Thursday, December 19, 2013

Markland House Tours

12/28/13: Markland House Tours from 10AM to 2PM. Flagler's Legacy Historic Tours will host a holiday tour of Flagler College's Markland House, 102 King Street, St. Augustine, FL. Visitors will glimpse some of the original grandeur of this historic home as well as learn some background on the residence and its importance in St. Augustine's rich history. Admission is $12. Reservations are required Call 904-823-3378 or go to

Monday, December 16, 2013

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The Holly Jolly Holiday Trolley: Nights of Christmas Lights. Come join us for the holidays.

"An annual tradition
for thousands, and is sure
to be one of your favorite
holiday outings."


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Voted one of Top Five "Cities of the World Light Up" by National Geographic Traveler.

St Augustine Christmas Lights at Government HouseExplore St. Augustine’s famous Night of Lights in the cozy comfort of our Holly Jolly Trolleys. Guests of all ages delight at the festive wonderland of the historic area glittering with over 2 million lights. This tour is an annual tradition for thousands, and is sure to be one of your favorite holiday outings. Caroling, hot cider, and homemade cookies add to the magic of your evening. Guests will receive complimentary magical viewing glasses, handcrafted by Santa’s elves exclusively for our guests. These amazing glasses will enhance the twinkle and glimmer of the lights, making this ride even more special. We’ll be riding nightly. Come share holiday cheer with friends or snuggle up with loved ones and make this your holiday tradition. We’ll warm up the cider!

Have Your Picture Taken with Santa
You may bring your own camera or purchase a picture from our professional photographer.

New this Year!
New Stop and complimentary admission to the Colonial Quarter by Candlelight where guests can stroll through two acres hidden in the heart of the historic district, while enjoying holiday music, festivities and seasonal treats. And by popular request, child-sized magical viewing glasses are available this year!

Vote for the Best Holiday Lights Display!
Holly Jolly Trolley guests will have the opportunity to place their votes through text messaging during the First Annual Nights of Lights Holiday Lights Display Contest.

Where: Tours leave from the Visitors Information Center, 10 West Castillo Drive.

When: Continuous departures nightly from 6 pm to 8 pm.
November 24, 2013 - January 4, 2014.
Private Charters available nightly.
Please call for group bookings: 904-829-3800.
Trolleys run on Christmas Day!

Cost: Adult: Sunday-Thursday: $9
Adult: Friday & Saturday: $12
Child (6-12): $4

Park Free:

Free Parking and complimentary shuttle to the tour from these Old Town Trolley locations:
1. Old Jail Main Depot - 167 San Marco Ave., 32084
2. Welcome Center - 27 San Marco Ave., 32084
3. Welcome Center -1700 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., 32084

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For More Information Call (904) 829-3800

Old Town Arts and Crafts Show

12/28 and 12/29/13: This juried arts and crafts show features artists and craftsman from St. Augustine and around the country-from exquisite jewelry to funky and functional pottery, abstract sculpture to glistening glass, hand woven fashions to photography to wood carvings and more. 10AM to 5PM both days. St. Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, FL
Admission free Call 904-794-0084 or go to

Sunday, December 15, 2013

New Years Eve Fireworks

Kick off 2014 with local food vendors, ice sculptures and fireworks at the St. Johns County Fishing Pier and Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, St. Augustine Beach. Several favorite restaurants will serve chili for tasting and judging at the Fire and Ice Chili Cook off from 4 to 8PM. The fireworks will begin at 8:30PM and can also be seen from the St. Augustine Historic district Bay front. Admission is free. Call 904-829-5681 or go to

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Night of Lights Carriage Tour

Night of Lights Carriage Tour: Step aboard the horse drawn carriage and meander the historic streets on this 45 minute group tour. A bottle of wine to share, historic stories and views of the 3 million lights are part of this event. This tour runs at 6,7, and 8PM daily through 1/31/14. Go to or call 904-325-3911

Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Nutcracker

12/21/13-12/22/13; St. Augustine Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker" Special guest artists from the Royal Ballet and English National Ballet. 2PM and 7:30PM. Tickets $25/$30 at Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine, FL. The Peace and Plenty Inn is across the street.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Regatta of Lights 12/14/13 6PM

The Regatta of Lights begins at 6PM, 12/14/13 as the annual holiday parade of motorized vessels presents itself for display at the Matanzas Bay. Awards are given for best theme, most colorful, best in class and best overall. Hosted by the St. Augustine Yacht Club, this is always a treat. call 904-824-9725 or go to for more information

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Lightner Museum "Gilded St. Augustine" exhibit

