Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We hope you are enjoying spending time with loved ones this holiday season and continue to do so by participating in some of these fun-filled activities around the Gainesville Area!

Carson Springs Wildlife Christmas Walk or Ride Tour

The Christmas themed Walk or Ride Tour is great, outdoor fun for the whole family, guided by professional zoologists. It’s a special event held by the foundation on Christmas Eve where you can witness big cat feeding demonstrations and get close to some of your favorite animals! Instead of walking, ride and drive along the path with our fun, wildlife-themed, motorized, tour vehicles! The vehicles are suitable for our older and wiser folks who do not feel like walking, adults age 12+ with a younger passenger, or groups of students, friends, and couples. There is limited availability for each tour, so book your spot now!

Location: 8528 East County Rd 225 Gainesville, FL 32609

Time: Saturday December 24, 10:00 AM

Cost: Adults $35 | Ages 3-11 are $15 | Under 2 Free

Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation | Walk or Ride Tour

Kirby Family Farm’s Christmas Train

Kirby Family Farm welcomes you to the 2022 Christmas Train! It’s their 11th year hosting this fun Holiday activity for the whole family. It's a Christmas tradition for SO MANY families that support their organization. Your contributions support the development and outreach programs for at-risk, foster, medically needy, and special needs children. You’ll get to see Christmas lights like you’ve never seen before as you take the 20-minute journey around the Kirby Family Farm property on their authentic, narrow-gauge historic locomotive. Get your tickets in advance or purchase them at the gate on the day of the event!

Location: 19630 NE 30th St. Williston, FL 32696

Time: Monday December 26, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Cost: Ages 10+ are $15.99 in advance, $20 at the gate. Ages 3-9 are $10.99 in advance, $15 at the gate. Children 2 and under are Free.

Cade Museum Little Sparks

Little Sparks is a fun and interactive program that introduces littles (ages 0-5) to science concepts through music, dancing, crafting, story time, and more. Little Sparks is included in the cost of general admission to the museum. No pre-registration required. Members get in free!

Location: The Cade Museum, 811 South Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601

Time: Thursday December 29, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Cost: Free with museum admission

Cade Museum | Little Sparks

Flip Factory Fun Zone Friday Night Lights

Every Friday night, Flip Factory Zone will be hosting Friday Night Lights for ages 13-25! You can expect unlimited jump time, laser tag, and a ropes course, and you must present the Facebook post below at checkout!

Location: 7400 W Newberry Rd Gainesville, FL 32605

Time: Friday December 30, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost: $10

Flip Factory Zone | Friday Night Lights

Featured Image by Jonathon Borba on Unsplash