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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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

Free Tinkergarten Trial

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

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: Free

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: Free

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: Free

College Board Family Nights

Will your child be ready for college? Parents of middle and high school students can find out more about preparing ...

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: Free

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 ...

College Board Family Nights

Will your child be ready for college? Parents of middle and high school students can find out more about preparing ...

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 ...

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 ...

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Haile Village Center, 5346 SW 91st Terrace, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Magnolia Park- Northwest 39th Avenue, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

High Springs First Friday Night

Join us on the first Friday of the month in lovely downtown High Springs!

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Downtown High Springs FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Depot Park, 874 S.E. 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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 ...

Gainesville Greenway Challenge: Invasive Species Roundup

This month come explore nature at Alfred A. Ring Park! We'll be rounding up the invasive species coral ardisia and ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: RIng Park, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Community Day in Micanopy

The Willie Mae Stokes Community Center is hosting our 3rd Annual Community Day fundraising event. We'll have information and resource ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Willie Mae Stokes Community Center, 355 NW 6th Avenue, Micanopy, Florida 32667
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

Annual Homestead Holidays

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

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Historic Haile Homestead, 8500 SW Archer Road (SR 24), Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.hailehomestead.org
  • Category: Free

Ask a Scientist: Hot Topics in Science at the Florida Museum

Florida Museum of Natural History visitors may talk one-on-one with researchers and find answers during an afternoon of discovery and ...

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Tioga Town Center: Meadowbrook Chorus Holiday Concert

Enjoy the beautiful voices of Meadowbrook Elementary School Choir in Tioga Town Center!

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way, Newberry, FL 32669
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Brazilian Skills Open House

Join us for Soccer Training: Kids (4-7years) from 3-4pm Kids (8-12 years) 4-5pm Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Kids (from 6 years old) 5-6pm Adults 7-8pm

  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Brazilian Skills, 3832 W. Newberry Rd, Suite 2b, Gainesville FL 32607
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Trinity UMC Live Nativity

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

  • 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Trinity United Methodist Church: 4000 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.trinitygnv.church
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Christmas on Main Street in Trenton

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

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 ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way, Newberry, FL 32669
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Nutcracker in Alachua

Celebrate the Holiday Season with this classic UNDER THE STARS in the brand new Legacy Park Amphitheater! A special hour long ...

  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Legacy Park Multipurpose Center, 15400 Peggy Road, Alachua, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Storytime at Depot Park

Join us the 2nd Friday of every month as the Alachua County Library District presents Story Time at Depot Park ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 874 S.E. 4th Street, Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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 ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 2400 SW Williston Road, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Christmas in Chiefland

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

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

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 ...

  • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Haile Farmers Market, SW 91st Terrace Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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!

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Brown's Country Buffet, 14423 US-441, Alachua, Florida 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1700 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Santa is Coming to PDQ

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

  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 3403 W. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.eatpdq.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Petsmart, 3736 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.petsmart.com
  • Category: Free

Celebrations Around the World

Join us for this fun and interactive event! Grab an exotic dish from our food booths, and watch our array ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Celebration Pointe, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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

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 ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Heritage Park Pavilion, North Main Street, Williston FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 10:30 am
  • Location: Archer Community Center, 16671 SW 137 Avenue, Archer, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Free

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" ...

  • 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Main Street, Alachua FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Main Street, Alachua FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Holidays In The City

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

  • 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: Safety City, 1025 NE 13th St, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Movie in the Park at Heritage Park

The City of Williston is hosting a Movie in the Park sponsored by the youth group of the First United ...

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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: Free

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 ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Petsmart, 3736 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.petsmart.com
  • Category: Free

Newberry Christmas Parade and Christmas on the Square

Come out to our 3rd annual Christmas on the Square immediately following the Newberry Christmas parade! The parade starts at ...

  • 5:30 pm
  • Location: CountryWay Town Square, 1739 SW 248th Dr. Suite 20, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.basspro.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Petsmart, 3736 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.petsmart.com
  • Category: Free

Downtown Chanukah Family Festival

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

  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Bo Diddley Plaza, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free, donations appreciated
  • Website: www.jewishgator.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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 ...

  • 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Location: 15560 NW US-441, Alachua, Florida 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Santa at Woodyard Grill

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

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 102 NW 250th Street, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Cookies for Champions

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

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 3830 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville FL 32605
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Anti-Consumerist Christmas

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

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: The FOLC Farm, 3625 SE 15 St, Gainesville FL 32641
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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: Free

Free Tinkergarten Trial

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

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 ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Location: 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Teen New Year's Eve Lock-in at Westwood Hills Church

Join us for a Teen Lock-In on New Year's Eve! Ages 12 & Up, TUESDAY Night. Dec 31, 2019 @ 9PM ...

  • 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Location: Westwood Hills Church, 1520 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free