December 1, 2021

Downtown Dolphin & History Tour

Location: Friendship Fountain Park

Enjoy an educational and informative cruise on the St. Johns! This narrated tour will includes a brief history about Jacksonville, information about the St. Johns River and a close up look at DOLPHINS that abound in the downtown area.

 

Toddler Time

Location: Sweet Pete's

Toddler Time is a sweet toddler story-time outing, perfectly suited for little ones aged 2-4 years old! Enjoy a story, sweet treat and craft based on what you’ve read!

Nov 15-Jan 3: Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer
Registration is required and guarantees your spot. Please register for your child(ren) only: and be sure to arrive 5 minutes prior to class time to allow adequate time for check-in.

*Toddler Times for private groups and birthday parties are available: please email info@sweetpetescandy.com or visit our party page. Refunds for classes and tours are not available. You may reschedule your booking up to 72 hours before class start time for a different date/time by calling 904-643-4172

Sunset Cruise

Location: Friendship Fountain Park

 

Enjoy a beautiful sunset, a relaxing cruise and great music on board the Miss Hadley! We will cruise south along the St. Johns River toward Riverside, Avondale, and San Marco and back downtown to see the sparkling city lights. WE BOARD 15 MIN PRIOR TO PUBLISHED DEPARTURE TIME! Choose FRIENDSHIP PARK DOCK OR HYATT DOCK BOARDING LOCATION. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Small coolers are welcome aboard. We look forward to seeing you on the river!

 

Christmas Carole

Location: Alhambra Theatre & Dining

Everyone loves Charles Dickens' holiday classic story about Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts that visit him and his miraculous transformation from an old, miserly curmudgeon to a new man bursting with joy and filled with Christmas spirit.

Check the timing for each performance for there may be several showings on that day.

Live at Lunch

Location: James Weldon Johnson Park
Time: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Stop by James Weldon Johnson Park every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. for live music and food trucks!

Art Walk Beer Garten

Location: James Weldon Johnson Park
Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

First Wednesday Art Walk in Downtown Jacksonville returns Wednesday, December 1st featuring Mayor Lenny Curry’s Christmas Tree Lighting; DJ Nick Fresh; performances from Scott Jones School of Dance and CAP Kids; and our Beer Garden will feature selections from Sun King Brewery!
At each Art Walk, James Weldon Johnson Park will transform into a European-style beer garden, a communal gathering place featuring festive music and convivial atmosphere. Join your neighbors for a pint or a glass of wine, grab some food from one of our delectable food trucks, and enjoy live music and entertainment every first Wednesday from 5pm to 9pm.

Downtown Jacksonville Art Walk

Location: James Weldon Park
Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

That's right, Downtown Jacksonville Art Walk is coming back to #DTJax. This art-centered, community-building event will be returning with the same tried and true schedule, the first Wednesday of every month, from 5-9 p.m. rain or shine! Locations include James Weldon Johnson Park, The Jessie, and more!
Now let's get ready! Tag your artist friends, your food truck friends, your favorite #DTJax businesses below, let's get this party started.

Applications are open now! #ArtWalkJax

Dazzling Nights

Location: Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens
Time: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens will transform into a magical wonderland this holiday season featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays and beautiful sculptures during “Dazzling Nights™”, a family friendly adventure that gives guests the opportunity to embark on a three-quarter-mile interactive holiday experience taking place November 19-January 9, 2022.

A few snapshots of the adventure:
When guests arrive at Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, they will have a photo opportunity in front of a unique, 30’ tall towering Christmas tree.
Interactive lights on the ground light up and ring-like holiday bells when stepped upon.
Guests journey through a forest of light and fog as if walking through the aurora borealis.
Visitors immerse themselves in a 65’ long tunnel of wondrous light.
And the evening would not be complete without snow and holiday tunes.
And so much more!

TICKETS:  $22 per person weekdays, $25 per person weekends.  
PARKING:  On-site parking is available for a small fee.  Complimentary parking and a shuttle will be provided off-site at The Regency Square Mall, Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville.

Service animals only are allowed.

Christmas in the Cathedral District: Let There Be Light

Location: Downtown
Time: 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For its second annual holiday event, Cathedral District Jacksonville is lighting up the district for Christmas in the Cathedral District: Let There Be Light, which will be visible from I-95 and the Acosta, Main Street, Hart and Mathews Bridges.

This first-of-its-kind spectacular event is the Cathedral District’s gift to its beloved community after a long and challenging year.

Like many non-profits, the Cathedral District was in the middle of event planning when the pandemic up-ended public life. With COVID 19 making it impossible to repeat the district’s wildly successful holiday event of last year with the same up-close and personal church tours, Christmas market, and musical performances, the Cathedral District’s board of directors came up with the idea of hosting a safe, family-friendly, drive-through event to showcase its five historic churches instead.

Every evening for over one month beginning November 27, The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, First United Methodist Church, Historic Mount Zion AME Church and St. Johns Episcopal Cathedral will shine as part of a driving tour that includes more than 100 brightly lit trees. Other significant landmark buildings will be illuminated as well.

Trivia with Trivia Night Live

Location: Veterans United Craft Brewery
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Wednesday Night is Trivia Night at VU BREW with Trivia Night Live!


PLUS a food truck onsite!


Games are at 7PM & 8PM!


No worries - plenty of ELBOW ROOM for social distancing!


Win weekly trivia game prizes of VU gift certificates!

JACKSONVILLE ICEMEN vs. ORLANDO SOLAR BEARS

Location: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Time: 7:00 PM

The Jacksonville Icemen are a minor league ice hockey team in the ECHL in Jacksonville, Florida, that began play in the 2017–18 season.

 

Wednesday Trivia at Tabula Rasa

Location: Tabula Rasa Brewing
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Comedy Open Mic Night

Location: The Justice Pub
Time: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Do you like comedy? Looking to try it? Join us Wednesdays at 8pm at The Justice Pub for a free weekly comedy open mic.

FRIENDS! The Musical Parody

Location: Florida Theatre
Time: 8:00 PM

Tickets to the original show date (February 2) will be honored.
FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the comedic musical that lovingly pokes fun at TV’s Friends, celebrating the adventures of your favorite group of 20-something friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990s Manhattan.
It’s a typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear! The new musical recreates our favorite moments from all 10 years of Friends through an uncensored, fast-paced, music-filled romp.
Recommended for mature audiences.

December 2, 2021

Frank Del Pizzo

Location: The Comedy Zone

Frank Del Pizzo came from the real world to the comedy stage. Ten years as an auto mechanic left Frank ready to let the people know what he was thinking. Frank is a breath of fresh air to a business that is full of hot air. He makes people laugh with his true to life stories and attitude.

Frank has entertained a wide variety of diverse crowds, as opening act for legendary comedians from Sam Kinison to Rita Rudner, and has thoroughly pleased every audience he encounters. Likeable and friendly, this New Jersey Native is able to take an audience on a journey that makes them feel like they have just taken a wild ride in the back seat of his car.
Frank Del Pizzo lives his dream every time he steps on the stage. From Las Vegas to ABC to A&E, Frank has traveled the country and the world delivering laugh after laugh wherever he goes. His unique ability to turn ordinary conversations into hilarious comedy routines has made him a highly sought after act by the nation's top comedy clubs, colleges and corporations. Frank loves what he does and it shows. His sharp, original comedic nature and quick wit make him a tough act to follow!

Sunset Cruise

Location: Friendship Fountain Park

 

Enjoy a beautiful sunset, a relaxing cruise and great music on board the Miss Hadley! We will cruise south along the St. Johns River toward Riverside, Avondale, and San Marco and back downtown to see the sparkling city lights. WE BOARD 15 MIN PRIOR TO PUBLISHED DEPARTURE TIME! Choose FRIENDSHIP PARK DOCK OR HYATT DOCK BOARDING LOCATION. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Small coolers are welcome aboard. We look forward to seeing you on the river!

