St. Johns Town Center kicks off season with Holiday Spectacular

11th annual event featured 32-foot christmas tree lighting


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The St. Johns Town Center rang in the holiday season with its 11th annual Holiday Spectacular on Saturday.

New this year, visitors were able to enjoy festivities including oversized games, an interactive hot chocolate station, jugglers, caricature artists, letters to Santa, ornament decorating, a festive photo booth and a silent DJ.

Main stage entertainment began at 2 p.m. with holiday performances and a finale by headliner, Kelley Jakle. The Main Stage is located in the Town Green in front of Maggiano’s Little Italy on Midtown Parkway.

For the grand finale, Santa gave an official countdown to light the 32-foot tree and kick off a fireworks finale at 8 p.m. 

“We look forward to hosting Holiday Spectacular and offering the community a place to gather and enjoy free holiday entertainment throughout the season,” director of marketing and business development Lindsey Von Hoven said. “We invite the community to continue the tradition of beginning the holidays with friends and family at St. Johns Town Center as we celebrate with music, lights and fireworks.”

St. Johns Town Center retailers will offer holiday shopping opportunities, in-store promotions and specials throughout the weekend. Click here for the latest event information and deals.