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November 30 - December 6

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Kids Capoeira

Kids’ Capoeira with Capoeira Massapê Gainesville happens at the SWAG Family Resource Center. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial arts program ...

Cone Park Library Resource Center Science Club

Science Club for elementary kids, teens and families.

Cade Museum Inventor Night

Inventor Night Grades 3-6 Children need encouragement and space to expand their understanding of the world and become problem solvers. The ...

First Magnitude Brainaholics Trivia

Join us for the best and most unique trivia in town, Brainaholics! Come out to team trivia at First Magnitude ...

UF Health Webinar: Let's talk about the COVID-19 vaccine for children.

We know many people are eager to protect their children against COVID-19, but many have questions as they make this ...

Sweetwater Wetlands Park Wednesday Bird Walks

Discover the rich diversity of birds at one of north central Florida's premier birding hotspots during a 2-3-hour guided walking ...

  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am 
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free with park admission ($5/vehicle, $2 for pedestrians, vans and bikes).
  • Website: www.alachuaaudubon.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Alachua County Library Choose Your Own Adventure

Join us online for an exciting afternoon as we journey through an interactive Choose Your Own Adventure story!

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 ...

Gamesville Tabletop Dungeons and Dragons for Kids

Ages 6-18. Must pre-register. Mask required.

Lightnin' Salvage Trivia Night

20 of the most mind bending, off the wall, crazy and zany questions you'll hear in one night! Make a ...

  • 7:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Lightnin' Salvage: 1800 NE 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: free entry
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

The Hippodrome presents Miracle on 34th Street

Celebrate your holidays with this all time favorite classic story. A last-minute replacement Santa for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ...

Community Partners: Florida Snake ID with the Florida Museum of Natural History

Did you know that Florida is home to more species of snakes than any other state? Join us on Zoom ...

Santa at Hitchcock's Markets in Alachua

Come by your local Hitchcock’s in Alachua this Thursday December 2nd from 6pm-9pm for the Coca-Cola holiday caravan!! Free photos ...

The Hippodrome presents Miracle on 34th Street

Celebrate your holidays with this all time favorite classic story. A last-minute replacement Santa for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ...

Equestrians Unlimited Toddler & Preschool Program

This fun program is specifically for our littlest equestrians! Calling all Toddlers/Preschoolers! Come grab a pony ride and re-introducing: a ...

UF Health Shands Breastfeeding Support Group

We meet every Friday. Bring your breastfeeding babies, regardless of where you delivered and the child's age (siblings welcome too) ...

Frogs and Friends Friday at Morningside Nature Center

FREE. Every 1st Friday of the Month at 2p.m. at Morningside Nature Center’s picnic pavilion (Screened pavilion located at end ...

Christkindlmarkt at Blackadder Brewing

Join us for our 5th Annual Christkindlmarkt: An outdoor holiday market with craft & food vendors, music & holiday fun

Light the Village at Haile Village Center

It's been since 2019 since this event so we're very excited it's back. We hope you'll join us for a ...

Annual Pond Lighting at North Florida Regional Medical Center

We hope you will join us virtually for the 32nd Anniversary of our Pond Lighting celebration! Although we can't gather ...

Christmas Family Movie Night at Grace at Fort Clark UMC

Looking for a night with the whole family? Join us this Friday night in the Worship Center for Christmas Family ...

City of Alachua Christmas Tree Lighting

Join us for this Alachua holiday tradition - our annual Christmas Tree Lighting event. Have your picture taken with Santa ...

  • 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Main Street, Alachua, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Category: Holiday Events, Free

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

Newberry's Christmas Tree Lighting

Visit and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Relax and enjoy a hot cocoa. Stop by our kids station for ...

Artwalk Gainesville

Artwalk Gainesville is a free monthly self-guided tour that combines exciting visual art, live performance, and events in Gainesville, Florida. ...

Family Friendly Karaoke

Come join the fun. Be a listener or watcher if you don’t want to sing. Let me know. Open to ...

