Gainesville Family Events Calendar

The Fun 4 Gator Kids Calendar is the most comprehensive online family calendar in the Gainesville area. Please let us know if you are aware of an event that is not listed! Listings are FREE! Submit an Event

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December

Family Fun includes festivals, carnivals, family fun nights, fairs and other types of fun family events.

Events and programs for kids with special needs

Races, Walks, 5Ks includes listings for all types of athletic competitions that kids can participate in - not just watch.

Informational presentations such as talks, seminars, and demonstrations 

Family friendly shows and concerts

 

Family friendly events and programs taking place at area libraries.

Casting calls for productions and performances in need of kids under 18.

Other family-friendly events like mini-photo sessions consignment sales and other events that don't fit into another category

Sporting events and home games for local sports teams

One time classes open to kids and families. 

Holiday events with themes focused on specific holidays like Halloween, Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, etc.

Events and pageants where kids or families compete to win a title or prize.

Ongoing Programs includes any family programs that occur on an ongoing basis such as every week or every month.

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Cedar Key Pirate Invasion Weekend

Come and enjoy a unique weekend in “The Best Little Pirate Town in Florida.” The Cedar Key Pirates in Paradise ...

Little Run on the Prairie

The Little Run on the Prairie 5K is a trail run through the historic and pristine Paynes Prairie. It is ...

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 ...

Christmas on the Square- Live Oak

Christmas on the Square in Live Oak, FL is one of the largest Christmas festivals in the Southeast. This year ...

Arts and Crafts Fair at Celebration UMC

We are excited to welcome local artists to our first Arts and Craft fair! When you shop at the craft ...

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Celebration United Methodist Church, 9501 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Cedar Key Pirate Invasion Weekend

Come and enjoy a unique weekend in “The Best Little Pirate Town in Florida.” The Cedar Key Pirates in Paradise ...

Mind Body and Sole 5K

All profits from this race will go to the Carey R. Barber, M.D. Scholarship for Providers Depression Awareness and Suicide ...

  • 8:00 am
  • Location: Gale Lemerand Commuter Parking lot, UF Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $10-30
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

GLAM Craft Show

Come join us on Sunday, Dec. 2 for the 10th annual GLAM Craft Show, once again at First Magnitude ...

Downtown Festival and Art Show

The streets of historic downtown Gainesville, from City Hall to the Hippodrome State Theatre will be transformed into a celebration ...

Free Tinkergarten Trial

Tinkergarten is a research-based program designed to kids develop and get ready for school and life through outdoor, play-based learning ...

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 ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

**Due to the weather we will not have the Festival of Lights on Thursday, December 20th.** Festival of Lights will flip ...

  • 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 Holiday Parade

On December 4, the center will host its annual Holiday Parade beginning at 10:20 a.m. Come see school bands, ROTC ...

Mom to Mom Support Group

Mom to Mom support group is a FREE group offering of the Alachua County Perinatal Mental Health Coalition led by ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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! ...

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 ...

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 ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

**Due to the weather we will not have the Festival of Lights on Thursday, December 20th.** Festival of Lights will flip ...

  • 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 ...

IndepenDance Open Studio iPlaydates

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

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 ...

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

Christkindlmarkt at Blackadder Brewing

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

CANCELLED Roger's Farm Christmas Festival

CANCELLED for December 21 and 22 due to weather. Roger's Farm will be hosting our first annual Christmas festival ...

  • 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

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, ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Photos with Santa at PetSmart

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

**Due to the weather we will not have the Festival of Lights on Thursday, December 20th.** Festival of Lights will flip ...

  • 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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

**Due to the weather we will not have the Festival of Lights on Thursday, December 20th.** Festival of Lights will flip ...

  • 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 ...

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 ...

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

Jordan Glen School Presents A Christmas Carol at Archer Community Center

A classic story around this time of year is "A Christmas Carol" by author Charles Dickens. This is a beloved ...

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 ...

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 ...

Free Tinkergarten Trial Class

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial, Tinkergarten Leader Amy Carson will ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

**Due to the weather we will not have the Festival of Lights on Thursday, December 20th.** Festival of Lights will flip ...

