DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 18, 2017) –  Daytona Beach’s event calendar is full of coastal charm and adventures indoors and out. Let this list be your guide to holiday events, fun and festivals through February, as well as unique food and drink happenings for visitors of all ages:

HOLIDAY EVENTS 
What: December to Remember oceanfront family-friendly holiday festivities
When: Now through January 2
Where: The Bandshell and Ocean Walk Shoppes
For more information, visit: 
https://www.facebook.com/DecemberDaytona/

What: Magic of Lights, 1.5-mile long light show
When: Now through December 31 
Where: Daytona International Speedway 
For more information, visit:
http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/Events/2017/Magic-of-Lights/Magic-of-Lights.aspx

What: New Year’s Eve live entertainment, music and fireworks, champagne toasts and more
When: December 31
Where:  
New Year’s Eve on Main Street 
New Year’s Eve at Ocean Center
New Year’s Eve at Gold Star Ballroom
New Year’s Eve with Bob Anderson at 31 Supper Club
New Year’s Eve Vegas Spectacular at Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
For more information, visit:
https://www.daytonabeach.com/event/new-years-eve-in-daytona-beach/36943/

What: Christmas Spectacular Tours, Stetson Mansion decorated to the nines
When: Now through January 15
Where: Stetson Mansion, 1031 Camphor Ln, DeLand, FL 32720
For more information, visit: 
https://www.daytonabeach.com/event/tour-stetson-mansion-christmas-spectacular/35912/

What: ONE DAYTONA grand opening, a world-class retail, dining and shopping complex across from Daytona International Speedway
When: December
Where: 1 Daytona Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
For more information, visit: http://www.onedaytona.com/

What: West Indian Manatees, a sightseeing excursion to the springs to see hundreds of these gentle giants as they seek winter refuge 
When: December through March
Where: Blue Spring State Park
For more information, visit:  http://visitwestvolusia.com/listings/blue-spring-state-park/

What: Daytona Kartweek, a family fun holiday tradition watching hundreds of karters from World Karting Association compete
When: December 27-30
Where: Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W. International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
For more information, visit: https://www.worldkarting.com/

JANUARY
What: Roar Before the 24, three days of endurance testing that kicks off the 2018 racing season with fan-friendly opportunities to visit with drivers and enjoy guided garage tours
When: January 5-7
Where: Daytona International Speedway
For more information, visit: www.DaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com

What: Comedian Ron White
When: January 8
Where: Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
For more information, visit: http://www.peabodyauditorium.org/

What: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Britain’s national orchestra
When: January 13
Where: Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
For more information, visit: http://www.peabodyauditorium.org/

What: Chili Tour, purchase a passport and visit host sites for samplings
When: January 13
Where: Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach
For more information, visit: https://www.riverfrontshopsofdaytona.com/

What: Taste of DeLand, an all ages outdoor festival tradition 
When: January 20
Where: Downtown DeLand
For more information, visit: https://mainstreetdeland.org

What: Rolex 24 at DAYTONA, a 24-hour sports car endurance race, culminates this four-day event that includes qualifiying races, January 25; BMW Endurance, January 26; and the Rolex 24 at DAYTONA, January 27-28. Two-time Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso brings the driver star power to this most exciting race. 
When: January 25-28
Where: Daytona International Speedway
For more information, visit: http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com

What: 42nd Annual Images, a Festival of the Arts, a free juried fine art festival representing over 225 artists 
When: January 26-28
Where: 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
For more information, visit: 

What: Mardi Gras on Main Street Dog Parade and Festival, DeLand
When: January 27
Where: Woodland Boulevard, DeLand
For more information, visit: http://dogparadedeland.com
What: Helsinborg Symphony Orchestra, one of Sweden’s most legendary Stefan Solyom conducting
When: January 28
Where: Peabody Auditorium
For more information, visit: http://dbss.org/

FEBRUARY

What: Volusia Beer Week, celebrating Volusia County brewmasters with tours and the DeLand 
Craft Beer Festival (February 10)
When: February 2-11
Where: Downtown DeLand
For more information, visit: https://mainstreetdeland.org

What: Granada Grand Festival of the Arts, a gourmet food truck, live music and art demonstration extravaganza
When: February 3 
Where: Ormond Beach City Hall complex
For more information, visit: 
http://ormondbeachmainstreet.com/granada-grand-festival-of-the-arts/

