It’s always a wonderful time to be in St. Augustine, but December is even more wonderful with many holiday events planned here in our beautiful city.
Read on for a list of many of the holiday events planned this year.
St. Augustine Winter Spectacular
Nov. 30- Dec. 1: This original production, written and directed by Stephanie Burkhardt, executive artistic director of The Dance Company, debuts at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St. A family-friendly production, the show will feature different scenes that comprise a storyline which follows a young girl’s journey home for the holidays. A matinee performance is 2 p.m. Dec. 1 in the same location. Go to staugustinewinterspectacular.com for tickets.
The Innkeeper Presents: We Call Him Savior
Anastasia Baptist Church presents its Christmas production “The Innkeeper Presents: We Call Him Savior” at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and at 6:00 p.m. Dec. 4 at its Island Campus, 1650 State Road A1A S. The play is a blend of theater, music and dance, written and produced by church members Ray and Donna Garner. Before the play, attendees will be able to visit with Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and the shepherds in the church’s atrium. Light refreshments will be served and family photos will be taken as well. A Christmas carol sing-along will add to the festivities. For information, call 471-2166.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Holiday Revue
Dec.1: As part of “A December to Remember,” The St. Augustine Amphitheatre will host the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Holiday Revue. One of America’s great swing revival bands, BBVD has appeared on Dancing With the Stars, Jay Leno’s Tonight Show and other film and TV productions. Beginning at 6 p.m., the free concert sponsored by the Community First Credit Union. Call 904-471-1965 or go to staugamphitheatre.com.
Luminary Night at the St. Augustine Lighthouse
Dec. 4: The grounds of the St. Augustine Lighthouse will be outlined with more than 1,000 luminaries from 6 to 9 p.m. Climb to the top of the Lighthouse to see the acclaimed Night of Lights, enjoy holiday music, cider, and visit with Santa. Admission for the evening is free and includes performances from the St. Augustine High School chorus and Spanish guitar club as well as the Anastasia String Quartet. Children can join in at the crafts table and make their own ornaments or get their photo with Santa at the Visitor’s Center. Call 904-829-0745 or go to StAugustineLighthouse.org.
Dec. 5: As part of “A December to Remember,” the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall presents Handel’s Messiah performed by the University of North Florida Chamber Singers & Chamber Orchestra. Sponsored by Community First Credit Union, the performance begins at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 904-209-0399 or go to pvconcerthall.com.
Holiday Dance Show
Dec. 5: As part of “A December to Remember,” the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will host Murray Middle School Center of the Arts holiday dance performance. The 7 p.m. show is free, sponsored by the Community First Credit Union and admission is free. Call 904-471-1965 or go to staugamphitheatre.com
Dressing of the Palms in Vilano Beach
Dec. 5-Jan. 4: The second annual Dressing of the Palms along Vilano Beach features palm trees decorated in holiday finery — a celebration of coastal living. The trees showcase creative talents of residents, artists, businesses, clubs, schools and organizations. Prizes will be awarded at the Vilano Beach Sunset Celebration on Dec. 7. Call 904-910-8386 or go to VilanoBeachFL.com
A Christmas Carol
Dec. 6- Dec.7: Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. by A Classic Theatre Company at the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Ave. All tickets are $25. Call 904-829-5807 or go to aclassictheatre.org.
39th Annual British Night Watch
Dec. 6-7: Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Florida’s designation as a British colony. This year’s British Night Watch features two days of immersion into St. Augustine’s British past with tours of an army camp, demonstrations and the ever-popular Night Watch parade through the streets of the Ancient City. The British Colonial Encampment at Francis Field on West Castillo Drive is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 6; and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7. The Grande Illumination Parade begins at 8 p.m. at the Plaza de la Constitucion and the public is encouraged to join in and march behind the Redcoats as they circle the historic district before returning to the Plaza where they will fire musket Volleys of Joy — followed by Christmas caroling. Go to britishnightwatch.org for more details.
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