FRIDAY, Nov. 23
Ice Skating at the Bandshell: Ice skating at the oceanfront Bandshell will continue through Jan. 6. Located behind the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, the tent-covered portable ice skating rink features real ice. For more information on Holidays at Daytona Beach activities, go to holidaysatthebeach.com.
55th Birthplace of Speed Antique Car Show and Gaslight Parade: The Gaslight Parade will be at 7 p.m. Participating antique cars and trucks should meet at the Casements between 5 and 6:45 p.m. for registration and lineup. There will be free music and food available for purchase before the parade. No throwing of candy from cars per City of Ormond Beach ordinance.
Spark the Spirit Celebration: The New Smyrna Beach Loop kicks off the holiday season with Spark the Spirit. The celebration runs from 4:30-7:30 p.m. along historic Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. Festivities include the town tree lighting, carriage rides, visits with Santa, live entertainment and a business-decorating contest. Stores will be open for holiday shopping. This event is part of the Christmas on Canal Street holiday event series. For more information, visit nsbwaterfrontloop.com/events.
SATURDAY, Nov. 24
Car Show: The Daytona Beach Car Show & Food Truck Bazaar will be from 5-8 p.m. at Bruce Rossmeyer's Destination Daytona, 1637 N. U. S. 1, Ormond Beach. There will be a DJ, entertainment and Food truck bazaar (no coolers please). For more information, visit brucerossmeyer.com.
Flagler Avenue Art & Wine Walks: Wine connoisseurs may leave the turkey leftovers in the refrigerator and join the monthly Flagler Avenue Wine Walk/Art Walk from 1-7 p.m. in the New Smyrna Beach Waterfront Loop. During the progressive event, wine lovers may sample from more than 100 showcased vintages. Wine tasting passports are $25 and are available at 113 Flagler Ave., at the tent at Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street, or at the corner of Flagler Avenue and South Atlantic Avenue. Passports include 20 tasting tickets and a keepsake wine glass. Some locations feature both one- and multi-ticket wines to sample. Those who want to share their 20 tasting tickets with a friend may get an additional wine glass for $5. The event coincides with the Flagler Avenue Art Walk. Artists offer fine art exhibits from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. along the Avenue. The event is sponsored by the Merchants of Flagler Avenue. For more information on the progressive wine tasting, call (386) 428-1600.
Antique Car Show: This event will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fortunato Park (northeast corner of the Granada Bridge). This show is for 1984 and older vehicles (no modifieds/customs/hot rods). Registration opens for show vehicles and car sale corral at 8 a.m. Registration closes at 11 a.m. For the awards presentation, you must be present to win. This year's Antique Car Show will feature the 1956 Mercury Montclair, an antique vehicle that accurately represents the flashy American cars of the mid-1950s. The public can view the parade and show for free. There is no charge for vehicles participating in the Gaslight Parade. For general information or for show registration cost information, call (386) 672-1861.
Coastal Christmas Market: The Coastal Christmas Market will fill New Smyrna Beach's Canal Street Historic District from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature live entertainment, children's activities, and local goods and gifts. How-to workshops and trackless train rides also will be offered. This event is part of the Christmas on Canal Street holiday event series. For more information, visit nsbwaterfrontloop.com/events.
Parade of Lights: The Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and Al Smith Productions will present "The Parade of Lights," which will kick off the city's second annual Holidays at Daytona Beach lineup of wintertime activities. The Parade of Lights begins at 5:15 p.m. featuring local high school bands, show cars from the Turkey Run classic automobile event, civic groups and dance troupes. The parade route will begin on Main Street at the corner of Peninsula Drive. Some of Central Florida's best food trucks will also be a part of the festivities. They will be lined along Main Street from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. For more information on Holidays at Daytona Beach activities, go to holidaysatthebeach.com.
Light Up Volusia Nights: The ceremony will unveil festive holiday lights and decorations at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Ocean Center, Daytona Beach Hilton Oceanfront Resort, Ocean Walk Shoppes and the historic oceanfront Bandshell. The Ocean Center will feature an ornate 40-foot Christmas tree that will be officially lit for the season by attending city and county officials as a part of the ceremony. The beach-themed holiday décor will include the return of Sandy the Seahorse, the event's mascot. Light Up Volusia Nights takes place from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and also will include entertainment, refreshments, kid's activities, and arts and crafts. For more information on Holidays at Daytona Beach activities, go to holidaysatthebeach.com.
