May 31, 2019

Jacksonville scavenger hunt: A wacky Let’s Roam Adventure

Location: City Hall (Starting Point)

Looking for fun things to do in Jacksonville? Try a Jacksonville photo scavenger hunt. On Jacksonville, From The Ashes you will be going on an enthralling tour around Jacksonville checking out the art, history, and culture along the way. You’ll see groups of friends competing to unearth fun facts, taking ridiculous pictures, and deciding who will be the next scavenger hunt champion! This is the ultimate small group activity.


A few highlights of the scavenger hunt include: Jacksonville City Hall, Morocco Temple, St. James Cathedral.


Keep an eye out for other Jacksonville bachelorette parties roaming from fanciful sites to hip bars seeking out something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. When you are searching for bachelorette party ideas our scavenger hunts make Jacksonville your oyster.


Looking to book Jacksonville team building activity? Set up a scavenger hunt and watch as your team’s fearless leaders guide their groups through the gauntlet of scavenger hunt fire. On this large group activity in Jacksonville, team members will have to use all their guile and wits to come out triumphant at the end of the adventure. Lace up your sneakers and Let’s Roam.


Other scavenger hunts you can take include The Pretty Ancient City, History Beyond The Beach, and Winter Park Scavenger Hunt.


Here is some more info about this hunt:


From the ashes of a fire rose Florida's largest, and one of its prettiest, cities. On this fun-filled Jacksonville scavenger hunt, we make a loop around the city center in search of storied buildings, great green spaces and stunning river views.How many US presidents have spoken in Hemming Park? How did Morocco make its way to Florida? Find out on this scavenger hunt of Jacksonville!

December 7, 2019

DJ NIGHTFresh at Dos Gatos

Time: 12:00 AM

DJ NICKFresh turns the lounge into his own thing. Digital mixology at its finest. Specials vary.

Elf The Musical

Buddy, is a young orphan who sneaks into the present bag of Santa and is taken back to the North Pole. There he is raised unaware that he is actually a human. In this story, we follow his journey to New York to find his real father.

Astronaut

Location: The Museum of Science & History

A traveling exhibition that explores the physical and mental challenges involved in space exploration and gives visitors a taste of what life is like outside of Earth and its atmosphere. Through interactive exhibits, visitors can experience g-force, conduct maintenance on a space station, grow space food and learn the realities of showering, sleeping and using the toilet in space. The exhibition also focuses on team work to solve problems, accurately perform tasks and overcome challenges that an astronaut would face on a real mission to the cosmos.

Timucuan Parks Foundation 20th Anniversary Exhibit at MOSH

Location: Museum of Science & History

Timucuan Parks Foundation is celebrating its 20th year with a special exhibit at the Museum of Science and History. “Timucuan Parks Foundation: Celebrate and Explore Our Wilderness Parks” runs Oct. 30, 2019, through May 31, 2020. The exhibit features four new park paintings by Kathy Stark and a video including drone footage captured by Tom Schifanella and still images taken by photographer Will Dickey. The images will highlight the beauty of the area’s parks and preserves. The exhibit will also include a map of the area’s preservation parks, native animals, and animal tracks, plus information on the nonprofit organization’s history and future. Engagement activities at the MOSH will run the duration of the exhibit. For more information, visit timucuanparks.org/20th-celebration/.

Toy Drive at Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex

Location: Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex

During select sessions in December, when you bring a new, unwrapped toy to Jacksonville Ice, you get $2 off Public Ice Skating Admission! The toys will benefit low-income children and families in the surrounding communities of Jacksonville.
Sessions:
Saturday, December 7th from 12 - 4 pm
Sunday, December 8th from 12 - 3 pm
Friday, December 13th from 7 - 10 pm
Saturday, December 14th from 12 - 4 pm

Candy Cane Classes

Location: Sweet Pete's Candy

 

Only at Sweet Pete’s can you watch the age-old tradition of creating hand-made candy canes. All guests will shape canes to take home. Be sure to sign up quickly as spots are limited.
This seasonal class is available in November and December.
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.  
Class includes voucher for 1 scoop of ice cream. 
*Ages 4 and up*
Class and Tour Policy: Please arrive 15 minutes before the class start time to check in at the first floor/retail counter. Our classes and tours promptly start at the time you've selected. 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 1-855-SWT-PETE.

All children under 16 must be accompanied by a paid adult. No unpaid children or adults will be permitted in the classroom.

 

Toddler Time & Character Toddler Time - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Location: Sweet Pete's Candy

 

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!
November 8th-December 31st - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
CHARACTER TODDLER TIME DATES: DECEMBER 1ST, 15TH & 23RD
Registration is required and guarantees your spot. Please register for your child(ren) only: and be sure to arrive 15 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.
Class and Tour Policy: Please arrive 15 minutes before the class start time to check in at the first floor/retail counter. Our classes and tours promptly start at the time you've selected. 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 1-855-SWT-PETE.

 

ART See & Shop

Location: The Markets at Town Center

Local artists and creatives are beautifully represented at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s new pop-up art and cultural engagement gallery.
One of a kind gifts, fine art, home decor, jewelry and more.

Breakfast with Santa

Location: Sheraton Jacksonville
Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Santa is coming to town! Come visit Santa and enjoy holiday cheer at this years Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 7 at the Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel! Bring your family and friends for a hot breakfast buffet and a free photo with Santa!
There will be 2 seatings one at 8 am and one at 10 am. Once you reserve your tickets please contact Brittani.Rey@SheratonJacksonville.com to specify how many guests are in your party for reservations.

Riverside Arts Market

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

A Program of Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP), the Riverside Arts Market celebrates the  arts and our Northeast Florida community. The weekly market features live music, food, art,  fresh produce under the canopy of the Fuller Warren Bridge. For more information, including  directions and a calendar of events, visit ?riversideartsmarket.com?.

Farm Market

Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

WinterFest

Time: 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM

A Holiday Amusement Park

To make the season extra merry, Adventure Landing is transforming our Shipwreck Island Water Park and wave pool into a cozy Alpine experience complete with ice skating, Blizzard Bluff Village, Crystal Creek Lodge and the Mistletoe Marketplace.

***​WinterFEST is open on select days during select times, so be sure to check our calendar for more details.  Also, certain activities and attractions are only available on a select basis and are subject to change.

Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting

Time: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Beaches Town Center, City of Atlantic Beach and City of Neptune Beach sponsor this free holiday event held at Beaches Town Center starting at 3pm. Join us for a bike parade, live entertainment, face painting, crafts for all ages and hay rides. The mayors of both cities light the community tree as Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive by sleigh at 6pm. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture this evening! For more information, go to www.beachestowncenter.com

Boat Tours

Location: The Museum of Science & History
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Ahoy Jacksonville! Take a ride through history on the St. Johns River every Saturday afternoon with MOSH and the St. Johns River Taxi!
We are excited to announce that the Science & History River Tours will now be accompanied by a History Host who will guide you through the history of Jacksonville and the significance the river has played in our community over time.

Boat tour is from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Please arrive at 2:45 p.m.

Admission $15 adults and $12 children.

Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting

Time: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Beaches Town Center, City of Atlantic Beach and City of Neptune Beach sponsor this free holiday event held at Beaches Town Center starting at 3pm. Join us for a bike parade, live entertainment, face painting, crafts for all ages and hay rides. The mayors of both cities light the community tree as Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive by sleigh at 6pm. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture this evening! For more information, go to www.beachestowncenter.com

Science & History Tours on the St. Johns River

Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Ahoy Jacksonville! Take a ride through history on the St. Johns River every Saturday afternoon with MOSH and the St. Johns River Taxi! We are excited to announce that the Science & History River Tours will now be accompanied by a History Host who will guide you through the history of Jacksonville and the significance the river has played in our community over time.

Historic Springfield Holiday Tour of Homes

Location: Springfield Improvement Association and Archives
Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Historic Springfield presents the 33rd Annual Holiday Home Tour, Dec 6th from 5 PM-9 PM and Dec 7th from 3 PM-7 PM. Enjoy the magic of our 100+ year-old homes! You will begin your tour at our historic Woman’s Club building, enjoy homemade cookies, and visit six beautifully decorated homes in the neighborhood. The route is walkable. You may also choose to bicycle or drive.
Tickets also available in person at Zodiac Bar & Grill, Avonlea, Cool Moose, Crispy's, Uptown Kitchen & Bar, Bleu Chocolat, Old Time Hardware, Southern Crossing, and SPAR

2019 Jax Beach Deck The Chairs

Location: Seawalk Pavilion
Time: 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM

JBDTC is a winter holiday public art display set on the oceanfront and featuring more than 40 decorated lifeguard chairs. The display is free and open daily with lights on between 5 p.m. and 1 a.m.. Highlights include a 30-foot whimsical music tree and magical light show, children's dance and choral programs, plus loads of additional weekend activities.

Festive Movies at Memorial Park

Location: Memorial Park
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Festive Movies at Memorial Park kicks off with "The Grinch."
Free Admission
Free Popcorn
Free Hot Chocolate
Bring your chair or blanket and we will see you at 6!

7th Annual Jax Illuminations Drive Thru Holiday Light Show

Location: Morocco Shrine Center
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Nov 20, 2019 – Jan 4, 2020
Bring the family together for this fun Jacksonville Tradition.
Load up the family and tune your car radio to our special radio station. Listen to your favorite holiday tunes as you drive through a Million lights that dance, twinkle and sparkle to the music. The drive thru spectacular features two mega trees, a 300 ft tunnel of lights, custom Christmas scenes and much more.
Cost
Sun – Thur is $20 per car (up to 7 people)
Fri & Sat is $25 per car (up to 7 people),
$35 for passenger vans.
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate buses and have a 7ft height restriction on all other vehicles.
Hours
Sun – Thur 6:00 – 9:30pm
Fri & Sat 6:00 -10:30pm
Located 5 min from St John's Town Center at the Morocco Shrine Center, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32224.

Trisha Yearwood

Location: Florida Theatre
Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Country superstar Trisha Yearwood returns to the Florida Theatre to perform her hits like “How Do I Live,” “She’s in Love with the Boy” “Perfect Love,” “Thinkin’ About You,” “Believe Me Baby (I Lied)” along with new material and selections from her album Let’s Be Frank, a tribute to Frank Sinatra.
She can be seen weekly on her Food TV show Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, additionally she is the author of numerous best-selling cookbooks including Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood.

December 8, 2019

Toy Drive at Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex

Location: Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex

During select sessions in December, when you bring a new, unwrapped toy to Jacksonville Ice, you get $2 off Public Ice Skating Admission! The toys will benefit low-income children and families in the surrounding communities of Jacksonville.
Sessions:
Saturday, December 7th from 12 - 4 pm
Sunday, December 8th from 12 - 3 pm
Friday, December 13th from 7 - 10 pm
Saturday, December 14th from 12 - 4 pm

ART See & Shop

Location: The Markets at Town Center

Local artists and creatives are beautifully represented at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s new pop-up art and cultural engagement gallery.
One of a kind gifts, fine art, home decor, jewelry and more.

Elf The Musical

Buddy, is a young orphan who sneaks into the present bag of Santa and is taken back to the North Pole. There he is raised unaware that he is actually a human. In this story, we follow his journey to New York to find his real father.

Astronaut

Location: The Museum of Science & History

A traveling exhibition that explores the physical and mental challenges involved in space exploration and gives visitors a taste of what life is like outside of Earth and its atmosphere. Through interactive exhibits, visitors can experience g-force, conduct maintenance on a space station, grow space food and learn the realities of showering, sleeping and using the toilet in space. The exhibition also focuses on team work to solve problems, accurately perform tasks and overcome challenges that an astronaut would face on a real mission to the cosmos.

Timucuan Parks Foundation 20th Anniversary Exhibit at MOSH

Location: Museum of Science & History

Timucuan Parks Foundation is celebrating its 20th year with a special exhibit at the Museum of Science and History. “Timucuan Parks Foundation: Celebrate and Explore Our Wilderness Parks” runs Oct. 30, 2019, through May 31, 2020. The exhibit features four new park paintings by Kathy Stark and a video including drone footage captured by Tom Schifanella and still images taken by photographer Will Dickey. The images will highlight the beauty of the area’s parks and preserves. The exhibit will also include a map of the area’s preservation parks, native animals, and animal tracks, plus information on the nonprofit organization’s history and future. Engagement activities at the MOSH will run the duration of the exhibit. For more information, visit timucuanparks.org/20th-celebration/.

Candy Cane Classes

Location: Sweet Pete's Candy

 

Only at Sweet Pete’s can you watch the age-old tradition of creating hand-made candy canes. All guests will shape canes to take home. Be sure to sign up quickly as spots are limited.
This seasonal class is available in November and December.
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.  
Class includes voucher for 1 scoop of ice cream. 
*Ages 4 and up*
Class and Tour Policy: Please arrive 15 minutes before the class start time to check in at the first floor/retail counter. Our classes and tours promptly start at the time you've selected. 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 1-855-SWT-PETE.

