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101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Jacksonville - 2019

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Santa Sightings

Nov 9 - Dec 24 It's Santa Photo Time - St. John's Town Center
Nov 10 - Dec 24 It's Santa Photo Time - The Avenues
Nov 15 - Dec 24 select days Photos with Santa - Orange Park Mall
Nov 17 Free Santa Meet & GreetWorld Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort
Nov 24, Dec 8 Pet Photo's with Santa - St. John's Town Center
Nov 27

Santa’s Magical Dinner - The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Nov 30

Santa's Storybook Tea - The Ritz-Carlton

Dec, 1, 8, 15 

3rd Annual Photos and Cupcakes with Santa 2019 - Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery

Dec 6 Hometown Holiday - Town of Orange Park
Dec 7 Breakfast with Santa - Orange Park Mall
Dec 7 Breakfast with Santa - Sheraton Jacksonville
Dec 7 A December to Remember Party - World Golf Hall of Fame 
Dec 7, 14, 21    Santa Express - St. Mary's Railroad
Dec 8 Santa's Annual Visit - Watson Realty Corp. Oakleaf
Dec 8 Christmas in Candyland -  Sweet Pete's 
Dec 13

Santa Stories - Orange Park Mall 

Dec 14

Photos with Santa - Julington Creek Animal Hospital 

Dec 14

A Celebration of Peace - Celestial Farms 

 

Old-Time Christmas

Dec 6 Hometown Holiday - Clarke House Park
Dec 6, 7 

2019 Holiday Tour of Homes - Springfield Improvement Association and Archives - SIAA

Dec 6, 7 , 8

The Jacksonville Christmas Celebration - Westside Baptist Church

Dec 4 - 28 Wed-Sat + 2 Sundays

17th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza - Historic Merrill House


Light Displays

Nov 20 - Jan 20, 2020

2019 Jax Illuminations Drive Thru Light Show - Morocco Shrine Center

Nov 27

Amelia Island Community Tree Lighting - The Ritz-Carlton

Nov 29 - Jan 1, 2020

Downtown Dazzle Light & Music Display - Jacksonville Children's Chorus

Nov 30

2019 Jacksonville Light Boat Parade - Downtown Jacksonviile

Dec 3 

Lighting of Town Hall Park - Town of Orange Park

Dec 7 

Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting - City of Atlantic Beach


Living Nativities

 Dec 29 Live Nativity - Episcopal Church of Our Saviour

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 27 - Dec 24 select dates Elf the Musical - The Alhambra Theatre 
Dec 6

A Magical Cirque Chirstmas - FSCJ Artist Series

Dec 7

Hip Hop Nutcracker - FSCJ Artist Series

Dec 8 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - The Florida Theatre 

Dec 10 

Holiday Traditions Around The World - Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts

Dec 13 - 15

First Coast Nutcracker - JSYO

Dec 20 A Christmas Carol - FSCJ Artist Series
Dec 20

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Florida Theatre 

Dec 22

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker - Jacksonville

 

Holiday Concerts

Dec 5, 6 , 7 , 8 Holiday Pops - Jacksonville Symphony
Dec 6 

"A Soulful Christmas" - Jazz Poetry Cafe

Dec 7  Zoo Lights - Miss Marie's Kids at Jacksonville Zoo
Dec 7 

The Power of Soul: Christmas Celebration - Ritz Theatre & Museum

Dec 8 

The Hope of Christmas - Kingdom Kidz Christmas Musical - First Baptist Church of Jacksonville  

Dec 9

Holiday Concert - JSYO

Dec 11

Singing Christmas Tree - The Church at Argyle

Dec 13

KLOVE Christmas - Evangel Temple

Dec 14 Cool Side of Yuletide Holiday Concert - Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church
Dec 14, 15 Handel's Messiah - Jacksonville Symphony
Dec 15  Christmas Celbration - First Baptist Church of Jacksonville
Dec 15

Leann Rimes - You and Me and Christmas Tour 2019 - Florida Theatre

Dec 18

Lindsey Stirling: Warmer In The Winter Christmas Tour - Moran Theatre 

Dec 20, 21, 22 The Nutcracker - The Florida Ballet

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Open 11/24 Choose a Tree - Severts Christmas Tree Farm
Open Nov 29 Choose & Cut - Rogers Christmas Tree Farm 
Open Nov 29 Choose & Cut, Hayrides - Rudolph's Christmas Tree Farm
Open Nov 29 Choose & Cut - Songer's Christmas Tree Farm

