Thousands line streets for New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade with return of familiar face: Mayor Jim Hathaway

Emma Larkowski, 3, enjoys the 2014 New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade / Headline Surfer®

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Emma Larkoswski, 3, takes in the excitement and wonderment of the annual New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade held Dec. 7, in the beachfront city, beginning on Flagler Avenue near the beach approach, heading west across the North Causeway Bridge to the mainland and south on Riverside Drive, then west onto Canal Street, just before U.S. 1. The parade was more than 2 1/2 hours in length. Enjoy the 14 videos shot & produced by the internet newspaper. The video camera battery died about 10 minutes before the parade finally ended, well under darkness.
 

NSB Mayor Jim Hathaway with wife, Paula, is grand marshal of the Christmas parade / Headline Surfer®NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Count 3-year-old Emma Larkowski amonmg the 10,000 thousand or so locals who loved the 2014 New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade, certinly among the longest and most festive in Volusia County, with newly-elected Mayor Jim Hathaway serving as the grand marshal.

Hathaway returned to the City Commission with his overwhelming victory in the November general elections over then-Commissioner Jack Grasty after a two-year absence, having given up his municipal post and 18 years of tenure to run for a seat on the County Council in 2012.

 
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2014 New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade, Parts 2 & 3
 
 
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2014 New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade, Parts 4 & 5
 
 
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2014 NSB Christmas Parade, parts 6 & 7.
 
 
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2014 NSB Christmas Parade, parts 8 & 9. 
 
 
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2014 NSB Christmas Parade, parts 10 & 11.
 
 
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2014 NSB Christmas Parade, parts 12-13.

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2014 NSB Christmas Parade, part 14.
 

Emma Larkowski, 3, loves the 2014 New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade / Headline Surfer® FAST FACTS: About Emma Larkowski, 3

Emma loved the New Smyrna Beach High School Marching Band as she waved and said "Merry Christmas" to everyone in the parade who passed by, her mother Danielle Larkowski told Headline Surfer®.

"Emma was a very excited little girl when she saw Santa Claus," the proud mom said. "She received a small unicorn stuffed animal from a little girl and that just made her night!"

Emma is the granddaughter of Sue Payne of Oak Hill, a frequent attendee of Oak Hill City Commission meetings.

NSB Xmas Parade ReWind:

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2013 New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade
 
 
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2012 New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade.
 
 
 
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2011 New Smyrna Beach Parade.
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.