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Posted by Megan Crevier on Dec 8, 2017 11:10:03 AM
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Your List of Hometown Holiday Events in Seminole & Volusia Counties

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The holiday season is upon us, and that means fun events in our favorite communities filling our calendars for the rest of the year!

Some of the best holiday events are happening right here in Volusia and Seminole Counties, adding to what makes them such great places to call home and helping make homes for sale in communities such as DeLand and Sanford, FL so popular.

Here is a look at some of the top events coming up in our favorite local communities organized by date!

Free Activities in DeLand the Fridays before Christmas 

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Enjoy the following free activities for children in Downtown DeLand!

When: December 8th - 6PM - 9PM
Where: Chess Park, Downtown DeLand, Florida
What: Letters to Santa

When: December 15th - 6PM - 9PM
Where: Chess Park, Downtown DeLand, Florida
What: Rock Painting 

When: December 22nd - 6PM - 9PM
Where: Chess Park, Downtown DeLand, Florida
What: Reindeer Food

City of Sanford Christmas Parade of Lights

When: December 9th - 6PM - 9PM
Where: First Street, Downtown Sanford, Florida
What: Enjoy this free event showcasing the annual illuminated Christmas Parade in Downtown Sanford

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Christmas Movies at Stetson

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When: December 9th - 7PM - 9PM
Where: Stetson Baptist Church on Minnesota Avenue - 1025 W. Minnesota in DeLand, Florida
What: Enjoy Christmas cartoons, homemade cookies, and hot chocolate under the stars 

Lake Helen Christmas Home Tour

When: December 9th - 12:30PM - 6:30PM & December 10th - 12:30PM - 5:30PM
Where: Starting at Hopkins Hall - 192 Connecticut Ave, Lake Helen
What: Tour Homes, historical buildings, and churches in Lake Helen! The Marketplace will be open from 11AM-4PM and will host local talents. Also enjoy entertainment and refreshments! 
Tickets at the door are available for $20, or in advance for $15. Learn where to purchased advanced tickets here

Craft and Cookies with Santa in DeLand

When: December 10th - 1PM - 4PM
Where: The Table Restaurant in Downtown DeLand, Florida
What: For $15 per child or $25 per family (max 3 children) enjoy cookie and ornament decorating, rock painting, letters to Santa, and more!

Mistletoe Music and Festival of Trees in DeLand

When: December 12th - 5PM
Where: Earn Brown Park - 750 S. Alabama Ave, DeLand, Florida
What: Enjoy holiday performances by the Volusia County Symphony and DeLand High School Chorus along with Strolling Dickens Carolers through the beautiful tree display

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DeBary Hall Candlelight Christmas Tours

When: December 9th & 16th at 6pm & 7pm
Where: DeBary Hall Historic Site - 198 Sunrise Blvd
What: Explore the historic site of the 19th-century hunting lodge once owned by the deBary family. The lodge will be candlelit and decorated for Christmas, and refreshments will be served!  $10 for adults, $5 for ages 3-12, and free for 2 years and under.

Jingle Jam in Downtown Sanford

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When: December 16th - 3PM - 10PM
Where: Downtown Sanford, Florida
What: Enjoy this free holiday event covering several streets in Downtown Sanford offering live music on 3 stages, carnival games, pictures with Santa, food trucks, holiday vendors, and more! Family & Pet-friendly!

Sanford Illuminated Boat Parade

When: December 16th - 6PM
Where: Lake Monroe, Sanford, Florida
What: Celebrate the holiday spirit with this free event watching illuminated boats light up beautiful Lake Monroe in Downtown Sanford, Florida!

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Movie in the Park in DeLand

When: December 16th - 4:30PM
Where: Earl Brown Park, DeLand, Florida
What: Enjoy an Elf Costume Contest starting at 5:30 PM, followed by the movie elf playing in the park at 6PM!

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