Lightner Museum in holiday lights

Three million white lights glow in St. Augustine's downtown historic district, sparkling on historic buildings, the Bridge of Lions, museums, churches, shops, restaurants, businesses, bayfront palm trees, covering the trees of the Plaza, and in Old City residences during the festive holiday season. The Nights of Lights event tradition begins on the Saturday before Thanksgiving with an official kickoff "Light-Up Night" in the Plaza de la Constitucion, and continues through the end of January. Origins of this tradition trace back to the Spanish settlers who displayed a white candle in their windows during the Christmas holiday. Many events connected to Nights of Lights take place throughout the Old City and the surrounding areas, including the bayfront Holiday Regatta of Lights, the historic Grande Illumination British Nightwatch, Luminary Night, Surf Illumination, the Annual Tour of Homes, and the Annual Bed and Breakfast Holiday Tour, which includes St. Francis Inn.

Stay at St. Francis Inn during Nights of Lights and enjoy our Light Up Your Life Special.