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Friday, Dec. 12

ST. AUGUSTINE ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY CONCERT: Enjoy an evening of holiday music at 8 p.m. in the gilded age ambiance of the Lightner Museum, 25 Granada St. The program includes the beloved “Nutcracker Suite” along with many other holiday favorites. The St. Augustine High School Chamber Singers will perform several selections with the Hallelujah Chorus from “Messiah” as the finale. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students and are available online at staugustineorchestra.org or at the door.

‘JOSEPH – THE HUSBAND OF MARY’: Lee Weaver brings his unique Christmas presentation to DOS Wine & Coffee; 300 San Marco Ave. Food and drink will be served at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Admissions is $10. Guests will hear all about the First Christmas from one who was there. Weaver’s uniquely delivered presentation will tell all, including how he met Mary. A Q&A with Joseph will be a new addition this year. For information, email [email protected]

‘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.

‘YES, VIRGINIA THE MUSICAL’: The Amphitheatre will welcome the holiday season with “Yes, Virginia” as part of A December to Remember at 7 p.m. The musical features drama students from Murray Middle School. Admission is free; donations to the school will be accepted. The Amphitheatre opens to the public at 6 p.m. with free activities for children including an elf village, train rides, face painting, Santa visits, a bounce house and holiday décor. For information, go to staugamphitheatre.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.

CANDLELIGHT TOUR: The Villa Zorayda, 83 King St., will hold its 5th  Annual “Candlelight Tour” of the museum at 6 p.m. Adult admission is $15, children 7-12 are $6, and children 4-6 are free. The Candlelight Tour is not recommended for children 3 and under. Reservations are required as space is limited. For information call 829-9887 or go to villazorayda.com.

CHRISTMAS Farmers Market at World Golf Village: Local vendors from northeast Florida will offer a variety of fresh produce and other items from 1 to 5 p.m. along the Walk of Champions at World Golf Village, One World Golf Place. Free admission and parking. Call 904-940-4133 or go to worldgolfhalloffame.org.

KAYAKING OLD FLORIDA: Guided by Master Naturalists, these kayak tours explore the coastline of Pellicer Creek – one of the most pristine waterways in all of Florida. The three-hour tour departs from Faver-Dykes State Park, 1000 Faver-Dykes Road, at 1 p.m. Tickets (which include park admission, guide service, kayak and gear) are $55 for adults and $45 for ages 15 and under. For information, call 347-1565 or go to rippleeffectecotours.com.

WINE TASTING TO BENEFIT HOMELESS: Amistad, 4255 A1A South, Suite 10, is hosting a wine tasting to benefit the Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition of St. Johns County from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. All proceeds from this fundraiser go to the Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition of St Johns County Children’s Educational Building Fund. Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition (ESHC) of St Johns County provides Transitional Housing for Homeless Children and their parents who have encountered difficult times and are in crisis in St Johns County. Guests will be able to shop for beautiful fair trade gifts for the holidays, while enjoying live music amd a holiday wine tasting. For information, call 824-6623.

A NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM: The Memorial Lutheran School, 3375 U.S. 1 South, presents a special, one-night living history presentation titled “A Night in Bethlehem” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Visitors get counted in the census, explore the marketplace, taste authentic foods, visit a stable with live animals and chat with Joseph & Mary as they hold their newborn child. Admission is free. For information, call 797-8777 or go to LutheranChapelSchool.com.

TRAMPLED BY TURTLES CONCERT: Progressive bluegrass group Trampled By Turtles and their special guest, Nikki Lane, will perform in concert at 9 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. Doors open at 8 p.m. Standing-room-only tickets are $25. For information, call 209-0399 or go to pvconcerthall.com.

NATIVITY CELEBRATION: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 5490 County Road 210 W., presents a nativity celebration featuring hundreds of nativities, musical performances, children’s activities, artwork, tours, refreshments and a living nativity from 5 to 9 p.m. Guests are asked to bring canned goods to benefit a local food bank. For information, go to christmasnativity.org/jacksonville.

HAUNTED PUB POKER RUN: Support the educational programs and archaeology research at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum during the Haunted Pub Poker Run from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Guests will receive a playing card at each of the six pubs on the tour. Door prizes for the best hand will be presented at the final stop. The cost is $30 per person in advance and $35 at the door, or $50 per couple in advance and $55 at the door. Tour begins at White Lion at 6:30 p.m. All hands must be turned in at Meehan’s by 10 p.m. For information, go to staugustinelighthouse.org.

