It’s that time of year to get into the holiday spirit, but what are some ways to celebrate the season? We have put together a list of events happening around the First Coast this holiday season as well as some general ideas to celebrate the season!

Synchronized Nightly Tree Light Shows at Jacksonville Landing
Time 6 p.m.- 10 minute show with 78000 lights
Runs until January 1st.

Holiday on the River Dance and Concert Series
Local schools, churches and dance groups perform in front of the monstrous Christmas Tree at the Landing.
Every night until December 21st.

Nights of Lights in St. Augustine
Every night until February 1st, millions of lights fill the St. Augustine streets.
30th Annual Luminaria in Riverside
On December 21, Avondale and Riverside’s largest fundraiser lines the streets of this historic part of town.

Gingerbread House Extravaganza
Weekdays 11-5 and Saturday 10-5 at 317 A. Phillip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202
Take a peek at some of the most creative gingerbread houses in the Jacksonville area.

A Christmas Carol
7 p.m. December 23 at the Times-Union Center- Moran Theater

Midnight Mass or Christmas Eve service
Bring in Christmas day with a candlelit service at a midnight mass or Christmas Eve service at your local church.

Bake Christmas Cookies
From gingerbread cookies to cookies shaped like Santa, baking cookies is a fun holiday activity for the family.

Make Decorations and Ornaments by Hand
Making decorations or ornaments by hand can create beautiful memories for years to come.

Read Christmas Stories
From “The Little Drummer Boy” to “The Night Before Christmas,” these stories can bring up nostalgic feelings from Christmases long ago.

Neighborhood Christmas Light
Take a drive or stroll around your neighborhood ooo-ing and ahh-ing at the beautiful light set ups.