Dance: The Greater Daytona Chapter of USA Dance will host a ballroom dance from 7-10 p.m. at Silver Sands Middle School, 1300 Herbert St., Port Orange. Cost is $6 for members, $10 for non-members and $3 for students. Admission includes 50-minute group lesson from 7-7:50 p.m. Dressy casual attire is requested. For more information, call (386) 756-8433 or (386) 427-4591 or visit greaterdaytonachapter.org.
SUNDAY, Nov. 25
Poetry Reading: Travallion and The Tomoka Poets will be hosting Poetry in the Park from 1-3 p.m. at Sugar Mill Gardens, 950 Sugar Mill Road, Port Orange. Free to the public. For more information, call (386) 615-6433.
Service for Wholeness, First Presbyterian Church Daytona Beach, 6:30 p.m., (386) 253-4581
TUESDAY, Nov. 27
Pet photos with Santa: This event will be from 6-9 p.m. at the Volusia Mall. For more information, visit www.volusiamall.net.
Improv & Indie: Live comedy with Random Acts of Insanity Improv troupe, followed by the indie movie "Hello, I Must be Going" at 8 p.m. at 242 S. Beach Street, Daytona Beach. Tickets are $5. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28
Music for Prayer and Meditation: The instrumentalists of Music for Prayer and Meditation and the Port Orange Ministerial Association, invite you to a half hour of beautiful music each Wednesday from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church, 751 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange. The half-hour is an opportunity to experience an oasis of silent prayer and meditation accompanied by comforting sounds of the following musicians scheduled.
Movie: The Southeast Museum of Photography will show the film "Napoleon Dynamite" at 7:30 p.m. at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Admission and events are free. For detailed exhibition and program information visit www.smponline.org or call the museum information hotline at (386) 506-4475.
Fun Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a free 5K fun walk at 6 p.m. at the Port Orange Library, 1005 City Center Circle. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
THURSDAY, Nov. 29
Stetson Christmas Candlelight Concert: Tickets are still available for Stetson University's holiday tradition of Christmas Candlelight Concerts, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and at the same time on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. All performances take place in Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand. The concerts will feature more than 150 musicians including the Stetson University Concert Choir, The Stetson Women's Chorale and the Stetson Men. General admission tickets are $25 per person, $20 for senior citizens, and $15 for area students and those with a Stetson ID. Tickets may be purchased, with cash or check only, at the School of Music front office in Presser Hall, 419 N. Woodland Blvd., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets also are available by mail. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your request, telephone number, and a check for the proper amount, made out to Stetson University, School of Music and mailed to Stetson University, School of Music, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., Unit 8399, DeLand, FL 32723-0001. For additional information, call the School of Music, (386) 822-8950, or visit stetson.edu/music.
Living Christmas Tree: White Chapel Church will perform the Living Christmas Tree at 7 p.m. and each night through Dec. 2 at 1730 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona. There will be a matinee at 2 p.m. Dec. 1. For more information, call (386) 767-5470.
"Our Musical Gift to the Community:" The entire Daytona State College cultural department comes together to bring this annual extravaganza featuring the Symphonic Band and Concert Choir, along with dance and theater students in an evening of your favorite Christmas music and many other surprises. This event will be Nov. 29 and Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the News-Journal Center at Daytona State College, Davidson Theater, 221 N. Beach Street, Daytona Beach. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.DaytonaState.edu/TheArts or call (386) 226-1927.
Art of the Nativity: An exhibit for all ages of traditional "Frozen Theatre" and Crèche Art for the Holiday Season. The exhibit will include works by Crèche artist Bill Eagan, Daytona State College Technical Director Scott Green and Broadway Designer Peter Wolf. The exhibit is open to the public at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and on nights of performances. Free admission. News-Journal Center at Daytona State College is at 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For more information, visit www.DaytonaState.edu/TheArts or call (386) 226-1927.
Concert: First Church of the Nazarene will present Todd Allen Herendeen and his FTD Band in concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at 201 S. Orange St., New Smyrna Beach.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: South Daytona will conduct a tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at South Daytona City Hall, 1672 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona. There will be a mayor's address, lighting of the tree, Santa, refreshments and entertainment. For more information, call (386) 322-3070.
