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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 ...