New Smyrna Beachweeks wrapping up with holiday cheer



Headline Surfer® video produced by Multimedia Editor Serafina Frederick / Here are highlights from the 2012 New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade on Canal Street. This year's parade will be held Dec. 7.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The long and winding road of the inaugural New Smyrna Beachweeks is coming to a grand conclusion with a series of holiday events.

Live entertainment will kick off the annual Spark the Spirit celebration on Canal Street from 4:30-7:30 p.m., Fridayin Christmas Park on the corner of Canal and Live Oak streets. Mayor Adam Barringer will deliver his annual holiday remarks leading up to the 6:15 p.m. lighting of the large outdoor Christmas tree. 

Then on Saturday, the Coastal Christmas Market featuring handmade gifts will be offered throughout the day by merchants on Canal Street. Live entertainment, children’s activities, crafts, jewelry, food and other local goods and gifts will be offered as well. And on Flagler Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, the monthly art walk will be held with area artists showcasing their best work in storefronts and on the sidewalks.

The events are being promoted by The Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority and the city's Community Redevelopment Agency.

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Nov 28: New Smyrna Beach Turkey Day 5k Beach Run / Walk 
Nov 28 New Smyrna Beach Turkey Day 5k Beach Run / Walk
Nov 29 - Dec 21 Santa Claus Returns!
Nov 29 Spark the Spirit
Nov 30 Coastal Christmas Market
Dec 6-15 A Christmas Carol
Dec 6 Light Up Flagler
Dec 6-8 Norwood's Holiday Food & Wine Festival
Dec 7 Ed Root Memorial 5k/10k Run
Dec 7 Land & Sea Christmas Parade


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