 

Gummy-Making Class

Location: Sweet Pete's

Follow Sweet Pete's recipe and learn to make your own gummies! Class participants will make delicious gummies in a wide variety of fun shapes, as well as create a sour mixture to coat the gummies (if you dare)! Our candymakers will lead each class through a "gummy flight," sampling gummies exclusive to Sweet Pete's and beyond to understand the variety of gelling agents used in gummy making world-wide.


Class is approximately 1 hour long. 
Please check in for class at our 1st floor retail counter. 
Only paid participants may enter candy making room.  Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult.  
Class includes voucher for 1 scoop of ice cream. 
*Ages 4 and up*


Downtown Dolphin & History Tour

Location: Friendship Fountain Park

Enjoy an educational and informative cruise on the St. Johns! This narrated tour will includes a brief history about Jacksonville, information about the St. Johns River and a close up look at DOLPHINS that abound in the downtown area.

 

Gummy Making Class

Location: Sweet Pete's

Follow Sweet Pete's recipe and learn to make your own gummies! Class participants will make delicious gummies in a wide variety of fun shapes, as well as create a sour mixture to coat the gummies (if you dare)! Our confectioners will lead each class through a "gummy flight," sampling gummies exclusive to Sweet Pete's and beyond to understand the variety of gelling agents used in gummy making world-wide.

Class is approximately 1 hour long. Only paid participants may enter candy making room. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Class includes voucher for 1 scoop of ice cream.*Ages 4 and up*

Toddler Time

Location: Sweet Pete's

Toddler Time is a sweet toddler story-time outing, perfectly suited for little ones aged 2-4 years old! Enjoy a story, sweet treat and craft based on what you’ve read!

Nov 15-Jan 3: Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer
Registration is required and guarantees your spot. Please register for your child(ren) only: and be sure to arrive 5 minutes prior to class time to allow adequate time for check-in.

*Toddler Times for private groups and birthday parties are available: please email info@sweetpetescandy.com or visit our party page. Refunds for classes and tours are not available. You may reschedule your booking up to 72 hours before class start time for a different date/time by calling 904-643-4172

Christmas Carole

Location: Alhambra Theatre & Dining

Everyone loves Charles Dickens' holiday classic story about Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts that visit him and his miraculous transformation from an old, miserly curmudgeon to a new man bursting with joy and filled with Christmas spirit.

Check the timing for each performance for there may be several showings on that day.

Gummy-Making Class

Location: Sweet Pete's
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Follow Sweet Pete's recipe and learn to make your own gummies! Class participants will make delicious gummies in a wide variety of fun shapes, as well as create a sour mixture to coat the gummies (if you dare)! Our candymakers will lead each class through a "gummy flight," sampling gummies exclusive to Sweet Pete's and beyond to understand the variety of gelling agents used in gummy making world-wide.


Class is approximately 1 hour long. 
Please check in for class at our 1st floor retail counter. 
Only paid participants may enter candy making room.  Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult.  
Class includes voucher for 1 scoop of ice cream. 
*Ages 4 and up*


Sesquicentennial Market

Location: Sesquicentennial Market
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Groceries, Farmers, oddities, and food

Interesting in vending? Contact: thespringfieldexchange@gmail.com

Instagram: THESPRINGFIELDEXCHANGE

Boozy Truffles Class

Location: Sweet Pete's
Time: 5:30 PM

In Sweet Pete’s Boozy Truffle Class, students receive our truffle recipe, a tutorial on how to make truffles and each participant rolls out and tops approximately 1/4 pound of truffles to take home. Guests enjoy two complimentary glasses of prosecco, wine or beer. Each attendee leaves with a 1/4 pound of truffles.

Class is approximately 45 minutes long.
Only paid participants may enter candy making room.

*Ages 21 and up*

Available as a private class with groups of at least six people.

Christmas in the Cathedral District: Let There Be Light

Location: Downtown
Time: 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For its second annual holiday event, Cathedral District Jacksonville is lighting up the district for Christmas in the Cathedral District: Let There Be Light, which will be visible from I-95 and the Acosta, Main Street, Hart and Mathews Bridges.

This first-of-its-kind spectacular event is the Cathedral District’s gift to its beloved community after a long and challenging year.

Like many non-profits, the Cathedral District was in the middle of event planning when the pandemic up-ended public life. With COVID 19 making it impossible to repeat the district’s wildly successful holiday event of last year with the same up-close and personal church tours, Christmas market, and musical performances, the Cathedral District’s board of directors came up with the idea of hosting a safe, family-friendly, drive-through event to showcase its five historic churches instead.

Every evening for over one month beginning November 27, The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, First United Methodist Church, Historic Mount Zion AME Church and St. Johns Episcopal Cathedral will shine as part of a driving tour that includes more than 100 brightly lit trees. Other significant landmark buildings will be illuminated as well.

Dazzling Nights

Location: Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens
Time: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens will transform into a magical wonderland this holiday season featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays and beautiful sculptures during “Dazzling Nights™”, a family friendly adventure that gives guests the opportunity to embark on a three-quarter-mile interactive holiday experience taking place November 19-January 9, 2022.

A few snapshots of the adventure:
When guests arrive at Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, they will have a photo opportunity in front of a unique, 30’ tall towering Christmas tree.
Interactive lights on the ground light up and ring-like holiday bells when stepped upon.
Guests journey through a forest of light and fog as if walking through the aurora borealis.
Visitors immerse themselves in a 65’ long tunnel of wondrous light.
And the evening would not be complete without snow and holiday tunes.
And so much more!

TICKETS:  $22 per person weekdays, $25 per person weekends.  
PARKING:  On-site parking is available for a small fee.  Complimentary parking and a shuttle will be provided off-site at The Regency Square Mall, Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville.

Service animals only are allowed.

MOCA MOVIE NIGHT: Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

 

The lives of Julio (Gael García Bernal) and Tenoch (Diego Luna), like those of 17-year old boys everywhere, are ruled by raging hormones, intense friendships, and a headlong rush into adulthood. Over the course of a summer, the two best friends, while living out a carefree cross-country escapade with a gorgeous older woman (Maribel Verdú), also find connection with each other, themselves and the world around them.


 

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE

Location: Times Union Center
Time: 7:30 PM

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE lights up the stage in the awe-inspiring, eye-popping
family holiday spectacular. This annual tradition wraps a whimsical, Broadway-style musical infused with contemporary circus artistry into the ultimate holiday gift for the entire family!  Tickets are now on sale for one performance only in
Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour

Location: Florida Theatre
Time: 8:00 PM

Jazz saxophonist Dave Koz is bringing back his annual Christmas show to the Florida Theatre. Joining him this year are guitarist Jonathan Butler, saxophonist Richard Elliott and trumpeter Rick Braun. Over two decades ago, GRAMMY nominee Dave Koz launched his first-ever Christmas tour. Now, fans and families across the country await his arrival with the kind of anticipation formerly reserved for St. Nick himself, earning the saxophonist extraordinaire the nickname “Santa Koz.” Together, the four remarkable artists will perform fresh renditions of Christmas classics as well as a Chanukah medley and hits from their respective catalogs.

ICONIC Thursday's at Myth!

Location: Myth Nightclub
Time: 9:00 PM

About this Event


Andre Troutman, Love Creates & Reduced Lunch Presents.....

ICONIC Thursday’s @ Myth Nightclub

Jacksonville’s Newest Premier Curated Experience

www.iconicthursdays.eventbrite.com


Text For VIP (424) 230-4699
 or (904) 338-3225

December 3, 2021

Chocolate Bar Your Way Class

Location: Sweet Pete's

This a great class for chocolate lovers of all ages! Learn the art of tempering chocolate with a hands-on demonstration. Choose from many decadent candy toppings to create three custom chocolate bars.

Class is approximately 1 hour long. Only paid participants may enter candy making room. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Recommended for ages 4 and up.


