Amber Brooke Farms (formerly Red White and Blue Farms) Breakfast with Santa

Experience Breakfast with Santa Claus and an enhanced family-dining style meal at Amber Brooke Farms in Williston. Throughout breakfast, Santa will make his way to each table to share time with all the good boys and girls, and see him move throughout the cafe, waving hello as music fills the air. Guests will also enjoy admission to the farm for the entire day to experience the arts and crafts fair, wagon rides, yard games, Christmas photo ops, and so much more! Buy your tickets here for this jolly family experience.

Location: Amber Brooke Farms 3250 NE 140th Ave, Williston FL, 32696

Time: Saturday, December 10, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cost: $30 (2 yrs & under - Free!)

Amber Brooke Farms | Breakfast with Santa

Alachua Conservation Trust Trees and Treats

Happy Holidays! Join us at Prairie Creek Preserve with the whole family to plant longleaf pine seedlings and decorate holiday cookies. This event is open to the general public. Children participating must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited so RSVP by email to

Location: Prairie Creek Preserve 7204 SE County Road 234, Gainesville FL, 32641

Time: Saturday, December 10, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost: Free

Light Up Tioga

Come join us for Light Up Tioga, our annual tree Lighting and Holiday Festival, at Tioga Town Center! There will be lots of festive fun for the whole family! Plus, live entertainment and magical production from our friends at Keith Watson Events. Some of the activities offered at the event are food trucks, a balloon artist, train rides, dance performances, face painting, visits with Santa, and the infamous tree lighting! It’s not only the Holiday Season at Tioga Town Center, we believe it’s also the Season of Giving! Help us "Fill the Sleigh" with socks, blankets, and toiletries for those facing housing insecurity. Lang Jewelers will also be hosting a Toys for Tots Toy Drive with a special Dunk Booth for the event! Plus, the Lifesouth BloodMobile will be here too! Help us create impact for those in need right here in our community!

Location: Sunday, December 11, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Time: Tioga Town Center, 13085 SW 1st Lane, Newberry FL, 32669

Cost: Free

Light Up Tioga | Presented by Tioga Town Center

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Festival of Lights

Bring your family and friends to the night of holiday magic featuring complimentary popcorn, hot chocolate, marshmallows by the fire, and a visit from Santa! The lights come on at dusk and all tickets will be sold at the gate with the last ticket sold at 8:30 pm. The Festival Entrance Gates will close at 8:30 pm and the park will close at 9 pm. 

Location: Enter at the North Entrance, 10405 Foster Barnes Drive, White Springs FL, 32096

Time: Tuesday, December 13, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost: $4.00 per person (children under 3 are free)

La Balooza Hot Air Balloon Festival

See the spectacular Night Glow & Laser Show twice each evening featuring towering hot air balloons, huge burner flames, high-powered lasers, and pyrotechnics all synchronized to high-energy music and produce an epic experience. Gates open at 5 pm! Get tickets now before we sell out! Your tickets will include free parking, entrance into the festival, a DJ and live music, roaming entertainers, and more!

Location: Gainesville Raceway 11211 N County Road 225, Gainesville FL, 32609

Time: Friday, December 16, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Cost: See website for pricing options

Cover photo by Roberto Nickson on Unsplash