Looking for ways to celebrate Christmas in Jacksonville this year? This post covers Christmas Jacksonville 2022 including where to go for Christmas dinner in Jacksonville; Jacksonville Christmas events; where to get turkey to go as well as features for brunch, lunch and takeout by local restaurants and businesses.
Christmas Eve this year is Saturday, December 24, 2022. Christmas Day is Sunday, December 25, 2022.
Christmas celebrations can take on different forms from traditional, fusion to modern. Please use this list as an inspiration for ideas on how to put together your own Christmas celebration.
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This list is not exhaustive and is updated as information becomes available. I try to feature as much as I can but certainly this is not all that is out there. If your favorite restaurant is not on the list, contact them to see what they are offering.
Christmas in Jacksonville 2022: Dinner, Turkey To Go, Brunch, Restaurants
Coast at The Ritz-Carlton
Coast at The Ritz-Carlton is offering the following:
- Coast Christmas Eve Buffet: $105 ages 10 and up, $45 ages 4 – 9. Service charge and taxes are not included.
- Coast Christmas Brunch: $105 ages 10 and up, $45 ages 4-9 $145. Food and Beverage Package included (must be 21 and older). Service charge and taxes are not included.
Salt at The Ritz-Carlton
Salt at The Ritz-Carlton is offering a Christmas 4-course menu on December 24 – 25. Priced at $200 per person and $95 per child 12 and under. (No a la carte menu offered/tax and gratuity not included in price). $85 – Wine Pairings.
4 Rivers Smokehouse
Sit back and relax this Christmas and let 4 Rivers Smokehouse do the cooking.
Indulge in a variety of proteins and sides for parties as large as 20. Wow your family and friends with main course selections of Smoked Turkey, Boneless Ham, Signature Angus Brisket, Smoked Salmon or Prime Rib ranging from $69.99 – $199.
In addition to the main selections, fill your plate with the Fixins Package for $67.69, which includes a quart of Mashed Potatoes, Classic Gravy, Sweet Potato Casserole, Cornbread Stuffing (contains pork), Southern Green Beans (contains pork) and Cranberry Chutney (pint) or A la carte items starting at $10.79, which includes Mashed Potatoes, Classic Gravy, Cornbread Stuffing (contains pork), Southern Green Beans (contains pork), Collard Greens, Southern Coleslaw, Mac & Cheese, BBQ Baked Beans, Cranberry Chutney, Sweet Potato Casserole and Smokehouse Corn.
End your meal with a sweet treat from the 4R bakery for $29.99.
Choose from a Caramel Apple Pie, a Texas Bourbon Pecan Pie, or a Traditional Pumpkin Pie.
Place your Christmas order by Tuesday, December 20th at 5 p.m. for pick up on Saturday, December 24th. To place your order call 844-474-8377 or visit here.
Create new traditions at home with fully prepared Cracker Barrel Holiday Heat n’ Serve Meals and Homestyle Holiday Pies available in a variety of flavors.
For more information about Cracker Barrel Christmas offerings, visit crackerbarrel.com or check your local store for availability.
Holiday Ham Heat n’ Serve Feast: Serves 8-10 people and goes from your oven to table in two hours. Includes a whole Sugar Cured Ham, Cornbread Dressing, Roasted Gravy, Cranberry Relish, Macaroni n’ Cheese, choice of two Country Sides, Sweet Yeast Rolls, Apple Streusel Pie and Pecan Pie. Serve within 72 hours after pickup. Pre-order and receive a FREE $10 bonus card when you schedule your pickup for 12/22 or 12/23.*
Holiday Ham Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner: Serves 4-6 and goes from your oven to table in two hours. Includes a whole Sugar Cured Ham, Cornbread Dressing, Roasted Gravy, Cranberry Relish, Macaroni n’ Cheese, choice of Country Side and Sweet Yeast Rolls. Use within 72 hours after pickup. Pre-order and receive a FREE $5 bonus card when you schedule your pickup for 12/22 or 12/23.*
Prime Rib Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner: Serves 4-6 people and goes from your oven to table in three hours. Prime Rib plus au jus and horseradish, Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Gravy, choice of two Country Sides and Sweet Yeast Rolls. Serve within 72 hours after pickup. Pre-order and receive a FREE $5 bonus card when you schedule your pickup for 12/22 or 12/23.***
Their holiday pie offerings include Apple Streusel Pie; Pecan Pie; Cinnamon Roll Pie and more.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Ruth’s Chris Steak House is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. ‘Tis the season to celebrate at Ruth’s with sizzling steak, delectable desserts and warm hospitality. Treat yourself to your steak house favorites or indulge in the prix fixe Ruth’s Classics menu. Check your local restaurant to confirm hours and offerings.
Gathering at home? Elevate your holiday celebration with our seasonal takeout options, including signature sides and a festive family-sized feast. Available 12/5 – 12/23 from 4pm – 6pm daily. 48 hour advanced notice required for all orders.
For a limited time, receive a $40 Digital Bonus Card when you purchase $200 in gift cards available through 12/31/22 on digital or physical card purchases. All $200 must be purchased in a single transaction to qualify for the Digital Bonus Card. Digital Bonus Cards will be valid for redemption 1/1/2023 – 3/31/2023.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
Maggiano’s Little Italy is offering a 3-course Holiday Family Style Menu.
