Jacksonville offers many opportunities to see Santa, whether for a timeless holiday photo or for a special meal or storybook tea. Special events feature Santa all around the First Coast this holiday season, so be sure to make a...
It's already that time of year! The Halloween decorations are coming down, and it's almost time to start decorating for the holidays. Nothing quite makes the festive atmosphere complete, though, like a Christmas tree! And there are tons of...
The Jacksonville and North Florida area offers many tree lightings every year! Starting early in November, through Thanksgiving and up until Christmas, there's sure to be a tree lighting event to amaze the whole family. Holiday light displays are...
Somehow, it’s that time of year again. The time when we are supposed to spend time with family, build gingerbread houses and deck the halls. How did it get so busy? The shopping, the elfing, the baking, the card...
Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit more than a holiday parade! Jacksonville and the surrounding areas not only have a variety of parades, but also boat parades! Jacksonville Mom loves the Palm Valley Light Boat Parade! Check out...
The best time for family time is the holidays, especially when there are so many local businesses that cater to kids! Get ready to make some holiday-inspired crafts, celebrate with Santa, and check out some amazing gingerbread houses! Featured Events Holly...
We are so lucky that Jacksonville offers so many amazing shopping events during the holiday season! Some of Jacksonville Mom’s top picks include Holly Jolly Jacksonville, Dashing Through the Store with Declaration & Co. Avondale, and Friendsgiving & Anniversary...
Who doesn’t love dressing up in holiday dresses and heading out on the town for dinner and a holiday show? We have an incredible list of holiday shows, including several Nutcracker options and theatre in Jacksonville! Check out our...
The way you celebrate New Year’s Eve typically changes once you have kids. Your options get cut down quite a bit unless you’re planning on hiring a sitter for the night. Our oldest turned 5 this year, so you’d...
When I started writing for Jacksonville Moms Blog, my little people were 4 and 2 years old. Or, as I like to call it, “Prime Christmas Age.” PCA is the absolute perfect age where everything is magical this time...
When I think about the reason for the season, Christmas always brings about happy feelings. I not only cherish my own childhood memories, but also current family experiences of sipping hot chocolate among the Christmas tree lights while listening...
I have fond memories of celebrating Kwanzaa as a child. We celebrated Kwanzaa because my mother thought the principles were important building blocks for promoting good stewardship while also emphasizing others and promoting character building immediately following the focus...

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