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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Christmas Parade & Event Info

graphic with Christmas ornaments that reads: Christmas Parade and Event Saturday, December 4th

The annual Daytona Beach Shores Christmas Parade & Event – with a performance by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, the traditional Tree Lighting and Food Trucks – is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 4.

The festivities will begin at 2 p.m. with the Christmas Parade to benefit Operation Changing Lives, which provides reconstructive surgeries to disadvantaged patients with severe facial deformities.WESH 2 News reporter Gail Paschall-Brown will emcee the parade, and Daytona Beach Shores City Manager Michael Booker will be the Grand Marshal.

The parade route will begin at Crabby Joe’s parking lot, 3701 S. Atlantic Ave., and travel north on South Atlantic Avenue (A1A) for nearly 2 miles, turning left (west) onto Bellemead Drive and ending at the Shores Community Center. (See traffic pattern info below.) The deadline to register a unit in the parade is Nov. 26; call 386-281-3000.

The fun will continue with Food Trucks and entertainment by DJ Dave starting at 3:30 p.m. at the Shores Community Center, 3000 Bellemead Drive. Gourmet food will be available for purchase from mobile food kitchens and catering trucks.

At 4:30 p.m., members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Christmas selections at Veterans Park (behind the Community Center) at 4:30 p.m. Bring a chair and enjoy the concert that’s sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit!

The celebration will culminate with the Tree Lighting at Veterans Park at approximately 5:45 p.m. Come see our beautiful tree behind the Community Center. It promises to be a day of fun and excitement for all ages!

NOTE: A special traffic pattern will be in effect for the Christmas Parade, beginning at 12:45 p.m. and remaining in effect until the conclusion of the parade at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Northbound traffic on South Atlantic Avenue (A1A) – between Emelia Avenue and Thames Avenue – will be directed to Cardinal Boulevard and South Peninsula Drive, as all northbound lanes will be closed. 

The southbound lanes of South Atlantic Avenue (A1A) between Emilia and Thames will also be closed, and traffic will be directed to Cardinal Boulevard and South Peninsula Drive – except between Van Avenue and Dunlawton Boulevard, where the southbound lanes will remain open.


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