Holiday Events

This page lists Holiday events for families in the Jacksonville, Florida area.
11/01 - 12/20: Jacksonville Ice and Sports Plex Public Ice Skating

Ice skate at Jax Ice and Sportsplex for the holiday season! They have various skating sessions everyday of the week! Perfect way to get MONDAY – FRI ...

Area: San Marco
3605 Philips Hwy., Jacksonville, FL, 32207
11/16 - 01/07: WinterFEST at Adventure Landing

Shipwreck Island Waterpark has been transformed once again into a cozy Alpine experience, providing an ideal setting to gather and celebrate with fami ...

November 16, 2018 - January 7, 2019
Hours: Check the Winterfest website for the complete Operating...
Area: Beaches/Mayport
1944 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL, 32250
11/16 - 12/30: Jax Illuminations 6th Annual Drive Thru Holiday Light Show

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November 16 – December 30, 2018
Hours: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Area: St. Johns Town Center
3800 St Johns Bluff Rd. S., Jacksonville, FL, 32224
11/17 - 02/03: St. Augustine Nights of Lights

The 25th 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 17, 2018 To February 3, 2019
Hours: Evenings
Downtown St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine, FL
11/23 - 12/31: Jacksonville Children's Chorus Downtown Dazzle

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

November 23 - December 31, 2018
Hours: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
225 E. Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL, 32202
11/24, 12/01, 12/08, & 12/15: St. Mary's Railroad Santa Express

The magic of Christmas comes alive at Santa Land where Jolly Old St. Nick himself boards the train for the return ride with gifts for all the good lit ...

November 24, December 1, 8, & 15, 2018
Hours: 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm
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 - 01/01: Deck the Chairs Jax Beach

Deck The Chairs is an annual lighted sculptural exhibit using the iconic red chairs of The American Red Cross Life Saving Corps. Free and open to the ...

November 25 - January 1, 2018
Hours: Noon - 6pm for fun zone, lights after dark
Area: Beaches/Mayport
Latham Plaza, Downtown Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250
11/29 - 12/28: Gingerbread House Extravaganza

Visitors enjoy gigantic, creative gingerbread creations built by chefs, bakers, architects, engineers, culinary school students, families, young peopl ...

November 29 - December 28. 2018
Hours: Monday through Friday 11:00am – 5:00pm Saturdays 10:00a...
$10.00 Adults $3.00 Children 3 and up
Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
317 A. Phillip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL, 32202
11/30 - 12/24: Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park Festival of Lights

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park and the Stephen Foster Citizen Support Organization, will illuminate the park with holiday lights once a ...

November 30 - 24, 2018
Hours: 4:00pm until 9:00pm
$2 per person Monday-Thursday/$3 per person Friday-Sund...
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL, 32096
11/30 - 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 30 – December 31, 2018
Hours: Check website for dates & times
$15 per person
Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
400 N Hogan St., Jacksonville, FL, 32202
12/01 - 12/29: St. Augustine Aquarium Nights of Lights Under the Sea

Diving Santa decorates underwater tree with his mermaids, ornament making, cookie decorating, s'more station, hot cocoa station, Mrs. Claus story read ...

Friday & Saturday Nights in December
Hours: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults $10.00 Children $6.00
2045 State Rd 16, St. Augustine, FL
12/01 - 12/31: Jekyll Island Holidays in History

Once a year, the cottages of the historic district get dressed in their finest holiday decorations just for you. Enjoy a 90-minute tram tour when Jeky ...

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
12/02 - 12/16: Live Nativity on Ashley Street

First Baptist Church of Jacksonville invites families downtown to witness the marvel of that first Silent Night with a live Nativity on Laura Street. ...

December 2, 9, & 16 2018
Hours: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
124 W Ashley St., Jacksonville, FL, 32202
12/07 - 01/05: Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens ZOOLights

Celebrate the holiday season and create a family tradition admiring the sparkling lights and brilliant hues at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ Seven ...

