Upcoming Events


  • Jingle Mingle, Thursday, November 20, 5pm-8pm on the Gainesville Square. Kick off the holiday season with SANTA, open houses, music, lighting of the Square and lighting of the BIG CHICKEN! Get your shopping done, grab a bite to eat, see Santa, take a FREE carriage ride around the Square and enjoy a fun-filled FAMILY NIGHT!
  • Shop HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS on the SQUARE. Join us on the first THREE THURSDAYS in December for SHOP HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Come down to the Square, grab a bite to eat, ride a kiddie train, stroll amongst the beautiful lights, see the Lighted CHICKEN, shops open until 8pm, music and more from 5pm-8pm on the Square. Santa will be available for visits on December 11 and 18. For more details visit our Downtown Gainesville Facebook page!
  • Mingle with Kringle, Saturdays in December, 10a-3pm inside the Main Street Market. Come enjoy a visit with Santa every Saturday on the Square inside the Main Street Market.

Be sure to keep up with happenings and events on the Downtown Gainesville Facebook page!


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See what’s Happening in the Arts.  Go to The Arts Council website @ www.theartscouncil.net or the Quinlan at www.quinlanartscenter.org for detailed information on events as well as their Affiliate Arts Organizations.