101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Jacksonville - 2022 | Kids Out and About Jacksonville

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Jacksonville - 2022

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 10 - Dec 24, 2022 Santa Photos - The Avenues
Nov 19 - Dec 23, 2022  Photos with Santa - Orange Park Mall
Nov 19, 2022 Holly Jolly Jacksonville Holiday Kick-off Event - The Markets at Town Center
Nov 19, 2022 Wake Up Santa! - Orange Park Mall
Nov 19, 2022 Santa's Arrival - Orange Park Mall
Nov 25 - Dec 24, 2022 (select dates) The Santa Special - Georgia Coastal Railway
Nov 26, 2022 A Very Merry Market - Shady Rest Alpacas
Dec 3, 2022 Breakfast with Santa (RSVP Only) - Adamec Harley-Davidson Baymeadows
Dec 4, 2022 Santa Photo Experience - The Avenues
Dec 4, 2022 Tree Lighting Ceremony - Eagle Harbor
Dec 4 - 11, 2022 Sensitive Santa - Orange Park Mall
Dec 8 - 11, 2022 Dickens on Centre - St. Nick Experience - Amelia Island
Dec 11, 2022 Santa Brunch - Deerwood Country Club

 

Old-Time Christmas

Multiple dates starting Dec 8, 2022 20th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza - Historic Merrill House
Dec 9 & 10, 2022 Hometown Holiday - Town of Orange Park


Light Displays

Nov 24, 2022 St. Augustine Nights of Lights 2022
Nov 25, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023 Dazzling Nights - Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
Dec 1-31, 2022 Jax Illuminations Drive Thru Light Show - Regency Square Mall
Dec 3, 2022 Christmas in the Cathedral District 2022
Nov 26, 2022 Jacksonville Light Boat Parade 2022- City of Jacksonville
Dec 3, 2022 Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting - City of Atlantic Beach
Dec 3, 2022 Surf Illumination 2022 - St. Augustine Beach Pier Park
Dec 4, 2022 Holiday Light Parade - Eagle Harbor
Dec 4, 2022 Tree Lighting Ceremony - Eagle Harbor
Dec 6, 2022 Lighting of Town Hall Park - Town of Orange Park
Dec 8, 2022 Dickens Illuminated Procession - Amelia Island


Living Nativities

Dec 2 & 3, 2022 Journey to the Nativity - River Christian Church
Dec 8 - 11, 2022 The Living Nativity - Westside Baptist Church 
Dec 9 & 10, 2022 Live Nativity - Episcopal Church of Our Saviour

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 20, 2022 Cirque Dreams Holidaze - Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 6 - 11, 2022 Elf the Musical - Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 6, 2022 Holiday Traditions Around the World - FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts
Dec 9 & 10, 2022 The 31st Annual Community Nutcracker - The Florida Theatre
Dec 12, 2022 A Hip Hop Nutcracker - The Florida Theatre
Dec 16, 2022 Nutcracker in a Nutshell - The Florida Ballet
Dec 16 - 18, 2022 The Nutcracker - The Florida Ballet
Dec 21, 2022 NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet - Florida Theatre

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 25, 2022 Music on Main: Tree Lighting and Holiday Market - Springfield Preservation and Revitalization
Nov 26, 2022 Lindsey Stirling: Snow Waltz Tour - Moran Theater
Dec 3, 2022 Christmas Extravaganza - First Coast Christian School
Multiple dates starting Dec 7, 2022 Annual Argyle Outdoor Singing Christmas Tree - The Church at Argyle
Dec 8 - 11, 2022 Jacksonville Symphony: Holiday Pops - Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 9 - 11, 2022 The Nutcracker - Thrasher-Horne Center
Dec 14, 2022 Pentatonix: A Christmas Special - Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
Dec 17 & 18, 2022 Jacksonville Symphony: Handel's Messiah - Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 17, 2022 The Cool Side Of Yuletide: A Holiday Concert - Jacksonville Children's Chorus and others
Dec 20, 2022 Jason Woods: A Christmas Carol - Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Open Nov 2022 Choose a Tree - Severts Christmas Tree Farm
Opens 19, 2022 Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest 
Open Nov 25, 2022 Choose & Cut - Rogers Christmas Tree Farm 
Open Nov 25, 2022 Choose & Cut, Hayrides - Rudolph's Christmas Tree Farm
Open Nov 25, 2022 Choose & Cut - Songer's Christmas Tree Farm
Open Dec 1, 2022 Unicorn Hill Farm

