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Christmas and Holiday Events in Volusia County - Daytona Beach, Port Orange, New Smyrna, Deland (2016)

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We live in a very festive area and you are bound to find a lot of holiday activities and festivities to take part in. Whether you are looking for tree lighting ceremonies, nativity walk-through events, parties, or other holiday celebrations, if it's family friend you will find it here. Volusia County Moms is the resource for finding all of the local family friendly information! 

Below you will find Christmas, Chanukah, and other holiday event and activity information for all of Volusia County, including holiday and Christmas events in Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, DeLand, DeBary, and beyond!

This page will be updated frequented as more information comes available, so be sure to check back frequently.

 

All month:

Stetson Mansion Christmas Tours

Need a unique holiday gift?
Make sand art gifts every weekend at the Daytona Flea & Farmers Market!
Get the info here.

 

Good light displays in Volusia County:

SC Christmas Decorations in Ormond Beach

 

Sign your child up to receive a letter from Santa. Registration ends December 12, 2016. Get the info here.

November 25
Christmas in the Country in Deltona - Light display, hay ride and festival

Daytona Lagoon Black Friday annual pass special

Halifax Humane Society Holiday Camp

Spark the Spirit -  Corner of Live Oak and Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach (tree lighting, entertainment). 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Christmas in the Country in Enterprise

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November 26
Christmas in the Country in Deltona - Light display, hay ride and festival

Riverfront Shops in Daytona Beach holiday events

Light Up Volusia at Ocean Center in Daytona Beach

Coastal Christmas Market - Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. They will have a kid's fun zone. Ride The Party Train Express 11 am-2 pm, Visit Santa 10 pm-3 pm, Huge Bouncy Slide, FREE Ice Cream to the 1st 240 Kids, Marine Discovery Mermaid & Artifacts, Face Painting & Balloon Animals

Christmas in the Country in Enterprise

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December 2
Winter Wonder Day in Port Orange

Christmas in the Country in Deltona - Light display, hay ride and festival

Holly Hill Jingle Bell Jog 3K Fun Run & Walk

Holly Hill Christmas Tree Lighting- City Hall 6:30 pm

The Nutcracker Ballet in DeLand

Light Up Orange City - Free Christmas Festivities

Santa's in Town at the Ice Arena in South Daytona

Christmas Tree lighting in DeLand- 5:30 pm at DeLand City Hall

Movies Under the Stars in Port Orange (Elf)

Town Tree Lighting and Santa Visit in Ponce Inlet

Christmas in the Country in Enterprise

A Christmas Carol performance in Daytona Beach

Ponce Inlet Tree Lighting

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December 3
Christmas in the Country in Deltona - Light display, hay ride and festival

Ponce Inlet Christmas Parade

The Nutcracker Ballet in DeLand

Flagler Beach Parade

Free Pictures with Santa Paws in Daytona Beach

Breakfast with Santa in Ormond Beach

Riverfront Shops in Daytona Beach holiday events

Sensory Sensitive Pictures with Santa in Palm Coast

Christmas in the Park in Port Orange

Ponce Inlet Breakfast with Santa

Christmas in the Country in Enterprise

Meet the Grinch at Ocean Walk Shoppes in Daytona Beach

DeLand Christmas Parade

Holly Hill Annual Christmas Parade - 10 am - noon. The parade will kick off promptly at  10:00 AM from the FHCP facility on Ridgewood Avenue and end at Holly Land park. 

