Always on the second weekend of December (mark your calendar for next year), all of St. Augustine’s finest historic inns open their doors for tour-goers to walk through and observe their magical Christmas-themed decor and taste from one of St. Augustine’s exclusive restaurants to top off the visit! Because there are so many to view, the inns split up allowing guests to tour half of them on Saturday and the other half on Sunday. This year the Agustin is open on Sunday! As always and much to our delight, we partnered our amazing neighbor
Michael’s Tasting Room and both look forward to really wowing our guests!
Unfortunately tickets at this point may be hard to come by. Its no surprise that the event has once again completely sold out ahead of time.
Full article with further information of this popular event here!
That second Saturday in December is one busy day and evening. Just after the tour settles and dark falls we showcase our Annual Nights of Lights Celebration throughout downtown St. Augustine! Next our Annual Regatta of Lights cranks up along the seawall between the Bridge of Lions and close to the Castillo de San Marcos!
This is a show that takes St. Augustine’s world-famous Nights of Lights onto the water, with an amazing variety of vessels showing off their brilliant lighting displays as they parade along Matanzas Bay!
Hosted by the St. Augustine Yacht Club, it’s a real dazzling sight for spectators!
From sailboats to trawlers, from yachts to shrimp boats, the Regatta of Lights participants compete for awards for the best theme, most colorful, best in class and best overall. The Regatta is an annual must-see event for visitors and locals alike during St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights holiday festivities.
This event reflects the maritime roots and rich nautical heritage of St. Augustine. To view this nautical parade, visitors can sit along the bayfront by the seawall or enjoy the view from the many restaurants that face the bay.
This is a completely FREE event to all! The show starts at 6:00 p.m. promptly!