  • 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

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest at Archer Library

Join us for the 2nd annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest! Build a winning and tasty creation! All supplies are furnished; ...

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 ...

Archer Community Center: Christmas Program

This is our FREE annual Christmas event. Free cookies, hot chocolate and apple cider, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will ...

VR for the Social Good Demo Day at the Florida Museum

Come experience more than twenty demonstrations of social good projects and immersive stories during "VR for the Social Good" class’s ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

IndepenDance Open Studio iPlaydates

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

Sensitive Santa at Lamp Post Therapy Center

Visit with Santa in a calm atmosphere with our elves who are sensitive to all kinds of special needs. Spend ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

**Due to the weather we will not have the Festival of Lights on Thursday, December 20th.** Festival of Lights will flip ...

  • 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

CANCELLED Roger's Farm Christmas Festival

CANCELLED for December 21 and 22 due to weather. Roger's Farm will be hosting our first annual Christmas festival ...

  • 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

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 ...

Ugly Sweater 5k and Breakfast with Santa

Join us for our 2nd Annual Montgomery Ugly Sweater 5k! Run or walk this beautiful off road 5k trail winding ...

Haile Farmers Market: Holiday Craft Fest

Mark your calendars for the Haile Farmers Market 2018 Holiday Festival! Saturday the 15th of December, 8:30 am-Noon. We'll be ...

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 ...

Storytime at Greentree Park

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

Donuts with Santa at The Depot Park Event Space

SOLD OUT Gainesville FL Moms Blog is excited to present its first premier kids and family event, Donuts with Santa! More ...

Santa is Coming to PDQ

Mark your calendars! Santa Claus will be making an appearance at your local PDQ this Holiday Season, and if you’re ...

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

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 ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

**Due to the weather we will not have the Festival of Lights on Thursday, December 20th.** Festival of Lights will flip ...

  • 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 ...

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

Cirque Musica Holiday presents Wonderland

Cirque Musica Holiday presents Wonderland is an all new concert experience featuring the cast of Cirque Musica together with your ...

Department of Health: Car Seat Safety Program Class

Car seat safety checks and installations. *By appointment only!* Great for new parents, 2nd time parents, grandparents and other caregivers. ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Alachua County Health Department, 224 SE 24th Street, Gainesville FL 32641
  • Cost: free
  • Website: alachua.floridahealth.gov
  • Category: Classes

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 ...

Gingerbread House Competition at High Springs Library

Hooray! It's time for the Gingerbread House Competition. Teens and tweens you will be surprised how much fun it is ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

**Due to the weather we will not have the Festival of Lights on Thursday, December 20th.** Festival of Lights will flip ...

  • 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 ...

Mommy and Me at Flip Factory Zone

This event will be for Mommy and child. Buy 1 jump pass and get 1 free.

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Flip Factory Zone 7400 W. Newberry Rd.
  • Cost: Buy one jump time and get one free
  • Website: FlipFactoryZone.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

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 ...

Ninja Jam Wednesday at Sun Country

Who wants to be a Ninja? Don't miss Ninja Jam on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Ninja Jam will ...

  • 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Sun Country Sports Center, 333 S.W. 140th Terrace Jonesville, Florida 32669
  • Cost: members $15.75 non-members $19
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Classes

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 ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

**Due to the weather we will not have the Festival of Lights on Thursday, December 20th.** Festival of Lights will flip ...

  • 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

Third Thursday on Main and Alachua Window Displays

Event Highlights: - Live Music by Friday Avenue - Window Display Contest Voting - Scavenger Hunt & Prizes - Trivia Contest - Art and Crafts ...

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 ...

Orlando Apollos Event at Celebration Pointe

Join us for a fan event like no other! The Orlando Apollos of The Alliance of American Football will be at ...

  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Celebration Pointe Northwest Corner of I-75 And Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Mom to Mom Support Group

Mom to Mom support group is a FREE group offering of the Alachua County Perinatal Mental Health Coalition led by ...

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 ...

