December events in St. Augustine & St. Johns County

DECEMBER EVENTS 

NIGHTS OF LIGHTS BIPLANE RIDES

Through January 31: Get an incredible view of Nights of Lights from a biplane with Vintage Biplane Rides — a spectacular way to view the 3 million lights illuminating St. Augustine, Florida! This event continues every night through January 31, 2022! Looking for an unforgettable experience or holiday gift? Book an adventure with Vintage Biplane Rides, which departs from the Northeast Florida Regional Airport, just 10 minutes north of St. Augustine’s historic district! RSVP: vintagebiplanerides.com

CONCERTS AT CAFE ELEVEN

December 14-March 31: Concerts are back at Cafe Eleven at St. Augustine Beach. Tickets are available at originalcafe11.com

THE LINEUP
Dec. 14: Mike Zito
Jan. 14: David Wilcox
Jan. 24: Adam Ezra Group
March 25: Keith Harkin
March 31: Griffin House

ST. AUGUSTINE SCAVENGER HUNTS

Thursday-Sunday each week:  Search for clues and solve puzzles with your very own group of family and/or friends on a St. Augustine Scavenger Hunt with The 13 Keys Scavenger and Mystery — and find 13 locations throughout the nation’s oldest city. Choose from a History Hunt, Haunted Hunt, or a Lovely Hunt and have a blast learning more about St. Augustine while exploring. Details at the13keys.com

FALL CANDLE-MAKING AT WHICHCRAFT CANDLE PARLOR

Thursday-Sunday each week: The WhichCraft Candle Parlor, located at 76 Spanish Street in downtown St. Augustine, offers soy wax candle-making sessions, complete with participants creating their own custom-fragranced candles, and learning to wick and pour the wax. Book online at whichcraftcandlebars.com

GHOST WALKS & PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIONS

Thursday-Sunday each week: Real haunts. Real history. Real paranormal.  A Night Among Ghosts is a fully investigative experience combining a captivating mix of deep rooted, researched histories and amazing haunted locations in St. Augustine, Florida. Group will reach beyond the history, as they attempt to communicate with those on the other side — utilizing intuitive techniques, Victorian Spiritualism practices, and modern paranormal equipment. Details at anightamongghosts.com

OLD TOWN CYCLE CRUISE

Thursday-Sunday each week: See St. Augustine from the water on this boat cruise that allows passengers to cycle their way from Vilano Beach to the historic downtown bayfront and beyond. For those who don’t want to cycle, just choose your favorite songs and BYOB! This cycle cruise becomes for adults only at night and is the perfect way to see Nights of Lights. Details at oldtowncyclecruise.com

Nights of Pints

November 19-January 31: Nights of Pints takes place in four St. Augustine breweries — Dog Rose Brewing Co., Old Coast Ales, Ancient City Brewing, and Bog Brewing Company. Purchase an official Nights of Pints 2021 T-shirt from any of those four locations and receive a punch card to have one free beer at each of the breweries from November 19 through January 31, coinciding with St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights. 

Nights of Lights

November 20-January 31: The City of St. Augustine is adorned with more than 3 million lights during the holiday season. The lights come on every night through January 31. See the lights by foot, trolley, red train, carriage ride, walking tour, golf cart tour, boat tour, helicopter or biplane ride! More details here. 

Christmas at the Farm at Sykes Family Farms

November 26-December 18: Enjoy a hayride through through a Christmas light display at Sykes Family Farms, 5995 Brough Rd., in Elkton. Bring the family, sip on hot chocolate or apple cider while roasting s’mores over the large fire pit. Mr. & Mrs. Claus are visiting from the North Pole so be sure to get some great pictures. A children’s play area includes bounce pads, swings and tube slides. Admission is $15 per person, Fridays & Saturdays, 6-11 p.m. through December 18. Visit www.sycofarms.com/christmas-on-the-farm/

Lighthouse Illuminations – 21 themed trees

November 30- January 1:Discover twenty-one uniquely decorated trees, each with a distinct theme, at this special after-hours event. Explore the Keepers’ house and grounds illuminated by lights and garlands, and enjoy a sensational view of the lighthouse’s night mark. Tickets are $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for children ages 12 and under. For more information regarding ticket availability and pricing, visit www.staugustinelighthouse.org

Luminary Night at the St. Augustine Lighthouse

December 1: The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum will host the FREE Luminary Night from 6-9 pm Wednesday, December 1 on the lighthouse grounds. View thousands of luminaries and have the chance to climb the tower at night while getting a glimpse of Nights of Lights from above! Santa, live music by local performing groups, holiday crafts, and seasonal treats will also be part of the event. In the spirit of giving, please bring a non-perishable food item to donate.

