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What to do this week in and around Ormond Beach.

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Thursday, Dec. 15

Holiday at The Casements

When: 6 p.m.

Where: The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: Celebrate Christmas during this open house and dessert social event. At 7 p.m., there will be a concert featuring "The Moonlighters." Visit

Community Band Holiday Performance

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave., Palm Coast

Details: The Palm Coast Community Band, a group of over 20 musicians, and the jazz band will play holiday tunes in front of City Hall. Interested in joining the band? Email [email protected]

Friday, Dec. 16

Walk with the Manager

When: 8-9:30 a.m.

Where: Environmental Discovery Center, 601 Division Ave., Ormond Beach

Details: Join Ormond Beach City Manager Joyce Shanahan for a walk with Fire Chief Howard Bailey. The walk will start at the Environmental Discovery Center and participants will walk to Fire Station 92 at 189 S. Nova Road, before returning back to the EDC. 

Christmas in Bunnell

When: 5-7 p.m.

Where: Bunnell City Hall, 200 S. Church St., Bunnell

Details: The city of Bunnell is celebrating Christmas with Santa and Mrs. Claus, music, activities, games and food trucks. Free event. 

European Village Holiday Night Market

When: 5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17

Where: European Village, 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, Palm Coast

Details: Join European Village for its annual two-day Holiday Night Market. There will be live music and vendors. Free admission. 

Saturday, Dec. 17

Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus

When: 9-11 a.m.

Where: Alfies Restaurant, 1666 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: Join the Ormond-by-the-Sea Lions Club for a breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will be small gifts for children, free Santa photos and Diamond Jim the Balloon Man will be there making hats for children. Breakfast purchase is not required.

Second annual Pawliday event

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Granada Animal Hospital, 345 Clyde Morris Blvd. Suite 490, Ormond Beach

Details: The Granada Animal Hospital team is getting into the Christmas spirit with its second annual Pawliday event, which showcases local animal welfare organizations such as Sophie's Circle, Daytona Beach German Shepherd Rescue, Pawsibilities, Kitten Kingdom and more. There will be pet portraits and photos with Santa, tours of the hospital, raffles and more. Call 386-672-8860 to sign up.

Annual Wreaths Across America remembrance

When: Noon

Where: Oak Ridge Cemetery, 128 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach

Details: The Vietnam Veterans of America Daytona Beach Chapter 1048 will host its annual Wreaths Across America remembrance event, with the goal to place a wreath on each veteran's headstones. Visit

Ormond Ballet presents "The Nutcracker"

When: 7 p.m. 

Where: Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: See Ormond Ballet's presentation of "The Nutcracker," featuring original choreography by directors Michelle Boutros and Jeremiah Garner. A Children's Tea Party is also offered at 1 p.m., followed by a condensed show at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $30-$35, and the tea party costs an additional $30 per child. Visit

Sunday, Dec. 18

Christmas Cantata

When: 9:30 a.m.

Where: Tomoka United Methodist Church, 1000 Old Tomoka Road, Ormond Beach

Details: Tomoka United Methodist Church choir will present a cantata titled, "Follow the Star, Follow the King. The choir will be joined by members of the choirs from First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach and First United Methodist Church of Port Orange. This full choral group will be singing music by Lloyd Larson, Mary McDonald, Larry Shackley and Douglas E .Wagner. Free admission.

U.S. Navy Band South East Holiday concert

When: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Where: Flagler Auditorium, 5500 State Route 100, Palm Coast

Details: Attend this free holiday concert at Flagler Auditorium. Free tickets available at the box office, Flagler Chrysler Dodge, Beachfront Grille and Atlantic Benefit Consultants. Limit of two tickets per person.

Monday, Dec. 19

Chanukah at European Village

When: 5-7:30 p.m.

Where: European Village, 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, Palm Coast

Details: Chabad of Palm Coast will transform European Village into a Chanukah celebration, featuring a grand menorah lighting, world stage dancers, a petting zoo, train rides, face painting and more. Palm Coast Mayor David Alfin and Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly will be in attendance. Free admission. The event is sponsored by Palm Coast Pharmacy. Call 386-225-4941.


2022 Christmas Walkthrough Display

When: 5:30-10 p.m. daily

Where: 111 Pine Creek Court, Ormond Beach

Details: The Schoolcrafts' 2022 Christmas Display, with over 170 inflatables, is now open, wind and weather-permitting. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. A movie theater plays movies nightly at dusk. Well-behaved leashed animals are welcome. Visit

A December to Remember

When: 6-9 p.m., Dec. 7-31

Where: Riverfront Esplanade, 249 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach

Details: Start a new holiday tradition while you explore the brand-new Riverfront Esplanade overlooking the Halifax River in downtown Daytona Beach. This multi-day celebration features a variety of community events such as a a movie on the lawn, holiday basaar, Santa sightings and live music concerts. An opening ceremony with a tree lighting will take place at the News Journal Center on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 5:30-6:3 p.m. Visit

Exercises for the maturing body

When: 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays

Where: First Baptist Church Of Palm Coast, 6050 Palm Coast Parkway, Palm Coast

Details: Presented by Synergy Senior Fitness, attend upbeat classes with Senior Fitness Specialist Artie Gardella. Classes are ongoing. Insurances that cover fitness accepted or a donation for those with no coverage. Visit

Sixth-annual Magic of Lights 

When: Through Jan. 1

Where: Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach

Details: The popular drive-through lights extravaganza is back with more than one million lights and holiday scenes. New this year is the premiere of the Barbie holiday light display, as well as the Big Foot Monster Trucks and Prehistoric Christmas. Tickets cost $20 per vehicle in advance through Dec. 8, or $30 at the gate weekdays; or $35 on weekends. From Dec. 9 to Jan. 1, weekday entrance costs $25 in advance or $35 at the gate; or $40 on weekends. Visit

Holiday Light Fight

When: Nov. 24-Dec. 17

Where: City of Palm Coast

Details: Palm Coast residents —  break out all of your lights, garland, inflatable snowmen, and more to participate in our new Holiday Light Fight. Parks and Recreation is working with the city's GIS department to create maps showing where residents' light displays are located. Judging will take place on Dec. 17, and winners will receive lawn signs to mark their yards as award winners. Call 386-986-2360.

MOAS exhibitions

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Museum of Arts and Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach

Details: Want to spend a day looking at fine art? The Museum of Arts and Sciences has the following shows on display: "Minor Masterpieces: Porcelain Painted Scenes from the Collection"  ; "Magical: The Art of Susan Zukowsky" ; "Selections from the MOAS Contemporary Art Collection" ; and "Pacific Exotics: The Woodblock Prints of Paul Jacoulet".


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