Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ ZooLights

One of the most popular holiday traditions in Jacksonville, ZooLights at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens brings a winter wonderland to life every year with over a million twinkling lights. Meander through the zoo’s Asian Gardens and see magnificent light displays of everything from glowing pandas to a towering Christmas tree. Make sure to stop by Santa’s Village for a photo with the big guy himself. With hot cocoa, holiday snacks and festive music setting the mood, ZooLights is a delight for all ages.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218
(904) 757-4463

Riverside Arts Market Holiday Edition

The Riverside Arts Market is one of Jacksonville’s favorite community events, featuring arts, crafts, produce and street eats under the Fuller Warren Bridge every Saturday. During the holiday season, RAM gets even more festive with the Holiday Edition. Along with all the usual goodies, you’ll find holiday decor, gifts by local artisans, photos with Santa, festive music and more. With food trucks dishing out seasonal specials, it’s a perfect outing for groups and families.

Riverside Arts Market
715 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 342-5270

Jacksonville Light Boat Parade

What’s better than a boat parade? A boat parade at night all lit up for the holidays! The Jacksonville Light Boat Parade takes place on the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville, featuring dozens of brightly decorated boats, some with choreographed light shows. Bring a group to watch the sparkling procession from one of the riverside parks or restaurants downtown. Prime viewing spots book up fast, so reserve your group’s spot early. After the parade, enjoy the holiday lights along the riverwalk.

Downtown Jacksonville Riverfront
2 Independent Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202

ICE at the Jacksonville Zoo

This holiday-themed ice skating rink lets you glide across the ice with twinkling lights and holiday music setting the mood. Located at the Jacksonville Zoo’s Range of the Jaguar exhibit, skaters can take a spin then warm up with hot chocolate and watch the resident jaguars. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience for groups, especially around the holidays when the rink is decorated for Christmas. An indoor rink means you can skate rain or shine. Skate rentals and lessons are available too.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218
(904) 757-4463

Holiday Events at EverBank Field

Home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, EverBank Field hosts a variety of special holiday events every season that are perfect for groups and families. Events include holiday movies on the big screens, photos with Santa, ice skating and more. The stadium also hosts the annual TaxSlayer Gator Bowl on January 1st, a popular New Year’s Day tradition in Jacksonville. Catch a game or enjoy a holiday event with your crew.

EverBank Field
1 Everbank Field Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 633-6100

Ride the Holiday Trolley

To see the holiday lights and decorations around the San Marco neighborhood, hop aboard the Holiday Trolley. This festive trolley ride takes you past the elaborately decorated homes and buildings of San Marco Square while carolers perform holiday favorites. The trolley runs on select nights in December, so book your group’s trolley ride early. After the ride, enjoy strolling the square and its shops decorated for Christmas.

San Marco Square
1968 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 306-9525

Nights of Lights in St. Augustine

Just a quick drive from Jacksonville, historic St. Augustine sparkles even brighter during its famous Nights of Lights festival. Over three million lights illuminate the city from November through January, making it a dazzling backdrop for holiday gatherings and events. Book a charter bus for your group to make the trip up to St. Augustine stress-free. Experience the lights walking, on a trolley tour or even sailing on a holiday lights cruise.

St. Augustine, FL

Rent a Charter Bus to Hit Every Attraction

A charter bus rental from Charter Bus Company Jacksonville takes the hassle out of group transportation during the busy holiday season. Our charter buses and minibuses are available for holiday lights tours, trips to seasonal events, and any other group activities you have planned. With a charter bus, everyone can travel together in comfort and ease.

To receive a free, no-obligation quote on a Jacksonville charter bus rental this holiday season, call (904) 574-4038 or request a quote online. Our team is available 24/7 to help with your holiday group transportation needs!