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Posted: 2012 Dec 07 - 06:02

FRIDAY, Dec. 7

Empty Bowls: Mainland High School will host the Fifth Annual Empty Bowls Event and Silent Auction. This charitable event is a fundraiser to benefit Halifax Urban Ministries, an organization that provides for the needy in Volusia County. This is a countywide event, with Volusia art students and master potters contributing bowls. They crafted 1,000 bowls this year. The night of the event, guests choose a bowl, eat a meal (food donated by more than 20 area restaurants), and keep the bowl as a gift and reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served from 6-8 p.m. Donation is $15. For tickets, call (386) 265-4665, Ext. 54344.

Art of the Nativity: This exhibit for all ages of traditional "Frozen Theatre" and Crèche Art for the Holiday Season. The exhibit includes works by Crèche artist Bill Eagan, Daytona State College Technical Director Scott Green and Broadway Designer Peter Wolf. This exhibit is open to the public from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Friday and on nights of performances at the News-Journal Center at Daytona State College, Lobby Area, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Admission is free. The exhibit will run until Dec. 14 and Jan 2 to 7. For additional information, visit www.DaytonaState.edu/TheArts or call (386) 226-1927.

Concert: Daytona Beach Choral Society, under the direction of Tawn Thomas, will present "A Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Britten, as well as some less familiar Christmas Carols at 7 p.m. at Seabreeze United Church, 501 N. Wild Olive St., Daytona Beach. Suggested donation is $10. For more information, call (386) 675-6185 or (386) 441-6542.

First Fridays Night Market: Enjoy an evening of shopping and get into the holiday spirit from 5 to 9 p.m. at Hawks Park. More than 25 vendors will be selling a wide variety of products from custom jewelry to handmade crafts, organic lotions, handcrafted soaps, skincare and cosmetics, kitchenware and handbags. Before you start your shopping, sit and listen to some great live music and enjoy a bite to eat from one of the food vendors. Then take a few minutes to see the Christmas villages display inside the Leisure Services building where an entire room of special Department 56 collectors' series lighted villages will be on display. For more information call (386) 424-2485 or e-mail jshira@cityofedgewater.org.

Daytona Playhouse: "Alone Together Again" by Lawrence Roman will be performed from Dec. 7-16 at 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and $5 for 18 and younger. The Butlers have finally emptied their nest, all set to enjoy retirement, when the doorbell rings ... their parents descend, suitcase in hand. For more information, call (386) 255-2431 or visit daytonaplayhouse.org.

Light Up Flagler: Light Up Flagler Avenue will carry the holiday spirit to the beachside from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in New Smyrna Beach. Snow flurries are expected at this event. Merchants on the seaside street will illuminate their businesses and vie for prizes in the annual decorating contest. Live carolers will sing their way to and from the beach. For more information, visit nsbwaterfrontloop.com/events.

Movies on the Halifax: "Beethoven's Christmas Adventure" will be shown at 6 p.m. at Riverside Park, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 676-3216.

Toys for Tots Luncheon: Halifax River Yacht Club will host its Toys for Tots Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at 331 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 255-7859

Christmas program and candlelight reception: Unity Church will host its Christmas program and candlelight reception at 7 p.m. at 908 Ridgewood Ave., Holly Hill. For more information, call (386) 253-4201.

Movies Under the Stars: The film "Home Alone" will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Port Orange City Center Amphitheater, 1999 City Center Circle.

Walk Though Bethlehem: CrossRoads Baptist Church will host Walk Through Bethlehem six nights in 2012: Dec. 7- 9 and 14-16. Walk Through Bethlehem is an outdoor drama event offered free to the community during the Christmas season. The Walk Through Bethlehem set is a 22,000-square-foot city that takes more than three months to construct. The city includes several streets, 23 shops, 400 costumed characters, hundreds of volunteers, and more than 100 live animals, including two camels. There is no charge and donations are not accepted. CrossRoads Baptist Church is at 1851 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information, visit www.crbaptist.com

DeLand Tour of Homes Preview: A Candlelight Preview Tour will be conducted, and wine and cheese party will begin at 6 p.m. in the DeLand House Museum and feature an intimate, escorted preview of the restored homes. This special event is limited to 30 people and tickets are $30 per person. For reservations, call the DeLand House at (386) 740-6813.

