Jacksonville Beaches Guide to Holiday Activities

Posted on by Lisa Barton to Around Town, New to Jacksonville

The holidays are filled with many wonderful traditions and festivities, we really enjoy being united with friends and family. If you have company coming to visit Ponte Vedra Beach during the Christmas season, here are a few Jacksonville exclusives that will cater to your whole group and help you get into the holiday spirit. 

St. Augustine Nights of Lights:

Enjoy the oldest city’s spectacular light display adorning the historic district. St Augustine is perfect for a romantic stroll through town, or great for families to enjoy together while indulging in roasted chestnuts or ice cream. National Geographic ranked St. Augustine’s “Nights of Lights” in the top 10 greatest lighting displays in the nation. The tradition kicks off in mid November and runs until January 21. For more information click here...

Adventure Landing’s WinterFEST

Adventure Landing's winter wonderland is perfect place for the kids to burn off the holiday sugar rush. Adventure Landing sets up a seasonal ice-skating rink, as well as the Alpine racer -- a 130 ft. long ice slide. The “Alpine Village” is equipped with a fire pit for roasting s’mores, hot chocolate, and a trip to Santa’s workshop! This event lasts until January 8. 


Top Golf is Jacksonville’s new addition to the activities scene! TopGolf is a relaxed way for the group to have fun around a physical activity while enjoying each other’s company with cabana service for food and drinks. The wait may be a bit, but the restaurant, bar and game area help pass the time. For more information click here...

St. Augustine Distillery Tour

For the over 21 crowd-- head down to the St. Augustine Distillery for a tour and tasting of the locally produced spirits. The establishment is a renovated 1917 ice manufacturing plant; perfectly tying history and modernism in the art of cocktail making. Taste the small batch spirits and learn about the craft by taking a tour with a guiding professional. 

Jacksonville Zoo “Deck the Howls at ZOOLights”

This kid friendly activity takes a jump into the wild. The zoo is turned into a winter wonderland with moving sculptures, forests of lighted trees and animal silhouettes. The zoo also offers marshmallow roasting, the 4-D Theater Ride, carousel rides, warm weather “ice” skating. For more information click here..

Jax Beach: Deck the Chairs

The artists in the house will enjoy Jax Beach’s “Deck the Chairs” charity art culture event. Forty lifeguard chairs are sponsored by local businesses and decorated by artists to support The American Red Cross Life Saving Corps. The creative sculptural exhibits are festively decorated to win “Best Dressed Chair”. Take the whole clan to check out the chairs, then for a walk on the beach conveniently located directly behind the exhibit. 

Intuition Brewery 

Head over the entertainment district of downtown Jacksonville and check out the Jacksonville’s own local brewery. Take a tour of the establishment, or hang-out in the taproom on Thursday nights for live music. For more information click here...

Show your guests the gems of Jacksonville, and have a very Merry Christmas!!

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