Thanksgiving Week: Events in Volusia (11/21 – 11/27)

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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.

Reservations required. Free parking. Tickets go on sale Sept. 20.

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 Lightsshow 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.

Daytona Turkey Run 2022

  • Address: 1801 West International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • Presented By: Daytona International Speedway
  • Dates: November 24, 2022 – November 27, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Daytona International Speedway
  • Time: 8:00 AM 
  • Price: $20/day Thursday – Saturday / $15 Sunday / Children 11 & under FREE

The 49th Daytona Turkey Run, the largest combined classic car show and swap meet in the United States, will be in the infield at Daytona International Speedway! Four days of family fun kicks off on Thanksgiving Day and runs through Sunday, November 27!

The annual Daytona Turkey Run is a car enthusiasts dream held each Thanksgiving weekend in the infield of the World Center of Racing. Held 100% outdoors on 480 acres in the infield, special features include Swap Meet vendors, Car Show with 5000+ collector cars, Car Corral with 1500+ cars available for sale or trade, and handmade art, crafts and fashion – perfect for holiday shopping! Free parking. Scooter rentals. Please visit the website for more information. 

Scrooge, The Musical

  • Address: 124 North Florida Avenue, DeLand, FL 32721
  • Phone: (386) 736-1500
  • Presented By: Athens Theatre
  • Dates: 11/26/2022, 11/27/2022, 12/1/2022, 12/2/2022, 12/3/2022, 12/4/2022, 12/8/2022, 12/9/2022, 12/10/2022, 12/11/2022, 12/15/2022, 12/16/2022, 12/17/2022, 12/18/2022
  • Location: Athens Theatre
  • Price: Preferred reserved seating $32; Adult $27; Senior $25; Student/Child $12

This merry, sparkling tuneful, boisterous, big Broadway musical version of the world’s most beloved Christmas story — Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will keep you and the entire family humming its tune throughout the holiday and wishing everyone a very merry Christmas. Make attending one of the performances a heart-warming gift your entire family will remember.

Show times: All show times are 7:30 p.m. with exception of Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18, which are 2:30 p.m.

64th Annual Birthplace of Speed Antique Car Show and Gaslight Parade

  • Address: 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach, FL 32176
  • Presented By: The Casements
  • Dates: November 25, 2022 – November 26, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: The Casements
  • Price: Free

The Gaslight Parade will take place on Friday, Nov. 25 beginning at 7 p.m. The parade, which features 1997 & older street legal vehicles, will begin at The Casements and run East on East Granada Blvd, then South on South Atlantic Ave. to Harvard Drive.

 The Antique Car Show is set for Saturday, Nov. 26 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Fortunato Park, Northeast corner of the Granada Bridge.

Canal St. Historic District 3rd Annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest

November 25, 2022 @ 8:00 am – November 28, 2022 @ 8:00 pm along Canal Street, NSB

We are excited to announce the return of the Holiday Window Decorating Contest to the Canal Street Historic District. Voting begins on November 25th and will run until the 28th. We will have a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner along with a People’s Choice Award. Winners will be announced live on Facebook on November 30th. You will be able to vote via QR code located on your favorite window.

Thursday, November 24

Gobble Wobble Turkey Trot 5K

November 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am @ Flagler Avenue Beach Approach, NSB

Gobble gobble! What better way to enjoy your Turkey Day than by burning those calories before the big meal?! Bring the whole family down on Thursday, Nov. 24th, to the Flagler Avenue Boardwalk for Turkey Day Beach 5k!!  During this chip-timed race you can run, walk, or jog along the beautiful hard-packed beaches of New Smyrna Beach! For $25, participants will receive a commemorative race t-shirt (while supplies last) and FREE “Flagler Tavern Bucks” for the after-party at Flagler Tavern. Registration starts at 8 am day of the race and the race time is 9am.

Register Now at:

Thursday, November 24th 2022
Race Day Registration 8:00 a.m – Race – 9:00 a.m

LOCATION: Flagler Ave. Beach Approach, New Smyrna Beach, FL

5K – $25.00
Race Day $30.00

Packet pickup will take place on race day at race site from 7:00 a.m. to 7:50am

  • 8am – Registration Opens
  • 9am – Race Start
  • 10:30am – Post Race Social and Awards Ceremony

Friday, November 25

Spark the Spirit

November 25, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm @ Christmas Park, Canal Street, NSB

Tree Lighting Ceremony, Live Entertainment & Santa’s Grand Entrance make this family-friendly event the kick off of Christmas on Canal Street in our beautiful Downtown. Canal Street Historic District brings the spirit of the holidays to Christmas Park, Located at the corner of Live Oak & Canal Street. Stores and Restaurants have extended hours and Canal Street will be closed to accommodate pedestrians.

Coastal Christmas Market

November 26, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm along Canal Street, NSB

Enjoy a wide variety of beautiful gifts and holiday decor handcrafted by local artisans. Our merchants will welcome you into their shops for a look at the treasures available all year long on Canal Street.

  •  Shop Handcrafted Holiday Items from 80+ Local Vendors
  • Grab Lunch or a Snack at one of our downtown restaurants

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.

Movies on the Lawn: Nightmare Before Christmas

  • Address: Magnolia Avenue & Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Presented By: Riverfront Esplanade
  • Dates: November 25, 2022
  • Location: Riverfront Esplanade
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Price: Free

The Riverfront Esplanade hosts a community movie on the last Friday of each month. Friday, Nov. 25th movie will be The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Guests can bring their blankets and lawn chairs to watch the movie on the south lawn. Popcorn, sodas and juices available for donation.

