November 16, 2018

Jax Illuminations 6th Annual Drive Thru Holiday Light Show

Location: Morocco Shrine Center
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

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 one mile drive thru 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.
Free hot chocolate and candy canes included.
Located 5 min from St John's Town Center at the Morocco Shrine Center, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32224.
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate buses and have a 7ft height restriction on all other vehicles.

November 24, 2018

Elf the Musical

Location: Alhambra Theatre & Dining

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.

November 30, 2018

15th Annual Gingerbread House Extravaganza

Location: Jacksonville Historical Society

Visitors enjoy gigantic, creative gingerbread houses built by chefs, bakers, architects, engineers, culinary school students, families, young people and other individuals. These tasty creations are placed on display at the Jacksonville Historical Society headquarters, historic Old St. Andrews, immediately across the street from the Veteran’s Memorial Arena.

December 14, 2018

Double Down

Location: The Jacksonville Landing

Live music in front of the Christmas Tree by Double Down 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

BAM, Black Arts Magic ( Holiday Market)

Location: Union Arts District, Jacksonville Cutlural Development Corporation

JCDC ( Jacksonville Cultural Development Corporation ) is hosting its 2nd Annual Holiday Market - an indoor, family friendly arts market just in time for the Holidays! We will be featuring our favorite African American artists and artisans from Jacksonville and surrounding areas. Come purchase unique gifts while supporting small business and our local arts scene.
Weekends December 8,9 – 15 , 16 and 22,23
Saturdays 10 A.M. to 5P.M. and Sundays 1P.M. to 5P.M.

Nutcracker in a Nutshell

Location: Lazarra Performance Hall, UNF Fine Arts Center

“Nutcracker in a Nutshell” is a sweet, abbreviated performance designed to introduce children to ballet as a performance art. This 45-minute performance will feature select excerpts from the full-length production providing a fun-filled opportunity for families with young one

Sweet Pete's Candy Cane Classes

Location: Sweet Pete's

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.

Thrill Ride Eco Tour

Location: Morning Star Marina

CRAZY FISH AIRBOAT TOURS is a fun and thrilling way to see the waterways of Jacksonville. Crazy Fish is the only airboat company that guarantees you will see wildlife. Guaranteed to see dolphins or alligators or manatees or Turtles. Check out this thrilling exciting 1.5 hour airboat and dolphin sightseeing tour. Cruise to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean and then on the same trip Cruise back into the marshes and swamps of the Intracoastal Waterway. Come ride aboard this thrilling airboat tour and sit on luxurious upholstered seats and let our US Coast Guard Master captain amaze you as he propels you on top of the water throughout the Jacksonville waterways. www.crazyfishjax.com

Beaches Ladies Night Pub Crawl on a Tuk Tuk

Location: Beaches

Ladies grab your girlfriends! Go Tuk'n is offering Beach Ladies Night Pub Crawls on our luxury limo Tuk Tuk's just for you. And at a super reduced rate - for a limited time only only $49 per person (regularly $55 per person). Check us out at www.gotukn.com. We are the only Tuk Tuk's Tour & Specialty Event company in Florida.

We can take up to 24 ladies on our Tuk's per Ladies Night (or a minimum of 2). We go to three stops and we buy the first drink at each of them. It is NOT just beer either. We customize each tour based on the groups taste. Shop local - come join Go Tuk'n on Ladies Night! Uber out to the beaches to our location OR we can meet you at a designated spot.

The Nutcracker

Location: Lazarra Performance Hall, UNF Fine Arts Center

In December, The Florida Ballet’s annual presentation of the “The Nutcracker” will be sure to thrill audiences of all ages. Whether you’re seeing it again, or for the first time, this holiday classic will capture your imagination and transport you to a magical world of swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and dancing bonbons. From the captivating dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the iconic snow scene, this enchanting ballet – set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky – continues to be a tradition with family and friends.

Create an annual holiday tradition with family and friends and make memories to cherish for years to come. Featuring guest artists Gretel Batista and Joseph Gatti along with over 100 local dancers, The Florida Ballet’s Nutcracker is sure to delight audience members of all ages.

Thrill Ride Eco Tour and Lunch

Location: Morning Star Marina

CRAZY FISH AIRBOAT TOURS is a fun and thrilling way to see the waterways of Jacksonville. Crazy Fish is the only airboat company that guarantees you will see wildlife. Guaranteed to see dolphins or alligators or manatees or Turtles. Check out this thrilling exciting 1.5 hour airboat and dolphin sightseeing tour. Cruise to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean and then on the same trip Cruise back into the marshes and swamps of the Intracoastal Waterway. Come ride aboard this thrilling airboat tour and sit on luxurious upholstered seats and let our US Coast Guard Master captain amaze you as he propels you on top of the water throughout the Jacksonville waterways. www.crazyfishjax.com

How the Big Band Stole Christmas

Location: Theatre Jacksonville

Our annual holiday show, How the Big Band Stole Christmas. is a must-see family tradition featuring over 25 musicians and performers! Now in our fourth year, we are proud to announce two nights in two amazing venues. We hope you'll join us this season! Below are ticket links, please choose the date and venue that works best for you!

Holiday Light Tuk Tuk Ride

Location: Jacksonville Beach

A great one hour Holiday Light ride on a Tuk Tuk! You will start at the Jax Beach Deck the Chair event at our Go Tuk’n display for a one hour Tuk Tuk ride. This is a fun way to see holiday lights with friends and family. We will return to the Go Tuk’n display at the Deck the Chair event so you can have even more time at this holiday tradition. It will become your families favorite holiday event each year. No other discounts are applicable for this one hour tour.

