Bells & Shells Christmas Parade

Ring in the holidays with the City of Daytona Beach! The Bells & Shells Christmas Parade presented by Brown & Brown Insurance will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard and travel south on Beach Street to Basin Street. Enjoy local bands, festive floats and performances by community organizations. 

Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories: 

  • Best Parade Float: $200
  • Runner-Up Parade Float: $100
  • Best Performance (marching bands, cheerleaders, dancers, etc.): $100
  • Most Festive Automobile (cars, trucks, etc.) $100

The city is currently accepting parade entries. There is no application or entry fee to participate in the parade. Entry applications can be sent to Katie Prestwood by email or mail a printed version to:

City of Daytona Beach
2022 Christmas Parade
Attn: Katie Prestwood, Parks & Recreation
301 South Ridgewood Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

For more information or to participate, contact Katie Prestwood at (386) 671-8268 or

Daytona Beach Bells & Shells Christmas Parade