The Wood Brothers at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

December 1: Doors open at 7 p.m., performance starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $37.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com/events

The Outlaws at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

December 2: Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45.50-$105.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com/events

A Christmas Story at Limelight Theatre

December 3-23: Take a trip down memory lane with this Christmas classic. $27 adults, $25 seniors, and $22 students. Performances run Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org.

Jingle Jog 5K and Reindeer Run

December 3: A timed chipped race through St. Johns Golf & Country Club. Participants receive a glow stick, glow necklace and a chocolate finisher’s medal. Registration is $10-$20. Race starts at 6 p.m. 205 St Johns Golf Dr., St. Augustine. www.runsignup.com/Race/FL/SaintAugustine

First Friday Art Walk 

December 3: Join Art Galleries of St. Augustine the first Friday of every month from 5-9 p.m. for new exhibits, refreshments and live music at many participating galleries. For easy mobility downtown, patrons and visitors can enjoy the complimentary shuttle service that runs from 6-9 p.m. provided by Old Town Trolleys. To use this service, shuttle stickers may be picked up at any participating AGOSA gallery. Shuttles can be boarded at any of the following stops: in front of Butterfield Garage and ArtBox, the Lightner Museum, Aviles Street, as well as in front of Bold Art Gallery near Hypolita Street. More details on this event at artgalleriesofstaugustine.com

Kilmeade Live: The President & The Freedom Fighter Tour  

December 3: Join Brian Kilmeade presents a motivational journey through America’s remarkable past. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $24.50-$150. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. www.pvconcerthall.com/events

Holiday Traditions Candlelight Tour at Ximenez-Fatio House Museum

December 3-4, December 10-11, December 17-18, December 31, January 1, and January 7-8: Holiday Traditions by Candlelight Tour at the circa 1798 Ximenez-Fatio House Museum in historic St. Augustine, Florida. Held during the festive Nights of Lights, this family-friendly nighttime event will feature holiday stories of the 1800s. The 45-minute tours will begin at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m. each night — December 3-4, December 10-11, December 17-18, December 31, January 1, and January 7-8. Tickets are $15 per guest. RSVP: www.ximenezfatiohouse.org/holiday2021

21st annual Reindeer Run

December 4: The 21st annual Reindeer Run happens just before the St Augustine Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 4. The race will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida. A true one-mile run, day of race registration begins at 8 a.m. on Castillo Drive near Ripley’s. Pre-register at www.bgcnf.org/events/reindeerrun

St. Augustine Christmas Parade

December 4: The 66th Annual St. Augustine Christmas Parade will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, December 4, 2021. The parade begins at the parking lot of the Mission Nombre de Dios off San Marco Avenue and continues south on Avenida Menendez along the bayfront, west on Cathedral Place, and north on Cordova Street. For more information or to volunteer, contact Linda Abbott at 904-824-4997.

WasabiCon’s Holiday Marketplace

December 4: WasabiCon’s Holiday Marketplace is a one-day event for fans of anime, cosplay and gaming to get together for shopping and socializing! This event will take place Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort. Featuring an exhibitors hall and holiday-themed programming with a festive vibe, attendees can shop for gifts for the season or even convert their favorite cosplay into a winter wonderland theme! Tickets are only $6 to attend and parking is free. More ​details can be found online at: www.wasabicon.com/jax/marketplace

St. Augustine PAL Day 2021

December 4: The Annual USO/St. Augustine PAL Military Appreciation annual event when local attractions offer free admission for all active-duty servicemen and their families. This is a proud local tradition in St. Augustine, and a wonderful opportunity to show appreciation to our troops and their families. Military personnel receive free parking at the Historic Downtown Parking Garage when they present a Military I.D. 904-778-2821 or visit jax.uso.org

Militia Muster at Fort Mose Historic State Park

December 4: Experience musket firing demonstrations from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 4 at Fort Mose Historic State Park. Youth are welcome to participate in Junior Militia training using handmade wooden toy muskets. This program is free. Visitor Center admission is $2. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine. Visit floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/fort-mose-historic-state-park

Inaugural West King Lighting Ceremony

December 4: It’s time to Get Lit and celebrate the holidays at the inaugural West King lighting of the historical West King Street neighborhood. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with light up at 5:30 p.m. West King Street businesses will be open, with live music and food trucks. This event is free. For more information, call 386-682-0245.

