(Somewhat fewer than) 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Jacksonville - 2020 | Kids Out and About Jacksonville

(Somewhat fewer than) 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Jacksonville - 2020

KidsOutAndAbout is Jacksonville's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! Typically we list (MORE than) 101 ideas for holiday family fun, but. . . it's 2020, which means a bit less is happening than usual. 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!

If we're missing an activity that should be on our list, please email Mindy Mangan at mindy@kidsoutandabout.com. Please make sure to include a link to the event when you email. Thank you!

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Santa Sightings

Nov 27 Dec 25, 2020  Photos with Santa - Orange Park Mal
 Nov 27 - Dec 24, 2020 Lights. Camera. Santa! - The Avenues
Nov 27 - Dec 24, 2020 a href="https://www.simon.com/mall/st-johns-town-center/stores/santa-photo-exper..." target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Lights. Camera. Santa! - St. Johns Center
Nov 28, Dec 5, 12, 19, 2020 Open Air Railcar Experience The Santa Special - Georgia Coastal Railway
Dec 5,6,12,13, 2020 Dickens on Centre - St. Nick Experience - Amelia Island
Dec 5, 2020 Grinchtastic Holiday Celebration - Elite Smiles Dentistry
Dec 6, 2020 Drive-Thru PJ Party with Santa - Orange Park Mall
Dec 11, 2020 Hometown Holiday - Town of Orange Park
 Dec 12, 2020 A Celebration of Peace - Celestial Farms

 

Old-Time Christmas

Dec 11-12, 2020 Hometown Holiday - Clarke House Park
Dec 1 - 27, 2020 18th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza - Historic Merrill House


Light Displays

Nov 19 - Jan 2, 2021 Jax Illuminations Drive Thru Light Show - Morocco Shrine Center
Nov 23 - Jan 1, 2020 Holiday Dazzle Light & Music Display - Jacksonville Children's Chorus
Nov 28, 2020 Jacksonville Light Boat Parade 2020- Downtown Jacksonville
Dec 1, 2020 Lighting of Town Hall Park - Town of Orange Park
Dec 5, 2020  Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting - City of Atlantic Beach


Living Nativities

Dec 11, 2020 The Live Nativity - Westside Baptist Church 
No info for 2020 Live Nativity - Episcopal Church of Our Saviour

 

Holiday Theatre

Dec 19, 2020 Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker - Christmas Stream

 

Holiday Concerts

Dec 6 , 2020 A Night of Faith: Kingdom Kidz Musical - First Baptist Church of Jacksonville
Dec 9 - 12, 2020 26th Annual Argyle Outdoor Singing Christmas Tree - The Church at Argyle
Dec 11,12, 13, 2020 The Nutcracker - The Florida Ballet
Dec 11, 2020 Jacksonville Symphony Presents: First Coast Nutcracker Suite - Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 11-13, 2020 First Coast Nutcracker Suite - Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 12-13, 2020 Handel's Messiah - Jacksonville Symphony
Dec 13, 2020 A Night of Joy: Choir and Orchestra Christmas Celebration - First Baptist Church of Jacksonville
Dec 16, 2020 Holiday Pops ~ Jacksonville Symphony Brass Ensemble + Vocalists - Lewis Auditorium
Dec 18, 2020 Holiday Pops - Coffee - Jacksonville Symphony
Dec 19, 2020 The Cool Side Of Yuletide Drive-In - Jacksonville Fairgrounds - Jacksonville Children's Chorus and others

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Open Nov, 2020 Choose a Tree - Severts Christmas Tree Farm
Open Nov 27, 2020 Choose & Cut - Rogers Christmas Tree Farm 
Open Nov 27, 2020 Choose & Cut, Hayrides - Rudolph's Christmas Tree Farm
Open Nov 27, 2020 Choose & Cut - Songer's Christmas Tree Farm

 

Ice Skating

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

 

Hanukkah

Dec 10, 2020 Chanukah Helicopter Gelt Drop & Light Show - Covid Safe - Nocatee Spray Park 

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 21,28,Dec 5, 12, 19, 2020  Holiday Shop Opening 2020 - Rethreaded
Dec 4 - 6, 2020 Christmas Arts & Crafts Show - Morocco Shrine
Now - Dec, 2020 Christmas Made in the South - An Arts & Crafts Festival - F. Osborn III Convention Center
Dec 4-6, 2020 Vintage Arts at Vintage Market Days of Jacksonville - Holiday - Clay County Fair

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2020 New Year's Eve Shrimp Drop - Fernandina Beach
Dec 31, 2020 New Year's Eve Fireworks - Downtown Jacksonville

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 21, 2020 Engine 15 Brewing Mini Turkey Trot - Engine 15 Brewery
Nov 28, 2020 Family Fun Winter Peekaboo Penguin - Painting With a Twist 
Nov 29, 30, Dec 1, 2020 Virtual Christmas Made in the South - An Arts & Crafts Festival - Jacksonville
Dec 2020 various dates Christmas Art classes - Doing Dishes Pottery Studios
Dec 4, 2020 First Coast Jingle Jog and Reindeer Glow Run - St. Johns Golf & Country Club
Dec 5, 2020 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' 25th Annual Festival of Lights 5K - Balis Park
Dec 5, 2020 Virtual Light Up The House 5K - Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville, Inc.
Dec 12, 2020 Run Santa Run - Henry J. Klutho Park

 


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