Sorry, you can’t count on us to be home for the holidays as we will be celebrating the merry festivities in New Smyrna Beach! Enjoy a white Christmas (without the snow!) by adding a sandy twist to old traditions and spending the best time of the year on the Florida East Coast. From New Smyrna Beach Christmas events to clear, non-crowded shores, December is the perfect time to escape Jack Frost and enjoy the warm holiday merriment in a NSB vacation home.
Dreaming of a (Sandy) White Christmas
Cookie exchanges, white elephants, spiked eggnog, oh my! Slow down this year and simplify a season that too often escalates into a jolly whirlwind leaving you with frazzled nerves, unwanted fruit cake, and a Grinch-like attitude. A holiday stay in a beach vacation rental offers a welcomed break from the flurry and allows you to experience the seasonal nostalgia at a peaceful pace. Vacation booking engines, such as VRBO, have reported a 45% increase during the past several years in families replacing the traditional mountain of gifts with a winter trip instead. After all, doesn’t it truly encapsulate the heart of Christmas when we invest in time with the people we love- and what better setting for that than in a home by the beach?!
Unlike years ago where sterile hotel rooms were your only option, New Smyrna Beach has a myriad of beautiful, unique, and comfortable beach vacation rentals that will give you all the cozy feelings of home. From condos overlooking the crashing Atlantic waves to modern houses that sleep up to twelve, the perfect holiday stay awaits you in NSB! Bring along the yuletide cheer and make your beach rental a holiday hub of merry memories. Whether you host a Christmas movie night, explore local New Smyrna events, or start a new tradition of building “sand-men” on the beach, you and your family will love this stress-free approach to the Christmas buzz.
“Cause baby it’s… warm outside?” Pretty sure Dean Martin would have changed his famous tune had he ever wintered in the eternally sunny New Smyrna Beach area. While the rest of the country is snowed in, you’ll be spending your December soaking up sun poolside, strolling on the clear beach, and enjoying mild evenings from your oceanfront balcony. The average high in December is a gorgeous 72 degrees and we’ll let you in on a Florida secret… Christmas Day is usually 80 degrees outside! With perfect weather, a lovely beach home, and your favorite people, this holiday season will be one you won’t ever forget.
New Smyrna Beach Christmas Events
While New Smyrna Beach is predominantly known for its summery, small-town feel, it certainly knows how to embrace the festive winter spirit (if not the cold weather)! Mark your calendar for the following holiday events that are sure to add a festive element to your winter trip.
Kick off the most wonderful time of the year with a magical display at the annual Light Up Flagler Ave. Starting at 5 p.m., December 6th, bring the family to enjoy pictures with Santa, craft stations, bounce houses, and the Santa Paws and Crazy Christmas Cart parades. And of course, you won’t want to miss the highlight of the night…watching the street illuminate with glittering lights!
Don’t be surprised if you see Comet, Dasher, and the big man in red floating past you as you drive down the streets of NSB. On Saturday evening, December 7th, watch the New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade spread holiday cheer from Flagler Ave all the way to Canal Street. Grab your friends and scout out the best street corner to enjoy the floats from!
As if a weekend of parties and parades weren’t enough, NSB is hosting yet another parade the following Saturday… on the water! Beginning at 6 p.m., December 14th, watch Christmas magic light up the river as tons of boats holding elf and reindeer crew float by in the NSB Holiday Boat Parade. You’ll find the best spectating spots to be along Riverside Drive, Riverside Park, NSB Boat & Ski Club, The Grille at Riverview, and Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grille.
All I Want For Christmas is You and……
Santa baby, a beach vacation rental home too… Ocean blue! Beat Saint Nick this season and give yourself (and the family!) the best holiday memories in one of our NSB condos or homes. With nearly 300 vacation properties under our management, we’re proud to offer guests the exact beach rental their hearts are set on. We have direct oceanfront, ocean view, inter-coastal, pet-friendly, and a partridge in a pear tree!
If your kids and grand kids are joining you this year, you’ll find one of our larger homes like LaKaSa House on Hill St. and Mermaid’s Playground are perfect for accommodating large groups as they both sleep up to 12 people and are only steps away from the beach. You’ll love LaKaSa’s huge kitchen and oceanfront views, and you’ll be enchanted with Mermaid’s Playground’s beautiful interior and private pool.
Should you be traveling with a smaller group, we have stunning oceanfront condos like The Smyrna Beach Club 612B and The Wave 302 that provide chic interiors and exclusive front row seats to the famous blue waves. The Smyrna Beach Club 612B is a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom that accommodates up to 8 guests with stylish mid-century modern furnishings and views of the non-driving beach. The Wave 302 boasts of a similar high-end feel throughout its 3 bedrooms and bathrooms and offers up to 6 guests 24/7 ocean views.
Not bringing Fido is like leaving coal in his stocking! Don’t let your fur baby spend the holidays alone in a kennel, we have LOTS of pet-friendly properties that welcome canine friends. Certain vacation rentals have limits regarding weight and breed, so make sure to call ahead before you book!
Take the opportunity this season to step away from the hectic Christmas frenzy and invest in the people you love and moments that truly matter. In the spirit of giving, we’re offering all guests $100 off a 7-day December stay- Call our office and mention December savings when booking your home for the holidays!