2014 Holiday Schedule
December 5, 2014 ~ The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be on Friday, December 5, 2014, from 6:00 – 6:30 pm at the gazebo in the center of San Marco Square. There will be music from Hendricks Elementary students and words from our City Councilwoman and neighbor, Lori Boyer, along with San Marco Preservation Society Past President, Diane Martin.
December 7, 2014 ~ North Florida O.R.C.A.S. will be holding their 2014 Holiday Light Parade of Radio Controlled Boats on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at Colonial Manor Lake Park (San Jose Duck Pond), 3625 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 32207. The parade starts at 6:00 pm.
December 13, 2014 ~ Holiday Magic in the Square will be on Saturday, December 13, 2014. The merchants in San Marco will be closing down the streets in anticipation of Santa’s arrival. There will be carriage rides , a petting zoo, and the shops will be staying open late for shopping. 1st Place Sports will also be hosting the Festival of Lights 5k run that night as well (see their website for details).
December 14, 2014 ~ San Marco Preservation Society Luminaria Celebration will be on Sunday, December 14, 2014. You may purchase a kit from SMPS for $10.00 in front of Bank of America on Saturday, December 13th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm or Sunday, December 14th from 11:00 am til…while supplies last. Each kit contains 12 bags, 12 candles and sand. Everyone who lives in the San Marco Area is invited to light luminaries along the street in front of their house.
December 14, 2014 ~ The San Marco Live Nativity Scene will also be on Sunday, December 14th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. It will be near the intersection of Arbor Lane and Laurel Road.
2015 SMPS Membership Benefits Program
It’s that time of year again ~ time to renew your San Marco Preservation membership or, if you don’t have one, it’s time to join. The holiday season is upon us and what better way to celebrate the season than by shopping at local San Marco merchants and enjoying the discounts they have to offer.
In 2014, in order to thank our members for the benefit of their support through membership dues, San Marco Preservation Society engaged our local San Marco merchants and retailers to structure a program that would benefit the entire community. When you shop local, 2014 / 2015 SMPS members (who present their Membership Cards) can enjoy the following:
» One complimentary glass of a “Preservation feature” (red or white wine) with the purchase of $20.00 or more at Taverna
****Be sure to check back at the new year for updated merchants and discounts****
How it Works: Become a member of the San Marco Preservation Society by purchasing your membership online or mailing a check (made payable to “San Marco Preservation Society”) to: 1468 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207.
Once you have purchased your membership, you will receive a letter in the mail acknowledging your membership along with your 2015 SMPS Membership Benefits Card. You MUST present your card in order to receive these benefits from our generous merchants.
Your card is YOUR responsibility. Thank you for supporting San Marco!
Farm to Table Dinner
The 2014 Farm to Table Dinner was held on October 25, 2014, in Whatley Park and it was a GREAT success thanks to all those who attended!! SMPS would like to personally thank all those who came out and enjoyed an evening of good food, good drink, and excellent company. We would also like to give a giant THANK YOU to all the restaurants, farms, breweries and distilleries who were involved in making this evening so enjoyable….
Bistro Aix, Corner Taco, Dig Foods,
Bakery Ribault, Berry Good Farms,
Grape and Grain, St. Augustine Distilleries,
Palm Ridge Distilleries, Intuition,
Aardwolf, and Veterans United Beers
**Check out the photos from the dinner on our gallery page**