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MondaySunday: November 17 – 23

Undisclosed: Photographs from the Hidden Lightner Exhibition – For the past two years, photographer Theresa Segal has explored the historic Lightner Museum’s restricted fourth floor: 44 small rooms that were the servants quarters of the Alcazar Hotel, but now make up “the best attic in the world,” says Segal.  This new exhibition features a selection of 20 of her photographs that chronicle the museum’s hidden, stored collections.   Regular museum admission is $10 adults; $6 for active duty military; $5 college student and youth ages 12-18; under 12 are free.  75 King St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org

Dressing of the Palms in Vilano Beach – The third annual Dressing of the Palms along Vilano Beach features palm trees decorated in holiday finery – A Celebration of Coastal Living.  The trees showcase creative talents of residents, artists, businesses, clubs, schools, and organizations.  Prizes for the best decorated palms will be awarded December 6 at the first Saturday Vilano Beach Sunset Celebration.   Vilano Beach Main St., St. Augustine. 904-910-8386 www.VilanoBeachFL.com

 

The First City through the Eyes of the Masters – This 450th Commemorative exhibition features St. Augustine-themed works from perhaps the best collection of Florida painters in the 19th and early 20th centuries. This includes the work of Frank Henry Shapleigh, who wintered at Henry Flagler’s Ponce de Leon Hotel from 1886 to 1887 and was the hotel’s resident artist from 1889 to 1892. The exhibition is uniquely displayed in a then and now format. Each early St. Augustine painting is accompanied by a current photograph of the exact same location and perspective for visitors to explore how America’s first city has changed throughout history. The exhibition also features a walking tour brochure that provides locations, descriptions and distances to all of the St. Augustine historical sites depicted in the exhibition’s artwork. Free admission. Open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Located at the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center, 10 West Castillo Dr. www.StAugustine-450.com

 

Veterans Day/Month at the World Golf Hall of Fame – Through November all active duty military personnel and their dependents will receive free admission.  Special scavenger hunts and exhibits highlighting golf’s relationship with the military.  The World Golf Hall of Fame is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and noon – 6 p.m. on Sunday.   Adult admission is $19.50, $18.50 for seniors and $10 for students. 1 World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4123 www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org
Interstellar: The IMAX Experience – A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations of human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. This IMAX theater features the largest 3-D screen in the Southeast.  Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for showtimes. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com

MondaySaturday: November 17 – 23

Currents/Correntes Art Exhibition – “Currents/Correntes,” a collaboration between visual artist Cyriaco Lopes and poet Terri Witek, is on display at Flagler College’s Crisp-Ellert Art Museum.  The exhibition features photos printed on fabric and acrylics with accompanying sound to document the watery link between a Brazilian island, Florida and New York.  The museum is open Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.   48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/crispellert

Tuesday: November 18

GTM Research Reserve Marineland Lecture – This lecture series is held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10 – 11 a.m. at the GTM Research Reserve Marineland Field Office.  The series is designed to help inform the public about their coastal natural world.  The lectures are free so space is limited and reservations are requested.  9741 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland.  904-823-4500 http://gtmnerrmarinelandlecture.eventbrite.com

 

EMMA Concert Performance: Scott Watkins, Pianist – As part of EMMA’s Music Masters Series, well-traveled pianist Scott Watkins performs Howard Hanson’s Piano Sonata: A Recently Discovered Treasure. The performance begins at 7 p.m. in the Flagler Room at Flagler College. Tickets are $6.  74 King St., St. Augustine. 904-797-2800 www.emmaconcerts.com

Wednesday:  November 19

Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market – Farmer’s Market located at the oceanside St. Johns County Pier Park featuring selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007

ThursdaySunday: November 20 – 23

Clybourne Park at Limelight Theatre – Produced in conjunction with “Lift Up Lincolnville,” Clybourne Park is a play by Bruce Norris written in response to Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun.  Clybourne Park applies a modern twist to the issues of race and housing and aspirations for a better life. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. ThursdaySaturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.  Tickets are $25; $22 seniors; $20 student and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org

