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
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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
(352)846-2000
If you would like to participate the application deadline is November 23rd by 5:00 pm
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Every Christmas Story ever Told (and then some)
A comedy by Michael Carleton, Jim Fitzgerald, and John K. Alvarez)
Now until December 23rd
8:00pm-10:00pm
Hippodrome Threatre 25 SE 2nd Place Gainesville FL 32601
(352)375-4477
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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
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Cross City Church of God
182220 SE HWY 19 Cross City Fl
352-498-3280
Drive Through Live Nativity
"A Journey Through Bethlehem"
November 30th 7:00pm- 9:00pm
December 1st 7:00pm-9:00pm
Free to the public
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The Nutcracker
November 27th at 7:00pm
Legacy Park Multipurpose Center
15400 Peggy Road, Alachua, FL 32615
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The Alachua Christmas Parade
Saturday December 8th at 2:00pm
Mainstreet Alachua
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The 2018 City of Alachua Christmas Lighting
November 30th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Downtown Main Street Park
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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
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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!
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Suwannee County
Christmas on the Square
Thursday, November 29th
5:30pm
Ribbon cutting, tree lighting, Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk, and Christmas movies.

Friday, November 30th
4:00pm-10:00pm
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
8:00am-4:00pm
Annual Arts and Crafts Show
6:00 pm Lighted Christmas Parade