sea, Christmas carols fill the air, lights twinkle like magic upon the water and boats donning extravagant, festive holiday decorations line the canal.
The festivities start at 4 p.m. with the traditional Christmas Parade on land. This merry band of seasonal sprites includes marching bands, dance troupes, horses, lavishly decorated floats, carolers belting out classic Christmas tunes, and Santa of course. It begins at the intersection of Flagler Avenue and South Atlantic and travels the Waterfront Loop along Canal Street’s Historic District. And when that parade has reached its conclusion in Riverside Park at the end of Canal Street, the Christmas Boat Parade begins.
There is no better way to celebrate the holidays and kick in the New Year than with a magnificent floating holiday display full of splendor and merriment. Be sure to catch the New Smyrna Beach 2019 Christmas Boat Parade and prepare to be dazzled by the spectacular sights and sounds of the holiday season!