Celebrate Christmas in St. Augustine
As the weather around the country begins to descend into freezing temperatures and the holiday season marches on, you may find yourself dreaming of exotic, tropical locales where it feels like spring or summer year-round and there’s not a snowflake in sight. If your ideal Christmas vacation includes sun-soaked days of laughter and fun on the beach, look no further than the tropical paradise that is St. Augustine, Florida!
The Ocean Gallery offers a bevy of fine vacation rental properties to give guests the full-fledged St. Augustine Christmas experience of cozy accommodations and a plethora of joy-filled activities and attractions. Read on to learn more about the heartwarming and magical sights and events that await you during your St. Augustine Christmas vacation!
Cheerful St. Augustine Christmas Events and Attractions
Beginning in late November each year and lasting throughout January, historic downtown St. Augustine is brimming with millions of lights during their Nights of Lights festivities. The annual St. Augustine Christmas Parade also takes place in the historic downtown area, which ends with photo opportunities with Santa at the Plaza de la Constitución.
Another incredible parade that is entirely unique to St. Augustine takes place during nights of this event is the Colonial Night Watch Torchlight Parade, during which re-enactors take on the roles of important members of St. Augustine’s colonial history. The parade embarks from the Castillo de San Marcos and leads to the City Gates, after which members of the public are invited to join in the parade down St. George Street to the Government House, where volleys are fired and carols are sung to commence the season.
The Annual Holiday Tour of Bed and Breakfast Inns is another of the delightful St. Augustine Christmas events that takes guests on a self-guided tour of over twenty historic inns decorated for the holidays, with treats from local restaurants at each stop. Other spectacular events include the St. Augustine Lighthouse Luminary Night, the annual Holiday Regatta of Lights Boat Parade, and the Annual Christmas Tour of Homes in the historic downtown area.
Reserve Your Christmas Getaway with The Ocean Gallery!
There’s no place quite like St. Augustine to carry on with your cherished Christmas celebrations. Gazing out over the shimmering waves of the Atlantic Ocean, the stresses and worries of life melt away, leaving you with only the warm feelings of the holiday spirit.
Trade in snow for sand for your White Christmas on the beaches of St. Augustine this holiday season! Contact our dedicated reservations team today to learn more about fun things to see and do in St. Augustine during Christmas or any other time of year when you reserve one of our magnificent vacation rentals as your own seaside oasis!