Here are some brilliantly-lit locations to help you enjoy a holiday drive. Area newspapers typically publish a list of festive homes that are off-the-beaten-path as well.
A1A, Ocean Center
The Ocean Center, Florida’s fourth largest convention center, decks its welcome area with holiday lights that are mirror-reflected from its façade. Just steps from the beach, it’s a fun-filled spot for the annual tree lighting ceremony, too.
Beach Street, Daytona Beach
The Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach are known for festive, offbeat storefronts and the annual crèche art exhibit.
Champions Drive, Ormond Beach
Driving to Malcolm’s Bar and Grill at LPGA International at night is especially dreamy with all the white lights along tree-lined Champions Drive.
Daytona Beach Christmas Boat Parade
A holiday tradition, enjoy the lights at night from any number of riverfront vantage points during the Daytona Beach Christmas Boat Parade, December 2. Watch the boats parade along the Halifax River and culminate at the Halifax Harbor Marina for a truly spectacular boat show.
Granada Boulevard Bridge, Ormond Beach
Enjoy driving across this festively-lit bridge punctuated on either side in the Halifax River with floating cobalt blue trees. Or, consider parking on either side at Bailey Riverbridge Gardens or Cassen Park on the mainland or Fortunato Park on the beachside and stroll the promenade.
Magic of Lights at Daytona International Speedway
The "World Center of Racing" will be transformed into a holiday spectacle with an all-new 1.5 miles long Christmas light display that you can drive through!
South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet
Of course, no special decorations are needed for Florida’s tallest lighthouse. The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse shines brightly all year by day and night. To get there drive through Wilbur-by-the-Sea and soak in all the local charm.
International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach
Built in 1926, the coquina Tarragona Tower is a marvel by day and takes on an extra special air at night during the holidays.
US 1, Holly Hill
Like grandparents who go the extra mile for their grandchildren, the Twi-Light II Motel in Holly Hill goes all out with its holiday lights. Not one spec of green grass is without some sort of colorful embellishment. Visitors are encouraged to drive through the spectacle slowly to take it all in.