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

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.

TaxSlayer.com Car at The Gator Bowl

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.

St. Johns River lit up at night in FL

Further Christmas Fun

Continue into the holiday season with the Deck The Chairs in Jacksonville Beach or take the family to WinterFEST at Adventure Landing and enjoy ice skating, slide rides and nightly snowfalls!

Xmas holiday lights in Jacksonville FL
Photo courtesy of Rob Bixby

ZOOLights Installation

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

Jacksonville Jaguars observe National Anthem

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.

Winter on the Water holiday imagery in FL