St. Augustine Events

As the longest European-occupied settlement in the U.S., St. Augustine is recognized as the nation’s oldest city and host for a multitude of upcoming events. Annual celebrations in St. Augustine reflect this rich heritage and culture, where visitors and locals alike pack the cobblestone streets of historic downtown to participate in events. Our Calendar of Events lists all the exciting things to do in St. Augustine. There are authentic historical re-enactments, exciting attractions, local festivals and fairs, live music concerts, historic guided tours, and so much more to experience in the nation’s oldest city.

E.g., December 13, 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Nights of Lights 2019-20

Every Night from Nov. 23, 2019 to Feb 2, 2020
Free Event

The 2019-20 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Old Town Trolleys Famous Nights of Lights Tour

Nightly from Sunday, November 24, 2019, to Sunday, February 2, 2020
(904) 335-3155
10 West Castillo Dr.

Old Town Trolleys Famous Nights of Lights Tour is an entertaining and family-friendly way to see the best of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights.

Ripley's Red Trains Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly Nov. 24, 2019 – Jan. 31, 2020

Take a ride on Ripley's Big Red Christmas Train for a "lightseeing" tour of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights.

Florida Water Tours: Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly from Nov. 23, 2019, to Jan. 31, 2020
(904) 827-7728

View St. Augustine's breathtaking festival of lights from the bay with Florida Water Tours.

The Tasting Tours Nights of Lights Holiday Tours

November 23, 2019 – February 2, 2020
(904) 325-3911
47 Cordova St

See St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights from a horse-drawn carriage or an old-fashioned roadster with The Tasting Tours.

St. Augustine Boat Tours Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly form November 23, 2019, to January 31, 2020

Be dazzled by St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights on this relaxing one-hour boat tour.

Nights of Lights Tours 2019–20

November 23, 2019 – February 2, 2020

Here are some of the best tours to see St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights holiday display by land and sea.

Explore Tours Nights of Lights

Sunday, November 24, 2019, to January 31, 2020 | See details.

Enjoy the convenience and personal perspective offered by Explore Tours Nights of Lights Tours.

Old City Helicopters Nights of Lights Tours

November 23, 2019 – January 31, 2020
(904) 824-5506
4900 U.S. 1 North, Suite 400

Experience St. Augustine Nights of Lights from the air with Old City Helicopters.

Summer Breeze Nights of Lights Tours 2019-20

Select Dates from Nov. 23, 2019 thru Jan. 30, 2020

See St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights from the water.

Gold Tours' Private Nights of Lights Tour

November 24, 2019 - February 2, 2020 | See below for dates
(904) 325-0547

Gold Tours offers another option for viewing St. Augustine's Nights of Lights — up close and personal, with no waiting.

EMMA Holiday Pops Concert 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
(904) 797-2800

The EMMA Concert Series Holiday Pops Concert is a popular annual tradition in St. Augustine.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Schooner Freedom Nights of Lights Sails

November 23, 2019 – January 4, 2020
(904) 810-1010

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

These St. Augustine restaurants and bars offer live music on Thursdays throughout the year.

Nights of Pints 2019-20

Offered during Nights of Lights, November 22, 2019 – February 3, 2020
(904) 217-3278

Celebrate Nights of Lights with Nights of Pints featuring local craft beers!

St. Augustine Sailing Nights of Lights Charters

November 23, 2019 to January 31, 2020 | See details.
(904) 829-0648

Lightseers can take in the Nights of Lights holiday displays from the water aboard a private charter.

Nature and Wildlife Art Exhibit

Opening reception Friday, Nov. 1. Exhibit runs thru December 29, 2019.
Free Event

The 10th Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibit celebrates the natural world through original artwork by local artists.

Tiny Town: St. Augustine Miniature Holiday Village

November 26 thru December 29, 2019 | See below for times
(904) 824-2310

This handcrafted miniature village of St. Augustine historic buildings will delight visitors with its Christmas themed decorations, including a tiny Santa!

Venardos Circus

Daily Dec. 18, 2019, thru Jan. 5, 2020 | See below for show times

This family-friendly, nostalgic circus brings its Big Top back to the Amphitheatre with a brand new cast and show for 32 performances over three weeks.

Lightner Museum After Hours & Holiday Market

Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 4:30 – 8:00 p.m.
(904) 824-2874
Free Event

Enjoy some holiday cheer along with live music, hors d'oeuvres, wine, and local handcrafted gift items for sale.

Nights of Lights 2019-20

Every Night from Nov. 23, 2019 to Feb 2, 2020
Free Event

The 2019-20 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Old Town Trolleys Famous Nights of Lights Tour

Nightly from Sunday, November 24, 2019, to Sunday, February 2, 2020
(904) 335-3155
10 West Castillo Dr.

Old Town Trolleys Famous Nights of Lights Tour is an entertaining and family-friendly way to see the best of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights.

Ripley's Red Trains Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly Nov. 24, 2019 – Jan. 31, 2020

Take a ride on Ripley's Big Red Christmas Train for a "lightseeing" tour of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights.

Florida Water Tours: Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly from Nov. 23, 2019, to Jan. 31, 2020
(904) 827-7728

View St. Augustine's breathtaking festival of lights from the bay with Florida Water Tours.

The Tasting Tours Nights of Lights Holiday Tours

November 23, 2019 – February 2, 2020
(904) 325-3911
47 Cordova St

See St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights from a horse-drawn carriage or an old-fashioned roadster with The Tasting Tours.