Video:What Is Nights of Lights in St. Augustine?with Jonathon Stewart
The Nights of Lights in St Augustine is a beautiful sight. If you're in or around the area during the holidays, it's a must see.See Transcript
Transcript:What Is Nights of Lights in St. Augustine?"It's the most wonderful time of the year," and nowhere else is the holiday season more beautifully and brightly lit than in St. Augustine, Florida during the Nights of Lights celebration. Here's what you can experience if you plan to be in the local area.
Information About the Nights of Lights in St. AugustineNights of Lights begins in late November and continues through the end of January. During that time, the entire city is aglow with over two million tiny, white lights. This celebration is based on the Spanish tradition of lighting luminarias at Christmas time. Must-see areas of the city include the Downtown Plaza, Government House, Cordova Street, the Casablanca Inn and the Plaza de la Constitucion.
Facts About Nights of Lights in St. AugustineBoth little ones and adults will be in awe of the shear beauty – not to mention, planning – that goes into this event. Although the lights themselves may take center stage, there are also over two dozen events that take place during Nights of Lights. There's truly something for everybody and plenty to make your holidays merry and bright. Events include night-time story walks and trolley tours by hosts in period clothing, art walks on the first Friday of December and January, complete with refreshments. There's also ice skating, a regatta, holiday concerts and evening shopping events. To cap it all off, there's even a parade and a marathon. Amid all the festivities, don't forget to visit the town plaza and see the luminaries that inspired it all.
Why Visit Nights of Lights in St. Augustine?Think about including this beautiful celebration in an upcoming holiday trip or family visit. Those of you who experience the Nights of Lights in St. Augustine are sure to make holiday memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.
I'm Jonathon Stewart, with About.com.
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