12/6/13: "Gilded Saint Augustine Fine Art from the Age of Henry M. Flagler" in the Lightner Museum, 75 King Street. The exhibit will be up for two months. Featured are several dozen paintings and prints from the days when developer and entrepreneur Henry Flagler provided studios and exhibit space at his Ponce de Leon and Alcazar hotels. Artists include Martin Johnson Heade, Laura Woodward, Frank Henry Shapleigh, George W. Seavey, Herman Ottomar Herzog and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Admission is free to St. Johns County residents with ID

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sunset/Moonrise at St. Augustine Lighthouse 12/16/13

12/16/13: Enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the most unique perspective in all of St. Augustine-the top of the Lighthouse.This event includes a champagne toast provided by San Sebastian Winery, hors d'oeuvres from the Reef Restaurant, and an informative overview of the history of St. Augustine Light Station, 81 Lighthouse Ave. Admission is $25. Advanced ticket purchase is required. Go to or call 904-829-0745

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Holiday Solarium Tea 12/15/13: Just one block from the Peace and Plenty Inn

12/15/13 Holiday Solarium Tea: View the newly restored solarium at 3PM in the Hotel Ponce de Leon (Flagler College), 74 King Street, St. Augustine, FL. This is just a one block walk from the Peace and Plenty Inn. Guests will be offered their choice of three teas (one specially blended for the Hotel Ponce de Leon), a selection of traditional tea sandwiches and sweets, and receive a special Flagler College ornament. Reservations are required. Admission is $40. Call 904-823-3378 or go to

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Soldiers at Castillo De San Marco 11/23/13

11/23/13:The National Park Service will host an evening that will bring the time line of the Castillo De San Marco's history to life. The living history event, "Soldiers through Time" features staff and volunteers portraying soldiers from the Castillo's 341 year history. Tours begin at 6:45, 7, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45 and 8PM. Tickets ate $8 er adult. Tickets are available from the fee station. Call 904-829-6506 ext 233

Friday, November 22, 2013

Christmas in old St. Augustine December 21st 2013

This annual heritage event features the Christmas music and customs of 16th century St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city. This holiday celebration takes place from 6-9PM at Mission Nombre de Dios, where the Great Cross stands, off San Marco Ave in uptown St. Augustine. The Great Cross marks the spot where Pedro Menendez de Aviles landed on August 28, 1565. The first Catholic Mass was celebrated there that morning. This is the oldest parish in the United States. Free admission and parking.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

St. Augustine Community Chorus

St. Augustine Community Chorus will present "A Celtic Christmas' Dec 14, 2013 at 7:45PM and Dec 15, 2013 at 1:45PM in the Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine, FL (the oldest Catholic Parish in the United States) Tickets are $25 at the door and $20 if purchased in advance at

Monday, November 18, 2013

Holiday Pops Concert

Holiday Pops Concerts: Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra just one block from the Peace and Plenty Inn in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College
12/17/13 and 12/18/13 at 7:30PM tickets available online at

Peace and Plenty Inn Hosts Youth Ambassadors: 450 th Birthday
The Peace and Plenty Inn hosted the Youth Ambassadors for the 450th birthday of St. Augustine. These students are the future business leaders of Florida

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Night of Lights

Night of Lights: Saturday, 11/23/13 in the Plaza de la Constitution. 6:30PM. Be there when the lights come on for the 20th annual Night of Lights. Featuring Showtime USA (4PM in front of the Lightner Museum) and the All Star Orchestra (5:30 PM from the Plaza Gazebo). Complete details at

20th Annual Bed and Breakfast Holiday Tour

The 20th Annual Bed and Breakfast Holiday Tour. 12/14/13 and 12/15/2013 1PM-5PM. Tickets $25. Peace and Plenty Inn will be featured on Sunday 12/15/13 and will be paired with J.P.Henleys fabulous beer.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Blues Festival in St. Augustine, Fl

St Johns River Blues Festival

The St. Johns River Blues Festival is on Saturday, 11/16 and Sunday, 11/17. Fourteen local blues bands are competing.
Also headliners Franc Robert & Boxcar Tourists will play Saturday at 6:00pm and Southern Hospitality at 8:00 pm. Sunday evening features Willie Green performing at 6:00pm. There will be food and arts and craft vendors. This is a festival for the whole family. Lawn chairs are welcome. Proceeds from the festival provide scholarships to deserving arts students.
WHAT: St Johns River Blues Festival, 14 regional blues bands competing with featured headliners on Saturday and Sunday nights.
WHEN: 10 AM to 10 PM, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 & Noon to 8 PM, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013
Cost: Free
Age Suitability : All ages