Nights of Lights is one of the most magical times of the St. Augustine year. You can walk anywhere in the city and you’ll find yourself under a canopy of glittering lights and in an atmosphere of unending cheer. But you won’t be alone. Nights of Light is one of the city’s most popular yearly attractions, so it can feel like a hassle trying to take advantage of all the event has to offer. To help out, we’ve compiled a list of the key dates, parking information, and insider tips to make your Nights of Lights experience unforgettable.
Light-Up! Night Schedule – Saturday, November 19, 2016
- 4:00pm Showtime USA in front of City Hall (Lightner Museum)
- 5:30pm All Star Orchestra, Gazebo, Plaza de la Constitución
- 6:30pm Lighting Ceremony, Gazebo, Plaza de la Constitución
- Nights of Lights continues through January 31, 2017
Honorees with will “flip the switch” Loren Lueders, Police Chief and Carlos Aviles, Fire Chief joined by City Commissioners
Free Park and Ride Shuttle
The City of St. Augustine is offering a free Park & Ride Shuttle, to coincide with the busiest weekends during the Nights of Lights.
The Nights of Lights Park & Ride Shuttle will operate from parking locations north of the city starting on Light-Up! Night, November 19, and then continuing on Friday-Saturday nights of Thanksgiving weekend, November 25 and 26, and every Saturday night in December. The shuttle will operate from 1:00pm until 11:00pm with pick-ups approximately every 20 minutes.
Starting this Saturday, December 10, and continuing every Saturday in December from 4:00pm-11:00pm, the program will offer two additional routes.
The first will serve Anastasia Island originating from R.B. Hunt Elementary School, 125 Magnolia Dr. and the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, 999 Anastasia Blvd. Passengers on the island shuttle will be dropped off at the east end of the Bridge of Lions.
The other new route will originate from the lot just west of Ponce de Leon Blvd., at the corner of W. King St. and Hartshorn St. (just west of Broudy’s Fine Wines and Spirits) taking passengers to a drop-off at the Lightner Building.
The shuttle will bring passengers to the Visitor Information Center, 10 S. Castillo Dr. from three locations located north of the city:
- St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View;
- St. Johns County Health Department, 200 San Sebastian View, and
- North San Marco Lot, 301 San Marco Ave.
For questions regarding the Park & Ride Shuttle call 904-209-4211
Nights of Lights Tours
You could always guide yourself through a walking tour of downtown, but these local tours will guarantee that you see the best of the lights.
Florida Water Tours
January 19-January 31
November 19-January 28, Fridays and Saturdays
Atlantic Water Tours
November 19-January 31
November 20-January 13
November 20-January 5
Old Town Trolley
November 20-January 28
Rockin’ Red Roadster Tour
November 19-January 31
St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights continues through January 31, 2017.
To see more events in St. Augustine, visit our online calendar of events!