Makerspace Architecture for Kids: Gingerbread Houses at Cone Park Branch

Join us at Cone Park to build and to learn about architecture while making gingerbread houses with presenter Ann Stacy. ...

CANCELLED Roger's Farm Christmas Festival

CANCELLED for December 21 and 22 due to weather. Roger's Farm will be hosting our first annual Christmas festival ...

  • 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

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 ...

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 ...

Vision Volleyball Skills Clinic

All ages and skill levels welcome for a Christmas Volleyball Skills Clinic.

Saturday Tot Time with Ponies

"Tot Time" is a "mommy and me" style activity for children 18 months to 6 years of age! Children will ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Hunter Ventures Farm, 18004 SW 83 Ave., Archer, Florida 32618
  • Cost: $30
  • 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 ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

**Due to the weather we will not have the Festival of Lights on Thursday, December 20th.** Festival of Lights will flip ...

  • 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

First UMC Christmas Caroling

Sprinkle some holiday spirit into the community by joining us for Christmas caroling! Carolers will meet in the Roper Park side ...

Christmas Eve Church Services for Families

See the attached link for a list of some Christmas Eve church services for families.

Sensory Mondays at Flip Factory Zone ** on hold

This event will be held for kids with special needs every Monday of the week. We will have no music/soft ...

Joanne Fabric: Learn to Decorate with Frosting for Kids

Learn how to prepare, fill, and use decorating bags, learn basic piping techniques using buttercream and decorating bags with round ...

  • 1:00 pm
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $30
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

Corks and Colors: All Ages Circle Tree

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

  • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 3415 W. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: $20-25
  • Website: www.corkscolors.com
  • Category: Classes

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

**Due to the weather we will not have the Festival of Lights on Thursday, December 20th.** Festival of Lights will flip ...

  • 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

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

La Leche Meeting at Millhopper Library

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

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! ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

Toddler Try It Art Class at Working Food

Let’s celebrate a clean start for the new year with soap and bubbles! A series of open-ended sessions to allow the ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Working Food, 219 NW 10th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: sliding scale: $5-15 for each toddler, plus $1 for additional siblings over age 5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Bouncers Post-Christmas Character Party

Come join us for after Christmas for our Character Party. This is a great time for Out of Town Guests to ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Non Member Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for ages 3 and up Non Member Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door for ages 2 and under
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Saturday Tot Time with Ponies

"Tot Time" is a "mommy and me" style activity for children 18 months to 6 years of age! Children will ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Hunter Ventures Farm, 18004 SW 83 Ave., Archer, Florida 32618
  • Cost: $30
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Paynes Prairie - Junior Ranger Program

Come visit our Junior Ranger table at the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. ...

  • 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Visitor Center 100 Savannah Blvd. Micanopy FL 32667
  • Cost: Free with park admission of $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people)
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Painting with a Twist: Family Fun Bubble Ducky Princess

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

Camp Shands Winter Blast 6K Run

This challenging course will travel 6 kilometers over varied terrain over sandy roads so wear appropriate shoes. We will run ...

Birding at Dudley Farm

Start the year off right with a visit to Dudley Farm. Join a birding tour guided by a member of ...

Junior Ranger Program at Devil's Millhopper

Come visit our Junior Ranger table on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Learn how to become a Junior ...

  • 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Devils Millhopper Geological State Park, 4732 Millhopper Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32653
  • Cost: Free with park admission of $4 per vehicle (up to 8 people)
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Family Fun

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

Sensory Mondays at Flip Factory Zone ** on hold

This event will be held for kids with special needs every Monday of the week. We will have no music/soft ...

Carson Springs Wildlife New Years Tours

Ring in the New Year with a walk on the wild side! Reservations required. Please email contact@cswildlife.org to reserve your ...

Sparks in the Park New Year's Eve Fireworks Celebration

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Downtown Gainesville! Begin the evening at Depot Park – music, a beautiful sunset, FIREWORKS, and ...

Flip Factory Zone New Years Eve Countdown Party

Come countdown the New Year early with your family! Wear your New Years gear and party with us to end ...