101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Jacksonville - 2021 | Kids Out and About Jacksonville

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Jacksonville - 2021

KidsOutAndAbout is Jacksonville's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

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Santa Sightings

Nov 14 - Dec 25, 2021  Photos with Santa - Orange Park Mall
Nov 15, 2021 Santa's Arrival Parade - Orange Park Mall
Multiple dates starting Nov 16, 2021 Santa Photos - The Avenues
Nov 20, 2021 Holly Jolly Jacksonville Holiday Kick-off Event - The Markets at Town Center
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 The Santa Special - Georgia Coastal Railway
Nov 27, 2021 A Very Merry Market - Shady Rest Alpacas
Dec 4, 2021 Breakfast with Santa - Baymeadows
Dec 4, 2021 Santa is Coming to Iggys - Iggy's Grill and Bar
Dec 5, 2021 Tree Lighting Ceremony - Eagle Harbor
Dec 5, 2021 Sensitive Santa - Orange Park Mall
Dec 9 - 12, 2021 Dickens on Centre - St. Nick Experience - Amelia Island
Dec 17, 2021 Firetruck Santa Parade - Orange Park Fire Department

 

Old-Time Christmas

Multiple dates starting Dec 4, 2021 19th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza - Historic Merrill House
Dec 10 & 11, 2021 Hometown Holiday - Town of Orange Park


Light Displays

Nov 19, 2021 - Jan 9, 2022 Dazzling Nights - Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
Cancelled 2021 Jax Illuminations Drive Thru Light Show - Morocco Shrine Center
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2021 Christmas in the Cathedral District 2021
Nov 27, 2021 Jacksonville Light Boat Parade 2021- City of Jacksonville
Dec 4, 2021 Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting - City of Atlantic Beach
Dec 4, 2021 Winter Festival & Tree Lighting - Deerwood Country Club
Dec 5, 2021 Holiday Light Parade - Eagle Harbor
Dec 7, 2021 Lighting of Town Hall Park - Town of Orange Park
Dec 9, 2021 Dickens Illuminated Procession - Amelia Island


Living Nativities

Dec 3 & 4, 2021 Journey to the Nativity - River Christian Church
Dec 9 - 12, 2021 The Living Nativity - Westside Baptist Church 
Dec 10 & 11, 2021 Live Nativity - Episcopal Church of Our Saviour

 

Holiday Theatre

Date and Time TBA 2021  Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Nov 28, 2021 Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 2, 2021 Cirque Dreams Holidaze - Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Blue Fire Theatre
Dec 7, 2021 Holiday Traditions Around the World - FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts
Dec 10 & 11, 2021 The 30th Annual Community Nutcracker - The Florida Theatre
Dec 12, 2021 A Hip Hop Nutcracker - The Florida Theatre
Multiple dates starting Dec 17, 2021 The Nutcracker - The Florida Ballet

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 18, 2021 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas - Times Union Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 26, 2021 Music on Main: Tree Lighting and DANKA - Springfield Preservation and Revitalization
Dec 2, 2021 The Wizards of Winter - Thrasher-Horne Center
Dec 3, 2021 Hope at Christmas: Jazz Concert - Sunrise Community Church
Dec 4, 2021 Christmas Extravaganza - First Coast Christian School
Dec 4, 2021 Christmas Goes Gospel - Ritz Voices Chorale
Dec 5, 2021 Christmas at BASCA - BASCA, Inc.
Multiple dates starting Dec 8, 2021 Annual Argyle Outdoor Singing Christmas Tree - The Church at Argyle
Dec 10 - 12, 2021 The Nutcracker - Thrasher-Horne Center
Dec 18, 2021 Handel's Messiah - Jacksonville Symphony
Dec 18, 2021 The Cool Side Of Yuletide: Drive-In Holiday Concert - Jacksonville Children's Chorus and others

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Open Nov 2021 Choose a Tree - Severts Christmas Tree Farm
Open Nov 26, 2021 Choose & Cut - Rogers Christmas Tree Farm 
Open Nov 26, 2021 Choose & Cut, Hayrides - Rudolph's Christmas Tree Farm
Open Nov 2021 Choose & Cut - Songer's Christmas Tree Farm

 

Skating

Open year-round  Public Ice Skating - Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex 
Dec 5, 2021 Holiday Skate and Toy Drive - Skate Station Funworks of Mandarin

