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Gainesville Family Events Calendar

The Fun 4 Gator Kids Calendar is the most comprehensive online family calendar in the Gainesville area. Please let us know if you are aware of an event that is not listed! Listings are FREE! Submit an Event

PLEASE NOTE: Events and programs are subject to last minute cancellations and changes. Before attending, please contact the business or event host to confirm that the event/program is still taking place, and to register or RSVP if required.


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December

Family Fun includes festivals, carnivals, family fun nights, fairs and other types of fun family events.

Events and programs for kids with special needs

Races, Walks, 5Ks includes listings for all types of athletic competitions that kids can participate in - not just watch.

Informational presentations such as talks, seminars, and demonstrations 

Family friendly shows and concerts

 

Family friendly events and programs taking place at area libraries.

Casting calls for productions and performances in need of kids under 18.

Other family-friendly events like mini-photo sessions consignment sales and other events that don't fit into another category

Sporting events and home games for local sports teams

One time classes open to kids and families. 

Holiday events with themes focused on specific holidays like Halloween, Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, etc.

Events and pageants where kids or families compete to win a title or prize.

Ongoing Programs includes any family programs that occur on an ongoing basis such as every week or every month.

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Journey of a Naturalist at Paynes Prairie

Volunteer naturalist Don Mock will teach us about William Bartram's visit in 1774, flora and fauna of the prairie, and ...

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 100 Savannah Blvd # 100, Micanopy, Florida 32667
  • Cost: $4-6/vehicle
  • Website: www.prairiefriends.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Free Tinkergarten Trial

Each week, we present a new expert designed play scenario to challenge each child, as they learn in a supportive, ...

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Sundays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

Sunday Children's Yoga Class

This class will blend the teachings and values of traditional yoga (breath work, mindfulness, postures, proprioception) with games, activities, music, ...

Step 317 Photography Santa Experience

Imagine a private session with Santa. No malls, no crowds, no lines. Just one on one attention with Santa himself ...

  • 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 3131 NW 13th Street Suite 33, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Website: step317.com
  • Category: Other

Smart Start At Zion: Christmas Session

You are officially invited to Smart Start’s 20th Session! Come get ready for Christmas and sing some old songs and learn ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1700 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Homeschool Tennis Clinics

Looking for a low cost, fun, and lifetime activity for your kids? Look no further… come out and enjoy the world’s ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Westside Park - Joyce Oransky Tennis Center, 1004 NW 34th St Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $12/class
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Pottery Wheel Class at Do Art with Yopp

Have you always wanted to try your hand at a pottery wheel? How cool would it be to make your ...

Painting with Pastor John at Hobby Lobby

Join us for painting classes for Children and Adults on Mondays and Thursdays.

Little Chefs Cooking Class at MLK Center in Newberry

Each class features a theme or ingredient and includes an interactive nutrition lesson. For kids 8 and up. No registration ...

Clothing and Toy Swap at Bouncers

Clean out your little one's room before the holidays, clothing and toy swap, and come trade at Bouncers while the ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34 Street, Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: $10/child. Free for members.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Smart Start At Zion: Christmas Session

You are officially invited to Smart Start’s 20th Session! Come get ready for Christmas and sing some old songs and learn ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1700 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Homeschool Tennis Clinics

Looking for a low cost, fun, and lifetime activity for your kids? Look no further… come out and enjoy the world’s ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Westside Park - Joyce Oransky Tennis Center, 1004 NW 34th St Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $12/class
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...

Wednesday Birding Walks at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Discover the rich diversity of birds (and maybe some rarities!) at north-central Florida's newest birding hotspot in a 2-3-hour walking ...

Nature Play Days at Tuscawilla Cabin

Come join us for a morning of play at Tuscawilla Prairie! ACT is hosting Nature Play Days at Tuscawilla Cabin. ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Tuscawilla Cabin, 211 SE Tuscawilla Rd. Micanopy, FL 32667
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes, Free

Homeschool Tennis Clinics

Looking for a low cost, fun, and lifetime activity for your kids? Look no further… come out and enjoy the world’s ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Westside Park - Joyce Oransky Tennis Center, 1004 NW 34th St Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $12/class
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

IndepenDance Studio iBaby and Me Classes

Come join our "Mommy and Me" styled class! At i.Baby & Me, we encourage mommies, daddies, grandparents, caretakers or anyone ...

