What is a balloon glow? A balloon glow is just what it sounds like...but better! While tethered to the ground, hot air balloons inflate and the pilots light them from within. The sight of hot air balloons lit up like giant colorful CHRISTMAS LIGHTS is breathtaking. Pilots will coordinate “all burns” where they fire up their burners, illuminating all their balloons at once and also perform “count downs” which are very crowd participatory events. Balloon Glows will last between 1 to 1 1/2 hours! Please note: All balloons will remain grounded! This is not a hot air balloon launch or race. No balloons will be launching into the air! Plan on treating a Balloon Glow just like you would a fireworks show - bring your blankets, chairs and whole family early to get a good spot! In addition to the evening Balloon Glow there will be a variety of pre-glow festivities including; Santa on site!, tons of craft booths, Kiddie Carnival Area, Christmas Music, Fantastic food vendors, Tethered Balloon Rides and more! Tethered balloon rides will take groups of all ages on a short balloon ride (up to 80 ft in the air) while tethered to the ground. Tethered rides are $20 per person and tickets can be purchased in advance or on site. In case of excessive winds, the tethered balloon will not be inflated, but replaced with photo booth opportunities in the basket and a “Rocket Glow or Candlestick Glow”.
Snow in New Smyrna Beach, Florida! Special Shaped Hot Air Balloons! Santa Claus! Tons of Christmasy Craft Vendors! Great Festival Foods!
Live Christmas Music! Kiddie Carnival! Tons of FAMILY FUN!
Tons of Christmas Craft vendors and retail vendors with lots of great stuff to cross off your Christmas Shopping list!
Santa will be here! Make sure you have your
Christmas wish list handy!!
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