The holiday season is in full-swing, and that means two things: 1. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You,” is playing non-stop, and 2. We love it. The decorations are going up, the twinkle lights are on, and the team here at UNATION has been on the hunt to find the best holly-jolly events happening in Jacksonville. So, if you’re looking for thins to do this holiday season, look no further! Check out these holiday events in Jacksonville!
Take in the holiday sights with Pedal Pub bike tours!
Whether it’s a family gathering, company outing, or just a good reason to party (or any reason) — Pedal Pub is one of the best holiday events in Jacksonville. Now booking bar, brewery, and pub tours with plenty of holiday spirit(s), each tour is curated for your party and preference and we promise it’ll be the most fun you’ll have on wheels this season!
1 party bike (seats 8 – 15 people) but they can accommodate up to 30 people doing tandem tours (two bikes)
2 hours of fun in Jacksonville
2-3 stops at local establishments
Drink specials at select bars
740 King St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Stroll through a winter wonderland of over 100 beautifully decorated Christmas Trees every night throughout December. Each tree is individually decorated and unique, making this event one-of-a-kind! Free and open to the public, this is a must-do for holiday events in Jacksonville!
Dec 3, 2022-Dec 31, 2022 | Sunset – 10:00pm
Spring Park, 106 St. Johns Ave.
For visitors information, go to exploreclay.com!
Welcome in the holiday season with Cirque Musica Holiday Wonderland! This must-see musical will bring a little holiday magic to the Florida Theatre, and transport audiences to a winter wonderland. The show is sure to amaze guests with stunning acrobatic, aerialist, and daredevil performances creating the perfect fusion of circus acts and holiday cheer. Bring your entire family to enjoy Cirque Musica Holiday Wonderland, a world-class circus and holiday extravaganza all in one!
📍 The Florida Theatre
🗓️ December 16
Everyone’s favorite light spectacular is back again for another year! This award-winning holiday spectacular is one of the best holiday events in Jacksonville for friends, families and everyone in between! Deck the Chairs will feature over two dozen fully ‘decked-out’ lifeguard chairs decorated with thousands of bright lights, festive music, children’s programs, and more.
Opening night is November 23rd, 2022 but these chairs will be glowing for a wonderful six weeks. The entire experience is completely free and a perfect spot to take an eflie (holiday selfie)!
Nov 23, 2022-Jan 1, 2023 | 5:00pm–1:00am
There is nothing like drinking holiday cheer out of a festive cup. Get excited because we get to sip and sleigh all season long because Miracle Pop-Up Bar is back!
Miracle Pop-Up is a Christmas cocktail-themed pop-up bar that “pops up” in different cities around the country for a spectacular holiday experience. This year, Miracle is popping up at two locations, Grape & Grain Exchange in San Marco and Forgotten Tonic in St, Augustine, so you have multiple chances to enjoy their festive libations!
Forgotten Tonic | 6 Aviles St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Grape & Grain Exchange | 2000 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207
If you’re in search of extraordinary holiday events in Jacksonville, it’s time to attend the Villa Zorayda Museums 13th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Tour! Adorned with red and gold and located in the Court of Lions, the centerpiece of the entire display is their grand Christmas tree, which reaches high into the vaulted ceilings. Shall we say, the museum’s decorations are always treemendous?
Traditional Victorian decorations can be seen in every single room of the Museum, as well as, nearly 100 candles to create intimacy.
Visitors are encouraged to stay for the grand lighting of the tree where they may, “delight in the beauty of Christmas as the Museum goes dark and the dramatic Lighting of the Christmas Tree begins with each floor in the Museum gradually coming back to light.”
Select Dates Nov 26, 2022-Dec 30, 2022 | 5:30pm & 7:15pm
Villa Zorayda Museum
Grab your bike and join in on one a beloved holiday tradition, the Annual Holiday Bicycle Ride in Historic Springfield! Peddle alongside over 300 Springfield neighbors and friends on this festive ride that takes you through the Historic District. Enjoy the lights and take in the sights of the beautifully decorated town for the holidays. Kids are welcome and bike decorations as well as holiday costumes are encouraged! But that’s not all…after the ride, you can enjoy music and drinks. This is one of our favorite holiday events in Jacksonville – see you there!
Dec 13 | 6pm–8pm
Sesquicentennial Park – Springfield Jacksonville, FL 32206
Breakfast with Santa at Maggiano’s Little Italy | 12/3
Christmas in Avondale | 12/3
St. Augustine Christmas Parade | 12/3
Christmas Move on the Lawn | 12/17
Dazzling Nights | 11/26-1/1
3rd Annual Holiday Market at Holiday Hill Church | 12/3
Jacksonville Holiday Market for Makers | 12/3
Pop-Up in the Park | 12/11
Holiday Home Tour in Amelia Island | 12/2-12/3
Holiday Pops | 12/11
MORE EVENTS ADDED WEEKLY!
We hope to see you at these holiday events in Jacksonville! Something we missed? Let us know! We’re always updating our guides to provide you all with the best experience. Check out our City Guide for a ton of great content covering Jacksonville and other areas surrounding Jacksonville. Find the best restaurants, breweries, shopping and so much more.
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