- Trivia!!! Night at Ancient City Brewing Company, 3420 Agricultural Center Dr. – 7:30-10:30 PM
- Open Mic Night – Tradewinds Lounge 5-9 p.m.
- Rob Peck & Matanzas Allstars Jam – Hammock Wine 6-9 p.m.
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
- St. Augustine Farmer’s Market at the Amphitheatre (Saturday) 9 a.m -12 p.m.
- St. Augustine Flea Market 9-4 p.m.
- Salt Air Farmer’s Market 10-2 p.m. – 101 Tolstoy Ln., Marineland
Enjoy Thanksgiving at Renaissance World Golf Village Resort. The buffet is offered from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $48 for adults and $42 for seniors. Enjoy entertainment by Ken Edwards. Call for reservations. 904-940-8696
World Golf Village – 500 South Legacy Trail, St. Augustine
NOV 22-25 45TH ANNUAL DAYTONA TURKEY RUN
The Turkey Run is the largest combined Collector Car Show, Swap Meet and Car Corral in the USA. Car enthusiasts from across the US and internationally make their way twice a year to racing’s most celebrated location, the Daytona International Speedway. Started in 1974, the event is held on Thanksgiving weekend and the last weekend in March. Participants and spectators enjoy more than 6000 vintage and classic cars, muscle cars, trucks, and other wheeled vehicles displayed for show and sale. The show also includes over 2500 swap meet spaces, an Artisan Alley, Live Entertainment, and many types of food. In its history, more than $7 million of profits from the Turkey Run have funded charitable organizations, as well as many local programs, projects, and recreational facilities. 1801 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach.
This annual festival hosted by the St. Augustine Art Association on Thanksgiving weekend features more than 150 artists offering painting, pottery, jewelry, glassware, sculpture, fiber art, photography and mixed media at Francis Field. This signature art event has attracted fine artists from across the United States and thousands of visitors during its 50-plus year tradition. Area musicians and performers from the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival will entertain both days, and at the Kids Art Zone, kids will get creative in a hands-on/online art rocks challenge.
St. Augustine Art Association – 25 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine
NOV 24 UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT
Uptown Saturday Night is the perfect event for fashionistas, art lovers and antique shoppers from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month. Uptown Saturday Night takes place year-round and combines a festive party atmosphere with hospitality and special deals in the unique shops on St. Augustine’s San Marco Avenue, concentrated between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. Many participating shops also serve refreshments. San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine
The Night Market, taking place the fourth Tuesday of each month at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., meets the demand for locally made goods and gifts. The Night Market hosts up to 90 vendors specializing in handmade crafts and goods. The Night Market also features live entertainment and activities. The Night Market is free to enter and open to all ages.
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes Marc Broussard & His Band to the stage. Broussard’s “Bayou Soul” musical style is a unique mix of funk, blues, R&B, rock and pop mixed with distinct Southern roots. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – 1050 A1A North Ponte Vedra Beach
St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre presents Foxfire. Jessica Tandy and John Denver starred in the movie version, a story that celebrates Appalachian culture and keeping traditions alive. Tickets are $26 general admission, $24 seniors, $20 students and military. 11 Old Mission Avenue, 904-825-1164
The Flagler County Auditorium presents the Celtic Angels Christmas, encompassing vocal and instrumental seasonal and Irish favorites along with spectacular world class champion Irish dancing. Tickets are $35.90 – $39.90. 5500 East Highway 100, Palm Coast, 386-437-7547
NOV 30-2, DEC 7-9, 14-25 THE LIGHT OF CHRISTMAS
Join Turning Point at Calvary for its yearly Light of Christmas event. Experience a Christmas light display nightly. On November 30-December 2
OH WHAT FUN! at Sawgrass Village will take place Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The event features horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa, music performances, holiday activities, and more. Fundraising raffles sponsored by the Ponte Vedra Woman’s Club will allow attendees to win more than $4,000 in prizes. The ‘Spirit of Giving’ Raffle will benefit the following local charities: SAYS (St. Augustine Youth Services) & The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.
