Tickets for Christmas

Give the gift of experience!

Tickets are the gift that keeps on giving and create a lasting memory whether it’s a season pass to a museum or theatre or tickets to a concert or family-friendly event. There are plenty of options for every budget and every age. It’s a perfect alternative for that hard-to-buy-for person. There’s the upside of treating yourself, perhaps, as well as the kid who’s primed for an introduction to the symphony or the gift of spending more time with someone special. And there’s the joy of delayed gratification counting down the days until that outing rolls around, weeks after the holiday decorations have been boxed up and stashed back in the attic.

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PLAYERS BY THE SEAPlayers by the Sea recently introduced the Flex Pass Gift Certificate that offers admission to five shows for $105. Admissions can be used for any show in any combination. The purchase of a Players by the Sea Gift Certificate also includes a free ticket​ to any show.  Gift Certificates will be applicable for any remaining show in our 2015-2016 Season including Cotton Alley, Mothers and Sons, Almost, Maine,  All the Way, Shipwrecked! An Entertainment and Memphis. Call 249-0289 or visit

FSCJ ARTIST SERIES – Broadway Season Subscribers seats for four great nights of live theater at the Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center plus a wide variety of benefits. With season tickets, you’ll get the best value and you’ll never miss out when a show sells out. Many shows will increase single ticket prices based on demand but your ticket price is locked in. Shows remaining in the 2015-2016 season include “42nd Street” from Jan 12-17, The Phantom of the Opera Feb 10-21, Motown the Musical, April 19-24. The Artist Series is currently offering a 3 show mini subscription. Get more info here.  Call the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office 442-2929 or visit FSCJ Artist Series Broadway at

ALHAMBRA THEATRE & DINING– Want to treat someone special to an evening of authentic live theater and a great dinner? An Alhambra Gift Certificate lets them decide which show they want to see and on which date. A two-person gift certificate is available for $118 and includes dinner and a show for two, coffee/tea/water. Support live theatre while sharing the gift with someone special. There are various levels of partnership is the Renaissance level and  includes eight admissions to the 2016 season, a complimentary glass of champagne at each performance and a variety of perks throughout the season. Gala nights and the holiday show are included as options.  The Gold Partnership includes six admissions on any day of the week. Gala nights and the holiday show are not included. The Silver Partnerships include six admissions for performances Sunday through Thursday evenings or matinees on Saturday or Sunday. Gala nights and the holiday show are not included.  Packages are available by calling the box office at 641-1212 or [email protected].

JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SEASON TICKETS – Season tickets are a great way to share the magic of the symphony all year long. Jacksonville Symphony season ticket holders have the benefit to secure the best seats to popular special events before they go on sale to the general public. Tickets for individual events are not available to the general public until late August, unless otherwise indicated. Complete program information is available online at, or by contacting the Jacksonville Symphony Ticket Office at 354-5547.




Jacksonville is a stop on many big-time tours hitting the road in 2016. Tickets to see Carrie Underwood, Rihanna, Janet Jackson and even the Biebs are available at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 630-3900. Tickets to the circus, Monster Jam and the Harlem Globetrotters might be of interest to some young people on your shopping list. Tickets and more information can be found at

Jan 21-Jan 24 – RINGLING BROTHERS and BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS: LEGENDS  Prepare to witness circus feats you thought were so amazing that they would be impossible, and spectacles of strength so grand you once thought them to be unbelievable. Ringling Bros. has combed the globe to find the most skilled circus masters for LEGENDS, be it the most majestic animals you’ve ever seen, the most exotic performers from faraway lands, or the most fearless daredevils that take danger to unheard of levels, this show has no equal anywhere. LEGENDS is going to take you on an adventure that will dazzle your senses, and redefine your sense of possibility!

Jan 26-Jan 31 – UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS Laugh, dance in the aisles, and be amazed by world-class acts from around the globe, including Chinese aerialists, pretzel twisting contortionist, pampered pooches, tigers that’ll have you roaring, and more! UniverSoul Circus is an all-new show that delivers irresistible fun for the entire family!Jam 2016

Jan 30 – CARRIE UNDERWOOD: THE STORYTELLER TOUR  Seven-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood, who just released her fifth studio album, Storyteller, will launch a new arena tour in 2016 to take her new music on the road. The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round, in association with award-winning cosmetics brand ALMAY, will kick off on January 30 in Jacksonville, Florida, playing 40 arenas across the U.S. and Canada. Special guests include Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers.

FAMILY_stone-crusher-monster-truck-jacksonville-2014-004-150x150[1]Feb 20 – MONSTER JAM makes its return to the Jacksonville area when the annual motor sports spectacle drives into the EverBank Stadium. Monster Jam is one of Jacksonville’s most popular and largest single day stadium events. A huge field of Monster Jam superstar trucks, including the legendary Gravedigger, will compete in Racing and the fan-favorite Freestyle competition.  Ticket options will allow fans to meet the drivers and see the trucks up close! Free passes available at Jacksonville area Southern Ford Dealers beginning January 25th. Patrons must have an event ticket along with Pit Pass to enter. Tickets are available at the Tom Bush Family of Dealers Box Office located at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, all Ticketmaster Retail Outlets, online at or Charge By Phone at (800) 745-3000. Tickets available at EverBank Field show day only.

March 8 – JANET JACKSON: UBNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR Janet’s Jackson’s tour’s not only Unbreakable, it is now unstoppable thanks to her fans across North America. The recent BET Awards’ Ultimate Icon honoree, multiple Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist announced a 2nd North American leg to her Unbreakable World Tour with an additional 27 new cities added to what has become one of the most highly-anticipated international tours. Janet has been listening to her fans and their overwhelming response to both her new music and her tour. Doors for this event will open at 6:30pm.

RIHANNA: ANTI WORLD TOUR  For the first time in three years, Rihanna will be setting off on tour in North America come February 2016. The international pop star will be supporting her new album on the road with more than 30 concert dates booked at arenas across the U.S. and Canada.  The 2016 Rihanna tour will be the singer’s first headlining trek since her 2013 Diamonds World Tour. Her new album, “Anti,” is also her first album in three years. It will follow the 2012 release of “Unapologetic,” her first album to hit No. 1 in the U.S. Due out on Nov. 27, “Anti” features the previously released hit singles “BBHMM” and “FourFiveSeconds.”

June 29 – JUSTIN  BIEBER: WORLD PURPOSE TOUR  With back-to-back worldwide smash hit singles and anticipation for his new studio album PURPOSE, global superstar Justin Bieber has announced his 50+ city PURPOSE WORLD TOUR kicking off in Seattle in March, 2016. The hype around Bieber’s new music continues with the smash successes of “Sorry” and “What Do You Mean?” which was crowned Justin’s first #1 on Billboard’s all-format airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot 100 the week of its release, selling over 335,000 units digitally in the U.S. that week. Bieber premiered the tracks “The Feeling” and “Love Yourself”; the former features indie breakout pop singer Halsey and the latter was co-written with Ed Sheeran. General public tickets for all shows available at, the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Office located at the Veterans Memorial Arena, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.

Feb 25 – JEFF DUNHAM: PERFECTLY UNBALANCED INTERNATIONAL TOUR Jeff Dunham, the wildly popular and internationally acclaimed comic/ventriloquist is loading up the bus along with his cast of characters and heading to the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Dunham has carved a unique corner in the comedy world that’s as funny as it is popular. The New York Times Magazine declared Jeff Dunham “the most successful comedian working in America.”  He has been named Pollstar’s #1 Comedy Tour in North America for three years running as well as their Top Worldwide Tour for two years in a row and has set the record for viewership on Comedy Central.


Museum of Science and History, Photo by Fran Ruchalski, MOSH, Southbank, Jacksonville, FL
Museum of Science and History, Photo by Fran Ruchalski


MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY – The Museum of Science & History inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. MOSH is grateful for friends like you whose support nurtures the Museum in countless ways. MOSH membership benefits include Free annual admission to the Museum of Science & History, Free admission to members’ exhibit previews with special programming, Invitation to exclusive members’ events, Early invitation to MOSH programs such as Bella Luna and LEGO Competition and discounts at the gift shop, birthday parties, programs and ticketed events and half price admission to the Bryan Gooding Planetarium. Membership levels vary from Atom, Molecule, Compound and Alloy. Call 396-MOSH (6674), ext. 234 for details.

CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS The Cummer Museum offers a perfect blend of art, gardens, and education to inspire the imagination and provide excitement for all ages. With a fantastic lineup of exhibitions and programs for the entire family, Members have exclusive opportunities to enjoy fine art, historical gardens, and unique learning opportunities.  All members receive free annual admission to the Cummer Museum, exclusive exhibition opening events with live music, one drink ticket, and artist demonstrations, special invitations to programs and events and monthly digital newsletter, discount prices for concerts, lectures, Garden programs, and adult classes, discounts at the Cummer Shop & the Cummer Café and free admission to more than 150 Southeast Reciprocal Museums. 899.6007,

MOCA JACKSONVILLE – The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA) is dedicated to creating a unique environment where our members can experience and enjoy contemporary art. Members have access to exclusive opportunities throughout the year to interact with innovative contemporary art exhibitions by regional, national and international artists. Core membership level benefits include: free general admission to the Museum, invitations to members-only exhibition preview receptions and special events, free admission to over 100 regional museums through the Southeastern Reciprocal Membership, early entry or premium seating at MOCA Public Programs, discounts in the museum gift shop, special event discounts to films and concerts and discounted rates for children’s Spring and Summer Art Camps and select Educational Programs.

ADVENTURE LANDING – Right now, you can purchase a 2016 waterpark season pass for just$89.99!  Plus, add a souvenir mug for only $7.99 and get $.99 refills all year long! Season passholders  will receive discounts on food and weekly specials on mini golf and other attractions, video game tokens and annual events like Haunt Nights, Polynesian Luau and WinterFest.


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