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.

November 7

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.

Nov. 24

Tallahassee Turkey Trot, a Thanksgiving morning tradition in Tallahassee with 1-mile, 5k, 10 and 15k foot races. Held at Southwood, the races start at 8 a.m. Register in advance here.

Nov. 25

Lemoyne Arts’ Holiday Show is the perfect place to find a variety of handmade gifts created by local and regional artisans.

LeMoyne Arts’ Holiday Show: Happy Holly Days – General Opening


Nov. 26-27

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


Nov. 29 – Dec 2

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

Prism - Band Extravaganza

Dec 3

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

Dec. 3-4

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 3

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

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!

Dec. 9 

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!

Victorian Christmas Logo



Dec. 17

Holiday Magic: Cirque De Noel, a stunning holiday show featuring music, stunning aerial feats and awe-inspiring acrobatics filled with the wonder of the season at Ruby Diamond.

Dec. 31

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

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