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 21, 2015, and continues nightly through January 31, 2016.
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.
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 450-year history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories.
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.
A few popular events are listed below but you can find a full list of events in the Calendar of Events tab in the menu at the top of this page.
May 14-May 15 -- The St. Augustine Ballet presents the Ballet of Peter Pan including swashbuckling pirates, beautiful fairies and mermaid
Nov 26-Nov 27 -- See art created from lace to limestone and crayons to crystal. More than 125 artists from around the United States are