Your Easy Guide to New Year’s Eve in St. Augustine

Ring in the new year in the Nation’s Oldest City! Our normally quiet town lights up with fireworks and fun during this holiday. Whether you want to spend time on the water or enjoy a dazzling display on the beach, be sure to welcome New Year’s Eve in St. Augustine. Read on to learn all about the most popular event in the area, as well as some romantic activities to start your year the right way.

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve in St. Augustine at the Beach Blast Off

Most of our guests spend their entire stay at Agustin Inn touring the historic downtown district. However, there are some outstanding beaches near St. Augustine that are worth a visit. The most popular is St. Augustine Beach, which hosts the town’s premier New Year’s Eve event. The Beach Blast Off is held at St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park. This is a little less than a 20-minute drive from Agustin Inn. Luckily, the city usually offers a free shuttle service to and from Old Town St. Augustine. We encourage all of our guests to take advantage so you won’t have to worry about finding parking during this busy event. The Beach Blast Off runs from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m., with a fireworks display at 8:30 p.m. Attendees can usually expect to see family-friendly activities, like a kids’ zone, face painting station, a fun photo booth, and more. 

Tour the Nights of Lights

If you’re like us, then you’re not quite ready to get out of the Christmas spirit after December 25th. If you visit St. Augustine for New Year’s Eve, you can keep celebrating with festive lights for a little while longer. The town’s world-famous Nights of Lights event typically lasts until the final day of January. That means that you’ll be able to enjoy the twinkling lights and good cheer during your stay.

We suggest booking a private horse and carriage ride to enjoy a quiet tour of the lights. You can include this in your reservation through our add-on attractions. If you really want to go above and beyond, you can book our Ultimate Romance Package. Aside from the carriage tour, it includes a half-dozen chocolate-covered strawberries, complimentary Champagne on ice, one-dozen assorted roses, and a flameless candle!

You can also book the St. Augustine Nights of Lights Trolley Tour, which takes you through the downtown district in the comfort of a warm trolley car! Schooner Freedom also offers a Nights of Lights Sunset Sail, which lets you see the twinkling lights from the Matanzas Inlet. 

Book Your Stay at Agustin Inn

When it comes to celebrating New Year’s Eve in St. Augustine, there’s only one place to stay! Agustin Inn features gorgeous guest rooms, convenient amenities, and a delicious daily breakfast — all in one convenient location! Don’t forget to book one of our vacation packages to enhance your stay.

Check our availability and book your stay today! We look forward to having you.