New Smyrna Beach Parade - The annual New Smyrna Beach Christmas parade will kick off at 4 p.m., Saturday, December 3, and travel the NSB Waterfront Loop from Flagler Avenue to Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach. This year's theme is "Storybook Christmas." The event is free and for more information please call 386-424-2175

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December 4
Annual Christmas Parade in Port Orange

Santa Paws (with your dog) in Daytonan Beach

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December 6
Meet Elsa & Anna from Frozen (Port Orange)

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December 9
Christmas in the Country in Enterprise

Orange City Orchestra's Home for the Holidays

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December 10
Lunch with Santa in Orange City

The Nutcracker at The Peabody in Daytona Beach

Christmas in the Country in Enterprise

Christmas Under the Oaks Marketplace (and fun!) - DeBary

Breakfast with Santa in Orange City

Christmas Boat Parade in DeLand

Breakfast with Santa in DeLand

Riverfront festival in Daytona Beach

A Christmas Remembered in Barberville

Riverfront Shops in Daytona Beach holiday events

Holiday Bazaar to benefit dog rescue and pet food pantry

Journey Thru Christmas in Orange City

Meet & Greet with Elsa and Anna from Frozen

Winter Wonderland at Ocean Walk Shoppes in Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach Boat Parade

Pancake Breakfast with Santa in Flagler Beach

A Very Merry Old Fashioned Christmas in Ponce Inlet

Ormond Beach Holiday Parade

 

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December 11
The Nutcracker at The Peabody in Daytona Beach

Journey Thru Christmas in Orange City

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December 12
Journey Thru Christmas in Orange City

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December 13
Journey Thru Christmas in Orange City

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December 16
Drive Through Bethlehem in Daytona Beach Shores

Christmas in the Country in Enterprise

Carolers at Ocean Walk Shoppes in Daytona Beach

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December 17
Drive Through Bethlehem in Daytona Beach Shores

Walk Through Bethlehem in Daytona Beach Shores

Candy Cane 5K Run/Walk in Ormond Beach

Big Red's Very Merry Christmas in the Country

Riverfront Shops in Daytona Beach holiday events

Skate with Santa in South Daytona

Christmas in the Country in Enterprise

Meet Rudolph at Ocean Walk Shoppes in Daytona Beach

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December 18
Drive Through Bethlehem in Daytona Beach Shores

4th Annual Chanukah Festival in Daytona Beach

Brunch with Santa in Flagler Beach

Pet Photos with Santa in Port Orange

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December 21
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical in Daytona Beach

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December 24
Stress Buster 5K and Fun Run

Holiday Bridge Challenge 5K

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January 1
Vietnamese Christmas Festival in Daytona Beach

 

Outside Volusia County
Nights of Lights in St. Augustine

Cracker Christmas Parade & Festival in Umatilla

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Light Up UCF


2016 Volusia County Fall and Halloween Events - Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Ormond Beach, DeLand

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2016 Volusia County Fall and Halloween Events
(Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, DeLand, and beyond)

Every year throughout Volusia County and beyond there are many fall and Halloween events that take place. Whether you are looking for pumpkin patches, hay rides, parties, or more, you can find it here. Volusia County is a fun-filled place every fall. Here is a list of 2016 fall and Halloween events that take place Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, DeBary, and beyond! This list will be updated frequently as more event information becomes available, so check back often. If you know of an event that is not on this list, please submit it to be added here.

When is trick-or-treating in Volusia County?
This is a common question from parents in the county, often because they have moved here from other areas and when kids trick-or-treat in those areas varies. Here in Volusia County, trick-or-treating is always on Halloween day, October 31st, regardless of what day it may happen to fall on. Typically, trick-or-treating gets started around 6:00 pm, with the youngest children heading out first, followed by older kids. Most homes tend to turn their light off around 9:00 pm. It's not that it is planned out that way, but it just tends to happen that way. Trick-or-treating should only be done at houses that have put a light on, which indicates they are participating, or if they have made some other visible indication (e.g., they are in their driveway, they set up a Halloween obstacle course, etc.). Always drive carefully through the neighborhoods, because most are filled with kids on Halloween night. Also, watch for teal pumpkins, which people put out if they are not giving out food treats. This is an allergy-free movement that you can read about here.

 

Check back, as this list will be updated as more information becomes available!

Corn Mazes (some out of the county)

Amazing Grace Crop Maze - They have a corn maze and will be hosting events throughout the season, including a fall party, flashlight night Friday's, and more.

