Saint Augustine holds a tradition called the “Nights of Lights”. The origin of the Nights of Lights traces back to the Spanish Tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays.
These lights are usually put up the Saturday before thanksgiving. This year the lights were turned on November 21st, 2015 and will stay lit until January 31st, 2016. Nights of Lights was actually selected by the National Geographic in 2011 and 2012 as one of the best holiday lighting displays in the world!
During the nights of lights, every part of town is lit up with millions of tiny white lights. There are constant events going on in Saint Augustine during this time, from free admission to the light house to downtown bazaars, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy! The best way to experience this wonderful celebration is to stay overnight in the city to be able to take in the tours, dining, and entertainment that Saint Augustine has to offer!
It does get a little crowded around this time, so I’ve found that it’s best to park a little further away and walk over the downtown area. Once you’re there, take one of the red trolley tours or explore on your own to see all of the lights!
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