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December

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The Hippodrome presents Miracle on 34th Street

Celebrate your holidays with this all time favorite classic story. A last-minute replacement Santa for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: $15-$20
  • Website: thehipp.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

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 ...

The Hippodrome presents Miracle on 34th Street

Celebrate your holidays with this all time favorite classic story. A last-minute replacement Santa for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: $15-$20
  • Website: thehipp.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

Christkindlmarkt at Blackadder Brewing

Join us for our 5th Annual Christkindlmarkt: An outdoor holiday market with craft & food vendors, music & holiday fun

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 ...

City of Alachua Christmas Tree Lighting

Join us for this Alachua holiday tradition - our annual Christmas Tree Lighting event. Have your picture taken with Santa ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Main Street, Alachua, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Category: Holiday Events

Annual Pond Lighting at North Florida Regional Medical Center

We hope you will join us virtually for the 32nd Anniversary of our Pond Lighting celebration! Although we can't gather ...

Christmas Family Movie Night at Grace at Fort Clark UMC

Looking for a night with the whole family? Join us this Friday night in the Worship Center for Christmas Family ...

Santa Experience at Magnolia Lane Studios

Our Santa Experience was a HUGE hit last year, so we are doing it again! This year we will have COVID ...

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 ...

Brown's Country Buffet Photos with Santa

Santa will be visiting during breakfast, and taking photos with everyone

Historic Haile Homestead Tour Holiday Decorations - Let it Snow

In December 2021 the Homestead will be OPEN FOR TOURS on Saturdays AND Sundays - and the Homestead will be ...

Local Provisions Brunch with Santa

Tis the season! Join us in our winter wonderland for Brunch with Santa.Guests will enjoy a full chef inspired brunch ...

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Local Provisions: 13005 SW 1st Rd, Suite 129 Newberry FL 32669
  • Cost: 12.00 for Kids 22.50 Adults
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

UF Craft Festival

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

GLAM Holiday Craft Show

Come join us on Sunday, Dec. 5 for the 13th annual winter edition of GLAM Craft Show, once again at ...

Historic Haile Homestead Tour Holiday Decorations - Let it Snow

In December 2021 the Homestead will be OPEN FOR TOURS on Saturdays AND Sundays - and the Homestead will be ...

Felasco Family Winter Fest

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

Elf on the Big Screen at First Magnitude Brewing Company

Join us for more big movies on the big screen at First Magnitude. This December, as part of 'Tis the ...

  • 6:30 pm
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewing Company: 1220 SE Veitch St., Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free, but food and drinks will be available for purchase
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

A Night in Bethlehem at Trinity UMC

This year’s event will be unlike any other year: a reimagined interactive worship experience! For this Wednesday night service in ...

The Hippodrome presents Miracle on 34th Street

Celebrate your holidays with this all time favorite classic story. A last-minute replacement Santa for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: $15-$20
  • Website: thehipp.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

High Springs Lions Club Candyland Christmas

Kids ride on Santa's Express through the Candyland Christmas Lights. Visit with Santa and his sleigh and then enjoy the ...

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: High Springs Lions Club: 26900 W US Highway 27, High Springs, FL, 32643
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

The Hippodrome presents Miracle on 34th Street

Celebrate your holidays with this all time favorite classic story. A last-minute replacement Santa for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: $15-$20
  • Website: thehipp.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

High School Holiday Chorus Winter Concert

Enjoy the sounds of the season when the Buchholz, Gainesville and Eastside choruses, the Buchholz Orchestra and the St. Augustine ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center, 1738 W. University Ave, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Nutcracker Under the Stars in Alachua

**Will be held inside the Legacy Park Multipurpose Center, due to uncertain weather.** Bring the entire family out for this all-time ...

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 ...

Christmas at Butler

Be merry and celebrate with holidays at our Christmas at Butler Event from 4-7PM on Friday, December 10th. Christmas at ...

  • 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

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: Holiday Events

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 ...

Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

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

Breakfast with Santa at Melrose Elementary

Come have breakfast with Santa BEFORE the Melrose Christmas parade! Price includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, juice and/or coffee AND a photo ...

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Location: Melrose Elementary Auditorium, 406 SR 26, Melrose, FL 32666
  • Cost: $6 each or $20 for 4.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

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: Holiday Events

Chiefland Christmas Festival

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

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: Holiday Events

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: Holiday Events

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: Holiday Events

Historic Haile Homestead Tour Holiday Decorations - Let it Snow

In December 2021 the Homestead will be OPEN FOR TOURS on Saturdays AND Sundays - and the Homestead will be ...

Starlight's Holiday Christmas Pageant

All contestants receive beautiful crowns, trophies and nice gifts.

The Hippodrome presents Miracle on 34th Street

Celebrate your holidays with this all time favorite classic story. A last-minute replacement Santa for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ...