Sunset Cruise

Location: Friendship Fountain Park

 

Enjoy a beautiful sunset, a relaxing cruise and great music on board the Miss Hadley! We will cruise south along the St. Johns River toward Riverside, Avondale, and San Marco and back downtown to see the sparkling city lights. WE BOARD 15 MIN PRIOR TO PUBLISHED DEPARTURE TIME! Choose FRIENDSHIP PARK DOCK OR HYATT DOCK BOARDING LOCATION. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Small coolers are welcome aboard. We look forward to seeing you on the river!

 

Toddler Time

Location: Sweet Pete's

Toddler Time is a sweet toddler story-time outing, perfectly suited for little ones aged 2-4 years old! Enjoy a story, sweet treat and craft based on what you’ve read!

Nov 15-Jan 3: Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer
Registration is required and guarantees your spot. Please register for your child(ren) only: and be sure to arrive 5 minutes prior to class time to allow adequate time for check-in.

*Toddler Times for private groups and birthday parties are available: please email info@sweetpetescandy.com or visit our party page. Refunds for classes and tours are not available. You may reschedule your booking up to 72 hours before class start time for a different date/time by calling 904-643-4172

Chocolate Bar Your Way Class

Location: Sweet Pete's

This a great class for chocolate lovers of all ages! Learn the art of tempering chocolate with a hands-on demonstration. Choose from many decadent candy toppings to create three custom chocolate bars.

Class is approximately 1 hour long. Only paid participants may enter candy making room. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Recommended for ages 4 and up.


Christmas Carole

Location: Alhambra Theatre & Dining

Everyone loves Charles Dickens' holiday classic story about Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts that visit him and his miraculous transformation from an old, miserly curmudgeon to a new man bursting with joy and filled with Christmas spirit.

Check the timing for each performance for there may be several showings on that day.

Downtown Dolphin & History Tour

Location: Friendship Fountain Park

Enjoy an educational and informative cruise on the St. Johns! This narrated tour will includes a brief history about Jacksonville, information about the St. Johns River and a close up look at DOLPHINS that abound in the downtown area.

 

Frank Del Pizzo

Location: The Comedy Zone

Frank Del Pizzo came from the real world to the comedy stage. Ten years as an auto mechanic left Frank ready to let the people know what he was thinking. Frank is a breath of fresh air to a business that is full of hot air. He makes people laugh with his true to life stories and attitude.

Frank has entertained a wide variety of diverse crowds, as opening act for legendary comedians from Sam Kinison to Rita Rudner, and has thoroughly pleased every audience he encounters. Likeable and friendly, this New Jersey Native is able to take an audience on a journey that makes them feel like they have just taken a wild ride in the back seat of his car.
Frank Del Pizzo lives his dream every time he steps on the stage. From Las Vegas to ABC to A&E, Frank has traveled the country and the world delivering laugh after laugh wherever he goes. His unique ability to turn ordinary conversations into hilarious comedy routines has made him a highly sought after act by the nation's top comedy clubs, colleges and corporations. Frank loves what he does and it shows. His sharp, original comedic nature and quick wit make him a tough act to follow!

Taste of Jacksonville Food Tours - Savoring San Marco Food Tour

Location: San Marco Square

Explore Historic San Marco!
Located just minutes away from Downtown’s Southbank, Historic San Marco’s food scene sets the stage for a culinary adventure!
5 locations for tastings, bites, and sips – with your own designated tour guide.
Discover local, unique restaurants that are nestled “off the beaten path”
Enjoy a sprinkling of the rich history of the area throughout your adventure.
With so many delicious dining options feel free to return to our partnering restaurants for a meal.

USDAA Dog Agility Trials

Location: Jacksonville Equestrian Center
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

Dog agility is a fun sport where a handler directs a dog through a pre-set obstacle course within a certain time limit. Courses typically have between 14-20 obstacles, which can include tunnels, weave poles, tire jumps, seesaws, and pause tables where the dog must stop for a set amount of time.

 

Live at Lunch

Location: James Weldon Johnson Park
Time: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Stop by James Weldon Johnson Park every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. for live music and food trucks!

ILLUMINATING NATURE IN THE CUMMER GARDENS

Location: Cummer Museum
Time: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

View the Cummer Gardens in a whole new light. Illuminating Nature features an installation of over a dozen glowing fabric sculptures throughout the Museum’s 2 ½ acre backyard.
 
Make an evening with us by dining in the Cummer Café (reservations are suggested), enjoying live music, or cozying up with a beverage from the specialty drink bar. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
 
This event is free, but occupancy is limited to ensure a safe and socially distant experience. Event subject to change due to weather.

Dazzling Nights

Location: Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens
Time: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens will transform into a magical wonderland this holiday season featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays and beautiful sculptures during “Dazzling Nights™”, a family friendly adventure that gives guests the opportunity to embark on a three-quarter-mile interactive holiday experience taking place November 19-January 9, 2022.

A few snapshots of the adventure:
When guests arrive at Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, they will have a photo opportunity in front of a unique, 30’ tall towering Christmas tree.
Interactive lights on the ground light up and ring-like holiday bells when stepped upon.
Guests journey through a forest of light and fog as if walking through the aurora borealis.
Visitors immerse themselves in a 65’ long tunnel of wondrous light.
And the evening would not be complete without snow and holiday tunes.
And so much more!

TICKETS:  $22 per person weekdays, $25 per person weekends.  
PARKING:  On-site parking is available for a small fee.  Complimentary parking and a shuttle will be provided off-site at The Regency Square Mall, Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville.

Service animals only are allowed.

Christmas in the Cathedral District: Let There Be Light

Location: Downtown
Time: 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For its second annual holiday event, Cathedral District Jacksonville is lighting up the district for Christmas in the Cathedral District: Let There Be Light, which will be visible from I-95 and the Acosta, Main Street, Hart and Mathews Bridges.

This first-of-its-kind spectacular event is the Cathedral District’s gift to its beloved community after a long and challenging year.

Like many non-profits, the Cathedral District was in the middle of event planning when the pandemic up-ended public life. With COVID 19 making it impossible to repeat the district’s wildly successful holiday event of last year with the same up-close and personal church tours, Christmas market, and musical performances, the Cathedral District’s board of directors came up with the idea of hosting a safe, family-friendly, drive-through event to showcase its five historic churches instead.

Every evening for over one month beginning November 27, The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, First United Methodist Church, Historic Mount Zion AME Church and St. Johns Episcopal Cathedral will shine as part of a driving tour that includes more than 100 brightly lit trees. Other significant landmark buildings will be illuminated as well.

Sunset Garden Picnics

Location: Cummer Museum
Time: 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

 

This weekly event allows for an opportunity to relax in the beautiful riverfront gardens and enjoy a picnic provided by the Cummer Café. Picnics can be created for one ($25) or two guests ($40), and must be ordered in advance. Admission is free, but advance reservations are required to ensure capacity limits and social distancing.

 

 

Gabriel Iglesias: Beyond The Fluffy Tour

Location: VyStar Veterans Arena
Time: 7:00 PM

 

Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias will be performing at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL on December 3, 2021. This is part of his all new 2021 Beyond The Fluffy World Tour Go Big or Go Home.

 

MUSIC AT BEACHES TOWN CENTER

Location: Atlantic Beach & Neptune Beach Town Centers
Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

 

Music in the Courtyard at 200 First Street plays every Friday & Saturday night from 7 pm-10 pm. 

Southern Grounds is pouring glasses of wine and serving up ice cold beers or choose a latte, small bites or dessert!

Thank you for supporting our locally owned Courtyard Shoppes at 200 First Street! They make this wonderful musical venue possible!

Sit back and listen, sip on a glass of wine, enjoy a crazy good dessert and fresh, delicious coffee. This is the life!

Mozart’s Dream: Piano Concerto No. 21

Location: Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall
Time: 7:30 PM

 

It seems that Mozart wrote his 21st Piano Concerto as a vibrant and comedic antidote to the dark and dramatic 20th Concerto. The fun and games of the outer movements cradle the famous middle movement’s floating nocturnal world. Courtney Lewis and the Symphony pay homage to Mozart’s deep career connection to Prague with two pieces by Czech masters: Smetana’s Bartered Bride Overture and Dvořàk’s most intensely expressive symphony.

