Holiday Performing Arts Events in St. Augustine and St. Johns County

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

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

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 to RSVP your school. More details coming soon about the community show at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 7. TICKETS:

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.

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:

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: 

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

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:

St. Augustine Orchestra Concerts

December 15-16: The St. Augustine Orchestra is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Upcoming concerts will take place at December 15-16 at Lightner Museum. Details at

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 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 or 

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

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

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:

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

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