Here are some ideas on how to spend your 12 days of Christmas. A partridge in a pear tree not required.
Enjoy breakfast with Santa at Brio. There will be music, crafts, face-painting and photo opportunities. 9 a.m. Tickets are $11.95 per adult; $5.95 per child.
Celebrate the holidays at this extended Riverside Arts Market experience. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free
Spend an afternoon with Santa. There will be chances for meet and greets in addition to holiday crafts and a showing of the Christmas play, “The Alien Who Stole Christmas” in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium. 9 a.m. Tickets are first-come, first-serve.
Join in the holiday cheer at The Candy Apple’s first annual Jingle Bell Brunch. Dining options feature a buffet, chocolate bar, mimosas and candy apples. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $48 per adult $25 per child.
The last Yappy Hour of the year features free dog photos with Santa, drink specials, and holiday fun. 2 to 5 p.m. Free
- Candy Making Classes (repeats every day until Dec. 31)
Learn how to make traditional candy canes at Sweet Pete’s! 9 a.m. $15, book online at sweetpetescandy.com/
Listen to holiday music by Lakeside Junior High Chorus at the Clay County Headquarters Library. 6:30 p.m, 1895 Town Center Blvd. Free
This classic Christmas play repeats daily at the Alhambra Dinner theater until Dec 24.
A holiday tradition hosted by the folks at the Jax History Society. Experience a tasty display of unique gingerbread houses created by local chefs, artists, and architects.
See thousands of dazzling lights as they transform the zoo into a winter wonderland!
An annual Christmas party featuring music acts from The Heavy Pets, Roosevelt Collier, and Squeedlepuss. 8 p.m, 1904 Music Hall. $12 advance / $15 door.
This classic ballet has been performed by the graceful dancers of the Florida Ballet for 32 years. Join in the tradition and experience this holiday favorite in person.
Chanuka festivities at the Landing. The celebrations feature live music, food, games, and the lighting of the menorah. 1 p.m. Free.
The nation’s oldest city is also host to a dazzling light display.
The Florida Theater invites you to come celebrate this beloved tale come to life on stage. 7 p.m.
Because Christmas isn’t complete without this classic tale.
Spend Christmas eve at the One Ocean Resort. There will be warm cider and freshly baked cookies offered in the lobby. And for dinner? A scrumptious holiday inspired dinner at Azurea.
- Blackhawk Christmas Lights
Because this is, by far, one of the best local Christmas light displays. Ever.