Holiday Events

This page lists Holiday events for families in the Jacksonville, Florida area.
Kids Jacksonville: Holiday Events - Fun 4 First Coast Kids
11/09 - 11/11: Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach Holiday Shoppes

The tradition continues at the beaches!!! The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach presents the 27th Annual Holiday Shoppes! Over the years, Holida ...

November 9 - 11, 2017
Hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Area: Ponte Vedra Beach
50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082
11/11: St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular

The 12 annual Holiday Spectacular at St. Johns Town Center will kick off the holiday season on Saturday, November 11 from 2-8 p.m. The festive event w ...

November 11, 2017
Hours: 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Area: St. Johns Town Center
4663 River City Dr., Jacksonville, FL, 32246
11/13 - 12/31: Sweet Pete's Candy Cane Class

Only at Sweet Pete’s can you watch the age-old tradition of creating hand-made candy canes. All guests will shape canes to take home. Be sure to sign ...

November 13 – December 31, 2017
Hours: Check website for dates & times
$15 per person
1922 N. Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL, 32206
11/14 - 11/24: Budweiser Clydesdales

WORLD FAMOUS BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES Don't miss a visit from the World Famous Budweiser Clydesdale at our Jacksonville Brewery from November 14 - Novem ...

See schedule above.
Area: Northside/Airport
111 Busch Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32218
11/17 - 12/31: Jax Illuminations

Enjoy the magic of driving through a mile of Half A Million holiday lights that are perfectly synchronized to holiday music. Jax Illuminations has ...

November 17, 2017 – December 31, 2017
Hours: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Cars & Family Vans (7 Passenger Maximum) = $20.00; Get ...
Area: St. Johns Town Center
3800 St Johns Bluff Rd. S., Jacksonville, FL, 32224
11/17: A Night of Giving with the Community Nutcracker at Chick-fil-A on Southside

‘Tis the season for giving and we have partnered with the Community Nutcracker and a very special little girl named Sadie. Come out to meet the ch ...

November 17, 2017
Hours: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Area: Southside/Mandarin
9980 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, 32256
11/18 - 01/08: WinterFEST at Adventure Landing

Jacksonville’s 7th annual WinterFEST celebration hosted by Adventure Landing, featuring a spectacular outdoor ice skating rink and ice slide! To m ...

November 18, 2017 - January 8, 2018
Hours: Check the Winterfest website for the complete Operating...
Area: Beaches/Mayport
1944 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL, 32250
11/18 - 01/31: St. Augustine Nights of Lights

The 24th Annual Nights of Lights dazzles the city as some three million lights adorn every corner of the historic district for two months. This awa ...

November 18, 2017 To January 31, 2018
Hours: Evenings
Downtown St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine, FL
11/18: Babies R Us Babies First Christmas

Join Babies R Us in store for a festive Baby’s First Christmas celebration! Enjoy fun holiday activities, photo ops, giveaways & more. Plus, create Ba ...

November 18, 2017
Hours: 10:00am - 11:00am
Babies R Us, Jacksonville, FL
11/18: Jekyll Island Skating Village Opening Day

A signature experience on the Georgia Coast, oceanfront “ice” skating on Jekyll Island. Located oceanfront and situated just south of the Holiday Inn ...

November 18, 2017
Hours: 10:00am - 10:00pm
$5 per person, includes skate rental & 30-minute sessio...
655 North Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA, 31527
11/18: Rethreaded's Holiday Shop Opening

We're kicking off the start of our Holiday Shop hours! We are NEVER open on Saturdays-- until now! This marks the start of our Freedom Market opening ...

November 18, 2017
Hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
820 Barnett St, Jacksonville, FL, 32209
11/21: Deck The Halls - Kindness Ornaments & Tree Decorating at Joseph's Pizza Atlantic Beach

Deck the halls with the Joseph's Pizza family! This year's theme for our Christmas tree is Kindness Counts. We believe that kindness makes our communi ...

November 21, 2017
Hours: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
30 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL, 32233
11/21: Deck The Halls - Kindness Ornaments & Tree Decorating at Joseph's Pizza Downtown

Deck the halls with the Joseph's Pizza family! This year's theme for our Christmas tree is Kindness Counts. We believe that kindness makes our communi ...

