Jacksonville’s BEST Holiday Events Guide

Jacksonville Holiday Events

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.


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 displaystree 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.

Holiday Parades In & Around Jacksonville

Holiday Parades In & Around Jacksonville

Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit more than a holiday parade! Jacksonville and the surrounding areas not only have a variety of parades, but also boat parades! Jacksonville Mom loves the Palm...

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Holiday Shopping In & Around Jacksonville

Holiday Shopping In & Around Jacksonville

We are so lucky that Jacksonville offers so many amazing shopping events during the holiday season! Some of Jacksonville Mom’s top picks include Holly Jolly Jacksonville, Dashing Through the Store...

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Holiday Shows In & Around Jacksonville

Holiday Shows In & Around Jacksonville

Who 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...

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Upcoming Holiday Events

Holiday Lightings

Nights of Lights | Historic St. Augustine
Historic St. Augustine
The streets of St. Augustine’s historic district will be aglow with its annual Nights of Lights display November 14–January 31, 2020, featuring over three million sparkling lights. Free to the
Jacksonville’s Best Drive Thru Holiday Lights! 2020 Season | Morroco Shrine
Morocco Shrine Center
Bring the family together for this fun Jacksonville Tradition. Load up the family and tune your car radio to our special radio station. Listen to your favorite holiday tunes as
Villa Zorayda’s Christmas Tree Lighting Holiday Event | Villa Zorayda Museum
Villa Zorayda Museum
5:00 pm
The Villa Zorayda Museum is offering something different for a special Christmas experience in 2020. Due to restrictions imposed by Covid-19 healthy guidelines, the annual Candlelight Tours at Villa Z...

Family Friendly Events

Winterfest | Adventure Landing
Adventure Landing
2:00 pm
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
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
Santa’s Chairs | Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum
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


Add Your Holiday Event to Our Calendar

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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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