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Joann Take It and Make It

Time for kids to create & explore with our Take It & Make It events! For the first Saturday of ...

Race for Inclusion – Gainesville

Join us for a 5K fun run/walk at the University of Florida as a part of Special Olympics Florida’s Race ...

Jingle Bell Jog 5k and Holiday Social

Oh What Fun! Join us this holiday season for a family-friendly 5k jog around Westside Park! It'll be followed by food, ...

Lamp Post Therapy Center Holiday Market

Join us for coffee, thrifting, and crafty gifts just in time for the holidays! Snap a picture with Santa while ...

Santa Paws 5K-9

Join us on Dec 3rd, 2022 in a Gainesville community race supporting local animal shelters: The Humane Society of North ...

Toys Tour

Join the largest Toys Collection Charity/Event on the water! Toys Tour is a nonprofit company 501(3)C helping children that are ...

American Legion Post 16: Breakfast with Santa

SANTA’S COMING! Breakfast with Santa! Pancakes, sausage, bacon or ham $8. Or you can order from the menu. There will be ...

Brown's Country Buffet: Breakfast and Photos with Santa

It's time to mark your calendars for Saturday, December 3rd! Santa will be visiting during breakfast, and taking photos with ...

Celebration UMC Christmas Bazaar

Celebration United Methodist Church will be hosting a Christmas Bazaar on December 3rd from 9 am - 3 pm. For ...

Dudley Farm Cane Day Festival

See an original Florida working farm from the post Civil War to the 1940s as they grind sugar cane and ...

  • 9:00 am -  3:00 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

Gainesville Youth Bowling League Open Registration

36-week season, bowling Saturday morning 9:00 am- 12:00 pm 2 Divisions Bantams (Ages 6-12) Youth Classic (Ages 13-20 Join in-person Saturday mornings 9 am ...

Gatorball Spring Travel Team Tryouts

2023 Spring Travel Team Tryouts: 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u, 14u 9u/10u: 9 am-10:30 pm 11u/12u: 11 am-12:30 pm 13u/14u: 1 pm-2:30 pm

Hawthorne Christmas Festival

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

Living History Saturday at Morningside Nature Center

Come on down to the farm at Morningside Nature Center and help us welcome the return of Living History Saturday! ...

Sycamore Lane Vintage Christmas Market

A small town Hallmark Christmas in Historic Downtown Newberry! Come enjoy shopping over 30 vendors with vintage goods, crafts, gifts, ...

UF Baseball Winter Prospect Camp

The Florida Gators Baseball program is pleased to be offering our Winter Prospect Camp. This camp is designed to help ...

  • 9:30 am -  3:30 pm 
  • Location: Condron Family Ballpark, University of Florida, 2800 Citrus Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: Hitting and Defense Session (Option to add Bullpen) $250.00 | Pitchers Only Session $150.00
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  • Category: Classes/Workshops/Clinics

Carson Springs Wildlife Walk or Ride Saturday Morning Tours

Walk or ride the tour. Great, outdoor fun for the whole family, guided by professional zoologists. Witness big cat feeding ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: 8528 East County Road, 225. Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Walking Tour: Adults $25 | Ages 2-11 are $10 | Under FREE | Motorized Vehicles: $45 (See website for limitations)
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  • Category: Tours/Informational

Crooked Cactus Boutique Winter Outdoor Market

Welcome to our 4th Annual Outdoor Market hosted by Crooked Cactus Boutique. We will have over 35 vendors, along with food ...

Festival at Fort King

Step into the 1800s at the Festival at Fort King! This two day event will feature historic themed crafts, games, ...

  • 10:00 am -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center 3925 E Fort King St, Ocala, FL 34470
  • Cost: $5 per person, Veterans & Children Under 5 are FREE
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  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 10:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: Gainesville Woman's Club: 2809 West University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: Adults are $5 at the door, kids are free
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  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

Guided Hike on Rim Ramble at Paynes Prairie

The Rim Ramble Ranger-Led Adventures are back Starting November 12th and running through April 30th 2023. Rangers from Paynes Prairie ...

Historic Haile Homestead Tour Holiday Decorations - Angels

Come visit the Historic Haile Homestead and see it decorated for the holidays! This year's theme is Angels! Learn more ...

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, you will ...

  • 10:00 am -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Ignite Life Center 404 Northwest 14th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children
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  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

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 beautiful ...

Oaks Mall Miss and Mr. Christmas Pageant

Christmas Pageant where every contestant wins a trophy and Christmas crown! Babies, Boys and Girls birth to 27 years. 11 ...

Operation Santa Delivery

Come see Santa arrive, not by sled or by reindeer, but by helicopter! This event is a carnival-like celebration that 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

Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Self-Guided Tours

We're open for visitors on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am til 2 pm, weather permitting. NO appointment is needed, ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks - Saturdays

Little Sparks is a fun and interactive program that introduces littles (ages 0-5) to science concepts through music, dancing, crafting, ...

Harn Museum of Art Gallery Talk: Speechless

As you enjoy a virtual journey from South Africa through Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal to Morocco and Ethiopia with Harn ...

