This Week: Events in Volusia (11/14 – 11/20)

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New Smyrna Beach Flamingo Follies

November 12 @ 8:00 am – November 13 @ 5:00 pm along Flagler Avenue (rescheduled due to hurricane)

Looking for that one of a kind gift for the Holidays? Then come down to Flagler Avenue for the Annual Flamingo Follies Holiday Art Show happening, on Saturday, November 19 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, November 20, from 9 a.m – 4 p.m. Come and experience this outdoor event that will feature artists and crafters from around the state displaying their work and unique gift ideas! Stop in the shops of the merchants of Flagler Avenue or grab a bite to eat from one of the many restaurants and eateries of Flagler Avenue. This annual event is a wonderful opportunity to buy local gifts for the holiday season. Admission is free! Free and paid parking areas are located around the shopping district.

Flagler Avenue will be closed vehicle traffic at the intersection of Peninsula Avenue to N. Atlantic Avenue during this weekend event.

Sponsored by the City of New Smyrna Recreation & Special Events Dept. in cooperation with the Flagler Avenue Business Association.

Vendors interested in participating in this event can contact: City of New Smyrna Recreation & Special Events Dept. at (386) 410-2890

Christmas Spectacular at Stetson Mansion

  • Address: 1031 Camphor Lane, DeLand, FL 32720
  • Phone: (386) 873-0167
  • Presented By: Stetson Mansion
  • Dates: November 1, 2022 – January 21, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Stetson Mansion
  • Price: Reservations required; self-guided tours, group bookings and guided tours available

Christmas Spectacular tours dates are Nov. 1, 2022 through Jan. 21, 2023. The best Christmas decorations in Florida according to USA Today. Ten themed rooms of elaborate designer decorations geared to adults. Decorations change each year.

Self-guided tours will be offered Nov. 1-15 and Jan. 9-21 (No Sundays these dates) 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. and Nov. 16-Jan. 7 (10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. (Except Sunday mornings)

Group bookings of 16 or more people get one free ticket for every 15 paid.

10th Annual NSB Rock and Roll Music Festival

November 18 @ 5:00 pm – November 20 @ 11:30 pm along Flagler Avenue

November 18-20, 2022 along Flagler Avenue. The Rock and Roll music festival celebrates all aspects of Rock & Roll Music from multiple decades and several music cross-over entertainment options. The festival includes over 30 free shows over three days at various locations along Flagler Avenue. Food and drink specials. Some locations are age 21 and up. All shows are free admission. 2,500 expected.

Gingerbread Fantasy Holiday Light Display

This holiday season, Rose Villa Southern Table and Bar will transform into a Gingerbread Fantasy decorative light display that evokes classic storybook memories in exquisite style. From November 18, 2022, through January 5, 2023, visitors can stop to take a family photo or a fun selfie outside of in this historic setting in downtown Ormond Beach.

During Gingerbread Fantasy, the restaurant will be decorated with larger-than-life Gingerbread men, towering lollipops, unique topiary snowmen, the “dogs of Rose Villa,” stain glass windows reflecting gingerbread men, gold bells, candy canes and candied fruit, and of course hundreds of colorful lights reaching from the ground to the top of the two and a half story rooftop.

For an extra special holiday activity, Rose Villa will offer a hands-on experience building your own gingerbread house. This confection-based activity is offered daily from 10 a.m. – noon. Cost starts at $99 and reservations are required.

While everyone is encouraged to enjoy Gingerbread Fantasy for an outdoor photo opportunity, entry inside the restaurant is for diners only with reservations.

Magic of Lights

  • Address: 1801 West International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Presented By: Daytona International Speedway
  • Dates: November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Daytona International Speedway
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: Standard Pricing Nov. 3 – Dec. 8: $20 in advance or $30 at the gate (Monday through Thursday), or $35 on weekends (Friday through Sunday). Advanced Pricing Prime Season Dec. 9 – Jan 1: $25 in advance or $35 at the gate, or $40 on weekends (Friday through Sunday).

