The holiday season is approaching quickly, which means there are going to be a ton of holiday events in Daytona Beach for you to enjoy! This weekend marks the beginning of Magic of Lights Daytona, where you can go see the "World Center of Racing" transform into a festival of twinkling lights. Or you can spend your weekend sampling delicious chocolate and treats at the Downtown Chocolate Festival. Check out our weekly list of things to do in Daytona Beach and start planning a fun-filled weekend with friends and family today! 

Daytona Beach Nightlife 

Silent Disco Dance Party

When: Thursday, November 21st at 7:00 PM

Where: One Daytona

Bring your dancing shoes and they will provide the headphones! Have some pre-holiday fun at One Daytona. Entry is free, but headphones are first come, first serve! 

Taste of California

When: Thursday, November 21st at 5:00 PM

Where: Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

Grab a friend and embark on a flavor adventure to California! Raise your glass and taste exclusive varietals from Napa, Sonoma, and Monterey perfectly paired with complimentary culinary creations from Executive Chef Greg Bauer. 

Sound Theory Returns to Rock Main Street Station!

When: Sunday, November 24th at 4:00 PM

Where: Main Street Station

Get ready for an awesome Sunday Funday with good music, drinks, and friends! Sound Theory will be taking over Main Street Station this Sunday at 4:00 PM and it's the perfect way to end your weekend! 

Family-Friendly Events in Daytona Beach

Snow Sisters & Friends

When: Thursday, November 21st at 5:30 PM

Where: Volusia Mall

Your favorite Snow Queen, Princess, Prince-in-Training, and one very special snowman are stopping by for a visit! Take pictures with the snow princess and queen, enjoy hot cocoa, and make marshmallow snowmen at Center Court this Thursday!

Downtown Chocolate Festival

When: Saturday, November 23rd at 1:00 PM

Where: Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach

Calling all chocolate lovers! You won’t want to miss the Downtown Chocolate Festival this Saturday. Get your passport for a chocolate tasting afternoon featuring a wide selection of chocolate delectables from Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory and participating merchants while strolling the Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach. 

3rd Annual FURRY PAWS Event

When: Saturday, November 23rd at 6:00 PM

Where: Halifax River Yacht Club

Come out for an evening of fun to support Furry Nation Salvation & Pawsibilites rescue in saving the lives of homeless animals. This is the 3rd annual event and every year has been a huge success and a ton of fun! Admission is free and there will be live music, raffles, silent auctions, and more! 

More Events in Orlando

Magic of Lights Daytona

When: Friday, November 22nd at 7:00 PM

Where: Daytona International Speedway

This holiday season, the “World Center of Racing,” will transform for the third year in-a-row into a holiday wonderland with the Magic of Lights. This festival of twinkling, magical holiday lights features a 200-foot light tunnel and over 40 scenes of holiday light displays spread over a 2-mile course!

Night Sky Viewing Party - Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter

When: Saturday, November 23rd at 5:00 PM

Where: MOAS

Marvel at the autumn night sky this Saturday at the Night Sky Viewing Party. The two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, will appear to almost touch each other in the western sky around sunset, creating a brilliant spectacle. Join the planetarium staff in the MOAS courtyard as they use telescopes and laser pointers to guide you through this wondrous evening. 

DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts

When: Saturday, November 23rd at 12:00 PM

Where: Downtown DeLand Historic District

Head to the Deland Fall Festival of the Arts to peruse fine-art exhibits presented by over 150 juried artists who specialize in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, leather, photography, wood, ceramics, fiber, glass and so much more. This event is free and open to the public and is the perfect outing for the whole family! 

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