As the holiday season approaches, your seasonal bucket list is definitely filling up, but keep some room open because you will want to add one more experience. If you are looking for seasonal activities in Florida, watch the lights from the most historic city in the U.S.; Nights of Lights will glow the streets in St. Augustine with a magical display like no other.
This traditional holiday light display is named as top ten in the world by National Geographic. You will see the city covered in magical lights from the ground to the rooftops, in the most amazing setting.
The best thing about this event is that it is free of charge and you will be witnessing millions of tiny white lights from each corner and facade.
From oak trees to sidewalks, the Nation’s Oldest City will bright and gleam during the darkest hours. Nights of Lights begins the Friday before Thanksgiving and continues until January. This year, the display will kick off on November 23rd.
There will be over 20 blocks covered in lights and for starters, you can begin your expedition at The Plaza de la Constitución with the Christmas tree as your backdrop. There will be live music performances during the weekends as well.
After, you can visit The Bridge of Lions where you can experience the lights along the water.
You can tour the Nights of Lights in many different ways but one of the best ways to view the lights are riding aboard the Old Town Trolley’s Famous Nights of Lights Tour or the Ripley’s Big Red Christmas Train Nights of Lights Tour.
General admission for the trolley is $13.99 and the VIP ticket for the Ripley's Big Red Christmas Train costs $14.99. Other ways to watch the lights are through a carriage tour, a guided tour or on a luxury golf cart. For more information about the different tours and packages click here.
Nights of Lights
Location: You can start at The Plaza de la Constitución
When: November 23rd, 2019 through January 31st, 2020
Why you need to go: This is one of the largest light displays in Florida featuring over one million lights.