DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – (December 3, 2019) –  Does a little chill in the air bring visions of a holiday beach vacation? With festivities happening almost every day through December 31, Daytona Beach is definitely on Santa’s “nice list”. See real reindeer, watch holiday favorites under the stars or in historic theaters, and experience the magic of live holiday music, boat parades, twinkle lights and more! And with other Florida holiday experiences, such as Nights of Lights in St. Augustine and the fun spectacle of Surfing Santas in Cocoa Beach, so close (less than an hour drive) there’s even more reason to head to Daytona Beach for the holidays.

Special Rates for Florida and Georgia Residents

Through the holiday season into spring, Florida and Georgia residents can enjoy specials at select hotels, attractions and restaurants. Visit and for details.

Holidays at the Beach – Festive Daytona Beach Area Celebrations

  • November 15 - January 15: Christmas Spectacular Holiday Home Tour at Stetson Mansion
  • November 22 - January 1 : Magic of Lights Holiday Display at Daytona International Speedway
  • November 23: Sweet Saturday Chocolate Tasting at Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach
  • November 29-30: Black Friday Daytona Beach and Shop Small Saturday
  • November 29-December 31: Christmas Pop Up Bar at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
  • November 30: Holiday Tree Lighting and FREE Kaleb Lee Concert at the Ocean Center
  • December 1: Sunday Beachside Brunch at Shores Resort and Spa
  • December 1: Sunday Snow Days at ONE DAYTONA
  • December 1: Breakfast with Santa at The Club at Venetian Bay
  • December 3: Family Nights with Real Reindeer at ONE DAYTONA
  • December 4: A Magical Cirque Christmas at Peabody Auditorium
  • December 4-6: Christmas Candlelight Concerts at Stetson University
  • December 6: Tomoka River Christmas Boat Parade at Ormond Outdoor Adventures
  • December 6-8: A Northern Lights Christmas Gala at The Casements
  • December 7: Ponce Inlet Pancake Breakfast & Christmas Parade with Santa
  • December 7: Family Festival of Trees at Museum of Arts & Sciences
  • December 7: Christmas in the Park at the Port Orange City Center Park
  • December 7: Live Holiday Jazz Music at ONE DAYTONA
  • December 7: IMAGES: Holiday Tour of Homes
  • December 7: Christmas Boat Parade on the Halifax River
  • December 7-8: Nutcracker Ballet at Peabody Auditorium
  • December 8: Sunday Snow Days at ONE DAYTONA
  • December 8: Holiday Parade in Port Orange
  • December 10: Second Annual Chriskindlmarket at Ormond Brewing Company
  • December 10: Family Nights with Real Reindeer at ONE DAYTONA
  • December 13: Movies on the Halifax: The Grinch at The Casements
  • December 14: A Florida Christmas Remembered at Barberville Pioneer Settlement
  • December 14: Breakfast with Santa at Joe’s Crab Shack
  • December 14: Holiday Workshop for Kids at Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens
  • December 14: A Very Merry Old Fashion Christmas at Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
  • December 14: Live Holiday Jazz Music at ONE DAYTONA
  • December 14: A Holly Jolly Christmas Parade in downtown Daytona Beach
  • December 15: Holiday Tour of Homes in Ormond Beach
  • December 15: Chriskwanzukkah at The Casements
  • December 15: Sunday Snow Days at ONE DAYTONA
  • December 15: European School of Performing Arts: Babes in Toyland at Peabody Auditorium
  • December 17: Jingle Mingle Holiday Social at the Museum of Arts & Sciences
  • December 17: Family Nights with Real Reindeer at ONE DAYTONA
  • December 19: Holiday Hang Out at the Museum of Arts & Sciences
  • December 19: Holidays at The Casements
  • December 20-21: Candlelight Tours at DeBary Hall
  • December 20-22: Classic Christmas Radio Theatre Show at Daytona Playhouse
  • December 21: Breakfast with Santa at The Casements
  • December 21: Live Holiday Jazz Music at ONE DAYTONA
  • December 21: Freestyle Explosion 2 Christos Christmas Bash at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
  • December 22: Sunday Snow Days at ONE DAYTONA
  • December 23: Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration and Santa's Arrival at Tanger Outlets
  • December 24: Christmas Eve Dinner at Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
  • December 25: Holiday Champagne Brunch at The Shores Resort & Spa
  • December 25: Tinsel Brunch Buffet at Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve in Daytona Beach

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About the Daytona Beach Area
Experience endless adventures in the Daytona Beach area, a destination comprised of eight distinct communities offering visitors the perfect beach base camp to explore East Central Florida. Choose thrilling activities or embrace the tranquility of days spent on 23 miles of world-famous white-sand beaches. Recognized worldwide for a few annual events including Bike Week, Biketoberfest®, the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA, the DAYTONA 500 and the Coke Zero Sugar 400 which moves from July to August 29 in 2020, 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 “Top 10 Attractions in Florida, and named a TripAdvisor Best Weekend Getaway in Northeast Florida, TripAdvisor also named Daytona Beach to its “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, arts and cultural venues and an eclectic culinary scene.  With expansive beaches ideal for strolling, 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 receive a complimentary Destination Guide, find a place to stay, or book your next adventure, visit  Social Media:,,, and #LoveDaytonaBeach

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