Colonial Night Watch & Torchlight Parade

December 4: Historic Florida Militia activities depicting 18th century combined Spanish, British, French, colonial militia and Native American military arts, culture and lifestyles throughout the day at the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George St., and Castillo de San Marcos, 1 S. Castillo Dr. The Night Watch Torchlight Parade begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 4, leaving from the Castillo de San Marcos down Saint George Street to the Governor’s House Cultural Center & Museum. This is a FREE event. 

Surf Illumination

December 4: This free holiday event from 4-7 p.m. at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park features a ceremonial lighting of the holiday tree, a visit from Santa, music, arts and crafts and children’s activities. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine 904-347-8007 www.sabevents.com

Villa Zorayda Candlelight Tours

December 4: Candlelight Tours at the Villa Zorayda Museum continue on select dates through December 30. Enjoy the museum at night with Christmas decorations and more than 100 candles inside. The event includes a grand Lighting of the Christmas Tree, cookies and punch will also be featured at this event. Visit villazorayda.com/candlelighttours for details and reservations.

2021 TOUR DATES

Saturday, December 4
Friday, December 10
Saturday, December 18
Monday, December 20
Monday, December 27
Tuesday, December 28
Thursday, December 30

Under the Streetlamp Hip to the Holidays

December 4: Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $61-$71. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com/events

The Dance Company’s Winter Spectacular

December 4-5:  Experience the magic and excitement of the holidays at the 8th Annual St. Augustine Winter Spectacular! Directed by Stephanie Burkhardt, Executive Artistic Director of The Dance Company, this production will kick-off the holiday season in the nation’s oldest city with over 100 live performers. The show features different scenes that comprise a family-friendly, entertaining storyline that follows a young girl’s journey during the holidays with a dance-based storyline including kicklines, ballerinas, tap dancers, acrobats, and musical theatre numbers. This original production will entertain all ages with its talented cast, dazzling costuming, and wide array of eye-catching scenery and quality live entertainment. Performances are in the beautiful Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College amidst the Nights of Lights at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 4; and 2 p.m. Sunday, December 5. Tickets are $15-$30 and can be purchased at staugustinewinterspectacular.com

2nd Annual Sandy Claus Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K

December 5: Time chipped events start at 6:30 a.m., half marathon and 10K start at 7a.m. from Nocatee Field Station next to Splash Park. Registration is $15-$70. 400 Nocatee Center Parkway, Ponte Vedra. https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/PonteVedra/SandyClauseHalfMarathon

Ancient City Baptist Church Tidings of Joy Choir Performance

December 5: The Sanctuary Choir of Ancient City Baptist Church will present the musical Tidings of Joy on at 11 a.m. December 5 during the morning service. Tidings of Joy is a musical created by Joseph M. Martin.The musical is filled with high-energy celebration songs, warm nostalgic moments, fresh contemporary settings, seasonal favorites, and meaningful worship moments. The work is called a Celtic Christmas Celebration because of the favorite tunes of Ireland, Scotland and Wales used by the composer/arranger.  The 30-voice choir is under the direction of Curtis Powell.  Guest narrator for the program is actress Chelsye P. Ginn. Soloists include vocalists from within the ACBC Sanctuary Choir;   Sharon Haszard and Cindy Pitts, and guest vocalists Jane Mathis and Carrie Thornton. A Celtic consort will accompany the choir. Ancient City Baptist Church is located in downtown St. Augustine on the corner of Sevilla and Carrera Streets.

