Gainesville

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.


  • Print
December

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

Show events from all categories

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Lightnin' Salvage Trivia Night

20 of the most mind bending, off the wall, crazy and zany questions you'll hear in one night! Make a ...

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Lightnin' Salvage: 1800 NE 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: free entry
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Santa at Hitchcock's Markets in Alachua

Come by your local Hitchcock’s in Alachua this Thursday December 2nd from 6pm-9pm for the Coca-Cola holiday caravan!! Free photos ...

Light the Village at Haile Village Center

It's been since 2019 since this event so we're very excited it's back. We hope you'll 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: Family Fun

Town Of Bell Christmas Parade

Join us for the 41st Annual Bell Christmas Parade! This year's theme "Hometown Christmas".

Haile Farmers Market: Holiday Craft Fair

Mark your calendar for the Holiday Craft Fair at Haile Farmers Market. We will feature added craft vendors, Kids Corner ...

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

Dudley Farm Cane Day Festival

Our annual Cane Day Festival is back on for this year! Boiling cane syrup, grinding corn, vendors, cooking at the ...

  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Dudley Farm Historic State Park 18730 W. Newberry Road Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: Park Admission: $8.00 per vehicle. Correct change is required. Limit 8 people per vehicle.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Original Gainesville Food Truck Rally

The Original Gainesville FOOD TRUCK RALLY returns! Benefitting GIRLS PLACE! Glory Days and High Dive are excited to give you ...

  • 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Location: High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave, Ste A, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

Santa and live reindeer, Christmas trees, lighted hayride, Santa's workshops, reindeer train, live nativity scene, petting farm and MORE.

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 17830 SE 40th St., Morriston, FL, 32668
  • Cost: $15 | Children under 2 FREE
  • Website: mayhemranchfl.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Felasco Family Winter Fest

Fun activities for the kids, food trucks, fire trucks, bounce houses, face painting, Santa and more….

4th Ave Food Park - Food Truck Rally

The 4th Ave Food Park is hosting a Food Truck Rally on Sunday, December 5th from 4-9PM. 10 TRUCKS at One ...

  • 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 409 SW 4th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

Santa and live reindeer, Christmas trees, lighted hayride, Santa's workshops, reindeer train, live nativity scene, petting farm and MORE.

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 17830 SE 40th St., Morriston, FL, 32668
  • Cost: $15 | Children under 2 FREE
  • Website: mayhemranchfl.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

First Magnitude Brainaholics Trivia

Join us for the best and most unique trivia in town, Brainaholics! Come out to team trivia at First Magnitude ...

  • 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewery, 1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun
  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Lightnin' Salvage Trivia Night

20 of the most mind bending, off the wall, crazy and zany questions you'll hear in one night! Make a ...

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Lightnin' Salvage: 1800 NE 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: free entry
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Red White and Blues Farm Strawberry U-Pick

Our newest crop has ripened earlier than expected! Come by the farm for our first-ever strawberry u-pick at Red, White ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 3250 NE 140th Ave, Williston, FL
  • Cost: • $4.95/lb u-pick strawberries • $2/stem for u-pick sunflowers (No Cash, debit and credit card only)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Harn Museum Nights

Join us for this once-a-month event taking place at the museum. Speakers and artists help our visitors connect with art ...

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: SW 34th Street and Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: free food and admission
  • Website: harn.ufl.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

4th Ave Food Park - Holiday Market

Get into the holiday spirit, do your gift shopping, and support local makers at the Holiday Market this year at ...

  • 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 409 SW 4th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Shoppes at Thornebrook Holiday Market and Open House

Thornebrook Square will be decorated in winter wonderland attire, Santa and snow included! Featuring music on the outdoor stage and ...

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Shoppes at Thornebrook Village, 2441 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville FL 32606
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

Santa and live reindeer, Christmas trees, lighted hayride, Santa's workshops, reindeer train, live nativity scene, petting farm and MORE.

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 17830 SE 40th St., Morriston, FL, 32668
  • Cost: $15 | Children under 2 FREE
  • Website: mayhemranchfl.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Fa La La Fridays on Main Street in Alachua

Have your photo taken in Santa's house on Main, enjoy horse and carriage rides, movie on the wall, and store ...

Down Home Christmas in Trenton

Come join the first annual Down Home Christmas hosted by the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce. Food, games, music, caroling, ...

Red White and Blues Farm Breakfast with Santa on the Farm

Experience breakfast with Santa and an enhanced family-dining style meal at Red, White & Blues Farm. Throughout the dining experience, ...

Jingle Bell Jog 5K

Join us this holiday season for a family-friendly 5k jog around Westside Park! It'll be followed by snacks, socializing and ...

  • 8:00 am
  • Location: Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: FREE for Florida Track Club Members and $15 for non-members.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Alachua Conservation Trust Trees and Treats

Happy Holidays! Join us at Prairie Creek Preserve with the whole family to plant longleaf pine seedlings and decorate holiday ...