All children under 16 must be accompanied by a paid adult. No unpaid children or adults will be permitted in the classroom.

 

Toddler Time & Character Toddler Time - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Location: Sweet Pete's Candy

 

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!
November 8th-December 31st - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
CHARACTER TODDLER TIME DATES: DECEMBER 1ST, 15TH & 23RD
Registration is required and guarantees your spot. Please register for your child(ren) only: and be sure to arrive 15 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.
Class and Tour Policy: Please arrive 15 minutes before the class start time to check in at the first floor/retail counter. Our classes and tours promptly start at the time you've selected. 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 1-855-SWT-PETE.

 

Wagon Ride + Goat Greet

Location: Congaree and Penn
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Hop on a tractor pulled farm wagon and enjoy a kid friendly cruise through the farm. After a short ride, we’ll make a special stop to meet Congaree and Penn’s Nigerian dwarf and Nubian goats. Participants will be granted the opportunity to pet, hand feed, and interact with the goats.
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Goats are curious, playful, and friendly animals. Please be aware that the goats might nibble, jump, buck, and run. If you and / or your children are uncomfortable with interacting with spirited animals, you are welcome to observe from outside of the paddock.
We recommend wearing closed toed, water resistant shoes. Insect repellent and sunscreen are always a good idea, too.
Children ages two and under may join free of charge, but must sit on an adult’s lap during the wagon ride. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Under Florida law, an agritourism operator is not liable for injury or death of, or damage or loss to, a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury, death, damage, or loss results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity.

Santa Spectacular

Location: Bravoz Entertainment Center
Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

BRAVOZ invites you to enjoy an afternoon of cheerful meet-and-greets, a reindeer stop station, tasty smores, holiday music, and more! Come meet Santa Clause and share your Christmas wishlist with him while getting a family photo for this year’s Christmas card!
*You must purchase a play pass to get into BRAVOZ for this event.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Location: Florida Theatre
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Based on the beloved Eric Carle books, this Broadway-style family show recreates his imaginative stories: The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; 10 Little Rubber Ducks; and The Very Lonely Firefly by using 75 puppets to perform the stories in these beloved family books.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 48 million copies worldwide. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? – now celebrating 50 years – has sold more than 18.2 million copies.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Location: Florida Theatre
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Based on the beloved Eric Carle books, this Broadway-style family show recreates his imaginative stories: The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; 10 Little Rubber Ducks; and The Very Lonely Firefly by using 75 puppets to perform the stories in these beloved family books.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 48 million copies worldwide. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? – now celebrating 50 years – has sold more than 18.2 million copies.

WinterFest

Time: 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM

A Holiday Amusement Park

To make the season extra merry, Adventure Landing is transforming our Shipwreck Island Water Park and wave pool into a cozy Alpine experience complete with ice skating, Blizzard Bluff Village, Crystal Creek Lodge and the Mistletoe Marketplace.

***​WinterFEST is open on select days during select times, so be sure to check our calendar for more details.  Also, certain activities and attractions are only available on a select basis and are subject to change.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Location: TIAA Bank Field
Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Come cheer on the Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field! 

2019 Jax Beach Deck The Chairs

Location: Seawalk Pavilion
Time: 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM

JBDTC is a winter holiday public art display set on the oceanfront and featuring more than 40 decorated lifeguard chairs. The display is free and open daily with lights on between 5 p.m. and 1 a.m.. Highlights include a 30-foot whimsical music tree and magical light show, children's dance and choral programs, plus loads of additional weekend activities.

The Great Unwind

Time: 6:00 PM

Hang out with $4 bomb shots and $3 drafts as we give Monday morning the big middle finger.

7th Annual Jax Illuminations Drive Thru Holiday Light Show

Location: Morocco Shrine Center
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Nov 20, 2019 – Jan 4, 2020
Bring the family together for this fun Jacksonville Tradition.
Load up the family and tune your car radio to our special radio station. Listen to your favorite holiday tunes as you drive through a Million lights that dance, twinkle and sparkle to the music. The drive thru spectacular features two mega trees, a 300 ft tunnel of lights, custom Christmas scenes and much more.
Cost
Sun – Thur is $20 per car (up to 7 people)
Fri & Sat is $25 per car (up to 7 people),
$35 for passenger vans.
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate buses and have a 7ft height restriction on all other vehicles.
Hours
Sun – Thur 6:00 – 9:30pm
Fri & Sat 6:00 -10:30pm
Located 5 min from St John's Town Center at the Morocco Shrine Center, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32224.

Swing Dance Sunday

Time: 7:00 PM

Free lessons, delicious cocktails, and chance to catch a glimpse of some of the best swing dancers around doing their thing (while sometimes appearing to defy gravity). All levels are welcome and no partner is required.

RIFF RAFF

Location: 1904 Music Hall
Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

1904 Booking Presents: RIFF RAFF & more Sunday, December 8th 2019 Doors at 8p - 18+ Welcome $25 ADV - $75 VIP Limited Meet & Greet

December 9, 2019

Candy Cane Classes

Location: Sweet Pete's Candy

 

Only at Sweet Pete’s can you watch the age-old tradition of creating hand-made candy canes. All guests will shape canes to take home. Be sure to sign up quickly as spots are limited.
This seasonal class is available in November and December.
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.  
Class includes voucher for 1 scoop of ice cream. 
*Ages 4 and up*
Class and Tour Policy: Please arrive 15 minutes before the class start time to check in at the first floor/retail counter. Our classes and tours promptly start at the time you've selected. 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 1-855-SWT-PETE.

All children under 16 must be accompanied by a paid adult. No unpaid children or adults will be permitted in the classroom.

 

Elf The Musical

Buddy, is a young orphan who sneaks into the present bag of Santa and is taken back to the North Pole. There he is raised unaware that he is actually a human. In this story, we follow his journey to New York to find his real father.

Astronaut

Location: The Museum of Science & History

A traveling exhibition that explores the physical and mental challenges involved in space exploration and gives visitors a taste of what life is like outside of Earth and its atmosphere. Through interactive exhibits, visitors can experience g-force, conduct maintenance on a space station, grow space food and learn the realities of showering, sleeping and using the toilet in space. The exhibition also focuses on team work to solve problems, accurately perform tasks and overcome challenges that an astronaut would face on a real mission to the cosmos.

