Holiday celebrations around NCFL

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GAINESVILLE, Fla.(WCJB)-- Downtown Blues Concert: Lauren Mitchell/ Sheba the Mississippi
November 30th at 7:30pm-11:00pm
Free to the public.
Bob Diddley Plaza 111 E. University Ave. Gainesville, FL 32601
Florida Museum of Natural History to host 20th annual 'Trashformations' event
November 30th at 6:00pm-8:00pm
Florida Museum of Natural History 3215 Hull Road Gainesville, FL 32611
If you would like to participate the application deadline is November 23rd by 5:00 pm
Every Christmas Story ever Told (and then some)
A comedy by Michael Carleton, Jim Fitzgerald, and John K. Alvarez)
Now until December 23rd
Hippodrome Threatre 25 SE 2nd Place Gainesville FL 32601
36th Annual Christmas Festival and Parade
Saturday, December 8th
Festivities start at 11:00 am with carnival rides, arts, crafts, food booths
The Christmas parade will begin at 3:00 pm
Free pictures with Santa at the Hawthorne Library from 4:00pm-5:00pm
Tree lighting at dusk
all festivities will be in downtown Hawthorne
Cross City Church of God
182220 SE HWY 19 Cross City Fl
Drive Through Live Nativity
"A Journey Through Bethlehem"
November 30th 7:00pm- 9:00pm
December 1st 7:00pm-9:00pm
Free to the public
The Nutcracker
November 27th at 7:00pm
Legacy Park Multipurpose Center
15400 Peggy Road, Alachua, FL 32615
The Alachua Christmas Parade
Saturday December 8th at 2:00pm
Mainstreet Alachua
The 2018 City of Alachua Christmas Lighting
November 30th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Downtown Main Street Park
Christmas in Chiefland
December 8th
Rudolph Run, Chiefland Christmas Festival and Parade
8:00am: Rudolph Run registration
9:00am: Rudolph Run starts
10:00am: Festival starts
6:00pm: Christmas Parade
Following the parade, festivities in the park will continue with carriage rides, tree lighting ceremony, and entertainment.
Parking will be $1 per car to support CHS HOSA Club
For more info call Chiefland Chamber of Commerce (352)493-1849
29th Annual Pond Lighting at North Florida Regional
Sat, December 1, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
North Florida Regional Medical Center
6500 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL 32605
In benefit of Toys for Tots, join for a FREE night of lights, music, and fun!
Suwannee County
Christmas on the Square
Thursday, November 29th
Ribbon cutting, tree lighting, Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk, and Christmas movies.

Friday, November 30th
Annual Arts and Crafts Show
Food vendors and live entertainment
Santa Land, Bounce Houses, Sack Slides.
Fireworks and snow on the square!

Saturday, December 1st
Annual Arts and Crafts Show
6:00 pm Lighted Christmas Parade