What: Daytona Beach Half Marathon, one of the most unique running/walking experiences in the world
When: February 4
Where: Race starts on the track at Daytona International Speedway and goes to the beach and back
For more information, visit: http://www.daytonabeachhalf.com/

What: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, the story of an innocent young geisha who falls in love with an American Navy lieutenant, accompanied by a 40-piece orchestra
When: February 10
Where: Peabody Auditorium
For more information, visit: http://dbss.org/

What: Speedweeks, action-packed line-up culminating with the 60th running of the DAYTONA 500
When: February 10-18
Where: Daytona International Speedway, plus these locales and more:
What: Historic North Turn Legends Beach Parade, vintage race cars from the beach racing days between 1948-1958 will parade along the original North and South Turn racing routes.

When: February 10
Where: 4511 S. Atlantic Ave., Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
For more information, visit: http://historicnorthturnbeachparade.com/

What: Back to the Roots, a Speedweeks celebration with shared stories, history and memorabilia, and a live auction, brunch and block party
When: February 11-13
Where: Main Street Station
For more information, visit: http://www.daytonabeachhalf.com/

What: DAYTONA 500 – 60th Anniversary, the race that creates more memories, more hall-of-fame moments and more believers in the power of racing dreams than any other
When: February 18
Where: Daytona International Speedway
For more information, visit: http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com

What: Michael McDonald, Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter
When: February 16
Where: Peabody Auditorium
For more information, visit: http://www.peabodyauditorium.org

What: Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra, the oldest orchestra in Germany on its first North American tour 
When: February 23
Where: Peabody Auditorium
For more information, visit: http://dbss.org/

What: Legendary Ladies of Motown, chart-topping Billboard artists
When: February 24
Where: Peabody Auditorium
For more information, visit: http://www.peabodyauditorium.org
What: Jacksonville Symphony,  a top regional orchestra featuring 2009 grand prize winner of the 2009 London International Piano Competition
When: February 25
Where: Peabody Auditorium
For more information, visit: http://dbss.org/

ONGOING

What: Food Truck Rally, a family- and pet-friendly weekly beachside gathering 
When: Wednesdays
Where: Tomoka Brewery, 188 East Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach, FL 32176
For more information, visit: http://www.tomokabrewery.com

What: Great Tasting Tours explores history, culture and food with “Sweet & Savory Tours” and “Brews & Browse Tours”
When: Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Where: Downtown DeLand
For more information, visit: https://greattastingtours.com/

What: Rum Fridays - in a room named after famous rum runner, Bill McCoy, rum tastings are paired with culinary creations
When: Fridays
Where: McCoy Room, Hilton Oceanfront Daytona Beach Resort, 100 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
For more information, visit: http://www.daytonahilton.com/

What: First Saturday Craft Beer Walk
When: first Saturday of every month
Where: Canal Street Historic District, New Smyrna Beach
For more information, visit: https://www.canalstreetnsb.com

About the Daytona Beach Area
Discover the new Daytona Beach and its surrounding area, a resurging destination along Florida’s East Coast comprising eight distinct communities. Recognized worldwide for its annual events including Bike Week, Biketoberfest®, the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA and the DAYTONA 500, Daytona Beach’s famed heritage also claims the headquarters of LPGA and NASCAR -- and is home to Daytona International Speedway, the ‘World Center of Racing.’ With more than 12,000 beds, the destination boasts accommodations for all lifestyles and budgets from 4-star resorts, to hotels, B&Bs and everything in between.  Ranked #1 in Travel Channel’s 2017 “Top 10 Attractions in Florida, and one of TripAdvisor’s 2016 “10 Most Affordable Beach Vacations on Florida’s East Coast” and “25 Most Popular Summer Vacation Rental Spots in the US.” Visitors can enjoy experiences beyond the beach by choosing from a surprising list of outdoor adventures, family-friendly attractions, cultural venues and a colorful culinary scene.  With 23 miles of world-famous beaches ideal for swimming and surfing, it is no surprise Daytona Beach was chosen as a Best Florida Attraction and Best Spring Family Beach Break Destination in the Top 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contests sponsored by USA TODAY.  To order a complimentary comprehensive Official Visitors Guide or book a stay, visit DaytonaBeach.com. For real-time updates, visit Facebook.com/DaytonaBeach or Twitter.com/DaytonaBeachFun.