The holidays are such a magical, romantic time of year in St. Augustine. Every year, the city is adorned with over two million twinkling white lights for the annual Nights Of Lights celebration. The lights represent the single white candles that were traditionally left burning in a window of each home during the 200-plus years that St. Augustine served as the capital of Spanish La Florida. This beloved tradition has been named one of The Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights by National Geographic.
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Weddings During Nights Of Lights
When hosting a wedding at The Treasury on The Plaza during Nights of Lights, there are many opportunities to take advantage of the season’s festivities. The dreamy lights in Plaza de la Constitucion (just steps away from The Treasury’s front door) create a dazzling backdrop for wedding portraits after the sun goes down. Carriage rides amidst the magical glow of the historic district make the perfect exit from your wedding reception. Looking for something fun and festive to do with your bridal party after your rehearsal dinner? Old Town Trolley’s famous Nights of Lights Tour promises caroling, complimentary hot cider, and homemade cookies!
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Whether you are hosting a wedding or just looking for a little holiday magic, Nights of Lights is a can’t miss event. The celebration runs from the Saturday before Thanksgiving through the last week of January. We hope that you have the opportunity to come and enjoy the beauty of the nation’s oldest city during this special time of year!