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Celebrate the Season at Saint Augustine, Fl Holiday Events

A Spanish holiday tradition of the 16th century was to leave white candles flickering in the windows, and the City of Saint Augustine keeps that spirit alive with their annual Nights of Lights… a beautiful and unique holiday display featuring millions of tiny white holiday lights.  Be sure to plan to visit Saint Augustine to experience the dazzling display along the Bayfront and throughout historic downtown. 

Saint Augustine Holiday Events

  • Night of Lights

    The Grand Illumination ceremony to launch the Nights of Lights displays throughout the City takes place in the Plaza de la Constitucion.  A holiday concert opens the festivities on November 19th at 5:30 and the countdown to turn on the lights begins at 6:45 p.m. 
    • Date: November 19, 2016 -January 31, 2017
    • Location:  On the Bayfront of the Historic District
  • Old Town Trolley Holiday Tour

    Experience the famous Nights of Lights displays aboard the Old Town trolley on a 30 minute tour of the city, complete with apple cider, homemade cookies, and special viewing glasses. Tours begin November 20th and continue nightly through January. Tickets are available on-line or through the hotel.
    • Date: November 20, 2016- January 31, 2017
    • Location: On the Bayfront of the Historic District
  • Holiday Regatta

    Local sailboats, trawlers and shrimp boats are decked out in lights and holiday displays for a parade along Matanzas Bay.  The annual event takes place on December 10th and begins at 6:00 p.m. near the Castillo de San Marcos and the Bridge of Lions.
    • Date: December 10, 2016
    • Location: On the Bayfront of the Historic District

Saint Augustine Holiday Dining and Shopping

Enjoy your Nights of Lights experience in Saint Augustine strolling the ancient city streets and stopping in at any of the dozens of quaint shops and galleries for a bit of holiday shopping. Great food and wine, local pubs, and sweet shops offer something special for everyone. The Beach House staff is happy to provide information about all the special events, sites, attractions and restaurants you will find as you experience the holidays here with us.

Saint Augustine Hotel Holiday Specials


Nights of Lights Package

The Saint Augustine Beach House is the perfect place to stay for the holidays! Enjoy our fresh baked holiday cookies from Janie's kitchen with a cup of hot tea or coffee on your private, oceanfront balcony along the shores of the Atlantic. Book directly with the hotel and request the Nights of Lights Special Package added to your stay. For an additional $49.95, you'll receive two tickets to Old Town Trolley's Holiday Nights of Lights Tour, as well as a bottle of wine and chocolates ready for you when you return to your room to complete a perfect holiday evening.
Call to make a reservation today- 904-217-3765