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

It's the most wonderful time of the year...Time for our 6th Annual Christkindlmarkt! Join us for our outdoor holiday market featuring ...

Met Op: The Magic Flute Holiday Encore

Julie Taymor’s kaleidoscopic production returns to select cinemas this holiday season in an encore presentation of the company’s first-ever Live ...

Harn Museum of Art Sound Moves: Nu Quintet Interdisciplinary Class Project

Inspired by the exhibition Speechless: Text & Image in Global Culture, six undergrad and graduate composers from the UF School ...

Jr. Ranger Hangout: Cookout Conundrum

Do you know the Seven Leave No Trace Principles? Following Leave No Trace principles keeps our parks clean and safe ...

  • 1:00 pm -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: Ichetucknee Springs State Park (Visitor Center) 12087 S.W. Highway 27, Fort White, FL 32608
  • Cost: While the program is free, visitors still need to pay the $6/vehicle state park entry free.
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  • Category: Tours/Informational, Other

Momentum Dance Arts presents A Holiday Fantasy

Our annual "Holiday Fantasy" Production will be December 3rd at Oak Hall School in Gainesville. Select classes will be participating ...

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

Adapted by Niall McGinty from Charles Dickens Bah Humbug to dashing through the snow and sleigh rides in Florida. Staying true ...

Forest Grove Baptist Church Christmas Festival

This is a free family event with games, prizes, snow cones, cotton candy, bounce houses, popcorn, crafts, photo booth and ...

Holiday at Santa Fe College

Come watch Perry the mouse and Santa Claus himself journey through the forest to make it snow in the Fine ...

Gainesville Pops Holiday Concert at First United Methodist Church

Join us for the Gainesville Pops Annual holiday concert! Pieces include the Polar Express and a variety of seasonal selections.

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Show: Let It Snow

Come enjoy a “Music 360” experience for the whole family with Music 360: Let It Snow! This 30-minute full-dome show features ...

Bo Diddley Plaza Kids Holiday Dance Party

Come down to Bo Diddley Plaza for a Kids Holiday Dance Party with DJ E-LO. This is a Free Family ...

I Heard the Bells

I Heard the Bells tells the inspiring true story behind the beloved Christmas carol and its author, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. ...

Main Street Alachua Holiday Nights

Shop, Dine & Stroll! Main Street Alachua Join us as we kickoff the season with our annual classic Tree Lighting, FRIDAY, ...

Momentum Dance Arts presents A Holiday Fantasy

Our annual "Holiday Fantasy" Production will be December 3rd at Oak Hall School in Gainesville. Select classes will be participating ...

Studio TM Ceramics Menorah Making Hanukkah Party

Join us for a hands on clay activity, making your very own Hanukkah Menorah! This event can be scheduled for ...

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

Adapted by Niall McGinty from Charles Dickens Bah Humbug to dashing through the snow and sleigh rides in Florida. Staying true ...

Gainesville Youth Chorus Holiday Concert

Gainesville Youth Chorus Annual Holiday Concert - singers ages 7-18 ring in the holiday season with their annual concert. Free ...

City of Newberry Christmas Tree Lighting

Join us for holiday cheer as we light our spectacular Christmas Tree to officially kick off the holiday season. This ...

Holiday Lights Celebration at the Historic Thomas Center

The Holiday Lights Celebration at the Historic Thomas Center, an annual tradition for decades, will take place in the Center’s ...

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

Holiday at Santa Fe College

Come watch Perry the mouse and Santa Claus himself journey through the forest to make it snow in the Fine ...

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 Holiday fun ...

  • 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 contribution is requested.
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  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

Lake Butler Christmas Parade

Plan to bring the family out to Lake Butler to enjoy this year's annual Lake Butler Christmas Parade!

Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

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

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: 17830 SE 40th St., Morriston, FL, 32668
  • Cost: $15 Pre-Sale ($20.00 at the gate, if available) | Children under 2 FREE
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  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

Archer Christmas Celebration: Parade of Lights and Toy Giveaway

Let’s celebrate Christmas together Archer Christmas Celebration: Parade of Lights and Toy Giveaway December 3, 2022 | Parade at 6:30 pm Celebration at ...

Williston Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland featuring Light Up Williston. It's a night of fun for the entire family that will include games, goodies, ...

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Show - Mars One Thousand One

Mars One Thousand One is an immersive cinematic experience that follows an international crew of astronauts that is about to ...

UF College of the Arts presents Agbedidi

Our annual production of Agbedidi celebrates the diaspora and fusion of African dance cultures and features both traditional African Dance ...

  • 7:30 pm 
  • Location: Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion 1800 McCarty Dr, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: $20 Public, $15 Students, $15 Faculty/Staff
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  • Category: Shows, Movies & Concerts

High Springs Playhouse presents A Christmas Story

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest ...

  • 8:00 pm 
  • Location: 130 NE First Avenue, High Springs, FL 32643
  • Cost: $15 Adult Ticket 18+ | $10 Senior 65+ / Student under 18 yrs ($1 service fee applied to all ticket purchases)
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  • Category: Shows, Movies & Concerts