Nights of Lights - St. Augustine, Florida
The Tasting Tours
Join us for the biggest HOLIDAY event of the season!! We offer several Wine and Carriage tours during the Nights of Lights Celebration offering you the opportunity to “Eat, Drink, Experience” St. Augustine! Choose from our Wine & Carriage Group Tour (Group carriage ride with wine), “Lovers” Tour for Two (romantic, private carriage ride for two with wine), “Haunted Lights” Wine & Carriage Group Tour (haunted tales Group carriage ride with wine), or see the lights by water on our “Wine & Water” Tour (Group boat ride with wine)! Awarded the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ from TripAdvisor for 2011-2015!
Celebrating 22 years in the Nation's Oldest City
During the Holidays, St. Augustine becomes a truly magical place with millions of tiny white lights adorning the city. This award-winning, annual event “Nights of Lights” is celebrated with festivities on “Light Up Night” to kick it off. Holding the distinct honor as one of the 10 Best Holiday Displays In The World by National Geographic, this years’ 22nd Anniversary event begins on November 21st.
On “Light Up Night”, downtown St. Augustine is filled to bursting with festive crowds enjoying live Holiday music performed at the Gazebo in the Plaza de la Constucion. Residents and visitors alike wait for the lighting of the Christmas tree, followed by the crowd-participated countdown and the Mayor of St. Augustine flipping the switch, lighting up beautiful downtown St. Augustine with millions of tiny white lights glowing bright and magical everywhere you look. Call it a Florida "Winter Wonderland". It's truly a sight to behold, and is sure to send you straight into the holiday spirit, filling your heart with all the magic that comes during this most wonderful time of the year. During the 10 weeks of “Nights of Lights”, you’ll find that the holidays in St. Augustine offer more things to do than you’ll have time for.
There's Something Special About St. Augustine's Nights of Lights
During Nights of Lights St. Augustine, romance is in the air as couples stroll the streets hand-in-hand or take a horse and carriage ride from their B&B to their favorite restaurant. Many couples say their vows in gorgeous Holiday weddings. And families can be seen on the Holly Jolly Trolley or Santa's as they joyfully sing Christmas Carols. Enjoy history, romance, and precious family time this holiday season during Nights of Lights in St. Augustine.
Things to Do In St. Augustine During Nights of Lights St. Augustine
First, on top of good news, there's more good news. Not all, but many of these events are free. Just check our calendar by clicking on the links to find out all the details. Vilano Beach hosts the Dressing of the Palms, a very Florida sight to behold as palm trees wrapped in holiday lights reflect across the ocean. St. Augustine Beach holds Surf Illumination with the lighting of their Christmas Tree and holiday festivities.
Additional Holiday Attractions in St. Augustine
Many of these are long-held St. Augustine traditions you'll have to see to believe, and will allow you in on both ancient and recent St. Augustine history. Highlights include Luminary Night at St. Augustine Light House, the Garden Club Tour of Homes, the two-day 22nd Annual St. Augustine B&B Holiday Tour,and the Reindeer Run followed by the 61st Annual Christmas Parade--an event not to be missed if you can help it.
Wait, Wait, Wait--There's Still More to Do During St. Augustine Nights of Lights
Experience the Colonial Night Watch Torchlight Parade, Love Lights at the Lightner, the Holiday Regatta of Lights, Santa Suits on the Loose 5K Walk/Run, Holiday in the Gardens, the St. Augustine Orchestra Holiday Concert, the St. Augustine Community Chorus Christmas Program, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Nutcracker performed by the St. Augustine Ballet, the St. Augustine Winter Spectacular,and Community First Credit Union’s “A December To Remember”.
We suppose you'll have to come back next year to take in all the fun.
When: November 21, 2015 (Light-Up Night) through January 31, 2016
Where: Saint Augustine, Florida
Stingray Extreme Speedboat Adventures
Looking for an afternoon excursion or a great vacation memory? What about a personalized speedboat adventure to celebrate your birthday or other special occasion! Family-owned and operated, Stingray Extreme Speedboat Adventures is the answer. We offer 30 and 60 minute rides as well as custom tours. See the Ancient City like you never have before on a fast and fun narrated ride.
Luxuriate in this gloriously renovated premier eight room bed & breakfast located in the heart of St. Augustine's Historic District. Sit back and relax in the garden courtyard where you can bask in the historic surroundings. Centennial House is beautifully recreated to combine the experience of 19th century city living with 21st century luxury.
We welcome you to Raintree, where memories are made. Enjoy casual dining in the intimate atmosphere of this beautifully restored 1879 Victorian Home. Our award winning menu is a delicate blend of international influences coupled with the contemporary and traditional styles of today. We invite you to enhance your dining experience with a bottle of wine from our award winning selection. Cap your dining experience off with a scrumptious dessert and you'll agree that Raintree is truly one of Florida's true destination restaurants.
Southern Oaks Inn
You’ll be a twinkle away from Historic downtown area for Nights of Lights Celebration by staying with us. RATE SPECIALS for Call In’s ONLY mentioning “OldCity”; not in conjunction with any other promo. Spacious guestrooms, modern amenities, complimentary breakfast. Bring your pet along too! Click or Call the number below to make your reservation.
Villa Zorayda Museum
Enjoy a Candlelight Tour, on select evenings, of this beautifully decorated Historic former home built in 1883. Marvel at the spectacular Christmas tree decorated in the colors of the Zorayda, red and gold, located center stage in the Court of Lions. Over 100 candles are aglow throughout the museum as docents lead this special tour. Reservations required.