Christmas-y Things to Do in Tally Before You Leave for Break

Fall semester ‘18 has somehow already come and gone and here we are, finals week ready (or not ready), but definitely ready for winter break. We’re sleep deprived, stressed and running on about 3 cups of coffee a day (just me?).


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As much as studying is important, it’s equally as important to take a healthy amount of breaks so your brain doesn’t explode (migraines, anyone?) There are SO many festive events happening in Tallahassee right now that most of us haven’t had the time to look into. Good news is, I’ve got them listed here for you. Here are some holiday-themed events in Tally that will give you and your friends a good study break before you have to part ways for 3 weeks:

Monday, Dec. 10

Starting off the week, 30 in 60 has a comedy show 8-9 pm called “Taking Christmas Back from the Catholic Regime” at the Augusta Conradi Studio Theater in the Williams building on campus (the one that’s at the top of the Diffenbaugh hill next to Mom and Pop’s.) Best part is, it’s free!

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Get into the true spirit of Christmas, the spirit of giving, and donate to the holiday drive of The Refugees of Tallahassee Fundraising Committee. They mostly need jackets (kindergarten to fourth grade children's sizes), sweaters (kindergarten to fourth grade children's sizes), socks (kindergarten to fourth grade children sizes), and normal-sized diapers. Donations will go to refugee families in Tallahassee and the drive will be at the FSU Globe. If you can’t make it Tuesday, the drive is also open Monday and Wednesday.

Thursday, Dec. 13

Young People's Concert: Holiday Magic: The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra is going to be performing classical Christmas songs at the Ruby Diamond Hall. The show is 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and tickets are $10. 

Friday, Dec. 14

So many fun things are happening on this day, so if you’re still in Tally, you have no excuse to not go with finals being over.


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The annual Jingle Bell Run starts at 6 p.m. in downtown Tallahassee on the corner of Park Avenue at South Monroe Street. You can find additional details on the event soon and register for the run the day-of on the website.

Following the run, The Polar Express is being shown outdoors at Cascades Park for free at 7 p.m. and free popcorn will be provided, as well as food trucks.


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If a movie night doesn’t interest you, you could go ice skating instead at The Pavilion at The Centre of Tallahassee at 8 p.m.. Tickets are $10 and include skate rentals.

There will also be a Live Nativity with real actors and animals hosted by Freedom Road Christian Ministries on 526 East 8th Avenue. It will run from 7 - 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday the 16.

Saturday, Dec. 15

To end fall semester with a bang, check out the Santa Shuffle Pub Crawl at 7 p.m. The “shuffle” starts at Krewe de Gras and will be lead with holiday music by The Lofty Pursuits Marching Band to the Ology Brewing Company, Fire Betty's Arcade Bar, and will end at The Brass Tap at midnight. Tickets are on the Facebook page.


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Sunday, Dec. 16

By this point in the week, you’re home or headed home for the holidays. If not, you should be. Whaddya doing still in Tallahassee? Go home and spend the holidays with your family, you Scrooge.

See you in January. ~