St. Augustine’s Happenings

Check for up to date happenings in St. Augustine.  We’ve highlighted a few of them for you.

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St. Augustine’s Happenings

There are many events taking place in St. Augustine and the surrounding area throughout the year. Below are just a few events that we would like to highlight for you.

Check ahead before attending an event as it may be affected by the weather.

St. Augustine Nights of Lights 2020

Ongoing Events

thru Dec 31, 2020 — Fall Photo Contest
Submit your photos from Florida State Parks that showcase the Real Florida! Choose your category and enter to win!

Nov 14, 2020 – Jan 31, 2021 — St. Augustine Nights of Lights — Nightly
Experience the magic of downtown St. Augustine light up with millions of tiny, white lights!

Nov 28, 2020 – Jan 2, 2021 — Bright Nights of Drive Thru Lights — 6:00pm
Thursday-Sunday, enjoy this 3/4 mile drive thru light show at Sykes Family Farm!


November Events

Entire Month of November — Progressive Chowder Debate 2020 – Crawl Style
There’s a different spin on the Great Chowder Debate for this year. Visit participating local restaurants and taste their chowder entry, then vote on your favorite.

Nov 28, 2020 — Art Walk/Shop & Dine the Beach — 4:00pm-8:00pm
Enjoy the colorful light displays on A1A Beach Blvd while checking out various artists set up along the way! Many businesses will be offering something special from sales to entertainment!

Nov 29, 2020 — Museum Store Sunday at the Lightner — 9:00am-5:00pm
Find the perfect Holiday gift while supporting the Lightner Museum at the same time. Choose from books to childrens’ items, unique apparel, holiday décor and more.


December Events

Dec 1 & 3, 2020 — Lighthouse Luminary Night Events
Dec 1 from 7:00pm-9:00pm — Pick-up your pre-purchased luminary kits.  Drive thru the Lighthouse parking lot set-up with festive stations, volunteer elves & Holiday carolers.
Dec 3 at 6:30pm — Families light up their luminaries and share via social media.

Dec 4, 11, & 18, 2020 — Christmas Carols at Grace UMC — 6:30pm-7:30pm
St. Augustine Community Chorus performs music of the Holiday season with the Grace Choir.  Come get in the Holiday spirit; sing along if you choose.

Dec 5, 2020 — Surf Illumination 2020 — 4:00pm-7:00pm
St. Augustine Beach’s Christmas tree lighting and Holiday celebration. Holiday music, Holiday Market & Bazaar, Santa and more.

Dec 6-12, 2020 — Santa Suits on the Loose 5K
Get in the Holiday spirit! Have some fun for a worthy cause! This year Santa Suits on the Loose has gone virtual!

Dec 8-10, 2020 — Phone Calls from Santa! — 6:00pm-7:30pm
Parents with children eight years of age or younger who reside in St. Johns County..surprise your child this Holiday season with a special treat! Register now!

Dec 11 & 12, 2020 — Music at the Museum – Holiday Nights at the Lightner — 6:30pm-8:30pm
Enjoy festive, Holiday music as the St. Augustine Orchestra performs throughout the museum. Take a tour; shop for Holiday gifts while there.

Dec 12, 2020 — Holiday Night Market — 4:00pm-8:00pm
Family-fun at the Pier: Local vendors with holiday gifts to purchase * delicious treats * Grinchy-themed photo booth * Holiday light display at the Pier

Dec 16, 2020 — EMMA Concert Special Holiday Pops — 7:30pm-8:30pm
Listen to Holiday music performed by EMMA Concert and a reduced number of Jacksonville Symphony members.

Dec 18-20, 2020 — The Nutcracker — Times Vary
This Holiday classic is performed by the St. Augustine Ballet. Limited Seating this year!

Dec 18-20, 2020 — Apex Theatre’s A Christmas Story — Times Vary
Celebrate the holidays with this full-length comedy, based on the beloved film of the same name. Seating is limited.

Dec 19, 2020 — Holiday Hustle 5K — 8:00am
Participate in the first Holiday Hustle 5K…in person or virtual. Sweet finisher’s medal / Christmas ornament, post race Holiday refreshments/treats, Holiday photo booth.

Dec 19, 2020 — Art Walk/Shop & Dine the Beach — 4:00pm-8:00pm
Enjoy the colorful light displays on A1A Beach Blvd while checking out various artists set up along the way! Many businesses will be offering something special from sales to entertainment!