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December

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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 ...

Gainesville Community Band: Winter Holiday Concert

The Gainesville Community Band will present a Winter Holiday Concert.

Butler Town Center- Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Mark your calendars for our 2nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Butler Town Center! This year we’ve partnered with ...

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

The Light of the World: A Christmas Concert

A Christmas carol concert hosted by the Compassionate Music Series and performed by the voice studio of Emily López from ...

  • 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S Main St, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: $10
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol returns for the 42nd year to the Hippodrome stage with a brand new adaption of this cherished ...

Lighting Up the Nutcracker Tree at the Gainesville Regional Airport

Join us at the Gainesville Regional Airport December 2nd 5 pm to light up the beautiful Nutcracker Tree! There will ...

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Gainesville Regional Airport, 880 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Trinity UMC Family Advent Festival

On Wednesday, December 4 from 5:30 - 7:15 pm, join us for a special evening of dinner, crafts, and Chrismons!

  • 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Location: Trinity United Methodist Church: 4000 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: 0-5 Free, Children 6-12: $3, Adults: $5
  • Website: www.trinitygnv.org
  • 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 ...

  • 7:30 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

Santa Fe College Songs of the Season

Professor Lynn Sandefur directs the Santa Fe Singers in an evening of holiday music certain to delight audience members of ...

  • 7:30 pm
  • Location: Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall: 3000 NW 83rd Street Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $9 - $15
  • Website: www.sfcollege.edu
  • Category: Holiday Events

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

Christkindlmarkt at Blackadder Brewing

Join us for our 3rd Annual Christkindlmarkt: An outdoor holiday market with craft, food vendors, music & holiday fun! Do ...

Light the Village at Haile Village Center

It's that time of year again! Time to light up the Haile Village Center once more. Join us for a ...

Celebrate D Holidays at Depot Park

Come out to Depot Park on the evening of Friday, Dec. 6 when we will light the park for the ...

Holiday Sip and Shop at Magnolia Park

Bring your Holiday shopping list and check twice for those who are naughty and nice at the Magnolia Parke Sip ...

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 ...

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Location: Chick-fil-A Oaks Mall, 6419 W. Newberry Rd, Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: $9.39
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

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 ...

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: River Rise Preserve State Park, 373 SW US27, Fort White, FL
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

LifeSouth's Operation Santa Delivery

Santa arrives by air December 7th! A Gainesville holiday tradition continues Dec. 7 with the annual Operation Santa Delivery at Santa ...

  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Santa Fe College North Fields- Intersection of NW 39th Ave and NW 91st Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: lifesouth.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

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 ...

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 ...

UF Craft Festival

Our Craft Festival is an annual event that showcases crafts that are authentically made by talented artisans and crafters. The ...

GLAM Craft Show

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

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: First Magnitude, 1220 SE Veitch Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Annual Homestead Holidays

FREE ADMISSION! Stroll through the 1856 plantation home decked out in an array of traditional greenery and Victorian finery – ...

Santa at Kohl's

Kohl’s is once again welcoming Mr. Claus from the North Pole at all stores nationwide this holiday season. Due to ...

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 ...

Trinity UMC Live Nativity

Join us for the Live Nativity! Invite your friends and neighbors to gather around the big oak tree, sip hot ...

Elf on the Big Screen at First Magnitude

You don't want to be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins and miss this free showing of Elf on the big screen! We ...

  • 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewery, 1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Tioga Town Center: Healthy Learning Holiday Concert

Bring your lawn chair and blankets for a FREE concert on the Tioga Town Center stage! Come enjoy the sounds ...

Christmas on Main Street in Trenton

Bike giveaway, Santa, food, horse & buggy, Snow slide, entertainment and vendors.

Micanopy Area Cooperative Winter Jubilee

Join us for our annual school Student Winter Performance- MACS Jubilee. It is a fun family/community event and all are ...

The Living Nativity and Christmas Market

Saint Francis Catholic Academy presents the story of the first Nativity as told by its creator, St. Francis of Assisi. ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Saint Francis Catholic Academy, 4100 NW 115th Ter, Gainesville, Florida 32606
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Candlelight Visits at the Historic Haile Homestead

A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE HOMESTEAD AT NIGHT – the only time the house is open at night! See ...

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Historic Haile Homestead, 8500 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $10 at door, under 12 free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Free Family Movie Night & Dinner at Southwest UMC

Do you need a night off? Do you want to not worry about dinner? If you said yes, we know ...

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 ...

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Darby Pavillion at Wilson Park • 828 NE Lake DeSoto Circle, Lake City FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

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!

Smart Start At Zion: Christmas Party

Come get your picture with Santa, build with Master Builders, have some cocoa and cookies, even get your holiday haircut ...

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 ...

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) ...

  • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Walmart Supercenter Gainesville - 5700 NW 23rd St, Gainesville, Florida 32653
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

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 ...

Santa is Coming to PDQ

Mark your calendars! Santa Claus will be making an appearance at your local PDQ this Holiday Season!

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 & ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cirque Musica Holiday presents Holiday Wishes

Cirque Musica presents Holiday Wishes brings a holiday story to life in a full theatrical cirque event for the entire ...

Milk and Cookies with Santa in Williston

Santa is pleased to announce that he will be at the Heritage Park Pavilion on Tuesday December 17, 2019 at ...

Wiles Elementary Wildcats Chorus Concert

Bring your lawn chair and blankets for a FREE concert on the Tioga Town Center stage! Come enjoy the Kimball ...

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 ...

Third Thursday on Main Street Alachua

Join us for Horse and Carriage rides with SANTA! Third Thursday on Main is the perfect place to get your "pre-weekend" ...

Third Thursday on Main Street Alachua

Join us for free Horse and Carriage rides with SANTA! Third Thursday on Main is the perfect place to get your ...

Preschool Holiday Party at Bouncers

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

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Bouncers: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Free for members, or $10/child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

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 ...

  • 10:30 am
  • Location: UF Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: contact Dance Alive
  • Website: dancealive.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

Holidays In The City

Come join us to learn about different holidays and traditions from around the world! This free family friendly event will ...

Christmas Music Festival at Little People Prep

Family-friendly, open to the community, music, food, lights, games, hot cocoa, and more! Pictures with Santa.

Christmas in Ireland Dance Showcase at The Thomas Center

Celebrate the season with something different! Fiery footwork and fiddle tunes will warm your spirits when our talented dancers perform ...

  • 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
  • Location: The Historic Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: $8 cash or smartpay, (Free for babies under 2.)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

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 ...

Santa at Sandy's Place

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be here! We will be serving hot chocolate and cookies! Take as many pictures as ...

  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Sandys Place, 5001 NW 34th Blvd Ste G, Gainesville, Florida 32605
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

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 ...

Regal Holiday Classic Movies

Between November 30 - December 21, enjoy one of 4 Holiday Classics each Saturday, at 1pm local time for just ...

Hoggy Holidays Open House at Rooterville Animal Sanctuary

Come get in the holiday spirit with over 400 friendly animals! Meet your favorite Rooterville residents and celebrate the season ...

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 ...

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 ...

B'nai Israel Hanukkah Party

The community is invited to come celebrate Hanukkah with us! Join us for karaoke, latkes, and dreidels! Don't forget to ...

  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 3830 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: Member Prices: $18 per adult & $10 kids(under 13) Non-Member Prices: $25 per adult & $15 kids(under 13)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Downtown Chanukah Family Festival

Join the lighting of a giant menorah! Live performances, dreidels and gelt for everyone!

Polar Express at Winter Wonderland

The Polar Express at Winter Wonderland, the magic and charm you and your family can enjoy yourself at the sights ...

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: High Springs Lions Club, 26900 US Highway 27, High Springs, Florida 32643
  • Cost: FREE, but donations welcome
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

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 ...

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 ...

Ultimate Santa Experience

Why wait in long lines and spend an arm and a leg at the mall to capture that special moment ...

  • 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Celebration Pointe, Archer Rd, Gainesville FL 32608
  • Cost: free (Donation to Toys for Tots available)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Santa at Woodyard Grill

Come out Monday December 23rd for special guests Mr. and Mrs. Claus! They will be here from 5 till 7 ...

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 ...

Christmas Eve Church Services for Families

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

Cookies for Champions

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

Polar Express at Winter Wonderland

The Polar Express at Winter Wonderland, the magic and charm you and your family can enjoy yourself at the sights ...

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: High Springs Lions Club, 26900 US Highway 27, High Springs, Florida 32643
  • Cost: FREE, but donations welcome
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Polar Express at Winter Wonderland

The Polar Express at Winter Wonderland, the magic and charm you and your family can enjoy yourself at the sights ...

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: High Springs Lions Club, 26900 US Highway 27, High Springs, Florida 32643
  • Cost: FREE, but donations welcome
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

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 ...

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.

Carson Springs Wildlife New Years Tours

Great way to ring in the new year meeting our wonderful animals and contributing to saving species. Come on out ...

  • 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

Come out and celebrate this New Year’s Eve in downtown Gainesville. The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs ...

Gamesville Tabletop New Year's Eve Party

Need somewhere to go on New Years Eve? Come celebrate with us! We are having a roaring 20's themed party ...

Downtown Countdown New Year's Eve Celebration

Get ready to Rock & Ring in the New Year with Heavy Petty! Bring your friends and come sing and ...

  • 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Location: Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E University Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events