 

Whose Live Anyway?

Location: Florida Theatre
Time: 8:00 PM

The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated CW Network TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray, use some of the improv games made famous on the long-running CW Network TV show as well as some exciting new skits to create a hilarious 90-minute improvised live comedy show full of audience participation.
Audience members might be asked to join Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray on stage to participate in the witty, side-splitting sketches they create on the fly.

Nicki Bluhm at Blue Jay Listening Room

Location: Blue Jay Listening Room
Time: 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Doors at 7. Show at 8. Seating is first come first served. Ages 18+.
California native Nicki Bluhm currently resides in Nashville, TN re-invigorated as a songwriter and performer. Embarking on her second decade of releasing albums, Nicki stepped out on her own with the 2018 release of ‘To Rise You Gotta Fall’, a collection of songs exploring old endings and new beginnings. Eager to try new things in unfamiliar places, Bluhm decided to record at the legendary Sam Phillips Recording Services in Memphis, TN and enlisted producer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Calexico) to take the helm. After a year of virtual performing, Nicki is excited to return to the road playing live shows as a solo artist, with her Nashville band and with a variety of musicians and longtime friends in new and creative iterations. Having also shared the stage with such luminaries as the Infamous Stringdusters, The Wood Brothers, Geroge Porter Jr. and Phil Lesh, her collaborative efforts have made way for new bright-eyed interpretations of her existing catalog while inspiring fresh material to be released in the near future.

December 4, 2021

Sunset Cruise

Location: Friendship Fountain Park

 

Enjoy a beautiful sunset, a relaxing cruise and great music on board the Miss Hadley! We will cruise south along the St. Johns River toward Riverside, Avondale, and San Marco and back downtown to see the sparkling city lights. WE BOARD 15 MIN PRIOR TO PUBLISHED DEPARTURE TIME! Choose FRIENDSHIP PARK DOCK OR HYATT DOCK BOARDING LOCATION. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Small coolers are welcome aboard. We look forward to seeing you on the river!

 

Christmas Carole

Location: Alhambra Theatre & Dining

Everyone loves Charles Dickens' holiday classic story about Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts that visit him and his miraculous transformation from an old, miserly curmudgeon to a new man bursting with joy and filled with Christmas spirit.

Check the timing for each performance for there may be several showings on that day.

Downtown Dolphin & History Tour

Location: Friendship Fountain Park

Enjoy an educational and informative cruise on the St. Johns! This narrated tour will includes a brief history about Jacksonville, information about the St. Johns River and a close up look at DOLPHINS that abound in the downtown area.

 

Toddler Time Class

Location: Sweet Pete's

Toddler Time is a sweet toddler story-time outing, perfectly suited for little ones aged 2-4 years old! Enjoy a story, sweet treat and craft based on what you’ve read!

Toddler Time

Location: Sweet Pete's

Toddler Time is a sweet toddler story-time outing, perfectly suited for little ones aged 2-4 years old! Enjoy a story, sweet treat and craft based on what you’ve read!

Nov 15-Jan 3: Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer
Registration is required and guarantees your spot. Please register for your child(ren) only: and be sure to arrive 5 minutes prior to class time to allow adequate time for check-in.

*Toddler Times for private groups and birthday parties are available: please email info@sweetpetescandy.com or visit our party page. Refunds for classes and tours are not available. You may reschedule your booking up to 72 hours before class start time for a different date/time by calling 904-643-4172

Taste of Jacksonville Food Tours - Savoring San Marco Food Tour

Location: San Marco Square

Explore Historic San Marco!
Located just minutes away from Downtown’s Southbank, Historic San Marco’s food scene sets the stage for a culinary adventure!
5 locations for tastings, bites, and sips – with your own designated tour guide.
Discover local, unique restaurants that are nestled “off the beaten path”
Enjoy a sprinkling of the rich history of the area throughout your adventure.
With so many delicious dining options feel free to return to our partnering restaurants for a meal.

Toddler Time Class

Location: Sweet Pete's

Toddler Time is a sweet toddler story-time outing, perfectly suited for little ones aged 2-4 years old! Enjoy a story, sweet treat and craft based on what you’ve read!

Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting

CHOCOLATE BAR YOUR WAY CLASS

Location: Sweet Pete's

Get the scoop on all things Sweet Pete's! A candy expert leads each tour on a sweet trip through the company's history. Learn about candy, chocolate, our business, and the features of the one-hundred-year-old Sweet Pete's candy mansion. Participants will view all the different rooms throughout our building, our production facility and go behind the scenes to see our packaging room and caramel wrapping machine. After the whimsical tour experience, enjoy a decadent chocolate bar made your way! Choose from over sixteen toppings, and our candy makers will create a bar exactly the way you want (bar included in price). The Sweet Pete's tour is a fun, affordable activity if your are looking for things to do with family and friends. 

Frank Del Pizzo

Location: The Comedy Zone

Frank Del Pizzo came from the real world to the comedy stage. Ten years as an auto mechanic left Frank ready to let the people know what he was thinking. Frank is a breath of fresh air to a business that is full of hot air. He makes people laugh with his true to life stories and attitude.

Frank has entertained a wide variety of diverse crowds, as opening act for legendary comedians from Sam Kinison to Rita Rudner, and has thoroughly pleased every audience he encounters. Likeable and friendly, this New Jersey Native is able to take an audience on a journey that makes them feel like they have just taken a wild ride in the back seat of his car.
Frank Del Pizzo lives his dream every time he steps on the stage. From Las Vegas to ABC to A&E, Frank has traveled the country and the world delivering laugh after laugh wherever he goes. His unique ability to turn ordinary conversations into hilarious comedy routines has made him a highly sought after act by the nation's top comedy clubs, colleges and corporations. Frank loves what he does and it shows. His sharp, original comedic nature and quick wit make him a tough act to follow!

Chocolate Bar Your Way Class

Location: Sweet Pete's

This a great class for chocolate lovers of all ages! Learn the art of tempering chocolate with a hands-on demonstration. Choose from many decadent candy toppings to create three custom chocolate bars.

Class is approximately 1 hour long. Only paid participants may enter candy making room. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Recommended for ages 4 and up.


USDAA Dog Agility Trials

Location: Jacksonville Equestrian Center
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

Dog agility is a fun sport where a handler directs a dog through a pre-set obstacle course within a certain time limit. Courses typically have between 14-20 obstacles, which can include tunnels, weave poles, tire jumps, seesaws, and pause tables where the dog must stop for a set amount of time.

 

Riverside Arts Market

Location: Riverside Arts Market
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Produced by Riverside Avondale Preservation, Inc., the Riverside Arts Market is a weekly market hosted on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., rain or shine. RAM features a variety of small businesses from farmers to artists to makers and bakers. Under the Fuller Warren Bridge, you’ll find a family-friendly event that attracts 4,000+ visitors every Saturday. The riverfront amphitheater seats 350 people and features hours of live music.

Gingerbread Extravaganza

Location: Old St. Andrew’s Church
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Jacksonville Historical Society is hosting the 19th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza in a manner which ensures the health safety of its visitors (see floor plan below). Depending on the state of the pandemic, masks may be required; hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the venue, which is set for one-way traffic.
The event includes the traditional exhibit at Old St. Andrew’s Church as well as a holiday gift shop, bake shop, silent auction and an online contest to vote for your favorite display. Tickets include a short tour of the Merrill House Museum.

Tuesdays-Fridays
Seniors/Health Cautious (no children): 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(Last appointment slot begins at 12 p.m.)
General Admission: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
(Last appointment slot begins at 3 p.m.)
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Last appointment slot begins at 3 p.m.)
Sundays: Noon to 4 p.m.
(Last appointment slot begins 3 p.m.)

Closed December 19.

Walk-ins welcome for groups of 4 or less; large groups please purchase tickets and select appointment times. To guarantee time slot for groups of any size, we recommend pre-purchasing your tickets and signing up for your visit. After you obtain your ticket, check your email for a link to select and reserve your appointment time slot. The link will indicate coming from jaxhistory.networkforgood.com. If you did not receive an email confirming your tickets, please contact us at gingerbread@jaxhistory.org.

