Shop Local at 904 Pop Up This Weekend

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As always, if you’re reading this just know you’ve come to the right place for the BEST Things to Do in Jacksonville this week! We have tons of events from holiday pop up’s to ugly Christmas sweater parties! 

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1. Shop Local at 904 Pop Up

Jacksonville’s largest curated socially distant pop up is BACK! This time is bigger and better than every for the holidays. Over 80 vendors including food trucks and live music. 

Did we mention this event is FREE and pet friendly?! That’s right! So bring your furry friends and the kiddos! There is something for everyone this weekend. See you there!

Event Details
🗓 Dec. 20th | 11AM-7PM
📍 James Weldon Johnson Park

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Head to Downtown Springfield for their annual Holiday Bike Ride! This is a leisurely evening with over 200 bikes riding through the Historic District to enjoy the lights and spectacle of the holidays.Kids are encouraged, as are bike decorations!

Social distancing and masks will be implemented for safe enjoyment for everyone involved.

The route will cover the majority of the neighborhood and allow riders to experience all of Historic Springfield’s best holiday displays from the perfect vantage point!

Event Details
🗓 Dec. 15th | 6PM–8PM
📍Sesquicentennial Park

Pet Paradise St. Johns at WGV is opening December 23rd and hosting a ticketed VIP party open to the public on December 22nd. They will have social distance measures in place and guests will meet the team, tour the resort, enjoy cookies and popcorn and enter their holiday giveaway!

Pet parents will have an exclusive sneak peek of some of our unique care offerings such as VIP drop off, tiny town, paradise park, and the vet clinic.

Dog and human guests at the VIP Party are also encouraged to show up in their best ugly holiday sweaters for their Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest! Winner gets 3 free nights of boarding or 3 free days of camp!  

Event Details
🗓 Dec. 22nd | VIP Party
🗓 Dec. 23rd | OPENING DAY
📍 Pet Paradise, St. Johns

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Wicked Barley

4. Get those Ugly Sweaters out and head to Wicked Barley!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time for a Beer… AND time for Wicked Barley’s 5th annual Ugly Sweater Party and Holiday Charity Drive! Dust off your Ugly Sweaters and join them this weekend for an ALL DAY family friendly Holiday Party benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville, Inc.

This year’s festivities include a holiday inspired tap list, sweet treat pop-up shops and a visit from SANTA!

Event Details
🗓 Dec. 19th |  11AM-11PM
📍 Wicked Barley Brewing

Come see The Nutcracker presented by Saint Augustine Ballet! A show enjoyable for all ages, this holiday classic will be unforgettable! One weekend only, you don’t want to miss this beautiful and timeless show!

Event Details
🗓 Dec. 18th – 22nd | *see website for times*
📍Lewis Auditorium

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Dashing Through Downtown!

#SupportLocal this season with Dashing Through Downtown Jax! This week, Downtown Vision will be hosting a QR code hunt in the Eventzee App. Beginning Monday, December 14, players can enter a join code in the Eventzee App and participate in the week-long Dashing Through Downtown QR Code Scavenger Hunt at local businesses to win prizes while they shop and support local for the holidays.

First 200 players to scan 10 QR codes will win a $20 #DTJax e-Gift Card from Downtown Vision.

🗓 Dec. 14th – 18th | 8AM-11:30PM
📍Downtown Jacksonville

More Things to Do in Jacksonville

Local Love Winter Market | Dec. 17th 

Hot Cocoa and Cupcakes | Dec. 19th 

Luminaria Light Party Tours  | Dec. 20th 

Brunch with Santa | Dec. 20th 

Christmas Vacation Sun-Ray Cinema | Dec. 20th

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Liz McElhaney

Liz McElhaney

Liz 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 Instagram and Facebook.