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Five Great Jacksonville Experiences You Can Gift for the Holidays

Heather Buckman

Heather’s background in technology, marketing, and social work made real estate the perfect career! When people are buying or selling a house, they ...

Heather’s background in technology, marketing, and social work made real estate the perfect career! When people are buying or selling a house, they ...

Dec 16 3 minutes read

The holidays have arrived, and so has the fun!

Do you want to give someone a gift that sticks with them, won’t get thrown away, and helps support our area? Well, we did the thinking for you! Take a peek and see if someone on your list will enjoy one of these fun experiences right here in our own backyard.

1. Tickets to a local art museum

There are a lot of beautiful things to see here in Jax, but why not go to a place where you can see a lot of beauty at once? Entry tickets to one of our local art museums can be a great way to show your appreciation to that person who loves a work of art, but wouldn’t have taken the chance to buy tickets for themselves. Here are a few good options for the art lover in your life.

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

MOCA-Museum of Contemporary Art

2. Local Theatre Tickets or Subscriptions

Do you know how many local theatre companies we have? Here’s a hint, quite a few! Maybe the person you want to bring joy to likes something a little more lively for their art. Look into tickets to a local show, or better yet, if you don’t know which show they will like best, find a subscription package to one of these theaters. Here are a few of our local loves for live theatre.

5 and Dime Theatre

ABET (All Beaches Experimental Theatre)

Alhambra Theatre and Dining

Players by the Sea

Theatre Jacksonville

3. Tickets to a nationally (or even internationally) touring show

Maybe you want something on a larger scale. Don’t forget that Jacksonville also attracts big-name tours from around the country, and beyond, for plays and musicals. There are a lot of great shows coming soon. So check out the options at…

The Florida Theatre

The Thrasher-Horne Center

The Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

4. Live music from the area and around the country

Did someone say music? Well, it was musicals, but maybe someone you know would like to see some music coming through town. Great acts are always coming to Jacksonville, so take a look at what’s coming to these venues!

Daily’s Place

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

The Ritz Theatre

TIAA Bank Field

VyStar Veteran’s Arena

5. Tickets to a live sporting event

But wait, doesn’t VyStar Veteran’s Arena have more than just music? You bet! It has sports. Maybe it’s time to get someone tickets to see one of our fun local teams.

The Jacksonville Jaguars for NFL Football

The Jumbo Shrimp for Baseball

The Icemen for Hockey

The Player’s Championship for Golf

The Taxslayer Bowl for College Football

The Sharks for Indoor Football

The Giants for Basketball

The Armada for Soccer

The Axemen for Rugby 


The Dixie Blues for Women’s Football

Now you can give the gift of fun to someone you love. And who knows, if you get them two tickets maybe you’ll be going with them!

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