Let’s admit it…We are all just trying to relish in the holiday spirit and avoid work and school. If you’re looking for some fun things to do around Jacksonville to help ya out, look no further.
Wednesday, December 12
Avondale Arts & Farmer’s Market – If you’re cutting it close with your Christmas shopping, go to the Avondale Arts & Farmer’s Market to find that perfect gift for a special someone! There are tons of local vendors and dinner from Jammas Jax, so enjoy the live music while you do some sippin’ and shoppin’ with your friends.
Neighborhood Holiday Party – With $10 glasses of Veuve Clicquot Brut and Rose all night, come out to Grape and Grain Exchange for this free neighborhood party! Starting at 5pm, the Chris Thomas Band takes the stage later on in the evening…After everyone is buzzed and happy, ya know.
Thursday, December 13
ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Grand Re-Opening – We all missed it when ABC Fine Wine & Spirits went away, but they are BACK…and with discounts! Sample some of the finest wines and get 15% off your purchase! This event will please both your senses and your wallet.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Anyone seeking the classiness of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, get your seat at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena! At 7:30pm, the magic begins and prepare to be dazzled with holiday-themed music!
Friday, December 14
Zoo Lights – Don’t miss Jacksonville’s luminous winter wonderland at the zoo this winter! The 7th annual Zoo Lights event is going down at 6pm all night long. So grab yourself a date and bundle up as you take on the sparkling lights.
Pizza, Pints, & Pups – With Main & Six Brewing Co tapping a special release sour beer for the event, come out at 5pm for Pizza, Pints, & Pups! You will get the best pizza in Jax with PIE95 PIZZA, the best beer from Main & Six Brewing Company, & the first ever Pet Food Truck from Pet Wants Jax Beach. Who can miss out?
Saturday, December 15
The Ugly Sweater Pre-Game Party – If you’re interested in seeing the Jacksonville Icemen this Saturday, this is a great game for everyone to attend because of their Ugly Sweater Pre-Game Party! Join the Jacksonville Icemen and Miller Lite as they attempt to break the World Record for most Ugly Sweaters in one place!
Ameris Bank Run – Ameris Bank is proud to carry on the tradition of the Jacksonville Marathon, the oldest marathon in Jacksonville, BUT if you don’t feel like overachieving with that, they also have a half or 5K! There is prize money for those fast people and moisture-wicking shirts for all.
Sunday, December 16
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Washington Redskins – Well, this football season has been a bit of a bust for the Jags, but NEVERTHELESS we still love them. So come support our Jags at 1pm at the TIAA Bank Field as they take on the Redskins. Just think, tickets are at ultimate low prices.
SAG SZN Game Night – Get Candid Studios is really hosting the party squad with their Game Night + Pajama Jam House Party! Get a ticket and prep yourself for cards, performances, giveaways, and filming for a special holiday episode of “LIVE from New Jax City”! From 6-10pm, the fun is going on!
Monday, December 17
Jax Illuminations – There is still time to go, everyone! Jax Illuminations is still spreading Christmas cheer with their beautiful 1-mile drive thru of LIGHTS. Plus, it’s only $20 per car during the week! So fill up your car with a ton of people and basically pay pennies to go through the best light show in Jax.
Ugly Sweater PAWty – Get your pups and deck the dogs with ugly sweaters at Kanine Social’s Ugly Sweater Christmas PAWty! There is live music from D-Lo, a pizza food truck, Santa Paws, a prize wheel for doggy treats, and a photo booth. It’s free for all Kanine Social members but only $15 for non-members! How can you resist such cuteness?
Tuesday, December 18
Holiday Bicycle Ride – This Springfield holiday tradition will never cease to ride…(Get it? Like riding bicycles?) The Holiday Bicycle Ride is a leisurely evening of biking through the Historic District to enjoy the lights and holiday spectacles! At 6pm, head on over to Klutho Park and get ready for a light bike ride of splendor.
I hope all these events help you enjoy the holiday season and avoid doing work or, ya know, achieving stuff. Just sit back, relax, and sip on some hot cocoa as you plan your schedule of fun stuff to do in Jax this week.
And if you’re struggling with your holiday shopping because you simply can’t figure out what to get people, check out our holiday gift guide!
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