2019 Holiday Guide

Winter Camp, Parties & Family Fun


Tis the season for trees, lights & quality family time. Make the most of your holidays by giving your munchkins memories that will last a lifetime via our 2019 Gift Guide, presented by iFly

iFly. The best things aren’t things, they’re experiences. This holiday season, give the only gift friends and family will remember: a gift voucher for iFLY to do indoor sky diving! Save up to 40% off standard rates. This is a gift they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. Click here today to book the best gift ever!

  Ripley Entertainment. Ripley’s Red Train Nights of Lights tours begin nightly at 6pm. Enjoy the lights with our special magic glasses, holiday music and our Red Train!  Friday and Saturday nights through Christmas, Santa is here with special gifts for the kids and we have a marshmallow roasting pit, live shows and lots of fun!

Burnt Glassworks. Burnt Glassworks offers hands-on glassblowing experiences, and has some special ornament & snowman workshops for this holiday season. Come into the studio and choose your colors, then work one-on-one with a professional glassblower to create some unique glass. Prices start at $35. Children 8 & up are welcome to participate.

The Florida Ballet. Celebrate the season with the gift of ballet! The Florida Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” (Dec 20-22, 2019) will transport audiences of all ages to a magical world of swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and dancing bonbons. Get 50% off tickets now thru Dec 15 when you use code MUNCHKINJAX at checkout.

Hanukkah in Hemming Park. Join Hemming Park and the Jacksonville Public Library for our annual celebration of Hanukkah and its related traditions. We’ll enjoy live music, storytelling and crafts; dreidel games and more. Menorah lighting at 6:15pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Holidays in Hemming Park. Celebrate the holidays with a full day of family-friendly fun in Hemming Park, sponsored by Community First Credit Union. Shop with local artisans and dine with the best of Jacksonville’s food trucks; enjoy music and dance performances and free photos with Santa! Children’s activities; leashed pets are welcome. Click here for details.

Jacksonville Symphony. Presented by VyStar Credit Union, the First Coast Nutcracker has been a beloved tradition in Northeast Florida for over 40 years. Experience Tchaikovsky’s timeless ballet as it should be experienced: with a live, full symphony orchestra, as only the Jacksonville Symphony presents it! Click here for info & tickets.

Marineland. Swim with dolphins at Marineland Dolphin Adventure in St. Augustine, Florida! Interaction programs are available for guests of all ages from meeting dolphins or tortoises while staying dry to amazing swim programs in the water. Be sure to follow us on Facebook or our newsletter for the latest deals. Click here for details.

Rotary Club of Flagler. The Rotary Club of Flagler County presents it’s 14th Annual Fantasy of Lights Festival! This free walking tour of over 50 large animated Holiday light displays with live and recorded Holiday music includes a children’s village with Santa’s Merry Train ride, marshmallow roasting pit, and an elf village! Weekends include the talking Christmas Tree, snow in the village, and visits from Santa on Sundays! Click here for details.

St. Augustine Aquarium. Nights of Lights Under the Sea Friday & Saturday nights 6-8pm until Christmas! See snow, mermaids, and an underwater Santa Claus decorating a tree! S’more & ornament making, hot cocoa, and more! Celebrate the Holidays under the sea! First annual gingerbread house competition & Tour at businesses on route 16- Free to the public- accepting donations for the Betty Griffin Centers. Free family activities every Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm.

St. Mary’s Railroad Express. Dec 7, 14 & 21- Ride the Santa Express to Santa Land where Santa boards the train with gifts for boys and girls. Frosty, the Grinch, Mrs. Claus and the Elves join in the fun. Photos with Santa after each train ride. Get tickets now.

