St.Augustine Nights of Lights

Barbie Brooksher
Barbie Brooksher
Published on November 17, 2021
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The lights will be up from Saturday, November 20, 2021, to Sunday, January 30, 2022.

During the Christmas holidays, the city of St. Augustine lights up and becomes a festival of twinkling white lights every year. Visitors and long-time residents alike are treated to a wonderland of Christmas lights adorning the ancient city, beginning at the Plaza de la Constitución, with its stunning holiday tree in the center and oaks strung with beautiful lights, and stretching out to illuminate all of St. Augustine’s historic district. The roof shingle to doorway entrance, and also the downtown buildings take on a glow of holiday cheer, with millions of shiny white lights covering the historic sites, bed and breakfasts, museums, restaurants and shops of the nation’s oldest city.

This year, St. Augustine’s lights celebrates it’s 28th anniversary. The St. Augustine lights festival traces its origin to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the holidays. In 2021-22, the tradition continues, with some three million white lights twinkling on the wonderful old buildings and landmarks along the bayfront and also throughout the city’s brick-lined streets. The Christmas lights will be up from Saturday, November 20, 2021, to Sunday, January 30, 2022.

St. Augustine lights has become very famous around the world as one of the finest places to see holiday lights. The St. Augustine lights festival has been featured on the top ten lists in publications like National Geographic and Rachael Ray magazines.

St. Augustine lights, is a great place for a romantic escape. It’s amazingly magical when you time your trip to coincide with the St. Augustine lights, which is an award-winning lighted display that runs throughout the holiday season. Famously romantic, viewing the St. Augustine lights from the Matanzas River has been a long-time favorite of locals and travelers alike. The winter breeze, calm rocking of the ship, and informative guide is a great setting for a Florida Christmas holiday experience.  Schooner Freedom Charters, St. Augustine Eco Tours, and Old Town Cycle Cruise are just a couple of the options giving you a variety of ways to enjoy the Nights of Lights season along the bayfront of St. Augustine.

Though the St. Augustine lights is a reason to visit the country’s oldest city this winter,trust me it’s not the only reason.  There are so many great things to do in St. Augustine throughout the year. Also, not to mention St.Augustine lights, it’s always a romantic place to spend some time with your sweetheart. 

Up the romance and stay at one of our Select Registry Bed and Breakfasts in St. Augustine, and you have the recipe for an unforgettable getaway. Each of our Select Registry Bed and Breakfasts is dedicated to providing an authentic experience, complete with thoughtful amenities and world-class hospitality. 

The St. Augustine lights is one of the most popular holiday light displays in the country, with thousands of visitors coming year after year to marvel at the gentle glow of the city. Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to get around and enjoy the St. Augustine lights. Adventurers, there is even a way for you to experience the city-wide holiday display! First City Helicopters has been showcasing St. Augustine’s skyline of lights since the very first Nights of Lights. A flight over St. Augustine is exactly the kind of thing you would see on a Bucket List and is sure to be a memory you’ll never forget! Be sure to make your reservation ahead of time.

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