Swansboro Christmas Flotilla

Friday, November 29, 2024 5pm to 8pm

Join us at dusk in Swansboro the day after Thanksgiving, on Friday, November 29th, 2024 from 5 pm to 8 pm for one of our most enchanting evenings of the year!
The spirit of the holiday season will be in full swing at Swansboro's Annual Christmas Flotilla as a parade of boats decorated in glimmering lights sparkle against the water as they make their way down the White Oak River.

Enjoy the Spectacular Views!

Food & Family Fun with Santa

Bring your appetites and have a bite to eat with one of the food vendors! Music will fill the air while you enjoy sweet treats, cider, and hot cocoa. You might even catch a glimpse of Santa Claus as he disembarks his boat on his way over to Pug Pavillion to visit with the children directly after the flotilla!

Bring Your Own Boat!

⚓ Don't miss your chance to join the fun and the possibility of winning a cash prize. Sign up at Swansboro Festivals Boat Sign Up.


Parking for the 2023 Swansboro Christmas Flotilla will be street parking as well as at Swansboro Town Hall, located at 601 W. Corbett Avenue.

Stay for the Weekend!

Plan a long Thanksgiving weekend getaway to Swansboro! Bring your holiday shopping list and enjoy  Shop Small Saturday! Check out our unique accommodations with Airbnb and VRBO, as well as our Trip Advisor top-rated Hampton Inn & Suites, conveniently located within a short distance from Historic Downtown Swansboro.
Gobble up some coastal Swansboro goodness for Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 23rd at local eateries, Saltwater Grill or Swansboro Food & Beverage Co. Give them a call and make your reservations!
Enjoy nature and hike the trails at Hammocks Beach State Park!  Learn about the flora, fauna, and our history. The park's Visitor Center and hours of operation are from 8 am to 6 pm daily, except for Christmas Day.

What Not To Bring for Safety of Our Patrons

Flotilla Parade Route

Downtown Swansboro Event Road Closures Map

Front Street, Church Street, and Water Street will be closed during the event. Street closures will begin at 3pm.


Enter the Win the Swansboro Cool & Breezy Getaway Contest

Discover the charm of Swansboro! Enjoy the quieter cooler vibes of the fall and winter seasons! Throw on a sweater and shop and stroll around our historic downtown. Adventures on the water and excursions to Bear Island are available nearly year-round. Enjoy the fall sunsets, island treasure hunting, and shelling. Savor the waterfront views and flavors of our local eateries!
2 Nights Stay for Two at Hampton Inn & Suites - Swansboro*
1 $50 Gift Card from Bake, Bottle & Brew
1 $100 Gift Card from The Boro Restaurant & Bar
The winner will be randomly selected and announced on our Facebook Page on Monday, November 27th.
*One room for two individuals for two nights at the Hampton Inn & Suites - Swansboro. Valid through November 11, 2024. Certain exclusions and black-out dates apply. Reservations must be made 7 days prior to arrival. Total value is a maximum of $400.

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We look forward to seeing you in Swansboro!