The Saint Augustine yearly Nights of Lights spectacular is a sure-fire holiday favorite
Every year I love to see how our beautiful downtown explodes in brilliant and beautiful decoration for the holiday season. Everywhere you look, tiny little tea lights illuminate the landscape, turning it into a living postcard wonderland. And it’s so pretty that you don’t even need the snow.
Nights of Lights traditionally begins the Saturday before the Thanksgiving holiday. This year, Nights of Lights “turns on” November 19, 2016, and continues nightly through January 31, 2017. During Nights of Lights, St. Augustine glows with holiday magic – from the ground to the rooftops. Selected by National Geographic in 2011 and 2012 as one of the 10 best holiday lighting displays in the world, St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights feature millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation’s Oldest City.
The best way to experience Nights of Lights is to plan an overnight stay so you can soak up the sparkly, festive atmosphere and enjoy all the dining, tours, and entertainment this award-winning holiday celebration has to offer.
Parking for a fee is available in the St. Augustine Downtown Parking Garage, located off Castillo Drive. On select dates during Nights of Lights, there is a free Park ‘n Ride Shuttle available. To learn more about parking options and the Park ‘n Ride Shuttle, visit our ParkStAug.com site. To download the Park ‘n Ride Shuttle schedule and map, click here.
Nights of Lights can always be enjoyed on foot, by bicycle or pedicab, on the Old Town Trolley’s Famous Nights of Lights Tour or the Ripley’s Red Train, or by horse and carriage.
See Saint Augustine with Old Town Trolley Tours
Explore St. Augustine’s famous Nights of Lights in the cozy comfort of our Trolleys. Guests of all ages delight at the festive wonderland of the historic area glittering with millions of tiny white lights. This tour is an annual tradition for thousands, and is sure to be one of your favorite holiday outings. Click here to purchase trolley tour tickets for Nights of Lights 2016.
St. Augustine Recognized with Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Award
Condé Nast Traveler has announced the results of its 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with St. Augustine, Florida, recognized among the Best Small Cities in the World. St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city, is located in the northeast area of Florida, and placed 9 out of 15 in the category of Best Small Cities in the United States. If you visit Florida, Florida’s Historic Coast is a must-see.