The Lion King Jr. by Murray Middle at The Amp

December 7: The Lion King Jr. will be on stage Tuesday, December 7 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The field trip show for schools to attend will begin at 10:15 a.m. Please email JoAnn.Nance@stjohns.k12.fl.us to RSVP your school. More details coming soon about the community show at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 7. TICKETS: www.showtix4u.com/event-details/57726

A Peter White Christmas at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

December 8: Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show is at 8 p.m. Admission ranges from $66-$116.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com

Lightner Museum Holiday Market

December 9: Celebrate the holiday season at the Lightner Museum from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 9. Looking for the perfect holiday gifts for friends and family? Enjoy a curated selection of vendors at the Lightner Museum. Stop by and support local artisans, craftspeople, and small businesses, and shop for one-of-a-kind gifts. This year’s market will feature 33 local vendors, festive music by Raisin Cake Orchestra, and food & drink in the Radzinski Family Garden. Admission is free.

The Fab Four at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

December 9-10: Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $52-$93.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367. www.pvconcerthall.com

ELF The Musical

December 9-12: The Palatka High School Musical Theatre Department will present ELF The Musical at 7:30 p.m. December 9-11; and at 2:30 p.m. December 12 at C. L. Overturf Center Auditorium, 1100 S. 18th Street, in Palatka. Reservations can be made by calling Ralph’s House of Flowers at 386-325-4734 or purchase at the ticket window the day of the show. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Joe Bonamassa at The Amp

December 10: Gates open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $59-$249. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-209-0367 www.theamp.com

Saint Augustine Concert Band Christmas Concert

December 10: The Saint Augustine Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. December 10 at Pacetti Bay Middle School, 254 Meadow Lark Lane, St. Augustine, in the World Golf Village area. Tickets: staugband.org

Oak Outreach Winter Festival at Colonial Oak Music Park

December 10: Istoria, St. Augustine’s based blues, soul, rock and funk inspired quintet takes the stage at the Colonial Oak Music Park on Saint George Street in support of two great local organizations: Acres No-kill Animal Shelter and St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS). Show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Food and drink available for purchase. For more information, visit www.thecolonialoakmusicpark.com 

Piano concert by Maria Dolores Gaitan

December 11: Beaches Fine Art and St. Augustine Music Festival present world class pianist Maria Dolores Gaitan. In honor of the 1781 Tribute to the 240-year relationship between the US and Spain, Ms. Gaitan completes the American portion of an international tour in America’s Oldest City with an all-Spanish program from this renowned European concert pianist. This free performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. For more information, visit www.staugustinemusicfestival.org

St. Augustine Community Chorus – We Need A Little Christmas

December 11-12: The St. Augustine Community Chorus will perform “We Need a Little Christmas,” featuring familiar tunes, some new musical surprises, and The Messiah by the 80+ voice group. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 11; and 2 p.m. Sunday, December 12 in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 for adults; $12 for ages 11-17; and $5 for active military with ID. Children 10 and younger are admitted free. TICKETS: staugustinecommunitychorus.org 

A Country Christmas on the Farm at Wesley Wells Farm

December 11: A Country Christmas on the Farm will be held on December 11 at Wesley Wells Farm, 2680 Ada Arnold Road, Saint Augustine. Only pre-sale tickets will be available to this event on the farm that includes a Christmas story walk, Storytime with Elf on the Shelf, visits with Santa, photo opps, u-pick winter crops, and other seasonal offerings. Details at wesleywellsfarm.com

Holiday Night Market at St. Augustine Beach

December 11: Second annual Holiday Market at the Pier from 3-8 p.m. with local vendors offering gift items for sale. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine 904-471-2122 www.sabevents.com

Regatta of Lights

December 11: Watch the brilliant displays of brightly lit boats pass during the annual Regatta of Lights boat parade. The Regatta is free and starts at 6 p.m. 904-824-9725 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine www.staugustineyachtclub.com

Old Dominion at The Amp

December 11: Doors open at 6 p.m., performance is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $44-$104. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-209-0367 www.theamp.com

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

December 11: Doors open at 7 p.m., performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39-$63. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com

Bougie Market at First Look Artisan’s Market

December 12: Find holiday gifts at First Look Artisans Market, featuring local art, home decor, handcrafted trinkets, coffee, music, aromatherapy and other items made by local artists and artisans. The Bougie Market is held on the second Sunday of each month in the store and parking lot. Free admission and plenty of free parking. First Look, The Artisan’s Market is located across from the Old Jail at 162 San Marco Ave. Visit www.firstlookartisans.com

Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair

December 12: Celebrate the Holidays and shop for and-crafted items at the St. Augustine Garden Club Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival. There will be live wreaths, garland, floral centerpieces along with exquisite gift baskets, ornaments, Christmas décor, more. Cookies, jams, candies – all created by Garden Club members and available to purchase. Admission is free and the doors will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Garden Club of St. Augustine, 3440 Old Moultrie Rd., St. Augustine. Visit www.gardenclubofstaugustine.org

Exotic Bird Expo

December 12: Large Selection of birds, cages, toys, stands, feed and much more all in one place for sale to the general public at the Mark Lance National Guard Armory. Admission $5, children under 10 are free. 190 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. www.staugustineexoticbirdfair.com

Pecha Kucha: Perspective theme

December 14: Pecha Kucha is back! Join in at the Elks Lodge Outdoor Pavilion, 1420 A1A South, St. Augustine, on Tuesday, December 14 for an evening of electrifying local speakers. Cocktails at 6 p.m., speakers at 7 p.m., inspiration non-stop. Volume 14: The theme is Perspective. A $10 donation at the door is requested to help cover costs.

West King Wednesday

December 15: Every third Wednesday of the month, small businesses along West Augustine’s West King Street collaborate to share community and culture. Live music, artists, food and drink specials, and other deals and discounts are showcased from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Stay updated on Facebook

Holiday Pops with The Gainesville Orchestra

December 15: EMMA Concert Association will present the annual Holiday Pops Concert on Wednesday, December 15 with The Gainesville Orchestra performing popular holiday music. Tickets include free parking at the St. Johns County Council on Aging, with a complimentary shuttle to and from the venue. Tickets are available a emmaconcerts.com

Sounds of the Season with the St. Augustine Orchestra  

December 15: The 60th Anniversary of the St. Augustine Orchestra, Sounds of the Season features Holiday favorites; Sleigh Ride, Frosty the Snowman, Music from FROZEN, Carol of the Bells, Charlie Brown Christmas, Sleigh Ride, T’was the Night Before Christmas with special guest, narrator Lee Weaver and more. The performance is at 8 p.m. in the Lightner Museum pool area, once known as the world’s largest indoor swimming pool, a truly unique setting for an orchestral event. Entrance on Granada St. Tickets are $27.50 adults; $12 students; Youth 10 and under are free. Tickets: www.staugustineorchestra.com

Frozen Jr. at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

December 16-19: Apex Theatre Studio presents Frozen Jr. at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. December 16-17 and 2 p.m. December 18-19. Tickets are available at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Office or ticketmaster.com. Frozen Jr. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, bringing Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film and five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen Jr. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. Visit www.apextheatrejax.com or www.pvconcerthall.com 

The Nutcracker Ballet

December 18-19: The Saint Augustine Ballet presents the 13th Annual Nutcracker — a timeless classic featuring professional ballet dancers and dance students around the area. This holiday favorite will be staged December 18-19, 2021 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Visit saintaugustineballet.org

PERFORMANCES
1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 18
7 p.m. Saturday, December 18
2 p.m. Sunday, December 19

Noche de Navidad and Las Posadas at Mission Nombre De Dios (Live Nativity Event)

December 18-19: Celebrate Las Posadas commemorating the journey that Joseph and Mary made from Nazareth to Bethlehem at Mission Nombre De Dios. Each evening from 5 10pm there will be five tours for Las Posadas and two performances of the Living Nativity and Eucharistic Adoration. Eucharistic Adoration is not a performance; people will come and go during the time it is open. **Reservation is required ONLY for the Las Posadas Procession. All guests may participate with the Live Nativity, Cookies & Hot Cocoa and Eucharistic Adoration without a reservation. Admission is FREE! Make your Las Posadas Reservation here  

The Venardos Circus

December 18-January 2: This Broadway-style circus returns to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, from December 18 through January 2. Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos, the circus wraps world-class, animal-free circus acts info a Broadway musical-style format — dubbed “The American circus with the heart of a Broadway show.” Tickets: venardoscircus.com

