Upcoming Events in the NSB Waterfront LOOP

 

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November 28: Spark the Spirit 

Live entertainment will kick off the annual Spark the Spirit celebration from 5-7 p.m., Friday, November 28, in Christmas Park on the corner of Canal and Live Oak streets in the Canal Street Historic in downtown New Smyrna Beach. The Christmas tree will be illuminated at 6 p.m. with star lighting, Santa Claus and horse-drawn carriage rides. For more information, please log on to www.christmasoncanalstreet.com.

   

November 28-December 20: Visit Santa in Christmas Park 

Jolly ol’ St. Nick isn’t wasting any time compiling his holiday gift list. On the day after Thanksgiving, Santa will begin greeting children in Christmas Park on the corner of Canal and Live Oak streets in New Smyrna Beach.  For select dates from November 28-December 20, he will pose for photographs and make a note of the holiday wishes of children in Southeast Volusia County.To accommodate busy parents, Santa will open his doors for daytime and evening visits. His schedule is:

·         Friday, Nov. 28, 6 - 8 p.m.

·         Saturday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  

·         Friday, Dec. 5, 6 - 8 p.m.

·         Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

·         Friday, Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m.

·         Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

·         Friday, Dec. 19, 6 - 8 p.m.

·         Saturday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

For more information, please call the New Smyrna Beach Recreation and Special Events Department at 386.424.2175. 

   

November 29: Run to the Sun

The 9th annual Run to the Sun will begin at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, November 29, at Riverside Park, 105 S. Riverside Drive, in LOOP’s Canal Street Historic District. The timed 4-mile run/walk travels over two bridges for a unique route with a lovely view of the river. For walkers, this course offers a chance to view the sunrise, dolphins at play and boats heading out to sea. Participants will enjoy a custom t-shirt, custom medal, free brunch and more. A one-mile fun run also is offered. This year’s race will benefit CUDAS Unhooked, an organization that provides support to local students dedicated to becoming educated, independent, contributing members of society. For registration information, please log on to www.runtothesun4jeff.com.

   

November 29: Coastal Christmas Market  

A wide variety of gifts and holiday décor handcrafted by local artisans will be featured in a hometown holiday setting from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, November 29.  Each year, the Coastal Market fills the heart of the Canal Street Historic District in the NSB Waterfront LOOP with live entertainment, children’s activities, crafts, jewelry, food and Santa Claus. For more information, please log on to www.christmasoncanalstreet.com.

 

   
 

November 29: Art Walk on Flagler

Artists will be on Flagler Avenue from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, November 29.   Sponsored by The Gallery Group of Flagler Avenue, the event has been a part of the community for more than six years. For more information, please call (386) 428-1770.

   

November 29: Flagler Avenue Wine Walk

Explore interesting wines as you walk Flagler Avenue from 1-7 p.m., Saturday, November 29.  During the progressive event, taste your choice of more than 100 showcased wines. Wine tasting passports are $25 and are available at the corner of Flagler Avenue and Peninsula Avenue, at the corner of Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street, or at the corner of S. Atlantic and Flagler Avenue. Passports include 20 tasting tickets and a keepsake wine glass. Some locations feature both one- and multi-ticket wines to sample. Those who want to share their 20 tasting tickets with a friend may get an additional wine glass for $5. For more information on the progressive wine tasting, please log on to www.partyonflagler.com.

   

December 4: Girls Night Out

Fashion, friends and fun will hit the Canal Street Historic District from 5-9 p.m., December 4, as part of the street’s annual Christmas on Canal Street celebration. Festivities include a reception, silent auction, fashion show and treasure hunt in the district. For more information, please visit www.christmasoncanalstreet.com

   

December 5: Light Up Flagler 

Beachside-goers soon may say “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Flagler Avenue.” The annual Light Up Flagler celebration is from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Friday, December 5, in New Smyrna beach.  The Avenue will be aglow as part of the free, holiday kick-off event, which will include toys, entertainers, carolers, and more as businesses light their façades and offer tastings. The holiday movie, Elf, will be shown outdoors at 7 p.m. at the east end of the Avenue.  Donate a new, unwrapped toy and receive a holiday commemorative photo at Santa’s Workshop at the corner of Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street. Toys will be donated to Toys for Tots. Flagler Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic during the event from Peninsula Drive east to Buenos Aires Street. For more information, please call 386.898.9444 or 386.409.3456.

