A bowl of curry from Ayara Thai Sushi, one of the restaurants open on Christmas Day in St. Augustine.

Open on Christmas Day in St. Augustine

Because sometimes people want to go out, grab a bite, and have fun on December 25.

  • What's open on Christmas Day in St. Augustine? 

    More than you might think. There are a lot of reasons to go out and walk around town on December 25. Visitors may want to enjoy some of the area eateries or attractions and locals may want to simply get out of the house for a bit. Whether you celebrate Christmas Day, or simply want to enjoy a day off in town or at the beach, we have a list of many of the local businesses that are open.

    First the inevitable disclaimers:

    • This is a list of places open with their normal menu. To see where to make reservations for a traditional or special Christmas Dinner, go here.
    • These are not exhaustive lists.We haven't reached every business and we focused on the local eateries that you can't find in most other states. (In other words, no national chains with thousands of locations are on this list.)
    • Times may vary from what you see here, because holiday, pandemic, staffing.
    • As far as we can tell, most attractions, bars, restaurants, and shops will be open on the 24th. Some will, of course, close early.
    • We strongly suggest you make reservations or call ahead.

    What Restaurants are Open in St. Augustine on Christmas Day?

    Andaman Asian Bistro, 1935 A1A South, St. Augustine, 32080. (904) 461-9190 — Open 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

    Antonio's New York Style Pizza II, 378 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach, 32080. (904) 471-5200 — Open 11a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    Ayara Thai Sushi, 140 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, 32084. (904) 217-7781 — Open 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (That's their curry in the cover photo for this article.)

    Athena Greek Restaurant, 14 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine. (904) 823-9076 — Open 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Christmas Meal Served for lunch or dinner.

    Burger Buckets, 3 Cordova St., St. Augustine, 32084. (904) 342-5295 — Open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    China Wok, 4255 US Highway 1 S, Suite 17, St. Augustine, 32086. (904) 797-8988 — Open 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    Columbia Restaurant, 98 St. George Street, St. Augustine. (904) 824-3341 — Open 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Green Papaya Thai & Sushi Cuisine, 841 Ponce de Leon Blvd., #10, St. Augustine, 32084. (904) 516-8888 — Open 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

    Green Tea Chinese Restaurant, 340 Cobblestone Drive, 105, St. Augustine, 32086. (904) 829-1838 — Open 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    Ichiban Buffett, 2185 US 1 South, St. Augustine, 32086. (904) 797-9918 — Open 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

    Island Beach Shop and Grill, 300 Anastasia Park Road, St Augustine, 32080 (904) 461-9322 — Open 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. NOTE: This is the grill and shop located inside Anastasia State Park.

    Lucky Garden,1079 A1A Beach Blvd, St. Augustine, 32080. (904) 471-7282 — Open from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    Mary's Harbor View Cafe, 16 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine. (904) 825-0193 — Open 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Milltop Tavern, 19 1/2 St. George Street, St. Augustine, 32084. (904) 829-2329 — Open 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

    Nero's Waterfront Café, 24 Avenida Menendez, Saint Augustine, 32084. (904) 829-6017 — Open 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Nonna's Trattoria, 2 Aviles Street, St. Augustine. (904) 891-0318 — Open 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Sakada Asian Cuisine, 120 San Marco, St. Augustine, 32084. (904) 819-5857 — Open 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    Stir it Up, 18 A Street, St. Augustine Beach, 32080. (904) 461-4552 — Open 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Vilagio Bar and Grill, 500 S Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, 32092. (904) 940-8623 — Open for breakfast and dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

    Vinny's Pizza, 105 Yacht Club Dr., St. Augustine, 32086. (904) 342-8859 — Open 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.

     

    Things to do in St. Augustine on Christmas Day?

    Anastasia Miniature Golf, 701 Anastasia Blvd, St. Augustine. (904) 825-0101 — Open 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Anastasia State Park, 300 Anastasia Park Road, St. Augustine, FL, 32080. (904) 461-2033 — Open 8:00 a.m. to sundown. (Note, the Island Shop and Grill is also open today.)

    Bayfront Mini-Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine. (904) 829-1673 — Open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Escape U, 525 SR 16 Unit 104. (904) 687-0022 — Open regular hours. Reservations required.

    Explore Tours (904) 853-1500 — Open for private tours. Reservations required.

    Fort Mose Historic State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail. 904-823-2232 — Open 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Florida Water Tours, 107 Yacht Club Drive, Dock A-19. (904) 827-7728 — Nights of Lights Tours at 6:00 and 7:Mi45 p.m.

    Genung's Fish Camp, 291 Cubbedge Road, St. Augustine. (904) 907-5742 Open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Medieval Torture Museum, 100 St George St, St. Augustine. (904) 373 7777 — Open 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Old Town Trolley Nights of Lights Tour, 10 West Castillo Drive. (844) 388-6452 — Running tours from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Reservations required.

    St. Augustine Sailing, 3076 Harbor Dr., Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor. (904) 829-0648 — Will sail with reservations, scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

    St. Augustine Alligator Farm, 999 Anastasia Blvd, St. Augustine. (904) 824-3337 — Open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Venardos Circus, at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340a A1A South, St. Augustine, FL, 32080 — Shows are at 1:00, 4:00, and 7:00 p.m.

     





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Updated: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Barbara Hart

Originally from Maine, Barbara arrived in St.Augustine in 2015, after a 5-year Atlantic cruise. Now that St. Augustine is "home," Barb still enjoys acting like a tourist — something she excelled at when she was a cruising sailor.