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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: Free

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 ...

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 15560 NW US-441, Alachua, Florida 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Newberry's Christmas Tree Lighting

Visit and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Relax and enjoy a hot cocoa. Stop by our kids station for ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: City Hall ~ Newberry, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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 ...

  • 6:00 pm
  • Location: Grace at Fort Clarke UMC, 9325 W. Newberry Rd, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

Joann - Take and Make

Paint yourself a jolly Santa ornament just in time for the holidays! Pick up FREE supplies

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Brown's Country Buffet Photos with Santa

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

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Brown's Country Buffet: 14423 US 441 in Alachua
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Morningside Nature Center Living History Farm Guided Tour

C’mon home to the Living History Farm and experience a time when the rooster’s crow and the rising sun, not ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 3540 E. University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Free

GLAM Holiday Craft Show

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

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: 1220 SE Veitch Street, Gainesville FL 32609
  • Cost: free entry
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Briefcase Push Race

Gainesville's only annual longboard skateboard event is back for the 6th year! Fun for all ages at the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail. ...

  • 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Gainesville Hawthorne State Trail
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Felasco Family Winter Fest

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

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 13900 Tech City Circle, Alachua FL 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

UF Carillon Recital

The UF Carillon Studio Concert Series offers a chance to hear the UF Carillon performed in a fifty-minute recital.

  • 1:55 pm
  • Location: Century Tower Carillon, 375 Newell Dr, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: free
  • Website: arts.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

Enjoy a friendly discussion about the museum’s exhibitions with a free Docent-led tour.

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Harn Museum of Art - 3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: harn.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

Kids Capoeira

Kids’ Capoeira with Capoeira Massapê Gainesville happens at the SWAG Family Resource Center. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial arts program ...

  • 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Location: SWAG Family Resource Center Linton Oaks Neighborhood in Gainesville
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: swadvocacygroup.org
  • Category: Free

Cone Park Library Resource Center Science Club

Science Club for elementary kids, teens and families.

  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Cone Park Branch: 2801 E. University Avenue, Gainesville FL 32641
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.pfsf.org
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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: Free

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 ...

  • 6:35 pm
  • Location: Trinity United Methodist Church: 4000 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

ESE Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Virtual Parent Workshop

Alachua County Public Schools and the Alachua County Council of PTAs invite families to attend a free, online workshop, “Dyslexia ...

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: Free

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: Free

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 ...

  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Legacy Park Amphitheatre, 15400 Peggy Road, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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: Free

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: Free

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: Free

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, ...

  • 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Trenton Train Depot, Trenton FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Chiefland Christmas Festival

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

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 ...

Keystone Heights Holiday Extravaganza and Parade

This year we would like to introduce the first annual Keystone Heights Holiday Extravaganza. This event will be held Saturday, ...

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: Free

Holiday Stroll in Micanopy

Join us for a Holiday Stroll in Micanopy! Come celebrate Micanopy's Bicentennial (1821-2021). Antique shops, Handmade craft shops, Live music, ...

  • 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Micanopy, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Category: Free

Gainesville Cars and Coffee

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

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Whole Foods Butler Town Center, 3490 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

Enjoy a friendly discussion about the museum’s exhibitions with a free Docent-led tour.

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Harn Museum of Art - 3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: harn.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Westside Baptist Church - The Worship of Christmas

Join us on Saturday, December 11th at 7:00PM or Sunday, December 12th at 5:00PM at our Newberry Road Campus for ...

Road to Bethlehem at Camp Kulaqua

A Drive-Thru, Live Production of the Christmas Story

  • 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Camp Kulaqua, 23400 NW 212 Ave, High Springs FL 32643
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

Kids Capoeira

Kids’ Capoeira with Capoeira Massapê Gainesville happens at the SWAG Family Resource Center. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial arts program ...

  • 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Location: SWAG Family Resource Center Linton Oaks Neighborhood in Gainesville
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: swadvocacygroup.org
  • Category: Free

Cone Park Library Resource Center Science Club

Science Club for elementary kids, teens and families.

  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Cone Park Branch: 2801 E. University Avenue, Gainesville FL 32641
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.pfsf.org
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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 ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: First UMC, 419 NE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Meadowbrook Elementary, 11525 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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: Free

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: Free

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: Free

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 ...

Free Movie Night on the Big Screen at SwampCity Gallery Lounge

Free Holiday Movies! Free Popcorn! Free Hot Chocolate! Come join the gang for a series of holiday movies on the big ...

  • 7:00 pm
  • Location: SwampCity Gallery Lounge: 716 N Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: 14260 W Newberry Road PMB 331, Newberry FL 32669
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.weareneutral.com
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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: Free

St. Phillips Lodge #55 Christmas Toy Drive in Archer

Food, drinks, music, entertainment. Kids must be present to receive toys.

  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 13975 SW 174th St., Archer, FL, 32618
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Gainesville Harley-Davidson Holiday Party and Pictures with Santa

Bring the kids and enjoy a tasty treat and get a FREE picture with Santa.

  • 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Gainesville Harley Davidson: 4125 NW 97th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

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 ...

Sunday with Santa at Blackadder Brewing

Santa's back for Sunday with Santa on Dec 19th from 2-4pm. Kids, come meet Santa and join us for milk & ...

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Blackadder Brewing, 618-A NW 60th St, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

Enjoy a friendly discussion about the museum’s exhibitions with a free Docent-led tour.

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Harn Museum of Art - 3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: harn.ufl.edu
  • Category: Free

Hayride Caroling in Micanopy

Join us for a caroling hayride through Micanopy. We will meet at 5pm at Micanopy Christian Fellowship to load the ...

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Micanopy Christian Fellowship: 4909 SE 165 Ave, Micanopy, FL 32667
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Drive In Christmas at Northwest Baptist Church

Come get in the Christmas spirit with us! You and your family are invited to join us for a Drive ...

  • 6:00 pm
  • Location: 5514 NW 23rd Ave., Gainesville, FL, 32606
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Kids Capoeira

Kids’ Capoeira with Capoeira Massapê Gainesville happens at the SWAG Family Resource Center. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial arts program ...

  • 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Location: SWAG Family Resource Center Linton Oaks Neighborhood in Gainesville
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: swadvocacygroup.org
  • Category: Free

Cone Park Library Resource Center Science Club

Science Club for elementary kids, teens and families.

  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Cone Park Branch: 2801 E. University Avenue, Gainesville FL 32641
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.pfsf.org
  • Category: Free

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: Free

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: Free

Kids Capoeira

Kids’ Capoeira with Capoeira Massapê Gainesville happens at the SWAG Family Resource Center. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial arts program ...

  • 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Location: SWAG Family Resource Center Linton Oaks Neighborhood in Gainesville
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: swadvocacygroup.org
  • Category: Free

Cone Park Library Resource Center Science Club

Science Club for elementary kids, teens and families.

  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Cone Park Branch: 2801 E. University Avenue, Gainesville FL 32641
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.pfsf.org
  • Category: Free

Cone Park Library Resource Center Science Club

Science Club for elementary kids, teens and families.

  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Cone Park Branch: 2801 E. University Avenue, Gainesville FL 32641
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.pfsf.org
  • Category: Free