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Posted on: December 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Holiday lights and Santa visits brighten holidays

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There are plenty of activities throughout the city this holiday season. Residents are encouraged to take steps to stay COVID-free this holiday season - wash hands frequently, social distance when out and about, and always wear a face covering when indoors and social distancing is not possible.

Photos with Santa this Saturday
Kids can get a free photo with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Downtown Farmers' Market located at 100 Magnolia Ave. between Beach Street and Palmetto Avenue. Santa will be wearing a mask, and everyone who comes for a photo should also wear a mask and practice social distancing. The free photographs will be sent via email or text to the parent or guardian before Friday, Dec. 25.

Bright Lights & Merry Nights Holiday Lights Map
Enjoy holiday lights throughout the city with a map to the light displays. To view the map, or have your home or business added, visit

Daytona International Speedway Magic of Lights
This light tour is a paid admission that is open daily from 6 to 10 p.m. The entrance is at the intersection of International Speedway and Bill France boulevards.

One Daytona

ONE DAYTONA is hosting family-friendly events this holiday season including:

  • Holiday Showcase Saturday, Dec. 19: Victory Circle Stage will feature performances from local schools, performing studios, and clubs. Interested organizations must pre-reserve time to showcase their talents.
  • Winter Village from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20: Guests can enjoy an open-air market where they can purchase holiday gift items.

Additional holiday activity resources:

Santa visits neighborhoods, Dec. 12
Santa had a busy day Saturday, Dec. 12, as he rode on a fire truck and made stops at the Schnebly Recreation Center, Midtown Community Center and Derbyshire Park so residents could take holiday photos with him that were socially-distanced.

Fire Department collects thousands of toys for local families
The fire department’s annual toy drive collected enough toys to help about 800 families, with each child receiving three to four toys.

Shop with a Cop
The police department held its annual Shop with a Cop event, which provided 25 local families with $250 in spending money for a shopping spree at Walmart.

Youth treated to shopping spree
Academy Sports + Outdoors, in coordination with B-CU’s athletics program and DBPD, treated 10 kids who have participated in the city’s Leisure Services programs to a shopping spree Saturday.

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