The Christmas lights are vanishing and the holiday shows have packed up until next season, but there is plenty of fun to be had this winter in Daytona Beach! Our 500-foot-wide beach backdrop is ideal for creating fun family memories in any season, and January has much in store for residents and visitors. From live performances to high-speed activities at the Speedway, don’t miss these fun events on your winter getaway!

Royal Philharmonic OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman 
WHERE: Peabody Auditorium 
WHEN: January 13, 2018
ADMISSION: $39-$70; student tickets $10; family discounts are available

Don’t miss this special, one night-only event with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. With over 70 years of legendary performances and a wider reach than any other large-sized ensemble from the United Kingdom, this prestigious group is truly Britain’s national orchestra. Come witness the brilliance of Maestro Pinchas Zukerman, who will grace the stage as conductor and violin soloist for Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major. Get your tickets today!

Daytona International SpeedwayRolex 24 at DAYTONA
WHERE: Daytona International Speedway
WHEN: January 25-28, 2018
ADMISSION: Varies
Come out to the world’s most famous motorsports stadium for a weekend unlike any other. The 3.56-mile road course is the ultimate test for sports car endurance, drivers’ skills and precise timing. Experience qualifying races, a BMW Endurance race, and the ultimate event: a 24-hour marathon race. You’ll even get to watch two-time Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso in action. Get your tickets today!

My Big, Fat, Greek Cooking Class
WHERE: The Casements
WHEN: January 25, 2018
ADMISSION: $80 per person

Looking for a fun date night activity? Look no further than The Casements in Ormond Beach. Come and learn how to cook the perfect Beef Wellington with feta cheese and the favorite Greek pastry, phyllo dough. You’ll learn a thing or two, have a few good laughs, and undoubtedly leave with a happy stomach. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

Can't Miss January Events BlogAmerica in Concert
WHERE: Peabody Auditorium 
WHEN: January 25, 2018
ADMISSION: $39-$59

Listen to the sounds of GRAMMY® Award-winning band America, live at the Peabody Auditorium. Most famous for their acoustic harmonies, folk influences and unique sound blending, the band is best known for the hit songs, “A Horse With No Name,” “I Need You,” “Muskrat Love,” “Tin Man” and “Lonely People.” Catch them live in concert this month in Daytona Beach!

42nd Annual IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts
WHERE: Riverside Park, New Smyrna Beach
WHEN: January 26–28, 2018
ADMISSION: Free

Come out for weekend of outstanding art, live music, student work, creative education sessions and fun! The festival, which is a favorite in the area and one of the top outdoor shows in the Southeast, is free and open to the public. Last year, the festival presented 239 artists from 28 states and Canada, and drew in more than 48,000 arts enthusiasts. It’s a fun, family-friendly event you won’t want to miss!

Whether you’re strolling along 23 miles of white-sand beaches, soaking in a live performance or paddling off the beaten path, your whole family will have a blast in Daytona Beach. A winter getaway is the ideal way to kick-start a wonderful year. Get on the fast track to fun in 2018 — plan your trip today!