Lyonia Environmental Center Winter Break Camp
Volusia Dance Theatre 2013 Performance of Nutracker Ballet and Tea

2013 Christmas and Holiday Events Around Volusia County

Looking for December events going on in Volusia County? Here you go! There are plenty of them to check out and consider. Lots of fun activities for the whole family. More will be added to this list as the information becomes available, so check back often!

CLICK ON THE LINK FOR EACH EVENT TO GET MORE DETAILS!

Now through Christmas Eve - Santa will be at Volusia Mall.

Christmas

November 15, 2013 - January 15, 2015 - Steston Mansion Christmas Tours
They will be giving Christmas tours during these weeks. Gather a group and qualify for a group rate to save money. You can get full details here.

November 27, 2013 - January 6, 2013 - Winter Wonderland
Daytona Ice Arena will be offering special holiday skates. There will be a Christmas show, pictures and skating with Santa, real snow, and cookies. Visit their site calendar here for times/dates. The Daytona Ice Arena is located at 2400 Ridgewood Ave. in South Daytona. 

November 29, 2013 - Spark the Spirit & Entertainment
As part of Christmas on Canal Street, there will be a tree lighting ceremony, entertainment, and more. Takes place from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

November 29, 2013 - December 1, 2013 - "Holidays on Broadway"
There will be a performance of "Holidays on Broadway" at the Little Theatre of New Smyrna. Check their site for show dates and times.

November 29, 2013 - December 21, 2013 - Visit Santa in Christmas Park
Santa will be greeting children in Christmas Park on the corner of Canal and Live Oak streets in New Smyrna Beach. For select dates from November 29-December 21, he will pose for photographs. Check the Website for the schedule of when he will be there. For more information, call the New Smyrna Beach Recreation and Events Department at (386) 424-2175. 

November 29, 2013 - December 24, 2013 - DeLand Elf Patrol
There will be a DeLand Elf Patrol promotion. Find the details on their site.

November 30, 2013 - Coastal Christmas Market
As part of Christmas on Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach, there will be a coastal market music and demonstrations. There will be shopping, entertainment, children's activities, and Santa.

November 30, 2013 - Christmas Tree Lighting
The City of DeBary will hold their tree lightening ceremony event from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It will be held at DeBary Community Park, next to the post office. There will be a chili cook-off, ice skating, train rides, photos with Santa, and more.

November 30, 2013 - Light Up Volusia Nights!
There will be a light up event at the Ocean Center from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. There will be balloon art, face painting, magicians, clowns, refreshments, and Santa. For more info visit the site.

November 30, 2013 - Lightup at Daytona Beach
There will be an official opening of holiday activities at the Bandshell. There will be free hot cocoa, a DJ, Santa pictures, and more. Event goes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

All month long... go see the lights at Leisure Circle and Boar's Head Drive in Port Orange.

December 3, 2013 - Bandshell snow
There will be falling snow at the Bandshell every on the hour, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will also be sand sculpting.

December 4, 2013 - Adult holiday craft
There will be an adult holiday caft time at the Daytona Beach library at 1:00 p.m. You will get to make a Florida-themed ornament to take home. All materials are provided. It is limited to 20 participants. Reserve your spot by calling 386-257-6036 ext. 16264.

December 4, 2013 - Girls Night Out
As part of Christmas on Canal Street there will be a Girls Night Out from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

December 4, 2013 - Bandshell snow
There will be falling light snow at the Bandshell every half an hour, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will also be sand sculpting.

December 5, 2013 - January 4, 2013
There will be activities at the Bandshell in Daytona Beach. They include entertainment, snow, Santa, and more. Check their calendar for full details.

December 6, 2013 - Holly Hill Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. near City Hall. There will be music performed.

December 6, 2013 - Light up Orange City
This event will take place in Orange City, beginning at 5:30 p.m. It will take place in Dickinson Park, located at 205 E. Graves Ave. Later that evening, at 9:00 p.m. they will be showing a movie in the park. The movie will be "Home Alone."

December 6, 2013 - Bert Fish Celebrates the Holidays
There will be a community holiday event in the Schildecker Outpatient Lobby, located at 401 Palmetto St., New Smyrna Beach. There will be refreshements, chidren's activities, and a Santa visit. Holidays lights will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a performance by the New Smyrna Beach High School Show Dolls. Other entertainment includes a DJ, photo booth and balloon art.