The St. Augustine Winter Spectacular, “the newest holiday production in the nation’s oldest city”, will be held on Saturday, December 8th at 7pm and Sunday, December 9th at 2pm in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College amidst the festive Nights of Lights downtown. This original production is a fun-filled holiday show with music and dancing, kick lines mimicking Rockette precision, dancers en pointe in dazzling tutus, and a multitude of characters and acrobats sure to delight the entire family! The production is now in its sixth year and has become a highly sought-after ticket for both residents and visitors.
Tickets for the St. Augustine Winter Spectacular go on sale to the public beginning Saturday, October 27th. Tickets can be purchased online as assigned seats through the event website. Sponsorship opportunities are available and enable pre-purchase tickets. Please call The Dance Company at 904-471-4946 or email the studio for more information.
DECEMBER 22-23 ANNUAL CAR SHOW – ANCIENT CITY AUTO CLUB
The Ancient City Auto Club of St. Augustine hosts its 33rd annual car show at the Florida School for The Deaf and The Blind. The show is from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and registration is from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. All vehicles are welcome and first through third trophies will be awarded in 29 classes for vehicles 1992 and older. Part of the proceeds from the show benefit the Florida School for The Deaf and The Blind. Vehicle registration ranges from $20-$25. Admission is free for spectators and non-modified vehicles that are 1942 and older. 207 N. San Marco Avenue. 904-797-7732.
DEC 1 THE ST. AUGUSTINE CHRISTMAS PARADE
St. Augustine’s annual Christmas Parade is one of the largest in North Florida with more than 2,000 people participating in the parade. The two-hour parade includes floats, marching bands, cars, horses and the arrival of Santa. The parade starts at 9 a.m. by the Mission Nombre de Dios off San Marco Avenue, continues through the downtown streets of historic St. Augustine, and ends near the Historic Downtown Parking Facility located at 1 Cordova Street. Mission Nombre De Dios and through the Historic Streets of St. Augustine
DEC 1 COLONIAL NIGHT WATCH
The St. Augustine Colonial Night Watch will take place on Saturday December 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Activities and an encampment area depicting eighteenth century combined Spanish, British, French, colonial militia and Native American military arts, culture and lifestyles will be presented during the day at the Colonial Quarter Museum and the Castillo de San Marcos, while the Saint Augustine Colonial Night Watch Torchlight Parade will be held beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.
A Colonial Social Gathering for participants and the general public will be held in the Hispanic/Queen Isabella Garden at the corner of St. George and Hypolita Streets on Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Portrayals interpreting colonial military and Native American life, drills and weapons demonstrations, and women’s activities of the period from 1739 (the beginning of the War of Jenkin’s Ear) to 1784 (the end of the British period in St. Augustine’s history) will be presented. Visit the Historic Florida Militia Internet web site.
The St. Augustine Aquarium is hosting tree lighting under the sea in the Florida Reef every Friday and Saturday night in December. Santa and the mermaids will decorate the underwater tree, and there will be caroling, hot chocolate, and more. 2045 S.R. 16, 904-429-9777
The Flagler County Auditorium presents Black Violin. Classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive sound. Tickets are $35.90 – $39.90. 5500 East Highway 100, Palm Coast, 386-437-7547
Kicking off a “December to Remember” at the Lightner Museum, the orchestra will perform many holiday favorites. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Adults, $22; youth 11-17, $12; under 10, free.
DEC 7 FIRST FRIDAY: GARDEN WALK
Visit Washington Oaks Gardens State Park on the First Friday of every month for a guided tour of the beautiful gardens. Meet in the garden parking lot at 10 a.m. and wear comfortable shoes. The tour will last approximately one hour. 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd, Palm Coast
This year’s holiday tour in downtown by St. Augustine Historic Inns offers a self-guided walking tour of more than 20 bed & breakfast locations that will each partner with a local restaurant. Tickets range from $40-$45
DEC 9 TELLING THE STORY OF CRYPTO-JEWS IN THE SOUTHEAST US
The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies (SCJS) and the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society (SAJHS) cordially invites you to attend this unique conference that will explore the lives and challenges faced by Jews who traveled to America to escape the Inquisition and persecution that confronted them because of their religious heritage. Cost: $50 before October 15, 2018, $65 thereafter. Conference registration includes attendance, lunch, keynote speaker, and coffee service in the morning. Registration payment can be sent to Box 174, SAJHS Conference, 701 Market Street, Suite 111, St Augustine, FL 32095. Inquiries regarding the conference should be directed to the Society of Crypto-Judaic Studies or to 804-914-4460.
