COCA Connection: Upcoming holiday festivities in Tallahassee

Posted: 5:45 PM, Nov 29, 2018
Updated: 2019-03-04 09:30:00-05
COCA Connection: Upcoming holiday festivities in Tallahassee
COCA Connection: Upcoming holiday festivities in Tallahassee

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) - In this segment of COCA Connection, we're talking about holiday festivities coming up this weekend.

Erica Thaler, with the Council on Culture & Arts joined us to talk about the upcoming events. 

The Winter Festival, one of Tallahassee's beloved annual events, is coming up on Saturday. The event has many different components to include the Nighttime Holiday Parade, the Jingle Bell Run, four stages with live music, a children's activity area, the Lighting Ceremony, and opportunities for people to buy gifts.

The 32nd annual Winter Festival will take place in downtown Tallahassee on Dec. 1 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

This year, the Lighting Ceremony, start of the Jingle Bell Run and full Nighttime Holiday Parade will be broadcast live on WCOT (channel 13) and streamed live on Facebook  and  Twitter .

The event is free and open to the public. To find out more information about the Winter Festival, click here

In conjunction to Winter Festival, COCA helps curate the Winter Festival Youth Art Exhibition at City Hall, which is a beautiful display of artwork from students all across the community. 

An award ceremony for the students who participated will be held at the gallery this Friday. You can find out more information about the public reception, award ceremony and gallery here .

The gallery will remain in City Hall until Jan. 28. The gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Market Days 53rd Annual Shopping Event , which is being presented by Tallahassee Museum at the North Florida Fairgrounds, is also coming up on Saturday and Sunday.

Market Days offers a wide array of works in various price ranges, including fine arts, ceramics, country furniture, stained glass, woodwork, glasswork, dolls, clocks, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, metalwork, clothing, photography and calligraphy.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Early bird tickets, which allows shoppers to get premium parking, coffee, muffins, and a two hour head start on shopping, are $25.

The early bird tickets are sold in advance but will be sold at the gate if tickets are not sold out. To purchase tickets and see more information about the Market Days event, click here