Nights of Lights 2018-2019

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 25th 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 2018-19, 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 17, 2018, to February 3, 2019.

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.

E.g., October 21, 2018

Upcoming Things to Do during Nights of Lights

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Gold Tours' Private Nights of Lights Tour

November 18, 2018 - January 20, 2019 | Nightly except Saturdays
(904) 325-0547
6 Cordova St.

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

Nights of Lights Biplane Tour

Every evening from Nov. 17, 2018 - Feb. 3, 2019.
(904) 625-1540
4796 U.S. Highway N.

Take an unforgettable ride on a biplane to see St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights from above.

Florida Water Tours: Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly from Nov. 17, 2018, to Feb. 3, 2019
(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 17, 2018 – February 3, 2019
(904) 325-3911
47 Cordova Street

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

Native Sun Boat Tours Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly form November 17, 2018, to February 3, 2018

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

Nights of Lights Tours 2018–19

November 17, 2018 – February 3, 2019

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

Nights of Pints

Offered during Nights of Lights, November 17, 2018 – February 3, 2019
(904) 217-3278

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

Nights of Lights 2018-19

Every Night from Nov. 17, 2018 to Feb. 3, 2019
Free Event

The 2018-19 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 November 18, 2018, to February 3, 2019
(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. 18, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019 / Fri. & Sat. only Jan. 11 - 26, 2019.

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

Monday, December 3, 2018

Schooner Freedom Nights of Lights Sails

November 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019
(904) 810-1010

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

Gold Tours' Private Nights of Lights Tour

November 18, 2018 - January 20, 2019 | Nightly except Saturdays
(904) 325-0547
6 Cordova St.

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

Nights of Lights Biplane Tour

Every evening from Nov. 17, 2018 - Feb. 3, 2019.
(904) 625-1540
4796 U.S. Highway N.

Take an unforgettable ride on a biplane to see St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights from above.

Florida Water Tours: Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly from Nov. 17, 2018, to Feb. 3, 2019
(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 17, 2018 – February 3, 2019
(904) 325-3911
47 Cordova Street

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

Native Sun Boat Tours Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly form November 17, 2018, to February 3, 2018

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

Nights of Lights Tours 2018–19

November 17, 2018 – February 3, 2019

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

Nights of Pints

Offered during Nights of Lights, November 17, 2018 – February 3, 2019
(904) 217-3278

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

Nights of Lights 2018-19

Every Night from Nov. 17, 2018 to Feb. 3, 2019
Free Event

The 2018-19 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 November 18, 2018, to February 3, 2019
(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. 18, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019 / Fri. & Sat. only Jan. 11 - 26, 2019.

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

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Schooner Freedom Nights of Lights Sails

November 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019
(904) 810-1010

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

Gold Tours' Private Nights of Lights Tour

November 18, 2018 - January 20, 2019 | Nightly except Saturdays
(904) 325-0547
6 Cordova St.

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

Nights of Lights Biplane Tour

Every evening from Nov. 17, 2018 - Feb. 3, 2019.
(904) 625-1540
4796 U.S. Highway N.

Take an unforgettable ride on a biplane to see St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights from above.

Florida Water Tours: Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly from Nov. 17, 2018, to Feb. 3, 2019
(904) 827-7728

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