  • 2:00 pm
  • Location: Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: $15-$20
  • Website: thehipp.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

High Springs Playhouse presents A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas

What if the three wise men weren’t really all that wise? What if they were just three ordinary guys, avoiding ...

  • 2:00 pm
  • Location: 130 NE First Avenue, High Springs, FL 32643
  • Cost: Adult $16 | Students, Seniors, and First Saturday performance: $11
  • Website: app.arts-people.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green Holiday Edition

Join us for outdoor holiday stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green: Holiday Edition the ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: Various locations around Gainesville - see description for details
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Holiday Events

Dickens Inn Live! Holiday Music Extravaganza

Join us for our time-honored tradition of Dickens Inn with a 2021 twist. We will be holding our festive and ...

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green Holiday Edition

Join us for outdoor holiday stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green: Holiday Edition the ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: Various locations around Gainesville - see description for details
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Holiday Events
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Meadowbrook Elementary, 11525 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

The Hippodrome presents Miracle on 34th Street

Celebrate your holidays with this all time favorite classic story. A last-minute replacement Santa for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: $15-$20
  • Website: thehipp.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green Holiday Edition

Join us for outdoor holiday stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green: Holiday Edition the ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: Various locations around Gainesville - see description for details
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Holiday Events

The Hippodrome presents Miracle on 34th Street

Celebrate your holidays with this all time favorite classic story. A last-minute replacement Santa for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: $15-$20
  • Website: thehipp.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

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: Holiday Events

Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

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

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 ...

Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Train

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

  • 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. Children ages 3-9 are $10.99 in advance and $15 at the gate if available. Children 2 and under are FREE, no donation is requested.
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Michaels Take & Make: Pony Bead Ornaments

Come in store and grab a free bag of supplies to make fun ornaments for your tree!

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 ...

Historic Haile Homestead Tour Holiday Decorations - Let it Snow

In December 2021 the Homestead will be OPEN FOR TOURS on Saturdays AND Sundays - and the Homestead will be ...

Alachua County Library Storytime on the Green Holiday Edition

Join us for outdoor holiday stories and songs with library staff at Story Time on the Green: Holiday Edition the ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: Various locations around Gainesville - see description for details
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.aclib.us
  • Category: Holiday Events

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: Holiday Events

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: Holiday Events

Historic Haile Homestead Tour Holiday Decorations - Let it Snow

In December 2021 the Homestead will be OPEN FOR TOURS on Saturdays AND Sundays - and the Homestead will be ...

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 ...

Dance Alive presents The Nutcracker

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

High Springs Playhouse presents A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas

What if the three wise men weren’t really all that wise? What if they were just three ordinary guys, avoiding ...

  • 2:00 pm
  • Location: 130 NE First Avenue, High Springs, FL 32643
  • Cost: Adult $16 | Students, Seniors, and First Saturday performance: $11
  • Website: app.arts-people.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

Back on the mainstage after its debut in 2019, the Hippodrome’s very own adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns. We ...

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

Back on the mainstage after its debut in 2019, the Hippodrome’s very own adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns. We ...

Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Train

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

  • 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. Children ages 3-9 are $10.99 in advance and $15 at the gate if available. Children 2 and under are FREE, no donation is requested. Children 2 and under may be required
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular

Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular is an all-new production featuring some of the greatest holiday songs of all time performed with ...

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

Back on the mainstage after its debut in 2019, the Hippodrome’s very own adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns. We ...

Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

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

Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Train

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

  • 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. Children ages 3-9 are $10.99 in advance and $15 at the gate if available. Children 2 and under are FREE, no donation is requested. Children 2 and under may be required
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

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

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: Holiday Events

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 ...

Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Train

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

  • 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. Children ages 3-9 are $10.99 in advance and $15 at the gate if available. Children 2 and under are FREE, no donation is requested. Children 2 and under may be required
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

Back on the mainstage after its debut in 2019, the Hippodrome’s very own adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns. We ...

The Hippodrome presents A Christmas Carol

Back on the mainstage after its debut in 2019, the Hippodrome’s very own adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns. We ...

Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

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

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: Holiday Events

Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Train

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

  • 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. Children ages 3-9 are $10.99 in advance and $15 at the gate if available. Children 2 and under are FREE, no donation is requested. Children 2 and under may be required
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

The Hippodrome presents Miracle on 34th Street

Celebrate your holidays with this all time favorite classic story. A last-minute replacement Santa for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: $15-$20
  • Website: thehipp.org
  • Category: Holiday Events

Historic Haile Homestead Tour Holiday Decorations - Let it Snow

In December 2021 the Homestead will be OPEN FOR TOURS on Saturdays AND Sundays - and the Homestead will be ...

Carson Springs Wildlife Walk or Ride Christmas Tour

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

Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival

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

Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Train

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

  • 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. Children ages 3-9 are $10.99 in advance and $15 at the gate if available. Children 2 and under are FREE, no donation is requested. Children 2 and under may be required
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

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 ...

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!

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: Holiday Events

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: Holiday Events