December 6, 2013 - Winter Wonderland
Stetson University will be hosting a Winter Wonderland event at 7:00 p.m. There will be 10 tons of snow!

December 6, 2013 - Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Tree & House Lighting Ceremony held at the Casements in Ormond Beach, as well as an Ice Cream Social 6:00-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $3.00, at the door.

December 6, 2013 - Free Holiday Movie Series
The City of Port Orange will be showing a free holiday movie, starting at 6:30 p.m. The fun activities begin prior, at 6:00 p.m. This will take place at the amphitheater located at City Center. Refreshments will be available. Tonight's movie will be "Rise of the Guardians."

December 6-8, 2013 - Walk Through Bethlehem
There will be a special Walk Through Bethlehem event taking place at the CrossRoads Baptist Church, located at 1851 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Daytona Beach. There will be six nights that this is offered. Check their Website for dates and times.

December 6-15, 2013 - "A Christmas Carol"
There will be performances of "A Christmas Carol" at the Little Theatre of New Smryna Beach. Check their site for show dates and times.

December 6-15, 2013 - "A Christmas Story"
There will be performances of "A Christmas Story" at the Athens Theatre in DeLand. Check their site for days and show times.

December 7-8, 2013 - Basilica Christmas Bazaar
This event will take place at the Basilica of St. Paul, Catholic Church, located at 317 Mullally St. in Daytona Beach. There will be food, crafts, door prizes, and pictures with Santa. For more info, including times, call them at 386-252-5422.

December 7, 2013 - Breakfast with Santa
There will be a breakfast with Santa in Ponce Inlet, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 11:00 a.m. This will be held at the community center.

December 7, 2013 - Breakfast with Santa
There will be a Chick-fil-a breakfast with Santa at the Volusia Mall at 8:30 a.m.

December 7, 2013 - Breakfast with Santa
The Tomoka United Methodist Church will be hosting a breakfast with Santa at 10:00 a.m. There will be pancakes, crafts, and Santa. For more information, call 386-672-6722. The church is located at 1000 Old Tomoka Road in Ormond Beach.

December 7, 2013 - Holly Hill Christmas Parade
The Holly Hill Christmas Parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. It will go from 15th Street to 10th Street.

December 7, 2013 - Ponce Inlet Christmas Parade
There will be an annual Christmas Parade in Ponce Inlet, beginning at 12:00 p.m. starting at Harbour Village Boulevard where it will head south on Peninsula Drive to Davies Lighthouse Park. 

December 7, 2013 - Christmas Parades Land & Sea
As part of Christmas on Canal in New Smyrna Beach, there will be parades that start at 4 p.m. on Flagler Ave. The boat parade will begin at dark. The boats will go from Edgewater and travel north to Riverside/Manatee Park.

December 7, 2013 Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
The Daytona Beach Shores Christmas Parade begins at 4:00 p.m. from Crabby Joe's Pier. The parade will head north to City Hall. Tree Lighting and Santa begins at 5:30 at the Pavilion Plaza.

December 7, 2013 - Annual Jaycee's Christmas Parade
There will be a Christmas Parade in DeLand starting at 2:00 p.m.The parade route goes south on Woodland Blvd. to Hubbard Ave.

December 7, 2013 - Riverfest Festival of the Seasons
There will be a festival of the seasons presented by the Halifax Yacht Club. You can watch the boat parade from the City Island Park. There will also be food trucks there.

December 7, 2013 - Silent Auction Holiday Market
The Port Orange YCMA will be holding a silent auction holiday market from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. See the event site for details.

December 7, 2013 - Christmas Tree Lighting
The lighting celebration will take place in Port Orange at the City Center Amphitheater. It will begin at 6:00 p.m. There will be music, snow flurries, and Santa.

December 7, 2013 - Ponce Inlet Tree Lighting Ceremony
This will be held at Timothy Pollard Park next to the Fire Station. After the lighting, the Children's Activity Committee's annual Christmas Party will provide entertainment for the children waiting for Santa's arrival at the Community Center. Begins at 6:00 p.m. 

December 7, 2013 - Annual Christmas Parade in Daytona Beach
There will be a parade on the Halifax River, beginning at 6:30 p.m. You can view the boats anywhere along the river to the downtown bridges.

