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December 4 - 10

Festival at Fort King

Step into the 1800s at the Festival at Fort King! This two day event will feature historic themed crafts, games, ...

  • 10:00 am -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center 3925 E Fort King St, Ocala, FL 34470
  • Cost: $5 per person, Veterans & Children Under 5 are FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sensory Sundays at Defy

Enjoy the freedom of sensory-friendly jumping. During sensory time, the music is quieter, the club lights are off, the environment ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: 6250 NW 23rd Street, Suite 8, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: Weekend $17.99 | Weekend (4 & Under) $13.99
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Constellation Charter School of Gainesville Winter Faire

Save the date! Our Winter Faire 2022 is coming! Join us at Alpin Bistro in downtown Gainesville on Sunday, December ...

  • 11:00 am -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Alpin Bistro 15 SW 2nd St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sweet Dreams Winter Flavor Night

Happy Holidays from Sweet Dreams. We will be serving up some of our most iconic holiday inspired ice creams.

Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

SAVE THE DATE! Santa and his reindeer are coming back to Mayhem Ranch! The Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival opens December ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: 17830 SE 40th St., Morriston, FL, 32668
  • Cost: $15 Pre-Sale ($20.00 at the gate, if available) | Children under 2 FREE
  • Website: mayhemranchfl.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Florida Gators Gymnastics Hype Night

Can’t wait for the 2023 Gators gymnastics season to start? Then the Gators Gymnastics Hype Night Presented by American Campus Communities ...

  • 6:45 pm 
  • Location: Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, 250 Gale Lemerand Dr, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Smart Start at Zion Christmas Mini-Session

Join us to sing along to a lot of your favorites and learn new songs to help your children better ...

  • 10:30 am 
  • Location: 1700 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: free, donations accepted
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

V Pizza V for Victory Holiday Pizza Party

Join us for the 6th Annual V for Victory Holiday Pizza Party and help us raise money for the over ...

  • 5:30 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: V Pizza 115 SE 1 St, Gainesville, FL, 32601
  • Cost: $40 ADULT Ticket: includes all you can eat + (2) adult drink tickets. $25 YOUTH Ticket (ages 11-20) includes all you can eat + fountain drink. $15 CHILD Ticket (10 & Under) includes all you can eat + fountain drink.
  • Website: 904tix.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Kimball Wiles Wildcats Chorus Holiday Performance

We’ve got a fantastic Holiday Performance Lineup for you this month! Save the dates, and don’t forget your lawn chairs ...

La Leche League Breastfeeding In Person Meeting

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am at One Love Café for breastfeeding support, friendship, ...

O2BKids Homeschool Wednesday Program

Homeschool Wednesdays are back! The homeschool program is FREE to O2B Kids Family Members. They will enjoy meet-ups with other members ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: O2B Kids Supercenter 7383 SW 17th Road, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: FREE to O2B Kids Family Members
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun
  • 5:00 pm -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $3 per player
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Harn Museum of Art Museum Nights: Art Break

It’s a busy, bustling holiday season! Why not take an Art Break? Meander the galleries, enjoy the upbeat tunes of ...

  • 6:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Harn Museum of Art 3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: harn.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

My Pizza Place on Main: Pizza with Santa in your PJs

Annual Pizza/Pajama night with Santa! Wear your favorite Christmas pajamas! Don't wait in line, come have pizza with Santa on 12/8 ...

  • 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: My Pizza Place on Main: 14933 Main Street, Alachua, FL
  • Cost: free entry
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

High Springs Community Movie Night in High Springs

Join your Families & Friends for our 2nd Annual Community Event Holiday Movie Night at High Springs Sports Complex This year ...

  • 5:00 pm 
  • Location: High Springs Sports Complex 19499 NW 238th St, High Springs, FL 32643
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Light the Village at Haile Village Center

It's that time of year again! Time to light up the Haile Village Center once more. Enjoy Holiday music, train ...

  • 5:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: 5100 SW 91st Ter, Gainesville, FL 32608-8143
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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: Family Fun

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

Bring Family and Friends! December 9th through the 23rd will be all Holiday Magic Nights! Each night will feature complimentary: Popcorn Hot Cocoa Marshmallows ...

  • 5:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Enter at the North Entrance: 10405 Foster Barnes Drive, White Springs, FL
  • Cost: $4.00 per person | Children under 3 are free
  • Website: stephenfostercso.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Easton Newberry Sports Archery Funtastic Fridays

Join us every Friday for the most fun you can have with a bow. Bring a friend and see who ...

  • 5:30 pm -  7:30 pm 
  • Location: Easton Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $10 for non members, $5 equipment rental, free for members
  • Website: www.eastonnewberryarcherycenter.org
  • Category: Family Fun
  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Train

We welcome you to the 2022 Christmas Train at Kirby Family Farm! It’s our 11th year hosting this Holiday fun ...

