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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 ...

  • 3:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: 3540 E. University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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 ...

  • 6:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: 15560 NW US-441, Alachua, Florida 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 2:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: 3540 E. University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Cost: FREE but registration is required
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 5:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Haile Village Center, 5346 SW 91st Terrace, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 6:00 pm 
  • Location: Grace at Fort Clarke UMC, 9325 W. Newberry Rd, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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 ...

  • 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: City Hall ~ Newberry, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Artwalk Gainesville

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

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 ...

  • 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm 
  • Location: Newberry RC Park at Easton-Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 Northwest 16 Avenue, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: FREE to observe
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Joann - Take and Make

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

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 7:30 am -  9:00 am 
  • Location: Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

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

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

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: Brown's Country Buffet: 14423 US 441 in Alachua
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: 3540 E. University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

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

  • 2:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Harn Museum of Art - 3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: harn.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 4:30 pm -  5:30 pm 
  • Location: Bo Diddley Plaza: 111 E. University Ave, Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 5:00 pm -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 NE 1st St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Free to the public
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 5:30 pm -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: Bo Diddley Plaza to the Thomas Center
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Williston Winter Wonderland

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

GLAM Holiday Craft Show

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

  • 10:00 am -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: 1220 SE Veitch Street, Gainesville FL 32609
  • Cost: free entry
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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. ...

  • 11:00 am -  3:30 pm 
  • Location: Gainesville Hawthorne State Trail
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Felasco Family Winter Fest

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

  • 1:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: 13900 Tech City Circle, Alachua FL 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

UF Carillon Recital

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

  • 1:55 pm 
  • Location: Century Tower Carillon, 375 Newell Dr, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: free
  • Website: arts.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

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

  • 2:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Harn Museum of Art - 3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: harn.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 4:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: 409 SW 4th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 7:00 pm 
  • Location: Curtis M Phillips Center for Performing Arts 3201 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: FREE - see description for how to get tickets
  • Website: performingarts.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

Kids Capoeira

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

  • 3:45 pm -  4:45 pm 
  • Location: SWAG Family Resource Center Linton Oaks Neighborhood in Gainesville
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: swadvocacygroup.org
  • Category: Free

Cone Park Library Resource Center Science Club

Science Club for elementary kids, teens and families.

  • 4:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Cone Park Branch: 2801 E. University Avenue, Gainesville FL 32641
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.pfsf.org
  • Category: Free

First Magnitude Brainaholics Trivia

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

  • 6:30 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewery, 1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free