Planning on spending the holidays in Daytona? Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy this beautiful area:
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: From November 13th through January 2nd, the “World Center of Racing” transforms into a holiday wonderland. The holiday drive-through is open from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the Magic of Lights will benefit AdventHealth Foundation in Volusia/Flagler Counties.
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.
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 25th-28th (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 noon (now held on Magnolia Avenue, not 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!