Winter on the Water

Winter on the Water is two months of festive holiday events, during the day and at night, in Jacksonville FL.

Holiday Events and Family Fun Throughout Jacksonville

The holiday season is made up of big events and fun family activities in Jacksonville. Book your weekend away to see fireworks, ZOOlights at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, Dazzling Nights at the Jacksonville Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, the lighted boat parade and Jaguars football. Check out the list of Winter on the Water holiday events in Jacksonville this season. Don't miss out on a jolly good time!

St. Johns River lit up at night in FL

Christmas Fun

Continue into the holiday season with the Deck The Chairs in Jacksonville Beach or take the family to dinner and a show at the Alhambra Threatre, featuring Christmas Carole, November 17-December 24.

New this year is Dazzling Nights, a family friendly adventure that gives guests the opportunity to embark on a three-quarter-mile interactive holiday experience at the Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays and beautiful sculptures, the special event will take place November 19-January 9, 2022.

ZOOLights Installation

Take part in viewing over 35 colorful and festive winter wonderland light installations at the Jacksonville Zoo and Garden’s ZOOLights.

Jacksonville Jaguars observe National Anthem

For the Football Fans

Don’t miss your chance to see the Jaguars take on the Bills, 49ers, Falcons, Texans or Colts. Then top off your holiday season with the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl at TIAA Bank Field.

Shop Local

The 2021 Light Boat Parade will feature The 904 Pop Up! The 904 Pop Up will be curating Jacksonville’s largest Small Business Saturday event featuring over 200 local creatives, makers, artists, and more. Get your holiday shopping done early and shop locally on Saturday, November 27.