There is a cornucopia of reasons to be thankful this holiday. We've provided you with a few of them. Take a look at this week's guide for things to do in Daytona and tell us how you'll be spending your holiday in the comments below.    


Danksgiving Block Party

When: Wed. Nov. 21st | 9 PM
Where: Seabreeze Entertainment District

Seabreeze Entertainment District brings you the Danksgiving Block Party, featuring multiple live music artists at 4 venues throughout the district! Live music by Brothers Within, Relief, Ashley Young, and The amazing Brian Blanchard aka B TRUE!


45th Annual Daytona Turkey Run

When: Nov. 22nd - 24th
Where: Daytona International Speedway

Get ready for the 45th Annual Daytona Turkey Run, the largest combined classic car show and swap meet in the U.S featuring 6000+ cars. Four days of family friendly fun held in the infield of Daytona International Speedway. 

Thanksgiving Feet to Feast 5K Run/Walk

When: Thurs. Nov. 22nd | 7:45 AM
Where: Daytona State College

Motivate your entire family to get Huffin' n' Puffin' before all the Turkey n' Stuffin'. The Feet to Feast 5K takes place Thanksgiving morning at Daytona State College.

Spark The Spirit Tree Lighting on Canal Street

When: Fri. Nov. 23rd | 5-7:30 PM
Where: Canal Street Historic District

Head to Historic Canal Street for the Christmas kick off on Canal Street in beautiful downtown New Smyrna Beach. This free family friendly event features the Christmas tree lighting in Christmas Park, as well as live entertainment and a special appearance by Santa!

Canal Street Coastal Christmas Market

When: Sat. Nov. 24th | 9-5 PM
Where: Canal Street Historic District

Shop handcrafted holiday items from 90+ local vendors plus live entertainment, children's activities, and demonstrations at the Coastal Christmas Market on Canal Street. 


In case you're not looking to spend all of Thursday in the kitchen, we've done some research and provided you with a list of hotels and restaurants open on Thanksgiving. Here are a few of our top picks. 

Thanksgiving Buffet at Plaza Resort & Spa

Reservations required. Admission: $32 adults | $16 children 4-12 yrs | Under 4 free

Thanksgiving Brunch at Hilton Oceanfront Resort

Serving selections from the garden, soup, seafood, carving station with turkey, prime rib, smoked ham bourbon cherry glaze, baked goods & desserts.

Reservations available 11AM - 3PM
Adults $54.95 | Children 6-12 $19.95

Thanksgiving Dinner at Malibu Beach Grill

Special limited menu with choice of turkey, Filet Mignon, Mahi-Mahi, or salmon.
$26 | Open 12-8 PM


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