New Smyrna Beach is rich in shopping opportunities, quality restaurants and outdoor recreation during the winter. There’s a lot to love this holiday season in our beach-side town.
But, you may want to venture just outside the city’s coastal beauty to experience some big and festive holiday events for December 2017.
Take full advantage of the nearby events and activities on your next New Smyrna Beach family vacation or stay local for the shopping, beaches and the Christmas events on the water.
The B & B Tour
When: December 17th, 2017 from 2 to 4 pm
The B & B Tour is the budget-friendly option on the list. It is also local to New Smyrna Beach and the most free-spirited, organic, and whimsical of anything else featured here.
The tour is rather simple. A number of local bed and breakfasts in the area participate every year in a self-guided tour for guests who want to venture up and down the side streets and main strips of New Smyrna Beach.
Best of all, it costs nothing! Visitors will venture from one B&B to the next. At each stop, they can stop in and say hello for a treat, while also taking a look at the outside, which will undoubtedly be filled to the brim with window decorations, lights, and maybe even some holiday-themed statues. Every participating bed and breakfast brings something special to the table on this tour through town.
You can stop at any of the participating B&B’s. This year, in 2017, they are:
- The Night Swan Intracoastal B&B at 512 S. Riverside Dr. (386) 423-4940
- The Anchor Inn at 312 Washington St. (386) 428-3499
- The Inn on the Avenue at 309 Flagler Ave. (386) 693-4808
- The Riverview at 103 Flagler Ave (386) 428-5858
- New participating locations may be added.
The tour is December 17th and is expected to run from 2pm to 4pm. Your two hours on the B & B Tour will be the loveliest way to find the hidden nooks of New Smyrna Beach, from Canal Street to Flagler Avenue.
A Visit with Santa
Location: 1700 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Date and Hours: 10 am to 9 pm – Throughout December
Head north about 25 minutes, and you will run into Daytona Beach, the home of NASCAR. It is also home to a brilliant holiday-themed display and the closest location for a Santa meet-and-greet at Volusia Mall. The sprawling Volusia Mall also has many shops and restaurants to explore.
Get more details as the event gets closer. You’ll have several opportunities to visit as it’s held each day of the week through Christmas.
New Year’s Eve on Flagler
Location: Corner of Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street, New Smyrna Beach
Date and Hours: December 31st from 9 pm to 1 am
You can enjoy one of the top New Year’s Eve events right in New Smyrna Beach. Each year there’s a fantastic NYE party on Flagler Avenue that starts with fireworks at 9pm and goes well into the evening.
In the area around the corner of Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street you’ll find many groups and families watching the fireworks along the beach, as well as several parties along Flagler Avenue to visit afterward. Arrive before 9 pm to get a good spot.
New Year’s at Ocean Walk
Location: 250 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Date and Hours: December 31st from 5 pm to 1 am
Nearby Daytona Beach is another place to go for New Year events celebrating 2017. Discover fireworks, celebrations, and a parade on its coast on Dec 31st 2017.
Officially starting at 5pm, the festivities will lead to a firework launch that starts at 9pm, with several nearby parties going on into the night.
The Surrounding Areas
Head southwest about an hour and you will run smack dab into the heart of Orlando, filled with luxury shopping districts along with holiday and Disney-themed activities and parks to experience between these events – truly perfect for a family vacation.
For anyone considering a warm Florida family getaway this December, New Smyrna Beach is the center of endless possibilities. Take advantage of the seemingly constant array of excursions in Central Florida this holiday season!