Magic of Lights, the popular drive-through, family-friendly holiday twinkling lights extravaganza, returns to Daytona International Speedway. Back for its sixth year at the “World Center of Racing”, Magic of Lights will continue to bring a dazzling display of more than one million sparkling lights and magical scenes. New this year will feature the premiere of the Barbie TM holiday light display as well as Big Foot Monster Trucks and Prehistoric Christmas.

Magic of Lights includes familiar favorite holiday scenes and characters that warm the heart and create special family memories across the generations. Some of those favorite, festive traditional scenes returning include the Illuminating Mega Tree, which is 40 feet tall with dancing lights synchronized to your favorite holiday tunes, plus, a Tropical Christmas, Fairytale Scenes, Reindeer Crossing, 12 Days of Christmas and the notorious Enchanting Tunnel of Lights.

Each frame of each scene is designed using the Latest CAD Technology and hand built in-house from the Magic of Lights warehouse located in Medina, Ohio. The Magic of Lights show holds more than 10 miles of LED lighting installed inside the displays, in tress and on buildings throughout its course. There are 10 different colors of LED bulbs used.

Scenes are as high as 32 feet tall and as long as several hundred feet. The steel displays are designed, bent, cut and welded into about 800 frames that are combined in different configurations to create each show’s giant winter holiday scenes. Each Magic of Lightsshow used about 10 miles of steel to build the displays.

Riverfest Seafood Festival

  • Phone: (386) 492-2938
  • Dates: November 19, 2022 – November 20, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Rockefeller Gardens Park
  • Price: Free

Don’t miss the return of the award-winning 13th annual Riverfest Seafood Festival, with all the fresh fish, family fun, and fall festival delights that attendees have come to expect at this annual celebration of life along the water. On Nov. 19 & 20 visit Rockefeller Gardens and Fortunato Park in Ormond Beach to find more than two dozen food vendors, live music, boats, paddleboards, kid’s activities, a draft beer garden with TVs to catch your favorite football team and so much more.

Be sure to come hungry. Are you in the mood for crab cakes? Chowder? Fried shrimp? Fish and chips? Maybe your tastes run to burgers & fries? Sausages? Barbeque? You’ll find it all at Riverfest along with fried Oreos, ice cream, kettle corn and more. Sit back and enjoy live entertainment with your fabulous food. We are so excited to be able to offer these great bands a chance to be heard again.

Of course, our popular Kid Fish fishing clinic will be back this year. Kids from 4-12 can go through our learning stations to find out more about casting, knot tying, and ethical angling. This year Riverfest runs Saturday, November 19th from 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday, November 20th from 10 am – 4 pm. Free admission and free parking make it easy to enjoy the great variety of planned activities in both riverfront parks. A free shuttle service from our remote parking lots makes parking even easier.

Thursday, Nov 17

Canal Street Nights

Thursday from 5 – 9 PM

Join our local businesses every third Thursday of the month while we take to the streets for a festival-style event that is fun for the whole family. The street will be closed to enjoy strolling through vendors, dancing to live music, kid friendly activities, extended business hours, and specialty food vendors. Each month will have a new and exciting theme. The perfect evening to Dine, Shop, Stroll, and Fall in Love with Downtown.

  • Extended shopping hours for many Canal District Businesses and unique vendors in the street. 
  • A Petting Zoo for the Kids 
  • A Fun Harvest Theme to finish off the Fall Season
  • Downtown restaurants and food trucks for delicious dining options. 

MDC Public Lecture: Bats

Thursday @ 630 PM @ Marine Discovery Center, NSB

The presentation on Florida Bats at the Marine Discovery Center that was postponed in October has been rescheduled for MDC’s November Public Lecture. This lecture is FREE but registration is required. CLICK HERE to register.

Ariel Horner of Casselberry will be the guest presenter on Thursday, November 17, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held in MDC’s Learning Lab.
Horner is a volunteer and board member with Florida Bat Conservancy (FBC). She operates Bat Belfrys, conducting bat-house work with longtime bat advocate Shari Blissett Clark.

