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Top Holiday Events Near Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach is filled with holiday cheer this season!  Enjoy the most colorful events and festivals within driving minutes from Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of the holidays in and around beautiful Daytona Beach, Florida with these top holiday events.

Daytona Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Illuminated vessels create a colorful maritime procession at the annual Daytona Beach Christmas Boat Parade organized by the Halifax River Yacht Club. On December 4, 2021, watch the dazzling boat show along the Halifax River from the Seabreeze Bridge to the Halifax Harbor Marina. The top boats in various categories such as best lights and best theme will win prizes. 

Magic of Lights at Daytona International Speedway

Drive through a million Christmas lights at Magic of Lights at Daytona International Speedway. From November 19, 2021 through January 1, 2022, the World Center of Racing is transformed into a colorful holiday wonderland. Purchase tickets online or at the gate for this family-friendly holiday event in Daytona Beach. 

St. Augustine Nights of Lights

Now through January 31, 2022, enjoy this award-winning holiday light display in St. Augustine. View three million twinkling Christmas lights found in every corner of the historic district. From the luminous lights along the bayfront to the Christmas tree placed in the center of the Plaza de la Constitución, discover countless Instagram-worthy locations at Nights of Lights. Take the special seasonal tours in a train or trolley to visit the best areas. 

Visit with Santa in Daytona Beach

Get your photos with Santa through December 24, 2021 at Bass Pro Shops in Daytona Beach! Photos are free with additional options to purchase photo packages. During your visit, kids can mail their letter to Santa and partake in free giveaways. Reservations are available up to seven days in advance. 

Tanger Outlets Tree Lighting Ceremony

Visit the Tanger Outlets and explore fun family activities together with your loved ones. Watch the gorgeous 50-foot Christmas tree lighting ceremony featuring interactive displays on November 19, 2021. Can't make the lighting ceremony? View the festive display while holiday shopping at the outlets!  

The Twi-Light II Motel Christmas Lights

You do not want to miss the free annual holiday lights display at the Twi-Light II Motel in Holly Hill at 1125 Ridgewood Ave. A favorite among locals, the lights usually stay on until 10 PM on weekdays, 11 PM on weekends. While the display is free, donations are accepted and appreciated. To view these magical lights, take your car on the driveway that loops around the property. If you want to take a closer look, you may park your car and spend some quality time with your family while enjoying their beautiful Christmas lights and lovely Christmas decorations.

Miracle Bar at McCoys Rum Room

Enter a holiday wonderland when you visit the exclusive pop-up bar at McCoys Rum Room. Order from a list of naughty and nice cocktails, and sip among cheerful holiday decor. McCoys is just one of a select few bars that have joined "Miracle" by Cocktail Kingdom. Celebrate the season at Miracle, launching November 17 through December 30! 

British Invasion New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball

Experience the Swingin' Sixties at Hilton Daytona's British Invasion New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball. On December 31, get dressed in your best dresses and suits from the era and dance—and dine—the night away. Entertainment will include performances by Florida's #1 Beatles tribute band and a live DJ. The New Year's Eve event will also have champagne toasts, a lavish buffet, poker tables, and more. Purchase tickets to the party or book our exclusive NYE room package.