Gainesville Family Events Calendar

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December

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Christmas on the Square- Live Oak

Christmas on the Square in Live Oak, FL is one of the largest Christmas festivals in the Southeast. This year ...

Arts and Crafts Fair at Celebration UMC

We are excited to welcome local artists to our first Arts and Craft fair! When you shop at the craft ...

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Celebration United Methodist Church, 9501 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Festival of Trees at Tioga Town Center

We are pleased to announce the Annual Festival of Trees benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s ...

Christmas Music Workshop and Live Concert with the Hunts

Mark your calendar and get ready for a family musical experience like no other! We are hosting our first ALL ...

CANCELLED Roger's Farm Christmas Festival

CANCELLED for December 21 and 22 due to weather. Roger's Farm will be hosting our first annual Christmas festival ...

  • 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Roger's Farm, 3831 NW 156th Ave., Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: $8/person (Discounted price of $5 per person when you purchase your Christmas tree from us**
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

The Hippodrome presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told

This show is sure to jump start your holiday spirit! After all, “What’s the deal with fruitcake?” A hilarious, madcap romp ...

20th Century Holiday Circus

Every circus experience begins on the midway. You'll pick up tickets from our ticket cart, then you'll enter our marquee ...

  • 4:30 pm
  • Location: Ocala Petting Zoo, 11150 W Hwy 40 Ocala, FL 34482
  • Cost: Ages 13 and up: $18 | 12 and under at $12 | Free for 3 and under
  • Website: www.20thcenturycircus.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Sounds of the Season Concert

Join over 300 UF performers at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for our annual holiday concert, Sounds of ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: Phillips Center for Performing Arts, SW 34th Street and Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

20th Century Holiday Circus

Every circus experience begins on the midway. You'll pick up tickets from our ticket cart, then you'll enter our marquee ...

  • 7:30 pm
  • Location: Ocala Petting Zoo, 11150 W Hwy 40 Ocala, FL 34482
  • Cost: Ages 13 and up: $18 | 12 and under at $12 | Free for 3 and under
  • Website: www.20thcenturycircus.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Tacachale Holiday Parade

On December 4, the center will host its annual Holiday Parade beginning at 10:20 a.m. Come see school bands, ROTC ...

The Hippodrome presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told

This show is sure to jump start your holiday spirit! After all, “What’s the deal with fruitcake?” A hilarious, madcap romp ...

Tree Lighting at the Gainesville Regional Airport

Join us for the official lighting of the Sugar Plum Tree at the Gainesville Regional Airport. Hot Chocolate, Cookies, Ballerinas, ...

  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Location: Gainesville Regional Airport, 880 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

The Hippodrome presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told

This show is sure to jump start your holiday spirit! After all, “What’s the deal with fruitcake?” A hilarious, madcap romp ...

Tacachale Tree Lighting

On December 6, Tacachale will host its 34th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. The tree lighting ceremony ...

The Hippodrome presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told

This show is sure to jump start your holiday spirit! After all, “What’s the deal with fruitcake?” A hilarious, madcap romp ...

CANCELLED Roger's Farm Christmas Festival

CANCELLED for December 21 and 22 due to weather. Roger's Farm will be hosting our first annual Christmas festival ...

  • 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Roger's Farm, 3831 NW 156th Ave., Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: $8/person (Discounted price of $5 per person when you purchase your Christmas tree from us**
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

20th Century Holiday Circus

Every circus experience begins on the midway. You'll pick up tickets from our ticket cart, then you'll enter our marquee ...

  • 4:30 pm
  • Location: Ocala Petting Zoo, 11150 W Hwy 40 Ocala, FL 34482
  • Cost: Ages 13 and up: $18 | 12 and under at $12 | Free for 3 and under
  • Website: www.20thcenturycircus.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Let's Skate Ocala Family Theme Nights

The City of Ocala’s ‘Let’s Skate Ocala’ ice rink will open to the public Saturday, Nov. 17th. The skating rink ...

