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Santa Experience at Magnolia Lane Studios

Our Santa Experience was a HUGE hit last year, so we are doing it again! This year we will have COVID ...

Joann - Take and Make

Paint yourself a jolly Santa ornament just in time for the holidays! Pick up FREE supplies

Town Of Bell Christmas Parade

Join us for the 41st Annual Bell Christmas Parade! This year's theme "Hometown Christmas".

Depot Park parkrun

Depot Park parkrun is a FREE, weekly, timed 5K open to all runners and walkers of all fitness levels and ...

Special Olympics Florida’s Race for Inclusion Gainesville

Join us for a 5k run/walk that will wind through the heart of UF’s picturesque campus and past the iconic ...

Haile Farmers Market: Holiday Craft Fair

Mark your calendar for the Holiday Craft Fair at Haile Farmers Market. We will feature added craft vendors, Kids Corner ...

Aikido for Kids and Teens - FREE

Join us at Aikido of Gainesville, Inc. on Saturday for free Kids and Teens Aikido! Whats the catch? None, it's ...

Brown's Country Buffet Photos with Santa

Santa will be visiting during breakfast, and taking photos with everyone

Dudley Farm Cane Day Festival

Our annual Cane Day Festival is back on for this year! Boiling cane syrup, grinding corn, vendors, cooking at the ...

  • 9:00 am -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Dudley Farm Historic State Park 18730 W. Newberry Road Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: Park Admission: $8.00 per vehicle. Correct change is required. Limit 8 people per vehicle.
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  • Category: Family Fun

Studio TM Kids Stay n' Clay Family Hour

Our Stay n’ clay family clay hour on Saturday Mornings is a hands-on project you make WITH your kiddo! We ...

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park Sinkhole Guided Walk

Ask questions and learn about the area and its history while exploring the park with a ranger.

Historic Haile Homestead Tour Holiday Decorations - Let it Snow

In December 2021 the Homestead will be OPEN FOR TOURS on Saturdays AND Sundays - and the Homestead will be ...

Morningside Nature Center Living History Farm Guided Tour

C’mon home to the Living History Farm and experience a time when the rooster’s crow and the rising sun, not ...

Operation Santa Delivery

Look up in the sky! It's a bird; it's a plane- no, it's Santa in a helicopter! How cool is ...

  • 10:00 am -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Santa Fe College North Fields, Intersection of NW 39th Ave and NW 91st Street
  • Cost: Free
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  • Category: Holiday Events, Free

UF Craft Festival

Our Craft Festival is an annual event that showcases crafts that are authentically made by talented artisans and crafters. The ...

Skate Station Funworks Roller Skating Lessons

You are NEVER too young or old to Learn to Skate! Skaters learn the basic skills of forward and backward skating, ...

Christkindlmarkt at Blackadder Brewing

This is one of our favorite events! Join us for our 5th Annual Christkindlmarkt: An outdoor holiday market with craft ...

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

Back on the mainstage after its debut in 2019, the Hippodrome’s very own adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns. We ...

Momentum Dance Arts presents A Holiday Fantasy

We have two exciting shows that will bring the spirit of the holidays to the whole family. Come out and ...

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

Enjoy a friendly discussion about the museum’s exhibitions with a free Docent-led tour.

Momentum Dance Arts presents A Holiday Fantasy

We have two exciting shows that will bring the spirit of the holidays to the whole family. Come out and ...

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

Back on the mainstage after its debut in 2019, the Hippodrome’s very own adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns. We ...

Drag Slicks and Radials Test-and-Tune

Only vehicles with drag slicks and radial tires will be allowed to compete at this event.

  • 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: Gainesville Raceway: 11211 N County Road 225, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Spectators (13yrs & up): $15 Children (12 & under): Free
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  • Category: Sporting Events

Two Hawk Hammock Happy Hour in the Barnyard

Live Music Venue in a relaxed Outdoor Dog / Kid Friendly Environment. Plenty of Room for Social Distancing. Barnyard Animals ...

Bears and Lions Concert

Join Bears and Lions for a family friendly, free concert at the Bo Diddley Plaza as a holiday kick-off prior ...

Gainesville Youth Chorus Holiday Concert

Come hear the joyous voices of the Gainesville Youth Chorus. The concert is open to the community and admission is ...

Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

Santa and live reindeer, Christmas trees, lighted hayride, Santa's workshops, reindeer train, live nativity scene, petting farm and MORE.

Original Gainesville Food Truck Rally

The Original Gainesville FOOD TRUCK RALLY returns! Benefitting GIRLS PLACE! Glory Days and High Dive are excited to give you ...

  • 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm 
  • Location: High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave, Ste A, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free admission
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  • Category: Family Fun

A Visit With Santa Claus and Ginger the Elf

Follow Santa and Ginger on the firetruck as they head to the Thomas Center for the Holiday Tree Lighting and ...

Holiday Lights in the Thomas Center Gardens

A magical holiday treat awaits at Holiday Lights in the Thomas Center Gardens, a special event on Dec. 4 from ...

  • 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: The Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free entry. Carriage Rides $5/person
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  • Category: Holiday Events, Free

Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Train

The Annual Christmas Express is Florida's Christmas train! The Christmas Train is so much more than just a train ride! ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: 19630 NE 30th St. Williston, FL. 32696
  • Cost: $15.99 contribution per person in advance, ages 10 and up, $20 at the gate if available. Children ages 3-9 are $10.99 in advance and $15 at the gate if available. Children 2 and under are FREE, no donation is requested.
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  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

Williston Winter Wonderland

It’s going to be A Superhero Christmas! Get your creative juices flowing and enter the Williston Chamber of Commerce Christmas ...

High Springs Playhouse presents A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas

What if the three wise men weren’t really all that wise? What if they were just three ordinary guys, avoiding ...

The Hippodrome presents Miracle on 34th Street

Celebrate your holidays with this all time favorite classic story. A last-minute replacement Santa for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ...