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 14, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019

Weekend Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Be a part of history at the Castillo de San Marcos every weekend!

Nature and Wildlife Art Exhibit

Opening reception Friday, Nov. 1. Exhibit runs thru December 29, 2019.
Free Event

The 10th Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibit celebrates the natural world through original artwork by local artists.

Tiny Town: St. Augustine Miniature Holiday Village

November 26 thru December 29, 2019 | See below for times
(904) 824-2310

This handcrafted miniature village of St. Augustine historic buildings will delight visitors with its Christmas themed decorations, including a tiny Santa!

Owl Prowl at Vaill Point

Friday, December 13, 2019 | 5:15 – 7:45 p.m.
(904) 209-0348
804 Christina Dr.
Free Event

Learn all about the resident owls and other creatures of the nights on this free guided walk with the St. Johns County Naturalist.

Nights of Lights 2019-20

Every Night from Nov. 23, 2019 to Feb 2, 2020
Free Event

The 2019-20 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Old Town Trolleys Famous Nights of Lights Tour

Nightly from Sunday, November 24, 2019, to Sunday, February 2, 2020
(904) 335-3155
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.

Ripley's Red Trains Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly Nov. 24, 2019 – Jan. 31, 2020

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

Scenic Cruise Nights of Lights Tours 2019-20

Select Dates from Nov. 23, 2019 thru Jan. 25, 2020
(904) 824-1806

See St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights from the water aboard the Victory III.

Florida Water Tours: Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly from Nov. 23, 2019, to Jan. 31, 2020
(904) 827-7728

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

The Tasting Tours Nights of Lights Holiday Tours

November 23, 2019 – February 2, 2020
(904) 325-3911
47 Cordova St

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

St. Augustine Boat Tours Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly form November 23, 2019, to January 31, 2020

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

Nights of Lights Tours 2019–20

November 23, 2019 – February 2, 2020

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

Explore Tours Nights of Lights

Sunday, November 24, 2019, to January 31, 2020 | See details.

Enjoy the convenience and personal perspective offered by Explore Tours Nights of Lights Tours.

Old City Helicopters Nights of Lights Tours

November 23, 2019 – January 31, 2020
(904) 824-5506
4900 U.S. 1 North, Suite 400

Experience St. Augustine Nights of Lights from the air with Old City Helicopters.

Summer Breeze Nights of Lights Tours 2019-20

Select Dates from Nov. 23, 2019 thru Jan. 30, 2020

See St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights from the water.

Gold Tours' Private Nights of Lights Tour

November 24, 2019 - February 2, 2020 | See below for dates
(904) 325-0547

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

St. Augustine Concert Band Holiday Concerts

December 13, 15, and 20, 2019 | See below for venues and times
(508) 345-0261
245 Meadowlark Lane

Bring the entire family to an evening of festive holiday classics played by the St. Augustine Concert Band.

Limelight Theatre: Every Christmas Story Ever Told

November 21 – December 22, 2019 | See below for times

The Limelight Theatre celebrates the holiday season with "Every Christmas Story Ever Told ... and then some!"

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Schooner Freedom Nights of Lights Sails

November 23, 2019 – January 4, 2020
(904) 810-1010

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

Community Chorus Holiday Concert 2019

Saturday & Sunday, December 14 & 15, 2019 | See below for times

The St. Augustine Community Chorus presents "This Christmastide" in its annual holiday concert at the Cathedral Basilica.

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

Nights of Pints 2019-20

Offered during Nights of Lights, November 22, 2019 – February 3, 2020
(904) 217-3278

Celebrate Nights of Lights with Nights of Pints featuring local craft beers!

St. Augustine Sailing Nights of Lights Charters

November 23, 2019 to January 31, 2020 | See details.
(904) 829-0648

Lightseers can take in the Nights of Lights holiday displays from the water aboard a private charter.

Santa Suits on the Loose 5K

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 8 – 10 a.m.
(904) 829-1770

This annual holiday run in St. Augustine Beach features runners in Santa suits.

Free Park and Ride Shuttle for Nights of Lights 2019-20

On select dates from November 23 to December 29, 2019
(904) 209-4211
Free Event

Take advantage of this easy and free park and ride shuttle service on select dates from November 23 through December 29 during Nights of Lights 2019-20.