Christmas on Florida's Historic Coast

Make your Christmas merry and bright with special events to celebrate the season.

The Christmas season in St. Augustine is known for its sensational Nights of Lights holiday display. During Nights of Lights, white lights glow from the sidewalks to the rooftops, over the Bridge of Lions and trail through approximately 20 city blocks in St. Augustine’s Historic District.

When planning a holiday trip to St. Augustine to view Nights of Lights displays, keep these popular holiday events in mind:

Holiday Regatta of Lights

Typically held on the second Saturday in December, this annual holiday tradition features boats decorated with brilliant lighted displays. The regatta will light up St. Augustine’s Matanzas Bay between the Bridge of Lions and Castillo de San Marcos.

Luminary Night

Luminary Night at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is a family-friendly tradition with activities for all ages. Visit with Santa, enjoy yuletide refreshments, and see the lighthouse’s spectacular holiday decorations and lighting displays. This event takes place on December 1, 2020.

Living History Saunter

Living history interpreters present a timeline of St. Augustine’s colonial events in the town’s historic district. Get in on the action from the City Gate, down St. George Street, all the way to Aviles Street.

St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival

The Annual St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival held Thanksgiving weekend at Francis Field, features more than 100 painters, potters, jewelers, photographers, glass and fiber artists, sculptors, and woodworkers displaying one-of-a-kind handmade goods.

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