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FRIDAY, DEC. 26

‘MIRACLE ON 34th STREET THE MUSICAL’: Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., will perform the holiday classic, “Miracle on 34th Street The Musical,” at 7:30 p.m. The musical tells the story of Susan Walker, the 6-year-old girl who has her doubts about Santa Claus. Tickets are $25. For information, call 825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org.

EL GALEóN: Tour a full-sized replica of a 16th-century Spanish tall ship. Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, El Galeón Andalucia is open for daily tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. El Galeón is an exact replica of the famous galleons that played an important role in the creation and maintenance of the Spanish Empire. Built in Spain, it is similar to the galleon that brought Pedro Menendez to Florida where he founded St. Augustine in 1565. Admission is $15 for adult and $8 for youth. For information, call 824-1606 or go to elgaleon.org.

NIGHTS OF LIGHTS: During Nights of Lights, nearly three million tiny white lights bring the glow of holiday magic to St. Augustine – from the ground to the rooftops. Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting reflects the city’s 449-year history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories. The lights are displayed through Feb. 1. For information, go to nightsoflights.com.

LADIES NIGHT: Mardi Gras Sports Bar will host “Ladies Night” at 9:30 p.m. with DJ Robbie St. John playing requests of your favorite music and dance videos on 50-inch screens.

SATURDAY, DEC. 27

‘MIRACLE ON 34th STREET THE MUSICAL’: Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., will perform the holiday classic, “Miracle on 34th Street The Musical,” at 7:30 p.m. The musical tells the story of Susan Walker, the 6-year-old girl who has her doubts about Santa Claus. Tickets are $25. For information, call 825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org.

OLD CITY FARMERS MARKET: The Old City Farmers Market, located at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods and plants. The market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Admission is free. For information, call 471-3733.

FAMILY SEINING AT THE GTM RESEARCH RESERVE: GTM Research Reserve docents will host a family seigning event from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Participants will learn how to pull a seine net, to collect species of fish, crabs and more. They will also learn about the animals and their roles in the habitat. Waders and boots will be provided. The program is included with regular admission to the reserve and takes place in the Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach. For information, call 823-4500 or go to gtmnerrfamilyseine-eorg.eventbrite.com.

DOLPHIN CONSERVATION EXPERIENCE: Ripple Effects Eco Tours and Marineland Dolphin Adventure hosts a unique combination of kayak and walking tours to introduce the complete “Dolphin Conservation Experience.” A 2.5 hour kayak tour will begin at 10 a.m. The tour will venture into the Marineland Matanzas Basin where expert guides will focus on the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin natural habitat. After lunch break, walk across the street to Marineland Dolphin Adventure to be immersed in the history and legacy of conservation of this amazing 75-year-old facility. Advanced reservations are required. The cost is $55. For information, go to rippleeffectecotours.com.

EL GALEóN: Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, El Galeón Andalucia is open for daily tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. El Galeón is an exact replica of the famous galleons that played an important role in the creation and maintenance of the Spanish Empire. Built in Spain, it is similar to the galleon that brought Pedro Menendez to Florida where he founded St. Augustine in 1565. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for youth. For information, call 824-1606 or go to elgaleon.org.

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT: Experience live music, refreshments, new exhibits, book signings and much more at the galleries, antique stores and unique shops on St. Augustine’s San Marco Avenue between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios from 5 to 9 p.m. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides free parking. For information, call 823-9263.

CANDLELIGHT TOUR: The Villa Zorayda, 83 King St., is beautifully decorated for the holidays with a spectacular Christmas Tree decorated in the colors of the Zorayda – red and gold – located center stage in the Court of Lions. More than 100 candles are aglow throughout the museum as docents lead tours by candlelight of the historic former home. Adult admission is $18, children 7-12 are $8, no charge for children 4-6. The candlelight tour is not recommended for children 3 and under. Reservations are required as space is limited for each tour. Refreshments of homemade Christmas cookies, punch and hot coffee begin at 6 p.m. The candlelight tour will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. For information, call 829-9887 or go to villazorayda.com.

THE OLD TOWN ART SHOW: The Old Town Art Show – Winter will showcase more than 100 top-notch artists and craftsmen from Northeast Florida and around the country. The show is a juried art and fine craft event where each exhibitor is carefully selected with only the best work being accepted in each category. Food vendors include Sweet and Savory Crepes, Artichoke French, Crazy Good Kettle Corn, Aroma’s Coffee and the show’s mini diner. Old Time Concessions will serve sirloin burgers, barbecue and fries. The Old Town Art Show – Winter will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Francis Field on Castillo Drive. Admission is free. Parking is available in the Historic Downtown Parking facility. For information, go to oldtownartshow.com.

ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL AT FLAGLER BEACH: An array of arts, crafts and food will be available at the Arts & Crafts Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Veterans Park, A1A and Moody Boulevard, Flagler Beach. Admission is free with free parking. For information, call 352-344-0657 or go to tnteventsinc.com.

NIGHTS OF LIGHTS: During Nights of Lights, nearly three million tiny white lights bring the glow of holiday magic to St. Augustine – from the ground to the rooftops. Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting reflects the city’s 449-year history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories. The lights are displayed through Feb. 1. For information, go to nightsoflights.com.

TANGO CLASSES: Dancing with Victoria Studio will host Argentine Tango Classes at 2600 U.S. 1 South. Beginner’s level class is from 3 to 4 p.m. followed by a Practica from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Intermediate/advanced level class is from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per student. For information, call 808-7210 or go to chachavictoria.com.

SUNDAY, DEC. 28

POETRY READING: The Ancient City Poets will host a community open mic reading from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at City Coffee Company, 1280 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd. St. Augustine Speaks is an open mic series that offers poets of all skill levels an opportunity to share their poems with a loving and supportive audience. Chris Bodor, Editor-In-Chief of A.C. PAPA Literary Journal, will open the event at 3 p.m. and encourage all to share poems that speak to the theme: “Gifts of the Season.” The gatherings are held “renga style” with no emcee or sign-up sheet and ends when everyone has had an opportunity to share. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For information, go to bodor.org or call Chris at 501-0043.

‘MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET THE MUSICAL’: Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., will perform the holiday classic, “Miracle on 34th Street The Musical,” at 2 p.m. The musical tells the story of Susan Walker, the 6-year-old girl who has her doubts about Santa Claus. Tickets are $25. For information, call 825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org.

ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL AT FLAGLER BEACH: An array of arts, crafts and food will be available at the Arts & Crafts Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Veterans Park, A1A and Moody Boulevard, Flagler Beach. Admission is free with free parking. For information, call 352-344-0657 or go to tnteventsinc.com.

THE OLD TOWN ART SHOW: The Old Town Art Show – Winter will showcase more than 100 top-notch artists and craftsmen from Northeast Florida and around the country. The show is a juried art and fine craft event where each exhibitor is carefully selected with only the best work being accepted in each category. Food vendors include Sweet and Savory Crepes, Artichoke French, Crazy Good Kettle Corn, Aroma’s Coffee and the show’s mini diner. Old Time Concessions will serve sirloin burgers, barbecue and fries. The Old Town Art Show – Winter will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Francis Field on Castillo Drive. Admission is free. Parking is available in the Historic Downtown Parking facility. For information, go to oldtownartshow.com.

EL GALEóN: Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, El Galeón Andalucia is open for daily tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. El Galeón is an exact replica of the famous galleons that played an important role in the creation and maintenance of the Spanish Empire. Built in Spain, it is similar to the galleon that brought Pedro Menendez to Florida where he founded St. Augustine in 1565. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for youth. For information, call 824-1606 or go to elgaleon.org.

NIGHTS OF LIGHTS: During Nights of Lights, nearly three million tiny white lights bring the glow of holiday magic to St. Augustine – from the ground to the rooftops. Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting reflects the city’s 449-year history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories. The lights are displayed through Feb. 1. For information, go to nightsoflights.com.

SALT AIR FARMERS MARKET: Marineland Marina will host a farmers market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An array of produce, seafood, sauces, jams and cheese art will be available. For information, go to saltairfarmersmarket.com.

PLAY PETANQUE: Under the shady oaks at Lighthouse Park, 201 Red Cox Road, all are welcome to learn the game of Petanque from noon to 5 p.m. Loaner balls and lessons are provided by the Boules de Leon Petanque Club. For information, call 537-1999.

NFL SUNDAY: Mardi Gras Sports Bar hosts “NFL Sunday” with every game shown on 23 HD TV’s. Food and drink specials are available during all of the games plus free raffles and giveaways all afternoon.

MONDAY, DEC. 29

EL GALEóN: Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, El Galeón Andalucia is open for daily tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. El Galeón is an exact replica of the famous galleons that played an important role in the creation and maintenance of the Spanish Empire. Built in Spain, it is similar to the galleon that brought Pedro Menendez to Florida where he founded St. Augustine in 1565. Admission is $15 for adult and $8 for youth. For information, call 824-1606 or go to elgaleon.org.

