Explore Volusia December Programs

Explore Volusia programs provide education opportunities to residents and visitors of Volusia County, through satellite facilities and on Conservation Lands, to learn about our diverse local natural surroundings through the exploration of the wonderfully diverse habitats of Volusia County. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED // CALL 386-736-5927 Frisbee golf and learn December 9, 9:00 – 11 am Learn about local flora and fauna during this introduction to … Continue reading Explore Volusia December Programs

Port Orange Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join us virtually as we light the Christmas tree and oak trees at City Center Park. There will be no in-person Christmas in the Park this year, but the park will be even more festive then usual for the entire month of December. We will be live on Facebook to turn on the trees starting at 6:00 pm! Join the event on Facebook for notifications and … Continue reading Port Orange Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony

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Nature and Environmental Events with the Lyonia Environmental Center

The Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC) offers insights into Volusia County’s fragile ecosystems through hands-on displays and educational programs. It’s part of the Deltona regional Library complex at 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. The center’s environmental specialists and volunteers promote an understanding of the county’s natural environment, the heritage it sustains, and the challenges it faces.  Admission is always free! Hours of operation Due to Covid-19, they are currently only … Continue reading Nature and Environmental Events with the Lyonia Environmental Center

Light Up Port Orange

Who will be named the best decorated house in Port Orange? Let’s see those Christmas lights! Register by Dec 4th to compete by emailing twiggins@port-orange.org. Lights must be up Dec 11th – 20th, and the public will vote on the winner! Find more great holiday events and activities in our Volusia County Holiday Activities Guide! Continue reading Light Up Port Orange

Port Orange Elf Hunt

Have you started spotting elves hiding in your local park? By December 1st, there will be 10 elves per park at City Center, All Children’s, Riverwalk, Airport Road, and Coraci Parks! Help us find them! Snap a photo, and send in a Facebook message to Port Orange Parks & Recreation. Every photo gets a raffle ticket and every child that finds an elf gets an … Continue reading Port Orange Elf Hunt

Kids can receive a postcard from Santa

Santa is making his list and checking it twice at Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division. As part of an annual tradition, recreation employees will send personalized postcards from Santa to children up to age 12. Parents can have their children added to Santa’s mailing list by sending the child’s full name and address to elves@volusia.org by Dec. 11. Continue reading Kids can receive a postcard from Santa

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Council Allocates $1.25 million in COVID-19 Funds to School District for Protective Equipment

In this age of COVID-19, it’s a big and expensive job outfitting a school district the size of Volusia’s – 61,000 students, 7,700 employees and 4,200 classrooms – with personal protective equipment (PPE). Volusia County Approves Personal Protective Equipment Budget for Schools In October, the school district got a little help from a friend – the Volusia County Council. The council unanimously approved allocating $1.25 … Continue reading Council Allocates $1.25 million in COVID-19 Funds to School District for Protective Equipment

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2020 Click It or Ticket Campaign Kicks off Nov. 16

On November 16, local police departments will be teaming up with law enforcement agencies nationwide for a Border to Border (B2B) law enforcement event to kick off the annual Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign which runs through November 29. The US Dept. of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking all states to participate in the B2B, a one-day national seat belt … Continue reading 2020 Click It or Ticket Campaign Kicks off Nov. 16