 

Ice Skating

Open year-round  Public Ice Skating - Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex 

 

Hanukkah

Dec 8

Build a Menorah - Lowe's

Dec 27 Hanukkah Service and Party - Beth Israel Messianic Synagogue    

Dec 29

Totally Lit Hanukkah Party - Hemming Park

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 22

Holiday Art Walk - MWR Mayport

Nov 22-24

Christmas Arts & Crafts Show - Morocco Shrine

Nov 23 Holiday Shop Opening 2019 - Rethreaded
Nov 29

Black Friday Night Market - Wicked Barley Brewing Company

Nov 29, 30, Dec 1

Christmas Made in the South - An Arts & Crafts Festival -

Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center

Dec 1  Holiday Nerd Market - GAAM
Dec 1 

Holiday Gift Market - Makers and More - Vintage Arts Inc. 

Dec 4 1st UMC Christmas Market 2019 - Grace-ful Arts
Dec 4 First Wednesday Art Walk | Spirit of Giving - Downtown Jacksonville

Dec 5

Christmas Boutique - MOPS

Dec 6, 7, 8

Vintage Arts at Vintage Market Days of Jacksonville - Holiday - Clay County Fair

Dec 6

San Pablo Elementary's Holiday Fair! - San Pablo Elementary

Dec 7 Christmas In Avondale - The Shoppes of Avondale

Dec 8 

Jax Arts Market - A Season of Giving - Bello Boopie

Dec 14 

Clothing Giveaway/Yard Sale/Christmas Open House - Joel Pace Piano & Music

New Year's Eve

Dec 31

Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols - St. John's Cathedral

Dec 31

New Year's Eve Shrimp Drop - Fernandina Beach

Dec 31

New Year's Eve Fireworks - Downtown Jacksonville

Dec 31

New Year's Eve: The Jazz Age - Jacksonville Symphony

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 8 - Dec 31 select dates

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Toddler Time - Sweet Pete's

Nov 14

Light the Night Jacksonville - Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center

Nov 15

The Grinch Kid Night Out - Color Me Mine Jacksonville

Nov 23

Disney Junior Holiday Party on Tour - Jacksonville

Nov 24 

Frozen 2 Workshop - Pamper Me Pink Girls Spa

Nov 29 Holiday Trivia - Cotton Headed Ninny - Painting With a Twist 

Nov 29

Family Gingerbread School - The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Nov 29, 30, Dec 1

Christmas Made in the South - An Arts & Crafts Festival - Jacksonville

Dec 6, 13, 20

Christmas Classics Movie Night - Southside United Methodist Church

Dec 6

Cocoa and Christmas - My Gym Jacksonville

Dec 7 Clay Nativity Workshop - Doing Dishes Pottery Studios
Dec 7 Reindeer Run 5k /1 Mile Fun Run - Engine 15 Brewery
Dec 7 

Light Up The House 5k & Family Day - Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville, Inc.

Dec 7

Holiday Golf Cart Parade - World Golf Hall of Fame

Dec 8  Cookie Kickoff Family Tailgate - Jacksonville Jaguars

Dec 8

Christmas Tree Painting Party - Color Me Mine Jacksonville

Dec 12

Holiday Party & Cupcake Pairing - Legacy Ale Works

Dec 14

Holiday Trivia - St. Nick Nightmare - Painting With a Twist 

Dec 14

Children's Miracle Network Festival of Lights 5k - San Marco Square

Dec 14 Holidays in Hemming - Hemming Park 
Dec 20

Run Santa Run - Henry J. Klutho Park

Dec 21 Movie Night - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - Tabula Rasa Brewing

Dec 21

Disney Junior Holiday Fun - The Avenues

Dec 22

Holiday Movie Night: ELF - Wicked Barley Brewing Company

Dec 25

Christmas Breakfast In The Park - Confederate Park

   

 

If we're missing an activity that should be on our list, please email Debra Ross, publisher of KidsOutAndAbout.com and BeyondTheNest.com at ross@kidsoutandabout.com. Please make sure to include a link to the event when you email. Thank you!

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