 

   

Dec. 5-14: Miracle on 34th Street

The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach will stage the holiday classic, Miracle on 34th Street,December 5-14, at the theatre at 726 East 3rd Ave., New Smyrna Beach.  For more information, please call the theatre at (386) 423-1246 or log on to www.nsbplayers.org.

   

December 6:

31st annual Ed Root Memorial 5k/10k Run

The 31st annual Ed Root Memorial 5k/10K Run will be Saturday, December 6, in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m. at Coronado Civic Center, 223 Flagler Avenue, at the corner of Pine Street and Flagler Avenue.  The race begins at 8 a.m. The 10k is a scenic route that takes runners across the Inlet Dunes boardwalk and the residential streets of the north beach .  The race is a charter member of the Daytona Area Grand Prix.  Race-day registration is $40 for the 10k and $30 for the 5k. Pre-registration closes at 5 p.m., Wednesday, December 3. For more information, please contact the New Smyrna Beach Recreation Office, 1000 Live Oak St., 386.424.2175, or log on to www.cityofnsb.com.

   

December 6: Jim Bryer in Concert 

Music lovers may enjoy a free concert by Jazz Guitarist Jim Bryer from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, December 6, in the Canal Street Historic District’s Christmas Park. Christmas Park is on the corner of Live Oak and Canal streets in New Smyrna Beach.  Bring a lawn chair. For information on monthly performers, please call Marc Monteson at 386.423.9760. 

   

December 6: New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade 

The annual New Smyrna Beach Christmas parade will kick off at 4 p.m., Saturday, December 6, and travel the NSB Waterfront Loop from Flagler Avenue to Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach. This year’s theme is “A Southern Christmas.”  The event is free. to complete a parade entry application, visit http://www.cityofnsb.com/parade.  For more information, please call the New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department at 386.424.2175.

 

 

   

December 6: IMAGES Holiday Tour of Homes

The 2014 IMAGES Tour of Homes is from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, December 6, and features six very different, must-see homes showcasing the unique charm of New Smyrna Beach. The homes will be decorated for the holidays – some by local florists and some by the homeowners.  Tickets are $20 for Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) members and $25 for non-members. Proceeds benefit  IMAGES:  A Festival of the Arts.  Don’t miss the boutique in the ACA at Yurick Studios, which serves as the hub of the tour, 123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach. For more information, please log on to http://www.imagesartfestival.org/tour_homes/tour_homes.html

   

December 13: FEC Toys for Tots Train 

Santa Claus will drive a Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC) train to a 20-minute stop in the NSB Waterfront LOOP at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 13, at the railroad tracks at Canal Street and US 1.  The big guy and Mrs. Claus will provide toys to the local Toys for Tots program and greet local children and families.  The FEC Toys for Tots train is a partnership between the FEC and the Toys for Tots organization that gives FEC employees an opportunity to give toys to children in the communities along eight stops on the FEC rail line between Jacksonville and Miami. The toys are distributed later by the local Toys for Tots organizations. Children attending the stop also may donate to the Toys for Tots drive. For more information, please call Flare Elliot at 386.423.2184.

   

December 13: Holiday Boat Parade

The 27th annual Holiday Boat Parade begins at dusk, Saturday, December 13, and will travel the NSB Waterfront LOOP from the South Causeway to the North Causeway in the Intracoastal Waterway. For more information or a parade application, please call the Marine Discovery Center at 386.428.4828. 

   

December 14: Bed & Breakfast Tour

Spend a Sunday afternoon on a self-guided tour of the LOOP’s bed and breakfast inns from 2-5 p.m., December 14. The historic homes will be decorated for the holidays. For directions and more information, please visit www.christmasoncanalstreet.com

   
 

December 27: Art Walk on Flagler 

Artists will be on Flagler Avenue from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, December 27.   Sponsored by The Gallery Group of Flagler Avenue, the event has been a part of the community for more than six years. For more information, please call (386) 428-1770.

   

December 27: Flagler Avenue Wine Walk 

Explore interesting wines as you walk Flagler Avenue from 1-7 p.m., Saturday, December 27.  During the progressive event, taste your choice of more than 100 showcased wines. Wine tasting passports are $25 and are available at the corner of Flagler Avenue and Peninsula Avenue, at the corner of Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street, or at the corner of S. Atlantic and Flagler Avenue. Passports include 20 tasting tickets and a keepsake wine glass. Some locations feature both one- and multi-ticket wines to sample. Those who want to share their 20 tasting tickets with a friend may get an additional wine glass for $5. For more information on the progressive wine tasting, please log on to www.partyonflagler.com.

