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Visit Jacksonville

November 17, 2015 12:15 ET

Bet You Can't Stop Saying "WOW" This Holiday Season in Jax

Destination Kicks Off "Winter On the Water" Celebrations

JACKSONVILLE, FL--(Marketwired - November 17, 2015) - Experience a city that sparkles extra bright during the holiday season as Jacksonville lights up and invites visitors from across the nation to spend their Winter on our Waters. The "WOW" holiday tourism campaign promotes two months of festive days and nights in Jacksonville, with special holiday celebrations, deals and offers for families and travelers to enjoy.

Starting Nov. 14 with the St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular, Jacksonville kicks off the WOW holiday 2015 festivities that include WinterFEST at Adventure Landing, Deck the Chairs in Jacksonville Beach, the Community First Jacksonville Light Boat Parade, ZOOLights at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, New Year's Eve Fireworks and the exciting TaxSlayer Bowl.

With so many great events to enjoy November, December and January are the ideal months to visit Jacksonville and experience the holidays like never before. And that's not all… Jacksonville also has 22 miles of relaxing beaches to unplug in, two national parks to explore, and countless "Only in Jax" experiences like sampling award winning craft beers on the Jax Ale Trial, dining in one of our locally owned restaurants and shopping for local treasures at one of the city's markets and boutiques making it the perfect destination to call "home away from home" for the holidays!

Here are the 12 Events of WOW in Jax:

1. St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular -- November 14
2. WinterFEST -- November 20-January 10
3. Pete's Bar Thanksgiving Day Celebration -- November 26
4. Deck the Chairs at Jacksonville Beach -- November 29-January 2
5. Christmas on the St. Johns at Jacksonville Landing -- November 27-December 31
6. Community First Jacksonville Light Boat Parade -- November 28
7. The Jacksonville Symphony presents First Coast Nutcracker -- December 18-20
8. Beaches Town Center Holiday Celebration -- December 5
9. Trans-Siberian Orchestra -- December 11
10. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens ZOOLights -- December 11-January 2
11. New Year's Eve Celebration -- December 31
12. TaxSlayer Bowl -- January 2

For more details on all WOW events in Jacksonville go to:

About Visit Jacksonville

Visit Jacksonville is a DMAI accredited Destination Marketing Organization contracted by the Duval County Tourist Development Council (TDC) to champion the growth of business and leisure tourism in Northeast Florida. Along with its nearly 400 tourism partners, Visit Jacksonville supports a vital and growing component of the local economy -- generating $2.2 billion in direct and indirect economic impact annually and supporting 22,000 jobs that span every sector of the economy. For a closer look at all there is to see and do in Jacksonville, go to or contact 800-733-2668.

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