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December 9 - 15

Nature Play Days at Tuscawilla Cabin

Come join us for a morning of play at Tuscawilla Prairie! ACT is hosting Nature Play Days at Tuscawilla Cabin. ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Tuscawilla Cabin, 211 SE Tuscawilla Rd. Micanopy, FL 32667
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Tioga Town Center: Meadowbrook Chorus Holiday Concert

Enjoy the beautiful voices of Meadowbrook Elementary School Choir in Tioga Town Center!

  • 7:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way, Newberry, FL 32669
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Barnyard Buddies at Morningside Nature Center

Morningside Nature Center has a farm, ee—i—ee—i—oh! On this farm, youngsters, with an adult, can meet and greet farm animals ...

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: Free

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: Free

Trinity UMC Live Nativity

Join us for the Live Nativity! Invite your friends and neighbors to gather around the big oak tree, sip hot ...

  • 5:15 pm -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: Trinity United Methodist Church: 4000 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.trinitygnv.church
  • Category: Free

Elf on the Big Screen at First Magnitude

You don't want to be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins and miss this free showing of Elf on the big screen! We ...

  • 7:00 pm -  8:45 pm 
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewery, 1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Christmas on Main Street in Trenton

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

Tioga Town Center: Healthy Learning Holiday Concert

Bring your lawn chair and blankets for a FREE concert on the Tioga Town Center stage! Come enjoy the sounds ...

  • 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way, Newberry, FL 32669
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Nutcracker in Alachua

Celebrate the Holiday Season with this classic UNDER THE STARS in the brand new Legacy Park Amphitheater! A special hour long ...

  • 7:00 pm -  8:30 pm 
  • Location: Legacy Park Multipurpose Center, 15400 Peggy Road, Alachua, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Storytime at Depot Park

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

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: 874 S.E. 4th Street, Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Free Family Movie Night & Dinner at Southwest UMC

Do you need a night off? Do you want to not worry about dinner? If you said yes, we know ...

  • 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: 2400 SW Williston Road, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Christmas in Chiefland

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

  • 8:00 am -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Chiefland FL
  • Cost: free, donations for parking
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Haile Farmers Market: Holiday Bazaar

Mark your calendars for the Haile Farmers Market 2019 Holiday Bazaar! Saturday the 14h of December, 8:30 am-Noon. We'll be ...

  • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Haile Farmers Market, SW 91st Terrace Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Photos with Santa at Brown's Country Buffet

Santa will be visiting and taking photos with everyone from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Brown's Country Buffet!

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Brown's Country Buffet, 14423 US-441, Alachua, Florida 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Snow Day in Lake City

It is going to Snow in Lake City! You heard me right! Break out your winter coats and brace yourself ...

  • 9:00 am -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Darby Pavillion at Wilson Park • 828 NE Lake DeSoto Circle, Lake City FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Smart Start At Zion: Christmas Party

Come get your picture with Santa, build with Master Builders, have some cocoa and cookies, even get your holiday haircut ...

  • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1700 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Saturdays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

  • 10:00 am -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

Merry Melrose Christmas Parade and Craft Festival

Get into the holiday spirit. Join with hundreds of spectators to watch the Merry Melrose Christmas Parade and then peruse ...

Merrymaking in Historic Micanopy

An enchanted day of holiday festivities on Micanopy’s Main Street, family, and pet-friendly, free and open to all. Featuring live ...

  • 10:00 am -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Main Street, Micanopy, FL 32667
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Hawthorne's Christmas Festival and Parade

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

  • 11:00 am -  5:30 pm 
  • Location: Downtown Hawthorne on Johnson Street (S.E. 221st Street) Hawthorne, FL 32640
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary Happy Holi-Brays

Mark your calendars and save the date for Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary's winter open house, Happy Holi-Brays, on December 14 ...

  • 12:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: 12626 NW CR-231, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Photos with Santa at PetSmart

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

  • 12:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Petsmart, 3736 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.petsmart.com
  • Category: Free

Santa at Diamond Sport Park

Santa will arrive at Diamond Sport Park to watch the Toys for Tots softball tournament. Children and families are welcome ...

  • 12:00 pm -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Diamond Sports Park, 4000 SW 122nd St, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Winter Wonderland Bash at Sandy's Savvy Chic- Meet the Grinch

Join us for our 5th Annual Winter Wonderland Bash on Saturday December 14th! He's back! He's green, furry, and needs ...