Harvest Fields Corn Maze & Hay Ride - Located in Ormond Beach, they will be offering a corn maze and hay rides from October 8-November 6th.

Heritage Farms - Located in DeLand, they will be having events all October long (Thursday-Sunday), including a corn maze, hay rides, pumpkin patch, and more. 

Maze Dayz in Flagler - They will be having a maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, farm animals, and more. September 30 - October 30.

Santa's Christmas Tree Farm - There will be a Magical Maze at Santa's Christmas Tree Farm in Eustis. They also have a pumpkin patch, hay rides, and more. 

Scott's Maze Adventures - (This is the one my family goes to each year.) They have a corn maze and plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy. Check Groupon, as they recently had a deal on there for the tickets. Read my review on Scott's Maze Adventures here.

Sykes and Cooper Farmers - Located in Elkton, they have a corn maze, homeschool day, and a variety of activities during the fall season.

Heritage Farm in DeLandThey will be having a pumpkin patch that opens on October and will be open every Thursday-Sunday. They also have a $5 maze and hay rides for $2. 

SC Halloween Decorations - This house goes all out to decorate for Halloween (and Christmas). If you are in the area, drive by and check it out.

Tomoka Christian Church at 1450 Hand Ave has a Pumpkin Patch open Thursday-Sunday from 9-7 and Trunks for Treats on Monday, October 31 from 6-7:30p

 

Pumpkin Patches
(Most don't open until October)

 

First Church of Port Orange
Their pumpkin patch opens on September 27, 2016. The hours are Sunday-Friday from noon to 8 pm and Saturday from 10-8 pm. They will have weekend festivities, too. Get more info here

Heritage Farms
Located in DeLand, they will be offering family friendly events throughout October (Thursday-Sunday each week), which includes a corn maze, hay rides, pumpkin patch, and more. Get more info here.

Santa's Christmas Tree Farm
A Lot of Pumpkins can be found at Santa's Christmas Tree Farm in Eustis. They also have a maze, hay rides, and more. You can get the details here.

Pumpkin Patch Grace Lutheran Church 338 Ocean Shore Blvd Ormond Beach (one block north of Granada on A1A). Open daily 10 am - 7 pm until October 31. Wide variety of pumpkin sizes and prices. Photo op areas, too!

 

Fall Festivals and Events

September 24
There will be a free fall festival at the Open Door Christian Church, located at 1700 S. Clara Ave in DeLand. The event is free and is from 10 am to 3 pm. There will be games, free hot dogs, and lots of fun.

September 29 – October 2
The Port Orange Family Days is a celebration for the whole family! There will be a variety of events including free entertainment, a community expo, a mascot breakfast, parade, carnival, beer and wine garden, mechanical bull competition, food trucks, and more! This is a huge event every year and one not to be missed. They  have something for everyone and every age! Get more info here.

September 29 - October 2
There will be an Oktoberfest fall festival event in DeLand. Get the info here.

October 1
Amazing Grace Crop Maze in Green Cove Springs will be hosting a Great Outdoor Adventure Day, which will include archery, a petting zoo, music, and more. Get info here.

October 1
There will be a 5K and Fall Festival at Ivy Hawn in Lake Helen. Get more info here.

October 1-2
There will be a Fall in the Field event at the antique center in Mount Dora. Get the info here.

October 6-9
There will be a Prince of Peace Octoberfest held in Ormond Beach. Get the info here.

October 6-9
There will be a performance of The Addams Family at the Athens Theatre in DeLand. Get the info here.

October 7
Movies on the Halifax will show "Goosebumps" at The Casements in Ormond Beach. The movie starts at 7:00 pm. 

October 7
There will be a Boo Bash in Daytona Beach. Get the info here.

October 15
Deleon Springs Autumn in the Oaks Festival will take place. Get the info here.

October 13-16
There will be a performance of The Addams Family at the Athens Theatre in DeLand. Get the info here.

