Spooktacular
Thousands of carved pumpkins, costumed
characters, funhouses and trick-or-treaters gather at
the Jacksonville Zoological Gardens. Call (904) 757-
4463 for more information.

Monster MOSH
Mad scientists, haunted exhibits and candy galore
are on hand at the Museum of Science & History’s
Halloween celebration. Call (904) 396-7062 for
more information.

Jacksonville Agricultural Fair
Live entertainment, rides, games, food, livestock
and more are on tap at Jacksonville Agricultural
Fair. Call (904) 353-5458 for more information.
Jacksonville Light Parade
The St. Johns River transforms into a sparkling
venue with a boat parade down the river topped off
by fireworks. Call (904) 630-3690 for more
information.
Nutcracker Tour of Homes
A free holiday home tour features residences
elegantly decorated to resemble the Nutcracker
ballet at World Golf Village Renaissance Resort.
Call (904) 940-5050 for more information.


NIGHTS OF LIGHTS
Nov 19, 2005 - Jan 31, 2006
Visit the Nation’s Oldest City’s grand holiday
celebration of light! From the Saturday before
Thanksgiving and through the last day of January,
St. Augustine becomes a magical city of light with
over two million sparkling lights adorning the city.

Gator Bowl Parade
Floats, giant helium balloons, and bands from
across the country converge on downtown
Jacksonville. Call (904) 798-1700 for more
information.

Handel’s Messiah
An oasis of sanity with a breather from ho-ho
Santas and other commercial commotion
unfolds with presentation of Handel’s Messiah at
the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.
Call (904) 354-5547 for more information.

Luminary Night
A free family event features Santa, live musical
entertainment, holiday crafts, storytelling, and
walking tours amid thousands of tiny white
luminaries on grounds of the St. Augustine
Lighthouse & Musuem. Call (904) 829-0745 for
more information.


Christmas Made in the South,
17th annual show
Nov 25-27, Jacksonville, FL,
Prime Osborn Convention Ctr, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat
10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm, $5.50 3-day gate
fee - children free.  Click here for
more info.

Fernandina Beach Lighted Holiday Parade
December 10, 2005
All parade entries will get under way at
approximately 6:00 pm. All entries must feature
some type of lighting. Presented by the
Southside Neighborhood Association. For more
information, call 904-261-3248   


15th Annual Historic Christmas Tour of Bed and
Breakfast Inns
December 10-11, 2005   2:00 - 6:00 pm.
Enjoy holiday sights and sounds while touring
uniquely decorated bed and breakfast inns.
For ticket and other information, call 866-4-
AMELIA (866-426-3542).  
9th ANNUAL SAN SEBASTIAN WINERY
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, November 19, 2005
7pm
Open House
San Sebastian Winery, 904-826-1594

This is a great way to start the festive holiday
season. Live jazz inside the winery, as well
as complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Many
seasonal specials are offered in the wine
shop. Listen to live music in The Cellar
Upstairs Wine and Jazz Bar on the open-air
deck. San Sebastian wine, beer, soft drinks
and light appetizers are available for
purchase. This weekend is especially nice
for the St. Augustine Historic district as it
coincides with the Annual Nights of Lights
Celebration.
Info: 888.352.9463, 904.826.1594


Holiday Events