BEACH BLAST OFF
Dec. 31:Â Kick off 2016 in seaside style at theÂ St. Johns County OceanÂ pier,Â 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Voted the Best Family New Yearâ€™s Event in Florida, Beach Blast Off features food, lots of live music, aÂ Kids Zone, and fireworks! The event is 4 toÂ 10 p.m. and includesÂ a fireworks display at 8:30 p.m.Â Admission is FREE.Â Call 904-669-5670 or go toÂ www.beachblastoff.com
THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER AT LIMELIGHT
Dec. 31:Â Spend New Yearâ€™s Eve atÂ LimelightÂ Theatre! All tickets are $50 and include pre-show hors dâ€™oeuvres, champagne toast with cast, and desserts during a 30-minute intermission of The BestÂ ChristmasÂ PageantÂ Ever! Party begins at 6:30 p.m., and show starts at 7:30 p.m. For reservations, callÂ 904-825-1164Â or go toÂ limelight-theatre.orgÂ and pick your seats.
New Yearâ€™s Eve menu
- Italian Herb and Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms
- BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites
- Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
- Beef & Bleu Crostinis
- Salmon Crostinis
- Fruit and Vegetable Platters
- â€¨Assorted Desserts
CORAZON CINEMA & CAFE MOVIE NIGHT
Dec. 31: Head over to The Corazon Cinema and Cafe, 36 Granada St., for a NewÂ Year‘sÂ Eve movie package. The $15 admission will include a beverage of your choice and popcorn, along with a screening of Date Night starring Steve Carrell and Tina Fey, starting atÂ 7:30 p.m. You’ll be out in plenty of time to watch the ball drop and see the fireworks! Go toÂ www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
LOCAL HEROS MASQUERADE BALL
Dec. 31: Join Local Heros, 18 Saint George St.,Â for theÂ 3rd Annual Masquerade Ball in downtown’s largest venue.Â Dance the night away under the stars to the sounds of the city’s top DJs playing all the hits of the year.Â Don’t have a mask? No problem! FREE masks available for those that arrive before 11Â p.m.Â FREE Champagne toast at midnight.
- Dress to ImpressÂ (our photographer will be there to capture the night so look your best)
- Door open at 9pm
FLAGLER COLLEGE NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA
Dec. 31: Ring in the New Year at the former Hotel Ponce de Leon with an evening of historic elegance â€”Â dining and dancing the night away. Flagler College’s New Year’s Eve Gala takes place in the Ponce de Leon Dining Hall from 8 p.m. toÂ 1 a.m. at Â 74 King St., St. Augustine. Black tie or Black & White Masquerade attireÂ is encouraged.Â The evening will include cocktail hour, dinner and dessert buffets, open bar, dancing, and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $200 per person and benefit the Flagler College Scholarship Fund. Call 904-829-6481Â or go toÂ www.flagler.edu/newyearseveball
BLACK RAVEN PIRATE SHIPÂ ON NEW YEAR’S EVE
Dec. 31: Celebrate the New Year in grand style aboard the pirate ship Black RavenÂ Pirate Ship.Â Sail along with the happy crew while enjoying high-caliber entertainment, contests, door prizes, food, and full bar.Â The cruise departs at 10:30 p.m. from the St. Augustine City Marina,Â 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine.Â Tickets are $75 each. Call for reservations,Â 904-826-0000. Go to www.blackravenadventures.com
NIGHTS OF LIGHTS
Nov. 21-Jan. 31:Â Nights of Lights, which includes more than 2 million lights on City of St. Augustine buildings and businesses, continues through Jan. 31, 2016. The switched was flipped on Nov. 21, and the trolleys runÂ Nov. 22 through the first week of January (see listings below).
HOLLY JOLLY HOLIDAY TROLLEY
Nov. 22-Jan. 3: Hope on theÂ Holly Jolly Holiday Trolley to view the Nights of Lights. The trolleys depart from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 22 through Jan. 3 for a 30-Â minute tour of the oldest city. Cost is $12 for adults, and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Tours leave fromÂ the Visitors Information Center, 10 Castillo Drive. Call 904-829-3800 or go toÂ www.trolleytours.com
BIG RED CHRISTMAS TRAIN
Nov. 22-Jan. 5:Â All aboardÂ Ripleyâ€™s Red Trains for an amazing â€œlightseeingâ€ tour of the Oldest City, decked out with millions of white lights. All guests get a free pair of magic glasses guaranteed to make holiday magic appear before their very eyes. New this year: no-wait VIP tickets on Friday and Saturday nights that include a FREE carousel ride and allow guests to skip the lines and hop on the train at the time they reserved, and a winter carnival every Friday and Saturday night throughÂ Dec.Â 19 (SEE Winter Carnival details below). Go toÂ www.ripleys.com/redtrainsÂ for tickets.
Cost â€“ $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 and older
PRANCERS PUTT-PUTT (GOLF)
Nov. 22-Jan.Â 5:Â Nights of Lights ticket holders can play a round of mini golf for just a buck! The miniature golf course is located near the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Agenda Menendez.Â Tickets can be purchased atÂ www.ripleys.com/redtrains