Nights of Lights Sunset Sails

Nightly Nov. 20, 2021 to Jan. 2, 2022 | 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. at Schooner Freedom

See St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights from the water aboard the tall ship Schooner Freedom.

Downtown at the City Marina
111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
(904) 810-1010
  • St. Augustine's world-famous Nights of Lights traces its origin to the colonial Spanish tradition of displaying a single white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays. In 2021-22, the tradition continues, with more than 3 million white lights adorning the wonderful old buildings and landmarks along the bayfront and throughout the brick streets of the Nation's Oldest City. The lights are up throughout the city from November 20, 2021, to January 31, 2022. The Schooner Freedom sails will run nightly (with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) from November 20, 2021, through January 2, 2022.

    There are lots of ways to see St. Augustine's Nights of Lights, and the Schooner Freedom provides a new dimension with its Nights of Lights sails, offering a breathtaking view from the water of the cityscape and the lights reflecting in the water.

    Advance reservations are required for all the Nights of Lights sails, and seating is limited. To make reservations, call (904) 810-1010 or visit here. All sails depart from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, which is located at 111 Avenida Menendez.

    The Schooner Freedom offers nightly Nights of Lights Sunset Sails through January 2, 2022. The Nights of Lights Sunset Sail departs at 4:15 p.m. and lasts two hours. The $65 per person rate includes complimentary soda, water, beer, wine and hot chocolate. Though certified for 41 passengers, they have reduced their capacity this year to 26 people per trip. Guests are asked to wear masks during boarding only.

    Admission: $65 per person

    When: Nightly sails from Saturday, November 20, 2021, to Sunday, January 2, 2022.

    Where: The Municipal Marina is located at 111 Avenida Menendez in downtown St. Augustine.

    The City of St. Augustine offers a Free Park and Ride Shuttle Service for Nights of Lights from November 20, to December 30, 2021. For information about operating times as well as pick-up and drop-off locations, visit here.

    Above photo courtesy of Cody Burgdorf.

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