Grinchmas Festival at Classic Car Museum

December 19: Santa is coming and he’s bringing the GRINCH! Join the holiday festivities at Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine, 4730 Dixie Hwy., St. Augustine. This fun-filled, family friendly event will feature vendors, food trucks, and other holiday activities. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a wonderful time. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. Admission is $10 for adults, and kids are admitted for free. More details on eventbrite here

Nutcracker Fantastique by Zoika’s Dance

December 22: Nutcracker FANTASTIQUE, an all-new holiday production,  blends classical ballet and contemporary dance styles including Hip Hop, Tap, Acro, and more! Experience Clara’s holiday dream, where toys, snow, treats, and flowers come to life in vibrant dance. Two performances will be held at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 22 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. Tickets are available at www.zoikasdance.com

Donna the Buffalo at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

December 30: Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29-$31. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com

New Year’s Eve Midnight Gala by Junior Service League

December 31: Ring in the new year with the The The Junior Service League of St. Augustine — hosting their annual New Year’s Eve Midnight Gala from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am on Friday, December 31! The event will take place at the beautiful Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park! The Paper City Hustlers will be on stage, and the event will feature heavy appetizers, decadent desserts, an open bar, and a champagne toast at midnight. Proceeds go to local nonprofits supported by the Junior Service League of St. Augustine. Tickets are available now at jslofstaugustine.org/about/events/gala-2/

Light Up the NIGHT! Fireworks & Beach Blvd. Block Party

December 31: Fireworks & Block Party to ring in the new year. The block party takes place throughout the day at businesses located along A1A. Live music and other specials, fireworks start at 8:30 p.m., A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine 904-295-2271 www.sabevents.com

First Coast Opera: Verdi’s La Traviata

December 31 and January 2: First Coast Opera presents Verdi’s La Traviata in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, in downtown St. Augustine. This is the perfect way to ring in the New Year. Tickets and details at firstcoastopera.com

ONGOING EVENTS

PICTURING A NATION ART EXHIBITION

American paintings and sculpture from the Lightner Museum’s collection. The collection presents a vibrant vision of America through late-19th and early 20th century American art. The exhibit runs through 2022. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $17 adults, $14 seniors and students, $10 ages 12-17, under 11 are free. 75 King St., St. Augustine. www.lightnermuseum.org.

FACES OF THE ALCAZAR

A glimpse of life behind-the-scenes at Henry Flagler’s Alcazar Hotel. Features documents fragmentary clippings from early-20th century motion picture magazines pasted to the walls of the Alcazar staff quarters who lived and worked at the hotel. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Tickets are $17 adults, $14 seniors and students, $10 ages 12-17, under 11 are free. 75 King St., St. Augustine. www.lightnermuseum.org

EVERY WEDNESDAY

WEDNESDAY PIER FARMERS MARKET

Offers oceanfront shopping at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park from 8 a.m.-noon. Vendors sell locally grown produce, baked goods, prepared foods, arts, crafts and more. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine 904-315-0952 www.wednesdaypierfarmersmarket.com

IMPROV NIGHT AT COLONIAL OAK

First Coast Comedy veteran professionals have no plan and willingly dive headfirst into almost any challenge the audience will throw at them, resulting in unforgettably hilarious moments. This family friendly show takes place 7:30- 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show. 21 St. George St., St. Augustine www.firstcoastcomedy.com

EVERY THURSDAY

COUNTRY NIGHT AT COLONIAL OAK

A variety of North Florida’s Best Country music free performances start at 7 p.m. 21 St. George St., St. Augustine. www.thecolonialmusicpark.com

THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET AT COCONUT BARREL

From 5-8 p.m. enjoy fresh food, live music, craft shopping & fun at the Coconut Barrel Artisan Market. 3175 U.S. Highway 1 South, St. Augustine. www.coconutbarrel.com/pages/farmers-market

FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK

Th Art Galleries of St. Augustine extend their hours to 9 p.m. to feature new exhibits, refreshments and live music at many participating galleries. Tour maps are available at participating galleries or online. 904-373-8697 www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com

ARTWALK RECITAL AT CATHEDRAL BASILICA

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine hosts a free monthly concerts. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The performance begins at 6 p.m. 38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine 904-824-2806 www.thefirstparish.org

SECOND FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH

EVENINGS ON AIRSTREAM ROW

A concert under the stars featuring St. Augustine’s most talented entertainers from 6-8 p.m. 190 Vilano Rd., St. Augustine. www.vilanobeachfl.com/events.

