It’s hard to believe that we’re talking about Thanksgiving and Christmas, again. But the time is upon us, and we’re embracing it with all our might! All around Jacksonville, FL, residents are getting into the holiday spirit and you can, too! So, if you’re coming into town for the holidays, you’ll need a reliable and affordable van rental from Carl’s Van Rentals to take you from one event to the next. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some of our favorites.

Visit Jacksonville for the Holidays

St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular

Soak up the holiday cheer at the 15th Annual Holiday Spectacular at St. Johns Town Center on November 13. This year, you can enjoy festivities including oversized games, picturesque photo stations with fluttering snow, letters to Santa, ornament decorating, and a silent DJ. The holiday fun will continue with great giveaways from your favorite stores and restaurants, costumed characters, holiday entertainment, and more. Activities begin at 2 p.m., and you won’t want to miss them.

Jacksonville Light Boat Parade

The city of Jacksonville is excited to bring back its Light Boat Parade on November 27, starting at 6 p.m. Vessels of all sizes are encouraged to participate and decorate the hull of their boats. The parade will float along the north and south banks of the St. Johns River before finishing off the night with a spectacular fireworks display. In celebration of Small Business Saturday, the event will also host the 904 Pop Up Show, which features more than 200 local vendors for all your holiday shopping needs. 

Santa’s Storybook Tea

Take the kids to one of the most magical experiences of the season: A storybook reading and afternoon tea with Santa. Hosted by the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island, this event is sure to put you in the holiday mood. You and the family will enjoy gingerbread decor and a buffet of pastries, candies, cakes, finger sandwiches, and a personal keepsake from Santa. To find the dates that work for you, click here

We Make the Holidays a Special Time

Do you have plans to spend the holidays with family here in Jacksonville, FL? Then you’ll need a van rental that’s big enough for the whole family, as well as all of your holiday gifts! So, turn to the lot at Carl’s Van Rentals. We don’t over-book our rentals, which means we can guarantee your minivan, 11-passenger van, or minibus will be available on your reservation date. But you better book soon! Our rentals are going fast. To speak to a representative, give us a call at (904) 727-3848