Winter on the Water in Jacksonville

The holidays are coming and family-friendly, fun events fill the calendar this season in Jacksonville.

Experience holiday extravaganzas, nightly snowfalls, dazzling boat parades, extraordinary light displays and much more. Find out why everyone wants to spend their “Winter On The Water” in Jacksonville!

Here are the WOW events in Jacksonville that will surely get you in the holiday spirit:

The Alhambra Theatre and Dining Presents White Christmas, November 17 - December 24

When two WWII GI’s discover the secret their General has been keeping from his family, they use their musical talents to help him out. Tickets can be purchased online.

Jacksonville Light Boat Parade, November 26

Vessels of all shapes and sizes adorn their hulls with festive decorations as they float along the north and south banks of the St. Johns River during the Light Boat Parade starting at 6 p.m. Residents and visitors alike gather Downtown along the North and Southbank Riverwalks to witness this magical event. Following the parade, the evening concludes with a beautiful fireworks show featuring the one-of-a-kind waterfall fireworks on the Main Street and Acosta Bridge.

New Year’s Eve Celebration, December 31

The City of Jacksonville invites you to say goodbye to 2022 and welcome in the New Year at the annual New Year's Eve Fireworks. The waterfront and skyline will serve as a backdrop for this amazing display over the St. Johns River. Fireworks will begin at exactly midnight.