Radar: Things to Do in Jax This Week

Catch a Jacksonville Icemen game this week. Photo from facebook.com/jacksonvilleicemen.


Your week, planned: Don’t miss our top picks for what to do in and around Jacksonville.

In a post-Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas slump? We’re to help you find fun events to do throughout this week to distract you from all the ups and downs of the holiday season. Read on for all Jax has to offer this week. 


Jacksonville Icemen vs. Florida Everblades at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

For one of the last times this month, the Jacksonville Icemen are offering up a gift to kids 12 and under Plus, what better way to celebrate the holiday season than on ice – well watching people on ice. $20+. 7 p.m. VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena: 300 A Philip Randolph Blvd. Jacksonville, Fl; jacksonvilleicemen.com // @jaxicemen 


Holiday Art Market at the Jacksonville Zoo

This holiday event combines two of everyones’ favorite things: art and animals! Join Jacksonville Zoo for their Holiday Art Market for a day of fun for the whole family. Free+. 10 a.m. Jacksonville Zoo: 370 Zoo Pkwy. Jacksonville, FL; jacksonvillezoo.org // @jacksonvillezoo


Tchaikovsky & Barber at the Jacksonville Symphony

What better way to relax than sitting and listening to the mesmerizing piano talent of Joyce Yang. The combination of the piano and brass section will have you wishing the night would never end. $29+. 7:30 p.m. Jacoby Symphony Hall: 300 Water St. Suite 200 Jacksonville, FL; jaxsymphony.org // @jaxsymphony


Holiday Appetizers and Desserts Cooking Class at Blue Bamboo

One of the best parts of the holiday season is the appetizers and desserts that are only made once a year for some reason. Blue Bamboo is here to help you make even better dishes that will get you out of your once-a-year rut. $85. 10 a.m. Blue Bamboo: 10110 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL; bluebamboojacksonville.com // @bluebamboojacksonville


Goat Yoga at Little Peeps Farm

It’s December, which means gifting and celebration time is in full swing. In other words, it’s one of the craziest times of year, and that means it’s also time to start prioritizing yourself. Get ahead on self-care and New Years resolutions with this yoga class featuring sweet furry friends stretching alongside you. $30+. 10:30 a.m. Little Peeps Farm: 3049 Cortez Rd. Jacksonville, FL; littlepeepsfarm.com 


Breathwork Healing Session at Soul Dimension

Remind yourself to relax, but if you need a little help this breathwork healing session is here for you. Think you don’t have time in your busy schedule? Well this session is online making it easy for even the busiest of gift givers. $19. 1 p.m. Soul Dimension: Virtual. souldimension.org // @soul.dimension 


Charcuterie Board with Bowtie Inlay at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware

This charcuterie board class is for anyone looking to wow party guests. Join Rockler Woodworking and Hardware and learn how to decorate your very own charcuterie board to use for any and every event and any and every cheese. $125. 10 a.m. Rockler Woodworking and Hardware: 4643 River City Dr. Unit 101, Jacksonville, FL; rockler.com // @rockler_woodworking

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Beer for Wine Lovers at Alewife Beer School

If you haven’t acquired the taste for beer, Alewife Beer School wants to be your guiding light. This week’s class will help convert you into a beer lover. $30. 6:30 p.m. 1023 Park St. Jacksonville, Fl; www.alewifebottleshop.com/ // @alewifebottleshop


Thanksgiving Grand Feast 2023 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Spend your Thanksgiving in luxury with the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island. With a salad bar, soup, entrees, turkey carving and of course dessert, this year’s turkey day can’t get much better. $79+. 11 a.m. 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy. Amelia City, Fl; ritzcarlton.com // @ritzcarltonameliaisland


Dazzling Nights at Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Visit Dazzling Nights at Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens this Friday. With countless lights, snowball fights, lasers and more, this is guaranteed to get you out of your turkey-coma. $15+. 5:30 p.m.1445 Millcoe Rd. Jacksonville, FL;  dazzlingjax.com


Yoga and Mimosas at Dart Bar & Games

If you had a not-so-fun Thanksgiving, this event is for you. Find your inner zen and rejuvenate yourself with a mimosa. When the class is over, we promise you’ll forget all about what your in-laws said. $15. 9:30 a.m. 1261 King St. Jacksonville, FL; @dartbarjax


Taylor Swift Laser Party at Florida Theatre

If you know you will love Taylor Swift ‘Forever & Always’ then this laser dance party is for you. Dance and sing the night to everyones’ favorite singer. We promise, it’s gonna be impossible not to ‘Stay, Stay, Stay’ all night long. $30. 7 p.m. 128 E Forsyth St. Jacksonville, FL; www.floridatheatre.com // @floridatheatre  


Frosty: A Musical Adventure at Florida Theatre

Now that Thanksgiving is over, you can focus on what’s really important in these last few weeks of the year – snow. While we definitely won’t be seeing any white blankets in Jacksonville this year – or any, we can at least pretend by going to see Frosty: A Musical Adventure. $8.50+ .Various Times. 128 E Forsyth St. Jacksonville, FL; https://www.floridatheatre.com // @floridatheatre  


Gnocchi and Beer at Legacy Ale Works

This Tuesday, Legacy Ale Works is giving the people what they want: an evening filled with pasta and booze. Their gnocchi and beer event will teach you how to make mouthwatering pasta all in the comfort of your own home. That means after this class, you can stay in your pajamas and you save money – it’s a win-win. $74.99. 6:30 p.m. 14965 Old St. Augustine Rd. Suite 129, Jacksonville, Fl; legacyaleworks.com // @legacyale

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