St. Augustine Events

As the longest European-occupied settlement in the U.S., St. Augustine is recognized as the nation’s oldest city. Annual events in St. Augustine reflect this rich heritage and culture as well as bring out the exciting and unforgettable aspects unique to St. Augustine! Visitors and residents alike pack the cobblestone streets of historic downtown to participate in events and absorb the Colonial history. Our Calendar of Events lists all the exciting things to do in St. Augustine. There are authentic Colonial re-enactments, exciting attractions, local festivals and fairs, classical and modern concerts, historic guided tours, and so much more to experience in the nation’s oldest city.

E.g., December 22, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Nights of Lights Wine and Carriage Tour

December 22, 2014
Tasting Tours
(904) 325-3911
59 Cuna St.

See St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights from a horse-drawn carriage, and enjoy some delicious wine and great company along the way.

Live Music at Mill Top

December 22, 2014
Mill Top
(904) 829-2329

Live Music at the Mill Top Tavern every night of the week.

This innovative exhibit pairs 19th- and 20th-century paintings of St. Augustine with photographs of the same scenes as they are today.

Holly Jolly Nights of Lights Trolley

December 22, 2014
Visitor Information Center
(904) 829-3800
10 West Castillo Dr.

The Holly Jolly Trolley is an entertaining, convenient way to see the best of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights.

Ripley’s Red Trains Nights of Lights Tours

December 22, 2014
(904) 824-1606

Take a ride on Santa's Big Red Train to see the best of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights.

Dressing of the Palms

December 22, 2014
Vilano Beach Town Center
(904) 910-8386
Free Event

Enjoy a unique holiday lights celebration at the Vilano Beach Town Center.

Visit the Oldest Wooden School House during the holidays to experience a traditional Menorcan Christmas.

This Nights of Lights water tour takes guests on the Matanzas River for a picturesque view of the holiday display in downtown St. Augustine.

Nights of Lights Lovers' Carriage Tour

December 22, 2014
Tasting Tours
(904) 325-3911
59 Cuna St.

Experience the romance of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights in a private tour for two aboard an old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage.

Experience a bird's-eye view of St. Augustine's Nights of Lights from a biplane.

El Galeon Tall Ship

December 22, 2014 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
St. Augustine Municipal Marina
(904) 825-1026

El Galeon, a replica of a 16th-century Spanish ship, is back in St. Augustine and open for tours.

Live Music at Cafe Alcazar

December 22, 2014 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Cafe Alcazar
(904) 825-9948

Live music every week, Monday - Saturdays from 11 am - 3 pm.

Live Music at Tradewinds

December 22, 2014 - 1:00pm
Tradewinds Lounge
(904) 829-9336

Come to Tradewinds Lounge for a musical celebration every day of the week

Black Raven's Christmas Treasure Hunt

December 22, 2014 - 2:15pm
(904) 826-0000

When Captain Hook and Blackbeard plunder Santa's sack of toys, it's up to the good pirates to rescue Christmas.

Nights of Lights Sunset Sail

December 22, 2014 - 4:15pm
Schooner Freedom
(904) 810-1010

Take a beautiful sail along the Matanzas to view St. Augustine's Nights of Lights display.

Live Music at Harry's Seafood Restaurant

December 22, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Harry's Seafood Restaurant
(904) 824-7765
46 Avenida Menendez

Enjoy a delicious dinner out on Harry's charming patio while listening to local music.

Live Music at the Chianti Room

December 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
The Chianti Room
(904) 825-4100

Enjoy the compelling traditional Spanish guitar music of Dennis Fermin.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Nights of Lights Wine and Carriage Tour

December 23, 2014
Tasting Tours
(904) 325-3911
59 Cuna St.

See St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights from a horse-drawn carriage, and enjoy some delicious wine and great company along the way.

Live Music at Mill Top

December 23, 2014
Mill Top
(904) 829-2329

Live Music at the Mill Top Tavern every night of the week.

This innovative exhibit pairs 19th- and 20th-century paintings of St. Augustine with photographs of the same scenes as they are today.

Holly Jolly Nights of Lights Trolley

December 23, 2014
Visitor Information Center
(904) 829-3800
10 West Castillo Dr.

The Holly Jolly Trolley is an entertaining, convenient way to see the best of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights.

Ripley’s Red Trains Nights of Lights Tours

December 23, 2014
(904) 824-1606

Take a ride on Santa's Big Red Train to see the best of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights.

Dressing of the Palms

December 23, 2014
Vilano Beach Town Center
(904) 910-8386
Free Event

Enjoy a unique holiday lights celebration at the Vilano Beach Town Center.

Visit the Oldest Wooden School House during the holidays to experience a traditional Menorcan Christmas.

This Nights of Lights water tour takes guests on the Matanzas River for a picturesque view of the holiday display in downtown St. Augustine.