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Alachua County Library District: Programs for Children

Alachua County Libraries offer a variety of ongoing programs for children and teens including storytimes, LEGO Club, after-school crafts, Read ...

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Get a Bass Pass! A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore ...

Breakfast with Santa Cow

Come have a Chick-fil-A breakfast and visit with Santa Cow at Bass Pro Shops in Gainesville! It will be a ...

  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am 
  • Location: Bass Pro Shops, 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $7.33, plus unwrapped toy
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Santa at Waldo Farmer's and Flea Market

Santa will be at Waldo Farmer's and Flea Market for Photos on the following days. Mark your calendars and come ...

Teen Driver Challenge

Parents, help your teens become better and safer drivers through our 8 hour, free 1 day Teen Driver Challenge. This ...

Haile Farmers Market: Holiday Market

Mark your calendars for the Haile Farmers Market 2017 Annual Holiday Market! Two days and plenty of crafts. Saturday the ...

Allied Capoeira Tot Tumbling and Music

See what your little one is capable of in our Tot Tumbling and Music class! They will be exposed to ...

Girls on the Run Fall 5k

Please mark your calendar, December 9th, for the Girls on the Run of Alachua County Fall 2017 5K!! Come join ...

Holiday Stop and Shop at Cornerstone Academy

Holiday shopping event featuring local entrepreneurs, gift raffles, face painting, and balloon animals.

  • 9:00 am -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Cornerstone Auditorium, 1520 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Category: Holiday Events

Montgomery Ugly Sweater Fun Run

Come join us on our 167-acre property for a morning full of fun, music, crafts, and even breakfast with Santa! ...

Snow Day in Lake City

Snow Day attracts over 10,000 people into downtown Lake City. 30 tons of snow is brought in for children and ...

"Tot Time" on the farm with Ponies

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

Cade Museum's Gifts of Invention

Science meets art in this two-hour class where participants will build their own table top lamp using recycled plastic and ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:30 am 
  • Location: 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $30 (member $27)
  • Category: Classes

Christmas at the Park - Worthington Springs

Join us for Christmas at the Park festival in the Town of Worthington Springs! There will be snow cones, Knocker ...

Claus for a Cause

Come Join Santa and Mrs Claus for Photos, a Christmas Carol Singalong, Refreshments, Kids tattoos, Games, Door prizes and a ...

  • 10:00 am -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: 9501 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608 in the Education building
  • Cost: Free/Donation for Photos only
  • Category: Holiday Events

Depot Park Gainesville Grinds Bootcamp

Join us every Saturday at 10am at Depot Park for Gainesville Grinds Bootcamp! This one hour workout is kick-butt and ...

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 ...

Model Trains plus Thomas at HQ Library

All Aboard! Model train show and inter-active displays. Saturday, December 9th from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, December ...

Santa Fe College Zoo: Stop, Paws and Learn with WUFT

WUFT presents its first annual "Stop, Paws and Learn" event! This is an event for the whole community to enjoy; ...

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 ...

Festive Photo Booth at Target

Visit our interactive photo booth in the back of your Target store. Target Team members will take your photo with ...

Hawthorne's Annual Christmas Festival and Parade

The Hawthorne Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring "Hawthorne Lights the Way" 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

O'Leno State Park Wildlife Encounters: Owls of North Florida

Join park volunteer Nan Soistman, a permitted wildlife rehabilitator to learn about native owls of north Florida. Get an up ...

Capoeira Academy of Gainesville at Bo Diddley Plaza

Every Saturday, join us at BDP for a free Capoeira class! Capoeira is a type of Brazilian Martial Arts that ...

Cedar Key Christmas in the Park and Boat Parade

Are you dreaming of a Cedar Key Christmas? Well, save the date of December 9th for the Annual Taste of ...

Christkindlmarkt at Blackadder Brewing

Blackadder Brewing Company is happy to bring you a Christkindlmarkt this holiday season! The European style holiday market is held ...

First Responder Chili Cook-Off

On Dec. 9, from 12-5PM, we're teaming up with our friends over at Cypress & Grove Brewing Co. to bring ...

