On the Scene – December 2020

A guide to our favorite monthly happenings and can't miss events.

The Nutcracker
Reilly Arts Center
December 1-2 | 7:30pm

Dance Alive National Ballet presents the traditional, family-favorite ballet with all its holiday magic. Visit reillyartscenter.com for tickets and more information.

Christmas Holiday Tour
Grandview Clydesdale Farm
December 2-30 | 6-7:30pm

Enjoy a special holiday evening guided tour that allows you to get up close and personal with the majestic Grandview Clydesdale award-winning horses at their pastoral farm decorated in its holiday finest, complete with Christmas trees and sparkling lights. Offered Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Visit grandviewclydesdales.tours for tickets and more information.

A Christmas Carol
Ocala Civic Theatre
December 3-20 | 2pm & 7:30pm

The timeless holiday story of Scrooge presented in live theater. Visit ocalacivictheatre.com for showtimes and tickets.

The Jingle Bell Pop-Up
NOMA Gallery
December 4-6
Friday-Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-4pm

An artsy holiday shopping experience featuring one-of-a-kind gifts handmade by six local artists. Visit fb.com/nomaocala for more information.

A Tribute to Elvis
Ocala Drive-In

Elvis tribute artist Ted Torres Martin performs I’ll Be Home for Christmas and other favorites. Visit ocaladrivein.info for tickets.

Ocala Cars & Coffee Toy Drive

& Escorted Cruise
War Horse Harley-Davidson

Bring a new, unwrapped toy and enjoy a police-escorted cruise ending with lunch at Mojo’s to benefit local charities. Visit fb.com/carsandcoffeeocala for more information.

After Dark in the Park: The Polar Express
Tuscawilla Park

Ocala Recreation and Parks invites families to bring chairs and a blanket for a free movie. Visit ocalafl.org/holidays for more information.

Heritage Skills Day
Fort King National Historic Landmark

Experience living history with demonstrations of blacksmithing, broom, rug and basket making and historic cooking. Visit fb.com/fortkingocala for more information.

Reindeer Run
CenterState Bank

One of the state’s oldest 5Ks raising funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Marion County. Visit fb.com/ocalarunnersclub for more information.

Spoken Word Ocala
Brick City Center for the Arts

All styles welcome, from beat to baroque, formal to freestyle, spoken word to academic. Follow Spoken Word Ocala on Facebook for details.

After Dark in the Park: Elf
Tuscawilla Park

Ocala Recreation and Parks invites families to bring chairs and a blanket for a free movie. Visit ocalafl.org/holidays for more information.


Date Time Event Venue
December 4 6:30pm Giselle Felice & Erik Abernathy La Cuisine French Restaurant
December 5 6:30pm Doug Adams Hiatus Brewing Company
December 5 8:00pm Tantric O’Malley’s Alley
December 9 7:30pm Wynonna Judd & The Big Noise Reilly Arts Center
December 10 7:00pm The Big Bad Pi on Broadway
December 10 7:30pm Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Reilly Arts Center
December 11 7:00pm The Big Bad The Crazy Cucumber Eatery and Bar
December 11 8:00pm Dueling Pianos The Lodge
December 12 4:00pm The Big Bad Gator Joe’s Beach Bar & Grill
December 12 6:00pm Indigo Circle Square Commons
December 17 5:00pm Jeff Jarrett Bank Street Patio Bar
December 17 7:00pm Heather Lynne Pi on Broadway
December 18 6:30pm Stephen Lopez The Crazy Cucumber Eatery and Bar
December 18 7:00pm Warren McCullough Hiatus Brewing Company
December 18 7:30pm Classic Albums Live: Led Zeppelin II Reilly Arts Center
December 18 9:00pm Jeff Jarrett The Lodge
December 19 6:00pm William Cintron Circle Square Commons
December 19 7:30pm The Rocket Man Show Elton John Tribute Reilly Arts Center
December 26 6:00pm Heather Lynne Ocala Downtown Square
December 26 9:00pm Side Piece Pi on Broadway
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