October 14-16
Vo-LaSalle Farms in Deleon Springs will be having fun family activities every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Get the info here.

October 15
Full moon pumpkin 5K, taking place in Clermont. Get info here.

October 15
There will be a paranormal investigator at the New Smyrna Beach library, from 2-3 pm. She will be discussing true Florida ghost encounters and haunted areas.

October 15
There will be a fall festival in Port Orange. Get the info here.

October 16
Lyonia Environmental Center in Deltona will be hosting Going Green for Halloween from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Looking for ways to lessen the candy load? Let us share ideas that can help you reduce, repurpose and recycle your holiday candy. Tips on how
to have an “eek-o” friendly holiday and reduce the haul, along with other creative ideas will be discussed. Free event.

October 19
There will be a fall festival at the Edgewater library. Get the info here.

October 20
There will be a Pumpkinology event at the DeLand library at 5:00 pm. Pumpkinology: The knowledge of all things pumpkin. If you want to carve a fabulous jack-o-lantern this Halloween you have to come see this. All pumpkin carvers and carving novices alike will love this presentation.  Recognized by Disney for his pumpkin carving expertise, Scott Norman is carving his way across the country showing his skills and knowledge of all things pumpkin.  Come see an ordinary pumpkin transformed into a work of art.  No registration required.  Free and open to the public.

October 20-23
There will be a performance of The Addams Family at the Athens Theatre in DeLand. Get the info here.

October 20
Deltona Lakes Elementary will be hosting a fall festival. Get the info here.

October 21-22
There will be a haunted hayride and family Halloween events in DeLeon Springs. Get the info here.

October 21-23
Vo-LaSalle Farms in Deleon Springs will be having fun family activities every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Get the info here.

October 22
There will be a fall festival (trunk-or-treat and activities) in Edgewater. Get the info here.

October 20-29
There will be a haunted house in Orange City. Get the info here.

October 21
Whim Wham Art Studio, located in Ormond Beach, will be having a class for kids to make Jack-o-lantern canvas and personalized treat bags. Get the details and register here.

October 21
Paint a pumpkin for free in the park in Orange City. Get the info here.

October 21
There will be a showing of the movie Goosebumps and a trunk or treat in Ormond Beach. Get the info here.

October 21
There will be an adult Halloween party at the Paragon theater in Daytona Beach. Get the info here.

October 21-22
There will be a haunted hayride and family Halloween events in DeLeon Springs. Get the info here.

October 21-22
There will be a fall festival at the Silver Sands Bridle Club in New Smyrna Beach. Get the info here. - CANCELED DUE TO DAMAGE CAUSED BY HURRICANE MATTHEW

October 21-22
The City of Deltona will be holding their annual Spooktacular event. This is a free event that takes place both days from 6 pm - 10 pm. The event is held at Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex for two (2) days, a Teen Night on Friday which includes a Haunted Pirate Ship, Haunted Trail, Hayride, and a D.J. as well as other musical groups.  Family Night is the following day, Saturday, which includes not only the Haunted Pirate Ship, Haunted Trail and the Hayride but, also Halloween games and prizes, inflatables, treats, a pie eating contest and a frightening freaky food contest. 

October 22-23
There will be a pumpkin festival in Geneva at the Horsepower Ranch. Get the info here.

October 22-23
The Central Florida Zoo will have a Boo Bash. Get more info here.

October 22
There will be a Spooktacular skate at the ice arena. Get the info here.

October 23
Lyonia Environmental Center in Deltona will be offering "Re-purposed Pumpkins" from 3:00-4:00 p.m.  
Pumpkins are great for much more than carving! They are high in vitamins and minerals, but low in calories. Learn about their health benefits and ways they can be re-purposed after Halloween. We’ll even be making no-bake pumpkin pie in a bag! Free class.

October 23
There will be a trunk or treat event in New Smyrna Beach. Get the info here.

October 23
There will be a fall festival in Daytona Beach. Get the info here.

