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December 5 - 11

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

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

Chiefland Christmas Festival

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

  • 8:00 am -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Chiefland FL
  • Cost: free, donations for parking
  • Website: chieflandchamber.com
  • Category: Free

Alachua Conservation Trust Trees and Treats

Happy Holidays! Join us at Prairie Creek Preserve with the whole family to plant longleaf pine seedlings and decorate holiday ...

Car Show Toy Drive in Waldo

Free Car Show and Toy Drive! This is an open show for Cars,Trucks and Motorcycles. Food and Refreshment on site ...

  • 10:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: Waldo City Square 14450 NE 148th Ave Waldo, Fl 32694
  • Cost: Free
  • Category: Free

Keystone Heights Holiday Extravaganza and Parade

This year we would like to introduce the first annual Keystone Heights Holiday Extravaganza. This event will be held Saturday, ...

Holiday Stroll in Micanopy

Join us for a Holiday Stroll in Micanopy! Come celebrate Micanopy's Bicentennial (1821-2021). Antique shops, Handmade craft shops, Live music, ...

  • 11:00 am -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: Micanopy, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Category: Free

Pizza and Painting at Unity Park

The pizza and painting event originally scheduled this Saturday, Dec. 11 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. is changing locations. Please join ...

Cocoa with Santa at Springtree Park

Happy Holidays from The Curlings Group! Join us outside in a Christmas decorated professional set for photos with Santa! Enjoy ...

  • 1:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Springtree Park, 2938 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32605
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Alachua Christmas Parade

Come and join us as we celebrate the holiday season with one of the best Christmas parades in North Central ...

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

Holiday Harmonies at First UMC

The Barbergators are proud to present a FREE holiday concert for the Gainesville Community! The concert is FREE, but donations will ...

  • 2:00 pm 
  • Location: First UMC, 419 NE 1st St, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: free, donations accepted
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Paynes Prairie - Holidays on the Prairie

The holidays are coming. Join us in celebrating with festive activities inspired by those who lived on the prairie in ...

  • 4:00 pm -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Visitor Center,100 Savannah Blvd. Micanopy FL 32667
  • Cost: Free with paid park admission of $6 per vehicle
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Free

Youth Showcase featuring Star Center Theater and Caring & Sharing students

Through a partnership with the Award-Winning Star Center Theater and Caring and Sharing Charter School, we will be hosting our ...

  • 4:00 pm 
  • Location: A. Quinn Jones Museum, 1013 NW 7th Ave, Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Road to Bethlehem at Camp Kulaqua

A Drive-Thru, Live Production of the Christmas Story

  • 5:45 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Camp Kulaqua, 23400 NW 212 Ave, High Springs FL 32643
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Gainesville Street Rods Cruz-In

Register your car for a chance to win prizes. Show starts @ 6pm until we get tired, music and conversation ...

  • 6:00 pm 
  • Location: Publix Super Market at Springhill Commons, 9200 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32606
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Movie on the Lawn at First UMC Alachua

First UMC Alachua will be hosting "Movie on the Lawn" and will be showing "The Star." So bring a chair, ...

  • 6:00 pm 
  • Location: First UMC Alachua, 14805 NW 140th St, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Photos with Santa at Lights on 20th Ave. in Newberry

Santa will be at our show for photos!

  • 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: 25261 SW 20th Avenue, Newberry, FL 32669
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

A Disney Christmas In The Park - Worthington Springs

Come join us with the whole family for some Disney Christmas fun! FREE Hot Cocoa and snack, Santa and Mrs ...

  • 7:00 pm -  9:30 pm 
  • Location: Worthington Springs Park, SR 121, Worthington Springs, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Westside Baptist Church - The Worship of Christmas

Join us on Saturday, December 11th at 7:00PM or Sunday, December 12th at 5:00PM at our Newberry Road Campus for ...

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