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Holidays and Pets: What’s Safe for Animals to Eat During Holiday Meals

Pets are often included in our holiday celebrations and treated as members of the family. It is important to remember however that they have their own dietary needs that differ from ours. Around Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays, keep in mind what is safe for your pets to have and what to avoid. What Foods Pets/Dogs CAN’T EAT: What Foods Pets/Dogs CAN Enjoy: Any allowed … Continue reading Holidays and Pets: What’s Safe for Animals to Eat During Holiday Meals

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Someday at Christmas

I listen to Christmas music all year. I’m not embarrassed to admit it. I find that Christmas music evokes memories and all kinds of good feelings. When I was little, Christmas, to me, was listening to both sets of grandparents enjoy their favorite artists and songs on their vinyl record albums. It meant “Blue Christmas,” by Elvis Presley, “White Christmas,” by Bing Crosby, “Rudolph the … Continue reading Someday at Christmas

Holiday candlelight tours at DeBary Hall

Explore DeBary Hall Historic Site during holiday evenings when candlelight will fill the 19th century mansion with a warm glow, accentuating its historic treasures and Christmas decorations. The site will be open for tours at 6 and 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, and Saturday, Dec. 18. Guests will start out in the theater to hear about historic holiday traditions, sing a carol or two, and then … Continue reading Holiday candlelight tours at DeBary Hall

Bright Lights, Winter Nights

All photos by Kelsey Walters This time of year, there’s nothing quite like the magic of twinkling lights. We live in one of those crazy Christmas light neighborhoods that does it up big each year. I love to stroll around the block and see what all our neighbors have come up with. A spot in north Florida, however, puts us and every other light display … Continue reading Bright Lights, Winter Nights

Daytona Beach Shores Community Appreciation Cookout

Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 4 – 6 PM @ The Shores Community Center, 3000 Bellemead Dr, Daytona Beach Shores All Shores Residents are invited to the Community Appreciation Cookout. Hamburgers & hotdogs with all the fixings will be served. Come join us and visit with your neighbors. Santa will be arriving at 4:30 p.m. in the Veteran’s Park behind the Community Center. Continue reading Daytona Beach Shores Community Appreciation Cookout

Magic of Lights Holiday Display

Address: 1801 West International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 Dates: November 19, 2021 – January 1, 2022 Recurrence: Recurring daily Location: Daytona International Speedway Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Price: Prices vary, go to website for details See a dazzling display of over a million holiday lights! Magic of Lights(TM) is an amazing holiday light display at Daytona International Speedway that you can enjoy from the comfort and safety of your … Continue reading Magic of Lights Holiday Display

Gingerbread Fantasy Holiday Light Display @ Rose Villa

Address: 43 West Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach, FL 32176 Phone: (386) 615-7673 Dates: November 19, 2021 – January 9, 2022 Recurrence: Recurring daily Location: Rose Villa Southern Table & Bar Price: Free Holiday Light Display; Gingerbread House building experience starts at $99, reservations required 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 19, … Continue reading Gingerbread Fantasy Holiday Light Display @ Rose Villa

Christmas Spectacular at Stetson Mansion

Address: 1031 Camphor Lane, Deland, FL 32720 Phone: (561) 654-6919 Presented By: Stetson Mansion Dates: November 1, 2021 – January 22, 2022 Recurrence: Recurring daily Location: Stetson Mansion Time: varies Price: self-guided tours, group bookings and guided tours available Christmas Spectacular tours dates are Nov. 1, 2021 through Jan. 22, 2022. The best Christmas decorations in Florida according to USA Today. Ten themed rooms of elaborate designer decorations geared to adults. Decorations change each year. … Continue reading Christmas Spectacular at Stetson Mansion

Shop Small and Local this Holiday Season

Small Business Saturday, an annual shopping day observed like Black Friday, is traditionally held on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. It was first began by the American Express credit card company in 2010 at the height of the Great Recession as a way to pump American spending into smaller businesses by redirecting consumer holiday shopping. After the struggles of last year with shutdowns, short staffing and … Continue reading Shop Small and Local this Holiday Season