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Another week down and one step closer to 2024! We hope you’re having a great week!

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? While doing our roundup, we found some incredible events!

In fact, this may be the best events list for Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia in the universe. Am I a little biased since I made the list? Maybe...

Related: Here are the best Christmas light displays & events around Northeast Florida 🎄🎅

This weekend’s River City Guide is here and we think you may enjoy these events from Dec. 1 - Dec. 3. ⬇️

What’s happening... 📅

Looking for something fun for the family this weekend? We’ve got some highlights below:

  • Holiday on the Farm: The free event will feature art and tasty treats created by the students at North Florida School of Special Education. Event is from 4-7:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. More info
  • Walk through Bethlehem: East Pointe Church is hosting a “Walk Through Bethlehem” from 6-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Dec. 8-9 with 250 actors, performers, designers and builders over 40,000 square feet. The free event is at 270 N. Kernan Blvd. More info
  • Beaches Town Center Tree Lighting: On Dec. 2, a free holiday event will be held where Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach meet the beach beginning at 4 p.m. for a tree lighting with Santa! More info
  • Mistletoe Market: Glynn Visual Arts will host its Annual Fine Arts Mistletoe Market from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Postell Park. More info
  • Vilano Holiday Village: Vilano Beach Main Street is hosting its Vilano Holiday Village beginning Saturday with a series of scheduled weekly activities. More info
  • Green Cove Springs Christmas: The city of Green Cove Springs will kick off its year-long celebration of reaching 150 years as an incorporated city during the Christmas on Walnut Street Festival and Christmas Parade from 12-9 p.m. Saturday in downtown. More info
  • Christmas Spectacular: The Jacksonville Christmas Spectacular will be this Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the historic Ritz Theatre. More info
  • Christmas in Avondale: The treasured Jacksonville tradition in the Avondale Neighborhood goes back over 30 years. Runs from 4-8 p.m. Saturday. More info
  • Caring Santa: Caring Santa is a unique and sensory-friendly experience tailored for children with special needs. The event will be from 9-10:30 a.m. Sunday at The Avenues Mall. More info

For more ideas for fun weekend activities, take a look at our Community Calendar. Have an event you want added to our list? Enter it here!

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About the Authors:

Carianne Luter is an Award-Winning Digital Media and Engagement Manager for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She won "Best Social Media Engagement Strategy" during the Local Media Association 2022 Digital Innovation Awards. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a communication degree.

A Jacksonville native and proud University of North Florida alum, Francine Frazier has been with News4Jax since 2014 after spending nine years at The Florida Times-Union.