Toddler Time Class

Location: Sweet Pete's
Time: 10:30 AM

Toddler Time is a sweet toddler story-time outing, perfectly suited for little ones aged 2-4 years old! Enjoy a story, sweet treat and craft based on what you’ve read!

Seaside Winter Art Market

Location: Seaside Charter- North Campus
Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Join us for a day of family fun at Seaside Charter! This is a free event open to the public, friendly pets are welcome. We will have food trucks, vendors, a kindermarket, live dance performance, inflatables, face painting and more!

RAILYARD CORNHOLE TOURNEY

Location: Bold City Brewery
Time: 12:00 PM

Get your game face on the first Saturday of every month and come play in the ultimate cornhole tournament. This 3-hour tour starts at Lemonstreet, where the tourney begins. Then jump back on Pedal Pub to venture to Engine 15 for another round of cornhole, before ending at Tabula Rasa. At each brewery stop, teams of 2 or 4 play a game of Cornhole with undefeated teams facing off in an elimination round at Tabula Rasa. Winners will go home with Pedal Pub and local brewery swag!
COST: $42 – INDIVIDUAL SEATS; $480 – PRIVATE TOUR

Holiday Festival for Seniors

Location: Prime Osborn Convention Center
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Celebrate the holidays in style! Join us for dancing, dining and entertainment at the Holiday Festival for Seniors.


Tickets can be purchased for $5 for seniors over the age of 60 at the following locations:
City Hall Suite 210 (117 W. Duval St. 32202): 904-255-5400
Louis Dinah Senior Center (1805 Flag St. 32209): 904-630-0728
Fortuna Senior Center (11751 McCormick Rd. 32225): 904-996-0211
H.T. Jones Community Center (3856 Grant Rd. 32207): 904-399-0615
Lincoln Villa Senior Center (7866 New Kings Rd. 32219): 904-765-2654



Corks and Forks Walking Tour - Jacksonville (Riverside)

Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Taste your way through the Riverside/5-Points neighborhood, long regarded as Jacksonville's liveliest and somewhat 'bohemian' destination. Experience foods and drinks that are a touch exotic and consistently well made. Discover flavors, ingredients and ethnic influences prepared by amazing chefs - which are considered some of the best in town. Experience includes:
3 hours of fabulous food and cocktail pairings at 5 amazing venues
fun, informative stroll in between popular foodie destinations​
​all inclusive - with the exception of tour host gratuityMin: 4 guests to depart
Max: 14 guests
When: Saturday at 2 pm (or by special request with a 6 person minimum)
​Price: $89 per person (price does not include tour host gratuity) 

Chocolate Bar Your Way Class

Location: Sweet Pete's
Time: 2:00 PM

This a great class for chocolate lovers of all ages! Learn the art of tempering chocolate with a hands-on demonstration. Choose from many decadent candy toppings to create three custom chocolate bars.

Class is approximately 1 hour long. Only paid participants may enter candy making room. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Recommended for ages 4 and up.


Festival of Lights 5K

Location: First Place Sports
Time: 5:00 PM

Join Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Jacksonville on Saturday, December 4, 2021 for the 26th Annual Festival of Lights 5K and one-mile fun run. Luminaries will light up the streets of beautiful San Marco as runners, walkers and strollers of all ages and abilities take off during this unique, holiday-themed race. All proceeds from this event benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Register today to provide UF Health Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital with much-needed funding for the purchase of life-saving equipment, telehealth services and resources they need most to care for local kids.

Christmas in the Cathedral District: Let There Be Light

Location: Downtown
Time: 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For its second annual holiday event, Cathedral District Jacksonville is lighting up the district for Christmas in the Cathedral District: Let There Be Light, which will be visible from I-95 and the Acosta, Main Street, Hart and Mathews Bridges.

This first-of-its-kind spectacular event is the Cathedral District’s gift to its beloved community after a long and challenging year.

Like many non-profits, the Cathedral District was in the middle of event planning when the pandemic up-ended public life. With COVID 19 making it impossible to repeat the district’s wildly successful holiday event of last year with the same up-close and personal church tours, Christmas market, and musical performances, the Cathedral District’s board of directors came up with the idea of hosting a safe, family-friendly, drive-through event to showcase its five historic churches instead.

Every evening for over one month beginning November 27, The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, First United Methodist Church, Historic Mount Zion AME Church and St. Johns Episcopal Cathedral will shine as part of a driving tour that includes more than 100 brightly lit trees. Other significant landmark buildings will be illuminated as well.

Dazzling Nights

Location: Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens
Time: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens will transform into a magical wonderland this holiday season featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays and beautiful sculptures during “Dazzling Nights™”, a family friendly adventure that gives guests the opportunity to embark on a three-quarter-mile interactive holiday experience taking place November 19-January 9, 2022.

A few snapshots of the adventure:
When guests arrive at Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, they will have a photo opportunity in front of a unique, 30’ tall towering Christmas tree.
Interactive lights on the ground light up and ring-like holiday bells when stepped upon.
Guests journey through a forest of light and fog as if walking through the aurora borealis.
Visitors immerse themselves in a 65’ long tunnel of wondrous light.
And the evening would not be complete without snow and holiday tunes.
And so much more!

TICKETS:  $22 per person weekdays, $25 per person weekends.  
PARKING:  On-site parking is available for a small fee.  Complimentary parking and a shuttle will be provided off-site at The Regency Square Mall, Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville.

Service animals only are allowed.

Brewsology Beer Fest

Location: Museum of Science & History
Time: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

The Brewsology Beer Fest is the boozy hybrid of your middle school museum field trip. Taking over Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History after hours, the event will feature dozens of local craft breweries and cideries, giving attendees access throughout the museum including exhibits, science demonstrations and unlimited beer samples.

 

MUSIC AT BEACHES TOWN CENTER

Location: Atlantic Beach & Neptune Beach Town Centers
Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

 

Music in the Courtyard at 200 First Street plays every Friday & Saturday night from 7 pm-10 pm. 

Southern Grounds is pouring glasses of wine and serving up ice cold beers or choose a latte, small bites or dessert!

Thank you for supporting our locally owned Courtyard Shoppes at 200 First Street! They make this wonderful musical venue possible!

Sit back and listen, sip on a glass of wine, enjoy a crazy good dessert and fresh, delicious coffee. This is the life!

Lauren Daigle: The Behold Christmas Tour

Location: Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
Time: 7:30 PM

 

 

 

 

Mozart’s Dream: Piano Concerto No. 21

Location: Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall
Time: 7:30 PM

 

It seems that Mozart wrote his 21st Piano Concerto as a vibrant and comedic antidote to the dark and dramatic 20th Concerto. The fun and games of the outer movements cradle the famous middle movement’s floating nocturnal world. Courtney Lewis and the Symphony pay homage to Mozart’s deep career connection to Prague with two pieces by Czech masters: Smetana’s Bartered Bride Overture and Dvořàk’s most intensely expressive symphony.

 

The Temptations and The Four Tops

Location: Florida Theatre
Time: 8:00 PM

Motown artists, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement winners The Temptations and The Four Tops return!
The Temptations‘ 44 Billboard hits include: “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” “I Can’t Get Next To You,” and “Just My Imagination.” The band includes original member Otis Williams.
The Four Tops topped the charts with hits like, “Baby I Need Your Loving,” “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” and “It’s the Same Old Song.” The band includes original member Abdul “Duke” Fakir.

Spirit of Gospel

Location: Ritz Theatre & Museum
Time: 8:00 PM

 Gospel concert celebrating gospel legends in America.

December 5, 2021

Toddler Time

Location: Sweet Pete's

Toddler Time is a sweet toddler story-time outing, perfectly suited for little ones aged 2-4 years old! Enjoy a story, sweet treat and craft based on what you’ve read!

Nov 15-Jan 3: Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer
Registration is required and guarantees your spot. Please register for your child(ren) only: and be sure to arrive 5 minutes prior to class time to allow adequate time for check-in.