Christmas Time on the Farm at Red White and Blues Farm

Join us as we celebrate Christmas Time at Red, White & Blues Farm! The farm is decked-out with festive decor ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Red White & Blues Farm, 3250 NE 140th Avenue, Williston, Florida 32696
  • Cost: Wristband: $10/person 2 years and older.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Car Show Toy Drive in Waldo

Free Car Show and Toy Drive! This is an open show for Cars,Trucks and Motorcycles. Food and Refreshment on site ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Waldo City Square 14450 NE 148th Ave Waldo, Fl 32694
  • Cost: Free
  • Category: Family Fun

Red White and Blues Farm Breakfast with Santa on the Farm

Experience breakfast with Santa and an enhanced family-dining style meal at Red, White & Blues Farm. Throughout the dining experience, ...

Christmas Time on the Farm at Red White and Blues Farm

Join us as we celebrate Christmas Time at Red, White & Blues Farm! The farm is decked-out with festive decor ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Red White & Blues Farm, 3250 NE 140th Avenue, Williston, Florida 32696
  • Cost: Wristband: $10/person 2 years and older.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sweet Dreams Winter Flavor Night

We are dreaming up many holidays flavors sure to delight and excite. Something for everyone, kid flavors and you just ...

Walking in Wyszrd's Wonderland at SwampCity Gallery Lounge

Join local glass blower, Wyszrd Glass, for a glass blowing demonstration, as well as an opportunity to snatch up some ...

  • 3:00 pm
  • Location: SwampCity Gallery Lounge: 716 N Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Skate Station Jolly Jingle Party

Join us for a ton of holiday fun! Ugly Sweater Contest, Egg-Nog Chug, Wrapping contest and more holiday fun!

  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: starts at $12
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

First Magnitude Brainaholics Trivia

Join us for the best and most unique trivia in town, Brainaholics! Come out to team trivia at First Magnitude ...

  • 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewery, 1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun
  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Meadowbrook Elementary, 11525 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Lightnin' Salvage Trivia Night

20 of the most mind bending, off the wall, crazy and zany questions you'll hear in one night! Make a ...

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Lightnin' Salvage: 1800 NE 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: free entry
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

My Pizza Place on Main Pizza with Santa in your PJs

Annual Pizza/Pajama night with Santa! Wear your favorite Christmas pajamas!

  • 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: My Pizza Place on Main: 14933 Main Street, Alachua, Fl.
  • Cost: free entry
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Happy Holly Health and Wellness Expo at Library Partnership Branch

The Library Partnership along with Florida Blue will host our annual Happy Holly Health and Wellness Expo on Dec. 17th ...

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Library Partnership, 912 NE 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Santa At GHF Main

Santa is coming to town, and you can meet him at Echo on December 17th! Join us for a family-friendly ...

  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: Gainesville Health & Fitness Main Center: 4820 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

Santa and live reindeer, Christmas trees, lighted hayride, Santa's workshops, reindeer train, live nativity scene, petting farm and MORE.

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 17830 SE 40th St., Morriston, FL, 32668
  • Cost: $15 | Children under 2 FREE
  • Website: mayhemranchfl.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Fa La La Fridays on Main Street in Alachua

Have your photo taken in Santa's house on Main, enjoy horse and carriage rides, movie on the wall, and store ...

Easton Newberry Sports Archery Funtastic Fridays

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

  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Easton Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $10 for non members, $5 equipment rental, free for members
  • Website: www.eastonnewberryarcherycenter.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Red White and Blues Farm Breakfast with Santa on the Farm

Experience breakfast with Santa and an enhanced family-dining style meal at Red, White & Blues Farm. Throughout the dining experience, ...

Tree Planting at Ashton Biological Preserve

In partnership with Ashton Biological Preserve, We Are Neutral is hoping to get 10,000 trees (and 8,000 butterfly plants) in ...

Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at My Pizza Place on Main - Alachua

We are excited to host this annual event for your children to have breakfast with Santa again this year. They ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 14933 Main Street, Alachua, FL
  • Cost: reserve online or call
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Smart Start at Zion Christmas Celebration

Join us for a sing along, cookies and cocoa, live music, and other fun stations outdoors on the Zion lawn. ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: 1700 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: free, donations accepted
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Christmas Time on the Farm at Red White and Blues Farm

Join us as we celebrate Christmas Time at Red, White & Blues Farm! The farm is decked-out with festive decor ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Red White & Blues Farm, 3250 NE 140th Avenue, Williston, Florida 32696
  • Cost: Wristband: $10/person 2 years and older.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Red White and Blues Farm Breakfast with Santa on the Farm

Experience breakfast with Santa and an enhanced family-dining style meal at Red, White & Blues Farm. Throughout the dining experience, ...

Citizen Science Sundays for Middle School Aged Kids

Want to be a scientist? Join us for our Citizen Science Sundays for Kids! Middle School-aged kids (accompanied by an ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Location: Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park, 1500 Northwest 45th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: free, registration required
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Christmas Time on the Farm at Red White and Blues Farm

Join us as we celebrate Christmas Time at Red, White & Blues Farm! The farm is decked-out with festive decor ...