October 26
There will be a Halloween story time and costume parade for the preschoolers/toddlers at the Port Orange Library from 10-11 am. Family story time will entail: singing, stories, fun; followed by a parade through the library, a fun walk through a not-so-scary haunted house, and snacks to end our time together. Please bring a dozen of a delicious food to share for our snack time.

October 26
There will be a puppet show at the Ormond Beach library from 3-4 pm. Bat stories and activities including a puppet show.  Though just a touch of Halloween is included the content is not scary, and the program will be especially suitable for preschool through early elementary grades although all ages are welcome to attend.

October 26
Canine Yappy Hour and Costume Contest will be held at the Downwind Cafe in Port Orange. Get the info here.

October 26
There will be a Halloween party at the Port Orange Library for kids in grades K-5. Party is from 2-3 pm. Join us for games, crafts and snacks as we celebrate Halloween together. Costumes encouraged!

October 27
The Ormond Beach library will have a Halloween-themed story time from 11:00-11:45. Storytime for 3 to 5 year olds. Stories, flannelboards, puppets, songs, rhymes, crafts, music-making and much more! The program usually lasts 30-40 minutes plus time to socialize afterward. Today's Theme is "Happy Halloween!"  Children are invited to dress up in costume if they wish, and we will have a trick or treat parade around the library.  Please note that the content of the program is not scary.

October 27
There will be a Halloween party at the DeLand library at 4 pm. Join the Children's Staff for a fun Halloween Party! There is going to be games, crafts, food, and more!

October 27
There will be a Walk of Terror, Halloween Story Walk at the DeLand library from 5-7 pm. Looking for a great way to celebrate this Halloween?  Experience Edgar Allen Poe like you have never experienced him before.  Take a walk through one of Poe’s most haunting stories The Tell Tale Heart.  Participate in this story walk adventure with Poe, puzzles, and prizes, but proceed with caution and listen to the beating of your own heart.  Walk through any time between 5:00 and 7:00 pm.  Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Library.  No registration required.  Free and open to the public.

October 27-29
The Enchanted Forest will be held in South Daytona. Get the info here.

October 27-31
There will be a haunted house at the Hotel Cassadaga (not for young children). Get info here

October 28
The Daytona Beach Drive-In Church will be hosting a trunk-or-treat event. This free event will take place from 6-8 pm.  It is for children through the 5th grade. Costumes should be church friendly. The church is located at 3140 S. Atlantic Ave in Daytona Beach Shores.

October 28
There will be a fall festival at Salty Kids Preschool in Ormond Beach (open to the public). Get the details here.

October 28
There will be a trunk or treat at Lourdes Academy in Daytona Beach. Get the info here.

October 28
There will be a family friendly haunted house in Ormond Beach. Get the info here.

October 28-29
There will be a haunted hayride and family Halloween events in DeLeon Springs. Get the info here.

October 28-30
Vo-LaSalle Farms in Deleon Springs will be having fun family activities every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Get the info here.

October 28-30
There will be a haunted graveyard walk through in Port Orange. Get the info here.

October 28-29
There will be a performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Athens Theatre. Get more info here.

October 28
There will be a haunted house in Lake Helen. Get the info here.

October 29
There will be a haunted house in Lake Helen. Get the info here.

October 29
Amazing Grace Crop Maze in Green Cove Springs will be hosting a harvest party. Get more info here.

October 29
Orange City will be hosting a Halloween bock party. Get the info here.

October 29
There will be a fall festival at the Space Coast Baptist Church in New Smyrna Beach. Get the info here.

October 29
There will be a mermaid and pirate costume contest at The Big Bamboo in New Smyrna Beach. Get the info here.

October 29
Samsula Academy is having a fall festival. Get the info here.

October 29
There will be a family friendly haunted house in Ormond Beach. Get the info here.

October 29
YMCA Fall Festival in Ormond Beach. Get the info here.

October 29
There will be an "Asylum Performance Tour" and festival at Kinetic Expressions Dance Studio. Get the info here.

