Friday, Dec. 21 

Holiday Favorite Film Series

1 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Featuring Home Alone. Free. Call 386-822-6430. 

Crafternoons @ the Library

3:30 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library Children’s Department, 130 E. Howry Ave. School-age children and their families can create a different make-n-take craft each week. Thematic stories may be shared, and related library materials will be available for checkout. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20759. 

The Fridays Before Christmas

5-8 p.m. in Chess Park, just east of the Volusia County Historic Courthouse, 125 W. New York Ave., Downtown DeLand. A free activity to get families in the holiday spirit. 

Artisan Alley Friday Night Growers and Makers Market

6-9 p.m. on Artisan Alley, behind The Beacon office, 110 W. New York Ave., Downtown DeLand. Featuring local produce, plants, honey, baked goods, candles, soaps and more. Free admission. 

Butler’s Express Train Rides

6-9 p.m. at the Lake Helen Equestrian Center, 321 Pleasant St. For all ages. Fee (cash only): $5 age 13 and older; $3 ages 4-12; free for age 3 and younger, sitting on an adult’s lap. Snacks can be purchased at Decker’s Concession Stand. Email events@lakehelen.com

TOPS - Taking Off Pounds Sensibly

6:15-8 p.m. in the Four Townes Family YMCA Healthy Living Center, 280 Wolf Pack Run, Deltona. A not-for-profit weight-loss group that offers support, weigh-ins, and celebrations of losses and milestones. Cost: small fee for membership; first meeting free, all fees associated with TOPS. Call 386-425-5210, or visit vfymca.org/hlc. 

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

7:30 p.m. at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., Downtown DeLand. Based on the 1942 classic film Holiday Inn. Tickets: $29 preferred seating (rows A-E, center); $24 adults; $22 senior citizens; $11 students/children; $20 per person for groups of eight or more. A $3-per-ticket processing charge will be added to each purchase. Call 386-736-1500, or visit www.AthensDeLand.com. 

Saturday, Dec. 22

Farmers Market

7 a.m.-3 p.m. at 535 Fair St., off West State Road 44, at the intersection of Carlis Road and Fair Street, DeLand.

Farmers Market

8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. Call 407-443-6965.

Market in the Park

8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Blake Park, 437 S. Lakeview Drive, Lake Helen. Call 305-393-0682.

A Reptile’s Winter

10-11:30 a.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Learn what turtles, lizards, alligators and other native reptiles do to survive the colder months. Participants will meet the center’s reptilian animal ambassadors. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Popcorn and a Movie

2-4 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Watch The Polar Express, a modern-day classic about a boy who takes a train ride to the North Pole. Free popcorn and hot cocoa will be served. Other drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., Downtown DeLand. Based on the 1942 classic film Holiday Inn. Tickets: $29 preferred seating (rows A-E, center); $24 adults; $22 senior citizens; $11 students/children; $20 per person for groups of eight or more. A $3-per-ticket processing charge will be added to each purchase. Call 386-736-1500, or visit www.AthensDeLand.com.

Christmas Concert

5:30-6:45 p.m. refreshments and desserts, 7 p.m. concert, at Community United Methodist Church of DeBary, 41 W. Highbanks Road. Favorite Christmas selections by the Orange City Orchestra. Free. Call 386-668-4805.

Butler’s Express Train Rides

6-9 p.m. at the Lake Helen Equestrian Center, 321 Pleasant St. For all ages. Fee (cash only): $5 age 13 and older; $3 ages 4-12; free for age 3 and younger, sitting on an adult’s lap. Snacks can be purchased at Decker’s Concession Stand. Email events@lakehelen.com.

Sunday, Dec. 23

Butler’s Express Train Rides

6-9 p.m. at the Lake Helen Equestrian Center, 321 Pleasant St. For all ages. Fee (cash only): $5 age 13 and older; $3 ages 4-12; free for age 3 and younger, sitting on an adult’s lap. Snacks can be purchased at Decker’s Concession Stand. Email events@lakehelen.com.