Music Production Rocks: This Daytona State College performance comes as the culmination of a semester long course in the contemporary performance aspects of modern rock, pop, blues and country music at 7:30 p.m. at the News-Journal Center at Daytona State College, Davidson Theater, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Six different bands will perform selections of a particular style chosen by the class and will stage the show to emulate a modern touring show production. Free to Daytona State College and Volusia and Flagler county students, all others $8 per person or $15 for two. For more information, or call (386) 226-1927 or visit DaytonaState.edu/TheArts.

Jewelry sale: A jewelry sale will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Senior Center Ballroom, 351 Andrews St., Ormond Beach. A donation from the sale will be made to the senior center. For more information call (386) 672-4146.

SATURDAY, Dec. 8

Christmas Tour of Homes: The 2012 Christmas Tour of Homes, produced by the West Volusia Historical Society, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9. Homes in DeLand's Southeast Historic District will be featured, along with the Bethel AME Church and Stetson University President's House. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, are available at the DeLand House Museum, 137 W. Michigan Ave., the Muse Book Shop, 112 S. Woodland Blvd., and the Family Book Shop, 1301 N. Woodland Blvd. To reserve tickets or for any additional information, contact the DeLand House Museum at (386) 740-6813 or delandhouse@msn.com.

Tractor parade: Samsula will conduct its annual tractor parade at 3 p.m. at the SNPJ Lodge, 421 N. Samsula Drive. The parade will travel south on Samsula Drive to the Eagles nest of State Road 44. Afterwards, there will be a home-cooked lasagna dinner and bluegrass music featuring the Saltwater Bluegrass Band. Dinner is $8 for adults, $4 for children younger than 12. For more information, call (386) 428-3983.

Christmas Parade: The 22nd annual Edgewater Christmas Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Air Park Road, just south of Indian River Boulevard. The parade will travel east down Indian River Boulevard to the Winn Dixie Shopping Plaza on U.S. 1. For more information on the parade, e-mail Bkowall@cityofedgewater.org or call (386) 424-2485.

Holiday celebration: The Halifax Historical Museum will host a holiday celebration for Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanzaa from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at 252 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Reservations are required. The cost is $8 for members, $10 for non-members and $5 for children 12 and younger. To make a reservation, call (386) 255-6976.

Laser show: The Museum of Arts & Sciences will host a laser rock show at 7 p.m. at 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. Laser Metallica will be at 8 p.m. and Laser Led Zeppelin at 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for one show, $7 for two shows or $9 for three shows and can be purchased in advance at the front desk or at the door the night of the event. Seating is limited. Snacks, beer and soft drinks can be purchased at the museum and enjoyed in the planetarium. For more information call (386) 255-0285 or visit moas.org.

Christmas concert: Coronado Community United Methodist Church, New Smyrna Beach, will present its annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. with a performance of the Christmas cantata "The Word Became Flesh," arranged and orchestrated by Dan Goeller. The community is invited to attend the concert, which will be in the church's sanctuary, 201 S. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach. A free-will offering will be taken to support the ministries of Coronado Church.

Poinsettia Festival: UCP/WORC will host a community Poinsettia Festival to celebrate the winter holidays. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holly Hill Market, 101 Second St., Holly Hill. The Poinsettia Festival will provide family entertainment, fresh locally grown poinsettias, hand-made holiday ornaments and food for purchase. The festival will benefit UCP/WORC, which provides services to youth and adults with disabilities. For more information, visit www.ucpworc.org or call (386) 523-1398.