Shell Beach Tour

Location: Morning Star Marina

CRAZY FISH AIRBOAT TOURS is a fun and thrilling way to see the waterways of Jacksonville. Crazy Fish is the only airboat company that guarantees you will see wildlife. Guaranteed to see dolphins or alligators or manatees or Turtles. Check out this thrilling exciting 1.5 hour airboat and dolphin sightseeing tour. Cruise to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean and then on the same trip Cruise back into the marshes and swamps of the Intracoastal Waterway. Come ride aboard this thrilling airboat tour and sit on luxurious upholstered seats and let our US Coast Guard Master captain amaze you as he propels you on top of the water throughout the Jacksonville waterways. www.crazyfishjax.com

Segway Tours with Kayak Amelia

Location: Kayak Amelia
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The road to adventure is seldom paved — and neither is ours. Experience the unimaginable fun of riding an off-road Segway through untouched island terrain.

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.

Island Girl Cigar Bar - Happy Hour

Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 AM

Join us for Happy Hour 3pm - 7pm $1 off all drinks.

2018 Holiday on the River Concert & Dance

Location: The Jacksonville Landing
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:15 PM

2018 Holiday on the River Concert & Dance Series in the Courtyard
11 a.m. Biscanye Elementary
6:15 p.m. Scott Jones School of Dance
7:15 p.m. Buddy Sherwood School of Dance

Christmas at the Cabin

Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The community is invited to experience the warmth of the holiday season at the Museum's 1873 Oesterreicher-McCormick Homestead. Enjoy an evening under the twinkling lights and share in festive cheer as the sound of Christmas carols echoes through the courtyard! Musical and dance performances will be in the Historic Chapel.

Narrated Eco Tour by River Quest Boat Tours

Location: Jacksonville Landing
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

RAIN OR SHINE - NO COOLERS - ADVANCE PURCHASE

Beaches Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl on a Tuk Tuk!

Location: Beaches
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Jax Beach Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl - you gotta wear an ugly sweater to get this deal and have fun with friends (or strangers) on this pub crawl. Friday nights only starting November 23 to December 28th. It is for a limited time only at a special rate too.

We buy the first drink for each person at each stop (we go to three stops) all included in the price. So find your ugly sweater, grab your friends and come join us on our Tuk Tuk's. It is not just beer - like wine? Like mixed drinks? Margaritas? We can make all those happen on our pub crawls customized to your taste buds!

Friday Nights Under the Lights

Location: Jacksonville BMX
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Jacksonville BMX has been around since the'70's which makes it a long standing family oriented place for everyone to come and enjoy the fun and excitement

River Jam Sunset Cruise by River Quest Boat Tours

Location: Jacksonville Landing
Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

RAIN OR SHINE - NO COOLERS - ADVANCE PURCHASE

A Soulful "Noel"

Location: Ritz Theatre and Museum
Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

By Ritz Voices with Special Guests Noel Freidline Quintet featuring Maria Howell
December 14, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.

Introducing Ritz Voices Children's Chorus!
Location(s):
Ritz Theatre & Museum

First Coast Nutcracker

Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Presented by VyStar Credit Union, the First Coast Nutcracker has been a beloved tradition in north Florida for over 40 years. Experience Tchaikovsky’s timeless ballet with Jacksonville’s only full symphony orchestra.

Reggaeton Latin Night

Location: Cuba Ultra Lounge
Time: 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Music by DJ Lil Yankee.

FRIDAY NIGHT GROOVE

Location: FRIDAY NIGHT GROOVE
Time: 9:00 PM

FRIDAY NIGHT GROOVE Cocktails | Champagne | Wine | Cigar & Champagne Pairing | Hookah Old School | Neo Soul | R&B | Hip Hop Dress Code: Grown and Sexy

December 15, 2018

Holly Jolly Holiday Shopping Event

Location: Avenues Mall

Join us for our Holly Jolly Holiday Shopping Event during the busiest season of the year at the Avenues Mall!!

Featuring over 50 vendors for you to shop with!

Stop by the Jacksonville Business Connections table for chances to win items such as shopping bags, coupons to use at vendor tables, etc.

Stop at any of the 50+ vendors and receive cards that you can use to spin the wheel and see if you win any of the many awesome giveaways we will have donated by our vendors!! Once you have all your cards, stop back at the Jacksonville Business Connections Table and spin the wheel for each card you bring us! See if you are a winner!!

Sponsor & Vendor Application - www.jaxbizevents.com/avenues-application

Polar Plunge Jacksonville

Location: Adventure Landing

Polar Plunge events are one of our signature peer-to-peer fundraisers here at Special Olympic Florida. Simply put: Polar Plunge is a fun, interactive experience where team members charge the cold waters of Florida’s beaches and waterparks. Plungers must raise a minimum of $100 to participate – that’s it! Their efforts allow Special Olympics Florida to continue providing year-round training and athletic competitions at no cost to our 40,000+ athletes statewide.
You can find more event-specific information at www.PlungeFL.org This is also where you can register and create your own personal fundraising page. There is still PLENTY of time to join us next month!! And the best part? When you raise your $100 to qualify as a Plunger, your donation also includes a Spectator Pass to Aquatica! So you can bring a loved one with you to cheer everyone on AND enjoy all of Aquatica’s incredible amenities and attractions for the ENTIRE DAY!

