Gainesville

Holiday Events

This page lists Holiday events for families in the Gainesville, Florida area.
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A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center: An History of Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture from December 26 to January 1, culminat ...

Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Hours: 11:30 am
free
1013 NW 7th Ave, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Alachua Conservation Trust Holiday Mingle

Bring your friends and family for an outdoor celebration of this year's conservation victories! Enjo ...

Sunday, December 11, 2022
Hours: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
free
Prairie Creek Lodge 7204 SE County Road 234, Gainesville, FL, 32641
Alachua Conservation Trust Trees and Treats

Happy Holidays! Join us at Prairie Creek Preserve with the whole family to plant longleaf pine seedl ...

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Hours: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
free
Prairie Creek Preserve 7204 SE County Road 234, Gainesville, FL, 32641
Archer Christmas Celebration: Parade of Lights and Toy Giveaway

Let’s celebrate Christmas together Archer Christmas Celebration: Parade of Lights and Toy Giveawa ...

Saturday, December 3, 2022
Hours: 6:30 pm
free
Wilson Robinson Park 13975 SW 174th St, Archer, FL, 32618
Art Of You(th) Christmas Toy Drive, The

The Art of You(th) presents a Christmas Toy Drive and Pajama Party! Celebrating Christmas, commun ...

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Hours: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ages 0-16 Free, Entry Fee: One toy or cash donation!
SwampCity Gallery Lounge 716 N Main St, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Butler Town Center: Christmas at Butler

Join us Saturday, December 10th from 4 PM to 7:15 PM, for a fun, family-friendly Christmas event! En ...

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Hours: 4:00 pm - 7:15 pm
free
3217 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens: Christmas in the Quarry

Celebrate the holiday season at Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens this year. Gather your family for some ...

December 10, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 2022
Hours: 5:30 pm-8:00 pm
Adults: $10.00 Children (6-13): $5.00 Children under 5:...
4990 NE 180th Ave, Williston, FL, 32696
Chiefland Christmas Festival

Join us in Chiefland for the Rudolph Run, Christmas Festival, and Parade! Pictures with Santa, tree ...

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Hours: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
free, donations for parking
Chiefland Trailhead 121 S Main St, Chiefland, FL, 32626
City of Alachua Christmas Tree Lighting

Join us for our annual classic Tree Lighting on Main Street. This FREE event includes kids' photos w ...

Friday, December 2, 2022
Hours: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE
Skinner Park (next to Bev's Burgers) 15100 NW 142 Terrace, Alachua, FL, 32615
CLF Kids Christmas Production The Little Drummer Dude

Join us Sunday, December 4th at 6:30 PM for a CLF Kids production, THE LITTLE DRUMMER DUDE Meet t ...

Sunday, December 4, 2022
Hours: 6:30 pm
Free and open to the public
CLF Church 19817 W Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL, 32669
Constellation Charter School of Gainesville Winter Faire

Save the date! Our Winter Faire 2022 is coming! Join us at Alpin Bistro in downtown Gainesville on S ...

Sunday, December 4, 2022
Hours: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
free
Alpin Bistro 15 SW 2nd St, Gainesville, FL, 32601
CountryWay Town Square - Christmas on the Square

Family fun event full of Christmas music, Santa Clause, bounce houses, Christmas crafts, food, bever ...

Saturday, December 17, 2022
Hours: 6:00 pm
free
CountryWay Town Square, 1739 SW 248th Dr. Suite 20, Newberry, Florida, 32669
Deeper Purpose Community Church: Presents with the Police Kids Christmas Party

Deeper Purpose Community Church will be hosting our 1st Annual Presents with the Police- Kids Christ ...

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Hours: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
free
High Springs Civic Center 19107 NW 240th St, High Springs, FL, 32643
Etheridge Cattle Company-Christmas on the Farm

Join us for Christmas on the Farm! We will have a lineup of local vendors, live music, food trucks, ...

