Snow flurries are forecast along the New Smyrna Beach beachside in early December. Fluffy white flakes will flutter along Flagler Avenue during Light Up Flagler from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, December 6.
Fortunately for flip-flop-laden feet, a blizzard is not expected. Only a gentle snowfall will greet strollers during the community's annual holiday celebration that brings Christmas to the beachside.
"This is a magical evening," said Adele Aletti, Merchants of Flagler Avenue president and event organizer. "It's a perfect setting for the family to begin their celebration of the season."
In addition to the festive precipitation, strolling carolers, several live performances and light displays, businesses will serve holiday cheer as they welcome guests with refreshments during an open house. Home baked goods and ornaments also will be offered by non-
profit and school groups. Santa Claus from Operation Changing Lives will park his sleigh and share holiday greetings.
Flagler Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic during the event from Peninsula Drive east to Buenos Aires Street.
A free park and ride shuttle will run from 5-9 p.m. from the lot at 160 N. Causeway. Two shuttles will run continuously between the N. Causeway and Flagler Avenue.
For more information on the event, please call 386.427.2256.