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave, Ocala, FL
  • Cost: $5/person for 30 minutes, includes skates
  • Website: www.ocalamarion.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Micanopy Area Cooperative Winter Jubilee

Join us for our annual school Student Winter Performance- MACS Jubilee. This year it will be hosted in the MACS ...

Christmas Concert at Westside Baptist Church

This year’s Christmas program will be a multigenerational Christmas called “On This Night: Emmanuel” that will feature all ages from ...

Breakfast with Santa at Trinity UMC

Youth & Sonlight invites all children with their families to Breakfast with Santa on December 8 from 8:30-11am. includes breakfast, ...

  • 8:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Trinity UMC, 4000 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: $10 per child ($30 cap per family)
  • Website: www.trinitygnv.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

Snow Day in Lake City

It is going to Snow in Lake City! You heard me right! Break out your winter coats and brace yourself ...

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium: Let It Snow

Come enjoy a whole new "Music 360" experience for the whole family with "Music 360: Let It Snow!" This 30-minute ...

CANCELLED Roger's Farm Christmas Festival

CANCELLED for December 21 and 22 due to weather. Roger's Farm will be hosting our first annual Christmas festival ...

  • 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Roger's Farm, 3831 NW 156th Ave., Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: $8/person (Discounted price of $5 per person when you purchase your Christmas tree from us**
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Starlight's Holiday and Candyland Pageant

All contestants receive beautiful crowns, trophies and nice gifts. We have invited Santa to visit!

The Hippodrome presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told

This show is sure to jump start your holiday spirit! After all, “What’s the deal with fruitcake?” A hilarious, madcap romp ...

WinterFair at Working Food

The Winter Fair @ Working Food aims to bring community together in the holiday season to celebrate our love of ...

Stop Children's Cancer Annual Holiday Traditions

“Kids Helping Kids” approach to pediatric cancer awareness showcasing musical talents of 250+ area youth during this unique performance of ...

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: University of Florida - Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts 315 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: $30 VIP, $12 General, $6 Children 12 and Under
  • Website: stopchildrenscancer.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

Christmas Concert at Westside Baptist Church

This year’s Christmas program will be a multigenerational Christmas called “On This Night: Emmanuel” that will feature all ages from ...

Fathom Event: Jim Henson's Holiday Special

Celebrate the holidays with Jim Henson! Two beloved specials have been remastered and are coming to the big screen, Emmet ...

  • 4:00 pm
  • Location: Regal Butler Town Center 14, 3101 SW 35 Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $13.31 ($10.65 child)
  • Website: www.fathomevents.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Family Promise Fundraiser at Northwest Grille

Tell your family, friends, and co-workers to join your support of the Family Promise shelter for working families with children ...

The Hippodrome presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told

This show is sure to jump start your holiday spirit! After all, “What’s the deal with fruitcake?” A hilarious, madcap romp ...

Jordan Glen School Presents A Christmas Carol at Archer Community Center

A classic story around this time of year is "A Christmas Carol" by author Charles Dickens. This is a beloved ...

The Nutcracker Mommy and Me On Stage

Join the dancers onstage during their final dress rehearsal of the Nutcracker. Sitting up close and personal gives your child ...

Trinity UMC Live Nativity

Join us for the Live Nativity on Wednesday, December 12th from 5:30-7:30pm. Invite your friends and neighbors to gather around ...

  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Trinity United Methodist Church: 4000 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.trinitygnv.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

The Hippodrome presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told

This show is sure to jump start your holiday spirit! After all, “What’s the deal with fruitcake?” A hilarious, madcap romp ...

Archer Community Center: Christmas Program

This is our FREE annual Christmas event. Free cookies, hot chocolate and apple cider, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will ...

The Hippodrome presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told

This show is sure to jump start your holiday spirit! After all, “What’s the deal with fruitcake?” A hilarious, madcap romp ...

Sensitive Santa at Lamp Post Therapy Center

Visit with Santa in a calm atmosphere with our elves who are sensitive to all kinds of special needs. Spend ...

