Ormond Beach has long been known as a family-friendly destination. More and more, tourists and residents alike are choosing this region over nearby municipalities such as Daytona Beach. People from both groups say they appreciate the laid back feel of the area, as well as the welcoming and inviting demeanor of both visitors and those who call the city home for all or part of the year.
While Ormond Beach is always buzzing with novel activities and attractions, end-of-year festivities are where the city really shines. Here’s where you can experience things not available anywhere else in the country, or even around the globe. Read on discover some of the exciting events happening in and around Ormond Beach this holiday season.
Holidays at the Casements
This annual tradition is one that folks both young and old look forward to throughout the year. Beginning in late November (and extending through the end of the year), this winter residence of John D. Rockefeller is decked out with holiday garb. In addition, on the 19th of December, visitors can gather on the front lawn for a free dessert social and live music. Later, guests are invited inside to view holiday decorations.
A centerpiece of Ormond Beach, this attraction is open nearly every day of the year. Here’s where you can learn more about what life was like in Ormond Beach during the early part of the century.
What is the end of the year season without bringing the community together for a fun and exciting parade? This year, gatherings are scheduled in Holly Hill, Ponce Inlet, Daytona Beach Shores, and elsewhere throughout the region.
One event unique to Ormond Beach that people from all over anticipate each year is the Gaslight Parade and Antique Car Show. Many drivers wear period costumes, and even decorate their vehicles in the spirit of the season. This event is held annually during Thanksgiving weekend.
Holiday Tour of Homes and More
As mentioned, Ormond Beach is steeped in tradition and history. This year, guests to the 13th annual Holiday Tour of Homes will get the opportunity to experience six homes decorated for the season. The cornerstone attraction will be the historic Anderson-Price building. Other notable homes on the schedule are located along John Anderson Drive, North Beach Street, and Windward Lane. The event is slated for December 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Nearby in DeLand, the owners of the Stetson Mansion open their home so visitors can marvel at their holiday decorations inside this historic structure. Daytona Beach hosts a holiday boat parade again this year. Meanwhile, many holiday lighting ceremonies are held throughout Central Florida.
Every Day Celebration
When you love where you live, each day feels like an extended vacation. That’s part of the reason why more people who visit Ormond Beach return to call this area home for all or part of the year.
In fact, for nearly 30 years, we’ve delighted countless homeowners just like you with the elegance and ambiance we’re able to create. Make this the year you move forward with plans to build a comfortable and relaxing custom home for your and your loved ones. Contact us today to get started.