Saturday, December 17, 2022
Hours: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
free
Etheridge Cattle Company 2660 NE 140th Ave, Williston, FL, 32696
Forest Grove Baptist Church Christmas Festival

This is a free family event with games, prizes, snow cones, cotton candy, bounce houses, popcorn, cr ...

Saturday, December 3, 2022
Hours: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
free
22575 NW 94th Ave, Alachua, FL, 32615
Gainesville Harley-Davidson Toy Soldier Run

Come to this Christmas party for a cause! -World of Beer will cater with a HUGE selection! -CMA ...

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Hours: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
free
Gainesville Harley Davidson: 4125 NW 97th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL, 32606
Gainesville High School Drama Club: Breakfast with Santa

GHS Drama invites you to.... Join Santa, Mrs. Clause and his helpers for breakfast! Pancakes, bacon ...

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Hours: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
$15 per person (Tickets available until 12/07/22 at 9 p...
Southwest United Methodist Church 2400 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
Gainesville Woman's Club Festival of Trees Holiday Open House

Join us on December 3, 2022 for the Festival Trees! The Clubhouse will be open from 10 am -2 pm for ...

Saturday, December 3, 2022
Hours: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Adults are $5 at the door, kids are free
Gainesville Woman's Club: 2809 West University Ave, Gainesville, FL, 32608
Haile Village Center - Light The Village

It's that time of year again! Time to light up the Haile Village Center once more. Enjoy Holiday mus ...

Friday, December 9, 2022
Hours: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
free
Haile Village Center 5100 SW 91st Ter, Gainesville, Florida, 32608
Hair n Hand Winterland Beauty Expo

Hair n Hand presents Winterland Beauty Expo Pictures with Santa 12 pm- 3 pm Vendors, food, face ...

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Hours: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Admission $1 (free for children)
6860 SE 221st Ave, Hawthorne, FL, 32640
Hawthorne Christmas Festival

Santa and Mrs. Claus, Parade, Bounce House, Food Trucks, Vendors and more.

Saturday, December 3, 2022
Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
free
Downtown Area, Hawthorne, FL
High Springs Lions Club Here Comes Santa Claus

Holiday Cheer will be Here. When Santa Stops at the High Springs Lions Club. Time to get into the ...

Tuesday, November 29 and Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Hours: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FREE (Donations accepted)
26900 W US Highway 27, High Springs, FL, 32643
High Springs Tree Lighting and Festival

The Annual Tree Lighting/Festival starts at 6:00 pm. We are asking the merchants to keep their shops ...

Saturday, December 3, 2022
Hours: 6 pm
free
23517 NW 185th Road, High Springs, Florida
Historic Thomas Center Holiday Lights Celebration

The Holiday Lights Celebration at the Historic Thomas Center, an annual tradition for decades, will ...

Saturday, December 3, 2022
Hours: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free entry. Carriage Rides $5/person donation
302 NE 6th Ave, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Ignite Life Center Festival of Trees

Join us for this year's "FESTIVAL OF TREES" where for only three days. December 1st through the 3rd, ...

December 1- December 3, 2022
Hours: Thursday and Friday 6 pm- 9 pm, Saturday 10 am- 3 pm
Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children
Ignite Life Center 404 Northwest 14th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601
JCNCF Community Chanukah Party

Have a drink on us! Sufganiyot and other goodies Activities for the whole family & MORE to come! ...

Sunday, December 11, 2022
Hours: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free admission
First Magnitude Brewing Company 1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Keystone Heights Holiday Extravaganza and Parade

This year will be the 2nd Annual Keystone Heights Holiday Extravaganza. This event will be held at t ...

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Hours: Parade at 6:00 pm | 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
free
Downtown 555 S. Lawrence Blvd, Keystone Heights, FL
Keystone Shop Small Saturday

This Saturday, November 26 from 8 am- 10 am, start your morning off at the Keystone Heights Beach Pa ...

