You'll never forget Nights of Lights in St. Augustine, Florida. Nights of Lights traditionally begins the Saturday before the Thanksgiving holiday. This year, the lights turn on November 22, 2014 following a traditional evening celebration in the downtown plaza, and continue shining through February 1, 2015.
During Nights of Lights, St. Augustine glows with holiday magic – from the ground to the rooftops. Selected by National Geographic in 2011 & 2012 as one of the ten best holiday lighting displays in the world, St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights feature millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation’s oldest city.
Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting reflects the city’s 449-year history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories.
The best way to enjoy the popular holiday lighting display is to leave your car parked and enjoy the sights in one of many different ways – on foot, on the Old Town Trolley, or by horse and carriage.
The ever-so-popular Holly Jolly Trolley is back this year and will begin its tours the night after the lights shine bright! Enjoy this fun ride through the city and enjoy free homemade cookies and hot apple cider each night between 6 pm and 8 pm through New Year’s Day! Tours will board at the Visitor Information Center near the city’s parking garage facility. What is better than touring those millions of lights with 3-D glasses for a magical effect while singing popular Christmas carols through the town!