October 29
There will be a fall family festival at the First Baptist Daytona Beach, located at 10 First Baptist Pkwy. The event is free and is from 4-7 pm. All ages are welcome. There will be a bounce house and slide, pony rides, hay rides, and more.

October 29
There will be a Lake Helen Family Fall Festival. Get the info here.

October 29-30
The Central Florida Zoo will have a Boo Bash. Get more info here.

October 29-30
The Florida Rail Road Museum will be offering train rides on the pumpkin patch express. Get the info here.

October 29-30
There will be a pumpkin festival in Geneva at the Horsepower Ranch. Get the info here.

October 30
Housing & Residence Life’s Annual Family Halloween Carnival
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will provide a safe afternoon of trick-or-treating and activities during Housing & Residence Life’s annual Halloween Carnival, Sunday, October 30 from 1-4 p.m.  Hungry little ghosts and goblins can fill their bags and baskets with candy and enjoy our Halloween Carnival that will feature face painting, a fortuneteller, crafts, games and light refreshments. Embry-Riddle students and staff will oversee the activities, and everything is free and open to the public! Parents should accompany their children and provide them with a container to put their goodies in. beginning from 1- 4 p.m.  – McKay Hall

October 30
There will be an annual kids Halloween party at JB's Fish Camp in New Smyrna Beach. Get the info here.

October 30
There will be a fall festival with a Candy Land experience in DeLand. Get the info here.

October 30
There will be a fall festival at the Christ Presbyterian Church, located at 1035 W. Granada Blvd. in Ormond Beach. Takes place from 4-6 pm. The Fall Festival will include a Trunk or Treat, Carnival Games, Face Painting, Dunk Tank, Inflatables, Chili Cook Off  and more!

October 31
There will be a Halloween Fest at the City Center Complex in Port Orange. Get the info here.

October 31
Trunk for Treat event from 6-7:30p on October 31st at Tomoka Christian Church, located at 1450 Hand Ave in Ormond Beach. Sign up to hand out treats here: www.trunks.tomoka.cc

October 31
Food deals and discounts on Halloween. Get the list here.

October 31
There will be a trunk-or-treat event held at LifePoint Church in Eustis, from 6-8 pm. There will be inflatables, face painting, music, and more. Get the info here.

October 31
There will be a costume contest at City Thrift in Daytona Beach. Get the info here.

October 31
There will be a Halloween Parade and Costume Contest in New Smyrna Beach, as well as the Creepy Crawl. Get the info here.

October 31
First Baptist Church of New Smyrna Beach is having their Annual Fall Festival on October 31 from 4-7. Free Food, Games, Inflatables, and lots of Candy! First 300 people get a drawstring sports bag! 200 Faulkner Street in New Smyrna Beach.

October 31
Monsters on Mainstreet in DeLand. There will be a prizes for best costumes, trick-or-treating, and a dance party. Get the info here.

October 31
There will be a trunk-or-treat event in Palm Coast at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, located at 156 Florida Park Drive. The event is free, for ages 12 and under, and will include a bounce house, hay maze, games, and more.

October 31
There will be a trunk or treat event at the Tomoka United Methodist Church, 1000 Old Tomoka Road, Ormond Beach.  It is from 6-8 pm and is free and open to the public.

November 4
There will be a Hay Day Fall Festival in DeLand. Get the info here.

November 4-6
Vo-LaSalle Farms in Deleon Springs will be having fun family activities every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Get the info here.

November 5
There will be a fall festival and pumpkin patch at Grade United Methodist Church in Lake Mary. Get the info here.

November 5-6
Barberville Pioneer Settlement will be having a Fall Country Jamboree. Get more info here.

November 11-13
Vo-LaSalle Farms in Deleon Springs will be having fun family activities every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Get the info here.

November 18-20
Vo-LaSalle Farms in Deleon Springs will be having fun family activities every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Get the info here.

November 19
The Basket Brigade will start at 8:45 am. They need volunteers to help with the mission.

 

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