Prepare to be dazzled! Every year, the city of St. Augustine is decked out in over 3 million twinkling, shimmering white lights for the holiday season. This jaw-dropping display of the Christmas spirit is frequently named one of the best public lighting displays in the country!
The mild Florida temperatures make viewing the light display a fun and comfortable event. Local businesses also offer extended hours, so you can pop into a restaurant for a bite to eat, browse the shops for Christmas ornaments and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa from a local cafe.
Here are three of our favorite ways to enjoy Nights of Lights this holiday season.
The Old Town Trolley Night of Lights Tour
Hop on the charming Old Town Trolley for a family-friendly— and super-convenient— way to see the lights. Don’t be surprised when you’re whole trolley car bursts into some lively Christmas caroling!
The Trolley also offers magical eyeglasses that turn certain lights into stars or snowflakes! How cool is that? Sip on warm apple cider and nibble on complimentary sugar cookies as you marvel at the festive holiday displays.
A Scenic Cruise on the Victory III
Ahoy, matey! For an unforgettable holiday experience, see the Night of Lights from the water. Climb aboard the impressive Victory III as she makes her way around the harbor.
Ooh and aah at the light display that twinkles throughout the city, and reflects onto the water. The scenic water tours are held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening throughout the season.
A Wine and Carriage Ride Tour
Experience the Nights of Lights from a charming horse-drawn carriage! Sip on delicious wine and view the glimmering light display.
The sound of the horse’s hooves clip-clopping on the cobblestones will make you feel like you’ve traveled back in time. Horse-drawn carriage tours are 45 minutes long and feature delicious wine served in a souvenir glass.
Whether you choose to see the Nights of Lights from a trolley car, a horse-drawn carriage, or a majestic boat— one thing is certain. Spending the holidays in the nation’s oldest city is a magical and unforgettable experience.
This year, the Nights of Lights is held from November 26, 2019, to February 2, 2020. To book your Nights of Lights beachfront getaway, contact the experts at Crescent Sandpiper today. We have the perfect vacation condo for your whole family to relax, recharge, and revel in the holiday magic.