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December 6 - 12

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 ...

The Hippodrome presents This Wonderful Life

The Hippodrome is proud to bring an amazing one-man production of “THIS WONDERFUL LIFE directly to you this holiday season. ...

Christmas Craft Show at Bouncers

Bouncers FIRST ever Christmas Craft show. Bouncing is available from 12pm to 6pm. Let the kids play while you browse ...

Get Free Christmas Photos by Giving a Present to a Child in Need!

2020 has been a very challenging year for a lot of families in town. They need all of our help ...

  • 2:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Celebration Pointe - by the Christmas tree (4949 Celebration Pointe Ave, Gainesville, FL 32608)
  • Website: www.signupgenius.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

First Lutheran Church Christmas Tree Lighting

We know things are different this year. Our traditional Advent by Candlelight women's event is on hold, and while we ...

Cookies and Carols at Hague Baptist Church

Love to sing Christmas carols? Then join us Sunday night at 6 for a time of singing followed by cookies ...

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Standard Sundays

Join us for Magic The Gathering! 20 people max per night

The Hippodrome presents This Wonderful Life

The Hippodrome is proud to bring an amazing one-man production of “THIS WONDERFUL LIFE directly to you this holiday season. ...

Gamesville Tabletop Board Game Day

Open Tables for Board Game Players. 20 person max

The Hippodrome presents This Wonderful Life

The Hippodrome is proud to bring an amazing one-man production of “THIS WONDERFUL LIFE directly to you this holiday season. ...

1 year Old Playdate at Bouncers

Calling all 1 year olds. Come meet other 1 year olds! And their parents! Bouncing from 9am-noon. Siblings are welcome ...

Drive Thru Food Giveaway

The Saint Matthew Baptist Church in partnership with The City of Alachua Recreation Department is hosting a drive thru food ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Saint Matthew Baptist Church of Alachua, FL 15712 NW 140th St, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other, Free

JBF Presale Shopping

Just Between Friends of Gainesville is Florida's largest Kids MEGA Sale that everyone is talking about! In these unprecedented times, ...

  • 9:00 am -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Easton-Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 Northwest 16 Avenue, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $7.50 - $25
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Other

Homeschool Homesteading Day at Florida Outdoor Learning Collective (FOLC)

This program is an opportunity for homeschool students to learn skills with a professional instructor while socializing in a small ...

  • 12:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: FOLC Farm: 3625 SE 15th St. Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: sliding scale of $25-45 per student ($6.25-11.25 per hour). Siblings receive a discount at $15-35 per student ($3.74-8.75 per hour)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Gator Bait Kids Night

Every Tuesday! Movie night w/ Disney Plus & $3 Kids Meals in the Courtyard. Bring the family and enjoy!

V Pizza V for Victory Holiday Pizza Party

Join us for the 4th Annual V for Victory Holiday Pizza Party and help us raise money for our V ...

  • 5:30 pm -  8:30 pm 
  • Location: 115 SE 1 St, Gainesville, FL, 32601
  • Cost: Adult: $25 Kids Age 11 – 20: $15 Child Age 10 and under: $5
  • Website: 904tix.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Virtual Foster Parent Orientation with Camelot Community Care

Loving Homes-Loving Families Wanted. Orientation for Therapeutic Foster Parents on how to become a foster parent. Information and class dates ...

Help Me Help My Child! Workshop

Are you worried about your child’s speech and/or motor skills? Are you concerned that your child is developmentally delayed? This ...

The Hippodrome presents This Wonderful Life

The Hippodrome is proud to bring an amazing one-man production of “THIS WONDERFUL LIFE directly to you this holiday season. ...

JBF Presale Shopping

Just Between Friends of Gainesville is Florida's largest Kids MEGA Sale that everyone is talking about! In these unprecedented times, ...

  • 9:00 am -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Easton-Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 Northwest 16 Avenue, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $7.50 - $25
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Other

Gamesville Tabletop D&D Night

4 Groups per 3hr time slot. Must reserve table and time slot before hand

Splitz Bowling Kids Club

Whether you are back to school in person or back to school online, take a break and come bowl with ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

There will be a Festival of Lights in 2020. The safety of our visitors, volunteers and park staff are of ...

  • 5:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: $5.00 per vehicle up to 8 persons per car $10.00 per vehicle with 9-16 persons per vehicle $20.00 per vehicle with more than 16 persons
  • Website: stephenfostercso.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

Elf on the Big Screen at First Magnitude Brewing Company

Join us for more big movies on the big screen at First Magnitude. This December, as part of 'Tis the ...

