Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens ZOOLights

ZOOLights at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is one of the most popular holiday traditions in Northeast Florida. Every year from mid-November through January 1st, the zoo transforms into a magical winter wonderland. The event features over a million dazzling lights, luminous animal silhouettes, a sequined sea lion fountain, giant snowmen, and more. Guests can ride the train through snippets of the light displays or walk the entire zoo to take it all in. This spectacular light show is a delight for all ages. Charter Buses Jacksonville provides safe, reliable transportation to the zoo for ZOOLights. Our charter buses and minibuses are perfect for families, tour groups, schools, churches, and corporate parties traveling to this beloved event. Your professional driver will handle parking and navigation so you can focus on the fun. Many of our vehicles come equipped with amenities like WiFi, DVD players, and comfortable reclining seats. We can also provide ADA-accessible buses if needed. After enjoying the merry and bright holiday lights, your charter bus will pick you up and deliver you to your next destination.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens 370 Zoo Parkway Jacksonville, FL 32218 (904) 757-4463

Nights of Lights at St. Augustine

Just a quick charter bus ride away, historic St. Augustine decks its streets and plaza in millions of white lights for the annual Nights of Lights celebration. The event runs nightly from November through late January. Strolling the cobblestone streets under the glow of the twinkling lights is like stepping into a Hallmark Christmas movie. In addition to the lights, there are holiday concerts, Santa meet-and-greets, food vendors, holiday plays, and more. Top it all off by riding a trolley tour or carriage ride through the illumination. Leave the driving along I-95 to one of our professional drivers so your group can relax and take in the scenery on the way to St. Augustine. Our charter buses have plenty of room for families and tour groups. Once in St. Augustine, your driver will drop you off right near the heart of the light display. After enjoying Nights of Lights, everyone can hop back on board and your driver will transport you to your next stop.

Nights of Lights 1 Cathedral Place St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 825-1004

Jacksonville Light Boat Parade

If you love a festive boat parade, don’t miss the Jacksonville Light Boat Parade along the St. Johns River in early December. Join partiers along the Northbank Riverwalk with some hot cocoa as dozens of brightly lit boats float by. Cheer on the best dressed vessels as they pass in front of The Jacksonville Landing. Jamieson’s on the River or River City Brewing Company are great places to post up for drinks and dinner before grabbing a spot along the riverwalk for the light parade. Avoid the traffic headaches of downtown by riding to the riverwalk in the comfort of a Charter Buses Jacksonville minibus or charter bus. Our team will get your group to the parade landing safely and on time. Many of our vehicles feature plush seats, climate control, and even restrooms for longer trips. Once the dazzling nautical parade concludes, your charter bus driver will be ready to take your group to the next stop.

Jacksonville Light Boat Parade 2 Independent Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Santa’s Summer Home at Museum of Science and History

Santa must get pretty hot up in the North Pole during December! That’s why he spends his summer vacationing at his beach cottage, conveniently located inside the Jacksonville Museum of Science and History. Starting in November, families can visit Santa’s Summer Home exhibit and explore the beachfront cottage decorated for the holidays. Kids can play in Santa’s toy workshop, visit the reindeer stables, climb aboard Santa’s seaplane, and of course meet Jolly Old Saint Nick himself for photos. Let Charter Buses Jacksonville shuttle your family, school, or church group to visit Santa before the big day! Our charter bus drivers are specially trained to provide safe, reliable transportation for groups with children. Our minibus rentals can accommodate groups large and small. Many come equipped with handy amenities like WiFi, TVs, DVD players to keep kids entertained en route. Avoid the parking headaches of downtown and let your professional driver handle everything. After your visit, your charter bus will be ready to whisk you away to the next holiday destination!

Museum of Science and History 1025 Museum Circle Jacksonville, FL 32207 (904) 396-7062

Riverside Arts Market Holiday Edition

The Riverside Arts Market is one of Jacksonville’s best places to browse local arts, crafts, produce, and more. During the month of December, this open-air market transforms into a magical holiday bazaar. Shop gifts by local artisans while munching on festive foods from food trucks and listening to carolers. Kids will love writing letters to Santa at his workshop and visits with Santa’s reindeer. A charter bus rental from Charter Buses Jacksonville provides easy transportation for large groups heading to the market. Our charter buses and minibuses are perfect for shuttling school field trips, tour groups, community centers, corporate events, and more. Your professional driver will take care of parking and navigating so you can focus on finding that perfect gift for everyone on your list. After wrapping up your visit to the Riverside Arts Market, your charter bus will be waiting to whisk you away to your next yuletide adventure.

