From the cobblestone streets of the historic district to the seemingly endless white-sand Crescent beaches, Saint Augustine has a specific character that you can not find anywhere else – especially during the Christmas season! The comfortable December climate of Northern Florida opens up a world of Christmas activities and experiences that you simply can’t find anywhere else! Here are four of the hundreds of reasons you should spend this Christmas in Saint Augustine.
Nights of Lights
There is something magical about the millions of twinkling lights blanketing the oldest city in America during Christmas time. From the historic buildings of Flagler College, to the Lightner Museum to the small businesses lining Avenida Menendez, the Nights of Lights highlight the unique architecture of the city and magic of the Christmas season. Experience the beauty yourself from November 23rd to February 2, 2020. Enjoy the lights by foot, trolley, boat or horse and carriage!
Charming Places to Stay
Rest and relaxation is key to any holiday getaway. Saint Augustine has a lot to offer when it comes to unique and comfortable places to stay. Just a short drive from the streets of downtown Saint Augustine, and comfortably tucked into the dunes of Crescent Beach, Beacher’s Lodge offers the perfect place to rest your head after a busy day of exploring all Saint Augustine has to offer this holiday season.
St. George Street
Last-minute Christmas shopping… we all do it! There is no better place to find one-of-a-kind, unique gifts for the ones you love than Saint George Street. Located in the heart of Downtown Saint Augustine, peruse down the alleys full of the most charming small businesses around. From Manly Toys and Hobbies to handcrafted sea glass jewelry at the House of Z, you’re guaranteed to find a little something for everyone on your list. Wander down a side street and stop for a quick bite or a glass of wine at one of the many restaurants, cafes or bars tucked away from the hustle and bustle of St. George Street. Even kick back around a fire at Stogies Jazz Club & Cigar Bar! St. George Street and the areas surrounding are a must-do during your time in St. Augustine this Christmas season!
Looking to escape the cold? Saint Augustine boasts a perfectly comfortable 69 °F average temperature throughout the month of December. Just right to enjoy a walk on the beach during the day, then a warm cup of hot cocoa by night. You can also plan a Christmas holiday to Saint Augustine with confidence knowing you will see sunny days because December is one of the least rainy months of the calendar year with only 5 days of rain on average!
Switch it up this holiday season and discover the magic Saint Augustine has to offer! You will quickly realize that there is so much to do in the nation’s oldest city, especially during this most wonderful time of the year!