November 21, 2017
Hours: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
7316 N Main St., Jacksonville, FL, 32208
11/22: Christmas Tree Lighting at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia

Thousands of sparkling lights brighten the night as visitors and islanders gather for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Enjoy refreshments and enter ...

November 22, 2017
Hours: 5:30pm
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL, 32034
11/22: Santa’s Magical Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia

Join Santa Claus along with his elves after the tree lighting ceremony for a new holiday wonderland experience, including appearances from Santa’s spe ...

November 22, 2017
Hours: 6:30pm
$59 per adult and $29 for children age 5-12, including ...
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL, 32034
11/22: The S.S. Amelia Gingerbread Pirate Ship - Ritz-Carlton

The Gingerbread Pirate Ship returns to the resort lobby with pirate characters sculpted from chocolate. A holiday icon, the Gingerbread Pirate Ship pr ...

November 22 through the Holiday Season
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL, 32034
11/24 - 11/25: Jekyll Island Merry Shrimpmas

We were heartbroken when Hurricane Irma caused the cancellation of our 12th annual Shrimp & Grits Festival. But, we were not going to let that storm k ...

November 24 & 25, 2017
Hours: Friday - 2:00pm - 8:00pm; Saturday - 10:00am - 8:00pm
100 James Rd,, Jekyll Island, FL, 31527
11/24 - 12/30: Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Express

Experience the #1 Christmas Train in Florida! You’ll get to see Christmas lights like you’ve never seen before as you take the 20-minute journey aroun ...

Select Nights November 24th - December 30th, 2017
Hours: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
$10 per person in advance, ages 3 and up / $15 at the g...
19630 NE 30th Street, Williston, FL, 32696
11/24 - 12/31: Jacksonville Children's Chorus Downtown Dazzle

The Jacksonville Children's Chorus (JCC) is proud to present its third annual downtown holiday celebration by illuminating the outside of its downtown ...

November 24 - December 31, 2017
Hours: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
225 E. Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL, 32202
11/24-11/26: Christmas Made in the South

As Christmas time approaches what better way to get ready for the holiday season than to stroll the aisles for treasures at this year's award winning ...

November 24-26, 2017
Hours: Fri. 9-6 - Sat. 10-6 - Sun. 11-5
Adults - $7.00 - Children 12 & Under - Free, One Admiss...
Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL, 32204
11/24: 31st Annual Christmas on the River Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Jacksonville Landing and Sleiman Enterprises present the 31st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 24 at 7:00 p.m. The s ...

November 24, 2017
Hours: 7:00pm
Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
2 W. Independent Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32202
11/24: Jekyll Island Movies on the Green: Elf

Join us for a special holiday edition of the Jekyll Island Movie on the Green series with “Elf,” Friday, November 24 at 5:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chai ...

November 24, 2017
Hours: 7:00pm
11/24: TPC Sawgrass Christmas Tree Lighting

Celebrate the holidays at TPC Sawgrass! Enjoy the Christmas carols and hot cocoa in this fun, complimentary family event. Tree Lighting will be at ...

November 24, 2017
Hours: 6:30pm
Area: Ponte Vedra Beach
110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra, FL, 32082
11/25 - 12/31: Jekyll Island Holidays in History

The cottages of the historic district will be adorned with their finest holiday decorations. Enjoy the history of Jekyll Island enriched in seasonal s ...

November 25 - December 31, 2017 (Excluding Christmas Ev...
Hours: 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm
Adults $16; Children 7-17 $7; Children 6 & under free
100 Stable Rd., Jekyll Island, GA, 31527
11/25, 12/02, 12/09 & 12/16: Breakfast with Santa at The Ritz-Carlton in Amelia

Join us for a beloved holiday tradition: Breakfast with Santa. Children delight in whispering their holiday wishes to Santa and parents can cherish th ...

November 25, December 2, 9 and 16, 2017
Hours: 8:30am
$42 per adult and child ages 6 and up and $25 children ...
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL, 32034
11/25, 12/02, 12/09: St. Mary's Railroad Santa Express

FEATURING AUTHENTIC STEAM LOCOMOTIVE! The magic of Christmas comes alive at Santa Land where Jolly Old St. Nick himself boards the train for the retu ...