String quartet library: Ease into the holiday season with a free concert performance by members of the Daytona Solisti Chamber Orchestra from 2 to 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. A string quartet will perform traditional holiday songs along with baroque and classical pieces. The orchestra, composed of professional musicians from Central and North Florida, was founded in 2005 by Susan Pitard Acree and her husband, Darrell Acree. For more information about the program, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16264.

Ormond Beach City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting and Choral Festival: Holiday entertainment at 6 p.m. City Hall prior to the Ormond Christmas Parade. www.ormondbeachmainstreet.com.

22nd annual Home for the Holidays Nighttime Parade: The City of Ormond Beach Department of Leisure Services presents the 22nd annual Home for the Holidays Nighttime Parade at 6:30 p.m. The parade route begins on Division Avenue and U.S. 1, goes north to Granada Boulevard turns east on Granada to Beach Street, turns south on Beach in front of City Hall. For more information, call (386) 676-3241.

Ponce Inlet Christmas Parade: This event will be at 1 p.m. For more information, call (386) 236-2152 or (386) 760-5448.

Parade: A Christmas parade will be at 10 a.m., featuring area bands, churches, elected officials, community organizations with floats, marching units and cars. In addition, the Daytona Beach Community Band, which consists of alumni band members from Bethune-Cookman University, will march in the parade. The staging area for the parade will be behind Daytona Mall. The parade route will continue down Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard, across Nova Road, and end at Charles Street and Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard.

Christmas Concert: "The Messiah Suite," a Christmas concert of original music by Rev. Sue Wynn will be from 3-4 p.m. at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, Conference Room B, 1001 South Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach. For more information, call (386) 427-2371.

Daytona Beach Shores "Operation Changing Lives" Christmas Parade: This event will begin at 4 p.m. at Walgreens, 3004 S. Atlantic Ave., moving south on Atlantic Avenue ending at The Cracker Egg Diner, 3280 S. Atlantic Ave. Proceeds from the event benefit "Operation Changing Lives," which will provide Christmas for 150 children in the community and 10 local schools. All of the businesses that participate have donated $100 to help with meeting the needs. After the parade, the city invites everyone to meet at the new Pavilion/Community Center for the Light-up-the-Shores Christmas Party and Tree Lighting ceremony 5:30 p.m. with refreshments and more entertainment. For more information, call (386) 383-2686.

Holiday Wine Walk: Kick off the holiday season with a stroll down Beach Street. Do some holiday shopping at the Riverfront Shops while tasting more than 20 different wines, ports, champagnes and holiday treats from 1 to 5:30 p.m. The event begins at Cinematique of Daytona or Rhokkoh's Frozen Yogurt, where attendees will receive their Holiday Wine Walk Passport and beverage tickets. Also featured will be musical performers and an opportunity to register for three holiday gifts. In addition, the first 100 Passported attendees will receive a free gift and coupons to participating merchants. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors for their annual Adopt-A-Child Back Pack Program. Advance tickets can be purchased online at http://holidaywinewalk.eventbrite.com or by visiting Cinematique of Daytona (386-252-3118), 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 the day of the event. Must be 21 to participate.

Holiday Parade and WinterFest: Daytona Beach Shores will host a Winterfest from 4 to 8 p.m. on Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach Shores. For more information, call (386) 763-5364.

Angel tea and bazaar: This event will be from 1-3 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 616 Harvey Ave., Daytona Beach. There will be handmade gifts, crafts and gift baskets, white elephant sales, coffee, tea, finger sandwiches and cookies. All proceeds go to Children's Charities, HOSPICE-BeginAgain, Children's Grief Center, Coalition for the Homeless Children-Star Shelter, Project W.A.R.M (Women Assisting Recovering Mothers), Women's Abuse Shelter-Children and the Children's Advocacy Center. For more information, call (386) 846 2830.

