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Magic of Lights™ Holiday Display at the Daytona International Speedway

Magic of Lights, the popular drive-through holiday lights experience that made its debut at Daytona International Speedway last year, will return to the “World Center of Racing,” operating Nov. 16 through Jan. 1.

Guests will be able to enjoy spectacular displays, using the latest LED technology and digital animations, from the comfort of their vehicle. The experience will include a drive behind the Ticket and Tours Building, through the state-of-the-art motorsports facility and conclude in the Midway display area.

Among the new light displays for 2018 is Reindeer Crossing where Santa’s sled team jumps over guests’ vehicles, the 200-foot Candy Cane Lane and the Snowflake Forest.

Advance tickets are on sale at or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Take advantage of special pre-sale pricing of $17 for cars and $35 for oversized vehicles now through Nov. 1. After that, regular ticket prices include:

  • $20 per car in advance, $25 per car at the gate weekdays (Monday through Thursday), or $30 on weekends (Friday through Sunday).

  • Oversized vehicles such as limousines or vans for 15 passengers or more will be $40 per vehicle in advance, $45 per vehicle at the gate and $50 on weekend dates.

  • A special “Dash Pass” ticket that provides front-of-the-line admission on weekends will be available for $40 per car in advance, $45 per car at the gate. For oversized vehicles, the “Dash Pass” is available for $60 per vehicle in advance and $70 per vehicle at the gate.

  • Tour buses cannot be accommodated.

A portion of the proceeds from the Magic of Lights at Daytona International Speedway will benefit the Florida Hospital Foundation with funds designated to support Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center’s Pediatric Unit. Officials recently presented an $18,519 check to the Florida Hospital Foundation that was generated from last year’s Magic of Lights at Daytona International Speedway.

For more information on Magic of Lights, visit and

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6:00 PM18:00

Christmas in the Park

Free event. The Christmas Concert will begin at 6pm with special musical performances followed by the official lighting of City Center! A special guest appearance by SANTA is at 7pm and FREE horse-drawn carriage rides around City Center will be available! 

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4:00 PM16:00

Flock to Flagler-Ladies Night Out

Kick Off your Christmas Shopping on December 6th, Thursday from 4 – 8 PM along Flagler Avenue Retail Shops in the 300 block of New Smyrna Beach. A fun filled night full of Santa and Holiday Spirit! Sign-up is FREE. Sign-up at Ring Gallery located at 311 Flagler Avenue. By signing up you are offered all the shops holiday specials for the evening and a map of participating merchants. It is a night for hanging out with your gal pals and great shopping!

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2:00 PM14:00

Santa's North Pole

  • City Hall in the Commission Chambers (map)
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Free event. A large display of decorated Christmas trees can be seen and provides for lots of photo opportunities.  Craft is provided to entertain the children as they wait to meet and take their photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. 

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New Year's Eve in Daytona Beach

Free event. New Year’s Eve in Daytona Beach is a festive scene at the oceanfront Bandshell and Ocean Walk Shoppes that traditionally featuresa free fireworks show over the Atlantic Ocean after an early evening tribute band and another fireworks display again at midnight. Join the Main Street block party free celebration complete with an illuminated ball drop, stiltwalkers, live bands and DJs, food vendors and souvenirs.

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