In 2011, St. Augustine made the National Geographic Top 10 List of Places to See Holiday Lights. This year marks the 20th 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 49th Annual Art & Craft Fair on November 29 and 30, more than 150 artists from around the country during the Thanksgiving weekend. Featuring 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, Saturday 10a-5p and Sunday 10a-430p, Admission is $1, 904.824.2310, www.staaa.org or www.staugustineartfesitval.com
Nights of Lights Cruise Novemeber 21, 2014 to January 21, 2015 visit www.JaxWaterTours.com. The holiday majic of St. Augustine's enchanting Nights of Lights from the comfort of the Osprey Tour Boat. A leisurely cruise departs daily from the Vilano Beach Pier. (reservations recommended)
60th Annual St. Augustine Christmas Parade December 6th, 2014, 904.824.4997, The annual parade is one oth largest in North Florida, includes floats, marching bands and of course our friendly and jolly man in a red suit!
46th Annual Garden Club Christmas Tour of Homes December 7th, 2014 This annual tour showcases holiday decorations at some of St. Augustine's most outstanding private homes. This year's theme is "Christmas in the Ancient City." The tour is is from 12N-5P and tickets may be purchased in advance and based on availability. 904.797.0660 Garden Club
On December 12 and 13, St. Augustine Historic Inns Presents "The Music of Christmas" for the 21st Annual Bed and Breakfast Holiday Tour. This is a two-day tour our doors are open for your enjoyment. Please visit our www.staugustinebandbtour.com for tickets and event details. On the evening of December 12, 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 12, 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.
Regatta of Lights December 13, 2014 hosted by St. Augustine Yacht Club
St. Augustine Bayfront, Avenida Menendez, 904.824.9725. A holiday parade of motorized vessels, sailboats, trawlers, shrimp boats and more are decorated with brilliant light displays to whimsical themes. The boat parade set sail at 6p and the boats light up St. Augustine's Mantanzas Bay between the Bridge of Lions and the Castillo de San Marcos.