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Upcoming Events in Jacksonville this December that You Can’t Miss

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The end of the year is always a busy time. With the holidays and time spent with family and friends, it seems that theres always something to do around every corner and Jacksonville is no exception. From concerts, holiday events, football games, and even a drag show, there’s something for everyone! So, check out some of the upcoming events in Jacksonville coming this December! 

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If there’s one thing everyone loves doing during the holiday season, it’s looking at lights. So, if you’re like the rest of us, it’s time to visit Deck the Chairs. This annual holiday event captures the spirit of the season Florida-style with over 40 beautifully decorated lifeguard chairs and interactive displays for guests to enjoy. This is one of the brightest, and most cheerful events in Jacksonville, so be sure to visit before it’s too late! And be sure to check out our very own UNATION chair right next to the concessions stand!

For even more Holiday Lights in Jacksonville, check out our guide here!

Event Details
🗓 November 24-January 1 | All Day
🎫 FREE
📍 Jacksonville Beach Pier
1st Ave North and, 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Want to watch us build out 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 a part of this annual event.

📷 Bastille

X106.5 presents the first-ever music event, Next Big Thing, with headliner Bastille taking the stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Enjoy an evening of live music in an incredible venue when you attend one of the liveliest events in Jacksonville coming this December! With multiple performances from various artists, including Bastille, Girl In Red, Nessa Barrett, and Mod Sun, this is sure to be an event you don’t want to miss.

Event Details
🗓 December 3, 2021 | 6:30PM
🎫 $37.00 +
📍 St. Augustine Amphitheatre 
1340C A1A S, St. Augustine, FL 32080

📷 Jimmy Buffett

Known for his classic hits and “island escapism” lifestyle, Jimmy Buffet is taking the stage in his home state of Florida this December! Sing and dance along to fan favorites including “It’s Five’O Clock Somewhere,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and “Margaritaville.” Escape to a tropical oasis in your mind when Buffett takes the stage, and don’t forget to order yourself a margarita or two! 

For even more Concerts in Jacksonville, check out our guide here!

Event Details
🗓 Dec 7 | 8:00PM
🎫 $33.34
📍 VyStar Veterans Arena
300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd Jacksonville, Florida, 32202

📷 Christmas is a Drag Show

Christmas is a Drag Show

Did somebody say Christmas Drag Show? That’s right! For the first time ever, Main & Six Brewing Company is hosting their first Drag Show, and invites guests to come and participate in a private event that is sure to be one-of-a-kind. Located in Historic Springfield, enjoy a night of entertainment and specialty taps at this holiday spectacular. Out of all the events in Jacksonville this season, we’re sure this will be one for the books! 

Event Details
🗓 December 9, 2021 | 8:00PM
🎫 $5
📍 Main & Six Brewing Company
1636 N Main St, Jacksonville, FL 32206

📷 Jacksonville BBQ Festival

Jacksonville BBQ Festival

Is there anything better than a festival filled with delicious food? We don’t think so! Sure to be one of the most delicious events in Jacksonville this December, the inaugural Jacksonville BBQ Festival will be serving up the goods for a three-day event. With barbecue food from around the country, refreshing drinks, live music, and more, this event is sure to be one you don’t want to miss. Feel like skipping the lines? Purchase a VIP Q Pit Pass for an all you can eat and drink experience. We’re sure you’ll want to try it all! 

Event Details

🗓 Session 1 | December 10, 2021 | 5:00PM

🗓 Session 2 | December 11, 2021 | 11:00AM

🗓 Session 3 | December 11, 2021 | 2:00PM

🗓 Session 4 | December 11, 2021 | 5:00PM

🗓 Session 5 | December 12, 2021 | 11:00AM

🗓 Session 6 | December 12, 2021 | 2:00PM

🎫 FREE
📍 Daily’s Place
1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, FL 32202 

📷 Old Dominion

Old Dominion

The American country music band Old Dominion is performing a two-day event at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre this December. That’s right, one of the most highly anticipated events in Jacksonville, they’ll be performing twice!  Known for their popular titles including “One Man Band,” “Written in the Sand,” and “Hotel Key,” sing along to favorites at these concerts while also enjoying a debut of their fourth and latest album, Time, Tequila & Therapy.

Event Details 
🗓 December 11 | 7:30PM
🗓 December 12 | 7:00PM
🎫 $44.00 +
📍 St. Augustine Amphitheatre 
1340C A1A S, St. Augustine, FL 32080

📷 Hip Hop Nutcracker

Hip Hop Nutcracker

You’re probably familiar with the classic tale of The Nutcracker, but have you ever seen the performance done in hip hop rather than ballet? If your answer is no, then you’re in luck! One of the funkiest events in Jacksonville, the Hip Hop Nutcracker will take the stage at the Florida Theatre this December. The family-friendly event will include a re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic show, combining hip hop dance with Tchaikovksy’s timeless music to create an unforgettable experience. 

Event Details
🗓 December 12, 2021 | 7:00PM
🎫 $37.50 +
📍 The Florida Theatre
128 E Forsyth St #300, Jacksonville, FL 32202

📷 Stuff To Do In Jacksonville

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans

If you’re a Jacksonville native, then you know there’s no greater feeling than yelling out “DUUUVAAAL!” Thankfully, football season isn’t over and for all of you who prefer to cheer from the stands when it’s cool outside, the Jacksonville Jaguars are playing the Houston Texans in what is sure to be a can’t-miss game. Jags games are some of the most exciting events in Jacksonville, and even better, they’re an excuse to throw on your very best leopard-print. So, get your tickets while you can and spend a day at the bank.

Event Details
🗓 December 19, 2021 | 1:00PM
🎫 $20.00 +
📍 TIAA Bank Field
1 TIAA Bank Field Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202

📷 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

If you’re a college football fan, then the annual Gator Bowl is the event for you! The post-season game invites you to come out and enjoy a day of good ol’ fashioned rivalry at one of the oldest running events in Jacksonville! Watch as the very best in college football plays against one another, and enjoy a day at the bank. Any predictions on which teams we’ll see there this year?

Event Details
🗓 December 31, 2021 | 11:00AM
🎫 $50.00 +
📍 TIAA Bank Field 
1 TIAA Bank Field Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202

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We want to see you out and about this season! If you attend any of these upcoming events in Jacksonville, be sure to tag us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and TikTok and don’t forget to use the hashtag #StuffToDoInJacksonville

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