 

Skating

Open year-round  Public Ice Skating - Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex 
Dec 4, 2022 Holiday Skate and Toy Drive - Skate Station Funworks of Mandarin

 

Hanukkah

Dec 3, 2022 Chanukkah & Havdalah - Jacksonville Jewish Center
Dec 16, 2022 Parent & Me: Tot Shabbat - Jewish Community Alliance
Dec 19, 2022 Chanukkah Extravaganza - Jewish Community Alliance
Dec 20, 2022 Chanukah Helicopter Gelt Drop & Light Show - Jewish St. Johns County
Dec 20, 2022 Chanukkah Candle Lightings - Jewish Community Alliance

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 5-6, 2022 Jacksonville Fall Market for Makers - The Glass Factory
Nov 5 & 6, 2022 Holiday Craft Bazaar - Ramona Flea Market
Nov 12, 2022 St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular - St Johns Town Center
Nov 19, 2022 4th Anniversary Meet & Greet at ABAM - Atlantic Beach Arts Market, Inc.
Nov 20, Dec 4, 18, 2022 Springfield Holiday Market - Main Street Food Park
Nov 25 - 27, 2022 Christmas Made in the South - The Prime Osborn Convention Center
Nov 26, 2022 Holiday Sidewalk Sale - Archway Gallery & Framing
Nov 26, 2022 Beaches Green Holiday Event - Penman Park
Nov 26, 2022 7th Annual Small Business Saturday Sale & Gift Market - Paisley Grace Makery
Nov 27, 2022 November Market - Celestial Farms
Dec 2 & 3, 2022 32nd Annual Holiday Shoppes - First Coast Cultural Center
Dec 2, 2022 Annual Christmas Open House - Avonlea Antique Mall
Dec 3, 2022 Christmas Market - Cathedral District
Dec 3, 2022 Christmas in Avondale - Historic Avondale
Dec 2 - 3, 2022 Holiday on the Farm - North Florida School of Special Education
Dec 3-4, 2022 Jacksonville Holiday Market for Makers - The Glass Factory
Dec 3 - 24, 2022 (select dates) Holiday Market - Ramona Flea Market
Dec 10 , 2022 Beaches Green Market 2022 Holiday Markets
Dec 11, 2022 Pop Up in The Park: Holiday Market - James Weldon Johnson Park
Dec 16, 17, 18, 2022  Winter Festival - Celestial Farms

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2022 New Year's Eve Fireworks - Downtown Jacksonville
Dec 31, 2022 Happy Noon Year’s Eve Party - Jax Cooking Studio
Dec 31, 2022 New Year's Eve Family Celebration - Deerwood Golf Club
Dec 31, 2022 Noon Day Countdown & Balloon Drop - Sensory Towne

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 19, 2022 Gingerbread House Decorating - Deerwood Country Club
Nov 20, 2022 Cirque Dreams Holidaze - Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 26 - Dec 17, 2022 (select dates) Christmas on the Farm - Sykes Farm
Nov 28, 2022 Christmas Decorating Party - Historic Avondale
Dec 2, 2022 First Coast Jingle Jog and Reindeer Glow Run - St. Johns Golf & Country Club
Dec 2, 2022 Holiday Home Tour - Amelia Island Museum of History
Dec 3, 2022 Christmas in Avondale - Historic Avondale
Dec 3, 2022 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' 25th Annual Festival of Lights 5K 
Dec 9, 2022 Movie in the Park - Boone Park
Dec 10, 2022 KidX Club: Cookies & Claus - Orange Park Mall
Dec 10, 2022 Toys 4 Tots - Jacksonville Headturners
Dec 9 & 10, 2022 Beaches North Pole Express - Beaches Museum
Dec 10, 2022 Holiday Extravaganza - Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center
Dec 11, 2022 37th Annual Luminaria - Riverside Avondale Preservation
Dec 15, 2022 Christmas at the Cabin - Beaches Museum
Dec 17, 2022 Run Santa Run - Henry J. Klutho Park
Dec 17, 2022 Christmas Party - Ortega River Club
Dec 21, 2022 Cookies & Creativity: A Virtual Cookie Swap
Dec 26, 2022 Family Holiday Brunch - JAX Cooking Studio

 


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