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December 14 - 20

Christmas in Chiefland

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

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: Family Fun

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: Family Fun

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 ...

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: Family Fun

Santa at Roger's Farm

Santa Claus is coming to Roger’s Farm! Stop by and see us this weekend to get your Christmas tree & ...

  • 11:00 am -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Rogers Farm, 3831 NW 156th Ave., Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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: Family Fun

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: Family Fun

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: Family Fun

Winter Faire and Holiday Market

Join us for a Winter Faire in Gainesville! Fundraiser for Working Food , Holiday Pop Up Market presented by Indie ...

  • 12:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Afternoon, 231 NW 10 Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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: Family Fun

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: Family Fun

Alachua Christmas Parade

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

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: Family Fun

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: Family Fun

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: Family Fun

Christmas in the Quarry at Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens

Christmas in the Quarry is back for our 2nd year! The only thing better than a white Christmas is a ...

  • 5:30 pm -  8:30 pm 
  • Location: Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens, 4990 NE 180th Ave., Williston, Florida
  • Cost: Adults: $9.00 Children (6-13): $4.00 Children under 6: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 holiday lights. The ...

  • 6:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: 1600 Twigg Street, Palatka, FL 32177
  • Cost: $2.00 per person, cash only. An additional $1 per child donation is requested for entry into the Santa Room.
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • 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

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: Family Fun

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: Family Fun

Santa at Roger's Farm

Santa Claus is coming to Roger’s Farm! Stop by and see us this weekend to get your Christmas tree & ...

  • 11:00 am -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Rogers Farm, 3831 NW 156th Ave., Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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: Family Fun

Celebrations Around the World

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

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: Family Fun

Christmas in the Quarry at Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens

Christmas in the Quarry is back for our 2nd year! The only thing better than a white Christmas is a ...

  • 5:30 pm -  8:30 pm 
  • Location: Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens, 4990 NE 180th Ave., Williston, Florida
  • Cost: Adults: $9.00 Children (6-13): $4.00 Children under 6: 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

Family Promise Fundraiser at Northwest Grille

Tell your family, friends, and co-workers to join your support of the Family Promise shelter for working families with children ...

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

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

Decorate a Paper Gingerbread Man at Bouncers

Decorate a PAPER ginger bread man. Good clean fun! Face painting and reindeer races with antlers. Socks and waivers required, ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Members free, non members, $10 per child.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Toddlers Try It with Wayfaring Painter

A series of open-ended sessions to allow the very youngest creatives to explore visual art in a nature-based, casual setting ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Forage Hall at Working Food (219 NW 10th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601)
  • Cost: $12-$15 sliding scale for each toddler; $3 for siblings 5+; caregivers and young babies in arms free of charge
  • 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

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

Third Thursday on Main Street Alachua

Join us for Horse and Carriage rides with SANTA! Third Thursday on Main is the perfect place to get your "pre-weekend" ...

Third Thursday on Main Street Alachua

Join us for free Horse and Carriage rides with SANTA! Third Thursday on Main is the perfect place to get your ...

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

Preschool Holiday Party at Bouncers

Join us for a preschool holiday party, reindeer games, holiday music, and of course Bouncing!

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Bouncers: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Free for members, or $10/child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Holidays In The City

Come join us to learn about different holidays and traditions from around the world! This free family friendly event will ...

  • 4:00 pm -  6:30 pm 
  • Location: Safety City, 1025 NE 13th St, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Christmas in the Quarry at Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens

Christmas in the Quarry is back for our 2nd year! The only thing better than a white Christmas is a ...

  • 5:30 pm -  8:30 pm 
  • Location: Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens, 4990 NE 180th Ave., Williston, Florida
  • Cost: Adults: $9.00 Children (6-13): $4.00 Children under 6: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Christmas Music Festival at Little People Prep

Family-friendly, open to the community, music, food, lights, games, hot cocoa, and more! Pictures with Santa.

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

Skate Station Jolly Jingle Party

Join us for a ton of holiday fun! Ugly Sweater Contest, Egg-Nog Chug, Wrapping contest and more holiday fun!

  • 7:30 pm - 11:59 pm 
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: starts at $10
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun
December 14 - 20