It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Daytona Beach, and there are many exciting family-friendly events in our area to help you get in the holiday spirit. Below we will outline some popular holiday attractions and events, as well as list some of the best Christmas light displays around Port Orange and Daytona Beach.
A December to Remember Daytona Beach
This is the premier holiday festival of events at the Daytona Beach Oceanfront Bandshell, which began shortly after Thanksgiving and is ongoing through January 4th. The City of Daytona Beach has transformed the bandshell, the Ocean Center, the Ocean Walk Shoppes and the Daytona Beach Boardwalk into a winter wonderland of fun, family activities.
Racing returns to the beach on an interactive sand sculpture replica of the historic Daytona Road and Beach Course. At "Big Bill's Beach Course,” patrons will be racing radio control cars and trucks on a 1/20 mile track. Grand Master sand sculptor Suzanne Altamare will create a beautiful display at the entrance of the Daytona Beach Bandshell. Suzanne Altamare will create a masterpiece of holiday themed pieces of sand art. Some of her exhibits will be life-size. This is a must see for the entire family!
A December to Remember Daytona Beach will also feature a "Kids Snow Zone” featuring loads of REAL SNOW! Please note that snowballs will not be permitted to be thrown at this family-friendly event. Bring your family and friends to frolic in the snow and share stories of holidays past. There will be plenty of cocoa to warm you up. Other activities for the kids include a petting zoo and choo-choo train rides on the Boardwalk Express down to Joyland Train Station. The best part is that this event is FREE. Click here for daily event schedules and be sure not to miss out on the holiday fun in Daytona Beach.
Drive Through Bethlehem
When: December 20-22, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church, 3140 S Atlantic Ave.
What: Live animals and actors help bring the city of Bethlehem to life as you and your family enjoy a peaceful drive through this holiday setting. This event is free, but the church will happily accept donations.
Santa Cruisin’ Classic Car Show
When: December 21, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: East Indiana Avenue, Downtown Deland
What: Come check out the Orlando Sentinel's “Other Best Downtown” as they put on another fun event. This Christmas themed classic car show will have a live DJ and there will be an opportunity for pictures with Santa!
Popular Christmas Light Displays
1327 Wright St.
1140 Bryn Mawr Dr.
1316, 1320, 1324, 1328, 1337 Ruthbern Rd.
700, 713 Pelican Bay Dr.
1301 Margina Ave.
1320 Laurel Dr.
600 Boars Head Drive
204 Cambridge Blvd
1046 Pocatello Ct.
965-916 Sandlewood Dr.
866 Quarters Ct.
3960 Willow Run Trail
5313 Cordgrass Bend Ln.
63 Village Dr.
233 Riverbend Rd.
4134 Salina Ln.
537 Bryant St.
41 Oakmont Cir.
71 Brookwood Dr.
New Smyrna Beach
2760 Turnbull Estates Dr.
837 East 19th Ave.
2572 Pioneer Trail
827 Fairway Dr.