Nights of Lights 2017-2018

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 festival traces its origin to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays. In 2016 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 November 19, 2016, to January 31, 2017.

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

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Bed & Breakfast Holiday Tour

Saturday and Sunday, December 9 and 10, 2017, 1 – 5 p.m.
(386) 405-3779

Experience St. Augustine's holiday spirit while touring bed and breakfasts in the historic district and sampling food from local restaurants on this popular two-day walking tour.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Nights of Lights

Every Night from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
Free Event

The 2017 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Bed & Breakfast Holiday Tour

Saturday and Sunday, December 9 and 10, 2017, 1 – 5 p.m.
(386) 405-3779

Experience St. Augustine's holiday spirit while touring bed and breakfasts in the historic district and sampling food from local restaurants on this popular two-day walking tour.