Holiday Movie in Christmas Park: A holiday-themed movie in the park will play at dusk, Friday, Nov. 30, in Christmas Park on the corner of Canal and Live Oak streets, New Smyrna Beach. Bleacher seating will be available. However, lawn chairs are suggested. For more information, call the City of New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department at (386) 424-2175.
A Rockefeller Christmas: Continuing a tradition begun by John D. Rockefeller, the most famous resident of the historic Casements home in Ormond Beach, the Casements Guild will open the building Nov. 30-Dec. 2 for A Rockefeller Christmas. The guild's annual three-day celebration of the holidays continues the tradition Rockefeller started early last century when he invited neighbors and other local residents to a lavish Christmas party every year at his winter home in Ormond Beach. Leading into a year-long centennial celebration of the Casements that will begin next year, A Rockefeller Christmas this year features three new events: an ice cream social on Nov. 30, with ice cream available for purchase; Wine and More, a party on Dec. 1 featuring wines, appetizers and music; and a holiday tea party on Dec. 2, which will include tea and traditional tea-party fare. Tickets for Wine and More and the holiday tea will be available for separate purchase, in advance only, and include general admission to the Casements. Call (386) 676-3216 for ticket information and to make reservations. The celebration inside the Casements will include a Christmas Tree Gallery; Gourmet Shoppe, Gift Shoppe and Craft Boutique; holiday music; and special guests, Santa and Mrs. Claus. General admission to the event is $5 and available at the door, free for children under age 12. The popular horse-and-carriage rides also will be available outside the Casements for $3 per person, free for preschool-aged children. Musical events range from The Surfside Chorus on Friday, the Ormond Beach Chimers (children's group) on Saturday morning, The Sweet Adeline's Saturday afternoon and piano delights for Sunday. General admission, $5; children under age 12, free. Special events require separate tickets but include general admission, and must be purchased in advance). Call (386) 676-3216 for ticket information and to make reservations.
City of Holly Hill annual Christmas Tree Lighting, City Hall, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. For more information, call (386) 248-9441 or visit hollyhillfl.org.
Christmas Bazaar, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, (386) 985-4933
53rd Annual Christmas Parade: The city of Holly Hill Christmas parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. For more information, call (386) 248-9441 or visit hollyhillfl.org.
Breakfast with Santa at Volusia Mall: Breakfast with Santa begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Volusia Mall Food Court. A free breakfast for children 10 and younger. Santa will visit with each table as you enjoy Breakfast from Chick-fil-A. Families may snap quick photos with their personal cameras, participants are invited to come down to Santa's Holiday Home at Volusia Mall for a longer visit and Special Photo Memory. Each child who visits Santa on set will receive a special gift. Registration is required by Nov. 27. For more information, visit volusiamall.net.
"Simply Streisand:" "Simply Streisand, A Tribute To Barbra Streisand, starring Carla DelVillaggio and The Hello Gorgeous Band will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center 399 N. U.S. 1. Reserved seating tickets are $25. General admission tickets are $20. For more information, call (386) 676-3375.
Christmas Luau: American Legion Post 267 Christmas Luau: This event will be Saturday, Dec. 1, at 156 New Britain Ave., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 672-7678.
Tree Lighting Ceremony & Community Choir: The city of Port Orange will conduct its tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Kenneth W. Parker Amphitheater, 2001 City Center Circle. Get into the holiday spirit with a fun and enjoyable evening of seasonal music on Dec. 1. The Tree Lighting and Community Choir ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m., and features choir members from different churches throughout the community singing all the holiday classics. This event kicks off Port Orange's Holiday celebrations. Mayor Allen Green and City Council members will be on hand to light the official Port Orange Christmas Tree, which also turns on the lights in the live oaks around City Center. The lights in the trees will stay illuminated each night during the holiday season. Jolly Ole' Saint Nick will attend the ceremony to hear what the kids want under the tree. For information on the ceremony, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (386) 506-5851.
Italian Club's Christmas Dinner Dance: The Italian American Club of Ormond Beach will host its Christmas Dinner Dance at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Indigo Country Club, 312 Indigo Drive, Daytona Beach. A cash bar will start at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner. There is a choice of roast pork, fish or chicken marsala. The cost is $25. Music will be furnished by Sal Ronci. For information or tickets, call Kathy (386) 334-0593.