Veterans United Craft Brewery Tour

Location: Veterans United Craft Brewery

For $5 - A guided tour, souvenir logo tasting glass, sample pours

Thrill Ride Eco Tour and Lunch

Location: Morning Star Marina

CRAZY FISH AIRBOAT TOURS is a fun and thrilling way to see the waterways of Jacksonville. Crazy Fish is the only airboat company that guarantees you will see wildlife. Guaranteed to see dolphins or alligators or manatees or Turtles. Check out this thrilling exciting 1.5 hour airboat and dolphin sightseeing tour. Cruise to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean and then on the same trip Cruise back into the marshes and swamps of the Intracoastal Waterway. Come ride aboard this thrilling airboat tour and sit on luxurious upholstered seats and let our US Coast Guard Master captain amaze you as he propels you on top of the water throughout the Jacksonville waterways. www.crazyfishjax.com

Shell Beach Tour

Location: Morning Star Marina

CRAZY FISH AIRBOAT TOURS is a fun and thrilling way to see the waterways of Jacksonville. Crazy Fish is the only airboat company that guarantees you will see wildlife. Guaranteed to see dolphins or alligators or manatees or Turtles. Check out this thrilling exciting 1.5 hour airboat and dolphin sightseeing tour. Cruise to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean and then on the same trip Cruise back into the marshes and swamps of the Intracoastal Waterway. Come ride aboard this thrilling airboat tour and sit on luxurious upholstered seats and let our US Coast Guard Master captain amaze you as he propels you on top of the water throughout the Jacksonville waterways. www.crazyfishjax.com

Thrill Ride Eco Tour

Location: Morning Star Marina

CRAZY FISH AIRBOAT TOURS is a fun and thrilling way to see the waterways of Jacksonville. Crazy Fish is the only airboat company that guarantees you will see wildlife. Guaranteed to see dolphins or alligators or manatees or Turtles. Check out this thrilling exciting 1.5 hour airboat and dolphin sightseeing tour. Cruise to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean and then on the same trip Cruise back into the marshes and swamps of the Intracoastal Waterway. Come ride aboard this thrilling airboat tour and sit on luxurious upholstered seats and let our US Coast Guard Master captain amaze you as he propels you on top of the water throughout the Jacksonville waterways. www.crazyfishjax.com

The Nutcracker

Location: Lazarra Performance Hall, UNF Fine Arts Center

In December, The Florida Ballet’s annual presentation of the “The Nutcracker” will be sure to thrill audiences of all ages. Whether you’re seeing it again, or for the first time, this holiday classic will capture your imagination and transport you to a magical world of swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and dancing bonbons. From the captivating dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the iconic snow scene, this enchanting ballet – set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky – continues to be a tradition with family and friends.

Create an annual holiday tradition with family and friends and make memories to cherish for years to come. Featuring guest artists Gretel Batista and Joseph Gatti along with over 100 local dancers, The Florida Ballet’s Nutcracker is sure to delight audience members of all ages.

Sweet Pete's Candy Cane Classes

Location: Sweet Pete's

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.

BAM, Black Arts Magic ( Holiday Market)

Location: Union Arts District, Jacksonville Cutlural Development Corporation

JCDC ( Jacksonville Cultural Development Corporation ) is hosting its 2nd Annual Holiday Market - an indoor, family friendly arts market just in time for the Holidays! We will be featuring our favorite African American artists and artisans from Jacksonville and surrounding areas. Come purchase unique gifts while supporting small business and our local arts scene.
Weekends December 8,9 – 15 , 16 and 22,23
Saturdays 10 A.M. to 5P.M. and Sundays 1P.M. to 5P.M.

Beaches Ladies Night Pub Crawl on a Tuk Tuk

Location: Beaches

Ladies grab your girlfriends! Go Tuk'n is offering Beach Ladies Night Pub Crawls on our luxury limo Tuk Tuk's just for you. And at a super reduced rate - for a limited time only only $49 per person (regularly $55 per person). Check us out at www.gotukn.com. We are the only Tuk Tuk's Tour & Specialty Event company in Florida.

We can take up to 24 ladies on our Tuk's per Ladies Night (or a minimum of 2). We go to three stops and we buy the first drink at each of them. It is NOT just beer either. We customize each tour based on the groups taste. Shop local - come join Go Tuk'n on Ladies Night! Uber out to the beaches to our location OR we can meet you at a designated spot.

Holiday Light Tuk Tuk Ride

Location: Jacksonville Beach

A great one hour Holiday Light ride on a Tuk Tuk! You will start at the Jax Beach Deck the Chair event at our Go Tuk’n display for a one hour Tuk Tuk ride. This is a fun way to see holiday lights with friends and family. We will return to the Go Tuk’n display at the Deck the Chair event so you can have even more time at this holiday tradition. It will become your families favorite holiday event each year. No other discounts are applicable for this one hour tour.

Frozen Holiday Party

Location: Sensory Towne, an indoor kids sensory gym
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Come out and join us at Sensory Towne for our Frozen Holiday Party. We will have fun hanging out with Olaf and Elsa, pinata, Holiday treats and games. $25.00 for children and adults are free. Advanced reservation required for December 12, 2018

Segway Tours with Kayak Amelia

Location: Kayak Amelia
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The road to adventure is seldom paved — and neither is ours. Experience the unimaginable fun of riding an off-road Segway through untouched island terrain.

Planter's House Tours

Location: Kingsley Plantation
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Learn the history of a little explored building on the plantation property. The main plantation house is closed for preservation during the week. Ranger guided tours are available for free by reservation, Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 and 3:00. House tours are limited to 12 people by reservation only. Call (904) 251-3537 for more details or to make a reservation.

Meet the Maple Leaf Divers

Location: Mandarin Museum & Historical Society
Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Dr. Keith Holland and several of his team of divers who recovered artifacts from the Civil War shipwreck, The Maple Leaf, will be present at Mandarin Museum on select dates to personally answer all of your questions about the shipwreck site,  Duval County’s first National Historic Landmark.

See Santa, Watch Home Alone and Feed Jacksonville

Location: The Florida Theatre
Time: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

First A.C.T., the nonprofit Florida Theatre’s young professional networking group, presents the film Home Alone, to benefit Feeding Northeast Florida.
Admission is FREE for every adult and child with a gift of canned or nonperishable food.
Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Come early and have your picture taken with Santa, have some milk and cookies, and make an ornament at the crafting area. Home Alone begins at 2 p.m.

Science & History Tours on the St. Johns River

Time: 1:00 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.

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.

