19th Annual Holiday Tour of Bed and Breakfast Inns and More Holiday Fun This Weekend

Ho Ho Ho!  The 19th Annual Holiday Tour of Bed and Breakfast Inns will take place this weekend, December 8th & 9th.  This year’s theme is the 12 Days of Christmas and, yes, we have been assigned Six Geese A-Laying!  Our holiday decorations will be more traditional than the above – Kelly and Janice are putting together a Victorian-period display of the geese.  The tickets have recently sold out, so we hope you got yours in time!  Of course, you are welcome to come by anytime and see our holiday decorations.

More events this weekend include:

Friday: December 7
First Friday Art Walk 
Enjoy the latest exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at more than 20 St. Augustine art galleries.  Park for free at the San Sebastian Winery, 157 King Street, where sightseeing trains and trolleys offer free round-trips to the heart of the art district – or go on your own self-guided art walk.  Galleries are open from 5 to 9 p.m.  904.829.0065 ArtGalleriesofStAugustine.com

Friday and Saturday:  December 7 & 8
Santa’s Village
Santa’s Village is open at 3 Cordova Street in St. Augustine. From 6 to 9 p.m. guests can visit with Santa, make a craft, enjoy hot cocoa, sing holiday karaoke, play reindeer games or enjoy a movie. Admission is $3, or FREE with the purchase of Red Train Sightseeing or Nights of Lights Tour. 904-824-1606

Saturday: December 8
Regatta of Lights 

Regale your eyes with a holiday parade of boats from 15 to 85 feet in length – sailboats, trawlers, shrimp boats, and many other vessels all-a-glitter with brilliant lighted displays ranging from patriotic to whimsical. Awards will be made for the best theme, most colorful, best in class, and best overall. Beginning at 6 p.m., the boats will light up Matanzas Bay between the Bridge of Lions and Castillo de San Marcos. The Regatta of Lights is sponsored by the St. Augustine Yacht Club.  904.824.9725 sayc2000.com

Saturday and Sunday: December 8 & 9
19th Annual Holiday Tour of Bed and Breakfast Inns
Tour of more than 23 historic inns where participants enjoy each Inn’s dazzling Christmas season displays and enjoy taste treats throughout the Tour: Each Inn unites with one of St. Augustine’s leading restaurants and confectioners, who serve complimentary samples. The tour takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. each day; half of the inns welcome visitors on Saturday, and half on Sunday. Tickets are $25. Proceeds from the Holiday Tour will benefit a local charity. staugustinebandbtour.com