Initially, Horner worked as a biologist studying reptiles and amphibians. When she found an impaired bat at one of her study field sites, she rescued the animal and began volunteering with FBC.

In Thursday’s presentation, she will discuss the lives of bats, their diets and habitats and will also bring bat houses to the lecture. Residents who are interested in buying or building bat houses on their property may find Horner’s presentation helpful in understanding the dos and don’ts of installing bat houses.

Bat houses allow bats to colonize, which helps control insect population in the surrounding area. Bats are insect eaters and small bats can catch up to 1,000 or more insects in a single hour. A colony of 30 little brown bats, for example, could eat up to 1.5 million mosquitoes per month.

*MDC is undergoing a lot of exciting changes this fall, and due to a variety of construction projects the actual location of each month’s public lecture on MDC’s campus may vary. Likely locations will be the Learning Lab, Classroom, or outdoor Pavilion. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.

The lecture is open to the public at no charge  |  Registration is required

Friday, November 18

Friday Night Fever – The Hub on Canal 4th Annual Affair of the HeART Gala

Friday, November 18, 6-10pm, Brannon Center 

Put on your boogie shoes and get ready to dance the night away at Friday Night Fever, The Hub on Canal 4th annual Affair of the HeART Gala. It’s the disco party of the year!

Tickets and tables are available online only. Visit for tickets, information, and sponsorship opportunities. 

Tickets: $125 for Individual Ticket
Tables: $700 for a Club Table for 4 (next to the dance floor); $1200 for a Reserved Table for 8. 

Sponsorships: Visit for sponsor opportunities, benefits and to purchase your sponsorship online, or call Richard England, President of The Hub on Canal, at 781.883.8987.

Location: Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach.

EDGEfest Hawks Park Harmonies Fall Concert Series

Friday from 8 – 10 PM @ Hawks Park Recreation Complex, Edgewater

Check out the newest EDGEfest event – the Hawks Park Harmonies 2022 Fall Concert Series!

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Kick off the holiday season at Tanger Outlets with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. This special holiday event includes a live snow fall, giveaways, kids craft stations, entertainment, AND a special visit from Santa Claus, who will help light the big tree! The event will take place near Polo Ralph Lauren. 

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless

Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the live stage to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show. Known by TV audiences for their work on Whose Line is it Anyway?, Colin & Brad improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. “Interactive” in every sense of the word, Colin & Brad will take the audience on a comedic high-wire act… just like a live version of Whose Line! Get ready for a night of non-stop laughter for all ages! For more details, including ticket information, visit

DeLand Artisan Alley Farmers Market

The DeLand Artisan Alley Farmers Market is a vibrant marketplace with over 40 vendors that takes place every Friday evening from 6-9 p.m. (rain or shine) in historic downtown DeLand.

Food Trucks & Cruisin’

  • Address: Downtown in the historic Beach Street area between Bay Street and Orange Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Dates: November 18, 2022
  • Location: Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Food Trucks & Cruisin’ will be held in Downtown Daytona Beach and feature the area’s best food trucks, music, drinks and a classic car show exhibiting late model classics, blower engine cars, customs, street rods, trucks & more. 

Movie Night in the Lohman Planetarium: Top Gun: Maverick

Join us in the Lohman Planetarium to see Tom Cruise take to the skies once again as the legendary Navy pilot, Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. Maverick is called upon to train the new TOPGUN graduates for a seemingly impossible mission in this thrilling sequel.

This film will be displayed in 16:9 aspect ratio on the Planetarium dome in stunning 4K Ultra high definition. Popcorn and snacks will be available at the concession stand. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the event start time. Advanced purchase of tickets is recommended by calling 386-255-0285.

Saturday, November 19

BBQ and Bluegrass Festival 

Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM @ Reed Canal Park, S. Daytona 

Teams compete for the best BBQ, plus vendors, beer garden and live performances by bluegrass bands. 

