Holiday Fun in the Sun: Part II

A couple posts ago we brought you the musical highlights coming to Daytona this holiday season, but don’t miss these other area celebrations that are sure to get you in the yuletide spirit.

Visiting Sea Shells Beach Club means fun in the sun, but you can capture that happy holiday feel at these popular area traditions.

Turkey Rod Run

November 24-27
This event is synonymous with Thanksgiving in Daytona Beach. Presented by Daytona Beach Street Rods, this famous event features thousands of unique automobiles and swap meet vendors – making it the largest classic car show in the United States. It is held each Thanksgiving weekend, from Thursday to Sunday, in the infield of the Daytona International Speedway.

Nights of Lights (St. Augustine)

November 19, 2016-January 31, 2017
Less than an hour away is a dazzling light show as the historic city of St. Augustine is adorned with millions of lights. Downtown businesses will be open later so you can enjoy the lights while drinking, dining or shopping.

The trains and trolleys offer special seasonal tours that take you through the best areas of Nights of Lights, and there are a variety of specialty tours, including walking, horse-and-carriage, and tours to see the lights from the water or the air. The event kicks off November 19 with the official Light-Up! Night Ceremony.

Daytona Beach Christmas Boat Parade

December 10
Watch as boat owners sail their grandly decorated vessels down the Halifax River. Get there early, restaurants and bridges along the water will be filled with spectators. The boats begin at the Seabreeze Bridge south.

New Year’s Eve on Main Street, Daytona

December 31, 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Ring in the New Year right. Keeping with an annual tradition, Main Street will be closed off all night for bands, DJs, food vendors and a midnight ball drop.

Give yourself the best present ever with a holiday stay at Sea Shells Beach Club and enjoy the season Daytona-style.

Have you been to Daytona in November or December? What are your favorite holiday events and attractions?

Victoria Hoffman

A native of New Jersey, Victoria isn't entirely sure how she ended up in Kansas City, but has enjoyed writing, editing, creating, communicating and marketing for high-profile accounts throughout the city ever since. In her spare time, Victoria is an actor (and active) with local community and city theatre.