Holiday Shows In & Around Jacksonville

Holiday Shows in JacksonvilleWho 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 list below and plan your holiday!

Featured Events


First Coast Nutcracker | Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Various Dates and Times
Presented by VyStar Credit Union, the First Coast Nutcracker has been a beloved tradition in Northeast Florida for over 40 years. Experience Tchaikovsky’s timeless ballet as it should be experienced: with a live, full symphony orchestra, as only the Jacksonville Symphony presents it.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical | The Florida Theatre
December 20 | 7 pm – 9:00 pm
Based on the original TV special, this family Broadway musical brings Santa, Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, the Misfit Toys and, of course, Rudolph to life.


Dec
5
Holiday Pops | Jacksonville Symphony
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
7:30 pm
Jacksonville’s favorite holiday tradition returns, with the glorious sounds of the season from traditional carols and sing-along medleys to a special Santa Claus dance featuring dancers from Douglas...
Dec
5
A Christmas Carol starring Jason Woods | Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
8:00 pm
Jason Woods brings his inspiring tour de force performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall stage this December in a special one-night benefit performance fo...
Dec
5
Dave Koz & Friends: Gift of the Season | The Florida Theatre
The Florida Theatre
8:00 pm
In a career that spans more than three decades, saxophonist Dave Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY® nominations, nine No. 1 albums on Billboar...
Dec
6
Elf on the Shelf Movie + Pajama Party | Sunshine Play + Learn
Sunshine Play + Learn
6:00 pm
Wear your favorite Christmas PJs and join us for a fun Elf on the Shelf movie night! We will watch the Elf on the Shelf movie (25 min), enjoy hot chocolate + holiday cookies. A real live Elf on the Sh...
Dec
6
Tenth Avenue North Decade the Halls Christmas Concert with Plumb and Land of Color | The Church at Argyle
The Church at Argyle
7:00 pm
Heralded as “a Christmas experience unlike any other,” the “Decade The Halls” Tour brings a whole new meaning to the timelessness of Christmas. Featuring both traditional Christmas favorites a...
Dec
6
Scrooge! the Musical | Amelia Island THeater
Amelia Musical Playhouse
7:30 pm
Come celebrate the holidays with AMP’s second annual production of SCROOGE! The Musical. Sponsored by Villa Villekulla Toys and starring Frank O’Donnell as Ebenezer Scrooge and Bill Ivins ...
Dec
7
Joy to the World: Messiah Favorites and Holiday Carols | Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
3:00 pm
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. “Joy to the World: Messiah Favorites & Holiday Carols” is presented by the University of North Florida (UNF) Singing Osp...
Dec
7
Festive Family Films – The Grinch | Memorial Park
Memorial Park
6:00 pm
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...
Dec
7
Christmas Movie in the Park | Ronnie Van Zant Memorial Park
Ronnie Van Zant Memorial Park
6:00 pm
Bring the entire family out for our 6th Annual Movie in the Park on December 7th, featuring the animated film “The Grinch”! The movie will be shown in the back field of Ronnie Van Zant Par...
Dec
7
Christmas Concert | Mandarin United Methodist Church
Mandarin United Methodist Church
7:30 pm
A musical celebration of Jesus and Christmas, the theme of this year’s concert is “Jesus, the Light of the World”. The concert will be followed by refreshments and a display of Nativ...
Dec
8
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show | The Florida Theatre
The Florida Theatre
1:00 pm
Based on the beloved Eric Carle books, this Broadway-style family show recreates his imaginative stories: The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; 10 Little Rubber Ducks...
Dec
8
Christmas Concert | Mandarin United Methodist Church
Mandarin United Methodist Church
3:30 pm
A musical celebration of Jesus and Christmas, the theme of this year’s concert is “Jesus, the Light of the World”. The concert will be followed by refreshments and a display of Nativ...
Dec
10
Holiday Traditions Around The World | FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts
FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts
12:00 pm
Holiday Traditions Around The World is a fast-paced, rollicking musical that takes a joyous around the world tour of the dances, songs and stories from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and many more. Stud...
Dec
10
