Downtown Daytona Beach’s Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach boasts more than 60 shops, restaurants, attractions and services, plus our exceptional Farmers’ Market—all in a splendid waterfront setting. Head to the historic Beach Street retail area located between Bay Street and Orange Avenue to spend a delightful day enjoying new flavors, treasures, experiences and events. We have been surprising visitors and locals alike since 1870 and look forward to welcoming you this summer at the Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach!
Unwrap Our Holiday Charm
This holiday season, unwrap the charm of Downtown Daytona Beach! The Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach is your destination for distinctive gifts, delectable dining and unique holiday events.
Start the season off right with the Front Porch Friday Festival, Friday, November 22nd. Enjoy specials and activities all day, a holiday tree lighting ceremony and a free screening of Phantom of the Opera in Riverfront Park!
Don’t miss the Riverfront Festival of the Seasons Saturday, December 7 at City Island from 4 to 9 p.m. Come enjoy the Christmas Boat Parade, gourmet food trucks, dance performances, pictures with Santa, crafts and more. Plus, you can “Come to the Stable” and view the beautiful crèche art exhibition in the windows of 166 S. Beach St., daily this season.
Finally, ring in the New Year with events, sales, giveaways and activities all day, including a free screening of A Christmas Carol, at the next Front Porch Friday on December 27.
Come Unwrap Our Holiday Charm and see why happy holidays begin in Downtown Daytona Beach!
“COME TO THE STABLE” CRÈCHE ART
Back for another year, crèche artist Bill Egan is placing his work at the Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach! The main display is at 166 S. Beach St., with individual displays in the storefronts of select Downtown merchants. Some of the displays are very intricate; others are whimsical. His crèche art has won national awards and been exhibited in art shows throughout the year.
Egan uses modern technology to create this ancient art. Foam, electric foam cutters, and inkjet printers are used to create buildings, city walls, rocks, and mountains. The retired Navy journalist traveled to more than 50 nations for his work, but spent off-duty time studying Christmas traditions, Christmas music, and Christmas art. His writings about Christmas have been published in books, newspapers and magazines around the globe and won him the Gold Medal of Honor of the Republic of Austria for his stories about the carol “Silent Night.”
His exhibition of crèche art, “Come to the Stable,” can be viewed daily during the holiday season at the Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach. The main display is located in the shop windows at 166 S. Beach Street at the corner of Magnolia avenue.
FRONT PORCH FRIDAY
Friday, November 22
The holiday season starts Downtown with the Front Porch Friday Festival on Friday, November 22. Kickoff the holidays with this rockin’ event celebrating the 1890s, and don’t miss our tree lighting ceremony with light refreshments and music in the Plaza at the corner of ISB and Beach.
RIVERFRONT FESTIVAL OF THE SEASONS
Saturday, December 7
This holiday season will sparkle on the Halifax River with the Riverfront Festival of the Seasons on Saturday, December 7 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on City Island. Come down and see boats brilliantly adorned for the holidays at Christmas Boat Parade — a Daytona Beach tradition for 13 years. And enjoy these can’t-miss holiday festivities:
•Performance by South Beach Dance Studio
•Register to Win News-Journal Center Show Tickets!
•Halifax River Yacht Club Christmas Boat Parade Viewing
•Sky Lantern Release
•Pictures with Santa
•Kids Holiday Ornament Crafts
•Synchronized Horse Performance
•Beer, Wine & Hot Cider Available