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Jacksonville Winterfest

December 4 - December 6

Winterfest activities at two locations:

December 5 – Family Festival at Riverwalk Crossing Park
December 4-6 – Artisan Market at Jacksonville Commons

Sledding, Ice Skating, Gingerbread Contest, The Olde Towne Candy Shoppe, Pet Photos with Santa, Santa’s Workshop, Hay & Pony Rides, Flotilla, Entertainment, Arts & Crafts Show, Children’s Games, and Activities, and more!

Jacksonville Transit will provide free shuttle service between the two locations on Dec 5 from noon to 7:30 PM.

Winterfest at Riverwalk Crossing Park, 421 Court Street
December 5, 1-6 PM

Don’t miss out on this festive family event! Enjoy sledding, ice skating, and snowball fights! Santa arrives at 1 PM. Other activities will include a petting zoo, reindeer games, hayrides, pony rides, and train rides. An old fashioned candy shoppe will be available at the Kerr Street Rec Center. Stick around for the tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 PM and the holiday flotilla after dark! Winterfest is free and open to the public.

Free Admission & Parking!

Jacksonville Transit will provide a free shuttle service between Riverwalk Crossing Park and Jacksonville Commons on Saturday, December 5 from 12-7:30 PM. Park at one location and access both the Winterfest outdoor activities at Riverwalk and the Artisan Market at the Commons with the convenience of Jacksonville Transit’s shuttle service. Overflow parking for Winterfest at Riverwalk Crossing Park includes New Bridge Middle School, New River Shopping Center, Jacksonville Public Safety Complex, the County Justice Complex, and the Onslow County Health Department on College Street.  Free Admission and Parking will be available throughout the event.

34th Annual Christmas Flotilla

In partnership with the City of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Breakfast Rotary will be presenting their annual Christmas Flotilla on the New River. Join us after the tree lighting ceremony to view the decorated boats as they travel past the Park.

Have a boat and want to join the flotilla? Boat Registration Form (PDF)


December 4
December 6
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jacksonville recreation and parks


Riverwalk Crossing Park
421 Court Street
Jacksonville, NC 28540 United States
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