A TRADITIONAL MENORCAN CHRISTMAS: Celebrate a traditional Menorcan Christmas at The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, 14 St. George St. Located in what was known as the Menorcan Quarter of historic St. Augustine, the schoolhouse dates back to the 1700s. The Menorcans are the foundation of St. Augustine as a living, viable city. Visitors are invited to stop in to see the museum and garden lit by the soft glow of the Nights of Lights. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $4.95 for adults and $3.95 for children ages 6-12. Children under 6 free. For information, call 824-0192 or go to oldestwoodenschoolhouse.com.

DANCING DEFIES DEMENTIA: The Onto The Next Institute Inc. will host “Dancing Defies Dementia,” an alcohol-free dance party for boomers and seniors of all ages. This fun-filed event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Willie Galimore Center, 399 Riberia St. A local DJ will spin oldies and dance tunes. The cost is $7 per person or $10 for you and a friend. Kids under 12 years are free. For information, call 436-5265 or email [email protected]

‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’: Jason Woods will present “A Christmas Carol” at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach. Ebeneezer Scrooge is a coarse old miser who doesn’t celebrate the season and wishes ill will on all who do. On a freezing Christmas Eve, he is visited by the ghost of his business partner Jacob Marley, who warns that he will be haunted by three spirits. Woods transforms into over 25 characters as he describes every shadowy phantom, every mouth watering morsel of Christmas dinner and each tear of joy from this beloved tale. General admission is $15.

Saturday, Dec. 13

‘MIRACLE ON 34th STREET THE MUSICAL’ PLUS SANTA STORIES: 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. St. Augustine storyteller Chris Kastle will be telling legends and stories of Santa Claus from all over the world prior to select performances. Storytelling will begin around 7 p.m. For information, call 825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org.

HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER: A Holiday Open House to benefit the Empty Stocking Fund will be held from noon to 8 p.m. at the home of Lynn and Debby Willis, 740 S. Heritage Creek Way. For information, call 825-1231 or 386-566-7040.

‘DELIGHTFUL DECEMBER’: “Delightful December,” a children’s holiday art workshop for ages 4-10, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at The Art Studio. The cost is $20. RSVP is required. For information, call Stacey at 599-0086.

FOOD TRUCKS & A MOVIE: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 C A1A South, presents Food Trucks & A Movie featuring “Home Alone” at 6 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m. with Santa visits, train rides, face painting and bounce house. Seating area opens at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Concessions will be available for purchase.

GTM Reserve Guided Trail Hike: Join GTM Research Reserve volunteers from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for a 1.5 mile guided walk along the Guana Trail. After the walk, visit the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center. There is a $3 parking fee. For information, call 823-4500  or go to gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com.

CITY WALKS PET FRIENDLY TOURS: Bring Fido to join City Walks for a free Pet Friendly Tour of St. Augustine’s Historic District. The tour departs at 10 a.m. from Tour Saint Augustine’s office, 4 Granada St. Pets must be leashed and reservations are required. For information, call 825-0087 or go to staugustinecitywalks.com.

ADVANCED MATANZAS BASIN KAYAK EXPEDITION: Ripple Effect’s lead guide, Danny Lippi, provides experienced kayakers with a special adventure into the GTM NERR using single Necky Elias, Chatham and Looksha 17 kayaks. The 3-hour expedition departs Marineland Marina at 1 p.m. The cost is $65 per person and includes a general admission pass to Marineland Dolphin Adventure.  For information, call 347-1565 or go to rippleeffectecotours.com.

‘SURROUNDINGS’: Brilliance In Color, 25 King St., will present an exhibition, titled “Surroundings,” which features the latest creations from Matthew J. Cutter, one of the area’s renowned painters. The public is invited. Cutter will be on-hand greeting collectors. For information, call 810-0460 or go to cutterandcutter.com.

OLD CITY FARMERS MARKET: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 State Road A1A South, will host the Old City Farmers Market. The market includes locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday. Admission is free. For information, call 471-3733.

BOOK SIGNING WITH DEBBIE SPILLER: Visit the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum Visitors’ Center to meet Debbie Spiller and purchase an autographed copy of the children’s holiday book, “Snowball’s Adventure” written by Jerry Gamache and illustrated by Spiller. “Snowball’s Adventure” is fun reading for children as he saves Santa and the elves, just in time for Christmas Eve. For information, go to staugustinelighthouse.org.

