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December 6 - 12

Sun Country Sports Broadway Babies

Do you have a little one who loves to move and dance? We have the perfect parent-toddler activity for your ...

  • 9:15 am - 10:00 am 
  • Location: Sun Country Sports Center, 333 S.W. 140th Terrace Jonesville, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $10/member $12/non-member
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Classes

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Get Air Gainesville Toddler Time

We have a special time when we open the facility to little kids (under 46"). Little Air jumpers and their ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: 6250 NW 23rd St, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: $10 per child, one parent jumps free
  • Website: gainesvillegetair.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Skate Station Tiny Tots

Ages 5 & Under can Bounce, Play, Skate, and Ride! Feel free to bring your own ride on toys and ...

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...

Gingerbread House Decorating Party at Newberry Library

Come and join us at the Newberry Branch as we decorate Gingerbread Houses! We will be providing the houses and ...

Do Art with Yopp: Kids Canvas

Let us walk you step by step in creating a beautiful masterpiece! Do Art will provide everything you need from ...

Gamesville Tabletop Pokemon TCG

Do you want to be the very best? Like no one ever was? Hang out with us on Thursday afternoons, play ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights will flip the switch Friday November 30th and will be ablaze this holiday season until December 24, ...

  • 4:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: Classic Festival of Lights: $3.00 per person. Children under 3 Free. Silent Nights: $2.00 per person.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Weekdays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

Tacachale Tree Lighting

On December 6, Tacachale will host its 34th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. The tree lighting ceremony ...

The Hippodrome presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told

This show is sure to jump start your holiday spirit! After all, “What’s the deal with fruitcake?” A hilarious, madcap romp ...

Upon a Midnight Clear at Kika Silva Pla Planetarium

“Upon a Midnight Clear” is a concert “among the stars” featuring songs of the holiday season with the live electronic ...

  • 7:00 pm 
  • Location: 3000 NW 83rd Street, Building X, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for children (4-12 years old), seniors (60+ years old), Santa Fe College ID, UF Gator-1 ID and Military ID holders. Children 3 and under are admitted free.
  • Website: tickets.vendini.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Santa Fe College Songs of the Season

Professor Lynn Sandefur directs the Santa Fe Singers in an evening of holiday music certain to delight audience members of ...

  • 7:30 pm 
  • Location: Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall, 3000 NW 83rd Street Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $9-$15
  • Website: www.sfcollege.edu
  • Category: Holiday Events

Peter and the Starcatcher at Gainesville Community Playhouse

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who ...

  • 8:00 pm 
  • Location: Vam York Theater, 4039 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Adult $22, Senior $18, Child/Student $12
  • Website: www.gcplayhouse.org
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11/member, $13.25 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Homeschool Pottery at Do Art with Yopp

Explore a pottery wheel with an experienced instructor. Each child will get the chance to create their own pot on ...

IndepenDance Open Studio iPlaydates

Come join our Open Studio iplaydate every Friday! At i.Baby & Me, we encourage mommies, daddies, grandparents, caretakers or anyone ...

Harn Museum Friday Tot Time

Join us the first Friday of each month at 11 AM for an engaging tour and art-making program for children ...

Florida Healthy Babies Meeting

The Florida Department of Health in Alachua County (DOH-Alachua), and the Department of Children and Families' Child Fatality Prevention Partnership ...

  • 2:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Thomas Coward Auditorium, 224 S.E. 24th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Category: Informational, Free

Frogs and Friends Friday at Morningside Nature Center

Join the fun, get the facts! Youngsters, with an adult, can join a Morningside Nature Center animal caretaker for amphibian ...

Christkindlmarkt at Blackadder Brewing

Join us for our 2nd Annual Christkindlmarkt: An outdoor holiday market with craft, food vendors, music & holiday fun! Do ...

Gamesville Tabletop Learn To Play Magic the Gathering

Gamesville Tabletop Inc is setting aside time to teach Magic the Gathering to beginners. We've always been willing, and have ...