CANCELLED Roger's Farm Christmas Festival

CANCELLED for December 21 and 22 due to weather. Roger's Farm will be hosting our first annual Christmas festival ...

  • 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Roger's Farm, 3831 NW 156th Ave., Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: $8/person (Discounted price of $5 per person when you purchase your Christmas tree from us**
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

20th Century Holiday Circus

Every circus experience begins on the midway. You'll pick up tickets from our ticket cart, then you'll enter our marquee ...

  • 4:30 pm
  • Location: Ocala Petting Zoo, 11150 W Hwy 40 Ocala, FL 34482
  • Cost: Ages 13 and up: $18 | 12 and under at $12 | Free for 3 and under
  • Website: www.20thcenturycircus.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Road to Bethlehem at Camp Kulaqua

CANCELLED for Friday, December 14th, due to weather. A LIVE Indoor / Outdoor Production of the Christmas Story! Come walk the Road ...

Let's Skate Ocala Family Theme Nights

The City of Ocala’s ‘Let’s Skate Ocala’ ice rink will open to the public Saturday, Nov. 17th. The skating rink ...

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave, Ocala, FL
  • Cost: $5/person for 30 minutes, includes skates
  • Website: www.ocalamarion.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Haile Farmers Market: Holiday Craft Fest

Mark your calendars for the Haile Farmers Market 2018 Holiday Festival! Saturday the 15th of December, 8:30 am-Noon. We'll be ...

Ugly Sweater 5k and Breakfast with Santa

Join us for our 2nd Annual Montgomery Ugly Sweater 5k! Run or walk this beautiful off road 5k trail winding ...

Sugar Camp Ranch Christmas Festival

Sugar Camp Ranch invites you to join us as we celebrate a rural Christmas. Enjoy pony rides, minature horse cart ...

  • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 387 SW Cumorah Hill St, Fort White, FL 32038
  • Cost: Free Admission, some attractions available for $3
  • Website: m.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Smart Start At Zion: Christmas Celebration

Come dance, play,... and sing! We will be hosting a 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. music class/sing along/Christmas skit. All ...

Cards for the Community

Join the Emmanuel Mennonite Church in spreading joy to the members of our community most in need. Children and parents ...

Donuts with Santa at The Depot Park Event Space

SOLD OUT Gainesville FL Moms Blog is excited to present its first premier kids and family event, Donuts with Santa! More ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: The Depot Event Space, 201 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: $10
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Santa is Coming to PDQ

Mark your calendars! Santa Claus will be making an appearance at your local PDQ this Holiday Season, and if you’re ...

Holiday Craft Station at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Join a ranger to make a fun holiday nature decoration. Stop by the boardwalk pavilion anytime between 1-3 pm. Event ...

  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free with park admission ($5 per vehicle/$2 per bike or pedestrian)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Fathom Event: Jim Henson's Holiday Special

Celebrate the holidays with Jim Henson! Two beloved specials have been remastered and are coming to the big screen, Emmet ...

  • 1:00 pm
  • Location: Regal Butler Town Center 14, 3101 SW 35 Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $13.31 ($10.65 child)
  • Website: www.fathomevents.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

The Hippodrome presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told

This show is sure to jump start your holiday spirit! After all, “What’s the deal with fruitcake?” A hilarious, madcap romp ...

Gingerbread House Competition at High Springs Library

Hooray! It's time for the Gingerbread House Competition. Teens and tweens you will be surprised how much fun it is ...

Milk and Cookies with Santa in Williston

Santa is pleased to announce that he will be in Williston at the pavilion in Heritage Park from 6:00PM until ...

The Hippodrome presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told

This show is sure to jump start your holiday spirit! After all, “What’s the deal with fruitcake?” A hilarious, madcap romp ...

The Hippodrome presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told

This show is sure to jump start your holiday spirit! After all, “What’s the deal with fruitcake?” A hilarious, madcap romp ...

Third Thursday on Main and Alachua Window Displays

Event Highlights: - Live Music by Friday Avenue - Window Display Contest Voting - Scavenger Hunt & Prizes - Trivia Contest - Art and Crafts ...