Monday, Dec. 24

Christmas Eve Service

5-6 p.m. at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand. 1401 W. New York Ave. Hosted with Abbey Church. Interactive and candlelight celebration of Jesus’ birth. Opportunity for printouts from a photo booth. Cookies, hot chocolate and snow. Call 386-734-0677.

Children’s Christmas Eve Service

5:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of DeLand, 115 E. Howry Ave. Theme: “Super Heroes.” Call 386-734-5113.

Christmas Eve Services

5:30 p.m. Children’s Service at Trinity United Methodist Church, 306 W. Wisconsin Ave., DeLand. Especially for young children and their parents, featuring interactive puppets, songs, stories and more. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. traditional service with carols, lessons and candlelight, and Communion at the 9 p.m. service. Free. Call 386-734-4425.

Christmas Eve Service

6 p.m. at the Christian Church at DeLeon Springs, 4481 Mills Road. Call 386-985-5608.

Christmas Eve Service

6:15 p.m. music, 6:30 p.m worship, followed by cookies, at First Presbyterian Church of DeLand, 724 N. Woodland Blvd. Call 386-734-6212.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

6:30 p.m. caroling, 7 p.m. service, at All Saints’ Church, 155 Clark St., Enterprise, along with carols at 10:30 p.m. and a service at 11 p.m. Call 386-668-4108, email to churchoffice@ascenterprise.org or visit www.ascenterprise.org.

‘Dreams and Promises of Christmas’ Concert Service

7 p.m. at Deltona Christian Church, 960 E. Normandy Blvd. A family-friendly service with choral music. Free. Call 386-574-2431.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

11 p.m. at Deltona Christian Church, 960 E. Normandy Blvd. A reverent worship service that ends with singing “Silent Night” and the sharing of candlelight, just before midnight. Free. Call 386-574-2431.

Tuesday, Dec. 25

Merry Christmas

The staff of The West Volusia Beacon, your hometown newspaper, wishes our readers and advertisers a very merry Christmas.

All Volusia County public libraries will be closed all day.

Wednesday, Dec. 26

Happy Kwanzaa

The staff of The West Volusia Beacon wishes readers and advertisers a very happy Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration of family, community and culture, lasting seven days. Each day celebrates one of seven principles: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.

Thursday, Dec. 27

Kwanzaa Introductory

5-6 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Learn about Kwanzaa, a nonreligious holiday that honors African-American culture from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1, from a member of the African American Museum of the Arts. Each day is dedicated to seven principles: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. Free. Call 386-822-6430.

Friday, Dec. 28

Holiday Favorite Film Series

1 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Featuring Mary Poppins. Free. Call 386-822-6430.

Saturday, Dec. 29

Farmers Market

7 a.m.-3 p.m. at 535 Fair St., off West State Road 44, at the intersection of Carlis Road and Fair Street, DeLand.

Farmers Market

8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. Call 407-443-6965.

Market in the Park

8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Blake Park, 437 S. Lakeview Drive, Lake Helen. Call 305-393-0682.

Jay Walking

9:30-11:30 a.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Learn about Florida scrub jays, and practice their calls in the LEC classroom. Afterward, the group will walk through Lyonia Preserve to look for the birds. Bring binoculars and a camera. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

What’s on the Menu?

2-3 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Meet the center’s animal ambassadors and learn how, who and what they eat, and how they avoid being eaten. The presentation will be followed by a live feeding demonstration. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Kwanzaa Celebration

6 p.m. at the African American Museum of the Arts, 325 S. Clara Ave., DeLand. Poetry; a guest speaker; community involvement; food and more. Free and open to the public. Call 386-717-1773.

Ongoing Events

Admission to the Museum of Art - DeLand (both locations) costs $5 for nonmembers (good for three consecutive museum days at both locations); free for museum members and for children age 12 and younger.

‘Barbara Neijna — Full Circle: Considering Infinity’

Through Jan. 13, 2019. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, at the Museum of Art - DeLand Downtown Galleries, 100 N. Woodland Blvd. Call 386-734-4371.

‘Jim Houser Retrospective’

Through Jan. 6, 2019. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, at the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Call 386-734-4371.

Recent Gifts: Museum’s Permanent Collection

Through Jan. 6, 2019. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, at the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Call 386-734-4371.