Roger's Farm Christmas Festival

Roger's Farm will be hosting our first annual Christmas festival this year! Bring your family out for some fun on ...

  • 4:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Roger's Farm, 3831 NW 156th Ave., Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: $8/person (Discounted price of $5 per person when you purchase your Christmas tree from us**
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

Slab Lab: Clay Creations at Do Art with Yopp

We'll have slabs of clay out and clay tools for you to use to create your very own masterpiece. Make ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights will flip the switch Friday November 30th and will be ablaze this holiday season until December 24, ...

  • 4:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: Classic Festival of Lights: $3.00 per person. Children under 3 Free. Silent Nights: $2.00 per person.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

20th Century Holiday Circus

Every circus experience begins on the midway. You'll pick up tickets from our ticket cart, then you'll enter our marquee ...

Japanese Karate for Kids (Ages 5-13)

Discipline, physical fitness, and authentic martial arts training rolled into one class! Gainesville area youth ages 5-13 are welcome to ...

Archery Fun Fridays

Join us as we kickoff our Fun-tastic Fridays! We will be offering $5.00 off open shooting during Fun-tastic Fridays from ...

  • 5:00 pm -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: Easton Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $10 for non members
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Weekdays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

High Springs First Friday Night

Join us on the first Friday of the month in lovely downtown High Springs! September 7th: End of Summer Chalk Art ...

Let's Skate Ocala Family Theme Nights

The City of Ocala’s ‘Let’s Skate Ocala’ ice rink will open to the public Saturday, Nov. 17th. The skating rink ...

Sun Country Sports Center Gym Jam Fridays

Parents can drop their kids off at Sun Country Sports Center for 2 hours for fun games, gymnastics instructions ...

  • 5:00 pm -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $18/members, $20/non-members, Jr. is $12/member or $15/non-member
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Sun Country Sports Center Gym Jam Junior

Gymnastics is available for kids 3.5-5 years old. Drop your kids off for two hours of gymnastics skills and training. ...

  • 5:00 pm -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $18/members, $20/non-members, Jr. is $12/member or $15/non-member
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Micanopy Area Cooperative Winter Jubilee

Join us for our annual school Student Winter Performance- MACS Jubilee. This year it will be hosted in the MACS ...

Candlelight Visits at Historic Haile Homestead

A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE HOMESTEAD AT NIGHT – the only time the house is open at night! See ...

Hillary Cowart the Magic Man at Conestogas

Join me at Conestogas in Alachua every Friday night.

Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Express

You’ll get to see Christmas lights like you’ve never seen before as you take the 20-minute journey around the Kirby ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: 19630 NE 30th St. Williston, FL. 32696
  • Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at door, Advance purchase tickets recommended
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

O2B Kids PNO

Join us for Parent Night Out on the 1st Friday of the month! Parent Night Out (PNO) is an evening of ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: 6680 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: O2B Members: $15 | Non-Members: $25
  • Website: www.o2bkids.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Artwalk Gainesville

Artwalk Gainesville is a free monthly self-guided tour that combines exciting visual art, live performance, and events in downtown Gainesville, ...

Christmas Concert at Westside Baptist Church

This year’s Christmas program will be a multigenerational Christmas called “On This Night: Emmanuel” that will feature all ages from ...

20th Century Holiday Circus

Every circus experience begins on the midway. You'll pick up tickets from our ticket cart, then you'll enter our marquee ...

Skate Station Artic Adventure

Try to navigate the frozen tundra!

  • 7:30 pm - 11:59 pm 
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: starts at $9
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Star Center Theatre presents Sister Act Musical

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the ...

  • 7:30 pm 
  • Location: Star Center Theatre, 11 NE 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: $12 Students| Seniors $15 | Adults $18
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

High Springs Playhouse: Sorry, Wrong Chimney

David Tuttle is moonlighting as a department store Santa so that he can buy his wife a fur for Christmas. ...

Peter and the Starcatcher at Gainesville Community Playhouse

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who ...