Sun Country Splash Jam

Everyone is welcome to join us at Splash Jam for extra time in the pool! Splash Jam includes 30 minutes ...

  • 12:00 pm -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Sun Country Sports 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: Member: $15.75 | Non-member: $19
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Cade Museum's Art of Soldering

The first patented American-made soldering iron came out over 100 years ago. While soldering irons have been used widely as a ...

  • 1:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $40 (member $36)
  • Website: www.cademuseum.org
  • Category: Classes

Corks and Colors: All Ages Nutcraker

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

French Fun Food & Foreign Languages Saturday Club

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

Painting with a Twist: Family Day Stocking

Ages 7 and up are welcome! Ages 7-12 MUST be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the class. ...

Petco Meet the Critters

Bring your kids and come Meet the Critters every Saturday from 1–3 pm. Discover scales, tails and a whole lot of ...

Photos with Santa at PetSmart

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

Sun Country Back Handspring and Tuck Boot Camp

Come and join us to work with highly trained professionals to perfect your Back Handspring, Back Tucks, and Tumbling Skills. ...

  • 1:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Sun Country Sports Center, 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $26.25 in advance for members, $29 advance non-members, or $40 at the door
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs, 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: performingarts.ufl.edu
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Alachua Christmas Parade

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

GI Holiday Jukebox at Gainesville Community Playhouse

Set during WWII, GI Holiday Jukebox features four fictitious Hollywood stars who have gathered a string of 1940s hits and ...

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

A Gainesville Family Tradition of the Holiday Classic! Don’t miss the wonderment and joy of our most recent rendition of the ...

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 ...

Open House and Community Art Project

Please join us for a #352creates #createinplace art project to help us beautify our space! We are planning a cool ...

  • 3:00 pm -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: Working Food, 219 NW 10th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Grande Liberté Farm Presents Sylvia Zerbini and her Amazing Horses

Internationally acclaimed Sylvia Zerbini demonstrates her amazing communication and partnering with up to 16 horses in her mesmerizing Grande Liberté ...

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

A Gainesville Family Tradition of A New Adaptation of the Holiday Classic! Don’t miss the wonderment and joy of our most ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

The 2017 Festival of Lights will flip the switch Friday December 1, 2017 and will be ablaze this holiday season ...

  • 4:30 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. Drive Through Only Nights: $2.00 per person.
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

Christmas Wonderland at Peanut Patch and Corn Maze

Come Join us for Christmas and photos with Santa. Bring your own chairs and watch a Christmas movie and some ...

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: 8214 SW 89th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: Admission $10.00 Kids 3 and Under are Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

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 9th at 6:00 p.m. After the Parade: Santa will visit ...

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

The Christmas Express is a wonderful holiday event that runs on select nights in November and December. There is lots ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: 19630 NE 30th St. Williston, FL. 32696
  • Cost: Advance tickets: $10/person, Children 2 and under are Free, Combo ticket pass is $20 in advance
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Starke Christmas Parade

Join us at 6pm for a "Sock Hop Christmas" parade!

A Christmas Celebration at Westside Baptist Church

The Gainesville Christmas Festival has become a family tradition for many. Everyone has their own favorite memory of The Gainesville ...

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

Star Center Children's Theatre presents Th Best Christmas Pageant Ever

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the ...

Light and Peace Concert at Holy Faith Church

Join us for a beautiful concert to begin the holiday season.

  • 7:30 pm 
  • Location: Holy Faith Church, 747 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville FL 32607
  • Cost: free, donations accepted
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

GI Holiday Jukebox at Gainesville Community Playhouse

Set during WWII, GI Holiday Jukebox features four fictitious Hollywood stars who have gathered a string of 1940s hits and ...

It's a Wonderful Life at High Springs Playhouse

Frank Capra's beloved holiday classic is re-told in the golden age of 1940s radio, complete with a Foley artist using ...

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 ...

Hippodrome presents A Year with Frog and Toad

A whimsical musical that tells the tale of two best friends: the easy-going Frog and the curmudgeonly Toad. The story ...