Enjoy plenty of special events during Nights of Lights

Holiday happenings you won’t want to miss during Nights of Lights.

October 6, 2020

27th Annual Night of Lights

Enjoy this holiday season during the 27th Annual Nights of Lights winter festival November 14, 2020, through January 31, 2021. See the 3 million-plus lights display that National Geographic magazine deemed one of 10 best places in the world to see holiday lights.

Explore all the holiday events connected to Nights of Lights, which take place throughout the Florida’s Historic Coast.

Nights of Pints

November 14, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Coinciding with St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights, local St. Augustine breweries are hosting Nights of Pints with a passport for craft beer lovers and stops at local breweries.

Christmas at the Villa Zorayda Museum

November 20 & 21, 27 & 28; December 5, 11, 19, 26-28, 30 & January 2

Join us this holiday season for a special Christmas experience at Villa Zorayda Museum The villa is decorated for the holidays with a spectacular Christmas tree and more than 100 candles throughout the museum.

55th Annual St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival

This event has been canceled for 2020.

Hosted by the St. Augustine Art Association on Thanksgiving weekend, the event features more than 150 artists offering painting, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, photography and mixed media along with musical performances at Francis Field. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A $2 donation at the gate is requested.

Luminary Night

December 1 & 3, 2020

Luminary Night at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is a family friendly tradition during Nights of Lights. This year from 7-9 p.m. the Lighthouse will host the first-ever drive-thru event with various festive stations set up for families to enjoy. This Holiday-themed events includes volunteer elves, holiday carolers, and the opportunity to pick up pre-purchased luminary kits. Then on Thursday, December 3, families around the community will light their luminaries at 6:30 p.m. to be shared via social media through the hashtag #Luminary2020.

Palm Valley Boat Parade

December 5, 2020

The Palm Valley Boat Parade takes place in Ponte Vedra Beach and is an annual tradition of lighted boats to celebrate the holiday season. The 6 p.m. parade route is seven miles of the Intracoastal in Palm Valley.

Rails to Trails Festival

This event has been canceled for 2020.

Hosted by SEA (Spuds/Elkton/Armstrong) Community Help Resource Center, this festival at Armstrong Park is a celebration of our Gullah Geechee heritage and features cultural arts and crafts, food vendors, historical films, heritage corridor discussions, live music and a bike ride.

Holiday Regatta of Lights

This event has been canceled for 2020.

This is an annual holiday parade, hosted by the St. Augustine Yacht Club, of motorized vessels - sailboats, trawlers, shrimp boats and many other vessels decorated with brilliant lighted displays. Beginning at 6 p.m., the boats will light up St. Augustine’s Matanzas Bay between the Bridge of Lions and Castillo de San Marcos.

EMMA Concert Association Presents Holiday Pops Concert

December 16, 2020

EMMA Concert Association presents the Holiday Pops Concert. The concert takes place at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $40. Admission for youth and students with identification is $5.

St. Augustine Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

December 18 - 20, 2020

St. Augustine Ballet’s The Nutcracker is a family friendly holiday classic production comprised of student and professional dancers. Performances are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Admission is $25-$35.

Changing of the Guard

Date TBA

The Changing of the Guard ceremony, performed by the St. Augustine 1740 Spanish Garrison, begins at 6:30 p.m. Participants will muster at the Colonial Quarter at 5:45 p.m. and march to St. George Street Governor’s House Cultural Center & Museum and the City Gate. The Changing of the Guard ceremony is 6:30 p.m.

Living History Saunter

Date TBA

Living history interpreters present a timeline of St. Augustine’s colonial history in the town’s historic district with a saunter from the City Gate down St. George Street to Aviles Street from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Participants wear the garb and gear of the city’s military and civilian colonial environs from 1513-1784.

To learn more about these and other Nights of Lights festivities, check out our Nights of Lights page or visit our interactive Calendar of Events.

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