  • 8:00 pm 
  • Location: Vam York Theater, 4039 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Adult $22, Senior $18, Child/Student $12
  • Website: www.gcplayhouse.org
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

The Hippodrome presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told

This show is sure to jump start your holiday spirit! After all, “What’s the deal with fruitcake?” A hilarious, madcap romp ...

UF Astronomy Public Night Observatory

The Department of Astronomy operates an on-campus Teaching Observatory for educational and public programs. These events are all free to ...

Get Air Gainesville Club Air

Join us every weekend for a night of hoppin' music, fun with friends and, of course, jumping! **Club Air is for ...

Parkrun at Depot Park

Join us for Depot Park parkrun's free weekly 5k to run, jog, walk, or volunteer! If you have never participated ...

Chick-fil-A (Oaks Mall) Breakfast with Santa and Friends

Join us for our annual tradition! Enjoy a Chick-fil-A breakfast meal while you and your family create a Christmas craft, ...

  • 8:00 am -  9:30 am 
  • Location: Chick-fil-A Oaks Mall, 6419 W. Newberry Rd, Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: $8
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Get Air Gainesville Sensory Saturdays

We offer a dedicated time just for jumpers with special needs. Music is played at a lower volume and the ...

Breakfast with Santa at Trinity UMC

Youth & Sonlight invites all children with their families to Breakfast with Santa on December 8 from 8:30-11am. includes breakfast, ...

Aikido for Kids and Teens

Join us at Aikido of Gainesville, Inc. on Saturday for free Kids and Teens Aikido! Whats the catch? None, it's ...

Girls on the Run Fall 5k

Please mark your calendar, December 8th, for the Girls on the Run of Alachua County Fall 2018 5K!! Come join ...

Snow Day in Lake City

It is going to Snow in Lake City! You heard me right! Break out your winter coats and brace yourself ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Saturdays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

Historic Haile Homestead Saturday Tour

The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls."  For a reason lost to time, the Haile ...

Hogtown Pet a Reptile Program

We give kids the chance to ask the questions they want to know about. While learning something new, they get ...

La Leche Meeting at Tower Road Library

La Leche League of Gainesville will hold two meetings a month: -2nd Saturday of the month at 10am at the Tower ...

Michaels Kids Club

Let your kids explore their creativity every Saturday while you shop!

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Michaels, 3644 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville FL 32608
  • Cost: $2 for ages 3 to 8, and $5 for ages 6 and up.
  • Website: www.michaels.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Operation Santa Delivery

A Gainesville holiday tradition continues with the annual Operation Santa Delivery at Santa Fe College hosted by LifeSouth Community Blood ...

Skate Station Funworks Open Bounce Saturdays

Have fun all morning at Skate Station! Admission includes bounce houses, rock climbing and Kid's Adventure soft play area. For ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $9 for ages 6-10 | $7 for ages 5 & under
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Guitar Center Free Workshop: Learn to Play Ukulele

Guitar Center is proud to offer this beginner ukulele group workshop for all of our newest ukulele players. Every customer ...

Do Art with Yopp : Pottery Wheel Experience

Have you always wanted to try your hand at a pottery wheel? How cool would it be to make your ...

Native Wildlife of North Florida at Devils Millhopper

Join Sunrise Wildlife Rehabilitation for Native Wildlife of North Florida at 11:00 AM on December 8th 2018. Devils Mill hopper ...

  • 11:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: Devils Millhopper Geological State Park, 4732 Millhopper Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32653
  • Cost: free with park admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Hands-on for Kids with Joann

Drop in and get crafty with your kids! November 10: Kids will have plenty of hands-on fun learning techniques for decorating ...

  • 11:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Free

Hawthorne's Christmas Festival and Parade

The Hawthorne Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring "Old Fashioned Magical Christmas" in downtown Hawthorne. The annual Christmas event includes ...

  • 11:00 am -  5:30 pm 
  • Location: Downtown Hawthorne on Johnson Street (S.E. 221st Street) Hawthorne, FL 32640
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events, Free

Mill Creek Farm Retirement Home for Horses

Bring a bag (or bags) of carrots to feed the horses. The Retirement Home for Horses gives lifetime care to ...

