What's happening? Events for Dec. 18-24

What’s happening? Events for Dec. 18-24

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FRIDAY, DEC. 18

  • DOCUMENTARY AND CONCERT: A special showing of “Local Honey,” a documentary devoted to music in St. Augustine will take place at 6:30 p.m. at The Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George St. Many musicians featured in the documentary will perform at the event. Admission is $5. For information, call 342-2857 or go to colonialquarter.com.

SATURDAY, DEC. 19

  • “THE MESSIAH:” The Edward Waters Alumni Choir and the First Church Choir perform “The Messiah” at 4 p.m. at First Church, 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. Tickets are $20. For information, call 386-437-5142.
  • “THE NUTCRACKER:” The St. Augustine Ballet presents “The Nutrcracker” at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors over 65 and children under 12. For information, call 855-222-2849 or go to saintaugustineballet.com.
  • “JOSEPH — THE HUSBAND OF MARY:” The one-person show “Joseph — The Husband of Mary” is at 7:15 p.m. at DOS Coffe and Wine, 300 San Marco Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. and admission is $10. For information, call 687-8779.
  • EXPLORE GUANA SOUTH BEACH: Join GTM Research Reserve Docents for a beach walk from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Guana South beach location, 1768 Ponte Vedra Blvd. There is a $3 parking fee per vehicle. For information, call 823-4500 or go to grmnerr.org/News-and-Events.php.
  • BIRD WALK: The National Park Service hosts a bird walk from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Fort Matanzas, 8635 A1A South. There is no entrance or parking fees required to visit the park. Programs and ferry service are subject to cancellation due to bad weather. For information, call 471-0116 or go to nps.gov/foma.
  • GUIDED WAGON TOURS: Guided Wagon Tours will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ravine Gardens State Park, 1600 Twigg St., Palatka. The tours are free with park entry. For information, call 386-329-3721 or go to FloridaStateParks.org.
  • NOCATEE FARMERS MARKET: Nocatee Farmer’s Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nocatee, 245 Little River Road, Ponte Vedra. For information, go to nocatee.com.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE: Photographers are invited to compete to take the best photo at three designated locations in Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. for information, call 609-247-8146.
  • GUIDED CEMETERY TOUR: The tour runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tolomato Cemetery, 16 Cordova St. For information, go to tolomatocemetery.com.
  • CANDLELIGHT TOURS OF VILLA ZORAYDA: Docents guide visitors on a 90-minute candlelight tour beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Villa Zorayda, 83 King St. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $8 for children 7 to 12 and free for children 4 to 6. The tour is not recommended for children 3 and under. For information, call 829-9887 or go to villazorayda.com.
  • LIGHT SHOW: A holiday light show will be synchronized to seasonal music from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ravine Gardens State Park, 1600 Twigg St., Palatka. For information, call 386-329-3721 or go to FloridaStateParks.org.

SUNDAY, DEC. 20

  • “THE MESSIAH:” The Edward Waters Alumni Choir and the First Church Choir perform “The Messiah” at 4 p.m. at First Church, 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. Tickets are $20. For information, call 386-437-5142.
  • KNIGHTS OF LIGHTS CONCERT: A free Christmas sing-along featuring The Knights of Lights takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. beneath the towering oack at St. Augustine’s Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George St. Beverages will be available at the venue’s Pescado House. For information, call 342-2857 or go to colonialquarter.com.
  • “THE NUTCRACKER:” The St. Augustine Ballet presents “The Nutrcracker” at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors over 65 and children under 12. For information, call 855-222-2849 FREE or go to saintaugustineballet.com.

 TUESDAY, DEC. 22

  • SWING DANCING: Swing dancing with Adam and Janine starts at 8 p.m. at Mardi Gras Sports Bar, 123 San Marco Ave. Newcomers can get lessons at 7:15 p.m. For information, call 823-8806.
  • HOLIDAY PARTY: Afro-American Caribbean Heritage Organization, Inc. will host a holiday party for its scholarship fund at 3 p.m. For information, email [email protected]

WENDESDAY, DEC. 23

  • CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON: The luncheon will be held at 10:30 a.m. at River House, 179 Marine St. The event is open to the community and costs $6. For information, call 209-3655.
  • OPEN MIC NIGHT: Open Mic Night with Smokin’ Joe Schauer is at 7 p.m. at Mardi Gras Sports Bar, 123 San Marco Ave. For information, call 823-8806.

 THURSDAY, DEC. 24

  • KARAOKE: Karaoke with DJ Rob St. John starts at 9 p.m. at Mardi Gras Sports Bar, 123 San Marco Ave. For information, call 823-8806.