Holiday Cheer in Tallahassee

By Visit Tallahassee

A Month Full of Events, Festivals, Lights and Fun

December is a month packed with holiday cheer, exciting events, family-friendly-festivals, sports, and of course, shopping! No matter when you’re planning a visit to the Capital City, there’s always plenty to see and do. Use this handy guide to make the most of your next trip to Tallahassee.


Dec. 1-3

Prism: Band Extravaganza at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall – Immersive band experience featuring musical selections ranging from classical to top of the pop charts.

Hearth & Soul Holiday Window – Nothing puts you in the holiday mood more like the festive decorations and ornate window dressing are a sight to behold. You’re sure to find something for everyone on your shopping list at this shopping experience where you can discover beautiful things for yourself, your home or someone special in your life. The curated collection of simple, modern and classic items, including top brands and artisan goods, will both warm your heart and feed your soul.

Dec. 3

First Friday at Railroad Square Art District– This monthly festival offers a lively, enjoyable experience with open galleries/shops, live music, and food. Music can be enjoyed at Otherside Vintage, The Crum Box, The Craft House and more. Enjoy open art galleries and shops as well as an Arts & Crafts table for hands-on fun!

Movie Night at the Ballpark – The Seminole Experience presents Movie Night at the Ballpark featuring Marvel Studios Black Widow.

Camellia Christmas – Enjoy hot cider and cookies, a silent auction, Maclay House tours, live music performances, and a visit from Santa!

Dec. 4

Winter Festival – A Celebration of Lights, Music, and Arts in Downtown Tallahassee. Enjoy a stroll through ‘Candy Cane Lane’, the Nighttime Holiday Parade, the Jingle Bell Run and much more.

Dec. 4-5

Market Days at the North Florida Fairgrounds – One of the Southeast’s largest and best-juried arts and crafts shows, featuring the unique, handmade creations of over 300 artists and top-quality artisans and craftspeople.

Dec. 9

Sons of Mystro Holiday Show – Sons of Mystro will bring all the holiday classics to life via violin with a fun reggae twist. This dynamic sibling duo uses violins to blend more than 10 different genres of popular music for a unique instrumental experience.

Dec. 9-10

35th Annual Victorian Christmas – Stroll the bricks and be entertained by performers, carolers, and musicians. Shop, dine, and welcome the holiday season in Downtown Thomasville!

Dec. 11

Holiday Magic! Cirque De Noel – Stunning aerial feats, mind-boggling contortions, and jaw-dropping juggling acts will take your breath away with awe-inspiring acrobatics accompanied by musical holiday favorites.

Holiday Magic! Cirque de Noel

Dec. 17

Movie Night at the Ballpark – The Seminole Experience presents Movie Night at the Ballpark featuring Elf.


Dec. 18–19

Tallahassee Ballet’s Nutcracker – Take a journey to the Kingdom of Sweets. Enjoy a spectacular performance with live orchestra at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.

Dec. 31

Countdown Downtown – Enjoy New Year’s Eve at Cascades Park with live music, fireworks, food trucks, and more.

FSU & FAMU College Basketball

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