We love the Gingerbread House Extravaganza it is located across from the Veterans Memorial Arena at the Old St. Andrews Church: 317 S. Philip Randolph Blvd. Every year organizations and individuals submit amazing gingerbread houses for you to see. They suggest a $5 donation for adults and $3 for children 3-16 years of age. Proceeds benefit the Jacksonville Historical Society. They are open from Dec. 4- Dec. 21 weekdays from 11-5 and Saturdays from 10-6pm.
Don't forget that our city hosts two wonderful Nutcracker Ballets. The first is at The Florida Theatre Nutcracker Ballet December 13 at 8pm and 14 at 2pm. The First Coast Nutcracker Ballet located at The Times Union Performing Arts Center is another beautiful ballet December 6, 7 and 8. The times and prices are located on their websites provided in the above links.
Hendricks Avenue Baptist will be hosting a live nativity December 6 and 7 at 7pm and 8pm. Each performance will last approximately 20 minutes with bleacher and chair seating.
The Zoo will be hosting the 2nd annual ZooLights. Celebrate the holiday with thousands of LED lights illuminating the Jacksonville Zoo with moving sculptures, forests of lighted trees and animal sculptures.
December 13-31, Closed Christmas Day
Monday - Thursday: 6:30 pm. To 9:30 p.m.
Friday through Sunday: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Please note: The Zoo closes at 5:00 p.m. and will re-open for ZOOLights at 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $10/Non-Members; $8/Members
The Jacksonville Symphony hosts The Holiday Pops concert. A fun and wonderful Christmas concert for
For a fun afternoon at a great candy shop, head over to Sweet Pete's for some all natural candy. You can
even sign up to take classes ranging from candy cane pulls to a couple's night out with wine and candy
St. Augustine always hosts amazing lights. If you are looking for a family night out or a romantic night on the town nothing ever seems more romantic than a stroll through the cobblestone streets of a lit up St. Augustine. Enjoy the beauty and have dinner or take a ride on the Holly Jolly Trolley while singing Christmas Carols. The St. Augustine Ampitheatre will have many fun, family Christmas events and movies their free events can be found here.
Whatever you do this year, love, speak kindly, and have a wonderful and blessed Christmas! Pin It