Ring in the new year by showing your loved ones around your city! St. Johns County residents can take advantage of some of our tours and attractions for FREE when accompanied by a full fare adult paid guest with Hometown Pass!
Guests can see the lights, sing Christmas carols, and experience all the spirit of the season on Old Town Trolley’s Famous Nights of Lights Tour. The tour includes complimentary magical viewing glasses (which turn the lights into glittering snowflake or star shapes) and complimentary hot apple cider and homemade cookies. Tours depart nightly from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. through February 3, 2019. No reservations are required for the general admission tour. A Fast Track Pass is also available this year, which gives guests the opportunity to make reservations for priority check-in for a slightly higher fee. Click here for more information or call (904) 829-3800.
The St. Augustine Distillery presents Lincolnville Jazz at the Excelsior, a jazz music series hosted by the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center from December 2018 through April 2019. Each of the nine performances in the series begin at 7:00 p.m. All but one of the them will be held at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center. The performance on March 15, 2019, will be held at Lewis Auditorium. Admission: Tickets for each performance at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center are $20.00 if purchased in advance and $25.00 if purchased at the door. Admission for the performance at Lewis Auditorium is $30 in advance, $35 at the door, and $15 for students with identification. Tickets for individual performances can be purchased in advance online or in person at the museum. January 4, 11, and 18, February 8, March 15, 16, and 29, and April 19, 2019.
Historic Tours of Flagler College highlight the architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, built by Henry M. Flagler in 1888 and listed as a National Historic Landmark. Daily tours are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 active military & seniors (60+), $1 Children (4 -12), under 4 free. Students and St. Johns County residents are free with ID.
St. Augustine Beach K9s United 5K/9K/1-Mile Fun Run
This event, hosted by K9s United, unites the community and its K-9 heroes. The race starts at 8 a.m. at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park. It includes a 5K, 9K and 1-mile fun run. There will also be games, food, drinks and activities. Registration ranges from $16-$50.
Changing of the Guard
Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George St.
The Changing of the Guard ceremony is performed by the St. Augustine 1740 Spanish Garrison at 6:30 p.m. Participants will muster at the Colonial Quarter at 5:45 p.m. The Changing of the Guard ceremony will take place at the Government House at 6:30 p.m. Following the ceremony, participants will briefly interact with the public and then march as a combined force back to the Taberna del Caballo at the Colonial Quarter.
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Bride to Be & Wedding Expo
World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort, 500 S. Legacy Trail
Presented by Jacksonville Business Connections. There will be more than 70 vendors as well as bridal workshops and giveaways. Admission is $5.
This four-day film festival features works from around the world and brings in various directors, producers and actors to discuss their works with high audience interaction. Locations include the Corazon Cinema and Cafe, 36 Granada St., Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., and Gamache-Koger Theater, 50 Sevilla St. in St. Augustine.
St. Augustine Art Association 95th Anniversary Celebration
This event is hosted by the Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Committee of St. Johns County and begins with a commemorative breakfast at the Mark Lance National Guard Armory starting at 7:30 a.m. The breakfast cost is $30. The silent march begins at noon and ends at the Plaza de la Constitución where there will be a guest speaker and presentation. The theme of the speaker’s presentation is “out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”
Matanzas 5K & Fun Run
25 W. Castillo Dr.
This race takes participants throughout downtown St. Augustine along the Matanzas River through the historic city and ends at Castillo Drive. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. and the free fun run begins at 9:15 a.m. The cost to register ranges from $25-$35. The race starts next to Francis Field.