  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: Newberry United Methodist Church (just east of Hardy's and the stop light in Newberry Florida) 24845 W Newberry Rd, Newb
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Friday Night Lights at Newberry RC Park

It's almost Christmastime! Come join us for some Friday night racing! Racing will begin at 7pm sharp. Race format will be ...

Star Center Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz Young Performers Edition

Join us for our Arts Partnership in Education Performance. The Youth return to the Phillips Center stage! L. Frank Baum’s ...

High Springs Playhouse presents A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas

What if the three wise men weren’t really all that wise? What if they were just three ordinary guys, avoiding ...

The Hippodrome presents Miracle on 34th Street

Celebrate your holidays with this all time favorite classic story. A last-minute replacement Santa for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ...

Joann - Take and Make

Paint yourself a jolly Santa ornament just in time for the holidays! Pick up FREE supplies

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 ...

Town Of Bell Christmas Parade

Join us for the 41st Annual Bell Christmas Parade! This year's theme "Hometown Christmas".

Depot Park parkrun

Depot Park parkrun is a FREE, weekly, timed 5K open to all runners and walkers of all fitness levels and ...

Special Olympics Florida’s Race for Inclusion Gainesville

Join us for a 5k run/walk that will wind through the heart of UF’s picturesque campus and past the iconic ...

Haile Farmers Market: Holiday Craft Fair

Mark your calendar for the Holiday Craft Fair at Haile Farmers Market. We will feature added craft vendors, Kids Corner ...

Aikido for Kids and Teens - FREE

Join us at Aikido of Gainesville, Inc. on Saturday for free Kids and Teens Aikido! Whats the catch? None, it's ...

Brown's Country Buffet Photos with Santa

Santa will be visiting during breakfast, and taking photos with everyone

Dudley Farm Cane Day Festival

Our annual Cane Day Festival is back on for this year! Boiling cane syrup, grinding corn, vendors, cooking at the ...

  • 9:00 am -  4:00 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: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Studio TM Kids Stay n' Clay Family Hour

Our Stay n’ clay family clay hour on Saturday Mornings is a hands-on project you make WITH your kiddo! We ...

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park Sinkhole Guided Walk

Ask questions and learn about the area and its history while exploring the park with a ranger.

Historic Haile Homestead Tour Holiday Decorations - Let it Snow

In December 2021 the Homestead will be OPEN FOR TOURS on Saturdays AND Sundays - and the Homestead will be ...

Morningside Nature Center Living History Farm Guided Tour

C’mon home to the Living History Farm and experience a time when the rooster’s crow and the rising sun, not ...

Operation Santa Delivery

Look up in the sky! It's a bird; it's a plane- no, it's Santa in a helicopter! How cool is ...

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

UF Craft Festival

Our Craft Festival is an annual event that showcases crafts that are authentically made by talented artisans and crafters. The ...

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

This is one of our favorite events! Join us for our 5th Annual Christkindlmarkt: An outdoor holiday market with craft ...

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

Back on the mainstage after its debut in 2019, the Hippodrome’s very own adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns. We ...

Momentum Dance Arts presents A Holiday Fantasy

We have two exciting shows that will bring the spirit of the holidays to the whole family. Come out and ...

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

Enjoy a friendly discussion about the museum’s exhibitions with a free Docent-led tour.

Momentum Dance Arts presents A Holiday Fantasy

We have two exciting shows that will bring the spirit of the holidays to the whole family. Come out and ...

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

Back on the mainstage after its debut in 2019, the Hippodrome’s very own adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns. We ...

Drag Slicks and Radials Test-and-Tune

Only vehicles with drag slicks and radial tires will be allowed to compete at this event.

  • 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: Gainesville Raceway: 11211 N County Road 225, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Spectators (13yrs & up): $15 Children (12 & under): Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Sporting Events

Two Hawk Hammock Happy Hour in the Barnyard

Live Music Venue in a relaxed Outdoor Dog / Kid Friendly Environment. Plenty of Room for Social Distancing. Barnyard Animals ...

