What will you and your family do for entertainment in St Augustine and St Johns County this holiday weekend?
TOUR DE CHOCOLATE
Join City Walks on the Tour de Chocolate every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at noon for a 2-hour journey into the world of chocolate. From the Aztecs and Mayans to Europe via the Spanish Conquistadors, explore the history and indulge yourself in the wonderful world of CHOCOLATE. The tour includes all tastes and samplings, and a VERY special take home gift of chocolates. All ages welcome, Adults are $36 and Children under 10 are $25, per person. Reservations are required and are available for online reservations/purchase, where guests will save $2 per person. In addition, through January 31, all of City Walks’ historical tours will look at the origins of our holiday traditions. Make your reservation now at http://www.staugustinecitywalks.com .
SEE THE MOVIE “HOLIDAY INN” AT POTTER’S
Throughout the month of December, general admission tickets to St. Augustine’s famous Potter’s Wax Museum will include a full-length showing of Holiday Inn starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds and Virginia Dale. Show times are 11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 3 p.m.; 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
ST. AUGUSTINE GOLD TOURS — NIGHTS OF LIGHTS
Tour the dazzling display of lights in comfort and style with just 7 passengers on all electric silent shuttle bus with individual seat restraints. All tours are $7 (inclusive of 3D glasses) starting and finishing at the Old Drug Store car park on Orange Street where the kids can meet Santa. Tours take place each night, except Tuesday from 5 till 10 p.m. For more information, call 904.325.0547, or visit www.staugustinegoldtours.com.
NIGHT OF LIGHTS CARRIAGE AND WINE TOUR
Step aboard an old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage and meander the historic streets in true southern comfort on this hour-long tour. While you enjoy St. Augustine’s spectacular light display, snuggle up and indulge in delicious Spanish boutique wines. $49 per person. Tours are held Monday through Saturday starting at 6 pm and 7:30 pm. Reservations are required. 904.386.5482 www.thetastingtours.com
WINE AND INN HOLIDAY CARRIAGE TOUR
Visit the ‘Best of the Best’ Inns in St Augustine on this holiday Bed and Breakfast Tour with exclusive boutique wine tasting via horse drawn carriage! Take a narrated carriage ride along the historic streets of St. Augustine and indulge in delicious boutique wines on this 2.5-hour tour. Experience the gracious southern hospitality of 5 beautiful Inns! Tour the romantic rooms, lush gardens and much more! History, Romance, Carriage and ‘Holiday Spirits’! Priceless! Limited time only. Tours are held on Tuesday and Wednesday starting at 1 pm. $59 per person. 904.386.5482 www.thetastingtours.com
NIGHTS OF LIGHTS SUNSET SAIL
See the glittering Nights of Lights from the deck of a authentic 19th century schooner! Every night now through January will feature a memorable and beautiful sunset Nights of Lights cruise aboard the Schooner Freedom. The two-hour cruise departs from the St. Augustine City Marina at 4:15 p.m. Tickets are $45 per adults, kids 2-12 are $35, under 2 sail free, complimentary beer, wine, soda, and water provided. For reservations, call 904.810.1010.
HOLLY JOLLY TROLLEY NIGHTS OF LIGHTS TOUR
Explore St. Augustine’s famous Nights of Lights in the cozy comfort of the Holly Jolly Trolleys. Guests of all ages delight at the festive glittering lights throughout St Augustine’s historic area while enjoying caroling, hot apple cider and homemade cookies. Each guest will receive complimentary magical viewing glasses that will enhance the twinkle and glimmer of the lights. In addition, children and adults alike will get the chance to meet Santa during the tour. Tours are nightly through December 31 and take place between 6 and 8 p.m., departing from the St Augustine Visitors Information Center, located at 11 W. Castillo Drive in St. Augustine. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children. For more information, call 904.829.3800.
SANTA’S BIG RED CHRISTMAS TRAIN
Come ride Santa’s Big Red Christmas Train this Ho-Ho-Holiday Season! Get into the holiday spirit as our Big Red Trains transport you through our magical city to view the Nights of Lights celebration nightly through January 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 -9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $7 for adults ages 12 and over and $3 for children ages 3-1. Ticket includes complimentary magical glasses that make the light displays extra amazing.
PRIVATE NIGHTS OF LIGHTS TOUR CHARTERS
Plan a private tour of the Nights of Lights for your large group. Old Town Trolley Tours offers a special 40-minute tour for groups of 20 or more. Tours are available in advance every night. Private tour rates are $9 for adults and $4 for children. Tours depart from the Visitor Information Center, located at 11 W Castillo Drive in St. Augustine. For more information, call 904.829.3800.
Stop by Ripley’s Bayfront Golf at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina for a round of golf with Prancer and his friend. Bayfront Golf will be transformed into a mini-North Pole through the holidays. Bayfront Golf’s Prancer’s Putt-Putt golf is open through January 2 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Regular prices are $4.50 for adults and $3.50 for children, or just $1 per person when purchased with tickets for Santa’s Big Red Christmas Train tours. Bayfront Golf is located at 11 Avenida Menendez ion St. Augustine’s Bayfront. For more information, call 904-824-1606.