A Peter White Christmas with Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala and Lindsey Webster | Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
8:00 pm
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, n partnership with the Florida Theatre, will present A Peter White Christmas starring Contemporary Jazz guitarist Peter White, saxophonist Euge Groove, multi-instrumental...
Dec
11
Children’s Christmas Concert | Mandarin United Methodist Church
Mandarin United Methodist Church
6:45 pm
The theme of this year’s Children’s Christmas concert is “The Colors of Christmas”. Christmas colors help us to remember the story of Jesus’ birth. Blue helps us remember Mary and her jo...
Dec
13
The 28th Annual Community Nutcracker | The Florida Theatre
The Florida Theatre
7:30 pm
The beloved holiday tradition continues with this highly- sophisticated production of Tchaikovsky’s story- book ballet! Community Nutcracker is the only nonprofit, volunteer-run organization that of...
Dec
13
First Coast Nutcracker | Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
8:00 pm
Presented by VyStar Credit Union, the First Coast Nutcracker has been a beloved tradition in Northeast Florida for over 40 years. Experience Tchaikovsky’s timeless ballet as it should be experienced...
Dec
14
The 28th Annual Community Nutcracker – Matinee | The Florida Theatre
The Florida Theatre
1:00 pm
The beloved holiday tradition continues with this highly- sophisticated production of Tchaikovsky’s story- book ballet! Community Nutcracker is the only nonprofit, volunteer-run organization that of...
Dec
14
Festive Family Films – Rudolph | Memorial Park
Memorial Park
6:00 pm
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...
Dec
14
Handel’s Messiah | Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
7:30 pm
Celebrate the season as the Jacksonville Symphony and Chorus perform Handel’s Messiah, one of the most inspiring works of music ever written. Featuring timeless classics such as “And the Glory of ...
Dec
15
Holiday Fun Day! | ARTSee & Shop
ARTSee & Shop
3:00 pm
Tis the season. Come out and for some caroling by The Jax Treblemakers and a very special Victorian Christmas presentation. Come and join us for some gift shopping and enjoy the fun.
Dec
15
FREE Christmas Concert! | CrossRoad Church
CrossRoad Church UMC
6:00 pm
This not-to-be-missed FREE musical event is guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit! Spread the word – Don’t let your family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers miss this gift of holiday chee...
Dec
19
Rockapella: A Rockapella Holiday | Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
8:00 pm
Since the early ’90’s when they first achieved national television fame on PBS’s “Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?,” Rockapella have toured the globe and provided a funky powerful soun...
Dec
20
Horton’s Holiday Hayride | Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
7:00 pm
Hey Guys and Gals, aren’t you tired of dull holiday parties? Trade in those mind-numbing office and family gatherings for a holiday event you won’t soon forget – Horton’s Holiday Hayride f...
Dec
20
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical | The Florida Theatre
The Florida Theatre
7:00 pm
Based on the original TV special, this family Broadway musical brings Santa, Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, the Misfit Toys and, of course, R...
Dec
20
The Nutcracker – Jacksonville | UNF Lazzara Performance Hall
UNF Lazzara Performance Hall
7:30 pm
In December, The Florida Ballet’s annual presentation of the “The Nutcracker” will be sure to thrill audiences of all ages. Whether you’re seeing it again, or for the first time, this holiday ...
Dec
21
See Santa, Watch the Santa Clause 25th Anniversary Screening and Feed Jacksonville | The Florida Theatre
The Florida Theatre
2:00 pm
The Florida Theatre presents the film 25th anniversary screening of the classic holiday film The Santa Clause, to benefit Feeding Northeast Florida. Admission is FREE for every adult and child with a ...
Dec
21
Festive Family Films – Elf | Memorial Park
Memorial Park
6:00 pm
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...
Dec
22
Holiday Movie Night: ELF | Wicked Barley Brewing Company
Wicked Barley Brewing Company
6:00 pm
“SANTA! I know him!” Join us for a Holiday Movie Night in the Beer Garden on Sunday, December 22nd. We will be featuring the holiday favorite, ELF, at 7pm. Movie snacks such as popcorn, na...

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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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