Dirty Pour Paint Class

Location: Great American Antique Mall
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Learn the fun and easy technique of dirty pour painting. Choose your own colors and create a masterpiece! Bring a bottle of wine and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres. $12 supply fee, class $18. Only 20 spots available. Register by contacting The Great American Antique Mall at virginia@jaxantiques.com. Please VENMO your supply fee and class payment to Virginia Dill / 757-717-7187 noting your name. Bring a bottle of wine or beverage of your choice. Open to ages 10-adult.

Dirty Pour Paint Class

Location: Great American Antique Mall
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Learn the fun and easy technique of dirty pour painting. Choose your own colors and create a masterpiece! Bring a bottle of wine and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres. $12 supply fee, class $18. Only 20 spots available. Register by contacting The Great American Antique Mall at virginia@jaxantiques.com. Please VENMO your supply fee and class payment to Virginia Dill / 757-717-7187 noting your name. Bring a bottle of wine or beverage of your choice. Open to ages 10-adult.

2018 Holiday on the River Concert & Dance Series in the Courtyard

Location: The Jacksonville Landing
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:15 PM

2018 Holiday on the River Concert & Dance Series in the Courtyard
4 p.m. Ballet Arts Center
6:15 p.m. Callahan Dance Academy
7:15 p.m. Switzerland Dance Academy

Narrated Eco Tour by River Quest Boat Tours

Location: Jacksonville Landing
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

RAIN OR SHINE - NO COOLERS - ADVANCE PURCHASE

Deck the Howls at Zoolights

Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Sunday – Thursday 6pm to 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday 6pm to 10pm

The Zoo closes at 5:00pm and will re-open for ZOOLights at 6:00pm

 

Celebrate the holiday season and create a family tradition admiring the sparkling lights and brilliant hues at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ Sixth Annual ZOOLights event.

The Jax Brew Bus Tours

Location: The Jax Brew Bus
Time: 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM

There are many reasons to visit Jacksonville, but its craft beer scene is definitely our favorite. The Jax Brew Bus will take you on a 4.5 hour tour of Jacksonville’s craft beer scene. Our tour includes samples of 10-15 local craft beers while visiting 3 local breweries. On our Jacksonville brewery bus tour, you are able to meet fellow Jax beer lovers by choosing a public tour or you can opt to do a private tour for your next upcoming special occasion. The brew bus welcomes all! Contact us today for more information on the best brewery tours in Jacksonville!

River Jam Sunset Cruise by River Quest Boat Tours

Location: Jacksonville Landing
Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

RAIN OR SHINE - NO COOLERS - ADVANCE PURCHASE

The Greatest Showman | BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

Location: The Arena
Time: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Don't miss out on this live theatrical production! FREE & FUN for the whole family.

December 15th @ 8pm!

7830 Normandy Blvd
904-626-6498
www.arenajax.com

First Coast Nutcracker

Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Presented by VyStar Credit Union, the First Coast Nutcracker has been a beloved tradition in north Florida for over 40 years. Experience Tchaikovsky’s timeless ballet with Jacksonville’s only full symphony orchestra.

Handel's Messiah

Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM


“The greatest story ever told…the most majestic music ever conceived.” The Jacksonville Symphony, guest soloists and more than 100 voices from the Symphony Chorus present music’s most powerful message of faith in THE Messiah of the season.

Handel's Messiah

Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM


“The greatest story ever told…the most majestic music ever conceived.” The Jacksonville Symphony, guest soloists and more than 100 voices from the Symphony Chorus present music’s most powerful message of faith in THE Messiah of the season.

December 16, 2018

The Nutcracker

Location: Lazarra Performance Hall, UNF Fine Arts Center

In December, The Florida Ballet’s annual presentation of the “The Nutcracker” will be sure to thrill audiences of all ages. Whether you’re seeing it again, or for the first time, this holiday classic will capture your imagination and transport you to a magical world of swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and dancing bonbons. From the captivating dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the iconic snow scene, this enchanting ballet – set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky – continues to be a tradition with family and friends.

Create an annual holiday tradition with family and friends and make memories to cherish for years to come. Featuring guest artists Gretel Batista and Joseph Gatti along with over 100 local dancers, The Florida Ballet’s Nutcracker is sure to delight audience members of all ages.

BAM, Black Arts Magic ( Holiday Market)

Location: Union Arts District, Jacksonville Cutlural Development Corporation

JCDC ( Jacksonville Cultural Development Corporation ) is hosting its 2nd Annual Holiday Market - an indoor, family friendly arts market just in time for the Holidays! We will be featuring our favorite African American artists and artisans from Jacksonville and surrounding areas. Come purchase unique gifts while supporting small business and our local arts scene.
Weekends December 8,9 – 15 , 16 and 22,23
Saturdays 10 A.M. to 5P.M. and Sundays 1P.M. to 5P.M.

Beaches Ladies Night Pub Crawl on a Tuk Tuk

Location: Beaches

Ladies grab your girlfriends! Go Tuk'n is offering Beach Ladies Night Pub Crawls on our luxury limo Tuk Tuk's just for you. And at a super reduced rate - for a limited time only only $49 per person (regularly $55 per person). Check us out at www.gotukn.com. We are the only Tuk Tuk's Tour & Specialty Event company in Florida.

We can take up to 24 ladies on our Tuk's per Ladies Night (or a minimum of 2). We go to three stops and we buy the first drink at each of them. It is NOT just beer either. We customize each tour based on the groups taste. Shop local - come join Go Tuk'n on Ladies Night! Uber out to the beaches to our location OR we can meet you at a designated spot.

