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St Augustine Nights of Lights 2018

The oldest city in the US illuminates historic buildings with millions of lights

St Augustine Nights of Lights in Florida 2019 - Best Time
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Joe Ross

Florida doesn't come to mind when people think "Christmas," but this can change if one takes an amazing Nights of Lights excursion. Every night, beginning on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and through to the end of January, St. Augustine glows and shines with holiday magic. One of the best holiday light displays in the world, according to National Geographic, St. Augustine's Nights of Lights feature millions of tiny LED lights.

St Augustine Nights of Lights in Florida - Best Season 2019

The oldest city in the US seems indeed magical. Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers, the city still follows a Spanish tradition of putting a candle in the window for holidays, which creates a beautiful setting.

Best time for St Augustine Nights of Lights in Florida 2019

To enjoy Nights of Lights fully, walk through downtown, stopping at central Plaza de la Constitución and along the bayfront. Massive light displays are available at Flagler College and the Lightner Museum. Enjoy the view of the bayfront from the Bridge of Lions—an Instagram hit! Then take a ride through Ponte Vedra and the beaches along Florida's Historic Coast.