They also offer a holiday carryout bundle which feeds 4-6 people and available for pick-up Thursday, 12/15 through Saturday, 12/24. Now taking call-in pre-orders. Online pre-orders start on Friday, 12/9. Orders must be placed 24 hours prior to pick-up.
Caesar Salad | Mom’s Lasagna | Fettucine Alfredo | Chicken Piccata | Chocolate Layered Cake | Gigi’s Butter Cake | Lemon Cookies | Fresh Baked Ciabatta Bread
Bob Evans is offering the following Holiday Farmhouse Feasts which are packed cold and ready to heat, serve & enjoy.
Premium Farmhouse Feast, serves up to 10.
Slow-roasted turkey, hickory-smoked ham, bread & celery dressing, corn, our famous mashed potatoes with gravy, freshly baked rolls, green beans with ham, cranberry relish, macaroni & cheese, pumpkin bread*, pumpkin pie*, double-crust apple pie (*limited time only & while supplies last).
Turkey Farmhouse Feast
Slow-roasted turkey, bread & celery dressing, corn, our famous mashed potatoes with gravy, freshly baked rolls, green beans with ham, cranberry relish, pumpkin bread (Serves 8 only)*, pumpkin pie* (*limited time only & while supplies last).
Ham Farmhouse Feast
Hickory-smoked ham, bread & celery dressing, corn, our famous mashed potatoes with gravy, freshly baked rolls, green beans with ham, pumpkin bread (Serves 8 only)*, pumpkin pie* (*limited time only & while supplies last).
Slow-Roasted Pot Roast Farmhouse Feast, serves up to 10.
Slow-roasted pot roast, caramelized onions and carrots packed cold and ready to heat, serve & enjoy! Served with bread & celery dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn, green beans with ham, macaroni & cheese, a loaf of pumpkin bread*, freshly baked dinner rolls, pumpkin pie* and double-crust apple pie.(*limited time only & while supplies last).
Pie options include Whole Pecan Pie; Whole Triple Berry Pie; Reese’s® Peanut Butter Pie; Whole Double Crust Apple Pie and more.
The Honey Baked Company
The Honey Baked Company offers a variety of holiday meals including:
- Honey Baked Ham & Turkey Feast
- Boneless Ham & Turkey Feast
- Quarter Ham Meal
- Turkey Dinner Sides
- Boneless Ham & Turkey Duo
- Six Sides Sampler
The 9 lb Honey Baked Ham & Turkey Feast includes a Bone-in Half Ham and Turkey Breast – both topped with our signature sweet & crunchy glaze. Meal also includes your choice of four of frozen Heat & Serve Side Dishes. Serves 12-16.
Matthew’s Restaurant is offering a Christmas Eve 4-course prix-fixe menu on December 23 and 24. Priced at $150 per person, includes tax and gratuity.
Verandah at Omni Amelia Island Resort
Verandah at Omni Amelia Island Resort is offering a Christmas Eve and Day dinner menu. Priced at $89 per adults and $49 per children 12 & Younger. chef’s amuse, choice of appetizer, entrée including crab crusted grouper, beef tenderloin, lemon chicken, shrimp pappardelle pasta, or graffiti eggplant, and dessert.
Lagniappe – Amelia Island
Lagniappe – Amelia Island is offering a Christmas Eve Feast of Seven Fishes starting at 6 pm. Priced at $100 per person.
Jacksonville Christmas Events
Visit Jacksonville prepares to welcome the holiday season with the annual launch of ‘Winter on the Water’, a series of festive events to spread the holiday spirit and joy, including nightly snowfalls and boat parades.
Winter on the Water events kick off in late November and conclude in January.
Can’t-miss events include:
Deck the Chairs: From November 23 – January 1, more than 40 American Red Cross lifeguard chairs decorated in coastal-themed designs and lights will be on display in Jacksonville Beach. Celebrating its 10th anniversary the event is a local favorite, which attracts thousands of visitors each year. Combining creative storytelling with public art, the event also draws awareness to local public arts education.
Dazzling Nights at the Jacksonville Arboretum and Botanical Gardens: From November 25 – January 1, enjoy a family friendly transformation of the gardens into a winter wonderland with a million lights and magical displays.
Jacksonville Light Boat Parade: Decorated boats of all shapes and sizes will float along the St. Johns River, November 26. The night concludes with a fireworks show, featuring one-of-a-kind waterfall fireworks on the Main Street and Acosta Bridge.
Gingerbread House Extravaganza: A staple for 20 years, dozens of intricately decorated gingerbread houses will be on display at Old St. Andrews Church, December 8-27.
Riverside Avondale Luminaria: Take a stroll down sidewalks illuminated with candles in the historic Riverside Avondale neighborhood, December 10.
First Coast Nutcracker: The timeless masterpiece comes to life with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, December 16-18.
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl: On December 30, thousands of visitors come to Jacksonville for one of the most exciting bowl games in college football at the TIAA Bank Field in Downtown.
New Year’s Eve Celebration: It’s not New Year’s without fireworks. At exactly midnight, the City lights up the waterfront and skyline for an amazing display over the St. Johns River.
DIY Christmas Dinner Jacksonville 2022 Ideas
Holiday entertaining tips
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Here are some wine suggestions for Christmas dinner 2022: