Happy Friday everyone! A little cold air usually get's people in the holiday spirit. Well there's been plenty of that....and plenty of holiday related things to do around our area. And this weekend
will be no exception.
Cinderella is coming to town! Well at least the performance at the Phillips Center is. "Cinderella" is a full length ballet...a holiday tradition around our area since 1993. It's presented by Gainesville's Danscompany. Admission is $12...with kids under ten free with a new, unwrapped toy or book as long as seats are available. You can see "Cinderella" at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Your text to link...
The Phillips Center will be busy Sunday as well with "Holiday Traditions - A Musical Celebration". It will feature school choruses from Columbia, Eastside, and Gainesville High Schools....in addition to PK Yonge. They'll be performing with the Alachua County Youth Orchestra (featuring 6th to 12th grade students), in addition to the Gainesville Youth Chorus. The performance raises money to benefit Stop! Childrens Cancer which helps fund cancer research at UF. "Holiday Traditions" will be Sunday at 4 p.m. followed at 7:30 by the Alachua County Youth Orchestra's annual free Winter Concert. Your text to link...
There will be no shortage of holiday parades across north-central Florida this weekend. You can check out "Light Up Williston" with a parade tonight at 6 followed by a lighting ceremony at 7. Tonight you can see Christmas on Main Street in Trenton as well.
Saturday there will be plenty more parades around our area....starting with the Merry Melrose Christmas Parade Saturday morning at 10. Main Street in Alachua will be busy with that towns parade at 2 p.m. Hawthorne's Christmas Parade will be an hour later at 3 p.m. Later on Saturday evening you can check out more holiday parades....including the Ocala/Marion County Christmas Parade at 5:30.
At 6 p.m. High Springs, Keystone Heights and Lake City will have their Christmas parades as well. The southern Marion County community of Belleview holds it's parade Sunday at 2 p.m.
But...if you'd like your parade to have more of a water theme...you have two choices this weekend. Saturday evening in Fanning Springs you can take in the Festival of Lights...including the lighted boat parade...at Fanning Springs City Park. Saturday at Cedar Key you can check out the lighted boats as well as they follow a water course around Dock Street. When the parade ends at city park you can visit with Santa.
Have a great weekend!