Bears and Lions Concert

Join Bears and Lions for a family friendly, free concert at the Bo Diddley Plaza as a holiday kick-off prior ...

Gainesville Youth Chorus Holiday Concert

Come hear the joyous voices of the Gainesville Youth Chorus. The concert is open to the community and admission is ...

Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

Santa and live reindeer, Christmas trees, lighted hayride, Santa's workshops, reindeer train, live nativity scene, petting farm and MORE.

Original Gainesville Food Truck Rally

The Original Gainesville FOOD TRUCK RALLY returns! Benefitting GIRLS PLACE! Glory Days and High Dive are excited to give you ...

  • 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm 
  • Location: High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave, Ste A, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

A Visit With Santa Claus and Ginger the Elf

Follow Santa and Ginger on the firetruck as they head to the Thomas Center for the Holiday Tree Lighting and ...

Holiday Lights in the Thomas Center Gardens

A magical holiday treat awaits at Holiday Lights in the Thomas Center Gardens, a special event on Dec. 4 from ...

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

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

Williston Winter Wonderland

It’s going to be A Superhero Christmas! Get your creative juices flowing and enter the Williston Chamber of Commerce Christmas ...

High Springs Playhouse presents A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas

What if the three wise men weren’t really all that wise? What if they were just three ordinary guys, avoiding ...

The Hippodrome presents Miracle on 34th Street

Celebrate your holidays with this all time favorite classic story. A last-minute replacement Santa for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ...

Local Provisions Brunch with Santa

Tis the season! Join us in our winter wonderland for Brunch with Santa.Guests will enjoy a full chef inspired brunch ...

  • 9:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: Local Provisions: 13005 SW 1st Rd, Suite 129 Newberry FL 32669
  • Cost: 12.00 for Kids 22.50 Adults
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

GLAM Holiday Craft Show

Come join us on Sunday, Dec. 5 for the 13th annual winter edition of GLAM Craft Show, once again at ...

UF Craft Festival

Our Craft Festival is an annual event that showcases crafts that are authentically made by talented artisans and crafters. The ...

Briefcase Push Race

Gainesville's only annual longboard skateboard event is back for the 6th year! Fun for all ages at the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail. ...

Critter Creek Farmers Moo-ket

100% plant-based farmers market where you can interact with rescued cows, pigs, and miniature donkeys!

  • 12:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary 12626 NW Co Rd 231 Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Historic Haile Homestead Tour Holiday Decorations - Let it Snow

In December 2021 the Homestead will be OPEN FOR TOURS on Saturdays AND Sundays - and the Homestead will be ...

Felasco Family Winter Fest

Fun activities for the kids, food trucks, fire trucks, bounce houses, face painting, Santa and more….

UF Carillon Recital

The UF Carillon Studio Concert Series offers a chance to hear the UF Carillon performed in a fifty-minute recital.

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

Enjoy a friendly discussion about the museum’s exhibitions with a free Docent-led tour.

High Springs Playhouse presents A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas

What if the three wise men weren’t really all that wise? What if they were just three ordinary guys, avoiding ...

The Hippodrome presents Miracle on 34th Street

Celebrate your holidays with this all time favorite classic story. A last-minute replacement Santa for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ...

4th Ave Food Park - Food Truck Rally

The 4th Ave Food Park is hosting a Food Truck Rally on Sunday, December 5th from 4-9PM. 10 TRUCKS at One ...

Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

Santa and live reindeer, Christmas trees, lighted hayride, Santa's workshops, reindeer train, live nativity scene, petting farm and MORE.

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

Back on the mainstage after its debut in 2019, the Hippodrome’s very own adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns. We ...

UF School of Music presents Sounds of the Season

300 UF School of Music performers present the 73rd Sounds of the Season. The concert is a collage of seasonal ...

Do Art Mommy and Me

Join us for a story at 10 and 11, then paint a piece of pottery to go with it! *Limited ...

November 30 - December 6