November 25, December 2, December 9, 2017
Hours: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Adults $17 Children (3-12) $11 Children under 2 FREE, p...
Theatre by the Trax, 1000 Osborne Street,, St. Mary's, GA, 31558
11/25: Home Depot Kids Workshop: Christmas Tree Ornament

Join our hands-on workshop where you and your child can create a holiday picture frame that doubles as a Christmas ornament. Perfect for gifting or ad ...

November 25, 2017
Hours: 9:00am - 12:00pm
11/26: Deck the Chairs Create Joy Opening Night With First Coast Wind Symphony

Featuring the First Coast Wind Symphony, Food Trucks, Kids Activities, Spirit of the Corps, VIP & Sponsor Recognition. Beaches Winter Light Festiva ...

November 26, 2017
Hours: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Area: Beaches/Mayport
Seawalk Pavilion, 75 North 1st St., Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250
11/30 - 12/23: Gingerbread House Extravaganza

JHS is proud to present this beloved holiday tradition for three weeks each December. Visitors enjoy gigantic, creative gingerbread houses built by ...

November 30 - December 23. 2017
Hours: Weekday hours: 11:00am to 5:00pm Saturday hours: 10:00a...
Suggested donation: Adults - $5 Children (3 -16) - $3
Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
317 A. Phillip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL, 32202
12/01 - 12/22: The Christmas Classics - Movie Night in San Marco

Come and enjoy your favorite classic Christmas movies at "The Vacant Publix Lot" in San Marco. Friday nights in December!! Doors open at 6pm, movi ...

Fridays in December before Christmas
Hours: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Area: San Marco
1532 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL
12/01 - 12/23: The Enchanted Christmas Village

The Enchanted Christmas Village is a 12 day Christmas festival on weekends in December. Now located in PONTE VEDRA for the 2017 season, come out and e ...

December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 2017
Hours: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Use Code 4FUN for $5 off a family 4 pack of tickets! Ea...
Area: Nocatee
899 Palm Valley Rd., Ponte Vedra, FL, 32081
12/01 - 12/24: Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park Festival of Lights

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park and the Stephen Foster Citizens Support Organization, is preparing to illuminate the park with holiday l ...

December 1 - 24, 2017
Hours: 4:30pm until 8:30pm
Holiday Magic Nights: Select Dates $3.00 per person. C...
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL, 32096
12/01: Tree Lighting Ceremony in Balis Park

Head to Balis Park in San Marco for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony!

December 1, 2017
Hours: 6:00pm -7:00pm
Area: San Marco
1999 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, 32207
12/02 & 12/03: St. Augustine Winter Spectacular

St. Augustine Winter Spectacular! is a family-friendly, entertaining holiday production that follows a young girl’s journey home for the holidays. ...

December 2 & 3, 2017
Hours: Saturday: 7:00pm and Sunday: 2:00pm
14 Granada St., St. Augustine, FL, 32084
12/02: Babies R Us Babies First Christmas

Join Babies R Us in store for a festive Baby’s First Christmas celebration! Enjoy fun holiday activities, photo ops, giveaways & more. Plus, create Ba ...

December 2, 2017
Hours: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Babies R Us, Jacksonville, FL
12/02: Beaches Town Center Holiday Celebration

This free Holiday event will be held where Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach meet the beach. Starting at 3 p.m. with a bike parade, there will be music ...

December 2, 2017
Hours: 3:00pm
Area: Beaches/Mayport
12/02: Christmas in Avondale

Christmas in Avondale is a treasured Jacksonville tradition in the Avondale Neighborhood going back over 30 years. Every year the Avondale Merchant As ...

December 2, 2017
Hours: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank, Riverside/Ortega
Avondale Shops on St. Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL
12/02: Christmas Karaoke Contest at The Enchanted Christmas Village

Calling all singers….Come sing your favorite Christmas song for a chance to win extra CHRISTMAS SHOPPING CASH…. Free to Enter (Admission ticket requi ...

