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December 7 - 13

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 create a Christmas craft, take a professional ...

  • 8:00 am -  9:30 am 
  • Location: Chick-fil-A Oaks Mall, 6419 W. Newberry Rd, Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: $9.39
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 8:00 am -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: River Rise Preserve State Park, 373 SW US27, Fort White, FL
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Saturday Ranger Led Tour at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Join a park ranger for a comfortable walk around Sweetwater Wetlands Park and learn how the park benefits our water, ...

  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am 
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free with admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

B and R Crafting in Waldo

Free crafting classes for all ages on the first Saturday of the month. All supplies provided free of charge. All ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: Waldo City Square, Waldo FL
  • Cost: free
  • Category: Family Fun

Dudley Farm Fall Farm and Cane Festival

Enjoy watching the traditional method of making cane syrup, including our cane mill and syrup complex. Other acitivities include traditional ...

  • 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.
  • Website: friendsofdudleyfarm.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Family Birding with Alachua Audubon Society at Paynes Prairie

We welcome you the first Saturday of each month October through April, to join us for a hike on La ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: La Chua Trail & Alachua Sink, 4801 Camp Ranch Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32641
  • Cost: Free, with park admission ($4/ vehicle)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gainesville Greenway Challenge: Invasive Species Roundup

This month come explore nature at Alfred A. Ring Park! We'll be rounding up the invasive species coral ardisia and ...

Community Day in Micanopy

The Willie Mae Stokes Community Center is hosting our 3rd Annual Community Day fundraising event. We'll have information and resource ...

  • 10:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: Willie Mae Stokes Community Center, 355 NW 6th Avenue, Micanopy, Florida 32667
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Florahome for the Holidays - Christmas Market

Get in the holiday spirit! Browse our Christmas Market for crafts, gifts, plants, and holiday goodies. Enjoy lunch in beautiful ...

LifeSouth's Operation Santa Delivery

Santa arrives by air December 7th! A Gainesville holiday tradition continues Dec. 7 with the annual Operation Santa Delivery at Santa ...

  • 10:00 am -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Santa Fe College North Fields- Intersection of NW 39th Ave and NW 91st Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: lifesouth.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Star Wars Event at Target

Celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with us! You can see domos of the coolest toys, ...

  • 10:00 am -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: 3970 SW Archer Road, Gainesville FL 32608
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.target.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Fix Them All Holiday Fundraiser

Join us for our holiday fundraiser! We will have a champagne brunch (non alcoholic for the kiddos), silent auction, raffles ...

  • 11:00 am -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Gainesville Garden Club, 1350 NW 75th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $25 in advance | $35 at the door | $10 kids under 12
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Holiday Festival at One Love Cafe

Looking for a great way to bring in this Christmas season? Look no further than One Love Cafe's Holiday Festival!! ...

  • 11:00 am -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: One Love Cafe, 4989 NW 40th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Frozen 2 Ice Cream Party at Yo3 Metro

Celebrate the return of our two newest Arendelle Snow Sisters. Each child guest will have a chance to build their ...

  • 11:30 am -  1:30 pm 
  • Location: Yo3 Metro Frozen Yogurt, 5141 NW 43rd St, Ste 108, Gainesville, Florida 32606
  • Cost: $15/child, pre-purchase online
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 special candy cane ...

  • 1:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Alumni Hall Florida, 3730 SW Archer Rd, Ste 220, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Candy Cane Christmas at Sugar Camp Ranch

Join us this Saturday for a Candy Christmas Celebration. Gates open at 1 pm. Admission $12 for ages 3+. Draft ...

  • 1:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Sugar Camp Ranch, 387 SW Cumorah Hill St, Fort White, FL 32038
  • Cost: $12 ages 3 and up
  • Website: www.sugarcampranch.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Grinch Storytime at 2nd and Charles

Come join us for afternoon storytime, games and activities celebrating How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Homemade Holiday Fair at Duval Community Garden

Join us at the Duval Community Garden to meet Candidate for Alachua County Commission, Anna Prizzia while enjoying craft making ...

  • 3:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Duval Community Garden - 2444 NE 12th Ave, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Annual Pond Lighting at North Florida Regional Medical Center

We are thrilled to share the 30th Anniversary of our Pond Lighting with everyone in our community! This year is so ...

  • 4:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Original Gainesville Food Truck Rally

Glory Days Presents and High Dive are once again giving you the unique opportunity to try a variety of delicious, ...

  • 5:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave, Ste A, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Hillary Cowart the Magic Man at Conestogas

Join Hillary Cowart at Conestogas in Alachua every Friday and Saturday night for magic and balloons.