December 7-8, 2013 - Lake Helen Historic Home Tour
They will be offering historic home tours in Lake Helen. All of the buildings are decorated for the holidays. You can find times and ticket prices at their site.

December 8, 2013 - Port Orange Christmas Parade
The annual Port Orange Christmas Parade will begin at 2:00 p.m. It starts at Nova Rd. and will run east on Dunlawton Ave. to Lafayette St.

December 11, 2013 - Holiday Book Swap
Bring one gift-wrapped book (new or used) to swap and share at our “Holiday Book Swap”. Free and open to the public. December 11, 2013 at 10 am at the DeLand Library.

December 11-14, 2013 - Journey Thru Christmas
This event takes place on several days and is at the Volusia County Baptist Church, located at 261 S. Orange Ave. in Orange City. Admission is free. Check their site for exact days and times.

December 12, 2013 - Holiday craft time (adults)
The Port Orange library will be offering a holday ornament making craft time for adults. It will begin at 10:30 a.m. It is limited to 15 participants. Call to reserve your spot at 386-322-5152, ext. 4.

December 12, 2013 - Holiday Book Swap
Bring one gift-wrapped book (new or used) to swap and share at our “Holiday Book Swap”. Free and open to the public. December 11, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the DeLand Library.

December 13, 2013 - Caroling at the Lighthouse
There will be a caroling event at the lighthouse in Ponce Inlet at 11:00 a.m.

December 13, 2013 - Holiday Baking demonstration
There will be a holiday baking demonstration at the Port Orange Library. A Daytona State instructor will demonstrate how to make a Frensh silk pie and a sun-dried tomato brulee. Begins at 2:00 p.m.

December 13, 2013 - Free Holiday Movie Series
The City of Port Orange will be showing a free holiday movie, starting at 6:30 p.m. The fun activities begin prior, at 6:00 p.m. This will take place at the amphitheater located at City Center. Refreshments will be available. Tonight's movie will be "Elf."

December 13, 2013 - Beethoven's Christmas Adventure
This movie will be shown under the stars at The Casements in Ormond Beach. Begins at 6:00 p.m.

December 13, 2013 - City of Ormond Beach Snowflake Dance
This is a fun-filled activity for those with special needs. There will be dinner, dancing, and crafts. Takes place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Nova Community Center, located at 440 N. Nova Rd. in Ormond Beach. Cost is $5 at the door. 

December 13, 2013 - Christmas with the Crooners
This will take place at the Ormond Beach Peforming Arts Center, located at 399 North U.S. 1 in Ormond Beach. Sing along with your favorite Christmas songs. Tickets are $15 each. For more info, call 386-676-3375.

December 13-15, 2013 - Walk Through Bethlehem
There will be a special Walk Through Bethlehem event taking place at the CrossRoads Baptist Church, located at 1851 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Daytona Beach. There will be six nights that this is offered. Check their Website for dates and times.

December 14, 2013 - Breakfast with Santa
There will be a breafast with Santa held at the Beef O' Brady's, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Get more details by clicking on the link.

December 14, 2013 - Samsula Tractor Parade
The parade will begin at 3:00 p.m. You can find the details at the Facebook event page.

December 14, 2013 - Christmas Parade
The Lake Helen Christmas Parade will take place beginning at 5:00 p.m. Parade begins from the Wells Fargo Bank.

December 14, 2013 - Christmas Village and Parade
This will take place in Orange City, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The parade begins at 5:00 p.m. Photos with Santa will be from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

December 14, 2013 - Edgewater Christmas Parade
The parade will go east down Indian River Boulevard to the Winn Dixie Shopping Plaza. Entry forms can be picked up at the Leisure Service Office at 1108 S. Ridgewood Ave. Parade begins at 10:00 a.m.

December 14, 2013 - Florida East Coast Railroad Toys for Tots Train
The train will make a stop at Canal St. East at 10:05 a.m. Santa will greet children. Toys can also be donated to the Toys for Tots program. The train will be going from Jacksonville to Miami, making stops along the way.

December 14, 2013 - Greening Your Holiday
The Lyonia Environmental Center will be offering a program on greening your holiday. It will be from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Reservations required by calling 386-789-7207.

December 14-15, 2013 - Winter Wonderland DeLand
There will be a Winter Wonderland event held at the Volusia County Fairgrounds on the 14th and 15th. The event features lots of activities for the whole family! Admission is $6 per adult, kisd 5-12 are $2 each, and kids under 4 are free. Visit their site for full details. You can get a discount coupon on their site ($2 off adult admission).

