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, Lake Mary, and Sanford, FL so popular.
Here is a look at some of the top events coming up in our favorite local communities!
Free Activities in DeLand
Enjoy the following free activities for children in DeLand!
When: December 6th - 6PM to 9PM
Where: Pioneer Park (corner of E. Rich Ave. & N. Woodland Blvd)
What: Light Up DeLand
*The DeLand City Hall Tree lighting will also take place earlier in the evening at 5:30PM.
When: December 7th - Parade Starts @ 5:30PM
Where: Downtown DeLand - North to South along Woodland Blvd
What: 71st Annual Downtown DeLand Christmas Parade
When: December 13th & 21st - 5PM to 6PM
Where: Chess Park, 129 FL-44 DeLand, FL
What: Get in the Holiday Spirit with these family friendly and free activity nights!
When: December 14th - 9am - 11am
Where: Wayne G Sanborn Activity Center - 815 S. Alabama Ave, DeLand
What: Breakfast with Santa
Light Up Deltona
When: December 3rd - 6pm - 8pm
Where: Deltona City Hall - 2345 Providence Blvd, Deltona
What: Join the City of Deltona and light up the night with more than 10,000 blue and white lights, snowflakes, Santa's workshop, a giant sleigh with reindeer, & more! Light refreshments will be served too!
Light Up Orange City
When: December 4th @ 5:30PM
Where: Mill Lake Park - 207 E Blue Springs Ave, Orange City
What: Light Up Orange City with food trucks, ice skating, Christmas Carols, pictures with Santa, a movie in the Park, & more! Parking is available at Volusia County Baptist Church - 261 S. Orange Ave - Event is free!
New Smyrna Beach Christmas Celebration
When: December 5th - 5PM to 9PM
Where: The Florida Local - 202 Julia St, New Smyrna Beach
What: Have a very Merry New Smyrna Beach Christmas with the FFA Christmas Tree Lot, holiday market, Santa, holiday libations, water tower lighting, a cookie exchange & more!
City of Sanford's Christmas Parade of Lights & Tree Lighting (done)
When: December 6th - 6PM to 8PM
Where: Magnolia Square - 150 E. First Street, Sanford
What: The City of Sanford's kicks off the holiday festivities with their Annual Tree Lighting!
When: December 14th @ 6PM
Where: Magnolia Square & First Street, Downtown Sanford
What: Enjoy this free event showcasing the Annual Illuminated Christmas Parade in Historic Downtown Sanford!
Daytona Beach's Annual Christmas Boat Parade
When: December 7th @ 6PM
Where: Halifax Harbor Marina - 450 Basin Street, Daytona Beach
What: Presented and hosted by The Historic Halifax River Yacht Club
Sunday Snow Day in Daytona Beach
When: December 1st, 8th, 15th, & 22nd
Where: One Daytona - Daytona Blvd, Daytona Beach
What: Head out to One Daytona Shopping Center and enjoy the polar express train, real snow play area, giant snow slides, & a special guests! (The Grinch - 12/1; Elsa & Anna - 12/8; Buddy the Elf - 12/15; The Grinch & Whos - 12/22)
Christmas Movies at Stetson
When: December 14th - 6PM to 8PM
Where: Stetson Baptist Church - 1025 W. Minnesota Ave, DeLand
What: Enjoy Christmas cartoons, homemade cookies, and hot chocolate under the stars
DeBary Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade
When: December 7th - 2PM to 6PM
Where: Gateway Center for the Arts - 880 N. HWY 17-92, DeBary
What: DeBary Christmas Tree Lighting will have family fun activities, food, drinks, & chili cookoff! All activities end by 5:45PM for the lighting ceremony.
When: December 8th @ 3PM
Where: Parade route will proceed left from Spring Vista Dr onto North U.S. HWY 17/92 and end at Poinsettia Drive.
What: Join the City of DeBary Parks & Recreation for the March of the Toys 2019 Christmas Parade!
Candlelight Christmas Tours at DeBary Hall
When: December 20th & 21st - 6PM & 7PM
Where: DeBary Hall Historic Site - 198 Sunrise Blvd in DeBary
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
When: December 7th - 4PM to 11PM
Where: West End Trading Co. - 202 S. Sanford Ave, Sanford
What: Covering several streets in Historic Downtown Sanford, don't miss this free event - Jingle Jam - with live music, Christmas vendors, food trucks, and more!
Barberville's 'A Florida Christmas Remembered'
When: December 14th - 9AM to 4PM
Where: Barberville Pioneer Settlement - Located on SR 40, West of HWY 17, Barberville
What: Enjoy this family friendly event with children make & take crafts, Santa, Mrs. Claus, Elves, live music, desserts, contests, woodworking, food, and more! (Adult Admission $8 & Seniors $7 - Children 12 & under FREE with paying adult - Members are FREE!)
Holiday Stress Buster 5K in Lake Helen
When: December 24th - Race Site Starting @ 7AM, Race Start Time @ 8AM
Where: 493 S. Lakeview Dr, Lake Helen
What: For more information & to register: Click Here