Fall Festival of the Arts

Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM in downtown DeLand

Approximately 175 juried artists from throughout the country, working in Painting, Glass, Sculpture, Jewelry, Leather, Photography, Printmaking, Wood, Ceramics, Mixed Media, Fiber will exhibit their works in beautiful, historic Downtown DeLand. Mark your calendar for a full, family weekend: live music, street performers, youth activities, wine bars, pubs, and great restaurants. 10am-5pm both days.

More information may be found at

2nd Annual NSB Slider Challenge

November 19 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm along Flagler Avenue

Saturday November 19, 2022 This progressive food tasting experience features local restaurants in competition for the best slider along the street. Guests first purchase tasting passports then visit host sites along Flagler Avenue for their samples. Passports include a People’s Choice Ballot for judging, don’t forget to vote for your favorite! Winning sliders receive “best at the beach” plaques and bragging rights on Flagler Avenue. 1,500 expected.

Chelsea Handler: Vaccinated & Horny Tour

Chelsea Handler is a comedian, television host, best-selling author and advocate whose humor and candor have established her as one of the most celebrated voices in entertainment and pop culture. After a strong seven-year run as the host of E!’s top-rated, “Chelsea Lately,” a tenure in which Handler was the only female late-night talk show host on-air, she then launched her documentary series, “Chelsea Does,” followed by her talk show, “Chelsea,” on Netflix in 2016. She has penned six best-selling books, five of which have reached No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list, including 2019’s “Life Will Be the Death of Me.”

Most recently, she released her first stand-up special in over six years, the critically acclaimed “Chelsea Handler: Evolution” on HBO Max, and launched her iHeart Radio advice podcast, “Dear Chelsea.” Handler has been honored by TIME Magazine as one of its annual “TIME 100;” Glamour Magazine as one of their Women of the Year; and the Human Rights Campaign, which gave her its Ally for Equality Award. Handler’s wide appeal and multi-platform success have been highlighted by publications all over the world.

Holiday Artisan Market

  • Address: 1100 Cornerstone Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32117
  • Phone: (386) 843-7459
  • Presented By: Tanger Outlets, Daytona Beach
  • Dates: November 19, 2022
  • Location: Tanger Outlets
  • Time: 10:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Tanger Outlets Daytona presents the Holiday Artisan Market sponsored by For the Love of Shopping. The event will feature amazing crafters, vendors and local artisans, plus free photos with Santa on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For vendor information, please contact

Indigenous Peoples Heritage Day at the Lighthouse

  • Address: 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL, FL 32127
  • Phone: 386.761.1821, ext. 18
  • Presented By: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
  • Dates: November 19, 2022
  • Location: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: Included with General Admission

Travel back in time and explore the fascinating history of Volusia’s indigenous people at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse on Saturday November 19th from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Learn about the Timucua and Seminole as you explore the historic light station and participate in interactive workshops, demonstrations, and other activities presented by the lighthouse staff and representatives from museums and cultural sites located throughout the state of Florida. All activities are free of charge with your paid admission.

This special one-day event will highlight Volusia County’s rich Native American heritage while providing museum guests the unique opportunity to discover the many cultural offerings of East Central Florida in one convenient location. 

Activities to include, but not limited to: kids’ crafts, historical re-enactments, academic lectures, hands-on workshops, artifact displays, and much more.

Visit the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Calendar of Events page at to learn more about Indigenous Peoples Heritage Day and other scheduled activities at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. 

Riverwalk Park Food Truck Fest

  • Address: 3459 South Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange, FL 32129
  • Phone: (386) 643-0090
  • Presented By: Touch of Magic Events, LLC
  • Dates: November 19, 2022
  • Location: Riverwalk Park
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Join us for a Food Truck Fest at Riverwalk Park in Port Orange on Saturday, Nov. 19 from Noon -6 p.m.

Bring the family out for fun in the park and enjoy some of the area’s best food trucks, shop with local businesses, and have fun with free activities, games, music and giveaways.

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