Christkindlmarkt at Blackadder Brewing

Join us for our 2nd Annual Christkindlmarkt: An outdoor holiday market with craft, food vendors, music & holiday fun! Do ...

Gainesville Harley-Davidson's Annual Chili Cook-off

It's time for a mouthwatering good time! Join Gainesville Harley-Davidson for its 17th Annual Chili Cook-off, raising funds and awareness ...

  • 12:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Gainesville Harley-Davidson, 4125 NW 97th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Photos with Santa at PetSmart

Bring the whole family! Santa Claus is coming to town & to our stores! Enjoy a FREE photo opportunity with ...

Regal Holiday Classic Movies

Starting December 1 - December 22, each Saturday, at 12pm local time enjoy one of these 4 traditional Holiday Classics ...

Skate Station Funworks Roller Skating Lessons

You are never too young or old to Learn to Skate! !Skate Station Funworks offers a skating lesson program on ...

  • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 320606
  • Cost: Free with paid admission ($9)
  • Website: www.funworks.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Corks and Colors: All Ages Happy Cloud

Perfect for kids or adults with any level of experience! Canvas options are 12x16in ($20), 16x20in ($25) or 18x24in ($35).

  • 1:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: 3415 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: $20-35
  • Website: www.corkscolors.com
  • Category: Classes

Florida Museum : Whale People Exhibit Opening

Learn about the Lummi People, the original inhabitants of Washington’s northernmost coast and southern British Columbia, and their belief that ...

  • 1:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

French Fun Food and Foreign Languages Saturday Club

Kids experience the French culture through music, games, food and more. They also learn the language with an age-appropriate ...

  • 1:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: 8520 NW 2nd Place, Gainesville, Florida 32607
  • Cost: $10 (plus $20 yearly registration fee)
  • Website: sites.google.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Michaels MAKEbreak Try Me Day

Bring the kiddos to try out some of our Top 25 Creative Gifts for free, then make a holiday wish ...

Skate Station Gingerbread Party

Join us to decorate gingerbread cookies!

  • 1:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: Starts at $9
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sun Country Back Handspring and Tuck Boot Camp

Two of the biggest milestones in tumbling are mastering the back handspring and the back tuck. Sun Country hosts a ...

  • 1:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: 333 S.W. 140th Terrace, Jonesville, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $26.25 in advance,$29 advance non-members, $40 at the door
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Classes

Danscompany presents Cinderella

In December, The Danscompany presents their annual performance of Cinderella, a full-length ballet. See if the two ugly step sisters, ...

  • 1:30 pm 
  • Location: Curtis M Phillips Center for Performing Arts, 3201 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: $15 | Children under 10 are free with donation of new unwrapped toy or book (while supplies last)
  • Website: www.danscompanyofgainesville.org
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Painting with a Twist: Frosty the Snowman

Recommended age is 6 and up to work independently on their canvas, but all children are welcome! Children under 12 ...

Alachua Christmas Parade

Join us in Downtown Alachua for the Christmas Parade! Lineup begins at noon and parade starts at 2pm.

Peter and the Starcatcher at Gainesville Community Playhouse

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who ...

  • 2:00 pm 
  • Location: Vam York Theater, 4039 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Adult $22, Senior $18, Child/Student $12
  • Website: www.gcplayhouse.org
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

“God bless us, everyone!” Share in the joy and tradition of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL, starting Saturday, Nov. 24, on ...

Shops at Butler- Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join us for our 1st Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Watch your children's eyes sparkle as they have the opportunity ...

Do Art with Yopp : Mosaics 101 Kids Class

Let us walk your children through this fun creation, allowing them to explore new techniques and learn to love art! ...

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Kids Matinee

The Kika Silva Pla Planetarium offers a kids matinee every Saturday. Check the website for updated schedule and show information.