Thanksgiving Gifts 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 25, 2022
  • Location: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
  • Time: 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Price: Included with General Admission

Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Gifts Day!

The National Historic Landmark Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum welcomes all to enjoy a more relaxed alternative to Black Friday madness on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 25.

Admission to the special programs will be included in the regular Ponce Inlet Lighthouse fees. The special programs are on tap from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The lighthouse staff and its docents will offer workshops, programs and visiting kids will be able to hand make a special children’s take-home ornament, crafted just like the children of the lighthouse keepers did 100 years ago. Keeper-docents in United States Lighthouse Service uniforms will answer questions and conduct orientation tours at the lighthouse station during the day, while other costumed docent re-enactors will bring to life historic figures from the lighthouse past. Climbing Florida’s tallest lighthouse tower with its spectacular view from the gallery is always a special treat. In addition, the station’s many historic buildings, now museums, are devoted to the chronicle of the American lighthouse service and the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse story.  Each building houses interesting exhibits and artifacts, and a nationally acclaimed highlight is the Ponce Inlet Lens Museum’s collection of restored Fresnel Lenses, the first modern optic.

Saturday, November 26

Flagler Avenue Wine Walk – November 2022

November 26 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm along Flagler Avenue, NSB

The Wine Walk is a monthly Progressive Wine Tasting event that takes place on Flagler Avenue, Saturday, November 26th, from 1pm -7 pm in New Smyrna Beach. Wine Walk tasting passports are $30 and include 20 tasting tickets along with a keepsake wine glass, map, and listing of each host locations wines for the month. During the event, locations offer both one and multi-ticket wines to sample of the 100 featured wines for the month. Those who want to share their 20 tasting tickets with a friend may purchase an additional wine glass for $5 CASH. Flagler Avenue will NOT be closed for this event which takes place inside host locations all along Flagler Avenue.


We offer two ways for you to purchase tickets to the monthly Flagler Avenue Wine Walk. You can purchase in advance on Eventbrite or the day of event for CASH ONLY starting at NOON. We have a limited number of on-line tickets for sale, but we have plenty of tickets, wine, and glasses,  for sale the day of. Tickets sales end at 5:30pm day of the event, to give you plenty of time to enjoy the full experience of Flagler Avenue Wine Walk Event. 

Please review your purchase options below.

ON-LINE IN ADVANCE: Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite at until 11am the day of the event. For those who purchase online, tasting passports and glasses can be picked up at the “Welcome Porch” located 401 Flagler Avenue, on the corner of S. Cooper Street, starting at Noon. All pre-sold tickets must be picked up 5:15pm the day of the event and can ONLY BE PICKED UP at Welcome Tent located at 401 Flagler Avenue. Buy your tickets now at 

DAY OF EVENT FOR CASH: Tickets can be purchased the day of the event for CASH ONLY at the following three locations:

  • West Welcome Tent: Flagler Avenue and N. Peninsula Avenue
  • Middle Welcome Porch: 401 Flagler Avenue and S. Cooper Street
  • East Welcome Tent: 401 Flagler Avenue and Atlantic Avenue

Make plans to sip wine and stroll on Flagler Avenue for our Monthly Wine Walk Event!

Shop Small Market

  • Address: 23 West Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
  • Dates: November 26, 2022
  • Location: Frame of Mind
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Free

More than 40 local crafters and makers at the Shop Small Outdoor Market located in the back lot of Frame of Mind and Gold Leaf Coffee. Parking available across the street at City Hall & off Lincoln Avenue.

Sip & Shop Wine Walk and Shop Small Saturday

  • Address: Downtown in the historic Beach Street area between Bay Street and Orange Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Dates: November 26, 2022
  • Location: Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $25 Wine Walk tickets

Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach are hosting Sip & Hop Shop Small Saturday Wine Walk, Enjoy arts & crafts vendors, downtown shops and restaurants, live entertainment and family friendly fun. 

Sunday, November 27

Martina McBride: Joy to Christmas Tour

Martina McBride will be bringing her “Joy of Christmas” tour to Peabody Auditorium. Multiple Grammy nominee McBride has sold more than 20 million albums to date, which includes 20 Top 10 singles and six number one hits.

McBride has earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association and three Academy of Country Music for Top Female Vocalist. Martina has been awarded 14 Gold Records, nine Platinum honors, three Double Platinum Records and two Triple Platinum Awards. McBride was awarded the Covenant House Beacon of Hope Award and Music Business Association’s prestigious 2015 Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic efforts on behalf of domestic violence. Martina has released two cookbooks – “Around the Table,” a full-color illustrated collection of her favorite recipes, hosting tips, practical menu planning advice and themed décor inspiration. She released her second book, “Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life,” in October 2018. Most recently, McBride was honored with the Cliffie Stone Icon Award at the ACM Honors event for her impactful contributions to country music.

When McBride isn’t in the studio, she focuses her time on charitable causes dear to her heart. Through her Team Music Is Love charity initiative, McBride partners with non-profit causes to help many of the towns she’s performing in. McBride also invites fans to join her team in making the world a better place through the power of music. Since 2011, Team Music Is Love has been responsible for many successful fundraising and volunteer projects helping causes such as hunger relief, cancer research, combating domestic violence and helping children in need.

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