*Toddler Times for private groups and birthday parties are available: please email info@sweetpetescandy.com or visit our party page. Refunds for classes and tours are not available. You may reschedule your booking up to 72 hours before class start time for a different date/time by calling 904-643-4172

Sunset Cruise

Location: Friendship Fountain Park

 

Enjoy a beautiful sunset, a relaxing cruise and great music on board the Miss Hadley! We will cruise south along the St. Johns River toward Riverside, Avondale, and San Marco and back downtown to see the sparkling city lights. WE BOARD 15 MIN PRIOR TO PUBLISHED DEPARTURE TIME! Choose FRIENDSHIP PARK DOCK OR HYATT DOCK BOARDING LOCATION. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Small coolers are welcome aboard. We look forward to seeing you on the river!

 

Christmas Carole

Location: Alhambra Theatre & Dining

Everyone loves Charles Dickens' holiday classic story about Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts that visit him and his miraculous transformation from an old, miserly curmudgeon to a new man bursting with joy and filled with Christmas spirit.

Check the timing for each performance for there may be several showings on that day.

Downtown Dolphin & History Tour

Location: Friendship Fountain Park

Enjoy an educational and informative cruise on the St. Johns! This narrated tour will includes a brief history about Jacksonville, information about the St. Johns River and a close up look at DOLPHINS that abound in the downtown area.

 

Ugly Sweater 3 Mile and 1 Mile Beer Run

Location: Veterans United Craft Brewery
Time: 7:30 AM

Break out your ugliest sweater and join us at Veterans United Craft Brewery Sunday December 5th. This event we are giving out  some of our favorite race finisher medals and shirts from 2021 - no guarantee on the medal or shirt but all that register before December will be guaranteed a random medal and shirt size they select.  
We are also revising the Dollar Store Door Prizes after the race again!
 
All Participants Receive: 
Freshly Brewed Veterans United Craft Pint of Beer
Ugly Sweater Contest 
Professionally Chip timed 1 or 3 mile run / walk
Bib number
Random Race Finishers medal
Random Race Day T-Shirt
Downloadable Free Finish Photo
Door Prize Drawing
Chance for awards 
Packet pickup is between 745am -8:30 am at the race location race morning  
3 mile Awards will be based on time male and female.  19 and under , 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 plus.
Also we will be awarding the fastest and slowest team.  A team is 4 people where the average time will be scored.  So if interested you can create a team name and get your crew to join it. 

USDAA Dog Agility Trials

Location: Jacksonville Equestrian Center
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

Dog agility is a fun sport where a handler directs a dog through a pre-set obstacle course within a certain time limit. Courses typically have between 14-20 obstacles, which can include tunnels, weave poles, tire jumps, seesaws, and pause tables where the dog must stop for a set amount of time.

 

Gingerbread Extravaganza

Location: Old St. Andrew’s Church
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Jacksonville Historical Society is hosting the 19th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza in a manner which ensures the health safety of its visitors (see floor plan below). Depending on the state of the pandemic, masks may be required; hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the venue, which is set for one-way traffic.
The event includes the traditional exhibit at Old St. Andrew’s Church as well as a holiday gift shop, bake shop, silent auction and an online contest to vote for your favorite display. Tickets include a short tour of the Merrill House Museum.

Tuesdays-Fridays
Seniors/Health Cautious (no children): 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(Last appointment slot begins at 12 p.m.)
General Admission: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
(Last appointment slot begins at 3 p.m.)
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Last appointment slot begins at 3 p.m.)
Sundays: Noon to 4 p.m.
(Last appointment slot begins 3 p.m.)

Closed December 19.

Walk-ins welcome for groups of 4 or less; large groups please purchase tickets and select appointment times. To guarantee time slot for groups of any size, we recommend pre-purchasing your tickets and signing up for your visit. After you obtain your ticket, check your email for a link to select and reserve your appointment time slot. The link will indicate coming from jaxhistory.networkforgood.com. If you did not receive an email confirming your tickets, please contact us at gingerbread@jaxhistory.org.

Canine Field Day & Pumpkin Party

Location: Congaree and Penn
Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

It's an off leash outdoor adventure at Congaree and Penn's back field and oak hammocks – with pumpkins! Every pooch takes home their own gourd.
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Featuring special guest The PupCycle (ice cream for canines)! Humans, enjoy a pop up bar and hot dog stand while your canine indulges in a field of dog dreams.
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Humans must be 18 or older.



HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES

Location: Riverside/Avondale area
Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Third Annual Holiday Tour of Homes (HOTH) fundraiser will take place on Sunday, December 5, 2021, from 3:00 – 7:00 pm.  Several local homes, porches, and businesses in the Avondale and Riverside areas will be adorned in holiday décor.
This year the HTOH theme is Around The World! Each venue will each have their own holiday theme designed by local decorators, and take-away activities will be available at each themed location. Start your journey at the Riverside House to pick up your HTOH passport and enjoy the festivities!

2021 HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES LOCATIONS
Riverside House – 2165 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204
1520 Barrs Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Brightway Insurance – 2104 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204
605 Kings Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Burlock and Barrel – 417 Magnolia Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Lemon Street Brewing – 2100 Dennis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204
2362 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Root Realty – 2574 Herschel Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Holiday Pops Concert at the Beach

Location: Palms Presbyterian Church
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join the First Coast Wind Symphony in kicking off the holiday season with Christmas music for the whole family.
Free!

Chocoholic Tasting

Location: Sweet Pete's
Time: 4:00 PM

Are you a true CHOCOHOLIC?  If so, this tasting is for you. Enjoy a tour of our  candy kitchen to see how our chocolate is made. The tour includes a Bar Your Way - chocolate bar custom made just for you. A Chocolate tasting of four types of chocolate and brief lesson about the types of chocolate. One scoop of chocolate ice cream topped with our signature homemade fudge sauce (includes a recipe card to make the fudge sauce at home)
Make sure to check out our 15,000 square foot retail shop and historic building during your visit! 


Christmas in the Cathedral District: Let There Be Light

Location: Downtown
Time: 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For its second annual holiday event, Cathedral District Jacksonville is lighting up the district for Christmas in the Cathedral District: Let There Be Light, which will be visible from I-95 and the Acosta, Main Street, Hart and Mathews Bridges.

This first-of-its-kind spectacular event is the Cathedral District’s gift to its beloved community after a long and challenging year.

Like many non-profits, the Cathedral District was in the middle of event planning when the pandemic up-ended public life. With COVID 19 making it impossible to repeat the district’s wildly successful holiday event of last year with the same up-close and personal church tours, Christmas market, and musical performances, the Cathedral District’s board of directors came up with the idea of hosting a safe, family-friendly, drive-through event to showcase its five historic churches instead.

Every evening for over one month beginning November 27, The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, First United Methodist Church, Historic Mount Zion AME Church and St. Johns Episcopal Cathedral will shine as part of a driving tour that includes more than 100 brightly lit trees. Other significant landmark buildings will be illuminated as well.

Dazzling Nights

Location: Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens
Time: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens will transform into a magical wonderland this holiday season featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays and beautiful sculptures during “Dazzling Nights™”, a family friendly adventure that gives guests the opportunity to embark on a three-quarter-mile interactive holiday experience taking place November 19-January 9, 2022.

A few snapshots of the adventure:
When guests arrive at Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, they will have a photo opportunity in front of a unique, 30’ tall towering Christmas tree.
Interactive lights on the ground light up and ring-like holiday bells when stepped upon.
Guests journey through a forest of light and fog as if walking through the aurora borealis.
Visitors immerse themselves in a 65’ long tunnel of wondrous light.
And the evening would not be complete without snow and holiday tunes.
And so much more!

TICKETS:  $22 per person weekdays, $25 per person weekends.  
PARKING:  On-site parking is available for a small fee.  Complimentary parking and a shuttle will be provided off-site at The Regency Square Mall, Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville.

Service animals only are allowed.

