New Bern Annual Christmas Floatilla

December 2, 2017    Santa arrives in style in downtown New Bern aboard a Hatteras yacht as part of the Coastal Christmas Flotilla. This annual event, organized by New Bern Department of Parks and Recreation always takes place the first Saturday of December. The flotilla of gaily decorated boats of all sizes proceeds down the Trent River, passing Union Point, to give spectators a long, lingering look at the boats festooned with sparkling lights, diving dolphins and red-nosed reindeer.