Toy Drive at Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex

Location: Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex

During select sessions in December, when you bring a new, unwrapped toy to Jacksonville Ice, you get $2 off Public Ice Skating Admission! The toys will benefit low-income children and families in the surrounding communities of Jacksonville.
Sessions:
Saturday, December 7th from 12 - 4 pm
Sunday, December 8th from 12 - 3 pm
Friday, December 13th from 7 - 10 pm
Saturday, December 14th from 12 - 4 pm

ART See & Shop

Location: The Markets at Town Center

Local artists and creatives are beautifully represented at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s new pop-up art and cultural engagement gallery.
One of a kind gifts, fine art, home decor, jewelry and more.

Toddler Time & Character Toddler Time - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Location: Sweet Pete's Candy

 

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!
November 8th-December 31st - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
CHARACTER TODDLER TIME DATES: DECEMBER 1ST, 15TH & 23RD
Registration is required and guarantees your spot. Please register for your child(ren) only: and be sure to arrive 15 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.
Class and Tour Policy: Please arrive 15 minutes before the class start time to check in at the first floor/retail counter. Our classes and tours promptly start at the time you've selected. 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 1-855-SWT-PETE.

 

Timucuan Parks Foundation 20th Anniversary Exhibit at MOSH

Location: Museum of Science & History

Timucuan Parks Foundation is celebrating its 20th year with a special exhibit at the Museum of Science and History. “Timucuan Parks Foundation: Celebrate and Explore Our Wilderness Parks” runs Oct. 30, 2019, through May 31, 2020. The exhibit features four new park paintings by Kathy Stark and a video including drone footage captured by Tom Schifanella and still images taken by photographer Will Dickey. The images will highlight the beauty of the area’s parks and preserves. The exhibit will also include a map of the area’s preservation parks, native animals, and animal tracks, plus information on the nonprofit organization’s history and future. Engagement activities at the MOSH will run the duration of the exhibit. For more information, visit timucuanparks.org/20th-celebration/.

Farm Market

Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

WinterFest

Time: 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM

A Holiday Amusement Park

To make the season extra merry, Adventure Landing is transforming our Shipwreck Island Water Park and wave pool into a cozy Alpine experience complete with ice skating, Blizzard Bluff Village, Crystal Creek Lodge and the Mistletoe Marketplace.

***​WinterFEST is open on select days during select times, so be sure to check our calendar for more details.  Also, certain activities and attractions are only available on a select basis and are subject to change.

2019 Jax Beach Deck The Chairs

Location: Seawalk Pavilion
Time: 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM

JBDTC is a winter holiday public art display set on the oceanfront and featuring more than 40 decorated lifeguard chairs. The display is free and open daily with lights on between 5 p.m. and 1 a.m.. Highlights include a 30-foot whimsical music tree and magical light show, children's dance and choral programs, plus loads of additional weekend activities.

7th Annual Jax Illuminations Drive Thru Holiday Light Show

Location: Morocco Shrine Center
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Nov 20, 2019 – Jan 4, 2020
Bring the family together for this fun Jacksonville Tradition.
Load up the family and tune your car radio to our special radio station. Listen to your favorite holiday tunes as you drive through a Million lights that dance, twinkle and sparkle to the music. The drive thru spectacular features two mega trees, a 300 ft tunnel of lights, custom Christmas scenes and much more.
Cost
Sun – Thur is $20 per car (up to 7 people)
Fri & Sat is $25 per car (up to 7 people),
$35 for passenger vans.
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate buses and have a 7ft height restriction on all other vehicles.
Hours
Sun – Thur 6:00 – 9:30pm
Fri & Sat 6:00 -10:30pm
Located 5 min from St John's Town Center at the Morocco Shrine Center, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32224.

Rock N' Roll Karaoke with DJ Randall

Time: 9:00 PM

Be a rockstar or just point and laugh! From 9pm. The best Monday night party in Jax for sure!

December 10, 2019

Toddler Time & Character Toddler Time - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Location: Sweet Pete's Candy

 

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!
November 8th-December 31st - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
CHARACTER TODDLER TIME DATES: DECEMBER 1ST, 15TH & 23RD
Registration is required and guarantees your spot. Please register for your child(ren) only: and be sure to arrive 15 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.
Class and Tour Policy: Please arrive 15 minutes before the class start time to check in at the first floor/retail counter. Our classes and tours promptly start at the time you've selected. 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 1-855-SWT-PETE.

 

Elf The Musical

Buddy, is a young orphan who sneaks into the present bag of Santa and is taken back to the North Pole. There he is raised unaware that he is actually a human. In this story, we follow his journey to New York to find his real father.

Astronaut

Location: The Museum of Science & History

A traveling exhibition that explores the physical and mental challenges involved in space exploration and gives visitors a taste of what life is like outside of Earth and its atmosphere. Through interactive exhibits, visitors can experience g-force, conduct maintenance on a space station, grow space food and learn the realities of showering, sleeping and using the toilet in space. The exhibition also focuses on team work to solve problems, accurately perform tasks and overcome challenges that an astronaut would face on a real mission to the cosmos.

Toy Drive at Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex

Location: Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex

During select sessions in December, when you bring a new, unwrapped toy to Jacksonville Ice, you get $2 off Public Ice Skating Admission! The toys will benefit low-income children and families in the surrounding communities of Jacksonville.
Sessions:
Saturday, December 7th from 12 - 4 pm
Sunday, December 8th from 12 - 3 pm
Friday, December 13th from 7 - 10 pm
Saturday, December 14th from 12 - 4 pm

Timucuan Parks Foundation 20th Anniversary Exhibit at MOSH

Location: Museum of Science & History

Timucuan Parks Foundation is celebrating its 20th year with a special exhibit at the Museum of Science and History. “Timucuan Parks Foundation: Celebrate and Explore Our Wilderness Parks” runs Oct. 30, 2019, through May 31, 2020. The exhibit features four new park paintings by Kathy Stark and a video including drone footage captured by Tom Schifanella and still images taken by photographer Will Dickey. The images will highlight the beauty of the area’s parks and preserves. The exhibit will also include a map of the area’s preservation parks, native animals, and animal tracks, plus information on the nonprofit organization’s history and future. Engagement activities at the MOSH will run the duration of the exhibit. For more information, visit timucuanparks.org/20th-celebration/.