The Hippodrome presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told

This show is sure to jump start your holiday spirit! After all, “What’s the deal with fruitcake?” A hilarious, madcap romp ...

CANCELLED Roger's Farm Christmas Festival

CANCELLED for December 21 and 22 due to weather. Roger's Farm will be hosting our first annual Christmas festival ...

  • 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Roger's Farm, 3831 NW 156th Ave., Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: $8/person (Discounted price of $5 per person when you purchase your Christmas tree from us**
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Let's Skate Ocala Family Theme Nights

The City of Ocala’s ‘Let’s Skate Ocala’ ice rink will open to the public Saturday, Nov. 17th. The skating rink ...

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave, Ocala, FL
  • Cost: $5/person for 30 minutes, includes skates
  • Website: www.ocalamarion.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Christmas in the Quarry at Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens

Join us for Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens' First Annual CHRISTMAS IN THE QUARRY: Cedar Lakes Christmas Light Show. See ...

  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens, 4990 NE 180th Ave., Williston, Florida
  • Cost: Adults: $9.00 Children (6-13): $4.00 Children under 6: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Heart Pine Waldorf School Winter Program at Thomas Center

Join us for our winter celebration. The students will perform seasonal songs and verse, followed by our own string ensemble. ...

Meet Magic Mike at Flip Factory Zone

Let's celebrate the holidays with great music, dancing, jumping, and a private magic show! *MUST purchase platinum package to attend ...

Breakfast with Santa at High Springs Lions Club

Breakfast with Santa-Scrambled eggs, sausage patties, and pancakes. All of this for only $5.00 a person. Kids under the age ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: High Springs Lions Club, 26900 US Highway 27, High Springs FL
  • Cost: $5.00 per person, under the age of 5 bring a canned good
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Polar Express Play in High Springs

Polar Express is a play about the movie. The play lasts about 20 minutes. You can meet the actors that ...

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: High Springs Lions Club, 26900 US Highway 27, High Springs FL
  • Cost: Free, donations welcome
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Christmas in the Pines

Christmas in the Pines - Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 from 3PM to 8PM - $5 per Car Load Please note: ...

CANCELLED Roger's Farm Christmas Festival

CANCELLED for December 21 and 22 due to weather. Roger's Farm will be hosting our first annual Christmas festival ...

  • 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Roger's Farm, 3831 NW 156th Ave., Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: $8/person (Discounted price of $5 per person when you purchase your Christmas tree from us**
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Christmas in the Quarry at Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens

Join us for Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens' First Annual CHRISTMAS IN THE QUARRY: Cedar Lakes Christmas Light Show. See ...

  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens, 4990 NE 180th Ave., Williston, Florida
  • Cost: Adults: $9.00 Children (6-13): $4.00 Children under 6: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

The Hippodrome presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told

This show is sure to jump start your holiday spirit! After all, “What’s the deal with fruitcake?” A hilarious, madcap romp ...

Christmas Eve Church Services for Families

See the attached link for a list of some Christmas Eve church services for families.

Let's Skate Ocala Family Theme Nights

The City of Ocala’s ‘Let’s Skate Ocala’ ice rink will open to the public Saturday, Nov. 17th. The skating rink ...

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave, Ocala, FL
  • Cost: $5/person for 30 minutes, includes skates
  • Website: www.ocalamarion.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Carson Springs Wildlife New Years Tours

Ring in the New Year with a walk on the wild side! Reservations required. Please email contact@cswildlife.org to reserve your ...

  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 8528 East County Road, 225. Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Adults $25 | Under 12 are $8
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Sparks in the Park New Year's Eve Fireworks Celebration

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Downtown Gainesville! Begin the evening at Depot Park – music, a beautiful sunset, FIREWORKS, and ...

Flip Factory Zone New Years Eve Countdown Party

Come countdown the New Year early with your family! Wear your New Years gear and party with us to end ...

New Year's Eve at Splitz

Join us as we ring in the new year! Family friendly fun. Complimentary party favors and champagne toast at midnight.