Thanksgiving in St. Augustine

Not looking to have turkey for Thanksgiving dinner? Need something to do before or after dinner? No worries, we’ve done the research for you so you know what you can do and where to eat in St. Augustine on Thanksgiving day. 

Crescent Beach

If you are looking to put a real spin on things this Thanksgiving, why not give thanks while enjoying a slice of amazing pizza at Anthony’s Pizza, right here in Crescent Beach. We have seen a few guests pick up a few pizzas and drinks and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with their toes in the sand. Some of you won’t need any more than that, as it would be the perfect Florida Thanksgiving celebration. Hit the beach before or after a slice, it’s sure to be a memorable experience. 

Historical St. Augustine

Thanks to the end of daylight savings, the sun sets early and the “Nights of Lights” turn the historical district of St. Augustine into a mesmerizing sight of beautiful lights. Many guests choose to enjoy the sites before and after enjoying a Thanksgiving feast. It’s truly magical! 

If you have seen enough lights and need something a little different to do on Thanksgiving day, try these cool attractions we have picked for you:


  • Old Jail
  • Colonial Experience at Colonial Quarter
  • Fountain of Youth
  • The Lightner Museum
  • Old Town Trolley Tours, both day and Nights of Lights
  • Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse
  • Ripley’s Big Red Christmas Train


  • Athena Restaurant
  • Aviles Restaurant 
  • Columbia Restaurant
  • Harbor View Cafe
  • Meehan’s Irish Pub
  • OC White’s Seafood 
  • Raintree Restaurant
  • The Cuban Cafe & Bakery


Most of the restaurants have a Thanksgiving menu to choose from, both traditional and their own spin on Thanksgiving cuisine. To get phone numbers and locations for the listed venues, click here.


The weekend of Thanksgiving the 54th Annual Art & +Crafts Festival will be held at Francis Field! After a day of shopping at local shops, stroll on over to Francis Field to find unique gifts for the upcoming holiday celebrations. There is estimated to be 130 artists displaying their work for all to see and purchase. The art festival will feature art such as: paintngs, pottery, jewelry, glassware, sculptures, fiber art, photography, mixed media, fine hand-crafted creations and more! It’s the perfect place to find something extra special for this holiday season. 

Admissions for the festival is a $2 donation and the hours are as follows: Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 1, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To learn more click here. 

As we gear up for Thanksgiving we want all of our regular readers and guests to know how thankful we are for all of you. Seeing our guests create memories makes our day and allows us to truly mean it when we say we love our jobs!

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