Gift a Love of Reading. This year, give your child a year of quality books chosen just for him/her. Subscribe to Munchkin Reads and get 4-5 book recommendations every month, plus access to your very own personal librarian, who’s on standby to answer questions and make additional recs. Best $50 you’ll spend this year.


fri13dec9:00 amAdventure Landing WinterFEST @ Adventure Landing Price: Prices vary Ages: All ages

fri13dec10:00 amPhotos With Santa @ Orange Park Mall Price: Prices vary Ages: All ages

fri13dec11:00 am5:00 pmGingerbread Extravaganza @ Old St Andrews Price: $10 Adults; $5 Youth (4–18); Free kids (0-3) Ages: All ages

fri13dec5:00 pm9:00 pmIlluminating Nature @ Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens Price: Free Ages: All ages

fri13dec6:00 pm8:30 pmCatty Claws Christmas @ The Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary Price: $17 Adults, $10 children Ages: All ages

fri13dec6:00 pm9:00 pmChristmas Classics Movie Night @ Southside United Methodist Church Price: Free Ages: All ages

fri13dec6:00 pm9:30 pmJax Illuminations Drive Thru @ Morocco Shrine Center Price: $20-$35 Ages: All ages

fri13dec6:00 pm10:00 pmAlhambra Theatre: Elf Musical @ Alhambra Dinner Theatre Price: Prices vary Ages: All ages

fri13dec7:30 pmSCROOGE! The Musical @ Amelia Musical Playhouse Price: $15-$25 Ages: All ages

sat14dec8:00 am10:00 amBreakfast with Santa @ Dave and Buster's Price: Prices vary Ages: All ages

sat14dec8:30 amHoliday Breakfast with Santa @ Ritz-Carlton Amelia Price: $49 adults, $25 kids Ages: All ages

sat14dec8:30 am11:30 amBreakfast with Santa @ Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery Price: $20 Adults; $10 Children (0-12) Ages: All ages

sat14dec9:30 amFamily Gingerbread School @ Ritz-Carlton Amelia Price: $175 Ages: All ages

sat14dec10:00 am11:00 amSt. Mary's Santa Express @ Theatre by the Trax Price: $20 Adult; $14 Children (3-12); Free (0-2) Ages: All ages

sat14dec10:00 am3:00 pmHolidays in Hemming @ Hemming Park Price: Free Ages: All ages

sat14dec11:00 am4:00 pmYulee Holiday Parade & Festival @ Yulee High School Price: Free Ages: All ages

sat14dec11:00 am1:00 pmBreakfast with the Grinch @ Princess Patch Girls Spa Price: $42.95 per child Ages: All ages

sat14dec11:00 am9:00 pmChristmas at Congaree @ Congaree and Penn Price: $15

sat14dec2:00 pm3:30 pmFeaturedClay Santa Workshops @ Children's Art Classes Beaches Price: 20 Ages: Ages 3+

sat14dec2:00 pm6:00 pmArmy Navy Watch Party @ TIAA Bank Field Price: Free Ages: All ages

sat14dec4:00 pm5:45 pmCool Side of Yuletide Holiday Concert @ Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church Price: $25 each Ages: All ages

sat14dec7:00 pm9:00 pmJungle Bells. Unusual Christmas Celebration @ St. John's Cathedral Price: $25 per ticket Ages: All ages

sat14dec7:30 pm9:30 pmHandel's Messiah @ Jacksonville Symphony Price: Prices vary Ages: All ages

sun15dec10:00 amRudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Toddler Time @ Sweet Pete's Price: $7.50 Ages: Toddlers

sun15dec11:30 am6:30 pmSanta Photos & Cupcakes @ Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery Price: $35 Ages: All ages

sun15dec12:00 pm2:00 pmCaring Santa @ Sensory Towne Price: $12 non members; $6 members Ages: All ages

sun15dec1:00 pm6:00 pmLuminaria @ Memorial Park Price: Free Ages: All ages

sun15dec3:00 pmSundaes & Santa Photos @ Bartram Springs Community Amenity Center Price: Free Ages: All ages

sun15dec5:30 pm8:00 pmLuminaria Bike Ride @ Florida State College at Jacksonville - Kent Campus Price: Free Ages: All ages

sun15dec5:30 pmLuminaria Bike Ride @ Florida State College Price: Free Ages: All ages

sun15dec6:00 pm9:00 pmRiverside Avondale Preservation Luminaria 2019 @ Riverside and Avondale Price: Free Ages: All ages

sat21dec2:30 pm4:00 pmFeaturedClay Santa Workshops @ Children's Art Classes Baymeadows Price: 20 Ages: Ages 3+

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