FridayNovember 20

Surf Illumination at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park – This colorful and exciting event complements the seasonal lighting of A1A Beach Blvd. in St. Augustine Beach.  The event, from 3 – 7 p.m. at the pier, includes the ceremonial lighting of the Holiday Tree by the mayor, food and beverages offered by local restaurants and many local arts and crafts vendors providing convenient shopping for the holiday season.  Santa, musical performers, face painting, bounce house and traditional carolers make it fun for all!  350 A1A Beach Blvd. St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org

SaturdayNovember 22

Old City Farmers’ Market – Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more.  Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Open 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Admission is free. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-471-3733

 

Family Seining at the GTM Research Reserve – Join GTM Research Reserve docents from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. to learn how to pull a seine net, collecting species of fish, crabs and more.  Learn about the animals and their roles in the habitat.  Waders and boots will be provided. The program is included with regular admission to the Reserve and takes place in the Environmental Education Center.   505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500

 

Advanced Single Kayaking Class – Ripple Effect’s lead guide, Danny Lippi, provides a special class in handling Necky Elias, Chatham and Looksha 17 kayaks.  For experienced kayakers only, the 3-hour course departs Marineland Marina at 9 a.m. and paddles into the GTM-NERR.  The cost is $65 per person. Register online or by phone.  101 Tolstoy Ln., St. Augustine. 904-347-1565 www.rippleeffectecotours.com

 

30th Annual Ancient City Auto Club Car Show – See the best in stock and modified autos from throughout the years at this popular annual show that takes place beneath the shady oaks of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.  Registration is 8 – 11 a.m. with a 3 p.m. awards presentation for first thru third in 36 classes.  Vehicle pre-registration is $15 and $20 the day of the show.  Spectator admission is free.  209 N San Marco Blvd., St. Augustine. 904-794-1941 http://local.aaca.org/ancientcity

 

Holly Jolly Shopping Spree – Board the Old Town Trolleys for a whirlwind shop-a-thon along St. Augustine’s San Marco Avenue with lots of stops along the way.  Tickets include a special shopping bag, Bloody Mary Kickoff, a unique taste hosted by the Spice and Tea Exchange, a tasty luncheon at Raintree Restaurant and some very special offers from San Marco Avenue shops.  Tickets are $45 per person and benefit the Colonial St. Augustine Foundation.  The Holly Jolly Shopping Spree is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and trolleys depart from the Old Jail. 167 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. 904-824-8053. www.colonialstaugustine.org

 

Nights of Lights Light-Up! Night  – Be there when the 21st Annual Nights of Lights celebration sparkles to life at 6:30 p.m. in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitucion.  During Nights of Lights, nearly three million tiny white lights bring the glow of holiday magic to St. Augustine – from the ground to the rooftops.  Selected by National Geographic in 2011 and 2012 as one of the ten best holiday lighting displays in the world.   Holiday music, the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree and an exciting countdown add to the splendor of the lighting of this dazzling holiday light display. Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting reflects the city’s 450-year history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories.  The lights are displayed through Feb. 1. 10 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine. www.NightsOfLights.com

 

Candlelight Tours of Castillo de San Marcos – The Castillo de San Marcos National Monument presents special candlelight tours featuring a “Soldiers Through Time” event with re-enactors representing soldiers who served at the Castillo.  These include soldiers from the First Spanish Period (1695-1763); British Redcoats (1763-1784); and the American Civil War (1861-1865).  The tours begin at 6:45, 7, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45 and 8 p.m. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are priced at $8 for adults (age 16 and up); $4 for children ages 5-15, under 5 free.  1 South Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. 904-829-6506, ext.233  www.nps.gov/casa

 