Shell Beach Tour

Location: Morning Star Marina

CRAZY FISH AIRBOAT TOURS is a fun and thrilling way to see the waterways of Jacksonville. Crazy Fish is the only airboat company that guarantees you will see wildlife. Guaranteed to see dolphins or alligators or manatees or Turtles. Check out this thrilling exciting 1.5 hour airboat and dolphin sightseeing tour. Cruise to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean and then on the same trip Cruise back into the marshes and swamps of the Intracoastal Waterway. Come ride aboard this thrilling airboat tour and sit on luxurious upholstered seats and let our US Coast Guard Master captain amaze you as he propels you on top of the water throughout the Jacksonville waterways. www.crazyfishjax.com

Sweet Pete's Candy Cane Classes

Location: Sweet Pete's

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.

Holiday Light Tuk Tuk Ride

Location: Jacksonville Beach

A great one hour Holiday Light ride on a Tuk Tuk! You will start at the Jax Beach Deck the Chair event at our Go Tuk’n display for a one hour Tuk Tuk ride. This is a fun way to see holiday lights with friends and family. We will return to the Go Tuk’n display at the Deck the Chair event so you can have even more time at this holiday tradition. It will become your families favorite holiday event each year. No other discounts are applicable for this one hour tour.

Thrill Ride Eco Tour and Lunch

Location: Morning Star Marina

CRAZY FISH AIRBOAT TOURS is a fun and thrilling way to see the waterways of Jacksonville. Crazy Fish is the only airboat company that guarantees you will see wildlife. Guaranteed to see dolphins or alligators or manatees or Turtles. Check out this thrilling exciting 1.5 hour airboat and dolphin sightseeing tour. Cruise to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean and then on the same trip Cruise back into the marshes and swamps of the Intracoastal Waterway. Come ride aboard this thrilling airboat tour and sit on luxurious upholstered seats and let our US Coast Guard Master captain amaze you as he propels you on top of the water throughout the Jacksonville waterways. www.crazyfishjax.com

Thrill Ride Eco Tour

Location: Morning Star Marina

CRAZY FISH AIRBOAT TOURS is a fun and thrilling way to see the waterways of Jacksonville. Crazy Fish is the only airboat company that guarantees you will see wildlife. Guaranteed to see dolphins or alligators or manatees or Turtles. Check out this thrilling exciting 1.5 hour airboat and dolphin sightseeing tour. Cruise to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean and then on the same trip Cruise back into the marshes and swamps of the Intracoastal Waterway. Come ride aboard this thrilling airboat tour and sit on luxurious upholstered seats and let our US Coast Guard Master captain amaze you as he propels you on top of the water throughout the Jacksonville waterways. www.crazyfishjax.com

Segway Tours with Kayak Amelia

Location: Kayak Amelia
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The road to adventure is seldom paved — and neither is ours. Experience the unimaginable fun of riding an off-road Segway through untouched island terrain.

Planter's House Tours

Location: Kingsley Plantation
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Learn the history of a little explored building on the plantation property. The main plantation house is closed for preservation during the week. Ranger guided tours are available for free by reservation, Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 and 3:00. House tours are limited to 12 people by reservation only. Call (904) 251-3537 for more details or to make a reservation.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs Washington Redskins

Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have finalized their 2018 preseason and regular season schedules, the club announced today. The Jaguars’ 2018 schedule release is presented by McGowan’s Services.

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.

Sunday Chill at Hyperion Brewing Co.

Location: Hyperion Brewing Co.
Time: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Come try our tasty selection of 15 Hyperion craft brews on tap. Our rotating menu (we never brew the same beer twice) is sure to tickle your taste buds. Enjoy the warmth of our fire pit with a movie on the big screen at dusk!

Narrated Eco Tour by River Quest Boat Tours

Location: Jacksonville Landing
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

RAIN OR SHINE - NO COOLERS - ADVANCE PURCHASE

The Jax Brew Bus Tours

Location: The Jax Brew Bus
Time: 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM

There are many reasons to visit Jacksonville, but its craft beer scene is definitely our favorite. The Jax Brew Bus will take you on a 4.5 hour tour of Jacksonville’s craft beer scene. Our tour includes samples of 10-15 local craft beers while visiting 3 local breweries. On our Jacksonville brewery bus tour, you are able to meet fellow Jax beer lovers by choosing a public tour or you can opt to do a private tour for your next upcoming special occasion. The brew bus welcomes all! Contact us today for more information on the best brewery tours in Jacksonville!

Swing Dance Sundays at The Volstead

Location: The Volstead
Time: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Swing Dance Sundays every week at 7 at the Volstead. Downtown Jacksonville’s Newest Lounge The Volstead FREE lessons!

For King & Country: Little Drummer Boy

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Soaring melodies, driving rhythms, theatrical instrumentation and personal themes are the heartbeat of for KING & COUNTRY. The Australian duo, comprised of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, brings their headlining Christmas tour to Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

for King & Country's "Little Drummer Boy" Christmas tour

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

Two-time GRAMMY® Award winners for KING & COUNTRY hit the road with their Christmas tour extravaganza Little Drummer Boy | The Christmas Tour and are coming to your area in concert. Soaring melodies, driving rhythms, personal themes, and theatrical instrumentation & performances are the heartbeat of for KING & COUNTRY. Joining the duo on tour is special guest Zach Williams.

Chris Isaak Holiday Tour 2018

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

Singer and songwriter Chris Isaak returns to perform hits “Wicked Game,” “Baby Did A Bad, Bad Thing,” “Somebody’s Crying” and his take on traditional holiday favorites.

Chris is renowned for his signature 1950’s rock-and-roll style and crooner sound. He’s often compared to Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley and Ricky Nelson.

River Jam Sunset Cruise by River Quest Boat Tours

Location: Jacksonville Landing
Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

RAIN OR SHINE - NO COOLERS - ADVANCE PURCHASE

Laugh Lounge Comedy Showcase

Location: Dos Gatos
Time: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Every Sunday at 8pm - free entry Featuring the very best local and nationally touring comedians!

