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Tis’ the Season: Holiday Events in Jacksonville

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We can already hear Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You,” playing around the city, and we’re all about it. The holidays are here, decorations are going up, and we’ve been on the hunt to find the best holly-jolly events happening in Jacksonville. It’s safe to say that we sleighed this year’s guide to the best holiday events in Jacksonville

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Holiday Events in Jacksonville

Pedal Pub Holiday Parties

Pedal your way toward the new year with Pedal Pub bike tours!

Whether it’s a family gathering, company outings, or just a good reason to party (or any reason) — Pedal Pub is now booking bar, brewery, and pub tours with plenty of holiday spirit(s). Each tour is curated for your party and promises to be the most fun you’ll have on wheels this season! 

WHAT’S INCLUDED?
🥂 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

Event Details
🗓 By booking
📍 740 King St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
🎟 Varies

📷 Stuff To Do in Jacksonville

Stroll through a winter wonderland of 160 lit Christmas Trees every night until 10 p.m. on Walnut and going through December. Each tree is individually decorated and unique! This event free and open to the public.

For visitor information, go to exploreclay.com.

Event Details
🗓 All of December | Sunset – 10:00pm
📍 Downtown Green Cove Springs
🎟 FREE

Your presents is requested at Wicked Barley’s annual Ugly Sweater Party! Taste test their holiday-inspired tap list, enjoy live music, a holiday inspired tap list, local vendors, face painting and a visit from SANTA from 6:30-8:30! Proceeds from this party will the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville, Inc. – after all, Christmas is the season of giving. As Wicked Barley likes to say, “it’s the most wonderful time for a beer!”

Event Details
🗓 Dec 17 | 4:00pm – 10:00pm
📍Wicked Barley Brewing Co Jacksonville, FL 32217
🎟 FREE | Donations encouraged for Ronald McDonald House Charities Jacksonville
This year the house is in need of an assortment of individually packaged snacks and paper p

Want to wear your Ugly Sweater to more events?

Grab your best ugly sweater, put on some carols, and get into the holiday spirit at these ugly sweater events in Jacksonville.

The award-winning holiday light spectacular is back again for another year! The Jacksonville Beach Deck the Chairs will feature 40 lifeguard chairs decorated with thousands of bright lights, music, children’s programs, and more.

Opening night is November 24th 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)!

Also, be sure to catch SeaSongs, the Light & Music Spectacle! This 140 ft., a one-of-a-kind, motion activated holiday sound experience will take place 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm and 9:00mp every weekend. 

P.S Don’t forget to check out UNATION’s very own chair! Tag us in your pics! 

Event Details
🗓 Nov 24 2021-Jan 1 2022 | 5:00pm–1:00am
📍 Seawalk Pavilion
🎟 FREE

Want to watch us build our UNATION chair?

We are so excited to be apart of Deck the Chairs this year! We filmed the whole building process and opening night of Deck the Chairs for you to watch and join us on our first year apart of this annual event.

There is nothing like drinking holiday cheer out of a festive cup. Get excited because we get to sip and sleigh all season long at Forgotten Tonic because Miracle Pop Up Bar is back!

Miracle Pop Up is a Christmas Cocktail Pop Up bar that “pops up” in different cities at local bars and/or restaurants. One of our favorite bars in St, Augustine, Forgotten Tonic, is now decked out in lights and decorations to celebrate the return of Miracle Pop Up. Make sure to stop by while enjoying the beautiful Night of Lights in the historic city.

Event Details
🗓 Nov 20-Jan 31 | Sun – Thurs  12pm – 11pm, Fri – Sat 12pm – 12am
📍 Forgotten Tonic 6 Aviles St St. Augustine, FL 32084

Want to see our experience at Miracle Pop Up in St. Augustine?

We had all the fa la la la fun at Forgotten Tonic in St. Augustine with their yummy festive drinks and Christmas decor. Check out our experience in our Youtube Video!

Visitors are invited to the Villa Zorayda Museums spectacular 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.” 

Event Details
🗓 Multiple Days
📍 Villa Zorayda Museum

BrewHound Dog Park + Bar is hosting Christmas Movie nights throughout the holiday season! Bring the whole family and the pups every Thursday until Christmas for their Christmas Movie Extravaganza on the 20 ft blow-up screen! They recommend you bring a chair or blanket and prepare to get cozy. If you do plan to bring your fur friends, the movie is viewable from the yard or patio. Check out the Christmas classics lined up for the movie nights.

Event Details
🗓 Dec 2nd | Dec 9th | Dec 16th | Dec 23rd | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
📍BrewHound Dog Park + Bar
Neptune Beach, FL 32266
🎟 FREE

📷 Historic Springfield

Grab your bike and join in on one of Springfield’s favorite holiday traditions, the Annual Holiday Bicycle Ride! You can expect to see 300 Springfield neighbors and friends but no worries, you don’t have to live in Springfield to join in on the fun. This festive ride goes through the Historic District to enjoy the lights and decorations for the holidays. Kids are welcome and bike decorations as well as holiday costumes are encouraged!

The bike ride isn’t the only event happening, you can enjoy music and drinks before and after the ride. Dress if your best holiday costume, decorate that bike and let’s ride!

Event Details
🗓 Dec 14 | 5:30pm – 8:30pm
📍Sesquicentennial Park – Springfield Jacksonville, FL 32206
🎟 FREE

Save the date for Breakfast with Santa! This family-friendly event is perfect for those kiddos who want a chance to tell Santa what they want for the holidays or if you just want to grab a family photo.

First, you will be escorted to your decorated table with tiny surprises for the kids. Then you will head to the stations to make your own “Christmas Creation” with breakfast foods at the buffet. There will also be a “create your own hot cocoa” station, a “create your own waffle” station and a chef attended “omelet station.” 

Event Details
🗓 Dec 18 | 8:00am–1:00pm
📍 Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
🎟 $22

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Britta Moletz

Britta Moletz

Britta is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Pittsburgh City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Pittsburgh area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinPittsburgh on Instagramand Facebook.

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