A life-sized snowman, bedazzeled with lights, stands next to the Christmas Tree in the Plaza

Light-Up Night!

Nights of Lights begins with music and the ceremonial flip of the switch.

Saturday, November 23, 2024 | 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Light-Up Night!

(800) 653-2489

Near the Bridge of Lions.
1 Cathedral St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084

On November 23, 2024, St. Augustine's 30th Nights of Lights Celebration begins with the annual "Light-Up Night!" at Parque de Menendez (the grounds in front of St. Augustine City Hall) at 4:00 p.m. The celebration and the actual lighting begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Plaza de la Constitución.

The evening begins in front of the St. Augustine City Hall, 75 King Street, with Showtime USA dancing to lively holiday tunes.

At 5:30 p.m., in the Plaza de la Constitución, Northeast Florida's local event band, the All-Star Orchestra, swings on the gazebo stage, playing holiday favorites with a big-band flair.

At 6:30 p.m., dignitaries gather on the gazebo stage and start the countdown. The designated person flips the Nights of Lights switch, and more than three million lights illuminate the city. After the ceremony, the All-Star Orchestra plays holiday tunes until 7:30 p.m.

The lights remain lit until long past midnight. From November 23, 2024, through January 26, 2025, the lights will be turned on each day at dusk and remain lit until the wee hours of the morning.

Admission: Free

When: Saturday, November 23, 2024, from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: City Hall, 75 King St., from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and at the Plaza de la Constitución, at Cathedral Place, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Parking and Shuttles

  • Parking is prohibited all day on both Cathedral Place and King Street between Cordova Street and Avenida Menendez.
  • Road Closures
    • Cathedral Place will be closed to vehicles from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    • King Street may be closed to ensure pedestrian safety if the police department determines that needs to be done.
  • Park and Ride Shuttles from north of downtown
    • 1:00 - 11:00 p.m.
    • Park at St. Johns County Health Department, 200 San Sebastian View
    • Or park at San Marco Lot, 201 San Marco Avenue
    • Drop-Off/Downtown Pick-up: Visitor Information Center, 10 S. Castillo Drive
  • Park and Ride Shuttles from west of downtown
    • 1:00 - 11:00 p.m.
    • Park at Broudy's Lot, 198 & 212 King Street
    • Drop-Off/Downtown Pick-up: Visitor Information Center, 10 S. Castillo Drive
  • Park and Ride Shuttles from Anastasia Island
    • 4:00 - 11:00 p.m.
    • Park at Anastasia Baptist Church, 1650 A1A South
    • Or park at R.B. Hunt Elementary, 125 Magnolia Drive
    • Drop-Off/Pick-up: East End of the Bridge of Lions. (Passengers must walk across the bridge.)
Editor's Note: We encourage you to verify event times and details with the organizers, as they may change.