The Hippodrome presents This Wonderful Life

The Hippodrome is proud to bring an amazing one-man production of “THIS WONDERFUL LIFE directly to you this holiday season. ...

JBF Gainesville Kids and Maternity MEGA Holiday Sale

December 10-13 EASTON-NEWBERRY SPORTS COMPLEX. The Sale Everyone is Talking About, Holiday Edition! SAVE 50-90% BELOW retail on everything

  • 9:00 am -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: Easton-Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 Northwest 16 Avenue, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: registration recommended due to occupancy
  • Website: gainesville.jbfsale.com
  • Category: Other

Homeschool Homesteading Day at Florida Outdoor Learning Collective (FOLC)

This program is an opportunity for homeschool students to learn skills with a professional instructor while socializing in a small ...

  • 12:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: FOLC Farm: 3625 SE 15th St. Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: sliding scale of $25-45 per student ($6.25-11.25 per hour). Siblings receive a discount at $15-35 per student ($3.74-8.75 per hour)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Splitz Bowling Kids Club

Whether you are back to school in person or back to school online, take a break and come bowl with ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

There will be a Festival of Lights in 2020. The safety of our visitors, volunteers and park staff are of ...

  • 5:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: $5.00 per vehicle up to 8 persons per car $10.00 per vehicle with 9-16 persons per vehicle $20.00 per vehicle with more than 16 persons
  • Website: stephenfostercso.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

Pizza/ Pajama Night with Santa at Main Street Pie Company

Our 13th annual Pizza/Pajama night with Santa! Wear your favorite Christmas pajamas!

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol (Streaming)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, that Gainesville holiday tradition of singing and storytelling, returns again this year through our #HippAtHome productions. Enchanting ...

Bouncers 2 year old playdate

Come meet other 2 year olds and their families! $10 per child. Socks and waivers required. We got some new ...

JBF Gainesville Kids and Maternity MEGA Holiday Sale

December 10-13 EASTON-NEWBERRY SPORTS COMPLEX. The Sale Everyone is Talking About, Holiday Edition! SAVE 50-90% BELOW retail on everything

  • 9:00 am -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: Easton-Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 Northwest 16 Avenue, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: registration recommended due to occupancy
  • Website: gainesville.jbfsale.com
  • Category: Other

Sun Country Stay and Play 2.0

Sun Country is excited to announce Stay and Play 2.0! Every Friday morning you can end your week by enjoying ...

Equestrians Unlimited Open Homeschool Group

Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy learning, fun and a pony ride/mini lesson while enjoying the outdoors! 2020/2021 Event Dates for ...

Equestrians Unlimited Tiny Tots Group Santa Visit

Children of all ages are invited to come meet Santa himself!! (12/11 or 12/17) From 10am-2pm get a FREE Picture ...

Splitz Bowling Kids Club

Whether you are back to school in person or back to school online, take a break and come bowl with ...

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Friday Commander League

Join us for Magic The Gathering! 20 people max per night

Shop, Dine and Stroll on Main Street in Alachua

Every Friday starting November 20th, come Shop, Dine, and Stroll along the beautiful downtown Alachua Main Street. Live music, great ...

Spooky Christmas at Peanut Patch and Corn Maze

For those who want a little more excitement in the holiday season jump on the hayride and go through the ...

  • 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm 
  • Location: 8656 SW 75th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: Adults: $15, Kids 4-10 $10, Kids 3 and under Free, Haunted House $5 (Cash Only)
  • Website: peanutpatchandcornmaze.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

There will be a Festival of Lights in 2020. The safety of our visitors, volunteers and park staff are of ...

  • 5:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: $5.00 per vehicle up to 8 persons per car $10.00 per vehicle with 9-16 persons per vehicle $20.00 per vehicle with more than 16 persons
  • Website: stephenfostercso.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

Christmas in the Quarry at Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens

Christmas in the Quarry is back for our 3rd year! The only thing better than a white Christmas is a ...

  • 5:30 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens, 4990 NE 180th Ave., Williston, Florida
  • Cost: Adults: $10.00 Children (6-13): $5.00 Children under 6: FREE!
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

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.
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

Gingerbread & Baubles: A Family Night of Christmas Creativity at Servants of Christ Anglican Church

Families with children ages PreK-5th grade are invited to come decorate their own gingerbread house and Christmas ornaments! Each family/child ...

