You haven’t truly experienced St. Augustine until you’ve seen its unique architecture covered in millions of dazzling lights and twinkling with holiday splendor. Every holiday season, Nights of Lights St. Augustine, captures the hearts of all who see the extraordinary holiday display. From November to January tiny white lights are strung throughout the city, covering everything from walkways to rooftops. For unforgettable holiday memories, experience St. Augustine’s festival of lights and discover the city’s best attractions with our complimentary Vacation Guide.
Nights of Lights St. Augustine: Come See the City Glisten
By now, you’ve probably fallen in love with the magic of our city’s charm. You’ll be glad to know that you’re not the only one. Nights of Lights was named one of the “10 Best Holiday Lighting Displays in the World” by National Geographic Traveler. Since then, the city shines brighter each year and the award-winning holiday spectacle draws more and more visitors to St. Augustine.
Three Unforgettable Ways to Enjoy St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights
A Walking Tour | No time limit!
Perhaps one of the best things about the annual Nights of Lights festival is that the entire spectacle can be admired for free. The City of St. Augustine invites everyone to fall in love with the holiday sparkle that engulfs 20 blocks of the historic district. All you will need for your personalized walking tour are comfortable shoes, a lively holiday spirit, and a camera to capture photos at your favorite spots. As you take in the glistening lights be sure to walk over the sparkling Bridge of Lions and stop to admire the twinkling candy cane stripes on the St. Augustine Lighthouse.
Old Town Trolley’s Tour | 30-45 minutes
This famous Nights of Lights tour, charms visitors and locals alike. The unmistakable St. Augustine Nights of Lights trolley promises a night right filled with caroling, holiday cheer, exclusive giveaways, and stunning views the Nation’s Oldest City.
Florida Water Tours | 75 minutes
Throughout the holiday season you can hop aboard the Osprey and take in the best of the season on this St. Augustine Nights of Lights boat tour. Onboard you’ll receive a complimentary cup of hot cocoa, and special viewing glasses. Plus, adults 21 and over are welcome to purchase drinks from the boat’s bar. To see tour times and other special holiday cruises, visit Florida Water Tours.
Ripley’s Red Train Tour | 60 minutes
Take a ride on Ripley’s holiday train, for a unique view the enchanting lights that cover St. Augustine. Each night, the classic red train winds through the twinkling cobblestone streets to dazzle spectators with sights of the light-covered Christmas tree at Plaza de la Constitución, and the sparkling grandeur of the Lightner Musuem.
With so many amazing tours, nearly three million lights to see, and even more fantastic holiday attractions you may be considering spending a few days in the Nation’s Oldest City. If that’s the case, look no further! Agustin Inn is a St. Augustine favorite, and offers everything you need for a magical holiday getaway. Each day of your stay you’ll be treated to a delicious gourmet breakfast, unlimited snack bar, and relaxing amenities. A peaceful night in our cozy guest rooms, is the perfect way to top off your splendid holiday adventure in St. Augustine.
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