Book Signing: Author Teresa J. Carson, will sign her preteen adventure novel "Sofia's Angel" from 1 to 4 p.m. at KNL Framing, 567 Beville Road, South Daytona. All profit from the book is committed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. The event also features a collective art exhibit, Bella Italia, and is free to the public. For more information visit sugarbabybooks.com.

Cinematique Open House: As part of the Holiday Wine Walk, Cinematique will hold an open house from 1-5:30 p.m. Cinematique Theater open house to include the works of local artist Joe Leathurbury, previews of coming attractions and samples of the new Cinema Cafe menu. Admission to the open house is free, Tickets to the Wine Walk are $18 and available for purchase at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach Street, Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.

Poetry Reading: Travallion and The Tomoka Poets will host poetry in the park from 1-3 p.m. at Manatee Island Park, 351 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. This is a free event.

SUNDAY, Dec. 9

"The Scribe:" This is an unforgettable dramatic performance depicting the life of Christ as told from a scribe's point of view and how he came to believe in Jesus as he followed him. Tenor Paul Pitts will present this one-man, two-act play at 2 p.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 600 S Nova Road, Ormond Beach. For more information on this free event, call (386) 672-5272.

Neighborhood Holiday Festival: Area church choirs and soloists from the Daytona State College Choir will provide the entertainment along with light refreshments from 2 to 5 p.m. at the News-Journal Center at Daytona State College, Lobby Area, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Admission is free. For additional information, visit www.DaytonaState.edu/TheArts or call (386) 226-1927.

Sixth annual Holiday Tour of Homes: The Ormond Beach Historical Society will host its sixth annual Holiday Tour of Homes featuring the homes of Oceanside from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Featured will be The Doldrums, Elliott Home, Woodard Home, Chanfrau Home, Rice Home and Anderson-Price Memorial Building. Tickets are $25 general admission or $22 for historical society members. For more information, call (386) 677-7005 or visit www.Ormond History.org

Concert: The Bel Canto Singers is celebrating its 41st year of presenting classic choral music. All are invited to join the group as they present "The Messiah" for the second performance of the 2012-2013 season. Under the direction of Norris Williams, Bel Canto Singers will present the Christmas portion of The Messiah featuring Stetson University soloists Jaclyn Nelson, Soprano; Chelsey Geeting, Alto; Brian Rodriquez, Bass; Sean O'Malley, Tenor and chamber orchestra. The concert is open to the public and will be presented at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 201 University Blvd., Daytona Beach. The concert begins at 3:30 p.m. There is a $10 per person donation request. For more information, visit belcantodaytona.org or call (386) 566-6390.

Christmas Cantata: The 2012 Christmas Cantata, "Jesus, Light of the World" will be at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church, 1035 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. Free-will offering. For more information, call (386) 677-4076.

Parents Day Out: Seabreeze United Church will hold parents day out form noon-4 p.m. This event is free. Parents may drop children off for an afternoon of games, movie and crafts. For more information, call (386) 252-6314.

TUESDAY, Dec.11

Improv & Indie: Live comedy show with Random Acts of Insanity followed by the movie "Not Of This Earth"(1957) at 8 p.m., at The Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach Street, Daytona Beach. An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to earth via a high-tech matter transporter. A Roger Corman classic. The movie will be presented RIFF Track style with comedy commentary. Tickets are $5. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12

Fun Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a free 5K fun walk at 6 p.m. at the Halifax Marina, Basin Street, Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.

Music for Prayer and Meditation: The instrumentalists of Music for Prayer and Meditation and the Port Orange Ministerial Association, invite you to a half hour of beautiful music each Wednesday from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church, 751 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange. The half-hour is an opportunity to experience an oasis of silent prayer and meditation accompanied by comforting sounds of the musicians. Rita Taylor will perform Dec. 12.