Star Center Theatre presents Ebony Scrooge

Ebony Scrooge, one of the town’s most successful entrepreneurs. But there is a problem — she has a cold heart, ...

The Homestead by Candlelight

“The Homestead by Candlelight” – Join us for a Facebook Live Candlelight Tour of the Homestead conducted by HHH President ...

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol (Streaming)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, that Gainesville holiday tradition of singing and storytelling, returns again this year through our #HippAtHome productions. Enchanting ...

Christmas in Chiefland

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

JBF Gainesville Kids and Maternity MEGA Holiday Half-Price Sale

December 10-13 EASTON-NEWBERRY SPORTS COMPLEX. The Sale Everyone is Talking About, Holiday Edition! SAVE 50-90% BELOW retail on everything Saturday ...

  • 9:00 am -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Easton-Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 Northwest 16 Avenue, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: See website for rates
  • Website: gainesville.jbfsale.com
  • Category: Other

Star Center Youth Theater Workshop

Youth Theater workshop facilitated by Ashley Vogt, Youth Program Director. Audition and performance skills will be introduced in this 1st ...

Naturals Baseball Tryouts- Spring/Summer Season

Love the Game! Come try out for Naturals Baseball Travel Teams and become part of the Nat's family. Our fast ...

Winterfest at Newberry RC Park

Join us for our first annual Winterfest at Newberry! This is an outdoor 1:10 scale event offering you six classes ...

  • 11:00 am -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: Newberry RC Track: 24880 NW 16th Avenue, Newberry, FL 32669
  • Cost: $15 per class. Free for spectators
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Sporting Events

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, ...

Sweet Dreams Ice Cream Firetruck Neighborhood Visits

Fire Truck Route 11:30a-12:00p Hibiscus Park | 2707 NW 4th Ave 12:15-12:45 Libbey Heights | Corner of NW 36th St & ...

Sun Country Sports Center Gym Jam Junior

Gym Jam Jr. is a perfect gymnastic option for your child if you don’t want to commit to regularly scheduled ...

Alachua Christmas Parade

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

Candy Cane Lane: Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Take a trip down Candy Cane Lane! This family-friendly holiday event is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. ...

  • 2:00 pm -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: High Dive 210 SW Second Ave Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Free with option to purchase VIP ticket
  • Website: facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

Gamesville Tabletop Pokemon League

Casual Play. 20 person max

Gamesville Tabletop Magic The Gathering Saturday Commander League

Join us for Magic The Gathering! 20 people max per night

Gallop in Gary's Santa and Mrs. Claus Visits

Santa is giving free gifts to all the kids!

Spooky Christmas at Peanut Patch and Corn Maze

For those who want a little more excitement in the holiday season jump on the hayride and go through the ...

  • 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm 
  • Location: 8656 SW 75th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: Adults: $15, Kids 4-10 $10, Kids 3 and under Free, Haunted House $5 (Cash Only)
  • Website: peanutpatchandcornmaze.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

There will be a Festival of Lights in 2020. The safety of our visitors, volunteers and park staff are of ...

  • 5:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096
  • Cost: $5.00 per vehicle up to 8 persons per car $10.00 per vehicle with 9-16 persons per vehicle $20.00 per vehicle with more than 16 persons
  • Website: stephenfostercso.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

Wiles Elementary PTA Winter Wonderland Across the World

Participants will drive through a decorated parking lot as part of the Wiles Winter Wonderland Across the World. Six different ...

Christmas in the Quarry at Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens

Christmas in the Quarry is back for our 3rd year! The only thing better than a white Christmas is a ...

  • 5:30 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens, 4990 NE 180th Ave., Williston, Florida
  • Cost: Adults: $10.00 Children (6-13): $5.00 Children under 6: FREE!
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

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.
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • 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! The theme ...

Road to Bethlehem at Camp Kulaqua

We invite everyone to come drive The Road to Bethlehem and travel along the road through city merchants, see Mary ...

Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe

Jazz on the Green is back! Join us for live music, food, and drinks, lawn games & more! Don't miss ...

  • 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: Shows & Concerts, Free

Star Center Theatre presents Ebony Scrooge

Ebony Scrooge, one of the town’s most successful entrepreneurs. But there is a problem — she has a cold heart, ...

December 6 - 12