  • 6:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Conestogas Restaurant, 14920 Main St, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Holiday Nights in Tioga Town Center

You're in luck! This year we are bringing not one, but THREE holiday nights to Tioga Town Center! Check out ...

  • 6:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Tioga Town Center,133 SW 130th Way, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Train

The 8th Annual Christmas Express is Florida's Christmas train! The Christmas Train is so much more than just a train ...

  • 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.
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Journey of a Naturalist at Paynes Prairie

Volunteer naturalist Don Mock will teach us about William Bartram's visit in 1774, flora and fauna of the prairie, and ...

  • 9:00 am -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 100 Savannah Blvd # 100, Micanopy, Florida 32667
  • Cost: $4-6/vehicle
  • Website: www.prairiefriends.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Annual Homestead Holidays

FREE ADMISSION! Stroll through the 1856 plantation home decked out in an array of traditional greenery and Victorian finery – ...

  • 12:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Historic Haile Homestead, 8500 SW Archer Road (SR 24), Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.hailehomestead.org
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 1:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Blackadder Brewing, 618-A NW 60th St, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sweet Dreams Winter Flavor Night

Since last year's winter flavor night was such a success we will be doing it again. I will be dreaming ...

Horses Helping People Open House

HOPE Horses Helping People would like to invite you to join us our FREE Fall Charity Open House. Bring the ...

Jump with Santa at Defy Gainesville

Jump with Santa! Every Monday during the month of December from 5PM to 8PM Santa will be at DEFY to jump ...

  • 5:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: 6250 NW 23rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: $45/family
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Reindeer Food at Bouncers

Come Bounce and make reindeer food!

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: members FREE, non members $10
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...

Square Dance Lessons

Square Dance Classes for Beginners Who? Everyone, ages ten and up Loads of FUN! Casual attire. No prior experience or partners required. ...

  • 6:30 pm -  8:30 pm 
  • Location: Westside Park Recreation Building, 1001 NW 34 St., Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: $5 a class (October 15th is free)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Harlem Globetrotters in Ocala

We’re pushing the limits of basketball and having even more fun. Don’t miss the one and only Harlem Globetrotters in ...

Wednesday Birding Walks at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Discover the rich diversity of birds (and maybe some rarities!) at north-central Florida's newest birding hotspot in a 2-3-hour walking ...

  • 8:30 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free with admission ($5/vehicle)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Santa Fe College Zoo Storytime

Join the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo and the Alachua County Library every 2nd Wednesday of the month for Storytime ...

  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am 
  • Location: Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, 3000 NW 83rd St, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free storytime
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Brazilian Skills Open House

Join us for Soccer Training: Kids (4-7years) from 3-4pm Kids (8-12 years) 4-5pm Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Kids (from 6 years old) 5-6pm Adults 7-8pm

  • 3:00 pm -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: Brazilian Skills, 3832 W. Newberry Rd, Suite 2b, Gainesville FL 32607
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Star Wars Release Party at Tower Road Library

Assemble your Rebel Alliance for an afternoon of crafts and a photobooth. Come dressed as your favorite character from the ...

  • 3:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: 3020 SW 75th St, Gainesville FL 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Family Fun

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...

Gamesville Tabletop Homeschool Gaming

Homeschool Parents! Need something new to add to your kids schedule? Try Boardgames! Boardgaming is an amazing social activity that allows ...

  • 12:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $5/player
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Star Wars Holiday Special at HQ Library

Gather with fellow Jedis and droids eight days before the release of “Star Wars IX: Rise of Skywalker” as you ...

  • 3:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Headquarters Library, 401 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Family Fun

Drive in Movie at Bouncers

Watch the Grinch in your car! Boxes provided. Popcorn available for purchase. Bouncing 9-noon. Movie and car making starts at ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Members free, non members $10.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Storytime at Depot Park

Join us the 2nd Friday of every month as the Alachua County Library District presents Story Time at Depot Park ...

Hillary Cowart the Magic Man at Conestogas

Join Hillary Cowart at Conestogas in Alachua every Friday and Saturday night for magic and balloons.

  • 6:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Conestogas Restaurant, 14920 Main St, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Train

The 8th Annual Christmas Express is Florida's Christmas train! The Christmas Train is so much more than just a train ...

  • 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.
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Family Fun

The Living Nativity and Christmas Market

Saint Francis Catholic Academy presents the story of the first Nativity as told by its creator, St. Francis of Assisi. ...

  • 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Saint Francis Catholic Academy, 4100 NW 115th Ter, Gainesville, Florida 32606
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun
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