Nights of Lights 2021-22

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 28th 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 2021-22, 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 20, 2021, to Sunday, January 30, 2022.

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, December 4, 2021

Ripley's Red Trains Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly Nov. 21, 2021 – Jan. 30, 2022

Take a ride on Santa's Red Express for a "lightseeing" tour of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights.

Florida Water Tours: Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly from Nov. 20, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022
(904) 827-7728

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

The Tasting Tours Nights of Lights Tours 2021-22

November 20, 2021 – January 31, 2022
(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 from November 20, 2021, to January 31, 2022
(904) 687-8297

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

Explore Tours Nights of Lights

Nightly Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 to Monday, Jan. 31, 2022

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

St. Augustine Sailing Nights of Lights Charters

Nov. 21, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022 | See details below.
A couple enjoying a private Nights of Lights cruise aboard a sailboat from St. Augustine Sailing.

Guests can take in the breathtaking Nights of Lights holiday displays from the water aboard a private luxury charter in Matanzas Bay.

First City Helicopters Nights of Lights Tours

Thursdays through Mondays, November 20, 2021 – January 31, 2022
(904) 824-5506
4900 U.S. 1 North, Suite 400

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

St. Augustine City Tours Nights of Lights

Nightly Nov. 21, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022 | 6 to 10 p.m.
(904) 325-3366

St. Augustine City Tours offers a comfortable and up-close view of the Nights of Lights in their luxury 8-seater golf cart.

Private Golf Cart Nights of Lights Tours

From November 20, 2021 through January 31, 2022
(904) 679-9880
3 Cordova Street
St. Augustine Land and Sea Tours take visitors around town to see the lights.

St. Augustine Land and Sea Tours offers special private golf carts tours each evening during the Nights of Lights.

Scenic Cruise Nights of Lights Tours 2021-22

Nov. 20, 2021, through Jan. 30, 2022 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
(904) 824-1806

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

Old Town Cycle Cruise: Holly Jolly Yachty

Nightly Nov. 20, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022 | 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
(904) 599-9492

Take a tour on the Matanzas River and see St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights from the water.

Winter Spectacular 2021

Saturday, Dec. 4, and Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021 | See Times Below
(904) 471-4946
14 Granada St.
Presented by the Dance Company, this popular holiday production features a variety of dance styles and stage effects.

Presented by the Dance Company, this popular holiday production features a variety of dance styles and stage effects.

Sabrage: Nights of Lights 2021/2022

Nov. 20, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022
(904) 310-4999
17 Dockside Drive
A view of the Nights of Lights from the deck of Sabrage in St. Augustine.

View St. Augustine's Nights of Lights from the water, while cruising on a 63-foot custom-built power catamaran.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Nights of Lights Sunset Sails

Nightly Nov. 20, 2021 to Jan. 2, 2022 | 4:15 to 6:15 p.m.
(904) 810-1010

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

Tours for Nights of Lights 2021-22

Nov. 20, 2021 to Jan. 31, 2022

Here are some delightful tours that transport guests around St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights holiday display by land and sea.

Nights of Lights 2021-22

Every Night from Nov. 20, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022
(904) 829-1711
Free Event
The Lightner Museum under a blue evening sky during Nights of Lights.

The 2021-22 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

Old Town Trolley's Famous Nights of Lights Tour

Nightly Nov. 21, 2021, through Jan. 29, 2022
(904) 335-3155
10 West Castillo Dr.
Old Town Trolleys Famous Nights of Lights Tour offers guests an exciting way to see the holiday lights in St. Augustine.

Old Town Trolley's 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. 21, 2021 – Jan. 30, 2022

Take a ride on Santa's Red Express for a "lightseeing" tour of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights.

Florida Water Tours: Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly from Nov. 20, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022
(904) 827-7728

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

The Tasting Tours Nights of Lights Tours 2021-22

November 20, 2021 – January 31, 2022
(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 from November 20, 2021, to January 31, 2022
(904) 687-8297

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

Explore Tours Nights of Lights

Nightly Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 to Monday, Jan. 31, 2022

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

St. Augustine Sailing Nights of Lights Charters

Nov. 21, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022 | See details below.
A couple enjoying a private Nights of Lights cruise aboard a sailboat from St. Augustine Sailing.

Guests can take in the breathtaking Nights of Lights holiday displays from the water aboard a private luxury charter in Matanzas Bay.

First City Helicopters Nights of Lights Tours

Thursdays through Mondays, November 20, 2021 – January 31, 2022
(904) 824-5506
4900 U.S. 1 North, Suite 400

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

St. Augustine City Tours Nights of Lights

Nightly Nov. 21, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022 | 6 to 10 p.m.
(904) 325-3366

St. Augustine City Tours offers a comfortable and up-close view of the Nights of Lights in their luxury 8-seater golf cart.