REGATTA OF LIGHTS: The annual holiday parade featuring motorized vessels all-a-glitter with brilliant lighted displays will begin at 6 p.m. Awards will be made for the best theme, most colorful, best in class and best overall. The boats will light up St. Augustine’s Matanzas Bay between the Bridge of Lions and Castillo de San Marcos. The Regatta of Lights is hosted by the St. Augustine Yacht Club. For information, call 824-9725 or go to staugustineyachtclub.com.

‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’: Jason Woods will present “A Christmas Carol” at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach. Ebeneezer Scrooge is a coarse old miser who doesn’t celebrate the season and wishes ill will on all who do. On a freezing Christmas Eve, he is visited by the ghost of his business partner Jacob Marley, who warns that he will be haunted by three spirits. Woods transforms into over 25 characters as he describes every shadowy phantom, every mouth watering morsel of Christmas dinner and each tear of joy from this beloved tale. General admission is $15.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT CASTILLO DE SAN MARCOS: Park Rangers and volunteers will bring the history of the Castillo to life at this free community event. Experience the Castillo after dark and mingle with the soldiers, sailors, marines, and civilians who have served within the Castillo’s walls. A three gun cannon firing will signal the opening of the event at 6 p.m. Additional cannon demonstrations will follow at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. For information, call 829-6506, ext. 233, or go to nps.gov/casa.

21ST ANNUAL BED AND BREAKFAST HOLIDAY TOUR: “The Music of Christmas” is a two-day tour from 1 to 5 p.m. each day featuring 24 inns throughout historic St. Augustine. Each day, 12 inns open their doors to display entertaining decorations and scenes based on Christmas carols, holiday pop tunes and other music of the season. Each inn is paired with a distinguished St. Augustine restaurant or other culinary partner offering savory nibbles, sweet treats and other refreshments. The self-guided tour is easily navigated on foot, but a special tour shuttle also will offer transportation along the route. Tickets are $30. For information, go to staugustinebandbtour.com.

BLACK RAVEN’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOW: Santa Claus returns to the Black Raven Pirate Ship to visit all the good pirate boys and girls. See what happens when Blackbeard and Captain Hook steal Santa’s bag of presents. Come aboard and help the Black Raven’s crew rescue Christmas. The Black Raven sets sail at 2:15 p.m. from the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, for this special 90-minute holiday cruise. Call for reservations. Tickets are $34.95 for adults; and $24.95 for children ages 3-12. For information, call 877-578-5050 or go to pirateshipblackraven.com.

SING THE CHRISTMAS JOY: “A Festive Spanish Christmas” and the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah” are featured in this first concert of the new season of the St. Augustine Community Chorus.  The concert takes place at 7:45 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place. Tickets are $20 each in advance and $25 at the door. Student tickets are $5. For information, go to staugustinecommunitychorus.org.

A TRADITIONAL MENORCAN CHRISTMAS: Celebrate a traditional Menorcan Christmas at The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, 14 St. George St. Located in what was known as the Menorcan Quarter of historic St. Augustine, the schoolhouse dates back to the 1700s. The Menorcans are the foundation of St. Augustine as a living, viable city. Visitors can see the museum and garden lit by the soft glow of the Nights of Lights as well as a traditional Christmas tree and decor. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $4.95 for adults and $3.95 for children ages 6 -12. Children under 6 are free. For information, call 824-0192 or go to oldestwoodenschoolhouse.com.

NIGHTS OF LIGHTS & HOLIDAY TRADITIONS PLAZA STROLL: Tour St. Augustine will host a free Nights of Lights & Holiday Traditions walking tour to enjoy the amazing views while learning the historical significance of the ‘white lights’ and exploring how the colonial-era tradition has become a famous modern-day spectacle not to be missed. Tours depart at 7 p.m. from the Tour St. Augustine office, 4 Granada St. For information, call 825-0087 or go to staugustinecitywalks.com.

SANTA SUITS ON THE LOOSE 5K: The Third Annual Santa Suits on the Loose 5K, to benefit St. Augustine Youth Services (SASY), is a walk/jog/run starting at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park at 8 a.m. The race follows a flat 3.1 mile course through St. Augustine Beach neighborhoods. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Entry fee is $35 per person. A Santa Suit is guaranteed to the first 300 adult registrants. Children will receive a Santa-inspired T-shirt. For information, go to sayskids.org/santa.

