Tis the Season at James Weldon Johnson Park!

This December Join Us In The Park for The Holiday Art Walk; Friday Night Vibes; The Holiday Pop-Up Market; and Totally Lit!

For the remainder of 2022, the Vibes at James Weldon Johnson Park will be Poppin’, and Totally Lit!

We’re kicking off our December programming with the FINAL ArtWalk of 2022 on Wednesday, December 7th – featuring a special Holiday Program. Join us for performances from the Scott Jones School of Dance, the Ronan School of Music, and CAP Kids, as well as the City of Jacksonville’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – hosted by our Friend Rance Adams of River City Live. Join your neighbors in JWJ Park for a drink, grab some food from one of our delectable food trucks, and enjoy live music and entertainment every First Wednesday in Downtown Jacksonville from 5pm to 9pm.

Then, on Friday, December 9th, Friday Night Vibes returns for a final installment celebrating the art of Lyricism. Featuring special performances from Mas Appeal, Che from L.O.V.E. Culture, and more! Make a plan to join us from 5pm to 9pm for good music, food, a full bar, and shopping with local vendors at this bimonthly event miniseries leading up to JWJ’s 2nd Annual Hip Hop Festival in 2023.

On Sunday, December 11th, join us for our Pop Up in The Park: Holiday Market. Expect a day full of local vendors, food trucks, games, and all-around family-friendly fun. We’ll be featuring the Let’s Ride Brass Band, Storytime with Mr. Joe, Santa Claus, and more. The event will take place from 11:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday, December 11, 2022, and is FREE to attend.

Finally, on Tuesday, December 20th, join us alongside Gili’s Kitchen, Catering and Bakery and the Jacksonville Jewish Center for Totally Lit! – our annual celebration of Hanukkah’s traditions. We will enjoy live music, storytelling and crafts, dreidel games and more. The Menorah lighting ceremony will be at approximately 6:30pm. Gili’s Kitchen will have food and sufganiot available for purchase. Beer and Kosher Wine available for purchase as well.

(Friday Night Vibes, Pop Up in The Park, and Totally Lit! are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.)