First Coast Nutcracker

Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Presented by VyStar Credit Union, the First Coast Nutcracker has been a beloved tradition in north Florida for over 40 years. Experience Tchaikovsky’s timeless ballet with Jacksonville’s only full symphony orchestra.

Luxotica Lounge Cabaret

Location: Rain Dogs
Time: 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
$10 Adv. / $12 Door

Luxotica Lounge Cabaret is a lush burlesque show featuring stunning variety talent, with a twist. Enjoy a little circus and a lot of seduction, set to exotic original tunes performed live, that turns classic cabaret on it's head. Featuring the internationally touring Whirlwind with the Crimson Grin, Vivacious Miss Audacious, bump and grind bombshell Gurl Haggard of the Rocket Doll Revue and special guest Lyla Jay Blu. The swinging 4-piece band is headed by knife juggling, saxophone wunderkind, Dr. Rocktagon.

As vibrant as your favorite technicolor tiki cocktail, Luxotica treats you to an evening of gals, games and high energy hip swinging replete with tassel twirling, hoop dance, fire eating, acrobatics and just enough audience participation to get you hooked.

Handel's Messiah

Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM


“The greatest story ever told…the most majestic music ever conceived.” The Jacksonville Symphony, guest soloists and more than 100 voices from the Symphony Chorus present music’s most powerful message of faith in THE Messiah of the season.

December 17, 2018

Beaches Ladies Night Pub Crawl on a Tuk Tuk

Location: Beaches

Ladies grab your girlfriends! Go Tuk'n is offering Beach Ladies Night Pub Crawls on our luxury limo Tuk Tuk's just for you. And at a super reduced rate - for a limited time only only $49 per person (regularly $55 per person). Check us out at www.gotukn.com. We are the only Tuk Tuk's Tour & Specialty Event company in Florida.

We can take up to 24 ladies on our Tuk's per Ladies Night (or a minimum of 2). We go to three stops and we buy the first drink at each of them. It is NOT just beer either. We customize each tour based on the groups taste. Shop local - come join Go Tuk'n on Ladies Night! Uber out to the beaches to our location OR we can meet you at a designated spot.

Thrill Ride Eco Tour and Lunch

Location: Morning Star Marina

CRAZY FISH AIRBOAT TOURS is a fun and thrilling way to see the waterways of Jacksonville. Crazy Fish is the only airboat company that guarantees you will see wildlife. Guaranteed to see dolphins or alligators or manatees or Turtles. Check out this thrilling exciting 1.5 hour airboat and dolphin sightseeing tour. Cruise to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean and then on the same trip Cruise back into the marshes and swamps of the Intracoastal Waterway. Come ride aboard this thrilling airboat tour and sit on luxurious upholstered seats and let our US Coast Guard Master captain amaze you as he propels you on top of the water throughout the Jacksonville waterways. www.crazyfishjax.com

Shell Beach Tour

Location: Morning Star Marina

CRAZY FISH AIRBOAT TOURS is a fun and thrilling way to see the waterways of Jacksonville. Crazy Fish is the only airboat company that guarantees you will see wildlife. Guaranteed to see dolphins or alligators or manatees or Turtles. Check out this thrilling exciting 1.5 hour airboat and dolphin sightseeing tour. Cruise to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean and then on the same trip Cruise back into the marshes and swamps of the Intracoastal Waterway. Come ride aboard this thrilling airboat tour and sit on luxurious upholstered seats and let our US Coast Guard Master captain amaze you as he propels you on top of the water throughout the Jacksonville waterways. www.crazyfishjax.com

BAM, Black Arts Magic ( Holiday Market)

Location: Union Arts District, Jacksonville Cutlural Development Corporation

JCDC ( Jacksonville Cultural Development Corporation ) is hosting its 2nd Annual Holiday Market - an indoor, family friendly arts market just in time for the Holidays! We will be featuring our favorite African American artists and artisans from Jacksonville and surrounding areas. Come purchase unique gifts while supporting small business and our local arts scene.
Weekends December 8,9 – 15 , 16 and 22,23
Saturdays 10 A.M. to 5P.M. and Sundays 1P.M. to 5P.M.

Holiday Light Tuk Tuk Ride

Location: Jacksonville Beach

A great one hour Holiday Light ride on a Tuk Tuk! You will start at the Jax Beach Deck the Chair event at our Go Tuk’n display for a one hour Tuk Tuk ride. This is a fun way to see holiday lights with friends and family. We will return to the Go Tuk’n display at the Deck the Chair event so you can have even more time at this holiday tradition. It will become your families favorite holiday event each year. No other discounts are applicable for this one hour tour.

Sweet Pete's Candy Cane Classes

Location: Sweet Pete's

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.

Thrill Ride Eco Tour

Location: Morning Star Marina

CRAZY FISH AIRBOAT TOURS is a fun and thrilling way to see the waterways of Jacksonville. Crazy Fish is the only airboat company that guarantees you will see wildlife. Guaranteed to see dolphins or alligators or manatees or Turtles. Check out this thrilling exciting 1.5 hour airboat and dolphin sightseeing tour. Cruise to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean and then on the same trip Cruise back into the marshes and swamps of the Intracoastal Waterway. Come ride aboard this thrilling airboat tour and sit on luxurious upholstered seats and let our US Coast Guard Master captain amaze you as he propels you on top of the water throughout the Jacksonville waterways. www.crazyfishjax.com

Segway Tours with Kayak Amelia

Location: Kayak Amelia
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The road to adventure is seldom paved — and neither is ours. Experience the unimaginable fun of riding an off-road Segway through untouched island terrain.

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.

Island Girl Cigar Bar - Happy Hour

Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 AM

Join us for Happy Hour 3pm - 7pm $1 off all drinks.

Beaches Museum Chapel Concert Series: Celtic Christmas

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Gracing the Beaches Museum with a fifth year, the Three Troubadours return!