   

December 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration/Fireworks 

Flagler Avenue will host its annual New Year’s Eve party from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m., Wednesday, December 31. Ring in 2015 with fireworks at 9 p.m. at the corner of Cooper Street and Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach. For more information, please log on to www.partyonflagler.com.

   

January 3:

1st Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk

The monthly Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the Canal Street Historic District is Saturday, January 3, in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. On the first Saturday each month, artistic vendors set up along the historic street from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. A free concert also is scheduled from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Christmas Park. Galleries feature solo and group exhibitions and artist talks in the Douglas Avenue area of the district from 4-7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please log on to the Canal Street Historic District website at www.canalstreetnsb.com or call Lola Duckworth 386.690.8666.

   

January 3: Nathan Perer in concert

Music lovers may enjoy a free concert in Christmas Park from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, January 3, in the Canal Street Historic District’s Christmas Park. Acoustic guitarist/vocalist Nathan Perer will perform. Christmas Park is on the corner of Live Oak and Canal streets in New Smyrna Beach.  Bring a lawn chair. For information on monthly performers, please call Marc Monteson at 386.423.9760. 

   

January 9: Music Night at the Hub

On the second Friday of the month, the Hub on Canal hosts Music Night at the Hub. From 6-9 p.m. enjoy live entertainment. Member admission is free. The fee for non-members is $3. The Hub is at 132 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. For more information, please visit www.thehuboncanal.org or call 386.957.3924. 

   

January 10: Canal Street Cruise

The Canal Street Cruise will be from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, January 10, along historic Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. Sponsored by the East Coast Cruisers, the family-friendly classic car show offers food and entertainment in a historic setting on the second Saturday of each month. For more information, please call Pat Teehan at 386.547.7319.

   

January 16-25: The Man Who Came to Dinner 

The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach will stage the show, The Man Who Came to Dinner, January 16-25, at the theatre at 726 East 3rd Ave., New Smyrna Beach.  For more information, please call the theatre at (386) 423-1246 or log on to www.nsbplayers.org.

   

January 17: 5th annual Home Show and Business Expo

The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce will hosts its 5th annual Home Show and Business Expo from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, January 17, along Historic Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. The outdoor event will include exhibits, demonstrations, entertainment, food and fun. For more information, please contact the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce at 386.428.2449 or log on to www.sevchamber.com

   

January 24: Flagler Avenue Wine Walk 

Explore interesting wines as you walk Flagler Avenue from 1-7 p.m., Saturday, January 24.  During the progressive event, taste your choice of more than 100 showcased wines. Wine tasting passports are $25 and are available at the corner of Flagler Avenue and Peninsula Avenue, at the corner of Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street, or at the corner of S. Atlantic and Flagler Avenue. Passports include 20 tasting tickets and a keepsake wine glass. Some locations feature both one- and multi-ticket wines to sample. Those who want to share their 20 tasting tickets with a friend may get an additional wine glass for $5. For more information on the progressive wine tasting, please log on to www.partyonflagler.com . 

   
  Art Walk on Flagler January 24Art Walk will be on Flagler Avenue from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, January 24.  Nearly a dozen local and Florida artists scatter along the Avenue at 12 retail locations. Artists change each month to offer a unique variety of fine art and crafts.  Sponsored by The Gallery Group of Flagler Avenue, the event has been a part of the community for more than six years. For more information, please call 386.428.1770. 
   

January 25:

25th annual NSB Chowder Festival January 25

The 25th annual NSB Chowder Festival will take over Flagler Avenue from noon-5 p.m., Sunday, January 25, in New Smyrna Beach.  Featuring 30 chowders, the progressive chowder cook-off will be held along both sides of the Avenue. The event is sponsored by the Merchants of Flagler Avenue and the New Smyrna Beach Moose Lodge. Proceeds from the $15 passport benefit the Florida Sheriff's Youth Camp in Barberville. For more information, please log on to www.partyonflagler.com.

   

January 30-February 1:

39th Annual IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts

More than 40,000 visitors from around the state are expected to visit the 39th annual IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts. The festival will be from 1-5 p.m., Friday, January 30, and 9 a.m.- 5p.m., Saturday, January 31, and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, February 1, at Riverside Park, 105 Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach. Enjoy artwork by the 210 juried artists from across the United States. IMAGES is presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts. This is a free public event. For more information, please log on to www.imagesartfestival.org.

   
   
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