Around town in Gainesville Florida!!!

Holiday Lights First Friday Friday, Dec 6, 5:00 to 10:00pm

 The Opera House

This holiday-themed event features a storefront decorating contest with all the local businesses participating; photos with Santa; and toy collecting to benefit Toys for Tots. Join Gainesville’s largest happy hour with food and drink specials at over 35 locations, carriage rides, huge raffle, and block party! Donate new, unwrapped toys for discounted VIP admission. Love this!!    hh

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol Friday, Dec 6 8:00pm

Welcome to the real story behind Dickens’ Christmas Carol— Jacob Marley’s heroic behind-the-scenes efforts to save old Scrooge’s soul, and in the process, redeem his own. Marley is not alone, however; he is aided by the Bogle, an irreverent little sprite with an agenda all his own. You know how the old story ends… or do you? Sounds great!!!

Santa Crawl Friday, Dec 6 5:00 to 10:00pm Pledge 5 Foundation

The Downtown Santa Crawl focuses on making the holiday season better for children within the community. For this evening full of holiday cheer, dress up in your best Santa, Mrs. Claus outfit or holiday themed ensemble and go with Pledge 5 to spread holiday cheer as the group travels from place to place downtown! Bring a toy donation to give to local charities as they collect for gifts to give to local kids in Gainesville. Come out to enjoy food and drinks, while giving to a good cause.

Holiday Tree Lighting Saturday, Dec 7 6:00 to 8:00pm

The City of Gainesville ushers in the season with the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Spanish Court of the Historic Thomas Center while the adjacent Duck Pond neighborhood sparkles with luminaries for fifteen-minute horse-drawn carriage rides (for a fee) throughout the area. Entertainment includes holiday caroling and music while Santa listens to the children’s holiday wishes.

Craft Festival 2013 Saturday, Dec 7 10:00 to 6:00pm

Need a unique gift? Working on decorating your home? Need a splash of holiday spirit? The Craft Festival will meet all of these needs and more. Come visit North Central Florida’s largest indoor craft show and walk away with a much shorter holiday shopping list. Wooo Hooo!!!

Christmas Jubilee Jam Concert Toy Drive Saturday, Dec 7, 7:00pm to 9:00pm Trinity United Methodist Church

Join your friends and family at Gainesville’s Christmas Season Premier Event – The Christmas Jubilee Jam Concert and Toy Drive! Toys and Gifts will go to children served by the Guardian ad Litem Program in the Dependency Court System.

December 7; 7PM – 9PM at Trinity United Methodist Church 4000 NW 53rd Avenue. Admission is FREE – Adults, please bring 2 new unwrapped gifts for kids! Visit or call 352-283- 9316 for more information.


As  always enjoy!


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