Family-Friendly Holiday Events in Jacksonville

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!


Winterfest | Adventure Landing

We are open for holiday chills & thrills during the Winter.​ To make the season extra merry, Adventure Landing is transforming our Shipwreck Island Water Park into a cozy Alpine […]

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Adventure Landing, 4825 Blanding Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32210 United States
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Mailbox on Main | Main St. and Ocean Ave in Jekyll Island

Drop a letter to the big man at the North Pole Express mailbox. Take a break from holiday shopping in Beach Village and let your good boy or girl send […]

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FREE
Jacksonville, FL United States
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Santa’s Chairs | Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum

These handcrafted chairs are on display at Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum, in the Historic District and on the Turtle Stage in Beach Village. Stop by either location, get comfy in […]

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FREE
Mosaic- Jekyll Island Museum, 100 Stable Rd
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 United States
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Peppermint Land | Jekyll Island Mini Golf

A nod to the island’s original amusement park, Peppermint Land, celebrate the holiday season at Jekyll Island Mini Golf! Enjoy one or both of the 18-hole courses while surrounded by […]

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Jekyll Island Mini Golf, Brunswick, GA 31527 United States
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Gingerbread Extravaganza 2020 | Old St. Andrew’s Church

The Jacksonville Historical Society will host the 18th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza featuring over fifty gingerbread displays, decorated Christmas trees and more! The event will include the traditional exhibit at Old […]

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Old St. Andrews Church, 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
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Christmas Classics Movie Night | Southside United Methodist Church

Bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy a movie night on the front lawn of Southside United Methodist! Free hot chocolate and popcorn! Daily's Food Truck will be available for […]

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Free
Southside United Methodist Church, 3120 Hendricks Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32207 Select a Country:
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Christmas Under the Stars | Sunrise Community Church

Join us as we celebrate the joy of Christmas. Enjoy cocoa, coffee, and cookies in a beautiful outdoor setting while listening to live music from Champagne Jazz United. We will […]

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Sunrise Community Church, 298 Aquatic Dr.
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 United States
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Morocco Shrine Christmas Extravaganza | Morocco Shriners

Each year the Morocco Shrine hosts a “make-it-yourself” arts and crafts fair in their facility. They will have 140 booth spaces available for an indoor show. HOURS: Saturday, 12/5 : […]

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Morocco Shriners, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S
Jacksonville, FL United States
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Movie in the Park! | Boone Park

Come out for a super fun, holiday event in Boone Park! We will be projecting the classic Will Ferrel movie, Elf, on a big screen! Bring a picnic basket and blanket […]

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Boone Park, 3700 Park Street,
Jacksonville, FL 32205 United States
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Christmas Classics Movie Night | Southside United Methodist Church

Bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy a movie night on the front lawn of Southside United Methodist! Free hot chocolate and popcorn! Daily's Food Truck will be available for […]

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Free
Southside United Methodist Church, 3120 Hendricks Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32207 Select a Country:
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The Living Nativity | Westside Baptist Church

Join us for this exciting journey to Bethlehem. You and your family will be guided through our Drive-Thru Living Nativity Experience. This a free event and it will take around […]

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Westside Baptist Church, 7775 Herlong Rd.
Jacksonville, FL United States
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Holiday Tour of Homes | Junior League of Jacksonville

Open to the public! The Holiday Tour of Homes is an annual fundraiser on behalf of the Junior League of Jacksonville with all proceeds going back to the Junior League […]

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$10 – $20
Junior League of Jacksonville Riverside House, 2165 Park Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204 United States
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Film Festival: Elf | Memorial Park Association

Join Root Realty + JAX Parks and share in fall festivities with a free movie in Memorial Park! The first 50 people in line will receive a ticket for a […]

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FREE
Memorial Park, 1620 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32204 United States
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Historic Springfield’s Annual Holiday Bicycle Ride | Sesquicentennial Park – Springfield

Join your friends and neighbors for this Springfield holiday tradition - the Holiday Bicycle Ride. It's a leisurely evening with over 200 bikes riding through the Historic District to enjoy […]

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Sesquicentennial Park, 1527 North Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206 United States
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Luminaria Celebration | Historic Riverside & Avondale

Consider a casual socially-distanced stroll along the historic streets of Avondale and Riverside on Sunday, December 20, 2020! Their annual luminaria display will kick off at dusk, though visitors are […]

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Historic Riverside & Avondale, 4300 St. Johns Ave.
Jacksonville, FL United States
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Cup of Love Christmas Breakfast | Cup of Love Ministry

Christmas is almost here! In addition to our Christmas Lunch, we will also be serving a big breakfast on the Wednesday before Christmas. We invite you to gather with us […]

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Cup of Love Ministry, 313 W Union St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202 United States
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Chantel Beidleman
Born and raised in the Aloha state and a traveling gypsy at heart, Chantel left the nest fresh out of high school and headed off for college in sunny Southern California. Almost a decade later she met and fell madly in love with her hubby who whisked her off to the great Midwest. After five brutal winters in Nebraska, Chantel realized that home will always be where the ocean is (and the snow isn’t), so off to Jacksonville they went, where this Hawaiian girl now spends her days as a stay-at-home wrangler to her two baby bears. Prior to becoming a household CEO, she joyfully spent her time as the Program Assistant Director of a preschool. Painting while enjoying a nice glass of wine is her jam and spontaneous dance parties with her kiddos are what sing to her soul. Chantel is wildly passionate about advocating for her son, who lives with multiple severe food allergies, which has led her family to become (mostly) vegan. You can find her out and about on a daily basis as she is a self-proclaimed busy body and loves hitting up the beach or exploring new spots in town. If you ever see this fast-paced mama on the go, be sure to say hi because she is always up for meeting new people and making new friends!

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