TOYS FOR TOTS CHRISTMAS TRAIN: The Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) will sponsor the 2014 Toys for Tots Christmas Train operating between Jacksonville and Miami. The train will stop at San Sebastian View Crossing-East at 8:10 a.m. FECR’s Christmas Train offers its employees, their families, customers, and suppliers an opportunity to contribute to the Toys for Tots program in the communities along the east coast of Florida. In coordination with Toys for Tots, a contribution of toys will be delivered to representatives in eight Florida cities by Santa, who will be onboard the Christmas Train. Representatives of the United States Marine Corps will be on hand at each stop to receive the donated toys and distribute them to needy children in the local communities.

Sunday, Dec. 14

‘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.

SEASIDE WILDLIFE GARDEN DEDICATION: Everyone is invited to the 2 p.m. formal dedication ceremony for the new Seaside Wildlife Garden located at the St. Johns Cultural Council Center just south of the St. Johns County Ocean Pier in St. Augustine Beach. The Seaside Wildlife Garden is a St. Johns County, University of Florida/IFAS Master Gardner Project designed, installed and maintained by Master Gardener volunteers. For information, call 808-7330.

BED AND BREAKFAST HOLIDAY TOUR: “The Music of Christmas” is a two-day tour from 1 to 5 p.m. each day featuring 24 inns throughout historic St. Augustine. Each day, 12 inns open their doors to display entertaining decorations and scenes based on Christmas carols, holiday pop tunes and other music of the season. Each inn is paired with a distinguished St. Augustine restaurant or other culinary partner offering savory nibbles, sweet treats and other refreshments. The self-guided tour is easily navigated on foot, but a special tour shuttle also will offer transportation along the route. Tickets are $30. For information, go to staugustinebandbtour.com.

BLACK RAVEN’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOW: Santa Claus returns to the Black Raven Pirate Ship to visit all the good pirate boys and girls. See what happens when Blackbeard and Captain Hook steal Santa’s bag of presents. Come aboard and help the Black Raven’s crew rescue Christmas. The Black Raven sets sail at 2:15 p.m. from the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, for this special 90-minute holiday cruise. Call for reservations. Tickets are $34.95 for adults; and $24.95 for children ages 3-12. For information, call 877-578-5050 or go to pirateshipblackraven.com.

SING THE CHRISTMAS JOY: “A Festive Spanish Christmas” and the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah” are featured in this first concert of the new season of the St. Augustine Community Chorus.  The concert takes place at 1:45 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place. Tickets are $20 each in advance and $25 at the door. Student tickets are $5. For information, go to staugustinecommunitychorus.org.

LIVING NATIVITY: A live Nativity will be presented by children of St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 5205 A1A South, at 3 p.m. The enactment of the birth of Jesus will include the scene of Mary and Joseph being turned away from the inn, visits by angels and shepherds, and the birth of the Christ child. There will be live animals, Christmas carols and holiday festivities. The Living Nativity will be presented outside the church community center. Parking is free. Everyone is welcome. For information, call 471-5364 or go to stanastasiacc.org.

HOLIDAY IN THE GARDENS & MONTHLY PLANT SALE: Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast, will have live holiday entertainment, arts and crafts for kids, family activities and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 1 to 5 p.m.  Free park entry with donated toy or canned food item.  For information, call 386-446-6783 or go to floridastateparks.org/washingtonoaks.

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE: Local contemporary fused glass artist and teacher Susan Goracy has brought an eclectic mix of local artisans together for a one-day handmade holiday art boutique from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at her downtown Victorian home, 8 Sevilla St. Shoppers will find the front porch of the Victorian turned into a gift boutique where each artist will offer a table displaying only quality handmade art for purchase. To add to the spirit of giving, a portion of the artists’ earnings will be donated to S.A.F.E. Pet Resuce Inc. of St. Augustine. Available art will include fused glass creations, Victorian-style ornaments, vintage-style folk art, handmade cards, upcycled and recycled gifts, jewelry, small paintings and unique home décor. For information, call Susan Goracy at 826-1520 or enail [email protected]

A TRADITIONAL MENORCAN CHRISTMAS: Celebrate a traditional Menorcan Christmas at The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, 14 St. George St. Located in what was known as the Menorcan Quarter of historic St. Augustine, the schoolhouse dates back to the 1700s. The Menorcans are the foundation of St. Augustine as a living, viable city. Visitors are invited to stop in and see the museum and garden lit by the soft glow of the Nights of Lights as well as a traditional Christmas tree and decor. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $4.95 for adults and $3.95 for children ages 6 -12. Children under 6 free. For information, call 824-0192 or go to oldestwoodenschoolhouse.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. 15

