Nov. 18: Get a jump on holiday gifts at the Holly Jolly Shopping Spree

Shop locally for the holidays. Ride a trolley to Uptown shops, be jolly, and save.
For those savvy planners who want a head start on holiday shopping — a chance to find thoughtful gifts and seasonal clothing— Holly Jolly Shopping Spree is a unique event just for you.

The eighth annual shopping spree will be held on Saturday, November 18 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Gifts, holiday decorations, and other special treasures will be there for the picking. It is also an opportunity to support Uptown St. Augustine businesses who so generously support our community. Do not miss Carrera Wine Cellar’s Sparkling Soirée to kick off the spree. The soirée will be held at 167 San Marco Avenue from 9 to 10 a.m.

After mingling and sipping, catch a sightseeing trolley (Old Town Trolley Tours) for a journey designed specially for you—a whirlwind shop-a-thon that meanders along San Marco Avenue, with silent auction items and photobooth along the way. Oh, and there is a scheduled layover at Raintree Restaurant, where you will be served a tasty lunch and have a chance to win raffle prizes. A great day of fun and camaraderie awaits. Invite your friends, relatives and other savvy shoppers you know.

The ticket price is only $45 and tickets are available at

The cost includes a trolley ride, lunch, special discounts and offers from Uptown retailers, and donation to the selected beneficiary. Shoppers will vote on the beneficiary during brunch. The selected beneficiary will be announced and posted via social media at 3 p.m. on the day of the spree. Participants park and meet between 9 and 10 a.m. at Old Town Trolley Tours, 167 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. We are limited to 300 guests, so make your reservation early.

This year, Holly Jolly Shopping Spree accepted submissions from local organizations to be selected as the beneficiary of funds raised from the spree. Holly Jolly shoppers will vote on the winning beneficiary by ballot during brunch. The selected beneficiary will be announced at Carrera Wine Gallery at 4p on the day of the spree (November 18). Check presentation, photo, and press release will take place the following week.

See a list of participating retailers here

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