Holiday Events and Family Fun
The holiday season is made up of big events and fun family activities in Jacksonville this year. Plan your weekend getaway to Jacksonville and start a new holiday tradition with your family this year. For a full list of Winter on the Water holiday events, check out the holiday events in Jacksonville this season. We wouldn't want you to miss out on a jolly good time!
Holiday Fun Throughout Jacksonville
Book your weekend away to see fireworks, WinterFEST at Adventure Landing, ZOOlights at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, our lighted boat parade and Jaguars football! Start a new holiday tradition with your family in Jacksonville this year.
Christmas on the St. Johns River
Bring your family to Jacksonville Thanksgiving weekend to see the annual Community First Light Boat Parade will light up the St. Johns River. The 31st Annual Christmas on the St. Johns River Tree Lighting Ceremony with over 70,000 twinkling lights and Christmas Made in the South will be taking place all weekend at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. Each year, more than 200,000 people line the banks of the river to celebrate the holiday season with this iconic local event. The night is capped off with an impressive fireworks display featuring the famous sparkling waterfalls on the bridges over the river.
Further Christmas Fun
Take part in viewing over 35 light installations at the Jacksonville Zoo and Garden’s ZOOLights.
Jaguars Season Events
Don’t miss your chance to see the Jaguars take on the Steelers, Colts or Redskins.Then top off your holiday season by ringing in the New Year on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida with Bowl Game Weekend! Two college teams will battle for the trophy at the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl being held at TIAA Bank Field.