Celebrate the holidays Crystal Coast style with this annual event that entices locals and visitors alike to get into the holiday spirit. The Swansboro Christmas Flotilla is a time-honored tradition that combines Swansboro’s love of life on the water with a truly festive atmosphere, and the event is sure to become an annual celebration that Crystal Coast visitors will want to return to again and again.
The Swansboro Christmas Flotilla takes place in the heart of Swansboro on the Friday after Thanksgiving, and visitors are encouraged to bundle up and find a viewing spot along the water to watch the parade of light-covered vessels of all sizes.
In addition to the line of holiday-themed vessels along the White Oak River, the town will also be brimming with activity and attractions, which includes live music, as well as an array of treats such as funnel cakes, cider and hot cocoa. Santa Claus often makes an appearance during the annual event, and the dazzling lights and décor of the boats will be a favorite memory for vacationers of all ages. A fun event that the whole family will enjoy, the annual Swansboro Christmas Flotilla rings in the season with a dose of coastal flair.