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Colorful Pleasures by Christine Dozier

Ocala International Airport 5770 SW 60th Ave., Ocala

Hours vary per airport operations - Ocala resident Dozier exhibits a variety of work including landscapes, abstracts, still life and animal portraits. She works in oils and acrylics and studied […]

A Dickens Christmas: The Urban Family’s Holiday Exhibition

Appleton Museum of Art 4333 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm - The Urban family’s premiere collection of Christmas decorations includes beautiful trees, the popular miniature Dickens Village, plus nutcrackers, handmade caroler dolls and Santa dolls. A […]

Looking on the Brighter Side by Jennifer Weigel

Ocala Recreation and Parks 828 NE 8th Ave, Ocala

Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm - Weigel’s multi-media artwork includes drawings, fibers, installation, paint, video and more to explore themes of beauty, identity and memory. For more info, ocalafl.org/artincityspaces

Ongoing

Christmas Light Spectacular

Florida Horse Park 11008 South Hwy 475, Ocala

This is a drive-thru show. Ticket prices are per carload and also include kids’ activities, live music, train ride, slides and inflatables and a visit with Santa. Food trucks will […]

Blessed Be the Birds

Clerk's Office 110 SE Watula Ave., Ocala

Mon-Fri; 8am-5pm - Part of the Art in City Spaces program, Courtney Kravig-McGuire is a local artist with a special interest in showing the connection between nature and spirituality in […]

“Trains at the Holidays” art display

CF Webber Gallery 3001 SW College Road, Ocala

This tradition of displaying model trains built and maintained by the local Ocala Model Railroaders’ Historic Preservation Society and is in its 26th year. Many of the model layouts are […]

Florida Cutting Horse Show

Florida Horse Park 11008 South Hwy 475, Ocala

Cutters specialize in removing a cow from a herd, then keeping it separated as the rider drops the reins and lets the horse shine. For more info, floridacuttinghorseassociation.com/index.html and flhorsepark.com

Marion County Friday Market

McPherson Governmental Campus Field 601 SE 25th Ave, Ocala

Shop locally fresh fruits and veggies, baked goods, jerky, freeze-dried treats, olive oils, seafood and more; recurs every Friday.

Chess Club at Freedom Library

Freedom Public Library 5870 SW 95th St, Ocala

Meets weekly on Fridays; new members welcome. Please bring your own chess set. For more info, Walt Lamp at (352) 854-9378.

Stopanio Memorial Barrel Race

Southeastern Livestock Pavilion 2232 N Jacksonville Rd, Ocala

A classic rodeo event, barrel racers race around three barrels without knocking any of them over. This is the 11th annual run of this event.

VFW Philly Cheese Steaks

Angela S Santos VFW Post 4781 9401 SW 110th St., Ocala

The dining room is open to the public, meals are prepped by VFW Auxiliary volunteers and proceeds benefit veterans in Marion County. December 30 menu features Philly cheese steaks for […]

Kiwanis Club of Ocala

Knights of Columbus Building at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church 1510 SE 3rd Ave., Ocala

Meets weekly on Fridays. Supports Camp Kiwanis, children’s literacy and Habitat for Humanity. More info at ocalakiwanis.org/

Courtyard Jams

MCA Courtyard 23 W Broadway St., Ocala

Music, dancing, drumming, poetry and limbo. Free to all, Friday nights weekly.

Noah Hunton

Homestead Park 1050 NE 6th Blvd., Williston

Steve Lopez

Crazy Cucumber - Market Street at Heath Brook 4414 SW College Road, Ocala