Here’s how to enjoy the Nights of Lights:
This ceremony marks the beginning of the Nights of Lights. The festivities include a musical performance by Showtime USA at St. Augustine’s City Hall, followed by a concert from the All Star Orchestra at the Plaza de la Constitución Gazebo, where the lighting ceremony will take place.
December 6 Castillo by Candlelight: Enemy at the Gates
A candlelight tour of the Castillo de San Marcos invites visitors to step back in time and observe British and Spanish officers as they prepare for the siege of 1740.
December 7 Colonial Night Watch Weekend
This parade and celebration invites you to take part at the Castillo de San Marcos as it becomes Fort St. Marks for the weekend in honor of the 1763-1784 British influence in St. Augustine.
December 7 St. Augustine Christmas Parade
This display of floats, bands, cars, horses, and Santa will travel downtown from the Mission Nombre de Dios.
December 7 & 8
10th Annual Villa Zorayda Candlelight Tours
Tour the beautiful Villa Zorayda showcasing stunning Christmas decorations for the holidays.
December 14 Holiday Regatta of Lights
The Victory III invites visitors to brighten up the waters as part of its holiday boat parade.
December 14 Castillo Holiday Open House
Lit by lantern light, the Castillo de San Marcos offers an opportunity to interact with over 300 years of living history, complete with reenactors and cannon firings.
December 14 & 15
26th Annual B&B Holiday Tour
This weekend tour showcases more than 20 inns and 11 Cultural Heritage properties decorated with the theme Movies of Christmas.
December 21, 28 & 30
St. Augustine Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Enjoy this family friendly holiday classic production comprised of student and professional dancers.
And here’s how to get there:
Free Nights of Lights Park and Ride Shuttle returns offering transportation into the heart of downtown within easy walking distance to San Marco Ave., St. George St., The Bayfront and Avilés St. during one of the busiest times of the year.
Free Nights of Lights Park & Ride Shuttle
DATES: Friday, November 29; Saturday, November 30 and Saturdays in December
TIMES: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
WHERE TO PARK:
St. Johns County Health Department, 200 San Sebastian View
The San Marco Lot, 301 San Marco Ave.
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