Hemming Park Announces Events and Programming for December 2019

December 02, 2019  
christmas tree lighting in hemming park

Celebrate the holiday season with Friends of Hemming Park

Friends of Hemming Park is proud to host events in Hemming Park located at 135 W. Monroe Street in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville. All activities listed below are free and open to the public.

WEEKLY PROGRAMMING

  • Monday – Friday: Food Trucks and music at Charlie’s CafĂ©, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
  • Monday - Sunday: Hemming Park Kids Zone, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS

ArtWalk: Spirit of Giving
Wednesday, December 4 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Join Downtown Vision and Friends of Hemming Park in celebrating the Spirit of Giving. Thank you to the Sleiman family for donating their 56-foot Christmas tree in honor of Eli Sr. and Josephine Sleiman. Don’t miss the lighting of the tree with Mayor and Mrs. Curry at 6:25 with performances by The Jacksonville Children’s Choir. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the North pole zone where you can enjoy real snow and holiday treats. ArtWalk is presented by Downtown Vision on the first Wednesday of every month, rain or shine. More than 60 ArtWalk venues stretch across Downtown Jacksonville’s core and include galleries, museums, businesses and more. Hemming Park serves as ArtWalk headquarters and hosts a variety of artists and live performances every month.
 
Holidays in Hemming
Saturday, December 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Celebrate the holidays with a full day of family-friendly fun in Hemming Park, sponsored by Community First Credit Union. Shop with local artisans and dine with the best of Jacksonville's food trucks; enjoy music and dance performances and free photos with Santa! Children's activities; leashed pets are welcome.  Email lizmccoy@hemmingpark.org for information about sponsorship and vending opportunities. Click here for all of the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/458237878280866/
 
Totally Lit Hanukkah Party
Sunday, December 29 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Join Hemming Park and the Jacksonville Public Library for our annual celebration of Hanukkah and its related traditions. We'll enjoy live music, storytelling and crafts; dreidel games and more. Menorah lighting at 6:15. This event is free and open to the public. For more information about participating in this event, please contact lizmccoy@hemmingpark.org. Click here for all of the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1017011198634196/
 
Skyway Saturdays
Saturday, December 14 - Skyway runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Take a free ride on the Jacksonville Transit Authority SkyWay to visit MOCA Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Public Library and Hemming Park. 

LIVE MUSIC

Friends of Hemming Park hosts live music from 11:30 to 2 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Wednesday music is sponsored by Jax Vision Care. 

Here is the full line up of musicians for December:

  • December 2: Jake Schuman
  • December 4: Joe Watts
  • December 6: The Rip Currents
  • December 9: Lauren Fincham
  • December 11: Joe Watts
  • December 13: Tommy Bridgewater/The Underdogs
  • December 16: Alaina Colding
  • December 18: Joe Watts
  • December 20: The WillowWacks
  • December 27: Firewater Tent Revival
  • December 30: Rebecca Day

About Friends of Hemming Park (FOHP): Friends of Hemming Park is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming Jacksonville’s oldest public park into an attractive space that engages diverse communities with high quality, innovative programming, revitalizing the heart of our city. To learn more about the park and upcoming events, visit hemmingpark.org