Plan Christmas in July: Experience the Enchanting Nights of Lights Festival in St Augustine

Step into a winter wonderland with the renowned Nights of Lights festival in St Augustine, Florida. As the 30th Annual Nights of Lights approaches, this beautiful holiday lights display promises to illuminate the historic district with over 3 million dazzling lights. Experience the enchantment as St Augustine transforms into a magical destination. As a bonus, our conveniently located guest houses, just a short walk away, provide the perfect accommodation for an unforgettable stay.

 Immersive Light Displays and Festive Atmosphere:

The Nights of Lights festival runs from November 18, 2023, to January 31, 2024, casting a mesmerizing glow over the city’s historic landmarks. Stroll through the streets of downtown St Augustine, where businesses stay open later, allowing you to savor delectable meals amidst the captivating lights and explore charming shops adorned with festive decorations. From the architectural marvels of Flagler College and the Lightner Museum to the enchanting side streets of Cordova and Orange, each corner unveils elaborate light displays that will leave you in awe.


Unforgettable Events and Activities:

During your visit, indulge in the array of events and activities that make Nights of Lights even more magical. Mark your calendar for the upcoming highlights:

  • December 2nd – Christmas Parade and Surf Illumination: Delight in the festive spirit as a lively parade winds its way through the streets, culminating in a mesmerizing surf illumination that adds a unique coastal touch to the celebrations.
  • December 9th – Santa Suits on the Loose 5K and Regatta of Lights: Join the holiday-themed 5K run, where participants don Santa suits and spread cheer throughout the city. In the evening, witness the stunning Regatta of Lights as boats adorned with dazzling displays sail along the waterfront.
  • December 10th – Christmas Tour of Homes: Explore the historic homes of St Augustine, adorned with festive décor, during this enchanting tour that showcases the city’s rich heritage and holiday traditions.


Light-Up! Night and Heartwarming Traditions:

The festivities kick off with the much-anticipated Light-Up! Night. Experience the joy as Showtime USA presents a captivating performance of beloved holiday musical favorites. Then, let the All-Star Orchestra serenade you with swing and

 big band sounds at the Plaza de la Constitución Gazebo. As the clock strikes 6:30 p.m., the entire plaza illuminates in a grand switch-on ceremony, officially marking the beginning of Nights of Lights. The celebration continues with the concert, creating a magical ambiance until 7:30 p.m.


Embracing the Spirit of Hospitality:

While immersing yourself in the splendor of Nights of Lights, make our guest houses your home away from home. Conveniently located within walking distance of the festival, our beautifully appointed suites offer comfort and relaxation after a day of exploration. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere, then retreat to the tranquility of your accommodation for a restful night’s sleep.


Take advantage of the opportunity to experience the extraordinary Nights of Lights festival in St Augustine. Let the magical ambiance created by millions of twinkling lights and the welcoming spirit of this historic city enchant you. Immerse yourself in the heartwarming traditions, indulge in delightful events, and capture unforgettable memories. Book your stay at our guest houses and make this year’s Nights of Lights a truly remarkable holiday experience.

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