St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights Celebration Starts this Week

Saturday, November 20, 2021 marks the beginning of St. Augustine, Florida’s 28th Annual Nights of Lights Celebration.

Nights of Lights has more than 3 million white lights draping the city’s unique Spanish Colonial architecture that glow through January 31, 2022. The spectacular display drapes the trees and bayfront downtown and rooftops, over the Bridge of Lions, along historic buildings, public spaces, hotels, restaurants, and inns throughout Nation’s Oldest City’s Historic District.

This magical setting begins with a Light Up! Night ceremony, November 20, 2021, in the City’s Plaza de La Constitucion and is the perfect stage for dozens of nighttime tours, by land or sea, and dozens of holiday events like the December 1 Luminary Night at the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum; the December 4 St. Augustine Colonial Night Watch Torchlight Parade; or the December 11 Holiday Regatta of Lights Boat Parade.

On Light Up! Night and other select nights through the season, the City of St. Augustine will offer free parking and shuttle service to make it just a little easier to get downtown during this festive time of year.

And it’s not just lights that make Florida’s Historic Coast such a brilliant place to be during the holiday season. There are dozens of other events including musical performances, like A Christmas Story, A Peter White Christmas, Holiday Pops and many others that celebrate holiday traditions.