St. Augustine Colonial Night Watch
Here is footage from the Torchlight Parade in 2015:
Friday: We are pleased to join the National Park Service in presenting the nighttime tour series called Enemy at the Gates on Friday, December 1. This special presentation with a very limited amount of tickets to be sold, takes visitors in small groups through various vignettes representing historical events during the siege of 1740 in St. Augustine. In the past stations have included: Oglethorpe and his commanders discussing the siege, soldiers in the ravelin (fortified entrance area) discussing rumors, reports from Indian allies of the Spanish on Fort Mose, discussions on dwindling supply situation at Castillo, report from Engineering officer, Medical station, troops preparing for surprise attack on Fort Mose.
Saturday: Join hundreds of costumed re-enactors from St. Augustine’s Colonial History as they perform military drills and cannon and musket firing in St. Augustine on Saturday, December 2, 2016 on the grounds of the Castillo De San Marcos National Monument.
Schedule of Events Saturday, December 2, 2016
- <>Raising of the Flag with Fife and Drums
- 10:00 am Christmas Parade City of St. Augustine)
- 10:30 am Cannon Firing on the Gundeck with British Navy
- 11:00 am Fife and Drums Performance Medley – Courtyard
– Musket firings on the Cubo Line outside the Castillo
- 11:30 am Cannon Firing on the Gundeck with British Navy
- 1:30 pm Cannon Firing on the Gundeck with British Navy
- 2:00 pm Field Gun firings South Fort Green (British, Spanish)
- 2:30 pm Cannon Firing on the Gundeck with British Navy
- 3:00 pm Field Gun firings South Fort Green (British, Spanish)
- 3:15 to 4:00 pm Fife and Drum
Performance at Queen Isabella Garden (Hypolita and St. George)
- 3:30 pm Cannon Firing on the Gundeck with British Navy
- 7:00 pm Reenactors will join together in peace on this commencement of the Holiday Season. A torchlight parade will start at the Castillo at 7PM, and march to the City Gates where the Public will be invited to follow along to the Government house where Nancy Shaver, Mayor of St. Augustine will welcome those assembled. After the troops have fired a Volley of Joy from their muskets, the units will be dismissed and those left in attendance are invited to sing along in some old tyme Christmas Carols.
St. Augustine’s famous Nights of Lights will be in full swing and the Torchlight Parade makes the ambiance something to remember.