Pottery Wheel Class at Do Art with Yopp

Have you always wanted to try your hand at a pottery wheel? How cool would it be to make your ...

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...

Stroller Workout with Auxo

Enjoy a dynamic Barre workout with your little one in tow! Meet us at the studio, and then we'll all ...

  • 10:45 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: AUXO Fitness, 4994 NW 39th Ave. Suite D, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $10/session or $25 for the whole series.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Homeschool Canvas Painting at Do Art with Yopp

Come learn different drawing and painting techniques. Different designs taught each class. Enjoy this fun outing with our art facilitator ...

Gamesville Tabletop Homeschool Gaming

Homeschool Parents! Need something new to add to your kids schedule? Try Boardgames! Boardgaming is an amazing social activity that allows ...

Kid's Quilted Travel Pillow at Joann Fabric

Skill Level 2 : Intermediate Kid Class Learn the rag quilt technique & measure, cut and machine sew and add handles ...

  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $50
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

UF Poinsettia Show and Sale

Over 40 varieties will be offered for sale, including traditional Red Ferrara, Polly's Pink, and White Star; and novelties such ...

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Horticulture Greenhouses behind Fifield Hall: 2475 Memorial Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Website: sites.google.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Fashion Show at Bouncers

Fashion show for the little ones. Do they have an outfit they wear everyday? Or a cape, or a dress. ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: members free, non members $10 per child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Developmental Playgroup with LCS

Join us on Friday mornings for a fun-filled and educational playgroup led by an Occupational Therapist! Toddlers and preschoolers will ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: LCS Integrative Counseling and Consulting, 4703 NW 53rd Ave Suite A-2, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: $10/child. Sibling discounts available. ( 5 sessions for $40)
  • Website: www.otgainesville.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Frogs and Friends Friday at Morningside Nature Center

Join the fun, get the facts! Youngsters, with an adult, can join a Morningside Nature Center animal caretaker for amphibian ...

Little Run on the Prairie 5K

The Little Run on the Prairie 5K is a trail run through the historic and pristine Paynes Prairie. It is ...

UF Poinsettia Show and Sale

Over 40 varieties will be offered for sale, including traditional Red Ferrara, Polly's Pink, and White Star; and novelties such ...

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Horticulture Greenhouses behind Fifield Hall: 2475 Memorial Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Website: sites.google.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Santa’s Tack Shop Holiday Extravaganza

Join us for our first annual Tack Swap & Craft Fair at River Rise to Raul we funds for our ...

Christmas on the Square- Live Oak

The largest Christmas festival in the Southeast with over 300 arts & craft vendors, food vendors, car show, agriculture exhibit ...

Chick-fil-A (Oaks Mall) Breakfast with Santa and Friends

Join us for our annual tradition! Enjoy a Chick-fil-A breakfast meal while you create a Christmas craft, take a professional ...

Gainesville Cars and Coffee

Gainesville Cars & Coffee is a gathering for automotive enthusiasts of all types from exotics and classics to imports and ...

Journey of a Naturalist at Paynes Prairie

Volunteer naturalist Don Mock will teach us about William Bartram's visit in 1774, flora and fauna of the prairie, and ...

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 100 Savannah Blvd # 100, Micanopy, Florida 32667
  • Cost: $4-6/vehicle
  • Website: www.prairiefriends.org
  • Category: Family Fun

GLAM Craft Show

Come join us on Sunday, Dec. 8 for the 11th annual winter edition of GLAM Craft Show, once again at ...