The Downtown Bazaar  – The Downtown Bazaar is held from 6 – 10 p.m. on the grounds of the Colonial Quarter.  The event is open to the public and includes a free concert, art show, magician, face painters a flag raising ceremony and more.  Come check out what’s behind the walls of the Colonial Quarter…you’re sure to have an inspiring evening.  33 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-315-7454 www.thedowntownbazaar.com

 

Light Up The Night Carriage Tour – One night only, this group tour takes passengers on an unforgettable, old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage tour to see the Nights of Lights come to life!  Presented by The Tasting Tours, the 45-minute tour includes a bottle of wine for two and a trip through the sparkling holiday scenery of St. Augustine. The carriage departs The Tasting Tours lounge at 6 p.m.  $59 per person.  59 Cuna St. St. Augustine.  904-325-3911 www.thetastingtours.com

SaturdaySunday: November 22 & 23

Oldest Wooden School House: A Traditional Menorcan Christmas – Celebrate a Traditional Menorcan Christmas at The Oldest Wooden School House.  Located in what was known as the Menorcan Quarter of historic St. Augustine, the School House dates back to the 1700s.  The Menorcans are the foundation of St. Augustine as a living, viable city.  Stop in to see the beautiful museum and garden lit by the soft glow of the Nights of Lights as well as a traditional Christmas tree and decor.  Winter hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. SundayThursday & 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday as well as the week of December 23January 3.  Admission is $4.95 for adults; $3.95 for children ages 6 -12, under 6 free.  14 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-824-0192 www.oldestwoodenschoolhouse.com

 

Nights of Lights Cruise – View the holiday magic of St. Augustine’s enchanting Nights of Lights from the comfort of the Osprey tour boat.  The leisurely cruise departs daily at from the Vilano Beach Pier.  Tickets are $39 weekdays and $49 on weekends.  Reservations recommended. 260 Vilano Rd., St. Augustine. www.jaxwatertours.com

Sunday:   November 23

The Holly Jolly Nights of Lights Trolley – Tickets are $12 adults; $5 children ages 6-12; free age 5 and younger.  Free parking and shuttle service to the tour is available from the Old Jail, 167 San Marco Ave. and the Old Town Trolley Welcome Center at 1700 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd. The Visitor Information Center is located at 10 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. 904-829-3800 www.trolleytours.com

 

Ripley’s Red Trains Nights of Lights Tours – The Red Train tours depart from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 – 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights through January 5th.  Tickets are $9 adults and $4 for children. The VIP No Waiting tour on Friday and Saturday nights are $12 adults and $5 for children.  Reservations and ticket purchases can be made at the website. 19 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. 904-824-1606 www.ripleys.com/redtrains

 

Gold Tour’s Private Nights of Lights Tours – Narrated tours last 45 minutes and accommodate a maximum of 6 adults and one child. Reservations are required.   Individual reservations are available nightly for our 8:30 p.m. tour.  Group tours available nightly only by prior reservation at 6 and 7:15 p.m. $15 per person or $80 for the whole bus. All tours leave from the Love Tree, 6 Cordova St., St. Augustine. 904-325-0547 www.staugustinegoldtours.com

 

Nights of Lights Wine and Carriage Tour – This group tour (8 persons maximum) meanders through the historic streets of St. Augustine for an unforgettable 45 minutes.  Includes souvenir wine glass.  Presented by The Tasting Tours, the carriage departs nightly at 6, 7, 8 & 9 p.m.  $49 per person.  59 Cuna St., St. Augustine. 904-325-3911 www.thetastingtours.com

 

Nights of Lights Biplane Tour – Magical sunset biplane flight that features an aerial view of St. Augustine’s unforgettable Nights of Lights!  Heated open cockpit holds two passengers and provides a vintage view of the setting sun and the historic streets of the Oldest City glowing in their holiday finery.  $112 per person; $198 solo.  4796 U.S. Highway N., St. Augustine. 904-625-1450 www.staugustinebiplanerides.com

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