  • 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 contribution is requested.
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Family Fun

McIntosh Parks and Recreation presents Movies in the Park

McIntosh Parks and Recreation presents Movies in the Park: Miracle on 34th Street Bring your chairs, blanket or golf cart, free ...

  • 6:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Van Ness Park 5835 Avenue G, McIntosh, FL 32664
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Winter Wonderland at Homestead Park

The holiday season is in full swing, and we’re excited to continue to celebrate this weekend! Come join us for a ...

  • 6:00 pm 
  • Location: Homestead Park Williston 1050 NE 6th Blvd Williston, FL
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun
  • 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm 
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: Admission starts at $13.95
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun

UF Astronomy Public Night Observatory

The Department of Astronomy operates an on-campus Teaching Observatory for educational and public programs. These events are all free to ...

  • 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: UF Astronomy Teaching Observatory, 211 Bryant Space Science Center, Gainesville, FL 3261
  • Cost: free
  • Website: astro.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

Christmas on Bridge Street White Springs

Come join us on December 10, 2022, 7 am-2 pm 2nd Annual Christmas on Bridge Street. Going to be lots ...

Amber Brooke Farms (formerly Red White and Blues Farm) Breakfast with Santa

Experience Breakfast with Santa Claus and an enhanced family-dining style meal at Amber Brooke Farms in Williston. Throughout breakfast, Santa ...

Chiefland Christmas Festival

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

  • 8:00 am -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Chiefland Trailhead 121 S Main St, Chiefland, FL 32626
  • Cost: free, donations for parking
  • Website: chieflandchamber.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gainesville High School Drama Club: Breakfast with Santa

CANCELLED GHS Drama invites you to.... Join Santa, Mrs. Clause and his helpers for breakfast! Pancakes, bacon, sausage, juice, coffee and more. PLUS ...

  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am 
  • Location: Southwest United Methodist Church 2400 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $15 per person (Tickets available until 12/07/22 at 9 pm)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

Family Friendly Bike Ride

Join us for a family friendly social bike ride sponsored by the Gainesville Cycling Club. You do NOT need to ...

  • 9:00 am 
  • Location: Depot Park 874 SE 4th St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: gccfla.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Ravine Gardens State Park Christmas Present Hunt

Search for over 100 fake presents in the park. Turn in each fake present found to park staff (located in ...

  • 9:00 am -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Ravine Gardens State Park 1600 Twigg St, Palatka, FL 32177
  • Cost: Regular park entry fees required. $5 per vehicle
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Family Fun

The Grinch is coming to Newberry

It’s almost grinch time. Bring them kids to take a picture with the grinch! Check out our vendors and get ...

  • 9:00 am -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Newberry Nutrition 12 SW 250th St, Newberry, FL 32669-3431
  • Cost: Details to come
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

BrickUniverse Jacksonville LEGO Fan Expo

BrickUniverse Jacksonville: the ultimate LEGO fan experience that will take over the Expo Center at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds on December ...

  • 9:30 am -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Jacksonville Fairgrounds 510 Fairground Place, Jacksonville, FL 32202
  • Cost: Tickets are $17.99 online, $20 at the door. Children 2 and younger are free. If tickets have sold out online, they will be available at the door for $20 each. First come, first serve.
  • Website: www.brickuniversejax.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Christmas Time on the Farm at Amber Brooke Farms (formerly Red White and Blues Farm)

Join us as we celebrate Christmas Time at Amber Broke Farms in Williston! The farm is decked-out with festive decor ...

Help Me Grow Alachua Books, Balls, and Blocks

Help Me Grow Alachua's "Books, Balls, and Blocks" event is a free and fun event providing developmental and behavioral screenings ...

  • 10:00 am -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Library Partnership - 912 NE 16th Ave. Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: fb.me
  • Category: Family Fun

Keystone Heights Holiday Extravaganza and Parade

This year will be the 2nd Annual Keystone Heights Holiday Extravaganza. This event will be held at the Keystone Beach, ...

Merry Melrose Christmas Parade

Join us for the parade then attend the Heritage Park Christmas Festival from 11 am- Sunset.

  • 10:00 am 
  • Location: SR 26, from Center Street to SR 21, Melrose, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: melrosefl.com
  • Category: Family Fun

North Central Florida YMCA Holiday Bazaar

Join The Y at the Holiday Bazaar Craft Fair on Saturday, December 10th, from 10 am to 2 pm, in ...

  • 10:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: North Central Florida YMCA 5201 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Website: www.ncfymca.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Ravine Gardens State Park Celebrate Christmas

Celebrate Christmas at Ravine Gardens State Park on December 10, 2022. Take your own photos and visit with Santa and ...

