Events

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Nov
22
Thu
The Allison Christmas Spectacular! @ The Allison Christmas Spectacular!
Nov 22 2018 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 10:00 pm
The Allison Christmas Spectacular! @ The Allison Christmas Spectacular! | Havana | Florida | United States

The Allison Christmas Spectacular is celebrating 11 years! Returning this year are 3 mega trees, 12 mini trees, 14 leaping arches, 102.5 FM WACS Radio, hundreds of strobes, and all of our previously featured dancing sequences. Due to the popularity of our 10th Year Celebration theme “Let There Be Light,” we are continuing it again this year! We are again featuring over 200,000 lights, dancing to 6 songs this year! The NEW sequence for this year is Matt Riley’s “Ode to Joy.”

​There is no charge to come see the lights, and the display is a drive-by. The lights will be displayed Thanksgiving through New Year’s from 6-10 pm nightly. Feel free to check out and like our Facebook page to receive timely updates regarding The Allison Christmas Spectacular! Be sure to also visit our official website at allisonchristmasspectacular.com. We hope you and your family and friends are able to come by this year!

Dec
13
Thu
Southside Farmers Market Grand Finale @ Walker Ford Community Center
Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Southside Farmers Market Grand Finale @ Walker Ford Community Center

Outside community event highlighting local farmers selling fresh produce, community vendors, organizations and musical performances.

Southside Farmers Market Highlights:
Free Veggie Bucks for All Leon County Students (while supplies last)
Fresh local produce provided by local farmers
Food Trucks- Crave Food Truck, Pineappetit, Smoothie Time Tally
Healthy Food Demo by UF/IFAS Extension
Live musical performances by Local Tallahassee Artists and Choir
Huge Holiday Giveaways

Voces Angelorum Concert & Goodwood Candlelight Tour @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm
Voces Angelorum Concert & Goodwood Candlelight Tour @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens

Voces Angelorum and Goodwood Museum & Gardens invite you to usher in the holidays with an evening of candlelight, food, wine, and chorale on Thursday, December 13 at 7pm at Goodwood Museum & Gardens located at 1600 Miccosukee Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32308.

Come and enjoy an elegant evening with a stroll around the grounds and a tour of the main house beginning as early as 5:30pm, followed by a beautiful holiday choral concert in the Carriage House at 7pm. This winter’s concert includes a variety of holiday choral music and features the Messa a3, mass settings of Giacomo Puccini (Puccini’s great-great grandfather with whom he shared the same name) for treble voices, accompanied by string instruments!

Grounds, wine bar and light snacks open at 5:30, with a larger variety of food available after the performance. You may arrive any time between 5:30-7pm. This will be a very elegant but casual evening and a wonderful way to welcome the holiday season!

Admission is $25. Food and wine is included in ticket price. Visit http://www.vocestally.org/tickets for more information.

All proceeds benefit Voces Angelorum and Goodwood Museum & Gardens, both non-profit organizations.

For more information, please contact vocesangelorum@gmail.com

Director: Scott Leaman
Accompanist: Lisa Leaman

 

Voces Angelorum at Goodwood Museum & Gardens @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Voces Angelorum at Goodwood Museum & Gardens @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Voces Angelorum invites you to usher in the holiday season with an evening of candlelight and chorale on Thursday, December 13 at 7pm at Goodwood Museum & Gardens located at 1600 Miccosukee Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32308.

Come and enjoy an elegant evening with a stroll around the grounds and a tour of the main house beginning at 5:30pm, followed by a beautiful holiday choral concert in the Carriage House at 7pm. You may arrive any time between 5:30 and 7pm. This winter’s concert features the Messa a3, mass settings of Giacomo Puccini (Puccini’s great-great grandfather with whom he shared the same name) for treble voices, accompanied by string instruments!

Admission is $25. The evening includes a complimentary wine bar which will be open prior to and after the concert, museum tour, concert, and a variety of foods after the performance. Proceeds benefit Voces Angelorum and Goodwood Museum.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.vocestally.org/tickets or at the door beginning as early as 5:30. We accept cash, card or check made out to Voces Angelorum.

We hope you will join us for a festive evening this holiday season! Contact us at vocesangelorum@gmail.com for more information.

Dec
14
Fri
Midtown Reader’s Holiday Open House @ Midtown Reader
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Midtown Reader's Holiday Open House @ Midtown Reader

Midtown Reader, Tallahassee’s only independent, general-subject bookstore, is excited to celebrate the holidays with our annual Holiday Open House! This year we’re welcoming several local writers and a visual artist for a festive meet-and-greet and shopping experience. We’ll have wine and snacks, authors will be available to chat and personalize books, and Midtown Reader staff will be available for complimentary gift wrapping.

This year’s Holiday Open House will be hosted by poets Barbara Hamby and David Kirby, and will feature authors Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, poet Dami Aderibigbe, author Ravi Howard, poet Mary Jane Ryals, middle grade author Faith Harkey, and visual artist Pattie Maney.