December 2, 2017
Hours: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Free with Admission
899 Palm Valley Rd, Ponte Vedra, FL, 32081
12/02: HC Holiday Market with Handmade Collectives

Mark this on your calendars ladies and gents! December 2 at the Morocco Shrine Center, from 11am-5pm, there will be Shopping + Amazing food + A fabulo ...

December 2, 2017
Hours: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Free 11am-12pm $2 Cash General Admission after 12pm *Ki...
Area: St. Johns Town Center
3800 St Johns Bluff Rd. S., Jacksonville, FL, 32224
12/02: Mandarin Museum Winter Celebration

The Mandarin Museum & Historical Society (MMHS) invites all to the 18th Annual Winter Celebration from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 2. Thi ...

December 2, 2017
Hours: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Area: Southside/Mandarin
11964 Mandarin Rd., Jacksonville, FL, 32223
12/02: Palm Valley Light and Boat Parade

For the last few decades, Palm Valley has come alive by hosting an annual lighted boat parade to celebrate the holiday season. Enjoy on your boat w ...

December 2, 2017
Hours: 6:00pm
Area: Ponte Vedra Beach
12/02: The Polar Express Experience at Nana Teresa's Bake Shop in Fernandina Beach

Weather permitting, festivities will begin at 6:00 PM, starting with our HOT COCOA BAR! Purchase a cup of hot cocoa and have fun creating your own spe ...

13 N. 3rd St., Fernandina Beach, FL, 32034
12/03: The Florida Ballet Nutcracker Tea Party

Join Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and friends for a memorable afternoon. Sponsored by Sheraton Jacksonville, this exclusive event will surely become a ...

Sunday, December 3, 2017
Hours: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Adults: $42, Children: $38, Tables of eight: $300
Area: St. Johns Town Center
Sheraton Jacksonville 10605 Deerwood Park Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, 32256
12/04: Gingerbread Structure Unveiling at One Ocean

An annual holiday tradition and community-anticipated event since 2008, One Ocean Resort & Spa’s culinary team wows visitors with the unveiling of a s ...

December 4, 2017
Hours: 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Area: Beaches/Mayport
1 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL, 32233
12/05: Kids Club: 12 Days of Giving at Chick-fil-A on Southside

This month, the Chick-fil-A Kids Club™ is celebrating Generosity. Come and craft your very own 12 Days of Giving chain that will have you caring and s ...

December 5, 2017
Hours: 10:00am and 6:00pm
Area: Southside/Mandarin
9980 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, 32256
12/05: Pictures with Santa at Chick-fil-A Roosevelt Square

Join us for a memorable evening filled with fun activities and pictures with Santa. Don't forget your wishlist! Share this event and invite your frien ...

Santa: Photos
December 5, 2017
Hours: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Area: Westside
4495 Roosevelt Boulevard, Suite 601, Jacksonville, FL, 32210
12/05: Town of Orange Park Light the Park

Light the Park will happen on Tuesday, December 5th at 6pm. Join us as we light up Town Hall Park for the Holiday season and have a reading of “It was ...

December 5, 2017
Hours: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
2042 Park Ave., Orange Park, FL, 32073
12/06 - 12/09: Outdoor Singing Christmas Tree at The Church at Argyle

The Argyle Christmas tradition returns! 23rd Edition of the Outdoor Singing Christmas Tree. Wednesday-Saturday, 8pm nightly Join with us for Christma ...

December 6 - 9, 2017
Hours: 8:00pm Nightly
Area: Westside
6823 Argyle Forest Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, 32244
12/06 - 12/20: Sun-Ray Cinema Holiday Film Series

Sun-Ray Cinema Holiday Film Series: Dec 6th Elf 7p.m. Dec 7th Jingle All the Way 7p.m. Dec 10th White Christmas 6:30p.m. Dec 12th Die Hard 7p.m. ...

December 6, 7, 10, 12, 20, 2017
Hours: 6:30pm or 7:00pm (see schedule)
Area: Riverside/Ortega
1028 Park St, Jacksonville, FL, 32204
12/06: Holiday at St. James

In conjunction with First Wednesday Art Walk, residents and visitors are invited to join Mayor and Mrs. Lenny Curry for Holiday at St. James on Wednes ...

December 6, 2017
Hours: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
117 W. Duval St., Jacksonville, FL, 32202