ART See & Shop

Location: The Markets at Town Center

Local artists and creatives are beautifully represented at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s new pop-up art and cultural engagement gallery.
One of a kind gifts, fine art, home decor, jewelry and more.

Candy Cane Classes

Location: Sweet Pete's Candy

 

Only at Sweet Pete’s can you watch the age-old tradition of creating hand-made candy canes. All guests will shape canes to take home. Be sure to sign up quickly as spots are limited.
This seasonal class is available in November and December.
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.  
Class includes voucher for 1 scoop of ice cream. 
*Ages 4 and up*
Class and Tour Policy: Please arrive 15 minutes before the class start time to check in at the first floor/retail counter. Our classes and tours promptly start at the time you've selected. 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 1-855-SWT-PETE.

All children under 16 must be accompanied by a paid adult. No unpaid children or adults will be permitted in the classroom.

 

WinterFest

Time: 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM

A Holiday Amusement Park

To make the season extra merry, Adventure Landing is transforming our Shipwreck Island Water Park and wave pool into a cozy Alpine experience complete with ice skating, Blizzard Bluff Village, Crystal Creek Lodge and the Mistletoe Marketplace.

***​WinterFEST is open on select days during select times, so be sure to check our calendar for more details.  Also, certain activities and attractions are only available on a select basis and are subject to change.

Tapas Tuesday

Location: Cummer Museum
Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Event Details: Every Tuesday evening
Location: The Cummer Café


Every Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Cummer Café patio, take in the sunset while listening to local musicians with beer, wine, or artfully-inspired tapas for sale at the Café. Reserve your table by calling 904.899.6022.

2019 Jax Beach Deck The Chairs

Location: Seawalk Pavilion
Time: 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM

JBDTC is a winter holiday public art display set on the oceanfront and featuring more than 40 decorated lifeguard chairs. The display is free and open daily with lights on between 5 p.m. and 1 a.m.. Highlights include a 30-foot whimsical music tree and magical light show, children's dance and choral programs, plus loads of additional weekend activities.

Trivia Night with DJ Scott Young

Time: 6:00 PM

Win a bar tab, win some swag, win some self respect. Late Night Happy Hour from 11-1

7th Annual Jax Illuminations Drive Thru Holiday Light Show

Location: Morocco Shrine Center
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Nov 20, 2019 – Jan 4, 2020
Bring the family together for this fun Jacksonville Tradition.
Load up the family and tune your car radio to our special radio station. Listen to your favorite holiday tunes as you drive through a Million lights that dance, twinkle and sparkle to the music. The drive thru spectacular features two mega trees, a 300 ft tunnel of lights, custom Christmas scenes and much more.
Cost
Sun – Thur is $20 per car (up to 7 people)
Fri & Sat is $25 per car (up to 7 people),
$35 for passenger vans.
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate buses and have a 7ft height restriction on all other vehicles.
Hours
Sun – Thur 6:00 – 9:30pm
Fri & Sat 6:00 -10:30pm
Located 5 min from St John's Town Center at the Morocco Shrine Center, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32224.

Neil Hilborn / Caracara

Location: 1904 Music Hall
Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Drop-In Dance Classes at 1 Vibe Dance

Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Drop-in Dance Classes Tues & Thurs All Levels $20 (Creator/Choreo: Jennifer Efstathion Colvin)

Ladies Night at Island Girl Cigar Bar Downtown

Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

December 11, 2019

Candy Cane Classes

Location: Sweet Pete's Candy

 

Only at Sweet Pete’s can you watch the age-old tradition of creating hand-made candy canes. All guests will shape canes to take home. Be sure to sign up quickly as spots are limited.
This seasonal class is available in November and December.
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.  
Class includes voucher for 1 scoop of ice cream. 
*Ages 4 and up*
Class and Tour Policy: Please arrive 15 minutes before the class start time to check in at the first floor/retail counter. Our classes and tours promptly start at the time you've selected. 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 1-855-SWT-PETE.

All children under 16 must be accompanied by a paid adult. No unpaid children or adults will be permitted in the classroom.

 

Timucuan Parks Foundation 20th Anniversary Exhibit at MOSH

Location: Museum of Science & History

Timucuan Parks Foundation is celebrating its 20th year with a special exhibit at the Museum of Science and History. “Timucuan Parks Foundation: Celebrate and Explore Our Wilderness Parks” runs Oct. 30, 2019, through May 31, 2020. The exhibit features four new park paintings by Kathy Stark and a video including drone footage captured by Tom Schifanella and still images taken by photographer Will Dickey. The images will highlight the beauty of the area’s parks and preserves. The exhibit will also include a map of the area’s preservation parks, native animals, and animal tracks, plus information on the nonprofit organization’s history and future. Engagement activities at the MOSH will run the duration of the exhibit. For more information, visit timucuanparks.org/20th-celebration/.

Elf The Musical

Buddy, is a young orphan who sneaks into the present bag of Santa and is taken back to the North Pole. There he is raised unaware that he is actually a human. In this story, we follow his journey to New York to find his real father.

Toy Drive at Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex

Location: Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex

During select sessions in December, when you bring a new, unwrapped toy to Jacksonville Ice, you get $2 off Public Ice Skating Admission! The toys will benefit low-income children and families in the surrounding communities of Jacksonville.
Sessions:
Saturday, December 7th from 12 - 4 pm
Sunday, December 8th from 12 - 3 pm
Friday, December 13th from 7 - 10 pm
Saturday, December 14th from 12 - 4 pm

ART See & Shop

Location: The Markets at Town Center

Local artists and creatives are beautifully represented at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s new pop-up art and cultural engagement gallery.
One of a kind gifts, fine art, home decor, jewelry and more.

Astronaut

Location: The Museum of Science & History

A traveling exhibition that explores the physical and mental challenges involved in space exploration and gives visitors a taste of what life is like outside of Earth and its atmosphere. Through interactive exhibits, visitors can experience g-force, conduct maintenance on a space station, grow space food and learn the realities of showering, sleeping and using the toilet in space. The exhibition also focuses on team work to solve problems, accurately perform tasks and overcome challenges that an astronaut would face on a real mission to the cosmos.

Toddler Time & Character Toddler Time - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Location: Sweet Pete's Candy

 

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!
November 8th-December 31st - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
CHARACTER TODDLER TIME DATES: DECEMBER 1ST, 15TH & 23RD
Registration is required and guarantees your spot. Please register for your child(ren) only: and be sure to arrive 15 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.
Class and Tour Policy: Please arrive 15 minutes before the class start time to check in at the first floor/retail counter. Our classes and tours promptly start at the time you've selected. 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 1-855-SWT-PETE.

