20th Gingerbread Extravaganza
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20th Gingerbread Extravaganza

December 8-27    The 20th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza, hosted by the Jacksonville Historical Society, will enthrall visitors of all ages as they ooh and aah over dozens of delectable gingerbread creations built by amateurs and professionals. The event includes decorated trees and a holiday shop. New this year: Kids Day, Sunday, Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Your holiday celebration won’t be complete without a visit....

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SHOP LOCAL GIFT GUIDE
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SHOP LOCAL GIFT GUIDE

Shopping for gifts during this holiday season will likely feel more normal this year as retail is back in full swing. It remains crucial to our beloved, independent, local businesses that we give them support as they continue to rebound from the pandemic. In thinking of things to make your dearest people smile, let’s try to shop our values and make our community smile, too. Each year, Arbus Magazine presents our Shop Local Gift Guide...

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Treasure Hunt Mural  
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Treasure Hunt Mural  

December 10, 9 a.m.     The First Ever Treasure Hunt Mural is part art walk, part immersive puzzle, and part treasure hunt and is the brainchild of artist Jason Tetlak, who partnered with Future of Cities in the JacksInJax project. The interactive art project includes prizes along the way to finding the mural painted by the Guinness World Record-setting muralist. For extra clues, follow Tetlak on Instagram @jasontetlak. The...

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Bar Molino: 
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Bar Molino: 

Enduring Favorites, Infusing Hospitality into Every Bite By Laura Riggs One of the hottest new restaurants in Jacksonville isn’t easy to find, parking is a challenge, and you may get stuck waiting for the dreaded San Marco train. Unless you actively seek out the opportunity to dine on unique flavors steeped in history, Bar Molino may never make it on your Resy list. Tucked away behind High Tide Burrito on Hendricks Avenue, this...

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Historic Holiday Shopping.
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Historic Holiday Shopping.

A look at downtown Jacksonville’s iconic department stores. By Kate A. Hallock and Emily Cottrell. Jacksonville Historical Society Five years after the Civil War in America ended, December 25th was declared a national holiday and, by the late-19th century, the marketing of goods specifically for that holiday was in force. The holiday was celebrated with Christmas cards, stockings filled with nuts, fruit, and candies and handmade...

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