Santa Sightings

This page lists places to see Santa in the Gainesville, Florida area.
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11/05-12/07 Greetings from the North Pole Post Office

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And the Postal Service™ can help you prove it when Santa repl ...

11/15-11/16 Holiday Marketplace at First UMC

This year Holiday Marketplace will feature, 12 shops, bounce-house / inflatable slide, magician, fac ...

November 15-16
Hours: 5-8pm on Friday and 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
$5 on Friday, free admission on Saturday
419 NE 1st St., Gainesville, FL, 32601
11/16 Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Opening Day Parade

We are so excited to invite the community to our 2019 Santa's Wonderland Opening Day Parade! Startin ...

November 16th, 2019
Hours: 5pm - 9pm
Free
2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
11/16 Belk Winterfest

Join us for WinterFest as we celebrate Frozen 2, enjoy cool treats and meet Santa!

November 16
Hours: 12-3pm
free
Belk, Oaks Mall, 6275 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL, 32605
11/16-12/24 Oaks Mall Belk: Photos with Santa Claus

Post-worthy pics with Santa! ‘Tis the season! If you’re looking for a fun and festive way to celebr ...

November 16 -December 24th
Hours: see website
6419 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, Florida, 32605
11/18 JCPenney - Santa Photography Event

Santa Claus is Coming to Town! You'd better not pout - Santa is making a stop at a JCPenney Portrai ...

November 18th, 2019
Hours: 10am - 7pm
6481 Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL, 32605
11/23 Green Kids Holiday Event at The Green House Nursery

Kids ages 3 and up can participate in a free and fun Gardening Craft Activity. Please RSVP online. ...

November 23
Hours: 9-11am
free
15207 W Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL
11/23 Thornebrook Village Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Santa Claus will be visiting Shoppes at Thornebrook Village with Mrs. Claus. Bring the kids out and ...

November 23rd, 2019
Hours: 2pm - 4pm
Free
2441 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL, 32606
11/29 High Springs Tree Lighting

After the lighting of the High Springs Christmas tree, we will enjoy a visit from Santa and Mrs. Cla ...

November 29
Hours: 6pm
free
23517 NW 185th Road, High Springs, Florida
11/29- 12/30 Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Train

The 8th Annual Christmas Express is Florida's Christmas train! The Christmas Train is so much more t ...

Select Dates: November 29 - December 30
Hours: 6-10PM
$15.99 contribution per person in advance, ages 10 and ...
19630 NE 30th Street, Williston, FL, 32696
12/01 Shops at Butler Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Mark your calendars for our 2nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Butler Town Center! This ye ...

December 1
Hours: 4-7pm
free
3217 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville, FL
12/04 - 12/24 Festival of Lights at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park and the Stephen Foster Citizens Support Organization, ...

December 4th - 24th, 2019
Hours: Opens at 4pm
$2 per person Monday-Thursday (Silent Nights) / $3 per ...
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL, 32096
12/05 - 12/07 Christmas on the Square - Live Oak

Every year, the first weekend of December, The Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce hosts Christmas o ...

December 5th - 7th, 2019
Hours: Thursday 5pm - 10pm | Friday 4pm - 10pm | Saturday 8am ...
418 Howard Street W., Live Oak, FL, 32064
12/06  Light The Village in the Haile Village Center

It's that time of year again! Time to light up the Haile Village Center once more. Join us for a nig ...

December 6
Hours: 5-9pm
free
Haile Village Center, Gainesville, Florida, 32608
12/06 Alachua Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa Visit

The City of Alachua will be holding a Tree Lighting Ceremony followed by the arrival of Santa and Mr ...

December 6th, 2019
Hours: 6pm - 8pm
Free
Downtown Main Street Park then Theatre Park, Alachua, FL
12/07  Holiday at Santa Fe

A holiday tradition for the whole family: Bring your children to enjoy a fun-filled day at the Sant ...

December 7
Hours: 2pm and 6pm
Adults: $15 / Children: $9.
Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606, Gainesville, FL, 32606
12/07  Santa’s Tack Shop Holiday Extravaganza

Join us for our first annual Tack Swap & Craft Fair at River Rise to Raul we funds for our beautiful ...

December 7
Hours: 9am-3pm
River Rise Preserve State Park, 373 SW US27, Fort White, FL, 32038
12/07 Breakfast with Santa at Chick-fil-A Oaks Mall

Join us for our annual tradition! Enjoy a Chick-fil-A breakfast meal while you create a Christmas cr ...

