Holiday Themed Events in Jacksonville's Urban Core Neighborhoods

Posted by Donny Mak on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 11:58am.

December is here and there are plenty of holiday themed events happening in Jacksonville's historic urban core neighborhoods! We've rounded up a list of our picks for the best ways to celebrate the season. Let us know what you're planning to attend!

December 4 - December 28 - Gingerbread Extravaganza
Jacksonville Historical Society is hosting the 17th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza this year! Attendees can view the creations of over 50 builders this year, and vote on their favorite. This annual fundraiser for the Jacksonville Historical Society is a beloved tradition in the urban core. Learn more about this event. 

December 4 - First Wednesday Art Walk | Spirit of Giving
Downtown Jacksonville Art Walk is back tomorrow, from 5-9pm, in Downtown Jacksonville. You can watch the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, with a 50 foot tree boasting 78,000 LED lights and 150 ornaments. Additional activities include holiday-themed dance performances, and a strolling Santa and Mrs. Claus. Attendees can also enjoy all of the Art Walk staples, from artists, food trucks, and special activities at brick and mortar stores. Learn more about the event. 

December 6 and 7 - 2019 Holiday Tour of Homes
This year marks Springfield Improvement Association and Archives (SIAA) 33rd year hosting the Holiday Tour of Homes. There will be five historic homes and one custom built home on the tour this year, each decorated for the holidays. The tour runs from 5-9pm on Friday and 3-7pm on Sunday. Learn more and purchase tickets. 

December 7 - Christmas in Avondale
Join The Shoppes of Avondale for another year of Christmas in Avondale. Enjoy a free, family friendly event, with a street party, music, and activities for everyone. This event runs from 4-8pm on Saturday, the 7th.  

December 15 - Riverside Avondale Luminaria
Riverside Avondale Preservation's annual Luminaria celebration is on December 15th at dusk. Learn more about this neighborhood tradition. 

December 21 - San Marco Holiday Luminaria
Join the San Marco Preservation Association for this beautiful holiday tradition in the San Marco neighborhood. Learn more about this event.

December 22 - Vagabond Flea in Murray Hill
Did you wait til the last minute for holiday shopping? You can still pick up a creative gift from local artists, makers, and antique sellers at the Vagabond Flea on December 22 from 4-8pm. This edition of the monthly market is ugly sweater themed, so grab your cheesy sweater and shop local!

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