 

Little Learners: Winter Wonderland

Location: The Museum of Science & History
Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

It may not get very cold here in Florida, but other places on Earth are freezing! What are these places like? How do the humans there live? What kinds of animals like cold climates? Join MOSH as we answer these questions and more through fun activities. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for private Museum exploration, followed by Little Learners circle time, programming, and community learning activities through 11:30. Admission is only $6 per person (ages 3 & up). This program is extremely popular, please pre-register.

WinterFest

Time: 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM

A Holiday Amusement Park

To make the season extra merry, Adventure Landing is transforming our Shipwreck Island Water Park and wave pool into a cozy Alpine experience complete with ice skating, Blizzard Bluff Village, Crystal Creek Lodge and the Mistletoe Marketplace.

***​WinterFEST is open on select days during select times, so be sure to check our calendar for more details.  Also, certain activities and attractions are only available on a select basis and are subject to change.

Wine Wednesday Tastings

Location: Town Hall Jax
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

($15 to taste 5-6 wines from a specific region or following a particular theme.
Tune into our social media to see the line up each week!)

2019 Jax Beach Deck The Chairs

Location: Seawalk Pavilion
Time: 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM

JBDTC is a winter holiday public art display set on the oceanfront and featuring more than 40 decorated lifeguard chairs. The display is free and open daily with lights on between 5 p.m. and 1 a.m.. Highlights include a 30-foot whimsical music tree and magical light show, children's dance and choral programs, plus loads of additional weekend activities.

Double Down with LIVE BlackJack in the lounge

Time: 6:00 PM

Win prizes, hone your skills or just learn to play. Your drink is your buy-in. Everyone wins!

7th Annual Jax Illuminations Drive Thru Holiday Light Show

Location: Morocco Shrine Center
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Nov 20, 2019 – Jan 4, 2020
Bring the family together for this fun Jacksonville Tradition.
Load up the family and tune your car radio to our special radio station. Listen to your favorite holiday tunes as you drive through a Million lights that dance, twinkle and sparkle to the music. The drive thru spectacular features two mega trees, a 300 ft tunnel of lights, custom Christmas scenes and much more.
Cost
Sun – Thur is $20 per car (up to 7 people)
Fri & Sat is $25 per car (up to 7 people),
$35 for passenger vans.
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate buses and have a 7ft height restriction on all other vehicles.
Hours
Sun – Thur 6:00 – 9:30pm
Fri & Sat 6:00 -10:30pm
Located 5 min from St John's Town Center at the Morocco Shrine Center, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32224.

Florida Everblades vs Jacksonville Icemen

Location: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Come cheer on the Jacksonville Icemen at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena 

December 12, 2019

Candy Cane Classes

Location: Sweet Pete's Candy

 

Only at Sweet Pete’s can you watch the age-old tradition of creating hand-made candy canes. All guests will shape canes to take home. Be sure to sign up quickly as spots are limited.
This seasonal class is available in November and December.
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.  
Class includes voucher for 1 scoop of ice cream. 
*Ages 4 and up*
Class and Tour Policy: Please arrive 15 minutes before the class start time to check in at the first floor/retail counter. Our classes and tours promptly start at the time you've selected. 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 1-855-SWT-PETE.

All children under 16 must be accompanied by a paid adult. No unpaid children or adults will be permitted in the classroom.

 

Timucuan Parks Foundation 20th Anniversary Exhibit at MOSH

Location: Museum of Science & History

Timucuan Parks Foundation is celebrating its 20th year with a special exhibit at the Museum of Science and History. “Timucuan Parks Foundation: Celebrate and Explore Our Wilderness Parks” runs Oct. 30, 2019, through May 31, 2020. The exhibit features four new park paintings by Kathy Stark and a video including drone footage captured by Tom Schifanella and still images taken by photographer Will Dickey. The images will highlight the beauty of the area’s parks and preserves. The exhibit will also include a map of the area’s preservation parks, native animals, and animal tracks, plus information on the nonprofit organization’s history and future. Engagement activities at the MOSH will run the duration of the exhibit. For more information, visit timucuanparks.org/20th-celebration/.

Toddler Time & Character Toddler Time - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Location: Sweet Pete's Candy

 

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!
November 8th-December 31st - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
CHARACTER TODDLER TIME DATES: DECEMBER 1ST, 15TH & 23RD
Registration is required and guarantees your spot. Please register for your child(ren) only: and be sure to arrive 15 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.
Class and Tour Policy: Please arrive 15 minutes before the class start time to check in at the first floor/retail counter. Our classes and tours promptly start at the time you've selected. 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 1-855-SWT-PETE.

 

Astronaut

Location: The Museum of Science & History

A traveling exhibition that explores the physical and mental challenges involved in space exploration and gives visitors a taste of what life is like outside of Earth and its atmosphere. Through interactive exhibits, visitors can experience g-force, conduct maintenance on a space station, grow space food and learn the realities of showering, sleeping and using the toilet in space. The exhibition also focuses on team work to solve problems, accurately perform tasks and overcome challenges that an astronaut would face on a real mission to the cosmos.

ART See & Shop

Location: The Markets at Town Center

Local artists and creatives are beautifully represented at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s new pop-up art and cultural engagement gallery.
One of a kind gifts, fine art, home decor, jewelry and more.

Toy Drive at Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex

Location: Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex

During select sessions in December, when you bring a new, unwrapped toy to Jacksonville Ice, you get $2 off Public Ice Skating Admission! The toys will benefit low-income children and families in the surrounding communities of Jacksonville.
Sessions:
Saturday, December 7th from 12 - 4 pm
Sunday, December 8th from 12 - 3 pm
Friday, December 13th from 7 - 10 pm
Saturday, December 14th from 12 - 4 pm

Elf The Musical

Buddy, is a young orphan who sneaks into the present bag of Santa and is taken back to the North Pole. There he is raised unaware that he is actually a human. In this story, we follow his journey to New York to find his real father.

WinterFest

Time: 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM

A Holiday Amusement Park

To make the season extra merry, Adventure Landing is transforming our Shipwreck Island Water Park and wave pool into a cozy Alpine experience complete with ice skating, Blizzard Bluff Village, Crystal Creek Lodge and the Mistletoe Marketplace.

***​WinterFEST is open on select days during select times, so be sure to check our calendar for more details.  Also, certain activities and attractions are only available on a select basis and are subject to change.