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Sundays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

Smart Start At Zion: Christmas Session

You are officially invited to Smart Start’s 20th Session! Come get ready for Christmas and sing some old songs and learn ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1700 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Nature Play Days at Tuscawilla Cabin

Come join us for a morning of play at Tuscawilla Prairie! ACT is hosting Nature Play Days at Tuscawilla Cabin. ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Tuscawilla Cabin, 211 SE Tuscawilla Rd. Micanopy, FL 32667
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes, Free

Homeschool Tennis Clinics

Looking for a low cost, fun, and lifetime activity for your kids? Look no further… come out and enjoy the world’s ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Westside Park - Joyce Oransky Tennis Center, 1004 NW 34th St Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $12/class
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Pottery Wheel Class at Do Art with Yopp

Have you always wanted to try your hand at a pottery wheel? How cool would it be to make your ...

Painting with Pastor John at Hobby Lobby

Join us for painting classes for Children and Adults on Mondays and Thursdays.

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Reindeer Food at Bouncers

Come Bounce and make reindeer food!

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: members FREE, non members $10
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gainesville Stroller Fitness

Come have a great workout every Tuesday and meet other Gainesville area Moms (and Dads too)!

Smart Start At Zion: Christmas Session

You are officially invited to Smart Start’s 20th Session! Come get ready for Christmas and sing some old songs and learn ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1700 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Homeschool Tennis Clinics

Looking for a low cost, fun, and lifetime activity for your kids? Look no further… come out and enjoy the world’s ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Westside Park - Joyce Oransky Tennis Center, 1004 NW 34th St Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $12/class
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Wednesday Birding Walks at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Discover the rich diversity of birds (and maybe some rarities!) at north-central Florida's newest birding hotspot in a 2-3-hour walking ...

Santa Fe College Zoo Storytime

Join the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo and the Alachua County Library every 2nd Wednesday of the month for Storytime ...

Homeschool Tennis Clinics

Looking for a low cost, fun, and lifetime activity for your kids? Look no further… come out and enjoy the world’s ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Westside Park - Joyce Oransky Tennis Center, 1004 NW 34th St Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $12/class
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

IndepenDance Studio iBaby and Me Classes

Come join our "Mommy and Me" styled class! At i.Baby & Me, we encourage mommies, daddies, grandparents, caretakers or anyone ...

Pottery Wheel Class at Do Art with Yopp

Have you always wanted to try your hand at a pottery wheel? How cool would it be to make your ...

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...

Stroller Workout with Auxo

Enjoy a dynamic Barre workout with your little one in tow! Meet us at the studio, and then we'll all ...

  • 10:45 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: AUXO Fitness, 4994 NW 39th Ave. Suite D, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $10/session or $25 for the whole series.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Homeschool Canvas Painting at Do Art with Yopp

Come learn different drawing and painting techniques. Different designs taught each class. Enjoy this fun outing with our art facilitator ...

Gamesville Tabletop Homeschool Gaming

Homeschool Parents! Need something new to add to your kids schedule? Try Boardgames! Boardgaming is an amazing social activity that allows ...

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Drive in Movie at Bouncers

Watch the Grinch in your car! Boxes provided. Popcorn available for purchase. Bouncing 9-noon. Movie and car making starts at ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Members free, non members $10.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Developmental Playgroup with LCS

Join us on Friday mornings for a fun-filled and educational playgroup led by an Occupational Therapist! Toddlers and preschoolers will ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: LCS Integrative Counseling and Consulting, 4703 NW 53rd Ave Suite A-2, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: $10/child. Sibling discounts available. ( 5 sessions for $40)
  • Website: www.otgainesville.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Sew Onesie Pjs at Joann Fabric

Skill Level 3 : Advanced Kids Class Learn to follow an advanced pattern with fleece fabric, to insert a zipper and ...

  • 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $45
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

Christmas in Chiefland

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

Haile Farmers Market: Holiday Bazaar

Mark your calendars for the Haile Farmers Market 2019 Holiday Bazaar! Saturday the 14h of December, 8:30 am-Noon. We'll be ...

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 ...

Photos with Santa at Brown's Country Buffet

Santa will be visiting and taking photos with everyone from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Brown's Country Buffet!

Kids' Fleece Pillowcase at Joann Fabric

Skill Level 1 : Beginner Kid Class Learn to sew a simple project without a pattern, to measure, cut and pin ...

  • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $35
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

Journey of a Naturalist at Paynes Prairie

Volunteer naturalist Don Mock will teach us about William Bartram's visit in 1774, flora and fauna of the prairie, and ...

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 100 Savannah Blvd # 100, Micanopy, Florida 32667
  • Cost: $4-6/vehicle
  • Website: www.prairiefriends.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Sundays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

Basketball Cop "Fill the Trailer" Toy Drive

On Dec 15th from 10:00am to 6:00pm, the Alachua County Sheriff's Office and Walmart (5700 NW 23rd St Gainesville, FL) ...

Sunday Children's Yoga Class

This class will blend the teachings and values of traditional yoga (breath work, mindfulness, postures, proprioception) with games, activities, music, ...

Santa at Roger's Farm

Santa Claus is coming to Roger’s Farm! Stop by and see us this weekend to get your Christmas tree & ...

South Main Street Completion Celebration

The community is invited to celebrate the completion of the transformative South Main Street project. The event program will feature ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Homeschool Tennis Clinics

Looking for a low cost, fun, and lifetime activity for your kids? Look no further… come out and enjoy the world’s ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Westside Park - Joyce Oransky Tennis Center, 1004 NW 34th St Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $12/class
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Pottery Wheel Class at Do Art with Yopp

Have you always wanted to try your hand at a pottery wheel? How cool would it be to make your ...

Painting with Pastor John at Hobby Lobby

Join us for painting classes for Children and Adults on Mondays and Thursdays.

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 ...

Decorate a Paper Gingerbread Man at Bouncers

Decorate a PAPER ginger bread man. Good clean fun! Face painting and reindeer races with antlers. Socks and waivers required, ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Members free, non members, $10 per child.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Department of Health: Car Seat Safety Program Class

Car seat safety checks and installations. *By appointment only!* Great for new parents, 2nd time parents, grandparents and other caregivers. ...

Gainesville Stroller Fitness

Come have a great workout every Tuesday and meet other Gainesville area Moms (and Dads too)!

Homeschool Tennis Clinics

Looking for a low cost, fun, and lifetime activity for your kids? Look no further… come out and enjoy the world’s ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Westside Park - Joyce Oransky Tennis Center, 1004 NW 34th St Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $12/class
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Wednesday Birding Walks at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Discover the rich diversity of birds (and maybe some rarities!) at north-central Florida's newest birding hotspot in a 2-3-hour walking ...

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 ...

Homeschool Tennis Clinics

Looking for a low cost, fun, and lifetime activity for your kids? Look no further… come out and enjoy the world’s ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Westside Park - Joyce Oransky Tennis Center, 1004 NW 34th St Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: $12/class
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

IndepenDance Studio iBaby and Me Classes

Come join our "Mommy and Me" styled class! At i.Baby & Me, we encourage mommies, daddies, grandparents, caretakers or anyone ...

Pottery Wheel Class at Do Art with Yopp

Have you always wanted to try your hand at a pottery wheel? How cool would it be to make your ...

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...

Stroller Workout with Auxo

Enjoy a dynamic Barre workout with your little one in tow! Meet us at the studio, and then we'll all ...

  • 10:45 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: AUXO Fitness, 4994 NW 39th Ave. Suite D, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $10/session or $25 for the whole series.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Homeschool Canvas Painting at Do Art with Yopp

Come learn different drawing and painting techniques. Different designs taught each class. Enjoy this fun outing with our art facilitator ...

Gamesville Tabletop Homeschool Gaming

Homeschool Parents! Need something new to add to your kids schedule? Try Boardgames! Boardgaming is an amazing social activity that allows ...

Painting with Pastor John at Hobby Lobby

Join us for painting classes for Children and Adults on Mondays and Thursdays.

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Preschool Holiday Party at Bouncers

Join us for a preschool holiday party, reindeer games, holiday music, and of course Bouncing!

Developmental Playgroup with LCS

Join us on Friday mornings for a fun-filled and educational playgroup led by an Occupational Therapist! Toddlers and preschoolers will ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: LCS Integrative Counseling and Consulting, 4703 NW 53rd Ave Suite A-2, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: $10/child. Sibling discounts available. ( 5 sessions for $40)
  • Website: www.otgainesville.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

The Nutcracker- Homeschool Show

Celebrate the Holiday Season with ‘The Nutcracker’. The all-time family favorite with beautiful dancing, sets and costumes. Sheer magic! Become entranced ...