Saturday, November 26, 2022
Hours: Starting at 8:00 am
free
Keystone Heights Beach Pavilion 565 S Lawrence Blvd, Keystone Heights, FL, 32656
Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Train

We welcome you to the 2022 Christmas Train at Kirby Family Farm! It’s our 11th year hosting this Hol ...

Select Dates: November 25th-December 26th, 2022
Hours: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$15.99 contribution per person in advance, ages 10 and ...
19630 NE 30th Street, Williston, FL, 32696
Light Up Tioga

Come join us for Light Up Tioga, our annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival! There will be lots o ...

Sunday, November 27, 2022
Hours: 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm
free
13085 SW 1st Lane, Newberry, FL
Mama's Sweet Blessings: Christmas Cookie Decorating Class

Join me in decorating a fun set of Christmas themed cookies! You'll go home with a half dozen of bea ...

Saturday, December 3, 2022
Hours: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$50.00
Location Announced After Sign Up or Virtual, Gainesville, FL
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park Holiday Open House

The annual holiday open house at the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park will be held Satur ...

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Hours: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
free
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park ,18700 S. County Road 325, Cross Creek, FL, 32640
Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

SAVE THE DATE! Santa and his reindeer are coming back to Mayhem Ranch! The Mayhem Ranch Winter Festi ...

December 3-23, 2022, Saturday/Sunday plus Friday, Decem...
Hours: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$15 Pre-Sale ($20.00 at the gate, if available) | Child...
17830 SE 40th St., Morriston, FL, 32668
Newberry Area Chamber's Movie in the Park

Come take a stroll through Newberry's Historic Downtown, which will be transformed into a Gingerbrea ...

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Hours: 5:00 pm
free
25420 W Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL, 32669-4254
Newberry Main Street Gingerbread Village Events

Come take a stroll through Newberry's Historic Downtown, which will be transformed into a Gingerbrea ...

Saturday, December 17, 2022
Hours: Starts at 3:00 pm
free
(see description), Newberry, FL
Paynes Prairie Holidays on the Prairie

The holidays are coming! Join us in celebrating with festive activities inspired by those who lived ...

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Hours: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free with paid park admittance ($6 per vehicle)
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Visitor Center 100 Savannah Blvd, Micanopy, FL, 32667
Ravine Gardens State Park Celebrate Christmas

Celebrate Christmas at Ravine Gardens State Park on December 10, 2022. Take your own photos and visi ...

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Hours: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Reservations Required. Suggested Donation: $3.00 per ch...
Ravine Gardens State Park (Upstairs Office) 1600 Twigg St, Palatka, FL, 32177
Ravine Gardens State Park Christmas Present Hunt

Search for over 100 fake presents in the park. Turn in each fake present found to park staff (locate ...

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Regular park entry fees required. $5 per vehicle
Ravine Gardens State Park 1600 Twigg St, Palatka, FL, 32177
Trenton Down Home Christmas

Come join us for a Down Home Christmas day of fun! This year, our annual Christmas event will be hel ...

Saturday, December 17, 2022
Hours: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
free
Trenton Train Depot, Trenton, FL
White Springs Christmas on Bridge Street

Come join us on December 10, 2022, 7 am-2 pm 2nd Annual Christmas on Bridge Street. Going to be lots ...

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Hours: 7:00 am-2:00 pm
free
Suwannee Hardware & Feed 10572 Bridge Street, White Springs, FL, 32096
Williston Christmas Parade and Winter Wonderland

Williston kicks off the season with its parade west to east on Noble Avenue. We all love a parade an ...

December 3, 2022
Hours: Parade is at 6 pm. Winter Wonderland from 6:30 pm- 8: 3...
free
See description, Williston, Florida
Worthington Springs: An Old Fashion Christmas In The Park

This year Our Annual Christmas in the park is going to be An Old Fashion Christmas! Join us for f ...

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Hours: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
free
Worthington Springs Park, SR 121, Worthington Springs, Florida, 32697