  • 12:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique, 4148 NW 13th St, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Art in the Parks at the Morningside Nature Center

Join the Morningside Nature Center staff along with the Florida Museum of Natural History at Morningside Nature Center. Nature Center ...

  • 1:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Alachua Christmas Parade

Annual Christmas Parade along Main Street where we wish one another peaceful and safe holidays!

Music, Cocoa and Tea at Saporito

We will have live music and serve Balsamic Hot Chocolate and Olive Leaf Tea while you shop, the last two ...

  • 2:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Saporito Oil, Vinegar, Spice 4401 NW 25th Pl, Ste D, Gainesville, Florida 32606
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Star Wars Party at Micanopy Library

Get ready for the final Star Wars of the sequel trilogy, The Rise of Skywalker (in theaters Dec 20). Catch ...

  • 2:00 pm -  3:30 pm 
  • Location: 706 NE Cholokka Blvd, Micanopy FL 32667
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Free

El Mercado Latino at First Magnitude

El Mercado Latino "Unidos Somos Mas" "Last Minute Christmas Shopping" Join us and visit different kiosks and get that special gift for ...

  • 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewing Company, 1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Holiday Open House at Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park

Come enjoy holiday cheer surrounded by the ripe orange grove, a place of ancient magic. Enjoy a glimpse of how the ...

  • 5:00 pm -  7:30 pm 
  • Location: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park ,18700 S. County Road 325, Cross Creek, FL 32640
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Free

Road to Bethlehem Live at Camp Kulaqua

A LIVE Indoor / Outdoor Production of the Christmas Story! FREE ENTRY FOR ALL ATTENDEES! Come walk the Road to Bethlehem & ...

  • 5:00 pm 
  • Location: Camp Kulaqua, 23400 NW 212 Ave, High Springs FL 32643
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

High Springs Twilight Christmas Parade

Please join us for the High Springs' Annual Christmas Parade Saturday, December 14th at 6:00 p.m. After the Parade: Santa ...

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: Free

Keystone Heights Lighted Christmas Parade

You won't want to miss this wonderful lit parade with over 30 floats. There will be hotdogs and snacks for ...

Lake Butler Christmas Parade

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 14, 2019 for 6:00pm, and plan to bring the family out to Lake Butler ...

Christmas FOR Gainesville at Anthem Church

Join us for a one-of-a-kind Christmas celebration FOR everyone. Holiday activities for the whole family, a fun service and opportunities ...

  • 6:30 pm -  8:30 pm 
  • Location: Anthem Church, 2902 SW 75th St, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.anthemchurch.com
  • Category: Free

Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe

The second Saturday of every month we will be celebrating wonderful music! Join us for live jazz, lawn games & ...

  • 7:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Celebration Pointe, Northwest Corner of I-75 And Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Basketball Cop "Fill the Trailer" Toy Drive

On Dec 15th from 10:00am to 6:00pm, the Alachua County Sheriff's Office and Walmart (5700 NW 23rd St Gainesville, FL) ...

  • 10:00 am -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: Walmart Supercenter Gainesville - 5700 NW 23rd St, Gainesville, Florida 32653
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Sundays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

  • 10:00 am -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

Santa is Coming to PDQ

Mark your calendars! Santa Claus will be making an appearance at your local PDQ this Holiday Season!

  • 11:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: 3403 W. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.eatpdq.com
  • Category: Free

Celebrations Around the World

Join us for this fun and interactive event! Grab an exotic dish from our food booths, and watch our array ...

  • 12:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Celebration Pointe, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Photos with Santa at PetSmart

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

  • 12:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Petsmart, 3736 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.petsmart.com
  • Category: Free

Santa at Kohl's

Kohl’s is once again welcoming Mr. Claus from the North Pole at all stores nationwide this holiday season. Due to ...

  • 1:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: 3501 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: corporate.kohls.com
  • Category: Free

Road to Bethlehem Live at Camp Kulaqua

A LIVE Indoor / Outdoor Production of the Christmas Story! FREE ENTRY FOR ALL ATTENDEES! Come walk the Road to Bethlehem & ...

  • 3:00 pm 
  • Location: Camp Kulaqua, 23400 NW 212 Ave, High Springs FL 32643
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free
December 9 - 15