NIGHTS OF LIGHTS: During Nights of Lights, nearly three million tiny white lights bring the glow of holiday magic to St. Augustine – from the ground to the rooftops. Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting reflects the city’s 449-year history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories. The lights are displayed through Feb. 1. For information, go to nightsoflights.com.

YOGA MONDAY: The Friends of Ravine Gardens will host Yoga Mondays 5 to 6 p.m. at 1600 Twigg St. Reservations are required. The cost is $5. For information, go to ravinegardensyoga.eventbrite.com.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Mardi Gras Sports Bar presents “Monday Night Football” with Happy Hour prices from open till close along with wing specials.

TUESDAY, DEC. 30

EL GALEóN: Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, El Galeón Andalucia is open for daily tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. El Galeón is an exact replica of the famous galleons that played an important role in the creation and maintenance of the Spanish Empire. Built in Spain, it is similar to the galleon that brought Pedro Menendez to Florida where he founded St. Augustine in 1565. Admission is $15 for adult and $8 for youth. For information, call 824-1606 or go to elgaleon.org.

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD: A hobby that took off in 2005, stand up paddleboarding provides an opportunity to see St. Augustine’s waterways and get some exercise at the same time. Anastasia Watersports, 850 Anastasia Park Road, offers a group stand up paddleboard lesson at 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. After a short tutorial, the group embarks on a two-hour easy paddle through Salt Run. The cost is $40. For information, call 460-9111.

OPEN MIC: Ann O’Malley’s, 23 Orange St., will host Open Mic Night with Smokin’ Joe from 7 to 10 p.m.

NIGHTS OF LIGHTS: During Nights of Lights, nearly three million tiny white lights bring the glow of holiday magic to St. Augustine – from the ground to the rooftops. Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting reflects the city’s 449-year history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories. The lights are displayed through Feb. 1. For information, go to nightsoflights.com.

FAMILY STORYTIME: Families with young children are invited to the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd., at 11 a.m. to enjoy songs, dancing, stories, nursery rhymes and fingerplays with Ms. Anne. Programs are aimed at ages 16 months to 5 years, but all children (including babies) and their families are welcome.

SWING DANCE LESSONS: Mardi Gras Sports Bar and the St. Augustine Rugcutters host swing dance lessons at 7:45 p.m. with lessons for beginners followed by open dancing from 8:30 to 11 p.m.

CANDLELIGHT TOUR: The Villa Zorayda, 83 King St., is decorated for the holidays with a spectacular Christmas Tree decorated in the colors of the Zorayda – red and gold – located center stage in the Court of Lions. More than 100 candles are aglow throughout the museum as docents lead tours by candlelight of the historic former home. Adult admission is $18, children 7-12 are $8, no charge for children 4-6. The candlelight tour is not recommended for children 3 and under. Reservations are required as space is limited. Refreshments of homemade Christmas cookies, punch and hot coffee begin at 6 p.m. The candlelight tour will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. For information, call 829-9887 or go to villazorayda.com.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31

BEACH BLAST OFF 2015: Kick off 2015 in seaside style at a special St. Augustine Beach event at the St. Augustine Beach Pier and Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Beach Blast Off features great food, lots of live music, ice sculptures, an exciting Kids’ Zone and fireworks. The event is from 4 to 10 p.m. The Fire and Ice Chili Cook-off – a regional qualifier for the World Chili Cook-off Championships – is from 5 to 6 p.m. A huge fireworks show ushers in the New Year at at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free. For information, call 471-2122 or go to beachblastoff.com.

NEW YEAR’S EVE 2014-2015 AT JACKIE KNIGHT’S COMEDY CLUB: The New Year’s Eve 2014-2015 at Jackie Knight’s Comedy Club, 830 Anastasia Blvd., features a cocktail reception, dinner buffet, headlining comedians, music, dancing and a champagne toast. Seating will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $80. Reservations are required. For information, call 461-8843.

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY AT THE HOLIDAY ISLE OCEANFRONT RESORT: The Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort’s New Year’s Eve Party features dancing to the hits with VJ Josh Frazetta, deluxe buffet dinner and champagne toast at midnight. There will also be a cash bar available. Price is $55 per person. Call 800-626-7263 for more details and to make reservations. Discounted room rates are available for New Year’s Eve starting at $89.