Riverside Arts Market 715 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Nutcracker Ballet at Florida Theatre

What could be more festive than taking in a performance of the classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker? Treat your group to this timeless production at the historic Florida Theatre in December. Dancers leap and twirl in beautiful costumes, bringing the story of young Marie and her Nutcracker Prince to life, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s instantly recognizable score. After the final waltz, you may even have the chance to meet the cast on stage and snap some photos. Skip the parking headaches of downtown Jacksonville by riding in style to the Florida Theatre in a Charter Buses Jacksonville charter bus. Our comfortable buses and vans come equipped with handy amenities to make the trip fun for dance lovers of all ages, from DVD players to keep little ones occupied to plush reclining seats. Your professional driver will get your group to the theater safely so you can enjoy the show hassle-free. After the final bows, everyone can hop back aboard for a ride to your next holiday happening.

Florida Theatre 128 East Forsyth Street Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 355-2787

Holiday Tours of Historic Homes

North Florida has a treasure trove of gorgeous historic homes, many of which deck their halls for the holidays. Organize a private group tour of a stately historic home to see these mansions fully decorated. The Cummer Museum offers Christmas tours of their permanent collection along with the former Cummer family home on the estate. Tour the first floor of the grand Villa Alexandria, the former winter residence of a prominent NYC family. Or explore the Palmer Home and have your guide share stories of the family’s lavish holiday celebrations. Charter Buses Jacksonville will provide easy transportation for your holiday history tour. Our charter buses and vans can accommodate groups of any size from schools to senior centers to private tour groups. Your driver will provide door-to-door service so your group can sit back and enjoy learning about Jacksonville’s rich history. Consider booking a bus equipped with WiFi and DVD players to watch a holiday movie en route! After your tour, your charter bus will be waiting to whisk your group away to the next item on your itinerary.

Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens 829 Riverside Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32204 (904) 356-6857

Villa Alexandria 117 W. Duval Street Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 301-2789

The Palmer Home at St. Johns Landing 13 Palmer Terrace Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 281-5553

Indulge in Holiday Treats

The holidays are the perfect time to indulge your sweet tooth! Your group can embark on a decadent tour of Jacksonville’s best spots for holiday confections. Start off at Sweet Pete’s Candy for their famous chocolate-dipped key lime truffles. Then sample European-style gelatos in festive flavors like cinnamon, chestnut, and pumpkin at Peterbrooke Chocolatier. Next, hop over to the French Pantry for their seasonal French pastries like yule logs, macarons decorated like ornaments, and panettone flavored with Grand Marnier. Finish your sugar rush with craft hot chocolate and giant candy cane rice crispy treats at The Chocolate Bar in San Marco. Throw in stops for some holiday cocktails or craft brews at restaurants along your route for the 21 and up crowd! Let Charter Buses Jacksonville handle the driving and parking so you can focus on indulging. Our charter bus rentals allow you to build a customized culinary tour of Jacksonville’s tastiest holiday treats. Many of our vehicles feature restrooms, DVDs, and WiFi to keep everyone comfortable and entertained between stops. After your foodie adventure, your charter bus driver will transport you to your final holiday destination!

Sweet Pete’s Candy 400 N Hogan St Suite 190 Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 679-9594

Peterbrooke Chocolatier Jacksonville 4865 Town Center Pkwy #135 Jacksonville, FL 32246 (904) 645-8558

The French Pantry 6301 Powers Ave Jacksonville, FL 32217 (904) 730-8696

The Chocolate Bar 1625 Margaret St Jacksonville, FL 32204 (904) 380-4474

Rent with Charter Buses Jacksonville to Hit Every Attraction

Charter Buses Jacksonville is your transportation solution for all of Jacksonville’s best holiday happenings. Our professional drivers and comfortable minibuses and charter buses will transport your group safely and reliably. Focus on the fun while we handle the driving! Reserve your Jacksonville charter bus rental today by callingĀ (904) 337-4713. From ZOOLights to the Nutcracker ballet, we’ve got you covered. Happy holidays from your friends at Charter Buses Jacksonville!