Farm Market

Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

2019 Jax Beach Deck The Chairs

Location: Seawalk Pavilion
Time: 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM

JBDTC is a winter holiday public art display set on the oceanfront and featuring more than 40 decorated lifeguard chairs. The display is free and open daily with lights on between 5 p.m. and 1 a.m.. Highlights include a 30-foot whimsical music tree and magical light show, children's dance and choral programs, plus loads of additional weekend activities.

Thursday is the New Friday

Time: 6:00 PM

DJ Hollywood spins 90's rock with a little nu disco. It's all night drinking music to get loose to.

7th Annual Jax Illuminations Drive Thru Holiday Light Show

Location: Morocco Shrine Center
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Nov 20, 2019 – Jan 4, 2020
Bring the family together for this fun Jacksonville Tradition.
Load up the family and tune your car radio to our special radio station. Listen to your favorite holiday tunes as you drive through a Million lights that dance, twinkle and sparkle to the music. The drive thru spectacular features two mega trees, a 300 ft tunnel of lights, custom Christmas scenes and much more.
Cost
Sun – Thur is $20 per car (up to 7 people)
Fri & Sat is $25 per car (up to 7 people),
$35 for passenger vans.
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate buses and have a 7ft height restriction on all other vehicles.
Hours
Sun – Thur 6:00 – 9:30pm
Fri & Sat 6:00 -10:30pm
Located 5 min from St John's Town Center at the Morocco Shrine Center, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32224.

The Jazz Jam Session

Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Come out to Justice Pub Thursday for a live jam session specifically for jazz lovers!

Entry $5 to jam or $3 if you bring a friend! $6 to just vibe!

Beer & wine available at the bar!

Downbeat at 7p.m. Jam ends at 10p.m.

Drop-In Dance Classes at 1 Vibe Dance

Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Drop-in Dance Classes Tues & Thurs All Levels $20 (Creator/Choreo: Jennifer Efstathion Colvin)

Trans-Sibeian Orchestra 2019 Presented by Hallmark Channel

Location: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

A product of the vision and imagination of TSO's late founder/composer/lyricist Paul O'Neill, "Christmas Eve and Other Stories" began the unique format O'Neill called "Rock Theater" and forged a deep connection with their fans that it turned into the wildly-successful tour, cementing the group's status as a must-see, multi-generational, holiday tradition and kick-started the trend of Yuletide season tours. This year's unforgettable multi-sensory extravaganza is set to begin on November 13th and will visit 66 cities for 109 performances across North America before concluding on December 30th.

The Heavy Pets & Roosevelt Collier Band: Free Energy Tour

Location: 1904 Music Hall
Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

1904 Booking Presents The Heavy Pets & Roosevelt Collier Band: Free Energy Tour Thursday, December 12th 8p - All Ages $10 ADV - $15 DOS

The Cypher

Time: 8:00 PM

The longest running open mic in Jacksonville history & 2nd longest running in the State of Florida. Open Mic for Artists of All Walks of Life! Every Thursday Downstairs Inside De Real Ting Cafe 128 W Adams St. 32202 Doors Open @ 8 PM. $5 before 8:30

December 13, 2019

Sunset Cruise at Congaree and Penn

Join us for a sunset cruise through the farm!

There’s no better way to enjoy a Friday evening sunset on the farm than on a tractor pulled wagon ride throughout Congaree and Penn’s acres. Grab a beverage of choice from the farm taproom, hop on the wagon, sit back and unwind on a 45 minute rendezvous.

Sunset Cruises are $10 per guest. Your name will be added to the guest list upon checkout.
Farm wagons seat up to 25 guests and depart promptly at the time listed. While you are not required to book in advance, availability is not guaranteed. Children 3 and under are free, but must sit on an adult's lap during the wagon ride.
Sunset Cruise reservations are non refundable and non transferable to other dates. In the event of inclement weather, your Sunset Cruise will become transferable to a later date within three months.

Toy Drive at Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex

Location: Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex

During select sessions in December, when you bring a new, unwrapped toy to Jacksonville Ice, you get $2 off Public Ice Skating Admission! The toys will benefit low-income children and families in the surrounding communities of Jacksonville.
Sessions:
Saturday, December 7th from 12 - 4 pm
Sunday, December 8th from 12 - 3 pm
Friday, December 13th from 7 - 10 pm
Saturday, December 14th from 12 - 4 pm

Candy Cane Classes

Location: Sweet Pete's Candy

 

Only at Sweet Pete’s can you watch the age-old tradition of creating hand-made candy canes. All guests will shape canes to take home. Be sure to sign up quickly as spots are limited.
This seasonal class is available in November and December.
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.  
Class includes voucher for 1 scoop of ice cream. 
*Ages 4 and up*
Class and Tour Policy: Please arrive 15 minutes before the class start time to check in at the first floor/retail counter. Our classes and tours promptly start at the time you've selected. 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 1-855-SWT-PETE.

All children under 16 must be accompanied by a paid adult. No unpaid children or adults will be permitted in the classroom.

 

ART See & Shop

Location: The Markets at Town Center

Local artists and creatives are beautifully represented at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s new pop-up art and cultural engagement gallery.
One of a kind gifts, fine art, home decor, jewelry and more.

Astronaut

Location: The Museum of Science & History

A traveling exhibition that explores the physical and mental challenges involved in space exploration and gives visitors a taste of what life is like outside of Earth and its atmosphere. Through interactive exhibits, visitors can experience g-force, conduct maintenance on a space station, grow space food and learn the realities of showering, sleeping and using the toilet in space. The exhibition also focuses on team work to solve problems, accurately perform tasks and overcome challenges that an astronaut would face on a real mission to the cosmos.

Toddler Time & Character Toddler Time - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Location: Sweet Pete's Candy

 

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!
November 8th-December 31st - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
CHARACTER TODDLER TIME DATES: DECEMBER 1ST, 15TH & 23RD
Registration is required and guarantees your spot. Please register for your child(ren) only: and be sure to arrive 15 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.
Class and Tour Policy: Please arrive 15 minutes before the class start time to check in at the first floor/retail counter. Our classes and tours promptly start at the time you've selected. 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 1-855-SWT-PETE.

