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Christmas in St. Augustine

St. Augustine Nights of Lights Celebration Starts Nov 23!

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In 2011, St. Augustine made the National Geographic Top 10 List of Places to See Holiday Lights. This year marks the 19th annual celebration, set to commence on Saturday, November 23! Light-up will be at 6:30. Stay tuned for prevent details.

See St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights display aboard Ripley's Red Trains. The tours start from Ripley's Believe IT or Not! Museum and include magic lightseeing glasses, snow, family friendly movies and marshmallow roasting. The tours are Sunday – Thursday 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 adults and $4.50 for kids. 19 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine. There are NO tours on December 25 and December 31.

The St. Augustine Art Association’s 48th Annual Art & Craft Fair on November 30 and December 1, will feature family fun, with award-winning artists, art demos, Kids Art Zone, cultural exhibits, great food, and live entertainment. Jewelry, pottery, glassworks, paintings and much more. Francis Field on West Castillo Drive, 824.2310, www.staaa.org

The Candlelight Tour at Villa Zorayda is something you absolutely will not want to miss! The Villa is beautifully decorated for the holidays with a spectacular Christmas Tree decorated in Zorayda's signature colors of red and gold center stage in the Court of Lions. Candles 100+ glow throughout the museum as you experience by way of guided tour this historic former home. Refreshments included! Reservations recommended, space limited, 829.9887, www.VillaZorayda.com

On December 14 and 15, St. Augustine Historic Inns Presents "Christmas Around the World" for the 20th Annual Bed and Breakfast Holiday Tour. On the evening of December 14, Casa will kick off the event with a Mardi Gras / Christmas in New Orleans type party. Advance tickets purchase from Casa de Solana required; this event is not part of the ticket price for the B&B tour itself. On December 15, Casa will open its doors for the Holiday Tour. As always, Harry's Seafood will cater Casa's part of the tour from 1 to 5 pm. Ticket prices for the town-wide B&B tour are limited, so get yours now!  

For a full list of Nights of Lights events, stay tuned to the official Nights of Lights website.

Casa once again is proud to offer its guests the following holiday extras!

Cozy Casa $99 (+ room rate)
Enjoy 2 mugs of homemade holiday cider (with a plate of warm gingerbread cookies made just for you) while sitting by the fire in our NEW PARLOR, followed by a romantic evening horse and carriage ride with pick-up at our front gate! Valid November 1 thru December 31, 2012.

A Very Merry Casa Christmas! $99 (+ room rate)
- A fresh holiday floral arrangement for your room
- Holiday dipped and decorated chocolate strawberries
- 2 special holiday mugs with Casa’s homemade hot cocoa mix
- 2 Holly Jolly Trolley Tour Tickets
Valid November 17 thru December 31, 2012

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus $99 per couple (+ room rate)
Exclusive use of our parlor from 7 to 8 pm for you and yours. Candle light, firelight, softly-playing holiday music, a bottle of sparkling cider, a holiday goodies plate, and a keepsake couples’ photo. Reservations required 24 hours in advance, based on availability, December 1 thru December 31, 2012.