St Augustine Offers Many Options When It Comes to Nights of Lights

As noted in a previous post, St Augustine's Nights of Lights is a celebration of the holiday season you won't soon forget! With over two million tiny white lights shining throughout the historic city, you can't help but get in the spirit of Christmas! 

Staying at a St Augustine Bed and Breakfast Inn is ideal this time of year for the perfect location to view the lights by foot on your own private stroll through the ancient streets. There are also many other ways to see all of them via tour and have some awesome holiday fun while doing so! 

Some even have fun voting the "best decorated" section in the area while taking an exciting light tour!

Question is: Which part of St. Augustine will be your favorite – the bayfront, the uptown district, the Flagler area, or Cedar Street? All are exceptionally gorgeous for sure! 

Because we are so conveniently-located to all your options, we have compiled a short list of the most popular ways to tour Nights of Lights here for your convenience. Most of all the staff at the Agustin wishes you a very special holiday season!

The Holly Jolly Trolley

Start a new Christmas tradition with some heart-warming holiday fun aboard a festive Holly Jolly Trolley!  Get in the holiday spirit with onboard caroling through the ancient streets of St. Augustine  while seeing the World Famous 21st Annual Nights of Lights through magical viewing glasses. Includes complimentary hot apple cider and homemade cookies! The 30-minute tours depart nightly November 23rd thru January 4th from the Visitor Information Center. Tickets are $12 adults; $5 children ages 6-12; free age 5 and younger. 

Nights of Lights Wine and Carriage Tour 

Enjoy the sparkling Nights of Lights and a bottle of boutique wine aboard an old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage.  This group tour (8 persons maximum) meanders through the historic streets of St. Augustine for an unforgettable 45 minutes from November 23rd thru January 25th and includes souvenir wine glass.  Presented by The Tasting Tours, the carriage departs nightly at 6, 7, 8 & 9 p.m.  $49 per person.  59 Cuna St., St. Augustine. 904-325-3911

Gold Tour's Nights of Lights Tours 

See the world renowned St Augustine lights on a tour aboard a quiet electric vehicle. Travel the narrowest and quaintest streets of the ancient city to see all the lights and historic buildings up close. These narrated tours run from November 23rd thru January 28th and last 45 minutes and accommodate a maximum of 6 adults and one child. Reservations are required.  Individual reservations are available nightly for our 8:30 p.m. tour.  Group tours available nightly only by prior reservation at 6 and 7:15 p.m. $15 per person or $80 for the whole bus. All tours leave from the Love Tree, 6 Cordova St., St. Augustine 904-325-0547

Nights of Lights Sunset Sail on the Schooner Freedom 

See the beautiful Nights of Lights beginning November 23rd from aboard the Schooner Freedom. Daily sunset two-hour cruise on Matanzas Bay departs from the St. Augustine City Marina at 4:15 p.m. Tickets are $45 and include complimentary soda, water, beer, wine and hot chocolate.  111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine. Reservations Required and can be obtained by calling 904-810-1010.