The holiday spirit is blowing in strong, and we’ve got all the jolliest things to do in Jacksonville this weekend. Whether you’re looking to find the perfect gift for your loved ones or spend your weekend on yourself (we don’t judge), you’re going to find the perfect something to deck your halls and light you up like a Christmas tree.
So, without further ado, let’s eat, drink, and be merry!
Keep scrolling to get your jollies this weekend
Find that perfect unique gift while supporting Jacksonville’s very own creatives at Market for Makers! Set in a gorgeous antique glass factory Downtown, this carefully curated market features one-of-a-kind items from local Makers specializing in home décor, fashion, art, design, food, and more.
Attendees can enjoy browsing hundreds of Makers while also enjoying food, drinks, DIY experiences, and photo walls that create memorable experiences.
While this event request that attendees wear masks while indoors, they don’t require it. In order to keep Makers safe, there will be:
- Temperature checks at the door
- Hand sanitizing stations at every table
- Limited time-slot tickets
- Enhanced cleaning procedures
Pro tip: Text “JAXM4M” to 33222 to get a full map of all 90+ Makers!
🗓 Nov 20-21| 11:00am–5:00pm
📍 The Glass Factory, 601 Myrtle Ave N, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Abracadabra! (poof, it's the weekend)
The rabbit is out of the hat this weekend at Champions of Magic!
This touring illusion show is coming to Jacksonville to work some magic. With five magicians, each specializing in a different domain of illusion – you’ll have the chance to experience every realm of the unknown!
The show features Kayla Dresher, a multi – award-winning performer, named “The Next Great Magician” by David Copperfield on the Today Show, as well as Alex McAleer, who possesses the uncanny ability to apparently tap into his audiences’ minds and read their thoughts. Also, don’t miss out on the death-defying feats of Fernando Velasco, a famed escape artist who will go from straitjackets to water tanks and handcuffs, in some of the deadliest performances to date!
It’s time to bring some real magic to the holiday season for a show you’re not going to stop wondering about!
🗓 Nov 21 | 7:00pm
📍 Florida Theatre 128 E Forsyth St #300, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Carat and stick approach to curing the weekday blues
Cuffing season or not, there is always room for more diamonds.
If you’ve got a twinkle in your eye, be sure to check out Diamonds Direct Holiday Designer Showcase to get some of the best deals on jewelry you’ll find this season.
Whether you’re treating yourself or celebrating the ones you love, shop with 20% virtually everything in the showroom. Top jewelry designers will also be flying in extended merchandise during the three days of the event for a one-of-a-kind item you’ll not find anywhere else!
Additionally, there will be complimentary drinks and sweets from Alleycakes!
- Friday: 10am-8pm
- Saturday: 10am-7pm
- Sunday: 12pm-6pm
🗓 Nov 19-21
📍 Diamonds Direct Jacksonville, 4840 Town Center Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32246
🎟 FREE to attend
Shop 'til the cows come home
Everything chic is not rusted at Diamonds in the Rust marketplace! Get some country living in this weekend and shop locally under Diamond D Ranch’s beautiful barns and shaded oak hammocks.
Find holiday gifts or treat yourself with one-of-a-kind pickins’ such as vintage treasures, farmhouse statement pieces, home décor, re-loved furniture, handcrafted items, unique relics, antiques, and more!
There will also be food vendors so come hungry! Arrive early and get first pick!
🗓 Nov 19-21 | 10:00am–4:00pm (Sat only: 9:00am-5:00pm)
📍 Diamond D Ranch 5903-1 Solomon Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32234
Light it up this weekend
It’s finally that time of year again that beautiful Downtown St. Augustine starts to sparkle! Don’t miss out on opening weekend of Night of Lights in St. Augustine for what National Geographic has called one of the Top 10 Places in the World to view holiday lights! Yes, it’s that spectacular!
Between the millions of twinkling lights of Downtown and the glittering Matanzas Bay, the St. Augustine Night of Lights is certain to start your holiday spirits off right.
Planning on a trip to Old Town? Be sure to check out our insider’s guide to getting the most out of your trip to see Night of Lights!
Don’t miss the start of the 28th Annual Nights event, Light-Up! Night, which begins at 4:00pm with a spirited performance by Showtime USA, featuring a wide variety of holiday musical favorites.
🗓 Nov 20-Jan 31
📍 Downtown St. Augustine
Make it memorable
There are so many ways to experience Night of Lights in St. Augustine! From roaming the streets to taking a booze cruise – we’ve got all the ways to make the most of your trip to see this awesome display!