A volunteer decorates a Christmas tree to be enjoyed and auctioned for charity at the Festival of Trees in the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine. Free Event

Light the Way Home Festival of Trees

Monday, November 29 - Friday, December, 2021 at Lightner Museum

This four-day Christmas celebration helps to raise funds for St. Francis House and Port in the Storm Homeless Youth Center.

Across from Flagler College.
75 King Street, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
  • From Monday, November 29 through Thursday, December 2, 2021, visitors and locals can enjoy viewing the Festival of Trees in the beautiful entrance foyer of the Lightner Museum. Entry is free and guests will be able to view the many charmingly decorated Christmas trees and holiday wreaths created by various local groups for this event. Those who attend may bid on their favorite tree or wreath, with all funds raised going to the St. Francis House and Port in the Storm.

    In addition to a room full of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths, there will be visits from Santa, live music, and a special "Straight to the North Pole" mail box.

    Admission: Free. Visitors may choose to bid on a tree or wreath or make a donation to the programs of the St. Francis House and Port in the Storm. For more information, go here.

    When: Monday, November 29, 2021 from 1 - 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, November 30 and December 1, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 9 a.m to 2 p.m.

    Where: The entrance lobby in the Lightner Museum, 75 King Street, St. Augustine, Florida

    Founded in 1984 to help feed the hungry, the St. Augustine Society moved to Washington Street in 1985 and began offering services as St. Francis House. Their mission has expanded to include shelters for men and women, SOS Street Outreach for adults and youth, and Port in the Storm services for homeless and unaccompanied youth. Today, the St. Augustine Society helps change lives for the better for unhoused youth, families, and adults.

    Lightner Museum welcomes the Festival of Trees in their lobby off the courtyard. Those who wish to also tour the museum may purchase tickets at the ticket counter beyond the lobby.

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