Our Ultimate Guide to Holiday Events in Jacksonville

Welcome to our guide to all of the family-friendly, fun and festive events happening on the First Coast this holiday season. Your one-stop spot for all of the best tree lighting ceremonies, Santa visits, gingerbread house-making events, Christmas light displays, boat parades and holiday shows. Be sure to check back throughout the season for updated holiday events. Be sure to head to The Markets at Town Center, the sponsor of the Jacksonville Mom Holiday Guide, for all your holiday shopping needs.

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Let us help you make this holiday season the merriest yet with our exclusive access to all of Jacksonville's best Christmas and holiday events. Check out the First Coast's best Christmas lights displays, tree lightings and all the best places to go see Santa. Plus, if you need childcare over the holiday break, we've created a guide to the best winter break camps in Jacksonville.

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ZOOLights 2019 at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

At the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, the holidays are a time for magic! ZOOLights, presented by Community First Credit Union of Florida, will transform the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens into a luminous winter wonderland filled with moving sculptures, forests of lighted trees and animal silhouettes. December 19-22 and 26-29, 6PM-10PM.

7th Annual Holiday Trains at MOSH

The Toy Train Collectors of Jacksonville are hosting a special motorized holiday train display in the Learning Lab at MOSH. The holiday train display will feature volunteer operators available to engage visitors about trains, engineering and model building. Through December 31 .

Early Bird NYE at Legacy Ale Works

Celebrate New Years Eve but be home before bedtime! Join us for our Early Bird New Years Eve! This free family friendly event will feature fun for all! We’ll have MagnetiX DJ Services pumping out tunes from 3-6pm. We’ll head out into the courtyard for a fun-filled countdown and ball drop at 6pm followed by a mini fireworks show.Tuesday, December 31, 3PM-6PM.

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This guide is brought to you in partnership with The Markets at Town Center.

A place where guests can truly enjoy their time, The Markets at Town Center welcomes you with convenient parking, beautiful landscaping, and outdoor dining. It’s a place where friends and family can come together. The Markets at Town Center features a diverse mix of retail, dining, and services; and is anchored by SPROUTS Farmers Market, Nordstrom Rack, REI, and West Marine. A variety of local and national retailers offers the most enjoyable shopping experience.

Fashion boutiques, designer jewelry, home furnishings and the finest in health & beauty services … you’ll find it all at The Markets at Town Center. With more than 10 eateries, The Markets at Town Center is the spot for lunch, dinner and snack time.  Fine dining, casual grills & bars, local favorites, yummy treats … you’ll find something delicious with every visit.

4865 Town Center Parkway
Jacksonville, Florida

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