Nov. 21: Holly Jolly Shopping Spree offers Uptown St. Augustine experience

HJSS_Uptown_Logo_2015From Colonial St. Augustine Foundation

St. Augustine, FL — Get a head start on holiday shopping on the Holly Jolly Shopping Spree on Nov. 21 in uptown St. Augustine. This annual event offers a chance to find thoughtful gifts and seasonal clothing in uptown shops, galleries, boutiques and restaurants (gift certificates!).

Colonial St. Augustine Foundation organizes the unique event each year. The sixth annual Holly Jolly Shopping Spree will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21.

Gifts, holiday decorations, and other special treasures will be there for the picking. It’s also an opportunity to support local Uptown businesses who so generously support our community.

Don’t miss the inaugural “Bloody Mary Kickoff,” a unique taste hosted at 9 a.m. by The Spice and Tea Exchange at 167 San Marco Ave.

After your spicy exchange, you’ll catch a sightseeing trolley (Old Town Trolley Tours) for a journey designed specially for you — a whirlwind shop-a-thon that meanders from along San Marco Avenue, with lots of stops along the way. Oh, and there’s a scheduled layover at Raintree Restaurant. That’s where you’ll be served a tasty lunch. You will have a chance to win raffle prizes (sponsored by Spanish Dutch Convoy, Leather Goods & Bags) and bid on fab silent auction items.

The ticket price is only $47.  The cost includes the trolley ride, lunch, swag bag (sponsored by Spanish Dutch Convoy) samples, and special offers from our community retailers. Reservations can be made online at

Participants meet and park at the Old Jail located on San Marco Avenue. We are limited to 300 guests, so make your reservation early.  If you have questions, you may call 904-495-5292.

Our wonderful retailers are offering shopper discounts, special purchases to benefit the foundation, and a variety of tasty snacks.  A great day of fun and camaraderie awaits.  Invite your friends, relatives and other savvy shoppers you know.

This year, a portion of the proceeds will be used to award scholarships to “Ancient City Explorers (ACE),” an interactive history camp for elementary school students. ACE is a partnership between the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum and Investing in Kids (INK).

Participating retailers: 360 Boutique, A Step Back in Time, Anchor Boutique, Antique Emporium, Claire’s Collectibles, Coastal Traders, Cool & Collected, Declaration & Co., dhd HOME, ETC., Frozen Flamingo, Goldfinch Boutique, Hide Tide Gallery, Juniper Market, Luli’s Cupcakes, Magnolia Supply, Menorcan Square, Neff Jewelers, Old City Bathecary, Philosophie Salon & Apothecary, Raintree Restaurant, Salon Emporium, Sea Cove Gifts, Shaffer Gallery, Spanish Dutch Convoy, The Bead Chick, The Painted Lady, The Spice & Tea Exchange, and West to East.

Title Sponsors: BNM Autos • Sponsors: Berkshire Hathaway, Donna Matthews, Realtor®; Herbie Wiles Insurance; Hue & Co.; Jax Beaches Family Dentistry, Old Town Trolley Tours; Mint Magazine, Amber Payne; Raintree Restaurant; Spanish Dutch Convoy; Spice & Tea Exchange;

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