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 20, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

A December to Remember

December 20, 2014
(904) 209-3751

December to Remember offers free and ticketed family events during the holiday season in St. Augustine, Florida.

Nights of Lights Wine and Carriage Tour

December 20, 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 20, 2014
Mill Top
(904) 829-2329

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

The San Sebastian Winery's roof-top wine and jazz bar provides breathtaking views and live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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

The St. Augustine Ballet presents the holiday favorite, "The Nutcracker," on December 20 and 21, 2014.

Miracle on 34th Street:: The Musical at Limelight Theatre

December 20, 2014
Limelight Theatre
(904) 825-1164
11 Old Mission Ave.

Everyone's favorite Christmas movie becomes a musical on the stage of St. Augustine's Limelight Theatre in December.

Holly Jolly Nights of Lights Trolley

December 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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.

Haunted Lights Wine and Carriage Tour

December 20, 2014
Tasting Tours
(904) 325-3911

This Nights of Lights carriage tour explores St. Augustine's ghostly history while enjoying the downtown lights.

Visitors can take a beachside walk through the Guana Research Reserve and learn about the natural wildlife.

Old City Farmers' Market

December 20, 2014 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
(904) 209-0367
Free Event

Local farmers market offering visitors fresh produce, baked goods, seafood, hand-crafted wares and more.

St. Augustine Flea Market

December 20, 2014 - 9:00am
St. Augustine Marketplace
(904) 824-4210

Huge flea market offering a variety of vendors including a hydroponic U-pick farm offering fresh produce.

El Galeon Tall Ship

December 20, 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.

Cannon Firing

December 20, 2014 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Castillo de San Marcos
(904) 829-6506

Be a part of history at the Castillo de San Marcos every weekend!

Live Music at Cafe Alcazar

December 20, 2014 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Cafe Alcazar
(904) 825-9948

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

Third Saturday Cherokee Demonstrations

December 20, 2014 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Fountain of Youth Park
(904) 829-3168

Take part in a living-history demonstration about the native American cultures of this area before the Spanish arrived.

Tolomato Cemetery Tour

December 20, 2014 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Tolomato Cemetery
Free Event

The Tolomato Cemetery is open to the public only on the third Saturday of each month.

Living History at Fort Matanzas

December 20, 2014 - 12:30pm
(904) 471-0116
Free Event

Period re-enactors will demonstrate colonial defense tactics at this historic fort.

Chili Cook Off & Double Feature

December 20, 2014 - 12:30pm to 10:00pm
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Free Event

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre will host a Chili Cook Off sponsored by the St. Augustine Fire Department and 2 free holiday movies, along with Santa visits, train rides, and a bounce house.