The St. Augustine area is a favorite among families all year round. Of course many come to see our beaches in the summer, but families really like to travel to our little town in the fall, especially November. Right now, it’s not steaming hot, and it’s by far not chilly. The wind is a little breezier for us native Floridians, but our wonderful guests say it’s perfect.
If you are looking to visit the area this November, here are four events that the whole family will love:
1. Holly Jolly Shopping Spree 2019
This is an amazing event!!! On November 16th from 9 a.m to 4 p.m, you can enjoy a tour of the shops and restaurants of Uptown San Marco in the St. Augustine historic district. Participants get to enjoy complimentary wines, brunch and other fun treats to help kick-off the holiday spirit. Admission for this event is $50 per person.
2. Nights of Lights Ceremony
After you have enjoyed the Holly Jolly Shopping Spree be sure to get ready to have stars twinkle in your eyes as the Nights of Lights illuminates St. Augustine when the Mayor turns on the three million lights! Folks come from all around the world to see this spectacular event, so make your reservations soon!
3. Historic Lincolnville Festival
Kick off the month of November with crafts, food, music and tons of fun! November 8-10, come enjoy a celebration of history and culture at the Historic Lincolnville Festival. This event is free for all ages. There will be a concert on Friday evening called A Night of Jazz, featuring Doug Carn. Tickets for the concert are $25 at the door. You can purchase the tickets in advance at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center.
4. 54th Annual Art & Craft Festival
Who doesn’t love art and crafts during this time of year? Get your holiday shopping out of the way and find unique gifts for your family and friends. The 54th Annual Art & Craft Festival will be held on November 30th and December 1st at Francis Field. Admission is a $2 donation at the gate. Saturday, the fun is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, it is from 10 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
Looking for ways to get into the Thanksgiving spirit? Load up the family on all the fun and experiences to enjoy at this year’s November celebrations in St. Augustine. While every season is spectacular, this time of year never disappoints and we are always looking forward to the lighting up that holiday spirit. Whether you are local or long distance, if you are looking for some events to be thankful for this season, check out what St. Augustine has to offer. With plenty of memories to keep from the quality time you’ll spend with your family, this is the perfect time of year to truly be thankful.