Events calendar: Celebrate the holidays at The Casements' 45th annual Christmas Gala

What to do this week in Ormond Beach and Palm Coast.

The 20-foot tree inside The Casements was decked out in candy canes, peppermints and lots of red and green decorations. Photo by Jarleene Almenas
The 20-foot tree inside The Casements was decked out in candy canes, peppermints and lots of red and green decorations. Photo by Jarleene Almenas
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Friday, Dec. 1

The Casements' 45th annual Christmas Gala

When: 5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1; 12-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2; and 12-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3

Where: The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: The Casements Guild is hosting its 45th annual Christmas Gala, themed "Holly Jolly Christmas." A tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, and there will be entertainment, food trucks and train rides that night. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be entertainment, handmade crafts and appearances by Santa. The gift shop will also be open. Free admission to The Casements each day.

Free Family Art Night

When: 5:30-7 p.m.

Where: Ormond Memorial Art Musem, 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: Drop by OMAM and work together with your family on an art project under instructor Linda King. Free. All art supplies are provided. No art experience is necessary.

Holiday concert

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1; and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3

Where: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 156 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast

Details: The Community Chorus of Palm Coast is presenting two free holiday concerts. Donations appreciated.

Holiday Cabaret

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1-2; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3

Where: City Repertory Theatre, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Unit B207, Palm Coast

Details: Spice up your holidays with City Repertory Theatre's cabaret, featuring various "carols" and skits, both naughty and nice. Tickets cost $15 for students; $25 for adults. Visit

Saturday, Dec. 2

Breakfast with Santa

When: 8-10 a.m.

Where: Captain's BBQ, 5862 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Palm Coast

Details: Support the Seawolf Privateers and bring your children to Captain's BBQ for a breakfast with Santa. Take photos, eat pancakes and get into the holiday spirit. Proceeds from this fundraiser will provide a Christmas dinner and holiday enjoyment for the foster children and families in Flagler County. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children up to 12 years old.

Community yard sale

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Hidden Trails Park and Community Center, 6108 Mahogany Blvd., Bunnell

Details: Hidden Treasures at Hidden Trails is having its seventh event featuring small business vendors, local social agencies and individual participants selling goods. Space costs $5 per vendor, with an exception for social agencies and nonprofits. There will also be food and beverages for sale, as well as live music. Visit or call Pamela Andrews at 386-295-0611 to reserve space.

Christmas craft and bake sale

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Parkway NE, Palm Coast

Details: St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church is hosting a sale of crafts, microwave bowl potholders, table runners, potholders, crystal glassware, sets of Christmas dishes, baked goods, fudge and candy.

Plant like a Floridian

When: 10-11 a.m.

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

Details: Volusia County Environmental Specialist Holly Giles will discuss native plants and share tips on protecting waterways. She will also demonstrate various arrangements of native, non-native and invasive plant species and show participants how to make an effective bug repellent from the Florida native beautyberry plant. All ages are welcome for this Be Floridian Now program. Reservations are recommended; contact Holly Giles at [email protected] or 386-736-5927, ext. 12330, or search for Green Volusia activities on

Seventh annual Chili Cook-off

When: 12-5 p.m.

Where: European Village, 101 Palm Harbor Blvd., Palm Coast

Details: Enjoy a day of chili sampling, live music and vendors. Tickets for unlimited chili tastings cost $10. This is an International Chili Society World Qualifying chili cook-off competition.

Mingle and Jingle

When: 1-4 p.m.

Where: Cherry Cultural Center, 925 George Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach

Details: The Pilot Club of the Halifax Area is hosting its annual holiday fundraising event featuring basket auctions, raffles, entertainment and food. Tickets cost $25. Email [email protected].

Holiday at the Beach parade

When: 1-2 p.m.

Where: East on North Sixth Street, south on A1A, west on South Sixth Street, Flagler Beach

Details: The Rotary Club of Flagler Beach is presenting this parade, to begin at 1 p.m. when Santa lands on the beach. Free event.