  • 3:00 pm -  3:45 pm 
  • Location: 3000 NW 83rd Street, Building X, Room 129, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: Adults: $5 Seniors and kids 4-12: $4, Kids 3 and under are free
  • Website: www.sfcollege.edu
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium: Let It Snow

Come enjoy a whole new "Music 360" experience for the whole family with "Music 360: Let It Snow!" This 30-minute ...

Star Center Theatre presents Sister Act Musical

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the ...

  • 3:00 pm 
  • Location: Star Center Theatre, 11 NE 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: $12 Students| Seniors $15 | Adults $18
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Gamesville Tabletop Pokemon TCG

Do you want to be the very best? Like no one ever was? Hang out with us on Saturday afternoon, play ...

Roger's Farm Christmas Festival

Roger's Farm will be hosting our first annual Christmas festival this year! Bring your family out for some fun on ...

  • 4:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Roger's Farm, 3831 NW 156th Ave., Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: $8/person (Discounted price of $5 per person when you purchase your Christmas tree from us**
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights will flip the switch Friday November 30th and will be ablaze this holiday season until December 24, ...

  • 4:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: Classic Festival of Lights: $3.00 per person. Children under 3 Free. Silent Nights: $2.00 per person.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

“God bless us, everyone!” Share in the joy and tradition of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL, starting Saturday, Nov. 24, on ...

20th Century Holiday Circus

Every circus experience begins on the midway. You'll pick up tickets from our ticket cart, then you'll enter our marquee ...

M2 Battle Sports Newberry Open Play

Join us for the ultimate game. M2 Battlesports is an outdoor tactical laser tag game. M2 Battlesports has weapons with ...

High Springs Twilight Christmas Parade

Please join us for the High Springs' Annual Christmas Parade Saturday, December 8th at 6:00 p.m. After the Parade: Santa ...

Keystone Heights Lighted Christmas Parade

You won't want to miss this wonderful lit parade with over 30 floats. There will be hotdogs and snacks for ...

Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Express

You’ll get to see Christmas lights like you’ve never seen before as you take the 20-minute journey around the Kirby ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: 19630 NE 30th St. Williston, FL. 32696
  • Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at door, Advance purchase tickets recommended
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Starke Christmas Parade

Join us at 6pm for a Christmas parade!

Christmas Concert at Westside Baptist Church

This year’s Christmas program will be a multigenerational Christmas called “On This Night: Emmanuel” that will feature all ages from ...

Danscompany presents Cinderella

In December, The Danscompany presents their annual performance of Cinderella, a full-length ballet. See if the two ugly step sisters, ...

  • 7:00 pm 
  • Location: Curtis M Phillips Center for Performing Arts 3201 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: $15 | Children under 10 are free with donation of new unwrapped toy or book (while supplies last)
  • Website: www.danscompanyofgainesville.org
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

20th Century Holiday Circus

Every circus experience begins on the midway. You'll pick up tickets from our ticket cart, then you'll enter our marquee ...

Light and Peace Concert at Holy Faith Church

Please join us for a musical journey featuring music old and new from around the world!

High Springs Playhouse: Sorry, Wrong Chimney

David Tuttle is moonlighting as a department store Santa so that he can buy his wife a fur for Christmas. ...

M2 Battle Sports Newberry Open Play

Join us for the ultimate game. M2 Battlesports is an outdoor tactical laser tag game. M2 Battlesports has weapons with ...

Peter and the Starcatcher at Gainesville Community Playhouse

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who ...

  • 8:00 pm 
  • Location: Vam York Theater, 4039 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Adult $22, Senior $18, Child/Student $12
  • Website: www.gcplayhouse.org
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

The Hippodrome presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told

This show is sure to jump start your holiday spirit! After all, “What’s the deal with fruitcake?” A hilarious, madcap romp ...

Get Air Gainesville Club Air DJ Night

Join us every weekend for a night of hoppin' music, fun with friends and, of course, jumping! We will be ...

Kids Yoga at Depot Park

Join certified yoga instructor Jillian Goldstein Yoga with Jillian on Sundays at 9:30am on The Hill at Depot Park for ...

