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Entertaining House Guests Not only are you getting the house ready and preparing the big meal this year, but it is also your turn to host family and friends for the holidays. Need entertainment ideas for your out-of-town guests? We have come up with some ideas for things to do with your visitors while they are in town. Daytona Beach Art History Theater Marine/ Environemntal Fitness Food/Drink November 4 – January 28 Florida Postcards and Brochures Exhibit: Sunshine State Tourism in the Early to Mid-20th Century Museum of Arts & Sciences www.moas.org Recurring weekly Monday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm Historic Mary McLeod Bethune Home Tour Enjoy a tour of the legendary educator and Civil Rights Activist Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune's historic home. Built in 1904, it was her home from 1914 until her passing in 1955. Stop in to walk in the footsteps of the legendary leader. www.cookman.edu/foundation December 15 – 17 Miracle on 34th Street Daytona Playhouse, 7:30 pm (Sundays 2 pm) www.daytonaplayhouse.org Open daily Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4pm 12 pm – 4 pm Sunday Marine Science Center The Marine Science Center offers a wide variety of programs and activities for children and adults throughout the year. Students young and old can discover the many wonders of marine life in environmentally rich Volusia County. www.marinesciencecenter.com November 18 Operation Changing Lives 5K Run/Walk Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, 8 am www.localraces.com November 18 5th Annual Grillers Gone Wild BBQ Competition Reed Canal Park, 10 am www.pschamber.com Ormond Beach DeLand November – December Music in Pictures Exhibit: Photographs by Jenn Ross and Jeff Roach Southeast Museum of Photography www.smponline.org Recurring weekly Monday – Saturday The Casements Tour Enjoy a tour of The Casements, the Ormond Beach retirement home of John D. Rockefeller. In addition to the beautiful Rockefeller Gardens, The Casements features one of the largest Boy Scout Historical Exhibits in the Southeast, a Hungarian Folk Exhibit and souvenir gift shop. www.thecasements.net December 30 Christmas Wonderland: Holiday Spectacular Peabody Auditorium, 7:30 pm www.peabodyauditorium.org Tomoka State Park Hike Open daily from 8 am to sundown Tomoka is a bird-watcher's paradise, with over 160 species sighted, especially during the spring and fall migrations. Visitors can stroll a one-half mile nature trail through a hardwood hammock that was once an indigo field for an 18th century British landowner. www.floridastateparks.org December 23 Holiday Bridge Run Challenge Ormond Beach www.lylwseries.com Visit every Thursday! Ormond Beach Farmers Market, City Hall Plaza, 8 am – 1 pm www.ormondmainstreet.com December 22 & 29 The Artisan Alley Friday Growers & Makers Market 6 pm – 9 pm www.mainstreetdeland.org November 15 – January 15 Stetson Mansion Christmas Spectacular Tour The Stetson Mansion is a spectacular Victorian "Gilded Age" residence built in 1886 with all its original rich architectural details. It is a home and not a museum of any kind. Each year's decorations are always different. www.stetsonmansion.com November 30 – December 3, 6 – 10, 13 – 17 A Christmas Story Athens Theatre, DeLand, 7:30 (2:30 Sundays) www.athensdeland.com Lyonia Environmental Center, Deltona Open daily Monday – Saturday The Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC) provides visitors with a unique insight into Volusia County’s fragile ecosystems. The center promotes an understanding of the county’s natural environment, the heritage it sustains, and the challenges it faces. www.volusia.org November 12 Deltona Honor and Remember 5K Run and Walk Deltona www.lylwseries.com November 8, December 13 Wine, Women, & Chocolate Downtown DeLand, 5:30 pm www.mainstreetdeland.org


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