You know all those chic stores along San Marco Avenue that are your favorite places to shop? Well, they’re all banding together the Saturday before Thanksgiving to offer fun holiday discounts all in the name of charity for the 6th Annual Holly Jolly Shopping Spree, hosted by the Colonial St. Augustine Foundation, Inc. Early bird shoppers rejoice! Whether you need holiday decorations, Christmas gifts for your loved ones, or those special sales that are exclusive to the spree, this shop-a-thon is an adventure you’ll want to embark on. Beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 21st, the 6th annual HJSS will benefit “ACE” (Ancient City Explorers), an engaging historical camp for students of elementary school. ACE is the product of a partnership between the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum and “INK” (Investing In Kids).
What’s the plan?
The party starts at 9am with the “Bloody Mary Kickoff” at The Spice and Tea Exchange located at the Old Jail (PS – parking is available here!). Then, at 10am The Old Town Trolley will pick shoppers and transport them to the 25 local stores along San Marco Avenue that provide Holly Jolly shoppers with special offers, discounts and delicious snacks. Speaking of snacks, lunch is provided at the Raintree Restaurant, a local St. Augustine restaurant that offers Asian, Mediterranean and American dishes and lunch is, of course, included in the price of your ticket. After lunch, the shoppers have until 4 p.m. to explore and shop then take the trolley back to their cars and drive all of their hard-earned treasures home.
NOTE: You must have a Holly Jolly Shopping Spree ticket to get in on all the discounts and they will sell out!
The one-person ticket is $47 and includes the “Bloody Mary Kickoff, sponsored by The Spice & Tea Exchange, the trolley ride down to the Uptown stores, lunch at The Raintree, a silent auction and a shopping bag provided by Spanish Dutch Convoy.
Order your tickets today- www.colonialstaugustine.org
About the Host
The Colonial St. Augustine Foundation is a program that strives to preserve the beautiful city of St. Augustine, a job that has national importance due to St. Augustine being the oldest city in the US, of course. The foundation is currently working on preserving three monuments near on in the City of St. Augustine Plaza, as well as preserving historical documents and helping out other non-profit organizations, such as INK and ACE. To learn more about Colonial St. Augustine Foundation, visit their website, www.colonialstaugustine.org or check out their Facebook page.