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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Christmas Activities for Kids in Jacksonville

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.

A Few of Our Favorite Things

Dashing Through the Store

Declaration & Co. Avondale host a super fun charity shopping event held in our shop to kick off the holiday season! Your Dashing ticket gets you: 1 hour of private shopping, champagne cocktails, all-you-can-eat sweet treats bar, an *amazing* swag box, and first dibs on new merchandise! Saturday, November 16.

HOLLY JOLLY Jacksonville

Kick off the holidays at HOLLY JOLLY JACKSONVILLE at The Markets at Town Center on Saturday, November 23, from 10 am to 3 pm. Holiday activities, store specials, food sampling & more! Let’s get jolly, Jacksonville! Saturday, November 23 .

10th Annual McKenzie’s Run

The 10th Annual McKenzie’s Run will take place at TIAA Bank Field with a renewed mission! We’ve partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida to accomplish even more great things in our local schools and communities while continuing the Foundation’s commitment to help young people realize their full potential. on Saturday, November 23.

Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical

Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts presents the beloved tradition that continues to capture the hearts of children and their families everywhere comes to the live stage for the first time ever in this all-new musical and premiere stage production on Sunday, November 24.

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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