The Flagler County Auditorium presents the show critics are calling “Extremely strong and hugely entertaining!” Enjoy those swingin’ Rat Pack tunes along with all your Christmas favorites! Tickets are $35.90 – $39.90. 5500 East Highway 100, Palm Coast, 386-437- 7547
The third-annual St. Augustine Makers Fest™ will be held on Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the St Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine, Florida. Presented by Friends of the St Augustine Amphitheatre, the festive celebration of “Makers” of all kinds will showcase the work of over 40 local and regional artisans, artists, chefs, brewers, musicians, dancers and performers. Admission is $5 per adult, free for kids 0-17. Just in time for holiday shopping, the event will feature one-of-a-kind gifts and crafts, unique apparel, jewelry, home décor, and more. A variety of fun, hands-on activities will be offered at designated Makers Stations where participants of all ages may tap into their own Makers spirit. This year will see brand new Makers Stations, as well as the return of a few favorites, grouped into Paper World, Textile World, and Nature World. Art installations will be located at the entrance to each world, along with a lounge area for relaxation and conversation – all under the big top. For those wishing to explore their creativity in greater depth, select artists and artisans will be offering educational workshops. 602-370-0794
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes “A Peter White Christmas” starring Smooth Jazz guitarist Peter White, trumpet maestro Rick Braun, and saxophone journeyman Euge Groove live in concert. Admission ranges from $59.50-$100. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 904-209-0367
The Gamble Rogers Music Festival hosts this event at the Colonial Oak Music Park featuring live holiday music, caroling, fire pits, s’mores, hot cocoa, and holiday gifts and crafts. The event is from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. 33 St. George Street
The Flagler County Auditorium presents Memorable Music, Moments, and Magic of New York as the vocal artistry of Andy Cooney, Daniel Rodriguez, and Christopher Macchio take audiences on a truly entertaining journey through the Greatest City in the World. Tickets are $35.90 – $39.90. 5500 East Highway 100, Palm Coast, 386-437-7547
DEC 14 BAND CONCERT
The Saint Augustine Concert Band performs their Holiday Concert at Pacetti Bay Middle School at 7:30 p.m. on December 14. Under the direction of Geoffrey Magnani and a dedicated executive board, the Saint Augustine Concert band is flourishing in Saint Augustine.
DEC 14 “A CHRISTMAS STORY”
Apex Theatre Studio presents “A Christmas Story” at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. This full-length comedy is based on the beloved film. The production, under the direction of Ian Mairs, managing director for Apex Theatre Studio, features a combination of faculty, students, and guest artists from the Northeast Florida area. Reserved seating is $25.