  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am 
  • Location: 200 SE Depot Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: $5/child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Storytime at Greentree Park

Every Sunday - Join us at Greentree Park for a Christian-based story time aimed at preschoolers through 5th graders that ...

Living History Program at Paynes Prairie

Join us on Sundays at the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center from 11am to 3pm. Meet William Bartram in 1774 and ...

  • 11:00 am -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 100 Savannah Blvd # 100, Micanopy, Florida 32667
  • Cost: free with park admission
  • Website: www.prairiefriends.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Sundays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

Historic Haile Homestead Sunday Tour

The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls."  For a reason lost to time, the Haile ...

Photos with Santa at PetSmart

Bring the whole family! Santa Claus is coming to town & to our stores! Enjoy a FREE photo opportunity with ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Ask a Scientist: International Shark Attack File

Florida Museum of Natural History visitors can find answers during an afternoon of discovery and learning on Dec. 9 from ...

Santa at Kohl's

At all Kohl’s stores nationwide on December 1, 2, 9 and 16, shoppers can use their mobile device to snap ...

Starlight's Holiday and Candyland Pageant

All contestants receive beautiful crowns, trophies and nice gifts. We have invited Santa to visit!

Sweet Dreams Winter Flavor Night

Since last year's winter flavor night was such a success we will be doing it again. I will be dreaming ...

WinterFair at Working Food

The Winter Fair @ Working Food aims to bring community together in the holiday season to celebrate our love of ...

Florida Gators Women's Basketball vs. Florida A&M

Send a letter to Santa! Post game autographs and free ice cream sundae bar!

Gingerbread House Workshop at Alachua Library

Decorate you own gingerbread house! Candy canes? Graham crackers? Colorful candy? It's time for gingerbread houses! We provide the houses and ...

High Springs Playhouse: Sorry, Wrong Chimney

David Tuttle is moonlighting as a department store Santa so that he can buy his wife a fur for Christmas. ...

Michaels MAKEbreak Design a Frame

Make a frame for someone who lights up your world! Buy the frame, and the supplies to decorate it will ...

  • 2:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Michaels, 3644 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville FL 32608
  • Cost: cost of frame
  • Website: www.michaels.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Peter and the Starcatcher at Gainesville Community Playhouse

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who ...

  • 2:00 pm 
  • Location: Vam York Theater, 4039 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Adult $22, Senior $18, Child/Student $12
  • Website: www.gcplayhouse.org
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

The Hippodrome presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told

This show is sure to jump start your holiday spirit! After all, “What’s the deal with fruitcake?” A hilarious, madcap romp ...

Corks and Colors: All Ages Snowman

Perfect for kids or adults with any level of experience. Canvas options are 12x16in ($20), 16x20in ($25), or 18x24in ($35).

  • 3:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: 3415 W University Ave Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: $20-35
  • Website: www.corkscolors.com
  • Category: Classes

Star Center Theatre presents Sister Act Musical

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the ...

  • 3:00 pm 
  • Location: Star Center Theatre, 11 NE 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: $12 Students| Seniors $15 | Adults $18
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

YMCA Open Gym for Kids

Open gym is a drop-in non-instructional program offered to both children and adults. Our staff observes areas of the gym ...

  • 3:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: 5201 NW 34th St, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $10 for members and non-members. There is a $5 sibling discount for any additional child.
  • Website: ncfymca.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Christmas Concert at Westside Baptist Church

This year’s Christmas program will be a multigenerational Christmas called “On This Night: Emmanuel” that will feature all ages from ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights will flip the switch Friday November 30th and will be ablaze this holiday season until December 24, ...

  • 4:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: Classic Festival of Lights: $3.00 per person. Children under 3 Free. Silent Nights: $2.00 per person.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Stop Children's Cancer Annual Holiday Traditions

“Kids Helping Kids” approach to pediatric cancer awareness showcasing musical talents of 250+ area youth during this unique performance of ...

20th Century Holiday Circus

Every circus experience begins on the midway. You'll pick up tickets from our ticket cart, then you'll enter our marquee ...

