The historic neighborhood of Avondale in Jacksonville, FL celebrated “Christmas in Avondale” last night. Next year, I’ll remember to tell you ahead of time so you can plan to be there.
Always scheduled for the first Saturday in December from 6-9pm, the event is sponsored by the Merchants of Avondale. It’s a cherished Holiday Tradition for the people of Avondale, Ortega and Riverside and has been enjoyed by the neighborhood for over 30 years — AND another great reason to considering buying a house in this great part of town!
St. John’s Avenue is closed to vehicular traffic so pedestrians can enjoy roaming freely back and forth among the beautiful shoppes of Avondale.
Special Events include horse drawn sleigh rides, pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus, local church and organization musical and dance performances, strolling carolers, lighting of the Avondale Christmas tree, treats for the young & old, and the usual festival fan fare attendees have come to expect.
Prudential Network Realty played the movie “Polar Express” in an outdoor theater style show for anyone who wanted to drop by, offered bags of hot buttered popcorn and had arts and crafts for the little ones. They could make Jingle Bell bracelets, Christmas ornaments or color pictures — thanks to all who came by!
Please plan to be there next year — I’ll try to remind you at least a week in advance — but it’s always the first Saturday in December!
Thanks for reading — please join me for my next adventure in the Avondale, Ortega and Riverside neighborhoods.