ALACHUA ‒ The City of Alachua’s Recreation and Culture Department has been in the holiday spirit! This past weekend, Legacy Park Multipurpose Center hosted The Nutcracker performed by Dance Alive National Ballet. Guests from near and far attended the spellbinding performance. The dancers were breathtaking and ballet set on Christmas Eve was the perfect precursor to the holiday season.

Don’t feel down if you missed it, since you can catch this magical performance at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Gainesville this December. You can find information about the performance at https://performingarts.ufl.edu

Other holiday events coming up include the Annual Tree Lighting on Main Street happening Friday, Dec. 1 from 4-8 p.m. There are all kinds of activities planned for this event, including pictures with Santa, that you can RSVP for. You can make this request at www.christmasonmainstreetalachua.com. There will also be the annual Christmas Parade on Main Street. This event will take place on Dec. 9 from 2-3 p.m., so, come on out and enjoy the holiday fun.

ACTFOR and 399 Sports and Recreation Volleyball tournaments were hosted at Legacy Park Multipurpose Center this past week as well, finishing up right before Thanksgiving break. Congratulations to all of the teams that participated for another great season. Thanks also to the dedicated volunteers, organizers, parents, coaches, officials and players for making this another successful season. ACTFOR and 399 Sports and Recreation volleyball spring season registration will begin in January, so keep your eyes open if you are interested in playing.

Legacy Park Multipurpose Center offers an array of youth sports. Registration for spring sports season will begin popping up online this December for baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer and more. You can access the information, links to partner websites, and registration forms at https://www.cityofalachua.com/government/recreation-culture.

Legacy Park Multipurpose Center also hosts free Zumba classes, senior crafts, and more. Remember to visit the website and Facebook page to stay up to date on all exciting upcoming events.

Legacy Park Multipurpose Center Gymnasium will be closed Nov. 23 and Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving, but the outdoor areas will be open.

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