St. Augustine Beach Holiday Tree Lighting Is Nov. 21

Holiday lights at St. Augustine Beach come to life Nov. 21.

Holiday lights at St. Augustine Beach come to life Nov. 21. Contributed image

By LORRAINE THOMPSON

The 2014 Surf Illumination Tree Lighting Festival at St Augustine Beach has a new date.  The annual holiday tree lighting will take place Friday, Nov. 21 at the St. Johns County Pier Park.

The annual free, family-friendly event presented by the St Augustine Beach Civic Association usually takes place in early December. Due to logistical conflicts with preparation for the Diva Half Marathon and 5K, the Civic Association opted to hold the event earlier than usual.

“We are excited about the date change,” said SABCA president Bill Jones.

“The date change creates synergy between our tree lighting on Friday night the 21st and the beginning of the Nights of Lights that begins in St Augustine on the next evening.”

Surf Illumination will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. at the St. Johns County Pier Park, 350 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach.

The free event will feature a visit from Santa, face painting, balloon twisting and a bounce house for children in addition to holiday music, 20 arts & crafts vendors, and Mayor Andrea Samuels will light the holiday tree at 6 p.m.

Visitors are reminded that parking at Pier Park is limited. Visitors can park on nearby Pope Road or on 16th Street.  For more information, visit www.thecivicassociation.org or call 904-347-8007

 

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