Andrew Schulz: The INFAMOUS Tour

Location: Florida Theatre
Time: 7:30 PM

Taking revenge on the year that was 2020, Andrew Schulz created and stars in SCHULZ SAVES AMERICA now streaming on Netflix. This four-part special tackled last year’s most divisive topics. And Schulz remains one of the most viewed stand-up comedians in the world.
A native New Yorker, Schulz is known for his hilariously unapologetic takes and wild off-the-cuff interactions with the crowd. His stand up clips posted on YouTube have amassed over 252 million views, and his latest comedy special THE CROWD WORK SPECIAL has been viewed over 4 million times. His other specials 441 and VIEWS FROM THE CIS have been viewed over 18 million times. Schulz’s debut comedy album 551 was #1 on Billboard, Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Music. 
Andrew was a guest on THE JOE ROGAN EXPERIENCE three times last year, with episodes lasting over three hours. His two podcasts – THE BRILLIANT IDIOTS and FLAGRANT 2 – receive over 2 million listens per week.

December 6, 2021

Taste of Jacksonville Food Tours - Savoring San Marco Food Tour

Location: San Marco Square

Explore Historic San Marco!
Located just minutes away from Downtown’s Southbank, Historic San Marco’s food scene sets the stage for a culinary adventure!
5 locations for tastings, bites, and sips – with your own designated tour guide.
Discover local, unique restaurants that are nestled “off the beaten path”
Enjoy a sprinkling of the rich history of the area throughout your adventure.
With so many delicious dining options feel free to return to our partnering restaurants for a meal.

Taste of Jacksonville Food Tours - Booze ‘n Bites Tour

Location: San Marco Square

Historic San Marco Brew Tour!
See what the BUZZ is all about! Join us for this 3-3 1/2 hour roving Happy Hour as we sample tasty finger foods, perfectly paired with two local brews & two spirits.
Please note: There is a minimum of two people per group.
What to Bring: Please bring a photo ID. All passengers must be 21+.

Toddler Time

Location: Sweet Pete's

Toddler Time is a sweet toddler story-time outing, perfectly suited for little ones aged 2-4 years old! Enjoy a story, sweet treat and craft based on what you’ve read!

Nov 15-Jan 3: Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer
Registration is required and guarantees your spot. Please register for your child(ren) only: and be sure to arrive 5 minutes prior to class time to allow adequate time for check-in.

*Toddler Times for private groups and birthday parties are available: please email info@sweetpetescandy.com or visit our party page. Refunds for classes and tours are not available. You may reschedule your booking up to 72 hours before class start time for a different date/time by calling 904-643-4172

Live at Lunch

Location: James Weldon Johnson Park
Time: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Stop by James Weldon Johnson Park every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. for live music and food trucks!

Christmas in the Cathedral District: Let There Be Light

Location: Downtown
Time: 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For its second annual holiday event, Cathedral District Jacksonville is lighting up the district for Christmas in the Cathedral District: Let There Be Light, which will be visible from I-95 and the Acosta, Main Street, Hart and Mathews Bridges.

This first-of-its-kind spectacular event is the Cathedral District’s gift to its beloved community after a long and challenging year.

Like many non-profits, the Cathedral District was in the middle of event planning when the pandemic up-ended public life. With COVID 19 making it impossible to repeat the district’s wildly successful holiday event of last year with the same up-close and personal church tours, Christmas market, and musical performances, the Cathedral District’s board of directors came up with the idea of hosting a safe, family-friendly, drive-through event to showcase its five historic churches instead.

Every evening for over one month beginning November 27, The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, First United Methodist Church, Historic Mount Zion AME Church and St. Johns Episcopal Cathedral will shine as part of a driving tour that includes more than 100 brightly lit trees. Other significant landmark buildings will be illuminated as well.

Dazzling Nights

Location: Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens
Time: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens will transform into a magical wonderland this holiday season featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays and beautiful sculptures during “Dazzling Nights™”, a family friendly adventure that gives guests the opportunity to embark on a three-quarter-mile interactive holiday experience taking place November 19-January 9, 2022.

A few snapshots of the adventure:
When guests arrive at Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, they will have a photo opportunity in front of a unique, 30’ tall towering Christmas tree.
Interactive lights on the ground light up and ring-like holiday bells when stepped upon.
Guests journey through a forest of light and fog as if walking through the aurora borealis.
Visitors immerse themselves in a 65’ long tunnel of wondrous light.
And the evening would not be complete without snow and holiday tunes.
And so much more!

TICKETS:  $22 per person weekdays, $25 per person weekends.  
PARKING:  On-site parking is available for a small fee.  Complimentary parking and a shuttle will be provided off-site at The Regency Square Mall, Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville.

Service animals only are allowed.

Open Mic Night

Location: Shantytown Pub
Time: 8:30 PM

This is a weekly comedy open mic that creates a safe space for all to hone their craft.

Anyone can sign up to go on stage and try their best to make the crowd laugh for 5 minutes.

Shantytown offers weekly specials so you can come have a good time without breaking the bank!

December 7, 2021

Taste of Jacksonville Food Tours - Savoring San Marco Food Tour

Location: San Marco Square

Explore Historic San Marco!
Located just minutes away from Downtown’s Southbank, Historic San Marco’s food scene sets the stage for a culinary adventure!
5 locations for tastings, bites, and sips – with your own designated tour guide.
Discover local, unique restaurants that are nestled “off the beaten path”
Enjoy a sprinkling of the rich history of the area throughout your adventure.
With so many delicious dining options feel free to return to our partnering restaurants for a meal.

Holiday Traditions Around The World

Location: Times Union Center

Holiday Traditions Around The World is a fast-paced, rollicking musical that takes a joyous around the world tour of the dances, songs and stories from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and many more. Students will sing, clap and tap along as they learn new and old traditions, customs and folklore that instill the magic of the season. This wonderful jubilee creates a memorable and heart-warming experience that celebrates the true spirit of cultural diversity. Performed by Stages Productions.

Show Times: 10:00 am & 12:00 pm 

PRICE: $8.50 per ticket
Grades: K - 4
Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, Diversity, World Culture
Performance Length: 60 minutes including a chat back with cast members
Everyone, including infants and toddlers, must have a ticket for admission.

Come From Away

Location: Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

 

Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America!

This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”

Available as part of the 21/22 Broadway in Jacksonville Season Subscription. Single Tickets are not yet available. If you would like to receive presale and on sale notifications, join the eClub. 

 

 

 

 

 

Toddler Time

Location: Sweet Pete's

Toddler Time is a sweet toddler story-time outing, perfectly suited for little ones aged 2-4 years old! Enjoy a story, sweet treat and craft based on what you’ve read!

Nov 15-Jan 3: Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer
Registration is required and guarantees your spot. Please register for your child(ren) only: and be sure to arrive 5 minutes prior to class time to allow adequate time for check-in.

*Toddler Times for private groups and birthday parties are available: please email info@sweetpetescandy.com or visit our party page. Refunds for classes and tours are not available. You may reschedule your booking up to 72 hours before class start time for a different date/time by calling 904-643-4172

Christmas Carole

Location: Alhambra Theatre & Dining

Everyone loves Charles Dickens' holiday classic story about Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts that visit him and his miraculous transformation from an old, miserly curmudgeon to a new man bursting with joy and filled with Christmas spirit.

Check the timing for each performance for there may be several showings on that day.

Chocolate Bar Your Way Class

Location: Sweet Pete's

This a great class for chocolate lovers of all ages! Learn the art of tempering chocolate with a hands-on demonstration. Choose from many decadent candy toppings to create three custom chocolate bars.

Class is approximately 1 hour long. Only paid participants may enter candy making room. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Recommended for ages 4 and up.


Top to Bottom Tour

Location: Jacksonville River City Downtown Hotel
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Enjoy Downtown Jacksonville from “Top to Bottom”. Join the adventure with your tour guide from a rooftop view to the secret underground tunnels. Enter an old 1909 bank vault and other unique sites. A little history, architecture and culture and a lot of fun. Meet inside the Jacksonville River City Downtown Hotel (245 Water St) by Juliette’s Bistro atrium area. Jacksonville River City Downtown Hotel parking garage entry on Pearl St. side. 10am tour start. 14 blocks walked. Some Tuesday tours are reserved by private group bookings (group leaders can reserve via email: gary@adlibtours.com).

