Holiday Fun Guide
JANUARY 31, 2022
NIGHTS OF LIGHTS
Enjoy St. Augustine glowing with holiday magic - from the ground to the rooftops. Known as one of the 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. Enjoy every evening beginning at dusk.www.floridashistoriccoast.com/nights-lights
DECEMBER 3 & 7
DECEMBER FEATURED ARTIST
AT BUTTERFIELD GARAGE
Born a fourth generation Floridian, Sam Kates continues to search for subjects that harken back to “old Florida”. His paintings of ancient sand dunes and rust stained shrimp boats depict what he discovers in coastal state parks and in the few remaining old Florida communities like Cedar Key, Carrabelle, East Point and Apalachicola. 5-7 p.m. on December 3rd, and the artist talk will be at 6 p.m. (First Friday). Kates will also be at the gallery all day December 7th from 11-5 p.m. 137 King Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Contact: Cindy Wilson 904-825-4577
FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK
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. 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. Tour maps are available at participating galleries or online. 904-373-8697. www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com/first-fridayart-walk
Experience St. Augustine's annual Christmas Parade with floats, marching bands, cars, horses and the arrival of Santa. The parade starts at 9 a.m. by the Mission Nombre de Dios off San Marco Avenue and continues through the downtown streets of historic St. Augustine. 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM For more information email LAevents7@gmail.com.
PALM VALLEY BOAT PARADE
Enjoy this annual tradition of lighted boats to celebrate the holiday season in Ponte Vedra Beach. The parade route is seven miles of the Intracoastal and starts one mile south of the Palm Valley Bridge and travels north. It begins at 6 p.m. 904-395-5217 www.palmvalleyboatparade.com
"THE LION KING JR."
LIVE FROM THE AMP
Based on the much-loved animated classic, The Lion King Jr. follows young Simba on his coming of age journey from frisky cub to leader of the Pridelands. This 80-minute, family-friendly musical features hits including “Circle of Life,” “Hakuna Matada,” and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight.” Doors open at 6 p.m., performance begins at 6:30 p.m. at The AMP, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets are $15, $10 for students. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/557776968856281
Join us for our first CENTERED women's retreat for mindful connection and meditation. These sessions are designed to bring women together to create connection with others and themselves. 10am-12pm @ Awetism Wonderland, 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine FL 32095. Contact@awetismwonderland.com
WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY CONCERT
Join the St Augustine Community Chorus as we welcome the season with our Annual Holiday Concert at the Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine. We will be performing on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. We invite you to celebrate the Holidays with us as we sing in the season with a program that includes some old standards with new twists, selections from The Messiah, and many other pieces that are sure to get you and your family in the holiday spirit. 38 Cathedral Place, St Augustine, FL 32084. Contact: Dawn Carole McGee, 859-492-6360. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org
REGATTA OF LIGHTS
Join the community on the bayfront north of the Bridge of Lions for the annual Regatta of Lights boat parade. Watch the brilliant displays of brightly lit boats pass by decorated in everything from whimsical to patriotic themes. The Regatta is free and open to the public and starts at 6 p.m.
December 10, 11
Community Nutcracker presents the 30th anniversary performance of The Nutcracker Ballet at the Florida Theatre. Performances include Friday, December 10th at 7:30pm; Saturday December 11th Matinee at 1:00pm; Galla performance at 7:30pm. Purchase tickets at the Florida Theatre box office. For more information visit www.jaxnutcracker.org or call 904-355-2787.
EXOTIC BIRD EXPO
9am to 4pm. Large Selection of birds, cages, toys, stands, feed and much more all in one place for sale to the general public. Come join us for a day full of fun ask the vendors find out which is the right bird for you what toys, cages or feed is best for your feathered friend. Admission $5.00 Children under 10 Free. The event takes place at the Mark Lance National Guard Armory, 190 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. For more information, visit www.staugustineexoticbirdfair.com
TO DECEMBER 19
APEX THEATRE PRESENTS: FROZEN JR. AT PONTE VEDRA CONCERT HALL
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. Doors open one hour prior to showtime and tickets are $28. Show times are as follows: December 16 & 17 at 7:30 p.m.; December 18 & 19 at 2 p.m. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. For more information, visit www.pvconcerthall.com/events
EMMA CONCERT ASSOCIATION HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT
Enjoy the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra - Holiday Pops Concert presented by the EMMA Concert Association at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $55. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-797-2800 www.emmaconcerts.com
SOUNDS OF THE SEASON
ST. AUGUSTINE ORCHESTRA
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.75 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Entrance on Granada St. Tickets are $27.50 adults; $12 students; Youth 10 and under are free. www.staugustineorchestra.com
DECEMBER 18 TO JANUARY 2, 2022
AT THE AMP
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes back the Venardos Circus! Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos, the Venardos Circus wraps world-class circus acts into a Broadway Musical-style format that is called “the American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show.” Shows run Wednesday through Sunday for the entire engagement, with multiple show times on weekends. Visit the website for show time details. Admission ranges from $17-$37. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.venardoscircus.com
VERDI’S LA TRAVIATA
FIRST COAST OPERA
What better way to ring in the new year than with this classic Verdi masterpiece, fully staged with orchestra? First Coast Opera presents one of the most iconic, romantic and tragic scores of all time at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Shows are Friday, December 31 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets for Friday are $45-$60 for adults, $10 for students; Sunday tickets are $35-$50 for adults, $10 for students. Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.firstcoastopera.com.
LIGHT UP THE NIGHT!
FIREWORKS & BEACH BLVD. BLOCK PARTY
Enjoy the fireworks from multiple locations at this year's Fireworks & Beach Blvd. Block Party! This community-based celebration offers a true taste of St. Augustine Beach. The block party takes place at businesses along A1A Beach Blvd. The block party is happening all day with businesses along the Blvd. offering discounts, live music and other specials, fireworks start at 8:30 p.m. Parking is limited and participants are encouraged to carpool. Limited parking available at St. Johns Ocean Pier Park or any of the designated parking areas along 16th Street.
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