1/19/2012

St. Augustine Events: Film Festival, Harvey, Fun Run, Cemetery Tours & More


FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY * JAN 20-22

St. Augustine Film Festival
Challenge your imagination and celebrate films at St. Augustine's Flagler College Film Festival, the newest film festival venue sponsored by the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival. Starting Thursday evening, watch movies and party with the film makers. Each film ticket is $10 general admission and $8 for students and seniors. FAST Passes are available for $15 for films only and $45 for films and parties. For a complete schedule of the films presented at various locations on the Flagler College Campus, visit http://www.fliff.com/St._Augustine, or call 904-826-8522.


Harvey at Limelight Theatre
Enjoy this family friendly comedy production about mild-mannered Elwood who insists his imaginary friend Harvey - a man sized rabbit - is real and his sister decides to have him committed. Performance times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. All performances take place at the Limelight Theatre, located at 11 Old Mission Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students and military. For more information, call 904.825.1164 or visit www.limelight-theatre.org.

SATURDAY, JAN 21

Matanzas 5K & Fun Run 
This 5K run begins from Swing Park at Francis Field, located on Castillo Drive in St. Augustine, and continues downtown along the bay front.  The race starts at 9 a.m. An awards ceremony follows the race.  Registration is $15 in advance, $25 the day of the race.
www.ancientcityrr.org 904.461.1615

Tolomato Cemetery Tours
Come explore the historic markers at the oldest extant cemetery in Florida. The self-guided and docent-led tours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Tolomato Cemetery is located on Cordova Street, the site of an earlier Franciscan Indian mission (Our Lady of Guadalupe of the Tolomato) in St Augustine. Burials officially ceased in 1884. Visits are free of charge, but visitors are encouraged to offer a donation.  All money goes to the preservation and restoration of the cemetery. For more information, visit www.tolomatocemetery.com.  

HOLIDAY TOURS AND ATTRACTIONS

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.    
      
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.
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
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 Tuesday through Sunday at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.  Last tour date is January 29.    Reservations are required. 904.325.3911 www.thetastingtours.com



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