Gingerbread Extravaganza

Location: Old St. Andrew’s Church
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Jacksonville Historical Society is hosting the 19th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza in a manner which ensures the health safety of its visitors (see floor plan below). Depending on the state of the pandemic, masks may be required; hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the venue, which is set for one-way traffic.
The event includes the traditional exhibit at Old St. Andrew’s Church as well as a holiday gift shop, bake shop, silent auction and an online contest to vote for your favorite display. Tickets include a short tour of the Merrill House Museum.

Tuesdays-Fridays
Seniors/Health Cautious (no children): 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(Last appointment slot begins at 12 p.m.)
General Admission: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
(Last appointment slot begins at 3 p.m.)
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Last appointment slot begins at 3 p.m.)
Sundays: Noon to 4 p.m.
(Last appointment slot begins 3 p.m.)

Closed December 19.

Walk-ins welcome for groups of 4 or less; large groups please purchase tickets and select appointment times. To guarantee time slot for groups of any size, we recommend pre-purchasing your tickets and signing up for your visit. After you obtain your ticket, check your email for a link to select and reserve your appointment time slot. The link will indicate coming from jaxhistory.networkforgood.com. If you did not receive an email confirming your tickets, please contact us at gingerbread@jaxhistory.org.

Bingo

Location: Tabula Rasa Brewing
Time: 4:00 PM

ILLUMINATING NATURE IN THE CUMMER GARDENS

Location: Cummer Museum
Time: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

View the Cummer Gardens in a whole new light. Illuminating Nature features an installation of over a dozen glowing fabric sculptures throughout the Museum’s 2 ½ acre backyard.
 
Make an evening with us by dining in the Cummer Café (reservations are suggested), enjoying live music, or cozying up with a beverage from the specialty drink bar. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
 
This event is free, but occupancy is limited to ensure a safe and socially distant experience. Event subject to change due to weather.

Christmas in the Cathedral District: Let There Be Light

Location: Downtown
Time: 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For its second annual holiday event, Cathedral District Jacksonville is lighting up the district for Christmas in the Cathedral District: Let There Be Light, which will be visible from I-95 and the Acosta, Main Street, Hart and Mathews Bridges.

This first-of-its-kind spectacular event is the Cathedral District’s gift to its beloved community after a long and challenging year.

Like many non-profits, the Cathedral District was in the middle of event planning when the pandemic up-ended public life. With COVID 19 making it impossible to repeat the district’s wildly successful holiday event of last year with the same up-close and personal church tours, Christmas market, and musical performances, the Cathedral District’s board of directors came up with the idea of hosting a safe, family-friendly, drive-through event to showcase its five historic churches instead.

Every evening for over one month beginning November 27, The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, First United Methodist Church, Historic Mount Zion AME Church and St. Johns Episcopal Cathedral will shine as part of a driving tour that includes more than 100 brightly lit trees. Other significant landmark buildings will be illuminated as well.

Dazzling Nights

Location: Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens
Time: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens will transform into a magical wonderland this holiday season featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays and beautiful sculptures during “Dazzling Nights™”, a family friendly adventure that gives guests the opportunity to embark on a three-quarter-mile interactive holiday experience taking place November 19-January 9, 2022.

A few snapshots of the adventure:
When guests arrive at Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, they will have a photo opportunity in front of a unique, 30’ tall towering Christmas tree.
Interactive lights on the ground light up and ring-like holiday bells when stepped upon.
Guests journey through a forest of light and fog as if walking through the aurora borealis.
Visitors immerse themselves in a 65’ long tunnel of wondrous light.
And the evening would not be complete without snow and holiday tunes.
And so much more!

TICKETS:  $22 per person weekdays, $25 per person weekends.  
PARKING:  On-site parking is available for a small fee.  Complimentary parking and a shuttle will be provided off-site at The Regency Square Mall, Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville.

Service animals only are allowed.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES PANEL

Location: Cummer Museum
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join the Museum in conversation with professionals and program partners throughout the Jacksonville community to learn more about how art benefits people with all abilities.

THE BIG FAKE WEDDING JACKSONVILLE

Location: Congaree and Penn
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This is not your typical bridal show!

This is a bridal show alternative complete with a meaningful vow renewal ceremony, light bites and a dance-party reception. Yep, we host big, fake weddings to connect brides and grooms to the best local vendors.

At The Big Fake Wedding, you will receive wedding inspiration you can see and taste. Think of it as your wedding Pinterest board coming to life! Unlike typical bridal shows or wedding websites, you will have the opportunity to bond with each vendor and witness them in action before making an investment toward your big day.

Jimmy Buffett

Location: VyStar Veterans Arena
Time: 8:00 PM

ACM, CMA, and CMT Award-winning artist Luke Combs will bring his extensive “What You See Is What You Get Tour” to VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on October 29, 2021. Additional stops include his headline debut at New York’s Madison Square Garden, as well as Raleigh’s PNC Arena, Dallas’ American Airlines Center, San Francisco’s Chase Center, Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, Chicago’s United Center, Orlando’s Amway Center, and Boston’s TD Garden among several others. The newly confirmed dates will feature Combs performing with a new in-the-round stage design and include special guests Ashley McBryde and Drew Parker.

The tour continues a groundbreaking and historic series of years for Combs, who made his debut as the musical guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” earlier this year with host JJ Watt performing two songs from his critically acclaimed new album, What You See Is What You Get: “Lovin’ On You” and “Beer Never Broke My Heart.”

Blue Jay Jazz Jam

Location: Blue Jay Listening Room
Time: 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Join us every Tuesday for a jazz jam hosted by Jacksonville's finest.
Kenny Hamilton
Stefan Klein
Aaron Lehrian
Stan Piper
Jonah Pierre
& Dennis Marks
Doors at 7. Jam from 8-10:30.
$10 cover at the door.
*No pre purchased ticket necessary*
Free entry for music majors with valid college ID
Only 50 spots available as we are operating at 50% capacity at this time. Masks required for entry and can be removed once you're sitting at your table.

December 8, 2021

Downtown Dolphin & History Tour

Location: Friendship Fountain Park

Enjoy an educational and informative cruise on the St. Johns! This narrated tour will includes a brief history about Jacksonville, information about the St. Johns River and a close up look at DOLPHINS that abound in the downtown area.

 

Sunset Cruise

Location: Friendship Fountain Park

 

Enjoy a beautiful sunset, a relaxing cruise and great music on board the Miss Hadley! We will cruise south along the St. Johns River toward Riverside, Avondale, and San Marco and back downtown to see the sparkling city lights. WE BOARD 15 MIN PRIOR TO PUBLISHED DEPARTURE TIME! Choose FRIENDSHIP PARK DOCK OR HYATT DOCK BOARDING LOCATION. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Small coolers are welcome aboard. We look forward to seeing you on the river!

 

Toddler Time

Location: Sweet Pete's

Toddler Time is a sweet toddler story-time outing, perfectly suited for little ones aged 2-4 years old! Enjoy a story, sweet treat and craft based on what you’ve read!

Nov 15-Jan 3: Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer
Registration is required and guarantees your spot. Please register for your child(ren) only: and be sure to arrive 5 minutes prior to class time to allow adequate time for check-in.

*Toddler Times for private groups and birthday parties are available: please email info@sweetpetescandy.com or visit our party page. Refunds for classes and tours are not available. You may reschedule your booking up to 72 hours before class start time for a different date/time by calling 904-643-4172

Christmas Carole

Location: Alhambra Theatre & Dining

Everyone loves Charles Dickens' holiday classic story about Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts that visit him and his miraculous transformation from an old, miserly curmudgeon to a new man bursting with joy and filled with Christmas spirit.

Check the timing for each performance for there may be several showings on that day.

Come From Away

Location: Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts