The holidays are the time of year where you want to create amazing memories with the people you love the most. Jacksonville is host to a plethora of activities that will bring in the holiday spirit and will cater to every family size and interest. Let’s take a look at just a few Jacksonville activities you won’t want to miss this holiday season.
Christmas on the River
Christmas on the River is the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at Jacksonville Landing. A 56-foot tall Christmas tree will be lit with more than 78,000 lights and dozens of ornaments. You can come and experience the beauty of the tree and enjoy some great food and live music to help get you in the Christmas spirit. This Christmas tradition will take place on November 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Jacksonville Light Boat Parade
Whether you have young children at home or you are looking for a wonderful holiday event, you will want to mark November 24 on your calendar for the Jacksonville Light Boat Parade. This tradition features dozens of boats that are decorated for the holidays. Come watch them float down the St. John River and usher in the Christmas festivities. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and you can view the full boat parade route here.
Moscow Ballet’s ‘The Great Russian Nutcracker’
If you love the ballet, you must visit the Florida Theatre on December 22 to experience the Moscow Ballet’s ‘The Great Russian Nutcracker’ performance. This show features some of the best dancers Russia has to offer and the music, story, and more will ensure you leave in the holiday spirit. Tickets are now available and limited so do not hesitate to purchase yours today.
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Bring in the new year with the annual Jacksonville New Year’s Eve Celebration. Head to downtown Jacksonville to experience a phenomenal firework display along with live music and delicious food trucks. There will be activities for adults and children alike so you can bring in the new year with the people who matter most to you.