Local Things to Do

Visitors can search this section for all the up and coming hotspots, new events, local happenings and things to do. Find out where the locals go in St. Augustine and why. The area’s family-friendly events are listed as well as local ongoing events for adults. While on a trip to the nation’s oldest city visitors can experience the town from a resident’s point of view and enjoy the variety of things to do in the downtown district, at the beaches, on Anastasia Island and beyond. Local farmers markets, guided tours, special events, outdoor activities and more await visitors in this small coastal town.

E.g., December 11, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Native Sun Boat Tours Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly form November 17, 2018, to February 3, 2018

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

Nights of Lights Tours 2018–19

November 17, 2018 – February 3, 2019

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

Nights of Pints

Offered during Nights of Lights, November 17, 2018 – February 3, 2019
(904) 217-3278

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

St. Augustine Sailing Private Nights of Lights Charters

November 17, 2018 to February 3, 2019 | See details.
(904) 829-0648

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

Limelight Theatre: Foxfire

November 30 to December 23, 2018 | See below for details

This Broadway classic tells the story of 79-year-old widow Annie Nations, who lives alone on her hardscabble mountain farm in Southern Appalachia.

Old Town Trolleys Famous Nights of Lights Tour

Nightly from November 18, 2018, to February 3, 2019
(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. 18, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019 / Fri. & Sat. only Jan. 11 - 26, 2019.

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

Meteor Showers at the Beach

Thursday and Friday, December 13 and 14, 2018 | 8 – 10 p.m.

Experience the mystery of the stars, and learn about their mythology and the most recent scientific discoveries.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Gold Tours' Private Nights of Lights Tour

November 18, 2018 - January 20, 2019 | Nightly except Saturdays
(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.

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

Florida Water Tours: Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly from Nov. 17, 2018, to Feb. 3, 2019
(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 17, 2018 – February 3, 2019
(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.

Native Sun Boat Tours Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly form November 17, 2018, to February 3, 2018

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

Nights of Lights Tours 2018–19

November 17, 2018 – February 3, 2019

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

Nights of Pints

Offered during Nights of Lights, November 17, 2018 – February 3, 2019
(904) 217-3278

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

St. Augustine Sailing Private Nights of Lights Charters

November 17, 2018 to February 3, 2019 | See details.
(904) 829-0648

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

Apex Studio: A Christmas Story

Friday – Saturday, December 14 - 15, 2018 | See below for times

Apex Theatre Studio presents "A Christmas Story" with three performances at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.

Limelight Theatre: Foxfire

November 30 to December 23, 2018 | See below for details

This Broadway classic tells the story of 79-year-old widow Annie Nations, who lives alone on her hardscabble mountain farm in Southern Appalachia.

Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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

Old Town Trolleys Famous Nights of Lights Tour

Nightly from November 18, 2018, to February 3, 2019
(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. 18, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019 / Fri. & Sat. only Jan. 11 - 26, 2019.

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

St. Augustine Concert Band Holiday Concert

Friday, December 14, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.
(508) 345-0261
245 Meadowlark Lane

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

Meteor Showers at the Beach

Thursday and Friday, December 13 and 14, 2018 | 8 – 10 p.m.

Experience the mystery of the stars, and learn about their mythology and the most recent scientific discoveries.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Villa Zorayda Candlelight Tours Nights of Lights 2018-19

On select dates from Nov. 23, 2018, to Jan. 5, 2019
(904) 829-9887

Special Candlelight Tours of the exotic Villa Zorayda are available on select evenings throughout the holidays.

Community Chorus Holiday Concert 2018

Saturday & Sunday, December 15 & 16, 2018 | See below for times

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