December 7-9 & December 14 - January 6, 2019
Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00 - 9:30pm Friday & Saturday: 6...
$10/Non-Members; $8/Members
Area: Northside/Airport
370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL, 32218
12/07 - 12/21: The Christmas Classics - Movie Night in San Marco

Bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy a movie night in the park! Free hot chocolate and popcorn! Food trucks will be available. Movie will start at ...

Fridays in December before Christmas
Hours: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Area: San Marco
3120 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL, 32207
12/08 - 12/22: Festive Family Films

This free + family friendly series of films, sponsored by The Run Home, Root Realty, and JaxParks, is the perfect way to spend your Saturday evenings ...

December 8, 15, 22, 2018
Hours: 6:30pm
204 W 3rd St, Jacksonville, FL
12/1 - 12/31: Jacksonville Public Library Winter Break Programs

From snowflakes to Santa stops, warm reads to art-rageous fun, the library has you covered this winter. So bring the whole family and have a fun Holid ...

12/14 - 12/16: Singing Christmas Tree at Southside Baptist Church

We invite you and your family to join us in the celebration of the sights, sounds, and true meaning of Christmas.

December 14 - 16, 2018
Hours: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Area: San Marco
1435 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL, 32207
12/14: Christmas Caroling in Bartram Springs with Josh Rogers Real Estate Team

Join the Josh Rogers Team for a FUN Night of Caroling, Cookies & Cocoa!! We'll enjoy some treats & sing our way around the Bartram Springs Townhou ...

December 14, 2018
Hours: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Corner of Bartram Village Ln & Bartram Village Dr
12/14: My Gym Jacksonville Kids Night Out: Twas the night BEFORE Christmas pajama JAM!

Kid's Night Out is more than just a party- it's a rocking good time designed to entertain your children with incredible rides, swings, themed games, p ...

December 14, 2018
Hours: 6:30pm - 10:00pm
$32.99 for the first child, $27.99 for each additional ...
13770 Beach Blvd Ste. 16, Jacksonville, FL, 32224
12/15: Breakfast with Santa Presented by Promisetown Preschool

Come have breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Enjoy breakfast from Metro Diner Sawgrass Village and take pictures with Santa and his helpers!

December 15, 2018
Hours: 9:00am - 11:30am
Area: Ponte Vedra Beach
4510 Palm Valley Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082
12/15: Celestial Farms Celebration of Peace

Enjoy the sounds, scents, flavors and traditions of the holidays. We celebrate with all faiths and beliefs and welcome you to share your traditions. O ...

December 15, 2018
Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Area: Northside/Airport
13958 Duval Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32218
12/15: Jacksonville Humane Society Kids' Night In: Winter Paw-jama Jam

Parents, are you ready for a "paws"? Enjoy a night out while your kids enjoy a night IN at the Jacksonville Humane Society! Children in grades K-8 ...

December 15, 2018
Hours: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Area: Arlington
8464 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL
12/15: Tabula Rasa Brewing Christmas Market

Join us for a fun filled afternoon, perfect for last minute holiday shopping. In addition to a selection of carefully selected local vendors offering ...

December 15, 2018
Hours: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
2385 Corbett St., Jacksonville, FL, 32204
12/16 - 12/31: MOSH Holiday Train Display

Toy Train Collectors of Jacksonville are hosting a special motorized holiday train display on the third floor at MOSH. The holiday train display will ...

December 16 - 31, 2018
Free with Admission
Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL, 32207
12/16: Come Meet the Elves at Nana Teresa's Bake Shop in Fernandina Beach

Hello Everyone! We have a super exciting event planned for Sunday, December 16th. There will be Elves onsite to help you decorate cookies, assist you ...

December 16, 2018
Hours: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
13 N. 3rd St., Fernandina Beach, FL, 32034
12/18, 12/20, 12/23: TNT Gymnastics Reindeer Training

Join us for our Annual Reindeer Training Event! Santa is always looking for top notch assistants at the north pole, so we figured we should offer ...

