Creative Me ART Studio December Calendar
SPECIAL WINTER CLASSES, EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
Dec. 3rd: Mini Nutcracker Painting Workshop, 2pm-4pm, Ages 8+
Dec. 8th: Winter-Themed Family Fun Night, 6pm-7:30pm, Ages 4+
Dec. 9th: Parent’s Night Out, 6pm-9pm, Ages 5+
Dec. 10th: Ornament Painting, 12pm-5pm, Pick, Pay & Paint!
Dec. 12th: Wreath Making Workshop I, 10:30am-11:30am, Ages 12+
Dec. 14th: Wreath Making Workshop II, 6pm-7:30pm, Ages 12+
Dec. 15th: Cookies-N-Canvas, 6pm-8pm, Ages 8+
Dec. 16th: Ornament Painting, 12pm-8pm, Pick, Pay & Paint!
Dec. 22nd: Parent’s Night Out, 6pm-9pm, Ages 5+
Ongoing November 18-January 31
Night of Lights
St. Augustine glows with holiday magic from the ground to the rooftops. Selected by National Geographic in 2011 and 2012 as one of the 10 best holiday lighting displays in the world, St. Augustine’s Night of Lights features millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the nation’s oldest city. Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting reflects the city’s history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories. The lights are turned on at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 and come on a sunset each evening through January 31. Go to nightsoflights.com for more details.
Ongoing through January 7th
The Dressing Downton in Lightner Museum’s Grand Ballroom Gallery, 75 King St., downtown St. Augustine. **The gift shop features holiday items and Christmas ornaments! Dressing Downton, Changing Fashion for Changing Times is an exquisite exhibition of 36 costumes and accessories paired to perfection in engaging vignettes, immersed amongst Otto Lightner’s collection of turn of the century fine art and furniture. Admission is $19.99 for adults, $14.99 for military/students/seniors, $9.99 ages 12-17, and free for ages 11 and younger. Go to www.lightnermuseum.org/dressing-downton
Luminary Night at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
Enjoy children’s activities and holiday crafts, yuletide refreshments and live music, including a string quartet inside the Lighthouse tower and the St. Augustine High School choir led by Mr. Jeff Dodd. Guests also get a close-up look at the Lighthouse’s spectacular holiday decorations and lighting displays.
Take a walk through the town of Bethlehem and see how it might have looked on the night of Jesus’ birth. Seek out the lowly manger and the Christ Child. Hours are 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 10. at Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church, 4510 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra Beach. A cast of more than 200 people, plus live animals, portray the residents, merchants and craftsmen. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Admission is FREE. Parking is $5 per vehicle at the PGA Tour lot off County Road 210, with FREE shuttles. Call 904-285-8225 or go to www.pvpc.com
St. Augustine B&B Holiday Tour
December 9th at 4
RiverTown's Winter Festival
Enjoy delicious food from our Food Trucks, visit with Santa, have your face painted, pick out sweet treats, and cuddle up a warm cup of cocoa from our hot chocolate bar while you watch classic holiday movies.These are just a few of the many things that we have planned for the evening
December 9 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Regatta of Lights!
St. Augustine’s annual Regatta of Lights begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 on Matanzas Bay, sponsored by the St. Augustine Yacht Club. View boats decorated in lights and holiday decor, all parading along the bayfront near the Bridge of Lions. Arrive early to find parking and a spot to watch the parade. Spectators can view the event for FREE. Call 904-824-9725 or go to www.staugustineyachtclub.com
December 7 at 10 AM to December 8 at 8 PM
Champagne & Shopping at the Cummer
Enjoy complimentary champagne and appetizers while shopping special artisan merchandise brought in just for this two-day event. Free admission.
St. Augustine Historic Inns Coastal Christmas Tour
The 24th Annual St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast Holiday Tour is features five days of festive hospitality, history, and holiday cheer. See more than 20 B&Bs and 10 bonus properties in St. Augustine’s many historic districts, all decorated for the holidays. This celebrated event has become a tradition in St. Augustine, showcasing the ancient city’s array of romantic inns decked out for the season and taste their restaurant partners samples. For tickets, go to www.staugustinebandbtour.com
Dec 14 at 10:30 PM to Dec 15 at 11:30 AM
The History of Chocolate and Tastings
Lightner Museum/The Lightner Museum welcomes world-renowned food historian, James Beard-nominated author, and television personality, Francine Segan to present "Munch, Mingle, and Maticulate". Segan will explore chocolate’s history, starting with its New World origins. Journey to Europe and learn how it evolved from a grainy bitter brew into the treat we know and love today. Learn how chocolate goes from bean to bar as you are guided through a tasting of various types of fine chocolates.
The Santaland Diaries
Apex Theatre presents “The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris” with musical guest Duffy Bishop at 8 p.m. Dec. 15-16 in the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $20. NPR favorite David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries” is a hysterical retelling of one man’s experiences working as an elf at Macy’s Santaland. “The Santaland Diaries” contains mature content and language. Go to pvconcerthall.com
December 16th 12 PM - 10 PM
Carrera Wine Cellar Storewide Holiday Sale
Carrera Wine Cellar - 35 San Marco Ave, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084
Over 250 selections of imported and domestic wines in stock for your shopping pleasure! Prices starting as low as $3 a bottle! Take advantage of this great sale to stock up on your holiday wine needs, or better yet, for the upcoming year!
It’s A Wonderful Life
Apex Theatre presents the Christmas classic “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” at 8 p.m. Dec. 21-22, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 23 in the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $25. This beloved American holiday classic will come to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealist George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful night. Go to pvconcerthall.com
December 21 at 7:30 PM - 10 PM
A Christmas Carol
Times Union Center. Woven throughout this classic tale are beautiful new arrangements and moving renditions of holiday songs such as “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Wassail Wassail,” “Good Christian Men Rejoice,” “Away in a Manger,” “Greensleeves,” “The Boar’s Head Carol” and many more. Featuring a cast of 23 performers, live musicians, and Broadway-style scenery and costumes, audiences cherish this sumptuous holiday classic.
December 31 at 6:30 PM - 1 AM
New Year’s Eve Gala Alahambra
Champagne reception & hors d’oeuvres. Four-course table-served surf & turf dinner. Midnight champagne toast & balloon drop. Our famous Midnight Breakfast Buffet. Featuring The Legend of Johnny Cash starring Philip Bauer (The Highwaymen, Music Series 2015). With dancing all night to the live music of Crescendo Amelia Big Band and the culinary magic of Executive Chef DeJuan Roy, you don’t want to miss ringing in the new year at the Alhambra!
Creative Me Art Studio Winter Wonderland ART CAMP
January 2nd – 5th
Choose a time session:
9:00am - 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm $30 per child, per day/session
Ages 5+ Drop the kids off for some creative fun!
Call the studio @ 904-770-2222
Or visit our website www.CreativeMeArtStudio.com
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