Thousands of lights illuminate Tallahassee’s signature live oaks as parades, celebrations, concerts, art shows and even a Jingle Bell Run mark holiday traditions in Florida’s Capital City.
LeMoyne 54th Annual Holiday Show
November 23 - December 31, 2017
125 N. Gadsden Street www.Lemoyne.org
LeMoyne’s art gallery is transformed into a enchanted winter wonderland offering a one of a kind shopping experience. Each room has a different theme and is filled with ornaments and gifts created by local artisans. FREE.
Celebrate the holiday season with your children at LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts, as part of the T.O.U.R. Guide program on Saturday, December 16.
Annual Camellia Christmas - Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
December 1, 2017
3540 Thomasville Road www.floridastateparks.org/maclaygardens
Experience the camellias in full bloom while taking a candle-lit walk through the gardens. Also enjoy live holiday music performed by local musicians, cookies and the much anticipated arrival of Santa!
Winter Festival & Jingle Bell Run – A Celebration of Lights
December 2, 2017
Downtown Tallahassee https://www.talgov.com/parks/parks-winter.aspx
This community event celebrates the season through the lighting of the trees in the Chain of Parks, live entertainment, an array of seasonal food and the annual Jingle Bell Run. FREE.
December 2 - 3, 2017
North Florida Fairgrounds 411 Paul Russell Road www.marketdays.org
Two full days of shopping ensue when over 300 juried artists and craftsmen take over the North Florida Fairgrounds. Proceeds benefit the Tallahassee Museum.
Downtown Chain of Parks
December 2, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Park Avenue, Downtown Tallahassee https://www.talgov.com/parks/parks-winter.aspx
The Winter Festival's Lighting Ceremony on December 6 illuminates thousands of lights in the downtown Chain of Parks along Park Avenue. The lights remain lit through the new year and create the perfect setting for an evening stroll or dinner at nearby restaurants. FREE
Hernando De Soto State Archeological Site
1001 De Soto Park Drive http://www.visittallahassee.com/partners/hernando-de-soto-state-archaeological-site/148472/
Experience the site of the first North American Christmas celebration at the Hernando de Soto Winter Encampment, located at the
Governor Martin House. Archaeological evidence confirms the De Soto expedition camped here during its first winter in North America
(1539-1540). Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. FREE.
North Monroe and Thomasville Road, just north of Downtown.
The Midtown District features a mix of fun, funky and fabulous shops, restaurants and bars. Those looking for clothing, accessories and more, visit Cole Couture and Divas and Devils. For the cowboy (or girl) on your list, take a trip to Way Out West. No matter what your style, there is a store to fit your needs in Midtown.
The Market District
Thomasville Road, north of I-10
Filled with specialty shops, boutiques and local eateries, the Market District offers a wide variety of options. For the man in your life, head to Nic’s Toggery, a 60-year-old specialty men’s stores. Buying housewares? Visit Bedfellows, Chrysalis, Coton Colors and My Favorite Things. Clothing boutiques include Spriggs, Narcissus and its offshoot, Pink Narcissus, which carries a complete line of Lilly Pulitzer.
Governor's Square Mall
1500 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee
For shoppers with lots on their lists, Governor’s Square Mall may be the best place for you. Dillard’s, Macy’s, JCPenny and Sears serve as the anchors. The mall also offers a variety of specialty stores including Pandora, White House Black Market, Sephora, and Coach. Looking to capture a picture of your little one with Santa? Photos opportunities available in the Dillard’s’ wing.