Sugar Camp Ranch Barnyard Breakfast and Crafts

Create lasting memories and adorable crafts. Price includes a delicious farm fresh breakfast in the barn. Spaces are limited.

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Saturdays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

Skate Station Funworks Open Bounce Saturdays

Have fun all morning at Skate Station! Admission includes bounce houses, rock climbing and Kid's Adventure soft play area. For ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $10 for ages 6-10 | $8 for ages 5 & under
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

IndepenDance Studio iBaby and Me Classes

Come join our "Mommy and Me" styled class! At i.Baby & Me, we encourage mommies, daddies, grandparents, caretakers or anyone ...

Audi Gainesville Cars and Que

Join us the 3rd Saturday of each month for a friendly gathering of automotive enthusiasts! We will have free brats, ...

  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Audi Gainesville, 1920 N Main Street, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Journey of a Naturalist at Paynes Prairie

Volunteer naturalist Don Mock will teach us about William Bartram's visit in 1774, flora and fauna of the prairie, and ...

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 100 Savannah Blvd # 100, Micanopy, Florida 32667
  • Cost: $4-6/vehicle
  • Website: www.prairiefriends.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Free Tinkergarten Trial

Like every Tinkergarten season, our winter curriculum is expert-designed to support children in developing the skills kids need to be ...

Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Sundays

Enjoy Free photos with Santa, free actvities, crafts and games! Get a Bass Pass to see Santa! A Bass Pass is required ...

Sunday Children's Yoga Class

This class will blend the teachings and values of traditional yoga (breath work, mindfulness, postures, proprioception) with games, activities, music, ...

Photos with Santa at PetSmart

Santa Claus is coming to town & to our stores! Two weekends only! Bring the whole family in for FREE photos ...

Master Builder Camp: Gift Making Workshop

It's our first ever holiday gift making workshop! Kids ages 5-14 will spend the day with friends making and creating ...

Pottery Wheel Class at Do Art with Yopp

Have you always wanted to try your hand at a pottery wheel? How cool would it be to make your ...

Carson Springs Wildlife Christmas Tours

Give the gift of conservation. Fun for the entire family on a Holiday Safari. 100% of funds goes to animal ...

Santa at Hitchcock's Market in Alachua

Come join us in this last chance to take some nice photos with Mr. Claus before he leaves for his ...

Kids Holiday Cupcakes at Joann Fabric

Skill Level 1 : Beginner Kid Class Learn to use a large round tip with icing and to shape and add ...

Christmas Eve Church Services for Families

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

Gainesville Stroller Fitness

Come have a great workout every Tuesday and meet other Gainesville area Moms (and Dads too)!

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...

Homeschool Canvas Painting at Do Art with Yopp

Come learn different drawing and painting techniques. Different designs taught each class. Enjoy this fun outing with our art facilitator ...

Slab Lab: Clay Creations at Do Art with Yopp

We'll have slabs of clay out and clay tools for you to use to create your very own masterpiece. Make ...

Wednesday Birding Walks at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Discover the rich diversity of birds (and maybe some rarities!) at north-central Florida's newest birding hotspot in a 2-3-hour walking ...

Cookies for Champions

Join us as we assemble and deliver cookie platters to our local first responders and other government officials that work ...

Carson Springs Wildlife Christmas Tours

Give the gift of conservation. Fun for the entire family on a Holiday Safari. 100% of funds goes to animal ...

Anti-Consumerist Christmas

One and all are invited to a holiday celebration on Christmas evening to enjoy companionship and music. No presents, only ...

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...

Homeschool Canvas Painting at Do Art with Yopp

Come learn different drawing and painting techniques. Different designs taught each class. Enjoy this fun outing with our art facilitator ...

Gamesville Tabletop Homeschool Gaming

Homeschool Parents! Need something new to add to your kids schedule? Try Boardgames! Boardgaming is an amazing social activity that allows ...