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Red White & Blues Farm, 3250 NE 140th Avenue, Williston, Florida 32696
  • Cost: Wristband: $10/person 2 years and older.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Figure on Diversity at Bo Diddley Plaza

Figure on Diversity is a nationally known, family-friendly, figure-drawing program hosted in an outdoor “pop-up” format. Participants receive guidance from ...

Hoggy Holidays Open House at Rooterville Animal Sanctuary

Every year in the months of December and January, we host an open event called Hoggy Holidays! It is a ...

  • 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: 5579 Darwood St, Melrose, FL 32666
  • Cost: $10 suggested donation
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Do Art with Yopp Parents Night Out

Need extra time to finish holiday shopping or wrap presents? Do Art Studios is partnering with Buchholz Drama to provide ...

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Do Art with Yopp, 2441 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $25/child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

Santa and live reindeer, Christmas trees, lighted hayride, Santa's workshops, reindeer train, live nativity scene, petting farm and MORE.

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 17830 SE 40th St., Morriston, FL, 32668
  • Cost: $15 | Children under 2 FREE
  • Website: mayhemranchfl.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Do Art with Yopp Parents Night Out

Need extra time to finish holiday shopping or wrap presents? Do Art Studios is partnering with Buchholz Drama to provide ...

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Do Art with Yopp, 2441 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $25/child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Reindeer Games at Bouncers

Come bounce and play reindeer games, make reindeer food, do the reindeer dance! 9am to noon.

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34 Street Gainesville Fl 32605
  • Cost: $15 | Members FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

Santa and live reindeer, Christmas trees, lighted hayride, Santa's workshops, reindeer train, live nativity scene, petting farm and MORE.

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 17830 SE 40th St., Morriston, FL, 32668
  • Cost: $15 | Children under 2 FREE
  • Website: mayhemranchfl.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Christmas in the Quarry at Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens

Christmas in the Quarry is back for our FOURTH YEAR! Come celebrate the holiday season at Cedar Lakes Woods and ...

  • 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens, 4990 NE 180th Ave., Williston, Florida
  • Cost: Adults: $10.00 Children (6-13): $5.00 Children under 6: FREE!
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Christmas Eve Eve Eve at Anthem Church

Join us for an incredible, fun for all ages Christmas party! Food trucks begin serving at 5:30 pm, followed by an ...

  • 5:30 pm
  • Location: Anthem Church, 2902 SW 75th St, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun
  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

Santa and live reindeer, Christmas trees, lighted hayride, Santa's workshops, reindeer train, live nativity scene, petting farm and MORE.

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 17830 SE 40th St., Morriston, FL, 32668
  • Cost: $15 | Children under 2 FREE
  • Website: mayhemranchfl.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Christmas in the Quarry at Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens

Christmas in the Quarry is back for our FOURTH YEAR! Come celebrate the holiday season at Cedar Lakes Woods and ...

  • 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens, 4990 NE 180th Ave., Williston, Florida
  • Cost: Adults: $10.00 Children (6-13): $5.00 Children under 6: FREE!
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

Santa and live reindeer, Christmas trees, lighted hayride, Santa's workshops, reindeer train, live nativity scene, petting farm and MORE.

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: 17830 SE 40th St., Morriston, FL, 32668
  • Cost: $15 | Children under 2 FREE
  • Website: mayhemranchfl.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Disney Music Party at Defy Gainesville

Come join us and get some energy out while listening to your favorite Disney songs :)

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Defy Gainesville: 6250 NW 23rd St., Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Website: defy.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Two Old Goats Farm & Playtime

Fun packed day for your kids while on winter break. Featuring petting zoo, pony rides, games, farm shop, hay ride ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 245 Lynne Drive, Hollister, FL
  • Cost: $5/person and under age 2 are free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun
  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Gamesville Tabletop, 4401 NW 25th Place, Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

New Years Party at Bouncers

Come watch the clock and bounce down til noon! Best suited for ages 0-10 years. Free popcorn & noise makers!

  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: 3401 NW 34 Street. Gainesville. FL 32605
  • Cost: $15/child, members free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Carson Springs Wildlife New Years Tours

Walk or ride the tour. Great, outdoor fun for the whole family, guided by professional zoologists. Witness big cat feeding ...

Sparks in the Park at Depot Park

Sparks in the Park is back, come out and celebrate New Year’s Eve in Depot Park. All festivities are free ...

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Depot Park, 870 SE 4th St. Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Spark Wonder New Year's Celebration at the Cade Museum

[THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT] Reflect, celebrate, and anticipate the New Year with the Cade Museum. Watch Depot Park’s spectacular ...

  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Adults: $15 | Children 5-17 $10 | Under 5 Free | BBQ Dinner is $10/person
  • Website: 38646.blackbaudhosting.com
  • Category: Family Fun

New Year's Skate at Skate Station

Tickets include Roller Skating attraction, Hat and Leis! Prizes given at midnight!

  • 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
  • Location: Skate Station Funworks: 1311 NW 76th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $15
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun