1/01/2013

Happy New Year! This Week's Events...


Tuesday through Monday: January 1 - 7

Nights of Lights - St. Augustine's famed Nights of Lights illuminate the nation's oldest city's historic district with the gentle glow of more than three million tiny white lights, providing a luminous setting for an exciting agenda of holiday events and fun through January 31. www.NightsofLights.com 

Tuesday through Sunday: January 1-6

Winter Wonderland - The 6th Annual Winter Wonderland at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre is hosted by the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division. Winter Wonderland features North Florida's premiere outdoor ice skating rink, along with a brand new Ice Chute, RC Race Track and Kid's Room and visits with Santa! St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. Event Pricing: Each activity priced separately. Phone: 904-209-0367  winterwonderlandflorida.com

Friday: January 4

First Friday Art Walk - Experience one of St. Augustine's most popular cultural events from 5 - 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. Enjoy the latest exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at over 20 participating galleries. Tours begin at San Sebastian Winery, 157 King St. St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains and Old Town Trolleys offer attendees a complimentary shuttle service to most of the galleries. Shuttles run on a continuous loop every 30 minutes.  Info: 904-829-0065; www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com

Saturday: January 5

Living History Day at Fort Matanzas National Monument - From 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., authentically clad re-enactors will demonstrate Spanish cannons at this fortress that guarded the southern approach to St. Augustine. Admission is free including the ferry ride to and from Rattlesnake Island. Fort Matanzas National Monument is located at 8635 A1A at the south end of Anastasia Island approximately 15 miles south of St. Augustine. Info: www.nps.gov/foma; 904-471-0116

Vilano Beach Sunset Celebration - Features a spectacular sunset across the bay -- plus, dozens of market vendors, live music, local arts and crafts and more can be found on the pier! Activities are from 3 p.m. - dusk. Admission is free. Located at 115 Vilano Rd., St. Augustine. Info: 904-540-0402;  www.vilanobeachfl.com/14-events/18-sunset-celebration





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