Free, Family-Friendly Holiday Festivities In St Augustine

St. Augustine, Fla. (November 24, 2014) Community First Credit Union’s “A December To Remember” featuring several free, family-friendly holiday festivities kicks off this Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

This Friday, November 28 at 4pm, the gates to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will open and families are invited to explore a completely transformed, holiday-themed Amphitheatre. Thousands of lights illuminate the trees and walkways which are decorated with elf houses, holiday characters and a beautiful, towering Holiday Tree. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. families can enjoy free train rides, face painting, a bounce house, nightly snowfall and visits with Santa! At 6 p.m., the holiday classic “It’s A Wonderful Life” will be shown on an 18-foot tall movie screen for all to enjoy!

 

On Saturday, November 29 families are invited back to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for an Elf Workshop and Holiday Storytime Reading celebration. The Elf Workshop will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Plaza and features art educators from local elementary schools leading fun holiday art projects including decorating ceramic pins, making ornaments and origami snowflakes and constructing stick puppets! There is no cost for the Elf Workshop and children will have their own unique, festive creations to take home! Teachers leading the Elf Workshop will be Linda McAnarney of Julington Creek, Jamie Wardley of Palencia, Cassandra Lietz of Webster and Rick Greenbough of Crookshank. This very special workshop was made possible by the Friends Of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The Holiday Storytime Reading will begin at 6 p.m. in the Catering Room of the Amphitheatre. Led by SJCCA students, families can hear holiday favorites such as “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”, “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and more read aloud. Families are encouraged to bring pillows and blankets. Free train rides, face painting, Santa visits and a nightly snowfall will also be a part of the festivities starting at 4pm.

Community First Credit Union’s “A December To Remember” is a month-long series of family-friendly, community-based holiday festivities from November 28 through December 20. This year’s series is packed with exciting holiday events such as free movies screenings, two free holiday concerts (The Rockapella Holiday Revue on December 10 and The Manhattan Transfer Christmas show on December 11), an Elf Workshop, Holiday Storytime Reading, food trucks movie night, a production of “Yes, Virginia The Musicalby Murray Middle School, drive-in theatre nights and more. Ticketed events include Daryl Hall & John Oates on December 6 and Trampled By Turtles on December 12. A full schedule is located on Pages 2 and 3.

The Amphitheatre will be open to the public and fully decorated all month long with lights, festive décor, a holiday tree, an Elf Village and festive music. Families are invited to enjoy free train rides, visits with Santa, face-painting and a bounce house during the free holiday events held at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. All free, family-friendly events at the Amphitheatre are presented by Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre (FOSAA). For a complete listing of free and ticketed events, see the Calendar of Events on Page 2 or visit www.staugamphitheatre.com and www.facebook.com/adecembertoremember


Events List

Saturday, November 29 – Elf Workshop & Holiday Storytime Reading
Doors Open at 4pm with Santa Visits, Train Rides, Face Painting, Bounce House & Elf Workshop
Children’s Storytime Reading at 6pm
@ The St. Augustine Amphitheatre 1340 C A1A South St. Augustine, FL
Presented by Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

**Saturday, December 6 – Daryl Hall & John Oates**
Doors open at 7pm / Show at 8pm
@ The St. Augustine Amphitheatre 1340 C A1A South St. Augustine, FL

Wednesday, December 10 – Rockapella Holiday Revue
Gates to Plaza open at 4pm with Santa Visits, Train Rides, Face Painting and Bounce House
Seating Area Opens at 6pm / Show at 7pm
@ The St. Augustine Amphitheatre 1340 C A1A South St. Augustine, FL
Presented by Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Thursday, December 11 – The Manhattan Transfer Christmas Show
Gates to Plaza open at 4pm with Santa Visits, Train Rides, Face Painting and Bounce House
Seating Area Opens at 6pm / Show at 7pm
@ The St. Augustine Amphitheatre 1340 C A1A South St. Augustine, FL
Presented by Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Friday, December 12 – Murray Middle School presents “Yes, Virginia The Musical”
Gates to Plaza open at 4pm with Santa Visits, Train Rides, Face Painting and Bounce House
Seating Area Opens at 6pm / Show at 7pm
@ The St. Augustine Amphitheatre 1340 C A1A South St. Augustine, FL
Presented by Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

**Friday, December 12 – Trampled By Turtles**
Doors open at 8pm / Show at 9pm
@ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Saturday, December 13 – Food Trucks & A Movie featuring “Home Alone”
Gates to Plaza open at 4pm with Santa Visits, Train Rides, Face Painting and Bounce House
Movie Feature at 6pm
@ The St. Augustine Amphitheatre 1340 C A1A South St. Augustine, FL
Presented by Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Wednesday, December 17 – Pecha Kucha Vol. 6: Bliss (**Content may not be suitable for children under the age of 16**)
Pecha Kucha Vol. 6 at 6pm
@ The St. Augustine Amphitheatre 1340 C A1A South St. Augustine, FL

Friday, December 19 – Drive-In Movie featuring “A Christmas Story”
Bounce House open at 5:30pm
Movie Feature at 7pm
@ Anastasia State Park St. Augustine, FL

Saturday, December 20 – Drive-In Movie featuring “Miracle On 34th Street”

Parking lot opens at 5:30pm
Movie Feature at 7pm
@ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Presented by Precision Turf

Saturday, December 20 – The St. Augustine Fire Department Chili Cook Off & A Double Feature Movie Night featuring “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Elf”
Gates to Plaza open at 12:30pm with Train Rides, Face Painting and Bounce House
Chili Cook Off and Santa at 2pm / “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” at 6pm / “Elf” at 8pm
@ The St. Augustine Amphitheatre 1340 C A1A South St. Augustine, FL
Presented by Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre







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