Things to Do: Family Edition

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JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (will close @ 6pm on December 31, and closed January 1)
Main Library: Children’s Department
School’s Out! a series of programs over the winter break for kids ages 6-12:

  • Game Show – December 29 @ 2pm
  • Art Time – December 30 @ 2pm
  • New Years Eve Party – December 31 @ 2pm

Saturday Surprise: Something Funny January 3 @ 2pm
***For more Children’s department events at the Main Library, please check out the December calendar (with detailed info here) and January calendar (with detailed info here)
Main Library: Teen Department
Movie Madness!!!

  • Are We There Yet? December 29 @ 3pm
  • Golden Compass December 30 @ 3pm
  • Apollo 13 December 31 @ 3pm
  • The Incredible Hulk January 2 @ 3pm

FIRST HOLIDAY PARTY @ BEN AND JERRY’S December 29, 7pm – 8pm.

STORIES AROUND THE FIRE @ TILLIE K. FOWLER REGIONAL PARK with hot cocoa. 7000 Roosevelt Boulevard. December 30, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

NOON YEAR’S EVE @ JACKSONVILLE ZOO & GARDENS December 31. Hosted by Radio Disney. Entertainment, games, prizes and an apple juice toast @ 12 noon.

HOMETOWN GATOR BOWL PARADE Downtown Jacksonville along Water Street. December 31 @ 3pm.

DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY WINDOW DISPLAYS up until January 2. Find a map of all locations here.

SHARK TEETH @ LITTLE TALBOT ISLAND STATE PARK January 3 @ 11 am. Pavillion one, event is free with regular park admission.

FULL MOON OWL PROWL @ JACKSONVILLE ARBORETUM & GARDENS January 10 @ 7pm. The first evening nature walk. Bring a flashlight & camping chair. Cider and cookies around a campfire after the guided walk.
RSVP to by January 5.


Sunday, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
Children and accompanying adults are free.

More great kids and family events can be found at and Experience Jax.
Please comment if I missed anything.

Posted by Jenny K