Carson Springs Wildlife Christmas Tours

Give the gift of conservation. Fun for the entire family on a Holiday Safari. 100% of funds goes to animal ...

Slab Lab: Clay Creations at Do Art with Yopp

We'll have slabs of clay out and clay tools for you to use to create your very own masterpiece. Make ...

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Developmental Playgroup with LCS

Join us on Friday mornings for a fun-filled and educational playgroup led by an Occupational Therapist! Toddlers and preschoolers will ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: LCS Integrative Counseling and Consulting, 4703 NW 53rd Ave Suite A-2, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: $10/child. Sibling discounts available. ( 5 sessions for $40)
  • Website: www.otgainesville.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Carson Springs Wildlife Christmas Tours

Give the gift of conservation. Fun for the entire family on a Holiday Safari. 100% of funds goes to animal ...

Slab Lab: Clay Creations at Do Art with Yopp

We'll have slabs of clay out and clay tools for you to use to create your very own masterpiece. Make ...

Aikido for Kids and Teens

Join us at Aikido of Gainesville, Inc. on Saturday for free Kids and Teens Aikido! Whats the catch? None, it's ...

Dudley Farm Historic Park Tour

Join us on a tour that will teach you about a way of life post Civil War to mid-1940’s. Discover ...

Cade Museum Little Sparks Saturday Preschool Program

Introduce your preschooler to STEAM learning through hands-on, educational activities! Topics will change each week.

Skate Station Funworks Open Bounce Saturdays

Have fun all morning at Skate Station! Admission includes bounce houses, rock climbing and Kid's Adventure soft play area. For ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $10 for ages 6-10 | $8 for ages 5 & under
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Carson Springs Wildlife Christmas Tours

Give the gift of conservation. Fun for the entire family on a Holiday Safari. 100% of funds goes to animal ...

Journey of a Naturalist at Paynes Prairie

Volunteer naturalist Don Mock will teach us about William Bartram's visit in 1774, flora and fauna of the prairie, and ...

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 100 Savannah Blvd # 100, Micanopy, Florida 32667
  • Cost: $4-6/vehicle
  • Website: www.prairiefriends.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Free Tinkergarten Trial

We help kids develop a host of important capabilities, including empathy, collaboration, creativity, persistence and problem solving. Our expert-designed classes ...

Sunday Children's Yoga Class

This class will blend the teachings and values of traditional yoga (breath work, mindfulness, postures, proprioception) with games, activities, music, ...

Historic Haile Homestead Sunday Tour

The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls."  For a reason lost to time, the Haile ...

Paint in your Pajamas at Cypress and Grove

Join us to celebrate a fantastic year of making creativity feel as comfortable as your favorite pajamas! We are SO ...

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Cypress & Grove Brewing Co., 1001 NW 4th St Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Pottery Wheel Class at Do Art with Yopp

Have you always wanted to try your hand at a pottery wheel? How cool would it be to make your ...

Jump with Santa at Defy Gainesville

Jump with Santa! Every Monday during the month of December from 5PM to 8PM Santa will be at DEFY to jump ...

Kids' Painted Cookies at Joann Fabric

Skill Level 1 : Beginner Kid Class Learn to use a large round tip with icing and to shape and add ...

  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $35
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Train

The 8th Annual Christmas Express is Florida's Christmas train! The Christmas Train is so much more than just a train ...

  • 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.
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Holiday Events

Gainesville Stroller Fitness

Come have a great workout every Tuesday and meet other Gainesville area Moms (and Dads too)!

Learn to Sew for Kids at Joann Fabric

Skill Level 1 : Beginner Kid Class Learn basic sewing terminology, to use a sewing machine, to sew basic seams & ...

  • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $35
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

Flip Factory Zone New Years Eve Countdown Party

Flip Factory Zone will be having a countdown party December 31 from 10am-12pm Arts & Crafts Drink and a snack included Come celebrate ...

Toddler Story and Art Time at Do Art with Yopp

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Toddler Story and Art! This is a great opportunity to meet new ...