Nights of Lights 2019-2020

Dazzling holiday display of three million lights in St. Augustine.

During the Christmas holidays, the city of St. Augustine lights up and becomes a festival of twinkling white lights as it hosts its annual Nights of Lights holiday display. Visitors and long-time residents alike are treated to a wonderland of lights adorning the ancient city, beginning at the Plaza de la Constitución, with its stunning holiday tree in the center and oaks strung with lights, and stretching out to illuminate all of St. Augustine's historic district. From roof shingle to doorway entrance, the downtown buildings take on a glow of holiday cheer, with millions of twinkling white lights covering the historic sites, bed and breakfasts, museums, restaurants and shops of the nation's oldest city.

St. Augustine's Nights of Lights celebrates its 26th anniversary this year. The festival traces its origin to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays. In 2019-20, the tradition continues, with some three million white lights twinkling on the wonderful old buildings and landmarks along the bayfront and throughout the city's brick-lined streets. The lights will be up from Saturday, November 23, 2019, to Sunday, February 2, 2020.

Nights of Lights has become famous around the world as one of the finest places to see holiday lights. The festival has been featured on top ten lists in publications like National Geographic and Rachael Ray magazines.

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Upcoming Things to Do during Nights of Lights

Thursday, December 12, 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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Friday, December 13, 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.

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.

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!

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.

Scenic Cruise Nights of Lights Tours 2019-20

Select Dates from Nov. 23, 2019 thru Jan. 25, 2020
(904) 824-1806

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

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.