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE WHITE ROOM: The party starts at 7 p.m. and features hors d’ oeuvres, salad, dinner, dessert station, DJ, champagne toast and party favors at midnight. Dinner includes a Strawberry and Feta Salad, Pepper Seared Beef Tenderloin, Harvest Chicken, herb whipped potatoes and green beans followed by a dessert station. Drinks will be available for purchase from the bar (credit cards only). The cost is $54.95 per person.

NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH AT BEACHES AT VILANO: Beaches at Vilano, 254 Vilano Road, will host a New Year’s Eve party with live music, food and a champagne toast at midnight. Live music begins at 8:30 p.m., with Plan B playing variety and classic rock hits. The special New Year’s Eve menu includes shrimp cocktail, oysters Rockefeller, Canadian crab legs and filet mignon. There’s a countdown for midnight and a champagne toast, and the party continues until 1 a.m. For information, call 829-0589.

EL GALEóN: Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, El Galeón Andalucia is open for daily tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. El Galeón is an exact replica of the famous galleons that played an important role in the creation and maintenance of the Spanish Empire. Built in Spain, it is similar to the galleon that brought Pedro Menendez to Florida where he founded St. Augustine in 1565. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for youth. For information, call 824-1606 or go to elgaleon.org.

NIGHTS OF LIGHTS: During Nights of Lights, nearly three million tiny white lights bring the glow of holiday magic to St. Augustine – from the ground to the rooftops. Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting reflects the city’s 449-year history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories. The lights are displayed through Feb. 1. For information, go to nightsoflights.com.

WEDNESDAY MARKET: The Wednesday Market at St. Johns Pier Park runs from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The market features a large selection of produce, baked foods, jewelry and other handmade gifts. For information, call 347-8007.

COMEDYOKE: Burger Buckets, 3 Cordova St., will host Comedyoke, an open mic comedy and karaoke night. The kitchen will be open until 10 p.m. Comedyoke starts at 7 p.m. For information, call 342-5295.

HUMP DAY: Tempo Restaurant & Bar, 16 Cathedral Place, will host an open mic night from 6:30 to 10 p.m. For information, call 342-0286.

KARAOKE PARTY: Mardi Gras Sports Bar hosts a Karaoke Party with DJ Robbie St. John starting at 9 p.m. All singers will receive a raffle ticket after their performance for a chance to get into the “Money Blowing Cash Machine” for 60 seconds to grab flying cash.

THURSDAY, JAN. 1

‘MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET THE MUSCIAL’: Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., will perform the holiday classic, “Miracle on 34th Street The Musical,” at 7:30 p.m. The musical tells the story of Susan Walker, the 6-year-old girl who has her doubts about Santa Claus. Tickets are $25. For information, call 825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org.

EL GALEóN: Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, El Galeón Andalucia is open for daily tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. El Galeón is an exact replica of the famous galleons that played an important role in the creation and maintenance of the Spanish Empire. Built in Spain, it is similar to the galleon that brought Pedro Menendez to Florida where he founded St. Augustine in 1565. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for youth. For information, call 824-1606 or go to elgaleon.org.

NIGHTS OF LIGHTS: During Nights of Lights, nearly three million tiny white lights bring the glow of holiday magic to St. Augustine – from the ground to the rooftops. Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting reflects the city’s 449-year history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories. The lights are displayed through Feb. 1. For information, go to nightsoflights.com.

OPEN MIC: Tradewinds, 124 Charlotte St., will hold an open mic night from 5 to 9 p.m.

LIVE JAZZ AND SWING: Panama Hatties, 361 A1A Beach Blvd., will host live jazz and swing at 4:30 p.m. featuring E.T. Swings the Thing Band alternating with The Boston Connection every week. For information, call 471-2192.

OPEN MIC: Ann O’Malley’s, 23 Orange St., will host Open Mic Night with Smokin’ Joe from 7 to 10 p.m.

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD: A hobby that took off in 2005, stand up paddleboarding, provides an opportunity to see St. Augustine’s waterways and get some exercise at the same time. Anastasia Watersports, 850 Anastasia Park Road, offers a group stand up paddleboard lesson at 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. After a short tutorial, the group embarks on a two-hour easy paddle through Salt Run. The cost is $40. For information, call 460-9111.

THIRSTY COUNTRY NIGHT: Mardi Gras Sports Bar hosts Thirsty Country Night, the only Country Night in St. Augustine. Free line dancing lessons by Renie kick off the evening at 7:30 p.m. DJ Rob St. John will spin the top country hits at 9 p.m. Drink specials are available all night with no cover charge if you come dressed in country attire.