A Swingin' Little Christmas

Location: Ritz Theatre and Museum
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Join award-winning singer, actress and comedian, Jane Lynch, as she rings in the holidays with songs from her brand-new Christmas album.

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jane Lynch returns with her holiday concert! Fresh from her iconic portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Glee and her Broadway debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie, Jane will bring her comic skills and musical prowess to the theater stage. She will delight the crowd with poignant and hilarious takes on holiday favorites!

Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winning actress, Jane Lynch, is getting in the Christmas spirit with the release of a brand new Christmas CD, A Swingin' Little Christmas!

A Swingin' Little Christmas is unapologetically sentimental, recalling the classic Christmas albums of the 1950's and 60's. The album features fifteen tracks, including fresh takes on ten classic carols and five brand new nostalgia-inspired originals, penned by bandleader, Tony Guerrero. The disc is ripe with clever jazz arrangements, tight vocal harmonies and features a variety of instrumentation including a five-piece jazz quintet, a full big band and lush string orchestrations. Both Jane and Kate are well known for their comedic abilities, and while the album has several fun, lighthearted moments, there are also plenty of deep, rich and even serious musical moments to balance it out.

Jane Lynch's A Swingin' Little Christmas is sure to become a perennial holiday favorite!

Rock N Roll Karaoke at Dos Gatos

Location: Dos Gatos
Time: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Rock N' Roll Karaoke with DJ Randall! Be a rockstar or just point and laugh! From 9pm. The best Monday night party in Jax for sure!

Musicians Monday

Location: 1904 Music Hall
Time: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Every Monday is Musicians Monday, open mic night at 1904 Music Hall

December 18, 2018

Holiday Light Tuk Tuk Ride

Location: Jacksonville Beach

A great one hour Holiday Light ride on a Tuk Tuk! You will start at the Jax Beach Deck the Chair event at our Go Tuk’n display for a one hour Tuk Tuk ride. This is a fun way to see holiday lights with friends and family. We will return to the Go Tuk’n display at the Deck the Chair event so you can have even more time at this holiday tradition. It will become your families favorite holiday event each year. No other discounts are applicable for this one hour tour.

BAM, Black Arts Magic ( Holiday Market)

Location: Union Arts District, Jacksonville Cutlural Development Corporation

JCDC ( Jacksonville Cultural Development Corporation ) is hosting its 2nd Annual Holiday Market - an indoor, family friendly arts market just in time for the Holidays! We will be featuring our favorite African American artists and artisans from Jacksonville and surrounding areas. Come purchase unique gifts while supporting small business and our local arts scene.
Weekends December 8,9 – 15 , 16 and 22,23
Saturdays 10 A.M. to 5P.M. and Sundays 1P.M. to 5P.M.

Thrill Ride Eco Tour and Lunch

Location: Morning Star Marina

CRAZY FISH AIRBOAT TOURS is a fun and thrilling way to see the waterways of Jacksonville. Crazy Fish is the only airboat company that guarantees you will see wildlife. Guaranteed to see dolphins or alligators or manatees or Turtles. Check out this thrilling exciting 1.5 hour airboat and dolphin sightseeing tour. Cruise to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean and then on the same trip Cruise back into the marshes and swamps of the Intracoastal Waterway. Come ride aboard this thrilling airboat tour and sit on luxurious upholstered seats and let our US Coast Guard Master captain amaze you as he propels you on top of the water throughout the Jacksonville waterways. www.crazyfishjax.com

Sweet Pete's Candy Cane Classes

Location: Sweet Pete's

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.

Thrill Ride Eco Tour

Location: Morning Star Marina

CRAZY FISH AIRBOAT TOURS is a fun and thrilling way to see the waterways of Jacksonville. Crazy Fish is the only airboat company that guarantees you will see wildlife. Guaranteed to see dolphins or alligators or manatees or Turtles. Check out this thrilling exciting 1.5 hour airboat and dolphin sightseeing tour. Cruise to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean and then on the same trip Cruise back into the marshes and swamps of the Intracoastal Waterway. Come ride aboard this thrilling airboat tour and sit on luxurious upholstered seats and let our US Coast Guard Master captain amaze you as he propels you on top of the water throughout the Jacksonville waterways. www.crazyfishjax.com

Beaches Ladies Night Pub Crawl on a Tuk Tuk

Location: Beaches

Ladies grab your girlfriends! Go Tuk'n is offering Beach Ladies Night Pub Crawls on our luxury limo Tuk Tuk's just for you. And at a super reduced rate - for a limited time only only $49 per person (regularly $55 per person). Check us out at www.gotukn.com. We are the only Tuk Tuk's Tour & Specialty Event company in Florida.

We can take up to 24 ladies on our Tuk's per Ladies Night (or a minimum of 2). We go to three stops and we buy the first drink at each of them. It is NOT just beer either. We customize each tour based on the groups taste. Shop local - come join Go Tuk'n on Ladies Night! Uber out to the beaches to our location OR we can meet you at a designated spot.

Shell Beach Tour

Location: Morning Star Marina

CRAZY FISH AIRBOAT TOURS is a fun and thrilling way to see the waterways of Jacksonville. Crazy Fish is the only airboat company that guarantees you will see wildlife. Guaranteed to see dolphins or alligators or manatees or Turtles. Check out this thrilling exciting 1.5 hour airboat and dolphin sightseeing tour. Cruise to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean and then on the same trip Cruise back into the marshes and swamps of the Intracoastal Waterway. Come ride aboard this thrilling airboat tour and sit on luxurious upholstered seats and let our US Coast Guard Master captain amaze you as he propels you on top of the water throughout the Jacksonville waterways. www.crazyfishjax.com

Sally Corporation Robot Factory Tours

Location: Sally Corporation
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

For more than 30 years, Sally Corporation has hosted thousands of visitors. From school groups to business outings, we welcome everyone the opportunity to take a tour of the robot factory.

