O Little Town
You can travel back in time to the night of Christ’s birth. O Little Town, A Bethlehem Experience will be held at Orange Park United Methodist Church Friday and Saturday. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. each night. The church is located at 2060 Astor Street. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.opumc.net or call 904-264-2241.
You can hear some songs of the holiday season during a holiday sing-a-long on Friday at the Friday Musicale Chorus. It will begin at 11 a.m. and it is free and open to the public.
Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings
Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine presents the holiday musical Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings beginning Friday night. This play is about the Forever Plaid Boys, who are back in action when the heavenly Rosemary Clooney calls on them to sing. The show will play on the Matuza Main Stage through January 6. Show times are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.limelight-theatre.org.
Festival of Lights
Join local runners and walkers for Jacksonville’s largest holiday celebration. The Florida Telco Festival of Lights 5K will be held on Saturday. The 1-mile Fun run will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the 5K begins at 6 p.m. in the San Marco Square. This event will be held in conjunction with San Marco’s Holiday Magic. To sign up for the run, go to www.1stplacesports.com.
Enjoy a magical evening in the San Marco Square on Saturday evening. Holiday Magic begins at 5 p.m. There will be carolers, pictures with Santa Claus, horse drawn sleigh hay rides and food.
Holiday Regatta of Lights
It’s a colorful parade of boats held on the St. Augustine Bay. The Holiday Regatta of Lights will be held Saturday, just north of the Bridge of Lions. There will be sailboats, trawlers, shrimp boats and many other vessels. Entry is encouraged for all powered craft both private and commercial. This event begins at 6 p.m. For more information, go to www.sayc2000.com.
Join the Riverside Arts Market for a festive holiday event and shopping opportunity. The Riverside Arts Market will host Holidazzle. It is extending hours until 9 p.m. for this event. There will be more than 100 artists and artisans on site with unique gift ideas. After the sun sets, there will be a series of holiday classics on a movie screen at the River Stage. For a list of specific titles and start times, go to www.riversideartsmarket.com. There will be hot chocolate for kids and drinks for adults. Admission and parking is free.
St. Marys Christmas Tour Our Town
This event is a merchant’s holiday open house day in historic St. Marys. You can see what local shops have to offer and enjoy free admission to both the St. Marys submarine Museum and the Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum all day. This event begins at 10 a.m. and lat until 5 p.m. For more information, go to www.stmaryswelcome.com.
Fashion Show and Silent Auction
St. Gerard Campus in St. Augustine will host the 29th annual Fashion Show and Silent Auction on Saturday. It will be held at the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort beginning at Noon to 3:30 p.m. You can see the latest in fashion, holiday and sportswear. The silent auction will offer more than 100 items from artwork, sports memorabilia and baskets full of holiday gifts. Ticket prices start at $35 per person. For more information on this event, call 904-829-5516 or online at www.stgerardcampus.org.