A TRADITIONAL MENORCAN CHRISTMAS: Celebrate a traditional Menorcan Christmas at The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, 14 St. George St. Located in what was known as the Menorcan Quarter of historic St. Augustine, the schoolhouse dates back to the 1700s. The Menorcans are the foundation of St. Augustine as a living, viable city. Visitors are invited to stop in and see the museum and garden lit by the soft glow of the Nights of Lights as well as a traditional Christmas tree and decor. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $4.95 for adults and $3.95 for children ages 6 -12. Children under 6 are free. For information, call 824-0192 or go to oldestwoodenschoolhouse.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.

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. 16

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.

YIPPEE KI YAY HOLIDAY: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 C A1A South, presents Yippee Ki Yay Holiday featuring “Die Hard” with Papercutt at 6 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. “Die Hard” will be showing at 6 p.m. followed by a concert featuring Papercutt. Admission is free. Must be 17 and older with I.D.

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 to attend.

A TRADITIONAL MENORCAN CHRISTMAS: Celebrate a traditional Menorcan Christmas at The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, 14 St. George St. Located in what was known as the Menorcan Quarter of historic St. Augustine, the schoolhouse dates back to the 1700s. The Menorcans are the foundation of St. Augustine as a living, viable city. Visitors are invited to see the museum and garden lit by the soft glow of the Nights of Lights as well as a traditional Christmas tree and decor. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $4.95 for adults and $3.95 for children ages 6 -12. Children under 6 are free. For information, call 824-0192 or go to oldestwoodenschoolhouse.com.

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.

Wednesday, Dec. 17

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.

PECHA KUCHA VOL. 6 BLISS: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 C A1A South, presents Pecha Kucha Vol. 6: Bliss at 6 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Content might not be suitable for children under the age of 16. Admission is free. Concessions will be available for purchase.

MAIN LIBRARY BROWN BAG LUNCH PROGRAM: At the Brown Bag Lunch Program at 12:30 p.m. in the Main Library, 1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., Susan Herrera of Amistad will discuss the topic of fair trade goods and showcase products from her store. Items will be available for purchase with complimentary gift wrapping. The program is free and open to the public. Guests are welcome to bring their own brown bag lunch to eat during the presentation. For information, call the Main Library at 827-6940.

CANDLELIGHT TOUR: The Villa Zorayda, 83 King St., will hold its 5th  Annual “Candlelight Tour” of the museum at 6 p.m. Adult admission is $15, children 7-12 are $6, and children 4-6 are free. The Candlelight Tour is not recommended for children 3 and under. Reservations are required as space is limited. For information call 829-9887 or go to villazorayda.com.

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.

A TRADITIONAL MENORCAN CHRISTMAS: Celebrate a traditional Menorcan Christmas at The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, 14 St. George St. Located in what was known as the Menorcan Quarter of historic St. Augustine, the schoolhouse dates back to the 1700s. The Menorcans are the foundation of St. Augustine as a living, viable city. Visitors are invited to stop in and see the museum and garden lit by the soft glow of the Nights of Lights as well as a traditional Christmas tree and decor. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $4.95 for adults and $3.95 for children ages 6 -12. Childre under 6 are free. For information, call 824-0192 or go to oldestwoodenschoolhouse.com.

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.

CHRISTMAS DINNER: The St. Augustine South Improvement Association Christmas Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at the 709 Royal Road Clubhouse. Dinner includes turkey, ham and all the trimmings. Admisison is free for members and $6 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. For information, call Theresa at 794-5129.

Thursday, Dec. 18

‘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.

A TRADITIONAL MENORCAN CHRISTMAS: Celebrate a traditional Menorcan Christmas at The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, 14 St. George St. Located in what was known as the Menorcan Quarter of historic St. Augustine, the schoolhouse dates back to the 1700s. The Menorcans are the foundation of St. Augustine as a living, viable city. Visitors are invited to see the beautiful museum and garden lit by the soft glow of the Nights of Lights as well as a traditional Christmas tree and decor. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $4.95 for adults and $3.95 for children ages 6 -12. Children under 6 are free. For information, call 824-0192 or go to oldestwoodenschoolhouse.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 be spinning 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.