Annual Christmas Parade: New Smyrna Beach's annual Christmas Parade will "do the LOOP" by land Saturday, Dec. 1. With the theme "Tropical Christmas," the parade steps off at 4 p.m. and travels the NSB Waterfront Loop from Flagler Avenue, down the North Causeway and ends on historic Canal Street. For more information, call the City of New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department at (386) 424-2175.
Holiday Boat Parade: New Smyrna Beach's annual Holiday Boat Parade will "do the LOOP" by water at dusk, Saturday, Dec. 1. By 6:15 p.m., boats are expected to enter the LOOP at the South Causeway Bridge and travel the Intracoastal Waterway to the North Causeway Bridge. The lighted boats can be viewed from many venues around the LOOP
IMAGES Tour of Homes, Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Tickets are $20. A New Smyrna Beach tradition for over 30 years. For more information, call (386) 423-4733 or visit imagesartfestival.org.
Holiday Tea: A holiday tea party inside the Casements dining room will be from 1-3 p., Sunday, Dec. 2, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. The tea will be the star at this party, accompanied by sandwiches, scones and other delicacies traditionally served at a proper tea party. Tickets are $15 per person, include general admission to the building, must be purchased in advance, and are limited to two seatings. For more information, tickets and reservations to special events, call (386) 676-3216. Visa and MasterCard accepted.
The 35th Annual Port Orange Christmas Parade: Now in its 35th year, the parade is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. A favorite for all ages, the parade is packed full of creative floats, bands, and holiday cheer that brings out a large crowd so locate you space on the parade route early. Starting at Nova Road, the parade route runs east on Dunlawton Avenue. Port Orange Government TV will air the parade on tape delay on Bright House cable channel 199. DVD copies of the parade can be purchased by calling (386) 506-5522.
Artists Workshop Holiday Exhibits: The Oak Hill City Hall gallery and The Edgewater Library gallery, Dec. 2-Jan. 31, (386) 428-1225
Daytona State College Yuletide Feast, Daytona Beach campus, Goddard Performance Hall, 6:30 p.m. Dec 3-6, (386) 226-1927 or www.daytonastate.edu
Girls Getaway Weekend in the LOOP: Two of the LOOP's historic districts are teaming on a "Girls Getaway Weekend" Dec. 6-9 in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. Activities include art, wine and holiday food demonstrations, a gingerbread house demonstration, a spa demo, a Sunday brunch, and a bed and breakfast tour with restaurant tasting. Historic Canal Street and Flagler Avenue businesses also will offer special shopping experiences. This event is part of the Christmas on Canal Street holiday event series. For more information, visit www.christmasoncanalstreet.com.
Third Annual Fur Ball Gala & Silent Auction, Ocean Center, 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. For more information, call (386) 274-4703, Ext. 328 or visit halifaxhumanesociety.org.
Light Up Flagler: Light Up Flagler Avenue will carry the holiday spirit to the beachside from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in New Smyrna Beach. Merchants on the seaside street will illuminate their businesses and vie for prizes in the annual decorating contest. Live carolers will sing their way to and from the beach. For more information, visit nsbwaterfrontloop.com/events.
Movies on the Halifax: "Beethoven's Christmas Adventure" will be shown at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7, at Riverside Park, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 676-3216.
Toys for Tots Luncheon: Halifax River Yacht Club, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7. For more information, call (386) 255-7859
Christmas program and candlelight reception: Unity Church of Daytona Beach, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. For more information, call (386) 253-4201.
Poinsettia Festival: UCP/WORC will host a community Poinsettia Festival to celebrate the winter holidays. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Holly Hill Market, 101 Second St., Holly Hill. The Poinsettia Festival will provide family entertainment, fresh locally grown poinsettias and hand-made holiday ornaments for purchase, food and more. The festival will benefit UCP/WORC which provides services to youth and adults with disabilities. Vendor applications for the Poinsettia Festival are now available online at www.ucpworc.org or call (386) 523-1398.
