Beginning November 13th, the Daytona International Speedway will once again transform into a holiday wonderland! The Magic of Lights at the Daytona International Speedway is a drive-through event running through January 2nd and features over one million lights. The drive-through is open from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (and from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. November 26th-29th). This unique event is celebrating its 4th year in a row. Come drive behind the Ticket and Tours building, through the state-of-the-art motorsports facility and conclude in the Midway display area outside the facility. Pre-sale offers are available now! If you’ll be attending on a Tuesday, one ticket will allow you to drive through twice. Find all the details here!
The Daytona Turkey Run is the largest combined car show and swap meet in the U.S.A.! This year’s event will be held November 26th-29th (Thanksgiving weekend). Over 500 collector cars will be on display at the infield of the Daytona International Speedway. There will also be a car corral (with over 1,500 cars available for sale or trade), collector car parts and memorabilia, arts and crafts and more! Register and find more information here.
*Event information is accurate as of the time of this post. Please be sure to check the event website for the most up-to-date schedules and any other information.
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!
The Halifax Harbor Marina Dinner & River Cruise is an all-inclusive 2 hour event, complete with dinner and music. Be sure to book in advance (capacity is currently limited to 50% to allow for social distancing). The food is very good, and includes a kids’ menu.
What are your favorite activities when visiting Daytona?
On the 3rd Saturday of every month, come rain or shine, you can find the Downtown Deland Classic Car Cruise-In, less than 30 minutes west of Daytona Beach. This Main Street community strives to protect the area’s heritage while maintaining a lively center of shops, restaurants, cafes and galleries. During the monthly car show, various special events, music and family fun add to the display of classic cars. For all of the latest events and more information, visit their website here. The next event will be July 18, 2020.
Rather stay at the resort? Come lounge at the pool, and cool off under the beautiful tiki huts!