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!
Holly Jolly Jacksonville | The Markets at St. Johns Town Center
November 23, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kick-off the holidays and join us for some holiday fun at The Markets at Town Center! There will be visits with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, balloons, crafts and more!
Donuts with Santa | Jacksonville Mom & The Mini Bar
Various Dates and Times
Join Jacksonville Mom for Donuts with Santa! Your ticket gets you one professional pic with the big guy and a 3 pack of holiday donuts!
Candy Cane Classes | Sweet Pete’s Candy
Sweet Pete’s Candy
Only at Sweet Pete’s can you watch the age-old tradition of creating hand-made candy canes. All guests will shape canes to take home. Be sure to sign up quickly as spots are limited. This seasonal c...
Peppermint Land | Jekyll Island Mini Golf
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 life-size gum dr...
WinterFest | Adventure Landing – Jax Beach
Adventure Landing – Jacksonville Beach
We are open for holiday chills & thrills during the Winter. WinterFEST is open on select days during select times, so be sure to check our calendar for more details. Also, certain activiti...
Christmas and Cocoa Party | My Gym – Jax Beach
My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Jacksonville Beach
My Gym hosts a night of holiday festivities. There will be puppet shows, songs, dances, and themed games. There will also be an outside portion of the party with famous Florida snow and there will be ...
Kid’s Night Out: Holiday Dance Party! | Big Fish Yoga
Big Fish Yoga
Join us for a night of kids (ages 9-14) getting together and having a fun night out! We’re getting into the holiday spirit during this Kids Night Out and will be celebrating with a dance party! ...
10th Annual Santa in the Courtyard | Beaches Town Center
200 1st Street Neptune Beach
Santa in the Courtyard is a fun and festive annual, outdoor photo event hosted by the merchants at 200 First Street and Dunlop Photography. Don your holiday attire but don’t forget to dress for ...
Beaches North Pole Express | Beaches Museum & History Park
Beaches Museum & History Park
Don’t miss the opportunity to Meet Santa and the Conductor at the Beaches North Pole Express! This two day event will take place Friday, December 6, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 7, ...
Family Gingerbread School | The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Enjoy a family holiday tradition together as you create your own signature gingerbread house alongside our Ritz-Carlton pastry chefs, with a portion of the proceeds from each house donated to the Boys...
Santa Express Train Rides | St. Mary’s Railroad
St. Marys Railroad
The magic of Christmas comes alive at Santa Land where Jolly Old St. Nick himself boards the train for the return ride with gifts for all the good little boys and girls. Entertainment all along the wa...
Oh What Fun! | Sawgrass Village
Come join us for the 4th Annual OH What FUN! holday event at Sawgrass Village on Saturday December 7th from 10am -3pm. This is a FREE event and open to the public. Enjoy Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, Vi...
Santa’s Storybook Tea | The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Celebrate the season with a storybook reading by Santa and afternoon tea in a magical space adorned with holiday decor and gingerbread creations. A buffet of pastries, candies, cakes, finger sandwiche...
Toy Drive | Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex!
Jacksonville Ice & Sports Complex
During select sessions in December, when you bring a new, unwrapped toy to Jacksonville Ice, you get $2 off Public Ice Skating Admission! The toys will benefit low-income children and families in the ...
Catty Claws Christmas | Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary
Come out and see the big cats doing their thing while surrounded by the lights and twinkle of the season! For the first time ever, Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary is gearing up to pounce aboard ...
19th Annual Surf Illumination | St. Johns County Ocean Pier
St. Johns County Ocean Pier
Join us at Pier Park in the promenade from 3 pm until 7 pm for the 19th annual Surf Illumination event! Holiday Music, Pictures with Santa and Mrs Claus, face painting, balloon twisting, two bounce ho...
Christmas In Avondale | The Shoppes of Avondale
Shoppes of Avondale
Another wonderful year of our community Christmas celebration! A fun family event, offering activities for kids and adults. Saturday December 7th from 4:00pm- 8:00pm FREE
Festive Family Films – The Grinch | Memorial Park
Join Root Realty and share in holiday festivities with a free movie in Memorial Park! Snack on complimentary popcorn and hot chocolate, or buy dinner from Alma Food Truck! Bring your own lawn chair or...
WWE LIVE – Holiday Tour | Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
Veterans Memorial Arena
Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 4 Oct 2019 at 10:00 AM WWE Presale : Thu, 3 Oct 2019 at 10:00 AM Venue Presale : Thu, 3 Oct 2019 at 10:00 AM Ticketmaster Presale : Thu, 3 Oct 2019 at 10:00 ...
Christmas in Candyland | Sweet Pete’s Candy
Sweet Pete’s Candy
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we’re celebrating Christmas in Candyland! Join us for a sweet day, Sunday December 8th at Jacksonville’s beloved candy mansion. Time blocks are avail...
Sunday with Santa | Legacy Ale Works
Legacy Ale Works
This just in from the North Pole! Santa will be making a stop by Legacy Ale Works for a very special Sunday with Santa! Families, you won’t want to miss this unique event! Here are the details: ...
Santa Spectacular | Bravoz Entertainment Center
Bravoz Entertainment Center
BRAVOZ invites you to enjoy an afternoon of cheerful meet-and-greets, a reindeer stop station, tasty smores, holiday music, and more! Come meet Santa Clause and share your Christmas wishlist with him ...
Children’s Fun Day | ARTSee & Shop
ARTSee & Shop
Local artist and author, Sharon Goldman, will be reading her new children’s book, “There’s a Day Out There”. We’ll have special coloring activities from the book, and sp...
DIY Mosaic Christmas Crafts- Moms Club Jacksonville Beaches
pin Hammer & Stain (Atlantic Beach)
Together with Beach Life Mosaics, Moms Club of Jacksonville Beach is hosting: MOSAIC CLASS IN ATLANTIC BEACH! It’s art all cracked up! $20 and up. No experience necessary. Join us at the Hammer ...
Christmas For Kids | Victory Lutheran Church & Preschool
Victory Lutheran Church & Preschool
Join us for a fun Christmas Celebration on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST at Victory Lutheran Church and Preschool. We will have crafts, snacks, singing, and other activitie...
Festive Family Films – Rudolph | Memorial Park
Join Root Realty and share in holiday festivities with a free movie in Memorial Park! Snack on complimentary popcorn and hot chocolate, or buy dinner from the Pinegrove Market and Deli food truck. Bri...
Caring Santa | Sensory Towne
Come join us and have the opportunity to meet with Sensory Towne’s Caring Santa in a fun/safe and patient environment. Cookies and Cider and crafts. $12.00 for non-members, $6.00 for members
Gingerbread House Decorating | JAX Cooking Studio
JAX Cooking Studio
Bring the family, come by yourself, or gather a group of friends to celebrate the season by decorating a festive gingerbread house. We’ll supply a 10″ x 6″ preassembled, freshly-baked gingerbrea...
Wine & Cookies with the Grinch | Sheraton Jacksonville
Calling all moms to come join us for moms’ night out with wine and cookies! Step onto the patio and restaurant of the Sheraton Jacksonville as we transform it into a winter wonderland! Tickets i...
Festive Family Films – Elf | Memorial Park
Join Root Realty and share in holiday festivities with a free movie in Memorial Park! Take pictures with Santa and bring NEW toys to donate to the children at Sulzbacher! Snack on complimentary popcor...