December 7
Hours: 8-9:30AM
$9.39
Chick-fil-A at Oaks Mall, 6419 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL
12/07 Candy Cane Christmas at Alumni Hall Butler Plaza

Join Santa and the Grinch from 1-3 pm on Saturday, December 7 for pictures, refreshments and a speci ...

December 7
Hours: 1-3pm
free
Alumni Hall Florida, 3730 SW Archer Rd, Ste 220, Gainesville, FL, 32608
12/07 Florahome for the Holidays - Christmas Market

Get in the holiday spirit! Browse our Christmas Market for crafts, gifts, plants, and holiday goodie ...

December 7
Hours: 10am-4pm
Palmetto Park, Florahome, FL
12/07 Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at the Thomas Center

On Saturday, Dec. 7, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is ho ...

December 7
Hours: 6-8pm
free
302 NE 6th Ave, Gainesville, FL, 32601
12/07 Operation Santa Delivery

LifeSouth Community Blood Center hosts its annual Operation Santa Delivery at the North fields of Sa ...

December 7
Hours: 10am - 1pm
FREE
Santa Fe College North Fields, off NW 39th Ave and 91st St, Gainesville, FL
12/07 Pond Lighting at North Florida Regional Medical Center

It’s that time of year again! Time to light up the duck pond at North Florida Regional Medical Cente ...

December 7
Hours: 5-8PM
free
North Florida Regional Medical Center:, 6500 Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL
12/08 Sunday with Santa at Blackadder Brewing

Santa's back for our 3rd Annual Sunday with Santa on Dec 8th from 1- 5pm. Kids join us for milk & c ...

December 8
Hours: 1-5pm
free
618-A NW 60th St, Gainesville, FL
12/11 Santa Visits the Millhopper Library

Santa will be coming to the Millhopper library to meet the children and hear their holiday wishes!

December 11
Hours: 6:30-7:30pm
free
3145 NW 43 Street, Gainesville, FL
12/12 Christmas on Main Street in Trenton

Bike giveaway, Santa, food, horse & buggy, Snow slide, entertainment and vendors.

December 12
Hours: 6-8pm
free
12/14 Christmas in Chiefland

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

December 14
Hours: 8am-9pm
free, donations for parking
12/14 Hawthorne's Christmas Festival and Parade

Please join us for Hawthorne's 37th Annual Christmas Festival & Parade for tons of Family Fun! Ther ...

December 14
Hours: 11AM - 5:30PM
free
Downtown Hawthorne on Johnson Street (S.E. 221st Street) Hawthorne, FL 32640, Hawthorne, FL
12/14 High Springs Twilight Christmas Parade

Please join us for the High Springs' Annual Christmas Parade. After the Parade: Santa will visit wi ...

December 14th, 2019
Hours: Starts at 6pm
Free
12/14 Holiday Lights and Santa at Ravine Gardens State Park

Join us for our annual Christmas celebration. The garden and court of states will be glowing with ho ...

December 14
Hours: 6-9pm
$2.00 per person, cash only. An additional $1 per child...
1600 Twigg Street, Palatka, FL, 32177
12/14 Merry Melrose Christmas Parade and Craft Festival

Get into the holiday spirit. Join with hundreds of spectators to watch the Merry Melrose Christmas P ...

December 14th, 2019
Hours: Starts at 10am
Free
203 State Road 26, Melrose, FL
12/14 Santa at Diamond Sports Park

Santa will arrive at Diamond Sports Park to watch the Toys for Tots softball tournament. Children a ...

December 14
Hours: 12-1pm
free
4000 SW 122nd Street, Gainesville, FL, 32608
12/14-12/22 Photos with Santa at Petsmart

Santa Claus is coming to town & to our stores! Two weekends only! Bring the whole family in for FRE ...

December 14-15 and 21-22
Hours: 12-4pm
free photo with Santa
3736 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL
12/16 Family Promise Fundraiser at Northwest Grille

Tell your family, friends, and co-workers to join your support of the Family Promise shelter for wor ...

December 16
Hours: 4-10pm
5115 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL
12/21  Newberry Christmas Parade and Christmas on the Square

Come out to our 3rd annual Christmas on the Square immediately following the Newberry Christmas para ...

December 21
Hours: Parade at 5:30pm
free
Downtown, Newberry, Florida