Historic City News has learned that on November 22, a single flick of a switch will bring the 15th annual edition of the Nights of Lights to life and create a magical holiday atmosphere in St. Augustine according to Jay Humphreys, Communications Director for the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau.
Lit by the gentle glow of more than two million tiny white lights, the historic buildings, plazas and narrow, brick-paved streets will be transformed into an enchanting destination where lasting holiday memories can be easily made for the entire family.
In a manner befitting the Nationâ€™s Oldest City, this inspiring display of light is based on the tradition of the townâ€™s original Spanish colonists who placed a white candle in their windows to brighten the nights during the Christmas holidays.
The Nights of Lights, reflect in the waters of Matanzas Bay, outline the colonial city, and sparkle along the beaches to include the picturesque lighthouse and create a holiday wonderland in a place with real history on every street corner.
The Nights of Lights will be on display nightly through January 31 and during that special time a dazzling array of special events and activities await visitors.
Nighttime tours of ancient buildings and inns led by storytellers in period clothing, rollicking train and trolley tours through the festive streets, holiday shopping, art walks featuring more than 20 galleries on the first Fridays in December and January, luminaries in the town plaza, holiday concerts â€“ even a Christmas parade â€“ are among the special events to be added to the memory books of visitors and residents alike.
For more details on the Nights of Lights, including a complete listing of nearly 50 related events in St. Augustine, a map of their locations, a photo slide show and trip-planning information, simply go to NightsofLights.com.