This Is Why You’ll Love St. Augustine Nights of Lights

Celebrate the holiday season with one of the most anticipated events in St. Augustine! The annual St. Augustine Nights of Lights transforms our historic town into a winter wonderland with over three million lights decorating the streets of our downtown district. If you’ve never visited St. Augustine during the holiday season before, make sure to book a room at Agustin Inn to experience the holiday magic of this great event. Before you know it, it’ll become part of your annual Christmas tradition!

If you’re searching for places to visit during your tour of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights, look no further! Access our free Vacation Guide to get fantastic recommendations for restaurants, museums, art galleries, historic sites, and shops to visit during your stay. You’ll also get a list of annual festivals and events in the area. It’s easy to plan your trip when you use our free Vacation Guide!

Don’t Miss St. Augustine Nights of Lights

Like most things in St. Augustine, the Nights of Lights has its roots in Spanish culture. Specifically, an old Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in windows during the holiday season. The candle represents the sense of welcoming that is ever-present in St. Augustine.

The 2017 Nights of Lights season begins November 18, 2017, with the Light-Up! Night Ceremony. The Light-Up! Night Ceremony takes place at the Plaza de la Constitucion, which is just a five-minute walk from Agustin Inn. The event begins at 4:00 p.m. Though the itinerary for the event hasn’t been released, the ceremony typically consists of a live performance, followed by the countdown for the lighting, followed by more performances.

Take a Tour

Thanks to the amazing displays with the Nights of Lights, St. Augustine has been ranked one of the top 10 places in the world to see holiday lights by National Geographic. With such global recognition, you’re going to want to make sure that you experience all of the beauty. There are a couple different trolley tour and carriage companies offering special “Nights of Lights” tours.  One of the most popular is the St. Augustine Nights of Lights Trolley Tour. This annual tour takes you through the downtown district, giving you the best view of the lights from the comfort of a warm trolley car. Adult tickets are just $13.99, so make sure you take advantage of this awesome tour.

If you’d prefer something a little more private, let us know! We are happy to arrange a St. Augustine Nights of Lights carriage tour for you and a loved one. This option is available as one of our add-on attractions. This is a great date-night activity that is sure to wow your loved one!

Stay at Agustin Inn


Speaking of date night, if you’re touring the Nights of Lights while on a romantic getaway, check out our romance packages! The Agustin Classic Romance Package is one of our most popular. It includes a private horse and carriage ride, a half-dozen assorted roses, a half-dozen chocolate-covered strawberries, and a gift certificate to one of St. Augustine’s incredible restaurants. We also offer the Ultimate Romance Package, which includes a private horse and carriage ride, a half-dozen chocolate-covered strawberries, champagne on ice, one dozen assorted roses, and a flameless candle waiting for you in your room! It’s never been easier to plan a weekend away.

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