  • 10:00 am -  1:30 pm 
  • Location: Ravine Gardens State Park (Upstairs Office) 1600 Twigg St, Palatka, FL 32177
  • Cost: Reservations Required. Suggested Donation: $3.00 per child
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Waldo Car Show Toy Drive

This is an open show for Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles. Food and refreshments on site and live DJ.

  • 10:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: Waldo City Square 14450 NE 148th Ave Waldo, Fl 32694
  • Cost: $15 entry fee or bring a new toy for Santa to deliver
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Micanopy Holiday Stroll

Please join us for our 2nd Annual Holiday Stroll through Micanopy! All day holiday gathering, shopping, cafes, live music, plant sale, ...

  • 11:00 am -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: Micanopy Downtown Historic District NE 1st Street, Micanopy, FL 32667
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Winterland Beauty Expo

Hair n Hand presents Winterland Beauty Expo Pictures with Santa 12 pm- 3 pm Vendors, food, face painting and more!

  • 11:00 am -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: 6860 SE 221st Ave, Hawthorne, FL 32640
  • Cost: Admission $1 (free for children)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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, ...

  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $9/skater
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gainesville Harley-Davidson Toy Soldier Run

Come to this Christmas party for a cause! -World of Beer will cater with a HUGE selection! -CMA will be grilling burgers, ...

  • 12:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Gainesville Harley Davidson: 4125 NW 97th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

The Art Of You(th) Christmas Toy Drive

The Art of You(th) presents a Christmas Toy Drive and Pajama Party! Celebrating Christmas, community and creativity! Face painting, cake decorating, arts ...

  • 12:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: SwampCity Gallery Lounge 716 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Ages 0-16 Free, Entry Fee: One toy or cash donation!
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Beauty Lounge & Co. Pictures with Santa

We will be hosting a real bearded Santa and Mrs. Claus at Beauty Lounge on December 10th from 2:00-5:00. Bring ...

  • 2:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: 100 SW 75th Street, Suite 203, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Paynes Prairie Holidays on the Prairie

The holidays are coming! Join us in celebrating with festive activities inspired by those who lived on Paynes Prairie in ...

  • 2:00 pm -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Visitor Center 100 Savannah Blvd, Micanopy, FL 32667
  • Cost: Free with paid park admittance ($6 per vehicle)
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Paleontology in the Park

Calling fossil-lovers of all ages! If you love paleontology and all things fossil-related! Complete a fossil-finding expedition with the help ...

  • 2:30 pm -  4:30 pm 
  • Location: Depot Park, 870 SE 4th St. Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Main Street Alachua Holiday Nights

Shop, Dine & Stroll! Main Street Alachua Join us as we kickoff the season with our annual classic Tree Lighting, FRIDAY, ...

Studio TM Ceramics Ornament Making Party

A special afternoon dedicated to making and decorating your family ornaments! Choose from a huge selection of cookie cutters to ...

An Old Fashion Christmas In The Park - Worthington Springs

This year Our Annual Christmas in the park is going to be An Old Fashion Christmas! Join us for family fun ...

  • 5:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Worthington Springs Park, SR 121, Worthington Springs, FL 32697
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Newberry Area Chamber Movie In The Park: Elf

Join Us For Holiday Fun! Sponsored By The Newberry Area Chamber Of Commerce 5:00 pm Enter In The First Annual Golf Cart ...

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

Bring Family and Friends! December 9th through the 23rd will be all Holiday Magic Nights! Each night will feature complimentary: Popcorn Hot Cocoa Marshmallows ...

  • 5:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Enter at the North Entrance: 10405 Foster Barnes Drive, White Springs, FL
  • Cost: $4.00 per person | Children under 3 are free
  • Website: stephenfostercso.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Christmas in the Quarry at Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens

Celebrate the holiday season at Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens this year. Gather your family for some holiday fun during ...

  • 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 5: FREE!
  • Website: cedarlakeswoodsandgarden.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Holiday Open House at Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park

The annual holiday open house at the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park will be held Saturday, December 10, 2022. ...

  • 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park ,18700 S. County Road 325, Cross Creek, FL 32640
  • Cost: free
  • Website: marjoriekinnanrawlings.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Train

We welcome you to the 2022 Christmas Train at Kirby Family Farm! It’s our 11th year hosting this Holiday fun ...

  • 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 contribution is requested.
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

SAVE THE DATE! Santa and his reindeer are coming back to Mayhem Ranch! The Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival opens December ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: 17830 SE 40th St., Morriston, FL, 32668
  • Cost: $15 Pre-Sale ($20.00 at the gate, if available) | Children under 2 FREE
  • Website: mayhemranchfl.com
  • Category: Family Fun
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