 

Timucuan Parks Foundation 20th Anniversary Exhibit at MOSH

Location: Museum of Science & History

Timucuan Parks Foundation is celebrating its 20th year with a special exhibit at the Museum of Science and History. “Timucuan Parks Foundation: Celebrate and Explore Our Wilderness Parks” runs Oct. 30, 2019, through May 31, 2020. The exhibit features four new park paintings by Kathy Stark and a video including drone footage captured by Tom Schifanella and still images taken by photographer Will Dickey. The images will highlight the beauty of the area’s parks and preserves. The exhibit will also include a map of the area’s preservation parks, native animals, and animal tracks, plus information on the nonprofit organization’s history and future. Engagement activities at the MOSH will run the duration of the exhibit. For more information, visit timucuanparks.org/20th-celebration/.

Elf The Musical

Buddy, is a young orphan who sneaks into the present bag of Santa and is taken back to the North Pole. There he is raised unaware that he is actually a human. In this story, we follow his journey to New York to find his real father.

WinterFest

Time: 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM

A Holiday Amusement Park

To make the season extra merry, Adventure Landing is transforming our Shipwreck Island Water Park and wave pool into a cozy Alpine experience complete with ice skating, Blizzard Bluff Village, Crystal Creek Lodge and the Mistletoe Marketplace.

***​WinterFEST is open on select days during select times, so be sure to check our calendar for more details.  Also, certain activities and attractions are only available on a select basis and are subject to change.

Free Fridays

Location: Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Time: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is proud to host Free Fridays. The museum will offer free admission to its permanent collection and gardens during new extended hours, 4 to 9 p.m. every Friday. Guests will be able to purchase food and beverages (including beer, wine and cocktails) from the Cummer Cafe. 

2019 Jax Beach Deck The Chairs

Location: Seawalk Pavilion
Time: 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM

JBDTC is a winter holiday public art display set on the oceanfront and featuring more than 40 decorated lifeguard chairs. The display is free and open daily with lights on between 5 p.m. and 1 a.m.. Highlights include a 30-foot whimsical music tree and magical light show, children's dance and choral programs, plus loads of additional weekend activities.

THE Friday night party!

Time: 6:00 PM

Various DJs spin a danceable mix of indie, throwback rock n roll and fun jams. Specials vary.

7th Annual Jax Illuminations Drive Thru Holiday Light Show

Location: Morocco Shrine Center
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Nov 20, 2019 – Jan 4, 2020
Bring the family together for this fun Jacksonville Tradition.
Load up the family and tune your car radio to our special radio station. Listen to your favorite holiday tunes as you drive through a Million lights that dance, twinkle and sparkle to the music. The drive thru spectacular features two mega trees, a 300 ft tunnel of lights, custom Christmas scenes and much more.
Cost
Sun – Thur is $20 per car (up to 7 people)
Fri & Sat is $25 per car (up to 7 people),
$35 for passenger vans.
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate buses and have a 7ft height restriction on all other vehicles.
Hours
Sun – Thur 6:00 – 9:30pm
Fri & Sat 6:00 -10:30pm
Located 5 min from St John's Town Center at the Morocco Shrine Center, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32224.

Free Holiday Concert- Newman and Oltman Guitar Duo

Location: Friday Musicale
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Free Concert, Open to the public. Donations Accepted. Doors open at 6:30pm 
Laura Oltman and Michael Newman, guitars
Hailed as a “revelation to hear” by The Washington Post, the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo
is recognized for their matchless technique, ensemble precision, and innovative programming, combined with their commitment to expanding the repertoire for guitar duo.

Free Holiday Concert- Newman and Oltman Guitar Duo

Location: Friday Musicale
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Free Concert, Open to the public. Donations Accepted. Doors open at 6:30pm 
Laura Oltman and Michael Newman, guitars
Hailed as a “revelation to hear” by The Washington Post, the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo
is recognized for their matchless technique, ensemble precision, and innovative programming, combined with their commitment to expanding the repertoire for guitar duo.

Noel Freidline & Friends Jazz Series

Location: Ritz Theatre and Museum
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

A “Soulful” NOEL featuring Maria Howell


The 28th Annual Community Nutcracker

Location: Florida Theatre
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

The beloved holiday tradition continues with this highly- sophisticated production of Tchaikovsky’s story- book ballet!
Community Nutcracker is the only nonprofit, volunteer-run organization that offers a portion of its proceeds to local charitable agencies with each performance and has donated over $600,000 in the past 27 years! The performing company is made up of local talent with more than 200 dancers ranging in age from 9 to adult from Northeast Florida auditioning and performing in the production. Join us with your family for the 28th annual production!
Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount on tickets purchased at $40.00 and $35.50. Group discount is only available in person or by calling the box office at 904.355.ARTS.pies.

The Uptown Experience - New Premier Comedy Club

Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

About this Event:
We're glad to invite you to a special night filled with laughs and a special show featuring a hilarious local comedic line-up! Enjoy The Uptown Comedy Experience this Friday and every other Friday to come!
Doors open at 7:30 PM for the pre-show, comedy show starts at 8:00 PM, come to a place where the food is good, drinks are cold, and the laughs are loud!

December 14, 2019

Timucuan Parks Foundation 20th Anniversary Exhibit at MOSH

Location: Museum of Science & History

Timucuan Parks Foundation is celebrating its 20th year with a special exhibit at the Museum of Science and History. “Timucuan Parks Foundation: Celebrate and Explore Our Wilderness Parks” runs Oct. 30, 2019, through May 31, 2020. The exhibit features four new park paintings by Kathy Stark and a video including drone footage captured by Tom Schifanella and still images taken by photographer Will Dickey. The images will highlight the beauty of the area’s parks and preserves. The exhibit will also include a map of the area’s preservation parks, native animals, and animal tracks, plus information on the nonprofit organization’s history and future. Engagement activities at the MOSH will run the duration of the exhibit. For more information, visit timucuanparks.org/20th-celebration/.

Toddler Time & Character Toddler Time - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Location: Sweet Pete's Candy

 

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!
November 8th-December 31st - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
CHARACTER TODDLER TIME DATES: DECEMBER 1ST, 15TH & 23RD
Registration is required and guarantees your spot. Please register for your child(ren) only: and be sure to arrive 15 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.
Class and Tour Policy: Please arrive 15 minutes before the class start time to check in at the first floor/retail counter. Our classes and tours promptly start at the time you've selected. 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 1-855-SWT-PETE.

 

DJ NIGHTFresh at Dos Gatos

Time: 12:00 AM

DJ NICKFresh turns the lounge into his own thing. Digital mixology at its finest. Specials vary.

Astronaut

Location: The Museum of Science & History