Walk Though Bethlehem: CrossRoads Baptist Church will host Walk Through Bethlehem six nights in 2012: Dec. 7- 9 and 14-16. Walk Through Bethlehem is an outdoor drama event that is offered free to the community during the Christmas season. The Walk Through Bethlehem set is a 22,000-square-foot city that takes more than three months to construct. The city includes several streets, 23 shops, 400 costumed characters, hundreds of volunteers, and over 100 live animals, including two camels. There is no charge and donations are not accepted. CrossRoads Baptist Church is at 1851 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information, visit www.crbaptist.com
Santa on a Toys for Tots Train: Santa Claus will drive a Florida East Coast Railroad train to a stop in the NSB Waterfront LOOP at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the railroad tracks at Canal Street and U.S. 1. The big guy and Mrs. Claus will provide toys to the local Toys for Tots program and greet local children and families. Children attending the stop also may donate to the Toys for Tots drive. For more information, call (386) 423-2184.
Ormond Beach City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting and Choral Festival: Holiday entertainment at City Hall prior to the Ormond Christmas Parade. www.ormondbeachmainstreet.com
22nd Annual Home for the Holidays Nighttime Parade: The City of Ormond Beach Department of Leisure Services proudly presents the 22nd Annual Home for the Holidays Nighttime Parade at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The parade route begins on Division Avenue and U.S. 1, goes north to Granada Boulevard turns east on Granada to Beach Street, turns south on Beach in front of City Hall. For more information, call (386) 676-3241.
Ponce Inlet Christmas Parade: This event will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. For more information, call (386) 236-2152 or (386) 760-5448
Nutcracker Ballet: The Civic Ballet of Volusia County returns with its enchanting performance of The Nutcracker Ballet at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 at Peabody Auditorium, 600 S. Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach. Spectacular sets, lavish costumes and dazzling dance bring Tchaikovsky's musical grand vision to life. Nearly 70 Volusia County children will perform on stage, dancing the various roles of Snowflakes, Candy Canes, Angels, Mice and Party Guests. Continue the holiday celebration with "The Sugar Plum Tea," a lavish, fully-set tea party perfectly tailored for children, immediately following the Nutcracker Ballet performance. Children will enjoy refreshments, delight in delicate decorations, and meet with costumed cast members. The Tea Party is a specially ticketed event intended for children and cannot be sold as a separate ticket. Tea tickets must be purchased at The Peabody box office in person.
A Holiday Light Tour: Do the LOOP on a holiday light tour from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dec. 8, 15 and 22 in New Smyrna Beach. Beginning in the Canal Street Historic District, tours will circle the LOOP to take in the lighted displays in the area's downtown business districts. Tours are free, but seating is limited. For reservations or more information, call (386) 424-2175.
Edgewater Christmas Parade: The city of Edgewater will conduct this annual event at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in Edgewater. For more information, visit www.cityofedgewater.org.
Christmas Concert: Coronado Community United Methodist Church will present its annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The church's Chancel Choir will present the cantata, "The Word Became Flesh," under the direction of Anita Wimbish, director of Music Ministries. Coronado Community United Methodist Church is at 201 S. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach. A free-will offering will be taken to support the ministries of Coronado Church. For more information, call (386) 428-6252, Ext. 19.
Holiday Parade and WinterFest: On Atlantic Avenue Daytona Beach Shores, 4-8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8. For more information, call (386) 763-5364.
Christmas Cantata: The 2012 Christmas Cantata, "Jesus, Light of the World" will be at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Christ Presbyterian Church, 1035 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. Free-will offering. For more information, call (386) 677-4076.
Daytona State College Neighborhood Holiday Festival: This event will beheld from 2-5 p.m. Dec. 9, at the News-Journal Center at Daytona State College, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach . For more information, call (386) 226-1927 or www.daytonastate.edu.
Winter Holiday Party (Special Populations): A fun-filled holiday event with dinner, dancing, games and crafts for people with special needs will be from 6-8 p.m., Dec. 14, at Nova Community Center & Park / Special Populations Division, 440 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach. Sponsored by the Department of Leisure Services Special Populations Division. Admission is $5. For more information, call (386) 676-3252.
Daytona Beach Christmas Boat Parade: Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15, at the Seabreeze Bridge. Suggested Viewing Areas: 1 - Ballough Road Fishing Pier; 2 - Main Street Bridge; 3 - Manatee Island; 4 - News Journal Center; 5 - City Island Library; 6 - Halifax Rowing Association; 7 - Memorial Bridge; 8 - Convention & Visitor Bureau; 9 - Halifax Harbor Marina. For more information, visit daytonachristmasboatparade.com
A Holiday Light Tour: Do the LOOP on a holiday light tour from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dec 15, and 22 in New Smyrna Beach. Beginning in the Canal Street Historic District, tours will circle the LOOP to take in the lighted displays in the area's downtown business districts. Tours are free, but seating is limited. For reservations or more information, call (386) 424-2175.