Jacksonville “Top to Bottom” Walking Tour

Location: Downtown Jacksonville
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Enjoy the River City’s unique sites and untold stories. Discover secret underground tunnels and skyline views from the top of Downtown's 42nd floor.

Top to Bottom" Walking Tour"

Location: Jacksonville Landing
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

See the skyline views of Downtown Jacksonville from the "Top", venture into the secret underground tunnels in the "Bottom", and experience other behind the scenes stops. Tuesday more history focused; Thursday is more art & culture focused. Rated EXCELLENT on Trip Advisor. 904-827-1845 to reserve."

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.

Island Girl Cigar Bar - Happy Hour

Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 AM

Join us for Happy Hour 3pm - 7pm $1 off all drinks.

Free Tuesdays at the Cummer Museum

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

A Jacksonville Museum Committed to Art and Education

Every Tuesday, enjoy free admission to the Cummer Museum and its historic Gardens, thanks to the generous support of Florida Blue.

Current exhibitions include:

  • Azaleas to Zinnias - through December 16, 2018
  • Fields of Color: The Art of Japanese Printmaking - through January 13, 2019
  • Urban Spaces, Open Skies: 20th-Century American Landscape - through February 3, 2019
  • Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman - through April 7, 2019
  • Carlos Rolón: Lost in Paradise - through October 21, 2019

Upcoming exhibitions include:

  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History - begins December 21, 2018
  • Edmund Greacen and World War I - begins February 5, 2019
  • Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art - begins March 12, 2019
  • French Moderns: Monet to Matisse - begins June 14, 2019

Tapas Tuesday at the Cummer Café

Location: The Cummer Cafe at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Tap into Tapas Tuesday sponsored by VyStar Credit Union at the Cummer Café. Every Tuesday from 5 to 7:30 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.

Jax Beach Classic Car Cruise

Location: Sea Walk Pavilion
Time: 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Whether you want to show off your classic car or you want to admire your neighbor's car, bring your family out and enjoy the Jax Beach Classic Car Cruise.

Free Yoga

Location: Unity Plaza
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

FREE YOGA AT UNITY PLAZA PRESENTED BY THE WINSTON FAMILY YMCA – NEW SCHEDULE

Fred's All-Star Comedians

Location: Comedy Zone
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fred’s All-Star Comedians features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. Enjoy a variety of comedians sure to bring big laughs!

Ladies Night at Island Girl Cigar Bar Downtown

Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

December 19, 2018

BAM, Black Arts Magic ( Holiday Market)

Location: Union Arts District, Jacksonville Cutlural Development Corporation

JCDC ( Jacksonville Cultural Development Corporation ) is hosting its 2nd Annual Holiday Market - an indoor, family friendly arts market just in time for the Holidays! We will be featuring our favorite African American artists and artisans from Jacksonville and surrounding areas. Come purchase unique gifts while supporting small business and our local arts scene.
Weekends December 8,9 – 15 , 16 and 22,23
Saturdays 10 A.M. to 5P.M. and Sundays 1P.M. to 5P.M.

Holiday Light Tuk Tuk Ride

Location: Jacksonville Beach

A great one hour Holiday Light ride on a Tuk Tuk! You will start at the Jax Beach Deck the Chair event at our Go Tuk’n display for a one hour Tuk Tuk ride. This is a fun way to see holiday lights with friends and family. We will return to the Go Tuk’n display at the Deck the Chair event so you can have even more time at this holiday tradition. It will become your families favorite holiday event each year. No other discounts are applicable for this one hour tour.

Shell Beach Tour

Location: Morning Star Marina

CRAZY FISH AIRBOAT TOURS is a fun and thrilling way to see the waterways of Jacksonville. Crazy Fish is the only airboat company that guarantees you will see wildlife. Guaranteed to see dolphins or alligators or manatees or Turtles. Check out this thrilling exciting 1.5 hour airboat and dolphin sightseeing tour. Cruise to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean and then on the same trip Cruise back into the marshes and swamps of the Intracoastal Waterway. Come ride aboard this thrilling airboat tour and sit on luxurious upholstered seats and let our US Coast Guard Master captain amaze you as he propels you on top of the water throughout the Jacksonville waterways. www.crazyfishjax.com

Beaches Ladies Night Pub Crawl on a Tuk Tuk

Location: Beaches

Ladies grab your girlfriends! Go Tuk'n is offering Beach Ladies Night Pub Crawls on our luxury limo Tuk Tuk's just for you. And at a super reduced rate - for a limited time only only $49 per person (regularly $55 per person). Check us out at www.gotukn.com. We are the only Tuk Tuk's Tour & Specialty Event company in Florida.

We can take up to 24 ladies on our Tuk's per Ladies Night (or a minimum of 2). We go to three stops and we buy the first drink at each of them. It is NOT just beer either. We customize each tour based on the groups taste. Shop local - come join Go Tuk'n on Ladies Night! Uber out to the beaches to our location OR we can meet you at a designated spot.

Thrill Ride Eco Tour and Lunch

Location: Morning Star Marina

CRAZY FISH AIRBOAT TOURS is a fun and thrilling way to see the waterways of Jacksonville. Crazy Fish is the only airboat company that guarantees you will see wildlife. Guaranteed to see dolphins or alligators or manatees or Turtles. Check out this thrilling exciting 1.5 hour airboat and dolphin sightseeing tour. Cruise to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean and then on the same trip Cruise back into the marshes and swamps of the Intracoastal Waterway. Come ride aboard this thrilling airboat tour and sit on luxurious upholstered seats and let our US Coast Guard Master captain amaze you as he propels you on top of the water throughout the Jacksonville waterways. www.crazyfishjax.com

Sweet Pete's Candy Cane Classes

Location: Sweet Pete's

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.

Thrill Ride Eco Tour

Location: Morning Star Marina