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St. Augustine’s 64th Annual Christmas Parade ushers in the holiday season with floats, festive decorations and plenty of fun. Lots of local organizations participate in this event, making it one of the largest parades in Northeast Florida. Holiday season decorations adorn all the entries, from floats to marching bands to antique cars and horses and carriages. Even Santa joins in the spectacle, as visitors and locals alike come down to the historic district to watch the procession.
The parade began at the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission of Nombre de Dios at 27 Ocean Ave., proceeded south through downtown and then finished behind the Visitors Center at 10 West Castillo Drive. Spectators could view the parade from the historic streets of downtown St. Augustine. After the parade, everyone was welcome to stop by the Plaza de la Constitución to have pictures taken with Santa.
EMMA Concert Association presented their annual Holiday Traditions concert with First Coast Opera on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Lewis Auditorium. This concert was a performance by First Coast Opera of “Amahl and the Night Visitors. First Coast .TV missed the Opera because of previous commitment, but was able to bring you highlights of the second half of the performance. ENJOY
St. Augustine’s 63rd Annual Christmas Parade brings in the holiday season with floats, bands, antique cars, horses, festive decorations and plenty more. Local organizations participate, making it one of the largest parades in Northeast Florida.
The parade began at the Mission of Nombre de Dios at 27 Ocean Ave., proceeded south through downtown and finished behind the Visitors Center at 10 West Castillo Drive. Spectators could view the parade from the historic streets of downtown St. Augustine.
St. Augustine lit up and became a festival of twinkling lights as it hosts its annual Nights of Lights. Visitors and residents are treated to a wonderland of lights adorning the ancient city, beginning at the Plaza de la Constitución, and stretching out to all of St. Augustine’s historic district. From roof shingle to doorway entrance, the downtown buildings take on a glow with millions of twinkling lights covering historic sites, bed and breakfasts, museums, restaurants and shops of the nation’s oldest city. St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights festival traces its origin to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays. In 2017 the tradition continues, with some three million lights twinkling on old buildings and landmarks along the bay front and throughout the city’s brick-lined streets. The lights will be up from November 18, 2017, to January 31, 2018. Nights of Lights has become famous around the world as one of the finest places to see holiday lights.