December 18 & 20: 10:30am - 12:00pm; December 23: 10:30...
Members: $10, Non Members: $13, 12-24 Months: $6
Area: Southside/Mandarin
2683 Saint Johns Bluff Rd. S., Suite 1, Jacksonville, FL, 32246
12/18: Holiday Bicycle Ride with SPAR

Join your friends and neighbors for this Springfield holiday tradition - the Holiday Bicycle Ride. It's a leisurely evening bicycle ride through the H ...

December 18, 2018
Hours: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
Corner Of W. 3rd Street & Silver Street, Jacksonville, FL
12/19: Make a Snowball Launcher and Get Into the Holiday Spirit!

Join Growin'GEERS to get in the holiday spirit by building your own "snowball" (cotton ball) launcher! Bring your budding engineer (or your inner chil ...

December 19, 2018
Hours: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
1636 Main St N, Jacksonville, FL, 32206
12/21 & 12/22: Live Nativity at Episcopal Church of Our Saviour

Join us on the banks of the St. John’s River in historic Mandarin and experience the Nativity of our Lord though an interactive, walk through experien ...

December 21 & 22, 2018
Hours: 5:30-8:30pm both nights
12236 Mandarin Rd, Jacksonville, FL, 32223
12/21 - 01/06: Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex Snow Days Open Skating

Experience a winter wonderland at Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex this holiday season! Starting December 21st until January 6th, there will be daily p ...

December 21 - January 6, 2019
Hours: Opens at 10:00am
Area: San Marco
3605 Philips Hwy., Jacksonville, FL, 32207
12/21: Heart for Children Inc.'s Annual Christmas Celebration

Heart for Children Inc.'s Annual Christmas Celebration is celebrating its 20th year of serving the Jacksonville community. During this free event for ...

December 21, 2018
Hours: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
1429 Winthrop Street, Jacksonville, FL, 32206
12/21: Pump It Up Winter Wonderland

Bounce, Slide, Jump and Play in our winter wonderland with games, and visit from our favorite Snow-Man and other characters. Enjoy hot chocolate and c ...

December 21, 2018
Hours: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
$14 per child
Area: East Arlington, Intracoastal
11840 Beach Blvd., Ste 10, Jacksonville, FL, 32246
12/22: We Rock the Spectrum Holiday Parent's Night Out

Drop off your We Rocker and get some last minute Santa Shopping Completed! We will be having a festive late-Night Holiday Party for the kids to pl ...

December 22, 2018
Hours: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Area: Southside/Mandarin
9357-3 Philips Highway, Jacksonville, FL
12/23: Riverside Luminaria

Luminaria is one of Riverside and Avondale’s premier celebrations. The event was established by local volunteers as a way for neighbors to commemorate ...

December 23, 2018
Hours: 6:00pm
Area: Riverside/Ortega
Riverside, Jacksonville, FL
12/24 - 01/07: Skate Station Funworks School's Out Holiday Sessions Skate

School's out so join Skate Station for some fun! Closed Christmas Day

December 24 - January 7, 2018 (Closed Christmas)
Hours: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Admission starts at $9
Area: Southside/Mandarin
3461 Kori Rd., Jacksonville, FL
12/24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

One of our favorite annual traditions is the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Join us for this special service as we light our candles, read the Chr ...

December 24, 2018
Hours: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
124 W Ashley St., Jacksonville, FL, 32202
12/25: Christmas Dinner Buffet at Vernon’s First Coast Kitchen

Featured menu items (please note this is not the full menu): · Brown Butter and Cognac Infused Lobster Bisque · Snow Crab Claws | Draw ...

December 25, 2018
Hours: 12:30pm - 6:00pm
$65 for adults, $24 for kids (ages 4-12)
Area: Ponte Vedra Beach
1000 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082
IMAX World Golf Village Movie Tickets Deal

TICKETS MAKE GREAT STOCKING STUFFERS! Give the gift of entertainment this Holiday Season! We now have bundles of 10 Hollywood movie vouchers fo ...

10 IMAX Vouchers for $100 - a $40 savings
One World Golf Place, St. Augustine, FL, 32092