Art walk

When: 3-7 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach MainStreet Arts District, 128 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: Join Ocean Art Gallery, Frame of Mind, Art Spotlight, The Studio by Artist Angel Lowden, the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and more on the first Saturday of each month for art openings and art events.

Ronda Richley art opening reception

When: 3-7 p.m.

Where: Ocean Art Gallery, 197 East Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: Ocala artist Ronda Richley's work will be on display at Ocean Art Gallery in an exhibition titled "Passionate Florals." Meet the artist, listen to music, and enjoy refreshments. Call 386-317-9400 for more information.

Motown and Mo's Bringing in the Holidays

When: 5 p.m. 

Where: Flagler Auditorium, 5500 E. Highway 100, Palm Coast

Details: City Lites Inc. is presenting this holiday show, promising to send audiences on a trip down memory lane. Tickets cost $30. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; show starts at 5 p.m. Visit

City of Palm Coast holiday market

When: 5-9 p.m.

Where: Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast

Details: The Palm Coast Holiday Market offers an opportunity for residents to immerse themselves in the Fantasy of Lights Festival while ticking off those last-minute items from their holiday wish lists. With 35 merry vendors in attendance, this event ensures you find the perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones. Visit

Art After Dark

When: 7-9 p.m.

Where: Ormond Memorial Art Musem, 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: Attend this unofficial Art Walk after-party on the OMAM rooftop terrace. Enjoy a special pop-up exhibit of fine art by Daytona Beach artist Patricia Domanski as well as beverages and music.

Sunday, Dec. 3

Happy Wanderers Palm Coast

When: 12:30-3 p.m.

Where: Palm Coast Publix parking, 250 Palm Coast Parkway NE, Palm Coast

Details: The Happy Wanderers are hosting a 5K/10K walk. Meet at the Palm Coast Publix parking area and park at Hobby Lobby. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., and the walk at 1 p.m. Cost is $3. Come walk with friends or meet some new friends. Maps will be provided if you're walking on your own.

Christmas with the Bel Canto Singers

When: 3:30-5 p.m.

Where: Lighthouse Christ Presbyterian Church, 1035 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: Celebrate the Season as Bel Canto Singers, under the direction of David Redman, and accompanied by Alessandro Fonseca on piano, and Lighthouse Christ Presbyterian Church’s handbell choir “JuBellation." Tickets cost $15 and are available at the door, from choir members or online at

Daytona Beach Choral Society Holiday Concert

When: 3:30 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, 105 Amsden Road, Ormond Beach

Details: Enjoy a fun choral assortment of Hanukkah, Christmas and other holiday favorites. There will also be a carol sing-along. A reception will follow with light refreshments and a raffle. A $10 donation is suggested.

Monday, Dec. 4

Women's crafts — Resin Mezuzahs

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Chabad of Palm Coast, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Unit A208, Palm Coast

Details: Ladies, join this Jewish Women's Circle group to create unique mezuzahs for the home, just in time for Chanukah. RSVP required. Gourmet specialty doughnuts and drinks will be served. Bring a small wrapped gift for a gift exchange. Tickets cost $30 per person. Visit

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Fall bird walks with Joan Tague

When: 8 a.m.

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

Details: Join Master Naturalist Joan Tague, of Halifax River Audubon, for a casual bird walk along the trails of Central Park. Bring water. Walking shoes and sunscreen recommended. 

Holiday magnolia wreath workshop

When: 9:30 a.m. to noon

Where: The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: Join the Ormond Beach Garden Club for a holiday magnolia wreath workshop. All materials will be provided. Workshop costs $30. RSVP by Dec. 1 to [email protected] or call 203-668-6413. Visit

OMAM Art Club: Oh Snap! Gingerbread Plushies

When: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Where: Ormond Memorial Art Museum, 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: Youth ages 8-12 are invited to take a tour of the gardens and create a "gingerbread plushie" art project. Registration costs $12 for members, $15 for non-members. Fee includes all supplies. Visit

Thursday, Dec. 7

One Christmas Night in Memphis

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Flagler Auditorium, 5500 E. Highway 100, Palm Coast

Details: See this tribute to Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, performed live and starring former cast members of the Broadway smash "Million Dollar Quartet." Tickets start at $54. Visit

Friday, Dec. 8

Veterans lunch and learn

When: 11-12:30 p.m.