THURSDAY, DEC. 13

Fall Dance Recital: Daytona State College students as will perform works in modern dance, ballet and jazz style at 2:30 p.m. at Daytona Beach Campus, Theater Center, Building 220, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Dance Theatre will perform their "works in progress" with the final presentation to be in the annual spring concert, Dancescapes. Free admission. For more information, call (386) 226-1927 or visit DaytonaState.edu/TheArts.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Movies Under the Stars: The film "Beethoven's Christmas Adventure" will be shown at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the Port Orange City Center Amphitheater, 1999 City Center Circle.

Winter Holiday Party (Special Populations): A fun-filled holiday event with dinner, dancing, games and crafts for people with special needs will be from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14, at Nova Community Center & Park / Special Populations Division, 440 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach. Sponsored by the Department of Leisure Services Special Populations Division. Admission is $5. For more information, call (386) 676-3252.

Step Show: Greek sororities and fraternities from local colleges and universities as well as local high school students will perform in a step show from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Daisy Stocking Park, 550 Third St., Daytona Beach. Local vendors will provide a variety of cultural food and merchandise for purchase.

Daytona Beach Christmas Boat Parade: Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Seabreeze Bridge. Suggested Viewing Areas: Ballough Road Fishing Pier; Main Street Bridge; Manatee Island; News Journal Center; City Island Library; Halifax Rowing Association; Memorial Bridge; Convention & Visitor Bureau; Halifax Harbor Marina. For more information, visit daytonachristmasboatparade.com

Sounds of the Season: First United Methodist Church New Smyrna Beach will hold Sounds of the Season with award winning pianist Kosumo Morishita at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at 310 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach. Admission is free.

Holiday Fest at Lilian Place: This event will be on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 111 Silver Beach Ave., Daytona Beach. Tours and activities will be from 1 to 5 p.m. The Winedown and Boat Parade will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Caroling, music, punch and cookies, historic re-enactors, Santa Claus (1-3 p.m.) activities for kids Holiday tours (1-5 p.m.) of the beautifully decorated Lilian Place 1884 Historic Museum. Tickets are $5 members, $10 nonmembers, children free. "Winedown" is 5-8 p.m. Watch the boat parade from the grounds overlooking the Halifax River. Tickets are $5 members, $10 nonmembers, children free.

Christmas Magic Dinner Dance: St. Brendan Knights of Columbus & Women's Club are having a Christmas Magic Dinner Dance on Saturday, Dec. 15 in the church social hall at 1000 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach. A roast pork dinner will be served. Beverages are included. Music and entertainment by Mondo Music. Reservations are required. Tickets are $20 each. For more information, call (385) 441-4713 or 441-3267.

Pancake Breakfast with Santa: This event will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Tomoka United Methodist Church, 1000 Old Tomoka Road, Ormond Beach. Children will be served pancakes, visit craft stations, make gifts, hear the Christmas story, receive a goody bag and have their picture taken with Santa Claus. The event is free, but the church will be collecting canned meats for Halifax Urban Ministries. For more information, call (386) 672-6722.

Ugly Sweater Contest: LuLu's Oceanside Grill will host an Ugly Sweater Contest at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, 30 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 673-2641 or visit lulusoceansidegrill.com.

Worship service: Christmas Music Worship Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at First Presbyterian Church, 620 S. Grandview Ave., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 253-4581.

Christmas program: The Master's Domain Church of God in Christ will present its Christmas program and host a banquet at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at 211 Bay St., Daytona Beach. This event is open to the greater Daytona Beach community. Donations for adults are $25; for children under 12, the donations are $10. For more information, call (386) 299-9781 or e-mail gotfavr@yahoo.com.

Sunday Cinema: "Joyeux Noel" will be shown at 2 p.m. Dec. 16, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. Based on the true story of three armies in the bloody trenches of World War I and the miraculous Christmas Eve truce they unexpectedly forge. In French with English subtitles. Rated PG-13, 116 minutes. For more information, call (386) 322-5152.