Contra Dance @ Tallahassee Senior Center Ballroom
Dec 14 @ 7:15 pm – 10:30 pm
Contra Dance @ Tallahassee Senior Center Ballroom |  |  |

Join us for another great contra dance in the second floor ballroom of the Tallahassee Senior Center. No experience necessary and you do not need to bring a partner. A caller teaches each dance before the music begins and a live string band plays the tunes. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. This is a great way to connect with community members of all ages!

Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Presents: Holiday Magic! @ Ruby Diamond Auditorium
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Presents: Holiday Magic! @ Ruby Diamond Auditorium | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

After a stunning debut with the TSO at our 2017 “Night at the Oscars” performance, we’ve invited back the fantastic Mikki Sodergren for our Holiday Magic shows! This elegant evening will feature a selection of your favorites, both popular and sacred, to truly lift your holiday spirits!

Featuring vocalist, Mikki Sodergren

Dec
15
Sat
Saving Wakulla Springs Overland Tour @ Tour departs from Cascades Park
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saving Wakulla Springs Overland Tour @ Tour departs from Cascades Park | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Follow the amazing underground journey of our precious water “blue gold” with Florida springs expert, Jim Stevenson. This fascinating behind-the-scenes tour traces the journey southward from Tallahassee through one of the longest and deepest cave systems in the world to Wakulla Springs. Peer into our underground aquifer though pristine sinkholes not accessible to the general public. This is a journey to Florida’s largest spring that everyone who lives in our beautiful Big Bend region should experience! Car caravan/walking tour departs from Cascades Park with 7 stops of interest along the way to Wakulla Springs State Park. Tour proceeds benefit two local non-profit organizations working to protect Wakulla Springs. $18 per person. $10 students. Spaces limited. 8AM-Noon. Registration required @ www.PalmettoExpeditions.com or 850-926-3376.

Frenchtown Farmers Market
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Frenchtown farmers market will reopen on March 5th at 524 North MLK Blvd. In partnership with the Community Redevelopment Agency, the farmers market represents a first step in plans to develop a local food business incubator on the property.

The project, led by Frenchtown Neighborhood Improvement Association, is an effort to improve opportunity for people of color, women, veterans and students. The goal is to diversify the local economy, both by product and proprietor, in order to create more resilient, engaged, safe and thriving communities.

And what better place to start than Frenchtown.

Opening day will feature live music, guest speakers and host of local vendors with handmade and locally grown products. The Frenchtown market will open every Saturday, from 9am to 1pm throughout the year.

Vendor Information

Vendor inquiries from across the Big Bend region are also welcome. The Frenchtown farmers market is the only food retail opportunity in the area with purchase incentive programs that improve families’ ability to purchase fresh food, and also expand the sales potential for market vendors.

Vendor info sessions will be held Wednesday, February 17th @ 12:30pm and Saturday, February 20th at 3:00pm, at the market’s new location, 524 North MLK Blvd. in Tallahassee.

Videos: Frenchtown Market Vendors

League of Women Voters Holiday Luncheon @ Four Points by Sheraton
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
League of Women Voters Holiday Luncheon @ Four Points by Sheraton | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

You are cordially invited to attend the LWVT Holiday Luncheon
Four Points by Sheraton 316 West Tennessee Street
Saturday, December 15, 2017
11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
A Holiday gift “Fun’raiser”
and Buffet Luncheon with
Turkey, Ratatouille, Cauliflower Casserole,
and Potatoes
Featuring the Wit and Wisdom of Mark Hinson,
longtime Tallahassee Democrat entertainment writer
and columnist.
The meal is $22 for members, $25 for nonmembers
and is payable at the door to RSVP, please call 309-3005 or email lwvtallahassee@gmail.com by the morning of Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The names of several lucky winners of a poinsettia will be drawn from a pool of everyone who made a reservation by noon on day of the deadline, December 12.
Celebrate with a mimosa! They will be serve-yourself for $5.00 each, cash only

The “Fun’raiser” is a “ticket auction” for gifts that you donate.
The auction works as follows: For a $10 donation to LWVT, you’ll receive 20 tickets. Each gift will have a container for the tickets in front of it. For each gift you would like, put any number of your tickets in that gift’s container. You may distribute your tickets in any way you wish: all tickets in one container, one ticket each in 20 containers, or anything in between.!
To donate a gift, please bring a gift no later than 10:45 a.m. that costs no more than $20 During the luncheon, a ticket will be drawn from each item’s container and the winner’s name will be written on the card identifying the item.

Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Presents: Holiday Magic! @ Ruby Diamond Auditorium
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Presents: Holiday Magic! @ Ruby Diamond Auditorium | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

After a stunning debut with the TSO at our 2017 “Night at the Oscars” performance, we’ve invited back the fantastic Mikki Sodergren for our Holiday Magic shows! This elegant evening will feature a selection of your favorites, both popular and sacred, to truly lift your holiday spirits!

Featuring vocalist, Mikki Sodergren