Annual Live Nativity at Faith Presbyterian

Come and walk thru Bethlehem! Join the wise men as they seek their king, see the shepherds guarding their flocks ...

Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Express

You’ll get to see Christmas lights like you’ve never seen before as you take the 20-minute journey around the Kirby ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: 19630 NE 30th St. Williston, FL. 32696
  • Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at door, Advance purchase tickets recommended
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

“God bless us, everyone!” Share in the joy and tradition of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL, starting Saturday, Nov. 24, on ...

20th Century Holiday Circus

Every circus experience begins on the midway. You'll pick up tickets from our ticket cart, then you'll enter our marquee ...

Alachua County Youth Orchestra Winter Concert

The Alachua County Youth Orchestra (ACYO) announces its annual Winter Concert. This free performance showcases middle school and high school ...

  • 7:30 pm 
  • Location: Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Hull Rd and SW 34th St., Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: acyo.org
  • Category: Holiday Events, Free

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together®® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Enriching Your World with Art

Monday art class for kids 5-15 Discover and create with the visual language of art! Explore different art media while ...

Smart Start at Zion: Music and Movement

Mark your calendars for our mini-Christmas Session- the first three Monday's of December. Classes begin at 10am and 11am. Classes are ...

  • 10:00 am 
  • Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1700 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $2.00/family per class
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Family Promise Fundraiser at Northwest Grille

Tell your family, friends, and co-workers to join your support of the Family Promise shelter for working families with children ...

Fathom Event: Jim Henson's Holiday Special

Celebrate the holidays with Jim Henson! Two beloved specials have been remastered and are coming to the big screen, Emmet ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights will flip the switch Friday November 30th and will be ablaze this holiday season until December 24, ...

  • 4:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: Classic Festival of Lights: $3.00 per person. Children under 3 Free. Silent Nights: $2.00 per person.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Japanese Karate for Kids (Ages 5-13)

Discipline, physical fitness, and authentic martial arts training rolled into one class! Gainesville area youth ages 5-13 are welcome to ...

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Weekdays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

Meet Magic Mike at Bev's Burgers in High Springs

Magic Mike is back! Magic Mike will visit your table with magic and balloons. Fun for the whole family!

Fathom Event: Jim Henson's Holiday Special

Celebrate the holidays with Jim Henson! Two beloved specials have been remastered and are coming to the big screen, Emmet ...

Gainesville Country Day Kindergarten Parent Preview

Are you are interested in learning more about our kindergarten program? Join us Tuesday, December 11th at 9am for incoming ...

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11/member, $13.25 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together®® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Oak Hall School's Early Childhood Learning Center Stay and Play

Oak Hall School invites families with children ages 2, 3, & 4 to visit our Early Childhood Learning Center. Meet our ...

Get Air Gainesville Toddler Time

We have a special time when we open the facility to little kids (under 46"). Little Air jumpers and their ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: 6250 NW 23rd St, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: $10 per child, one parent jumps free
  • Website: gainesvillegetair.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...

UF Shands NICU Pumping Mother's Support Group

Join our pumping support group every Tuesday for all mothers of hospitalized infants. Join us to share pumping tips and ...

Do Art with Yopp: Kids Canvas

Let us walk you step by step in creating a beautiful masterpiece! Do Art will provide everything you need from ...

Tonewood Family Music: Big Kids Demo

A 60-minute, more advanced version of the Music Together program for children aged 5 to 7 years and their parents. ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights will flip the switch Friday November 30th and will be ablaze this holiday season until December 24, ...

  • 4:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: Classic Festival of Lights: $3.00 per person. Children under 3 Free. Silent Nights: $2.00 per person.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Weekdays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

Chick-fil-A Archer Road Family Night

Now that we have officially mooved, family night is back! Join us Tuesday night!

Splash Pals Adapted Aquatics at YMCA

Splash Pals Adapted Aquatics is a therapeutic swimming and aquatic recreation program for children, and others, with physical or developmental ...