Sica Hall Christmas Dance : On Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2-4 p.m., the weekly Senior Dance at Sica Hall will be a Christmas Celebration. Bring a small wrapped gift, marked suitable for a man or a woman, and participate in the Christmas Gift Grab Bag when Santa pays a visit. Or simply dance to Frankie K's Trio, featuring vocalist Niall Donoghue. Sica Hall is at 1065 Daytona Ave., Holly Hill. $4 admission includes refreshments. For more information, call (386) 236-2997.

"Drive Thru Bethlehem:" The Drive-in Christian Church will host this event from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 19-21, 3140 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores. For more information, call (386) 767-8761 or driveinchurch.net.

Memorable Thursday Movies: "A Christmas Carol," will be shown at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. This 1938 film retells Charles Dickens' story about a miser who is finally filled with the true spirit of Christmas. Reginald Owen and Kathleen Lockhart star. Unrated, 69 minutes: For more information, call (386) 322-5152.

"Miracle on 34th Street -- Classic Christmas Radio Production," Daytona Playhouse will perform Miracle on 34th Street -- Classic Christmas Radio Production," Dec. 21-23. For more information, call (386) 255-2431 or daytonaplayhouse.org.

Movie in the Park goes Seaside: "A Christmas Story," will be shown at dusk, Dec. 21, at the eastern end of Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach. For more information, call (386) 424-2175.

Big Band America Holiday Concert: Big Band America will perform favorites from Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey plus special jazz arrangements of beloved Christmas carols from 2-5 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. Cost is $15. For more information, visit www.ormondbeach.org

Pancake Breakfast with Santa: Church of the Holy Child in Ormond Beach will host breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m. to noon, at 1225 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 676-0793 or (386) 672-6173.

Gospel Extravaganza: Light Up Midtown holiday events culminate a month of special activities with a Christmas in Songs Gospel Extravaganza from 1-5 p.m. Dec. 22 at Daisy Stocking Park, 550 Third St., Daytona Beach. This musical showcase hosts local church choirs and other talented vocalists.

Cinematique: The film "The Nutcracker" will be shown at 2 p.m. Dec. 23, at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. A new version for 2012, it's the Tchaikovsky Ballet in two acts. A magician with secrets, an enchanted gift, a guiding angel and a visit through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. This now-classic Royal Ballet production creates the world of the 19th-century onstage, with a Christmas tree that magically grows and toy soldiers that come to life. Starring Roberta Marquez and Steven McRae. For more information, visit www.cinematique.org

Candlelight Service: Unity Church of Daytona Beach will conduct a candlelight service at 6 p.m., Dec. 24. at 908 Ridgewood Ave., For more information, call (386) 253-4201.

New Year's Eve Party/Fireworks: Flagler Avenue will host its annual New Year's Eve party from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Monday, Dec. 31. Ring in 2013 with fireworks at 9 p.m.. Parties will welcome the New Year in 10 venues along the avenue. For more information, visit partyonflagler.com

New Year's Eve Party: LuLu's Oceanside Grill will hold a New Year's Eve party at 9 p.m., Dec. 31, at 30 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 673-2641 or visit lulusoceansidegrill.com.

New Year's Eve on Main Street: Holidays at Daytona Beach concludes with New Year's Eve on Main Street on Dec. 31, one of Central Florida's largest New Year's Eve celebrations. In its seventh year, this free street festival presented by the Main Street Merchants Association features four stages, street entertainers, family-friendly games and rides, a ball drop and fireworks at midnight.

World Peace Service: Unity Church of Daytona Beach will conduct a World Peace Service at 6 p.m., Dec. 31, at 908 Ridgewood Ave. For more information, call (386) 253-4201.

New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball: The Masquerade Ball will be from 9 p.m. to midnight Monday, Dec. 31, at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. The Ball will feature THEN2NOW, a jazz and Motown Band; gourmet dinner stations; and champagne. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (386) 756-2342.

To include an event on the Hometown News Calendar, send an e-mail to newsdy@hometownnewsol.com or fax (386) 322-5901. For more information, call (386) 322-5924.




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