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., January 17, 2019

Upcoming Things to Do during Nights of Lights

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Explore Tours Nights of Lights

Through February 3, 2019

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

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!

St. Augustine Sailing Private Nights of Lights Charters

November 17, 2018 to February 3, 2019 | See details.
(904) 829-0648

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

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.