 

Hanukkah

Nov 29, 2021 Hanukkah Game Night with Jewish Student Union - UNF Interfaith Center
Nov 29, 2021 Totally Lit! A Hanukkah Celebration! - James Weldon Johnson Park
Nov 30, 2021 Chanukah Helicopter Gelt Drop & Light Show - Jewish St. Johns County
Dec 3, 2021 Parent & Me: Tot Shabbat - Jewish Community Alliance

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 12-13, 2021 31st Annual Holiday Shoppes - First Coast Cultural Center
Nov 13, 2021 St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular - St Johns Town Center
Nov 20, 2021 3rd Anniversary Holiday Celebration - Atlantic Beach Arts Market, Inc.
Nov 20, 2021 Holiday Sidewalk Sale - Archway Gallery & Framing
Nov 26 - 28, 2021 Christmas Made in the South - The Prime Osborn Convention Center
Nov 27, 2021 5th Annual Small Business Saturday Sale & Gift Market - Paisley Grace Makery
Nov 28, 2021 Making an Advent Wreath - Christ Church of Jacksonville
Nov 28, 2021 TFSS Holiday Market - Trinity Fitness Southside
Dec 2, 2021 Artisan's Faire - Adele Grage Cultural Center
Dec 3, 2021 Annual Christmas Open House - Avonlea Antique Mall
Dec 3-4, 2021 Holiday on the Farm - North Florida School of Special Education
Dec 4, 2021 Holiday Market - MWR Mayport
Dec 4-5, 2021 Holiday Open House - The Art Center Cooperative, Inc.
Multiple dates starting Dec 4, 2021 Holiday Market - Ramona Flea Market
Dec 8 & 11, 2021 Beaches Green Market 2021 Holiday Markets
Dec 12, 2021 December Market - Celestial Farms
Dec 18, 2021 Winter Holiday Market - Main Street Food Park

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2021 New Year's Eve Rhapsody in Blue Eyes - Jacksonville Symphony

 

Photography

Multiple dates starting Nov 6, 2021 Santa Photos with Fur Sisters - BrewHound Dog Park + Bar
Nov 20, 2021 Christmas Baking Minis - Our Wild Souls Photography
Nov 21, 2021 Santa Portraits - Christy Whitehead Photography
Nov 28, 2021 Christmas on the Beach - Memoral Moments Photography by Melissa Rose
Dec 4, 2021 Christmas Tree Farm Minis - Our Wild Souls Photography

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 14, 2021 Christmas Tree Painting Party - Color Me Mine Jacksonville
Nov 20, 2021 Very Merry Movies - Orange Park Mall
Nov 20, 2021 Sugarplum Buffet - Deerwood Country Club
Multiple dates starting Nov 24, 2021 Drop & Shop Kids Mini Camp - Nailed It DIY Jacksonville
Nov 28, 2021 Gingerbread Houses - Publix Super Market
Dec 2, 2021 Cirque Dreams Holidaze - Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 3, 2021 First Coast Jingle Jog and Reindeer Glow Run - St. Johns Golf & Country Club
Dec 3, 2021 2nd Annual Movie in the Park - Boone Park
Dec 3 & 10, 2021 Christmas Classics Movie Night - Southside United Methodist
Dec 4, 2021 Christmas in Avondale - Historic Avondale
Dec 4, 2021 Holiday Magic - My San Marco
Dec 4, 2021 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' 25th Annual Festival of Lights 5K 
Dec 4, 2021 Winter Celebration - Ortega River Club
Dec 4, 2021 Polar Express Outdoor Movie Screening - Sláinte Chiropractic
Dec 8, 2021 Holiday Open House - Just 4 Kids Learning Academy of Jax
Dec 8, 2021 Holiday Cookie Decorating - Sensory Towne
Dec 10 & 11, 2021 Beaches North Pole Express - Beaches Museum
Dec 11, 2021 Compassion Card Making! - Grow Kids
Dec 11, 2021 Holiday Extravaganza - Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center
Dec 12, 2021 37th Annual Luminaria - Riverside Avondale Preservation
Dec 16, 2021 Christmas at the Cabin - Beaches Museum
Dec 18, 2021 Run Santa Run - Henry J. Klutho Park
Dec 19, 2021 Family Holiday Brunch - JAX Cooking Studio

 


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