Holiday Events in Jacksonville


December 7 - The 21st Annual Community Nutcracker Ballet at Florida Theatre Performing Arts Center


The Community Nutcracker is a 
non-profit donating proceeds from 
each performance to charitable organizations. Performances run December 7-8 starting at 2 pm. Buy Tickets at

December 7 - A Very Merry Jacksonville Christmas
A multi-cultural holiday performance presented by Stage Aurora. December 7 at 7 pm, December 8 at 2 pm and 6 pm, and December 9 at 3 pm. Tickets are $15.

December 8 - Photos with Santa at the Landing 5-8pm (FREE)
Get your photo taken with Santa Claus at the Landing. Click here for more info.

December 8 - 18th Annual Tuba Christmas at the Landing 2pm (FREE)
Over 100 tubas come together to play your holiday favorites at the Landing.

December 8 - Riverside Arts Market Holidazzle (FREE)
The RAM will have extended hours until 9pm to get your holiday shopping complete from local vendors. After sunset holiday classics will be projected and holiday cocktails served. Take advantage of community organizations’ gift wrapping stations.

December 9 - Chanukah at the Landing from 3-6pm (FREE)
Watch the lighting of the 13 foot menorah and enjoy food and games!

December 10 - Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Holiday Concert at the Times-Union Performing 
Arts Center 7pm (FREE)

December 14 - First Annual ZOOLights
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens decorates with thousands of LED lights to get into the holiday spirit. Ride on the train, carousel, and a 4-D Theater ride on the Polar Express are all part of the festivities. For Tickets, visit:

December 16 - Yappy Hour Christmas “Paw”ty at the Landing


Enjoy the last Yappy Hour pet party of the year at the Landing! There will be free puppy photos with Santa with a pet food donation and raffle prizes. Click here for more information.

December 19 - 99.1 WQIK Winter Wonder Jam at the Landing
Enjoy a free concert by Easton Corbin hosted by 99.1 WQIK. Enjoy Christmas music, tree lighting shows every hour, pictures with Santa and kids activities. Click here for more information.

December 29-30 - Old Town Art & Craft Show in St. Augustine
Enjoy a free art and craft show in St. Augustine on New Year's Eve Weekend from 10am-5pm.   The event takes place in Francis Field and will have goods ranging from jewelry to paintings to wood carvings. For more information visit:

Until January 6 - Winter Wonderland in St. Augustine
The St. Augustine Amphitheater will host its 6th annual Winter Wonderland skating rink, carnival games, ice chute and visits with Santa. 

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