Nights of Lights St Augustine for 2010. The Nation's Oldest City will be lit up with 2 million tiny white lights. This St. Augustine Florida festival event starts Saturday, November 20th when the Mayor of St. Augustine flips the switch from the balcony of the Government House on the West end of the Plaza de Constitucion. This event is inspired by the original tradition of placing a white candle in the window by the Spanish colonists during the Christmas holiday to brighten the night. This is the 16th year of this event. This event attracts visitors from all over as they travel in Florida to see this spectacular display of lights on the buildings and trees with the historic district.
The Old Town Trolley will be providing a special tour in the evening on their Holly Jolly Holiday Trolley and it is also quite special to view the Lights from the Matanzas Bay on either the Schooner Freedom or the Scenic Cruise of St. Augustine. Take a stroll down St. George Street toward the Plaza and along the bay front toward the Castillo de San Marco for a historic tour of the city.
This is a magical time of the year in the oldest city and is best enjoyed by staying in the Historic District. Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast is a better way to stay for the Christmas Holiday.