Holiday & Christmas Performances in Gainesville
It’s the most wonderful time of year! What better way to get excited about the upcoming holiday season than experiencing a variety of spectacular events in the Gainesville area. A highlight in the area is the abundance of live performances that take place throughout the month of December. While there are always the classics like The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol, you could consider seeing The Hippodrome’s spectacular performance of A Tuna Christmas. A humorous performance by the Hippodrome performers takes the holiday spirit and transforms in into a southern influenced comedic act. This performance starts on November 23rd and continues up until December 23rd.
Dance Alive National Ballet provides a Sugar Plum Tea Event on December 21 and 22 at the UF Phillips Center for the Performing Arts starting at 4pm. This is a time for the whole family to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Court from The Nutcracker while enjoying some brewed tea.
Mr. Jack Daniels Original Silver Cornet Hometown Christmas at the University Auditorium on December 6th at 7:30 pm takes the audience back to Tennessee at the turn of the 20th century and the holiday memories associated with this time.
Finally, on December 17th at 7:30 is the performance of Danu Christmas in Ireland taking place at the UF Phillips Center of the Performing Arts. This performance is centered on the musical celebration of a traditional Christmas holiday in Ireland.
While traditions are celebrated during the holidays, checking out of these performances might just be the holiday cheer you were looking for. Make sure to also check out our calendar of events so you don’t miss out on a single thing this holiday season!
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Fall Fun in Gainesville
Looking for fun fall activities in the Gainesville area? Here are a few ideas that are sure to please everyone in your family.
Coon Hollo Corn Maze: This is more than just a 5 acre crop corn maze, Coon Hollo Farm includes hayrides, farm train rides, pasture putt putt golf, games, and more.
Located: 22480 N Hwy 441, Micanopy, FL
When: October 4th - November 3rd
Hours: Fri: 4pm-Dusk; Sat: 10am-Dusk; Sun: 2pm-7pm
Newberry Cornfield Maze: During the day this cornfield is a family friendly environment with hayrides, pumpkin patches, bounce houses and more, but by night this cornfield transforms into a haunted, scream-tacular event sure to scary even the most unsuspecting trespassers.
Located: 20015 West Newberry Road, Newberry, FL
When: September 27th-October 26th
Hours: Fri: 5pm-11pm; Sat: 3pm-11pm;
Rogers Farm Fall Festival: Wondering through this 12 acre corn maze is not the only fun you will have at Rogers Farm, there are hay rides, duck races, cow trains, petting zoos and other fun filled activities for your whole family.
Located: 3831 NW 156th Ave, Gainesville, FL
When: October 4th- November 5th
Hours: Fri: 5pm-midnight; Sat-10am-Midnight;
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Family Weekend at UF
Family Weekend at the University of Florida is October 25-27, 2013 and is a great time to teach your family what it’s like to be a part of the Gator Nation as well as experience life in the Swap. While there are a variety of activities to partake in on campus, Gainesville has a lot to offer outside of the University. For instance, for outdoor enthusiasts there are quite a few natural destinations in the area. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens provide a beautiful 62 acre scenic garden escape. Also Gainesville is home to two beautiful state parks; Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park and Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park. If animals are of interest to you, you could check out the Butterfly Rainforest, where hundreds of free-flying butterflies inhabit the tropical garden or Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo home to 250 individual animals.
After spending your day full of activities, come down Downtown and experience an excellent variety of local restaurants with great food and drinks. With cuisine ranging from fine dining to casual, there is a variety of food options downtown that will satisfy your palette. After your delicious meal, continue your downtown experience and shop at the different local boutiques.
So explore off campus and come enjoy some of what this college town has to offer!
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