December 14-15, 2013 - Winterfest 2013
The Daytona Auto Mall will be hosting a Winterfest featuring live reindeer, train rides, food, real snow, Santa, and more. There will be a parade on December 14th, featuring local school bands. Find more info here, or call the auto mall at 888-708-5430. The Daytona Auto Mall is located at 1450 N. Tomoka Farms Rd. in Daytona Beach.

December 14, 2013 - Home for the Holidays Parade and Tree lighting
There will be a parade in Ormond Beach beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be music, Santa, and more. The tree lighting will take place at 6:00 p.m.

December 14, 2013 - St. Johns River Christmas Boat Parade
This parade will take place in DeLand and be from 6:00 pm. to 8:00 p.m. The parade begins at the north end of Lake Beresford. 

December 14-15, 2013 - Nutcracker Ballet
There will be perfromances of the "Nutcracker Ballet" at the Peabody in Daytona Beach. Check their site for days and times.

December 14-15, 20-13 - Nutcracker Ballet by Volusia Dance Theatre
The Volusia Dance Theatre will be putting on two performances of "Nutcracker Ballet" at the News Journal Center. They are also offering a tea. See the flyer for more details.

December 15, 2013 - Bed & Breakfast Tour
Take a bed & breakfast tour in New Smyrna Beach. Takes place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

December 15, 2013 - Daytona Christmas
The First Baptist Daytona Beach will be holding a Daytona Christmas program beginning at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 118 N. Palmetto Ave. For more info, call 386-253-5691.

December 18, 2013 - Holiday wreath making
Lyonia Environmental Center, located in Deltona, will be offering a wreath making program from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The cost is $5 per wreath. Light refreshments and cookies will be served. Reservations are needed by calling 386-789-7207.

December 19, 2013 - Holidays at The Casements
There will be an open house, music, and more. Activities begin at 6:00 p.m. Check their site for more details.

December 19, 2013 - Kingdom Winterland
The First United Methodist Church of Port Orange will be holding this event. There will be treats, a bounce house, s'mores, and stories with Santa. It's from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Click on the link for more info.

December 20, 2013 - Luminary Night
On Mainstreet in DeLand they will light the way for a beautiful night as they line the Boulevard with luminaries! 6pm-9pm

December 20-22, 2013 - Drive Through Bethlehem
From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. you can Drive Through Bethlehem at the Daytona Beach Drive-in Christian Church. The church is located at 3140 S. Atlantic Ave. in Daytona Beach Shores. This is a free event.

Daytona 20-22, 2013 - The Christmas Toyshop
There will be a performance of "The Christmas Toyshop" at the Daytona Playhouse, located at 100 Jessamine Blvd. in Daytona Beach. For more info on times and pricing, visit their site.

December 21, 2013 - Santa's Breakfast
There will be a Santa Breakfast taking place at The Casements in Ormond Beach. It is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and costs $5 per ticket. There will be face painting, cookie decorating, and more. The tickets are on sale now. Call 386-676-3216 for more info.

December 21, 2013 - Santa Cruisin' Classic Car Show
Classic cars & rods line East Indiana Avenue in Downtown DeLand. Live DJ & photos with Santa Claus! 3pm-7pm 

December 22-23, 2013 - Living Nativity Scene
This will be at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), front lawn
1401 West New York Avenue, DeLand, 386-734-0677
Sunday, December 22nd, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Monday, December 23rd, 6 pm to 7:30 pm

December 27, 2013 - Winter Holiday Program
There will be a holday program at the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They will have fun-filled family activities. This is included in the regular admission price. For more info, call 386-761-1821 ext. 18. 

January 3, 2013 - Dispicable Me 2
This movie will be shown under the start at The Casements in Ormond Beach. Begins at 6:00 p.m.

Other Fun Activities Outside Volusia County:

  • Christmas at Gaylord Palms in Orlando. They offer an event featurng ice, entertainment, and more. You can find all the details here
  • Light Up UCF in Orlando - 50 Nights of Music, Lights, and Ice. More info here.
  • Find boat parades around the state here.
  • St. Augustine Nights of Lights. Lots of events all month long. Get more info here.
  • Space Coast Light Fest
  • Holly Jolly Trolly Tour

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