Where: Ormond Memorial Art Musem, 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: OMAM invites veterans to register for its December lunch and learn program, which includes a tour of the current exhibit, an activity consisting of painting mandalas on coasters and a free Publix lunch. Free program open to veterans and current service members.

Holidazzle market

When: 4-8 p.m.

Where: Ormond Memorial Art Musem, 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: Kick off the holiday season at OMAM. Shop for gifts and treasures from local artists, crafters and vendors. Kids can participate in a project in the OMAM classroom. There will be beverages on the rooftop terrace.

Movies on the Halifax

When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a showing of "Unaccompanied Minors," rated PG. Movies are weather-sensitive. Call 386-676-3216 for rainout information.

'The Sound of Christmas'

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10

Where: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5400 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast

Details: The Choral Arts Society presents its 25th annual holiday concert, titled "The Sound of Christmas." Free admission, but tax-free donations are appreciated to help award scholarships to local college-bound students pursuing music.

Saturday, Dec. 9

Christmas with Mrs. Flagler

When: 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Anderson-Price Memorial Building, 42 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach

Details: See folklorist Diane Jacoby bring Mary Lily Kenan Flagler, wife of Henry Flagler, to life during this Christmas performance packed with historical facts. Mrs. Flagler will recount the origins of Christmas decorations, traditions and celebrations. Free admission.

Holiday Arts on the Halifax River

 When:  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10

Where: Sunrise Park, 1135 Riverside Drive, Holly Hill

Details: Helping Hands Thru Arts, in partnership with the city of Holly Hill, is presenting Holiday Arts on the Halifax River, a boutique arts and crafts festival. The festival will showcase over 100 juried local, regional and national artists featuring fine arts as well as crafters. Free entry. There will be food trucks; student artwork from the children of Holly Hill School K-8, UBIC Academy K-12 and the Rossmeyer Family Holly Hill Boys & Girls Club; and roundtrip shuttles from Holly Hill City Hall. Neighborhood available as well. Visit

32nd annual Home for the Holidays Parade

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: West Granada Boulevard, between Ridgewood Avenue and Beach Street, Ormond Beach

Details: Celebrate "A Groovy Christmas" with this 1.5-mile long parade that will include walkers, vehicles and floats. The parade will start at Division Avenue and Ridgewood Avenue, go north until turning east at West Granada Boulevard. The parade will then turn south on Beach Street and end in front of City Hall.

2023 Palm Coast Boat Parade

When: 6-9 p.m.

Where: Cochise Waterway south to Grand Haven gazebo

Details: See boats decked out in holiday glory during this annual parade sponsored by the Palm Coast Yacht Club. The parade will be a mile longer this year and will begin at Cochise Waterway and head south past the Cimarron and Club House Waterways, sailing under the Hammock Dunes Toll Bridge. The parade will continue past St. Joe Walkway and Waterfront Park before turning around at the Grand Haven gazebo to return to home port. Free. A shuttle bus service will be available. Residents can park at the Palm Coast Community Center on Palm Coast Parkway and Flagler County buses will take them to and from European Village.


Moms of Pre Schoolers

When: 9:30-11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Friday of the month

Where: Central Baptist Church, 152 Fairview Ave., Daytona Beach

Details: Moms of Pre Schoolers is a free faith-based program for moms, moms-to-be and their preschoolers for support and encouragement. Breakfast is provided, as well as a video with discussion and crafts. Playtime offered for children, with adult supervision. Call 386-255-2588.

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

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: "Wings of History: World War II Aviation Art of John D. Shaw"; and "World War II: Stories from the American Experience."


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