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Nights of Lights

National Geographic calls St. Augustine's Nights of Lights "One of the World’s 10 Best Holiday Displays." How can it get any better? You could win A VIP tour Nights of Lights on your choice of Trolley, Train or Horse and Carriage, that's how!

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You'll never forget Nights of Lights in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches... Florida's Historic Coast!  Nights of Lights traditionally begins the Saturday before the Thanksgiving holiday. This year, Nights of Lights "turns on" November 22, 2014, and continues through February 1, 2015.

 During Nights of Lights, St. Augustine glows with holiday magic - from the ground to the rooftops. Selected by National Geographic in 2011 & 2012 as one of the ten 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.

Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting reflects the city’s 449-year history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories.


The best way to enjoy the popular holiday lighting display is to park in the Historic Parking Facility located off Castillo Drive and enjoy the sights in one of many different ways – on foot, by bicycle or pedicab, on the Old Town Trolley or the Ripley’s Red Train, or by horse and carriage.

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Free Community First "A Christmas Story" at Anastasia State Park

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Regatta of Lights

Dec 13 --   Annual holiday parade of motorized vessels – sailboats, trawlers, shrimp boats  and many other vessels all-a-glitt

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