EVERY SATURDAY

ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE FARMERS MARKET

More than 100 booths loaded with local produce, flowers, baked goods, handmade arts and crafts and more from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-315-9252 www.theamp.com/community

FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

GUIDED HIKE AT GTM RESEARCH RESERVE

From 9-11 a.m., a guided hike to learn about the cultural history and natural biodiversity of the Guana Peninsula. Starts at GTM Research Reserve’s Trailhead Pavilion west of Dam. Wear comfortable closed toe shoes. $3 per vehicle parking fee. Reservations are required. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach www.gtmnerr.org/visit/events

MILITIA MUSTER AT FORT MOSE

Experience free musket firing demonstrations from 9-11:30 a.m. at Fort Mose Historic State Park. This program is free. Visitor Center admission is $2. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine 904-823-2232www.fortmose.org

BARREL RACING AT FAIRGROUNDS

Saddle up and head over to the St. Johns County Fairgrounds for monthly barrel, pole and other timed speed horse events at 1 p.m. Admission is free for spectators. 5840 S.R. 207, Elkton 904-588-8017 www.sjchc.org

SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH

BOUGIE MARKET AT FIRST LOOK ARTISANS MARKET

Artisan’s Market from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. features local art, trinkets, coffee, music, aromatherapy and more. 162 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. www.firstlookartisans.com

THIRD SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH

THIRD SATURDAY VILANO MARKET

From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. local artisans wares, local produce, flowers, baked goods, handmade arts and crafts and more. 190 Vilano Rd., St. Augustine 904-547-1141. www.vilanobeachfl.com/events

HUGUENOT CEMETERY TOUR

Tour the first cemetery in St. Augustine dedicated for Anglo-American civilians from 1821-1884. Admission is free, and donations are encouraged. Tours are from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 3 Cordova St., St. Augustine 904-829-6451 www.memorialpcusa.org/visitors/huguenot-cemetery

TOLOMATO CEMETERY TOUR

Tour the oldest extant planned cemetery in Florida with burials from 1565 to 1763. Admission is free, and donations are encouraged. Tours are from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 14 Cordova St., St. Augustine 904-257-3273 www.tolomatocemetery.com

CRUISE IN – St. Augustine Cruisers at Classic Car Museum 

Cruise in and check out the classics during the monthly St. Augustine Cruisers Car Club Cruise-In from 5-7 p.m. There will be music, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. 4730 Dixie Hwy South, St. Augustine 904-806-4625 www.ccmstaug.com

JANUARY EVENTS

The Fabulous Thunderbirds & Kim Wilson with The 77’s 

January 6: Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $38-$58. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com/events

A Shayna Maidel at Limelight Theatre

January 14-February 6: A powerful drama about two sisters trying to reconnect after years of separation due to the rise of the Nazis. Tickets are $27 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $22 for students. Shows are Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine.904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org

Puddles Pity Party at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

January 14: Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $34.50-$59.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. www.pvconcerthall.com/events

St. Augustine Film Festival

January 20-23, 2022: The Saint Augustine Film Festival will take place January 20-23, 2022 on the Flagler College campus and at venues throughout St. Augustine. Tickets will go on sale in November 2021. Stay updated at www.staugfilmfest.com

Lee Ann Womack at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

January 20: Doors open at 7 p.m., show is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39.50-$67.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com

Matanzas 5K & Fun Run

January 22: This race through downtown St. Augustine along the Matanzas River.5K begins at 8 a.m. and the free fun run begins at 9:15 a.m. Registration ranges $30-$35. 25 West Castillo Dr., St. Augustine www.matanzas5k.com

JD Simo & GA-20 at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

January 23: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $21-$31. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com

Gaelic Storm at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

January 28: Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29.50-$49.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com

Leo Kottke at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

January 30: Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $34.50 – $54.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 904-209-0399 www.pvconcerthall.com.

