Christmas will be here soon so now's the time to pile the kids in the car and check out some dazzling and festive Christmas lights in Daytona Beach.
The Volusia County Ocean Center is a multi-use facility that hosts conventions, trade shows, concerts, and all sorts of other events. But at Christmas time it's decked out in lights! The welcome area displays holiday lights that are mirror-reflected from the building's façade. At the plaza around the convention center, you'll find a huge Christmas tree, decorated palms, and other Christmas figurines.
Magic of Lights™ is a festival of twinkling, dancing holiday lights! Drive through a 200-foot light tunnel and more than 40 scenes of holiday displays, including a nativity, Candyland, Toyland, and Winterland. The experience takes you on a 1.5-mile long drive behind the Ticket and Tours building, through the speedway's stadium and concludes in the Midway display area outside the facility. Entrance fee for a car carrying up to nine people is $25. Enter at 441 Midway Ave.
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12th Annual Fantasy of Lights - Located around the Central Park lake at city hall in Palm Coast, is 45 animated light displays. Admission is free. The lights are twinkling daily from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Santa also makes appearances on Sundays.
Twi-Light II Motel in Holly Hill - This Christmas display has been growing since 1980. And there's a little (or a lot) of everything. We're talking tens of thousands of lights, inflatable Santas, and a nativity scene. The owners of the motel organize the display every year simply because they enjoy doing it. It's a free event for the community. The display lights up the neighborhood until 10 p.m. each night during the week and until 11 p.m. on weekends.
DeBary Hall Historic Site - Step back in time and celebrate Christmas by candlelight. DeBary Hall Historic Site is offering candlelight tours this Christmas. Guests will start out in the theater to hear the story of the Christmas Orange, and then, be escorted to the hunting lodge for an open tour. The lodge, once owned by the prominent DeBary family, will be decorated with Christmas trees, wreaths and other festive adornments. Refreshments will be served. The tours are happening at 6 and 7 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 9 and 16. Tickets are $10 for adults.
Tarragona Tower - Built out of coquina rock in 1925, this tower and arch is a piece of Daytona history, and during the holiday season, it glows with beautiful, colorful lights.