Ugly Sweater Contest: LuLu's Oceanside Grill will hold an Ugly Sweater Contest at 8 p.m., Dec. 15, 30 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 673-2641 or visit lulusoceansidegrill.com.
Worship service: Christmas Music Worship Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 16, at First Presbyterian Church, 620 S. Grandview Ave., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 253-4581.
Sunday Cinema: "Joyeux Noel" will be shown at 2 p.m. Dec. 16, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. Based on the true story of three armies in the bloody trenches of World War I and the miraculous Christmas Eve truce they unexpectedly forge. In French with English subtitles. Rated PG-13, 116 minutes. For more information, call (386) 322-5152.
"Drive Thru Bethlehem:" The Drive-in Christian Church will hold Drive Thru Bethlehem from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 19-21, 3140 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores. For more information, call (386) 767-8761 or www.driveinchurch.net.
Memorable Thursday Movies: "Christmas Carol," will be shown at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. This 1938 film retells Charles Dickens' story about a miser who is finally filled with the true spirit of Christmas. Reginald Owen and Kathleen Lockhart star. Unrated, 69 minutes: For more information, call (386) 322-5152.
"Miracle on 34th Street -- Classic Christmas Radio Production," Daytona Playhouse will perform Miracle on 34th Street -- Classic Christmas Radio Production," Dec. 21-23. For more information, call (386) 255-2431 or daytonaplayhouse.org.
Movie in the Park goes Seaside: "A Christmas Story," will be shown at dusk, Dec. 21, at the eastern end of Flagler Avenue New Smyrna Beach. For more information, call (386) 424-2175.
A Holiday Light Tour: Do the LOOP on a holiday light tour from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dec. 22 in New Smyrna Beach. Beginning in the Canal Street Historic District, tours will circle the LOOP to take in the lighted displays in the area's downtown business districts. Tours are free, but seating is limited. For reservations or more information, call (386) 424-2175.
Big Band America Holiday Concert: Big Band America will perform favorites from Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey plus special jazz arrangements of beloved Christmas carols from 2-5 p.m. Dec. 22, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. Cost is $15. For more information, visit www.ormondbeach.org
Pancake Breakfast with Santa: Church of the Holy Child in Ormond Beach will hold breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m.- noon, at 1225 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 676-0793 or (386) 672-6173
Cinematique: The film "The Nutcracker" will be shown at 2 p.m. Dec. 23, at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. A new version for December 2012, it's the Tchaikovsky Ballet in two acts. A magician with secrets, an enchanted gift, a guiding angel and a visit through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. This now-classic Royal Ballet production creates the world of the 19th-century onstage, with a Christmas tree that magically grows and toy soldiers that come to life! Starring Roberta Marquez and Steven McRae. For more information, visit www.cinematique.org
Candlelight Service: Unity Church of Daytona Beach will hold a candlelight service at 6 p.m., Dec. 24. at 908 Ridgewood Ave., For more information, call (386) 253-4201.
New Year's Eve Party/Fireworks: Flagler Avenue will host its annual New Year's Eve party from 8 p.m. - 2 a.m., Monday, Dec. 31. Ring in 2013 with fireworks at 9 p.m.. Parties will welcome the New Year in 10 venues along the avenue. For more information, visit partyonflagler.com
New Year's Eve Party: LuLu's Oceanside Grill will hold a New Year's Eve party at 9 p.m., Dec. 31, at 30 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 673-2641 or visit lulusoceansidegrill.com.
New Year's Eve on Main Street: Holidays at Daytona Beach concludes with New Year's Eve on Main Street on Dec. 31, one of Central Florida's largest New Year's Eve celebrations. In its seventh year, this free street festival presented by the Main Street Merchants Association features four stages, street entertainers, family-friendly games and rides, a ball drop and fireworks at midnight.
World Peace Service: Unity Church of Daytona Beach, 6 p.m., Dec. 31, at 908 Ridgewood Ave. For more information, call (386) 253-4201.
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