Square Dance Lessons

Square Dance Classes for Beginners Who? Everyone, ages ten and up Loads of FUN! Tuesdays, starting Oct. 2nd, 2018 6:30-7:30 PM Casual attire Oct. 2nd ...

Gainesville Hackerspace Open Project Night

Welcome to our weekly Open Project Night at the Gainesville Hackerspace! We open our doors on Tuesday at 7:00 for ...

The Hippodrome presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told

This show is sure to jump start your holiday spirit! After all, “What’s the deal with fruitcake?” A hilarious, madcap romp ...

UF Shands Breastfeeding Class

This two-and-a-half hour class is designed for couples who are at least 28 weeks pregnant and desire to breastfeed their ...

  • 7:00 pm -  9:30 pm 
  • Location: UF Health Shands Hospital, 1600 SW Archer Rd, Room 2147, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: $15
  • Website: ufhealth.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs, Classes

Tonewood Family Music Parent/Child Demo

These free classes are our chance to introduce you to the Music Together®® method of early childhood education. Be prepared ...

Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, crafts, movies, gaming, and ...

Flip Factory Zone Playgroup

Come and play with your kids and fellow moms and dads of Alachua County for flipping good time at Flip ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: 7400 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville Florida, 32605
  • Cost: Purchase a 30 minute jump for $8 and get another 30 minute jump free.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Santa Fe College Zoo Storytime

Join the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo and the Alachua County Library every 2nd Wednesday of the month for Storytime ...

IndepenDance Studio i.Baby and Me Classes

Come join our "Mommy and Me" styled class! At i.Baby & Me, we encourage mommies, daddies, grandparents, caretackers or anyone ...

Skate Station Funworks Wild Wednesdays

$5 One Attraction, $10 Unlimited, $15 Super Unlimited Unlimited includes: Roller Skating (with skate rental), Mini Golf, Jumpworks, Rock Climbing ...

  • 2:30 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $5 One Attraction, $10 Unlimited, $15 Super Unlimited
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Barnyard Buddies at Morningside Nature Center

Morningside Nature Center has a farm, ee—i—ee—i—oh! On this farm, youngsters, with an adult, can meet and greet farm animals ...

Do Art with Yopp : Mosaics 101 Kids Class

Let us walk your children through this fun creation, allowing them to explore new techniques and learn to love art! ...

Slab Lab: Clay Creations at Do Art with Yopp

We'll have slabs of clay out and clay tools for you to use to create your very own masterpiece. Make ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights will flip the switch Friday November 30th and will be ablaze this holiday season until December 24, ...

  • 4:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: Classic Festival of Lights: $3.00 per person. Children under 3 Free. Silent Nights: $2.00 per person.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Japanese Karate for Kids (Ages 5-13)

Discipline, physical fitness, and authentic martial arts training rolled into one class! Gainesville area youth ages 5-13 are welcome to ...

YMCA Open Gym for Pre-K Kids

Open gym is a drop-in non-instructional program offered to both children and adults. Our staff observes areas of the gym ...

  • 4:30 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: 5201 NW 34th St, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $10 for members and non-members. There is a $5 sibling discount for any additional child.
  • Website: ncfymca.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Weekdays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

The Nutcracker Mommy and Me On Stage

Join the dancers onstage during their final dress rehearsal of the Nutcracker. Sitting up close and personal gives your child ...

Meet Magic Mike at Adams Ribs NW

Kids Eat Free every Wednesday night. One child's meal per adult entree. Visit the North location and Magic Mike will Magic ...

Trinity UMC Live Nativity

Join us for the Live Nativity on Wednesday, December 12th from 5:30-7:30pm. Invite your friends and neighbors to gather around ...

Do Art with Yopp : Polymer Clay Class

Learn polymer clay techniques and skills from our instructors. Polymer is a fun clay material that is easy to create ...

The Hippodrome presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told

This show is sure to jump start your holiday spirit! After all, “What’s the deal with fruitcake?” A hilarious, madcap romp ...

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