The villa, beautifully decorated for the holidays, features the Court of Lions as center stage. More than 100 candles are aglow throughout the museum, as docents lead the tour by candlelight and guests enjoy homemade refreshments. Admission is $9-$20, free for ages 4-6. Reservations required, 83 King Street, 904-829-9887
The Flagler County Auditorium presents the Navy Band Southeast, one of 11 official U.S. Navy Bands. Established in 1995 and proudly representing the Commander, Navy Region Southeast, the band consists of thoroughly trained professional musicians dedicated to the highest levels of musical performance. Admission is free, and tickets will be released on November 3. 5500 East Highway 100, Palm Coast. 386-437- 7547
This free lecture series, hosted by the GTM Research Reserve, is held at Marineland Dolphin Adventure. The speaker is Lisa Hoopes, who will present about Whale Shark Research. Tickets must be purchased online. 9600 Ocean Shore Boulevard. 904-823-4500
Traditional Holiday Pops Concert & Sing-Along at Flagler College Lewis Auditorium. Tickets are $40.00 – $45.00, 14 Granada Street. 904-797- 2800
This concert at the St. Anastasia Catholic Church Celebration Hall features Amahl and the Night Visitors & Messiah sing along. Tickets are $15. 5205 A1A South, 904-471-5364
The 10th Annual The Nutcracker The Nutcracker is a magical holiday show that features mischievous mice, dancing dolls, sparkling snowflakes, custom-designed scenery and costumes, and skillful athletic dancing. Performances are at Flagler College Lewis Auditorium. Admission is $25- $35. 14 Granada Street, 855-222-2849
Music, laughter, and wonderful stories are told by Lee Weaver, St. Augustine’s own playwright/actor. Admission is $20. 36 Granada Street, 904-679-5736
Florida Water Tours is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve, they have a Wine Tasting Sunset Cruise, then Nights of Lights Boat Cruises. On Christmas Day, they will have the 6 p.m. Nights of Lights Cruise available for all ages. Tours depart from the Camachee Cove Marina at dock A-19. Tickets are $49. 107 Yacht Club Drive, Dock A-19, 904- 827-7728
The North Florida Women’s Chorale presents its annual Christmas performance at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. The event is free and open to the public. 38 Cathedral Place, 904-806-7781
Enjoy the distinctive, groove-heavy and danceable American roots music group Donna the Buffalo live. Admission is $28-$30. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0367
Florida Water Tours is open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. On NYE, they have a Wine Tasting Sunset Cruise, then later the Nights of Lights Boat Cruises. On New Year’s Day, all three Nights of Lights Cruise times are available. Tickets are $49. 107 Yacht Club Drive, Dock A-19, 904-827-7728
This annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display and entertainment at St. Johns County Pier Park will ring in 2019. The event features family-friendly activities, including a kid’s zone, photo booth, food vendors, and live music, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Fireworks display is at 8:30 p.m. A parking and shuttle service is available. 350 A1A Beach Boulevard, 904-669-5670
Join the crew on the Black Raven as they sail into 2019. The evening includes adult humor, skits, and songs, along with dinner and a champagne toast at midnight. The tour departs from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. The cost is $65. 111 Avenida Menendez, 904-826-0000
The Flagler County Auditorium presents a Spinners show of sophisticated up-tempo R&B with precision choreography. Tickets are $40.90 – $44.90. 5500 East Highway 100, Palm Coast. 386-437-7547
First Coast Opera hosts “The Marriage of Figaro,” a comic opera in four acts by Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, held at Flagler College Lewis Auditorium. Tickets are $10 – $40. 14 Granada Street, 904-417-5555
This concert features Epiphany Lessons and Carols Concert Service. Admission is free, with a $10 suggested donation. 5205 A1A South, 904-471-5364
The Flagler County Auditorium presents a full-scale production, set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and based on Russian folklore and German legend, that follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. This is the first visit to the states for the Legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa. 5500 East Highway 100, Palm Coast. 386-437-7547
The Limelight Theatre presents “An Enemy of the People,” a show that tells the tale of a small Norwegian town that has just begun to win fame and wealth through its medicinal spring waters – until the resident physician in charge discovers that the waters are poisoned. Tickets are $20 – $26. 11 Old Mission Avenue, 904-825-1164
This event, hosted by K-9s United, unites the community and its K-9 heroes. The race starts at 8 a.m. at the St. Johns County Pier Park. There will also be games, food, drinks, and activities. Registration ranges from $16 – $50. 350 A1A Beach Boulevard, 904- 601-2220
The Bronx Wanderers take you on the Rock N’ Roll journey spanning the pop/ rock classics of six decades. Tickets are $35.90 – $39.90. 5500 East Highway 100, Palm Coast. 386-437-7547
This expo will be held, this year, at the World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort. There will be 70 vendors, as well as bridal workshops and giveaways. Admission is $5. 500 South Legacy Trail
Originally known as the 24 Hours of Daytona, the Rolex 24 is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually that kicks off the new IMSA Weather Tech Sportscar Championship season at daytona International Speedway.