St. Augustine Events

As the longest European-occupied settlement in the U.S., St. Augustine is recognized as the nation’s oldest city and host for a multitude of upcoming events. Annual celebrations in St. Augustine reflect this rich heritage and culture, where visitors and locals alike pack the cobblestone streets of historic downtown to participate in events. Our Calendar of Events lists all the exciting things to do in St. Augustine. There are authentic historical re-enactments, exciting attractions, local festivals and fairs, live music concerts, historic guided tours, and so much more to experience in the nation’s oldest city.

E.g., December 9, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

Schooner Freedom Nights of Lights Sails

November 19 through December 31, 2016
(904) 810-1010

See St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights from the water aboard the tall ship Schooner Freedom.

The Dressing of the Palms

October 30 – December 31, 2016
Free Event

Enjoy some unique holiday decorations in Vilano Beach during St. Augustine's Nights of Lights.

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 19, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017
Free Event

The 2016 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Gold Tours' Private Nights of Lights Tour

November 19, 2016 - January 31, 2017
(904) 325-0547
6 Cordova St.

Gold Tours offers another option for viewing St. Augustine's Nights of Lights - up close and personal, with no waiting.

Tour of Trees at TPC Sawgrass

December 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(904) 543-5105
Free Event

TPC Sawgrass will offer a special tour of the beautifully decorated rooms of the clubhouse.

Eco Tours Nights of Lights Boat Tour

Nightly, November 19, 2016 – January 31, 2017
(904) 377-7245

Float away from the crowds and view St. Augustine's spectacular holiday lights from the water on this delightful one-hour tour.

"Dugout Canoes" Exhibit

Open daily from October 2015 through January 2017
(904) 825-5034
Free Event

This free exhibit presented by University of Florida Historic St. Augustine explores the historic impact of the dugout canoe on travel and life in the Americas.

These St. Augustine restaurants and bars offer live music on Fridays throughout the year.

Limelight Theatre: Cotton Patch Gospel

Thurs., Fri., Sat. & Sun., December 2 - 31, 2016

The musical "Cotton Patch Gospel" is set in Georgia and features songs by Harry Chapin.

Florida Water Tours Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly from Nov. 19, 2016, to Jan. 31, 2017
(904) 827-7728

View St. Augustine's breathtaking festival of lights from the bay with Florida Water Tours.

The Tasting Tours Nights of Lights Tours

November 19, 2016 – January 31, 2017
(904) 325-3911
59 Cuna St.

See St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights from a horse-drawn carriage or an old-fashioned roadster with The Tasting Tours.

Native Sun Boat Tours Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly form November 19, 2016, to January 31, 2017

Be dazzled by St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights on this relaxing one-hour boat tour.

Nights of Lights Tours

Nov. 19, 2106 – Jan, 31, 2017

Here are some of the best tours to see St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights holiday display by land and sea.

Nights of Lights Segway Glide

Nightly from Nov. 19, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017
(904) 687-1007

Experience St. Augustine's Nights of Lights with this up-close and personal tour on a Segway.

Atlas Yachts Nights of Lights Charters

November 19, 2016, to January 31, 2017 | See details.
(904) 717-1288

Drift downtown to see the Nights of Lights display aboard a private charter with Atlas Yachts.

Old Town Trolleys Famous Nights of Lights Tour

Nightly Nov. 20, 2016 – Jan. 4, 2017 | Fri. & Sat. Jan. 6 – 28 2017
(904) 829-3800
10 West Castillo Dr.

Old Town Trolleys Famous Nights of Lights Tour is an entertaining and family-friendly way to see the best of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights.

Take a ride on Ripley's Big Red Christmas Train for a "lightseeing" tour of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights.

Apex Theatre Fall Young Artists Showcase

Friday, December 9, 2016, at 7 p.m.

This event will showcase the many talents of Apex Theatre Studio students from all over Northeast Florida.

St. Augustine Orchestra Concert

Friday, December 9, 2016, at 8 p.m.
(904) 655-7944

Enjoy seasonal music performed by the St. Augustine Orchestra and the Jacksonville Masterworks Chorale.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Fiesta de Aviles

Saturday, December 10, 2016
(904) 501-7442
Free Event

Experience St. Augustine's Spanish heritage in St. Augustine's favorite annual street party on Avilés Street, one of the oldest streets in the city.

Schooner Freedom Nights of Lights Sails

November 19 through December 31, 2016
(904) 810-1010

See St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights from the water aboard the tall ship Schooner Freedom.

St. Augustine Community Chorus Holiday Concert

8 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 10, and 2 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 11, 2016

The St. Augustine Community Chorus presents "Welcome Yule!" in its annual holiday concert at the Cathedral Basilica.

The Dressing of the Palms

October 30 – December 31, 2016
Free Event

Enjoy some unique holiday decorations in Vilano Beach during St. Augustine's Nights of Lights.

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 19, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017
Free Event

The 2016 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Gold Tours' Private Nights of Lights Tour

November 19, 2016 - January 31, 2017
(904) 325-0547
6 Cordova St.

Gold Tours offers another option for viewing St. Augustine's Nights of Lights - up close and personal, with no waiting.