Longing to escape the cold weather? The holidays are a wonderful time to explore Daytona! Here are some ideas to get you started:
Holiday Events at the Casements: tree lighting, shopping, music and more, throughout December! Set on the shore of the Halifax River and just two blocks from the ocean, the mansion has been called “the jewel of Ormond Beach.” During the holidays it transforms into a winter wonderland!
Magic of Lights at the Daytona International Speedway: Through the end of the year, the “World Center of Racing” transforms into a holiday wonderland. The holiday drive-through is open Friday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the Magic of Lights will benefit Florida Hospital Foundation.
Stetson Mansion Christmas Tours: Built in 1886, this famed Victorian Gilded Age residence is a perfect backdrop for elaborate Christmas decorations, which are different every year.
No matter when you’re planning to visit Daytona Beach, there are always lots of activities to choose from! Here are a few of our favorites that are held year-round:
The Daytona Beach’s Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m at City Island. This popular event has a rich history, a fabulous location and great vendors. Come explore food products, farm produce, crafts, flowers and more.
The Casements is a Rockefeller home located in Ormond Beach. It offers daily tours of the beautiful home and grounds, Monday through Saturday. Various events and festivals are also held throughout the year. The first Friday of each month, watch a movie under the stars in the Rockefeller Gardens!
Planning a trip to Daytona this fall? Here are a few additional events to consider:
Immerse yourself in Greek culture! For 40 years, the annual St. Demetrios Greek Festival has featured authentic traditional Greek food, music, dancing and libations. The event is held from November 8th-11th on the Halifax River at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Daytona Beach. The event is free and open to the public, which includes parking and shuttle service.
The Riverfest Seafood Festival in Ormond Beach features a celebration of everything water: boats, seafood and even pirates! Held from November 17th-18th, this free party is held in Rockefeller Gardens and features two fun-filled days of music, food, vendors, kids’ activities and more.
The Daytona Turkey Run will be held November 22nd-25th. This family event takes place on the infield of the Daytona International Speedway, and features a car show, car corral, swap meet, crafts and more!
And don’t forget aboutBiktoberfest from October 18th-21st! This motorcycle rally draws over 125,000 visitors each year. Watch the pros compete, enjoy live music and more!