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Discover the Magic of the Holiday Season in Gainesville

By: Hotel Eleo at the University of Florida / 01 Nov 2023
Discover the Magic of the Holiday Season in Gainesville

A Magical Cirque Christmas

Step into a world of enchantment with A Magical Cirque Christmas at UF Phillips Center in Gainesville. Witness stunning cirque performances blended with holiday magic, creating a spectacle that'll twirl you into the festive mood.

When: November 19

Shop for That Special Gift

Embark on a gift-hunting spree in Gainesville's eclectic marketplaces and chic boutiques. From handcrafted treasures by local artisans to trendy finds, something special awaits. Every corner holds the promise of that thoughtful gift, wrapping your holiday shopping that'll warm the hearts of your loved ones.

Marvel at Dazzling Christmas Light Displays

Dive into a nighttime adventure in Gainesville as residents and businesses light up the city with dazzling Christmas displays. Wander around and let each twinkling light spark your festive spirit, turning the city into a lively canvas of holiday magic.

When: December 8 – 24

A Classic Christmas Carol at the Hippodrome Theatre

Dive into the festive spirit at Gainesville's Hippodrome Theatre with "A Christmas Carol." Revel in this timeless journey of holiday magic and heartfelt redemption. Let the whimsical ghosts of Christmas sweep you into a tale that warms the heart and kindles the joy of the season.

When: November 25 – December 23

Light Up Tioga Town Center

Ignite your festive spirit at the Light Up Tioga Town Center in Gainesville. The town bursts into a sparkling light spectacle as the sun dips, casting a magical glow over lively festivities. It's a heartwarming community celebration where every sparkle ignites the joy and wonder of the season.

When: December 2

Nutcracker by Dance Alive National Ballet

Experience the timeless magic with Dance Alive National Ballet's "Nutcracker"! Dive into a whimsical journey as Clara bravely saves the Nutcracker prince, unlocking a realm of regal performances in the Kingdom of Sweets. This family favorite, enchanted with tradition, exquisite dancing, and sheer magic, is a must-see this season.

December 15, 2023, 7:30 PM
December 16, 2023, 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
December 17, 2023, 2:00 PM

Memorable Thanksgiving Dinner

Indulge in a memorable Thanksgiving dinner at Covey Kitchen + Cocktails in Gainesville. Discover our specially curated chef-inspired menu for the holiday season. We offer impressive wines and award-winning local beers.

When: November 23 - Thanksgiving Day - available for lunch and dinner 

Plan A Perfect Holiday Getaway with Hotel ELEO

Enjoy a perfect holiday retreat at Hotel ELEO, close to these exciting holiday events. Relax in our contemporary accommodations with minimal design. Check out our special offers and deals, and plan your vacation.

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