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!


Mailbox on Main | Beach Village, Jekyll Island

Need to send a letter to Santa? Our special mailbox on the corner of Main Street and Ocean Way in the Beach Village offers express delivery to the North Pole. […]

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The Beach VIllage Jekyll Island, Jekyll Island, FL 31527 United States
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Christmas Carriage Light Tours | Jekyll Island Historic District

Enjoy a classic Christmas Carriage Tour of the beautiful Jekyll Island Historic District while listening to relaxing Christmas music. A perfect Christmas tradition for couples, families, friends, or groups!

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Jekyll Island Historic District, Jekyll Island, GA 31527 United States
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Santa’s Chairs | Jekyll Island – Various Locations

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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Jekyll Island – Various Locations, Jekyll Island, GA 31527 United States
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North Pole Bake Shop | The Westin Café – Jekyll Island

This holiday season, the Westin Café will transform into The North Pole Bake Shop. Open daily; the Bake Shop will feature Starbucks Coffee, grab-and-go bites, as well as holiday-themed baked […]

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The Westin – Jekyll Island, 110 Ocean Way
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 United States
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Naughty or Nice Hot Chocolate Bar | Harry’s Lounge at The Westin – Jekyll Island

Delicious hot chocolate will be available to order all season long at Harry’s Lounge at The Westin. Guests of all ages can enjoy a steaming cup of cocoa with a […]

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The Westin – Jekyll Island, 110 Ocean Way
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 United States
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The Santa Special 2021 | Georgia Coastal Railway

Join us this holiday season for the adventure of the year as we join our two little heroes and friends on their journey to save Christmas. Help Mason and Molly […]

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Georgia Coastal Railway, 1000 Osborne St.
St. Mary's, GA United States
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Jingle Bell Beach Horseback Riding | Golden Isles Carriage and Trail at Three Oaks Farm

Ride into this holiday season with a one-hour horse ride on the beach! The horses will be decked out for Christmas in Santa hats and jingle bells, and ready for […]

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Golden Isles Carriage and Trail at Three Oaks Farm, 2 Clam Creek Rd
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 United States
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Peppermint Land | Jekyll Island Mini Golf

Presented by Home2 Suites & Seafarer Inn & Suites Celebrate the holiday season at Jekyll Island Mini Golf! A nod to the Island’s original amusement park, enjoy one or both […]

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Jekyll Island Mini Golf, Brunswick, GA 31527 United States
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Christmas Lights Hayride | Sykes Family Farm

Come out and enjoy a HAYRIDE THROUGH our Christmas Light show display that dances to some Christmas tunes! We will have our playground open with bounce pads, swings, slides, teeter […]

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Sykes Family Farms, 5995 Brough Rd.
Elkton, FL 32022 United States
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Gingerbread Houses | Publix Aprons® Cooking School

This class allows you and your children (up to three kids) to decorate your own gingerbread house. One adult is required for each family group; children should be at least […]

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Publix Aprons Cooking School Jacksonville, 10500 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32257 United States
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The Gingerbread Extravaganza Experience | Old St. Andrew’s Church

The Jacksonville Historical Society is hosting the 19th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganzain a manner which ensures the health safety of its visitors (see floor plan below). Depending on the state of […]

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$5 – $10
Old St. Andrews Church, 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
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A Country Holiday Social | Clay County Fairgrounds

Join us for a Country Holiday Gathering! Your Clay County 4-H Teen Leadership Council is hosting a country holiday celebration during the 4-H Holiday Bakeoff! There will be activities such as Holiday […]

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Clay County Fairgrounds, 2493 State Road 16 West
Green Cove Springs, FL United States
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ZOOLights | Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

The 10th annual ZOOLights, a fantastical holiday light experience set to transform Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, will take guests on a magical journey of the artistry of lights, sound, and […]

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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, 70 Zoo Parkway
Jacksonville , FL United States
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Polar Express Holiday Event & Movie | World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater

Join Jacksonville Business Connections for Santa meet & greet, shop for the holidays, enjoy kids activities and of course the well loved Polar Express movie at the Polar Express Holiday […]

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World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater, One World Golf Place
St. Augustine, FL 32092 United States
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Breakfast with the Grinch | Jekyll Island Club Resort

Guests will enjoy a "Green Eggs & Ham" themed breakfast buffet with friends and family. Tickets are required for all "Whos" who plan on attending this festive event. Carefully select […]

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$25 – $40
Jekyll Island Club Resort, 371 Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 United States
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Polar Express Holiday Event & Movie IMAX Theater | World Golf Hall of Fame

Come meet Santa, shop for the holidays, enjoy kids activities and of course the well loved Polar Express movie at the Polar Express Holiday Event in partnership with the IMAX […]

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World Golf Hall of Fame, 1 World Golf Pl
St. Augustine, FL 32092 United States
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Christmas Festival | First United Methodist Church

Enjoy an evening of fun with Christmas market, special performances, and more for the whole family! Are you a vendor? Would you like to sell your handmade items at the […]

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First United Methodist Church, 225 E DUVAL ST
Jacksonville, FL 32202 United States
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Holiday Fireworks | Great Dunes Beach Park

Bring the family for a free fireworks show and watch as they light up the night in celebration of the season!

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Great Dunes Beach Park, Ocean View Trail
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 United States
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December Festive Family Films | Memorial Park and Jacksonville Riverwalk

Please join us for our annual Festive Family Films events! For December’s event, we will be showing How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Bring your favorite blankets, lawn chairs, & the […]

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FREE
Memorial Park, 1620 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32204 United States
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Luminaria | Historic Riverside & Avondale

Luminaria is one of the premier holiday events in Jacksonville and a legacy for the Riverside Avondale neighborhood. Luminaria is a wonderful example of community pride and dedication to our […]

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Historic Riverside & Avondale, 4300 St. Johns Ave.
Jacksonville, FL United States
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Drive-In Movie: Frosty the Snowman | Jekyll Island Convention Center Parking Lot

Presented by the Beach Village Merchants. Bring the kids for a fun drive-in movie experience! Grab a bite to eat at one of the Beach Village restaurants, and enjoy a […]

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FREE
Jekyll Island Convention Center, 75 Beachview Dr N
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 United States
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Winter Solstice at the Farm | One Epic Farm

Join the rescued animals for the 2nd annual Winter Solstice at the Farm! There will be a tour of the farm to meet all of the animals and hear their […]

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$35.00
One Epic Farm, Old St. Augustine Rd & Barkoskie Rd.
Jacksonville, FL United States
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Holiday Fireworks | Great Dunes Beach Park

Bring the family for a free fireworks show and watch as they light up the night in celebration of the season!

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Great Dunes Beach Park, Ocean View Trail
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 United States
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Shores Grinchmas Festival | Classic Car Museum

Comes out shop around with our wonderful vendors & amazing food trucks. Kids Enter Free and Kids Eat Free. Santa is coming and he’s bringing the Grinch. The Grinch & […]

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Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine, 4730 Dixie Hwy
Saint Augustine shores, FL 32086-7732
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Drive-In Movie: Frosty the Snowman | Jekyll Island Convention Center Parking Lot

Presented by the Beach Village Merchants. Bring the kids for a fun drive-in movie experience! Grab a bite to eat at one of the Beach Village restaurants, and enjoy a […]

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FREE
Jekyll Island Convention Center, 75 Beachview Dr N
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 United States
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Christmas Cookie Decorating | Jekyll Island Club Resort

Join us in the Morgan Center for this annual sweet tradition. Spend the afternoon with the kids and decorate sugar cookies with all sorts of sweet treats from M&Ms to Red […]

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$15 – $35
Jekyll Island Club Resort, 371 Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 United States
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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. Digging deep into wellness and health is her jam alongside 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. 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 while homeschooling her kiddos. 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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