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December 4 - 10

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

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

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 ...

  • 6:30 pm 
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewing Company: 1220 SE Veitch St., Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free, but food and drinks will be available for purchase
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

A Night in Bethlehem at Trinity UMC

This year’s event will be unlike any other year: a reimagined interactive worship experience! For this Wednesday night service in ...

  • 6:35 pm 
  • Location: Trinity United Methodist Church: 4000 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.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

ESE Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Virtual Parent Workshop

Alachua County Public Schools and the Alachua County Council of PTAs invite families to attend a free, online workshop, “Dyslexia ...

Harn Museum Nights

Join us for this once-a-month event taking place at the museum. Speakers and artists help our visitors connect with art ...

  • 6:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: SW 34th Street and Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: free food and admission
  • Website: harn.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

High Springs Lions Club Candyland Christmas

Kids ride on Santa's Express through the Candyland Christmas Lights. Visit with Santa and his sleigh and then enjoy the ...

  • 6:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: High Springs Lions Club: 26900 W US Highway 27, High Springs, FL, 32643
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

High School Holiday Chorus Winter Concert

Enjoy the sounds of the season when the Buchholz, Gainesville and Eastside choruses, the Buchholz Orchestra and the St. Augustine ...

  • 7:00 pm 
  • Location: St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center, 1738 W. University Ave, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Nutcracker Under the Stars in Alachua

**Will be held inside the Legacy Park Multipurpose Center, due to uncertain weather.** Bring the entire family out for this all-time ...

  • 7:00 pm -  8:30 pm 
  • Location: Legacy Park Amphitheatre, 15400 Peggy Road, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

4th Ave Food Park - Holiday Market

Get into the holiday spirit, do your gift shopping, and support local makers at the Holiday Market this year at ...

  • 4:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: 409 SW 4th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Christmas at Butler

Be merry and celebrate with holidays at our Christmas at Butler Event from 4-7PM on Friday, December 10th. Christmas at ...

  • 4:00 pm -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: Butler Town Center, 3625 SW 32nd Ct, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Fa La La Fridays on Main Street in Alachua

Have your photo taken in Santa's house on Main, enjoy horse and carriage rides, movie on the wall, and store ...

Shoppes at Thornebrook Holiday Market and Open House

Thornebrook Square will be decorated in winter wonderland attire, Santa and snow included! Featuring music on the outdoor stage and ...

  • 5:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Shoppes at Thornebrook Village, 2441 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville FL 32606
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Down Home Christmas in Trenton

Come join the first annual Down Home Christmas hosted by the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce. Food, games, music, caroling, ...

  • 5:30 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Trenton Train Depot, Trenton FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free
December 4 - 10