Holiday Happenings at St. Augustine Beach--and Beyond

Head for St. Augustine Beach for some pre-holiday cheer.

November 8, 2021

There’s lots going on in St. Augustine during Nights of Lights, of course. But did you know there are even more celebrations taking place along A1A and the beach area? From November 27 through January 1, 2022, visitors will enjoy colorful light displays all along A1A Beach Boulevard and throughout Pier Park. Here are a few of the best places and events to catch the holiday spirit in full swing.

Lighthouse Illuminations -- November 22 – January 21

You won’t want to miss this first annual Lighthouse Illuminations event at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. Visit the museum during this winter season of Tides, Tidings and Trees. Then, as the sun goes down, purchase after-hour tickets for a truly magical experience. Imagine twenty-one uniquely decorated trees, each with a distinct theme, at this special after-hours event. Themes include Shells from the Sea, Keepsake Ornaments and Old Florida, among others. Explore the Keepers’ house and grounds illuminated by lights and garlands and enjoy a sensational view of the lighthouse’s night mark. Tickets are $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for children ages 12 and under.

Beach Art Walk -- November 27, 2021
Stroll down A1A Beach Boulevard from Pope Road to A Street and visit our local artists in various locations including our parkettes and outside our local businesses. Art Walk Shop & Dine at the Beach will feature artists and artisans with handmade items ranging from paintings, photography and prints to pottery, sculpture, jewelry and stained glass. There will be many holiday-themed pieces as well as affordable gift items, special sales and even entertainment. Something for everybody from 2-7 p.m.

Surf Illumination -- December 4, 2021

This annual event at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park is a family favorite. Featuring the lighting of the St. Augustine Beach Christmas tree, Surf Illumination will also have Santa Claus and a balloon twister for children of all ages to enjoy! Several vendors will have arts & crafts including holiday themed gifts. From 4-7 p.m. For information contact 904-347-8007.

Holiday Night Market -- December 11, 2021

Bring the whole family to the second annual Holiday Night Market at the St. Augustine Pier. Stroll through the market where you will find local vendors with items for everyone on your holiday gift list. The market will offer gift wrapping for your one-of-a-kind purchases. Capture the family fun in our photo booth, discover delicious treats to take home, all while enjoying the vibrant light displays at Pier Park. From 3–7 p.m.

Light Up the NIGHT! New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show -- December 31, 2021

This year, they’re spreading the love. Instead of having thousands of people in one small location at Pier Park, visitors will be able to spread out along Beach Boulevard and enjoy the fireworks from multiple locations. It’s just like one very long block party! Local businesses will take the place of the many vendors that were crowded into Pier Park. We’ll provide a fabulous fireworks show you can enjoy from various locations along the boulevard while you patronize our local businesses for their food, beverages, and entertainment. Get a true taste of St. Augustine Beach with genuine holiday fun for the whole family at Light Up the Night! It’s all happening at the beach! From 8:30 p.m.