Lincolnville Porch Fest

February 19, 2022: Live music on 30+ porches of historic homes in the Lincolnville neighborhood of downtown St. Augustine will take place on Saturday, February 19. More details will be announced in the coming months. Stay updated at lincolnvilleporchfest.org

St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival

February 25-26, 2022: Experience a weekend of events featuring Spanish wine. This tasty event connects St. Augustine to our city’s Spanish heritage through a series of special events that feature Spanish wine, cuisine and culture. For more information visit www.spanishwinefestival.com

Lighthouse 5K & Fun Run

March 5, 2022: Join the Junior Service League of St. Augustine on Saturday, March 5 for the 38th Annual Lighthouse 5k & Fun Run. Managed by RaceSmith, Inc., the Lighthouse 5k is a chipped race that serves as a qualifier for the famed Gate River Run. Start time is 4:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Register here

Lighthouse Night Fest

March 5, 2022: Lighthouse Night Fest will grant FREE admission to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum on Saturday, March 4 from 4 to 8 p.m., with exhibits, activities, and the Lighthouse tower open for the public. The annual Lighthouse 5k & Fun Run will take place at 4:30 p.m. (see details below). Go to staugustinelighthouse.org or stay updated on Facebook.

St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

March 12-13, 2o22: The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival features world famous Celtic bands, a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting, Highland games, Celtic artisans and food, live music on two stages, and a variety of entertainment. The festival is held at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. The event also includes the St. Augustine St. Patrick’s Day parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12. Tickets are available at CelticStAugustine.com

St. Augustine St. Patrick’s Parade

March 12, 2022: A celebration of the Emerald Isle’s most revered saint. Northeast Florida’s ONLY St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 10 a.m.Saturday, March 12 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. The parade travels down Orange Street to Avenida Menendez (the bayfront), then to Cathedral Place, next on Cordova Street, then back to Orange Street. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to claim a spot along the parade route, then follow the parade to the Celtic Festival at Francis Field. Details at CelticStAugustine.com

Unidos en La Musica: A Latin American Festival  

May 7, 2022: In 2019, this event made history by bringing the firstt Latin American Festival ever to America’s Oldest City — St Augustine, Florida. The festival is kid-friendly, so bring your whole family to experience a day filled with Latin Music, Dance, Workshops, Art, Games, Food & Adult Beverages! Performances, activities, workshops, and schedules will be announced throughout the year. We have limited space so Purchase your tickets today!!! Event is Rain or Shine. Ticket prices are $10 general admission and $60 for VIP.  Musical & Dance groups will be performing on and off the main stage throughout the day with a mixture of styles ranging from across Latin America. Cultural Exhibitions will be an exciting way to learn about various Latin American Cultures. Five artists will participate in the Mural Exhibition. The VIP section in 2019 sold out with with 350 passionate fans that enjoyed performer meet & greets, front of stage access, private seated and standing tables under the canopy, private bathrooms with A/C, private access to the VIP Bar, and creative Latin American Inspired Hors d’ oeuvre supplied by a Local Chef. For 2022, the VIP area will be expanded to 500 with more activities and private performances,  which will be announced. Visit unidosenlamusica.com

AREA MARKETS

Wednesday Market at the St. Augustine Beach Pier

Every Wednesday: Fresh produce, arts and crafts, and prepared food from local vendors is available from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. More than 40 vendors offer a variety of items including paintings, photography and jewelry. Facebook page

Coconut Barrel Farmers Market

Every Thursday: Coconut Barrel will hold a Farmers Market on select dates at 3175 US 1, Saint Augustine, FL 32086. This artisan market opens its parking lot each week for produce vendors, food trucks, artists and artisans. Stay updated on the Facebook page

St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market

Every Saturday: Find fresh produce, plants, bread, cheese, handmade products, fine art and crafts from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, just south of the lighthouse. Also at the market, art classes and live music. Free parking and admission. Facebook page

Salt Air Farmers Market

Every Sunday: The Salt Air Farmers Market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday year-round at the Marineland Marina, 101 Tolstoy Lane, from A1A South, across the street from Marineland Dolphin Adventure. The market features locally grown produce, seafood, bread, fruit, honey, soaps, tide clocks, art and more. Free admission and parking. Go to www.saltairfarmersmarket.com or the Facebook page

Nocatee Market

Third Saturday: The Nocatee Farmers Market features more than 70 vendors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every third Saturday of the month in the Nocatee community. Free admission and parking in the Nocatee community in Ponte Vedra Beach. Go to www.nocatee.com for details.

 

 

 

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