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Nights of Lights Opening Night | Downtown St. Augustine

As it has for 25 years, St. Augustine’s city-wide, holiday lighting displays, the Nights of Lights, will begin on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, with the celebration of Light-Up! Night.

And, just as the holidays are filled with traditions for so many families, so is Light-Up! Night for the city welcomes back to this year’s event performances by groups that have been a part of Light-Up! Night for nearly the entire quarter century of the event.

Festivities begin at 4:00pm with a spirited performance by Showtime USA, a high energy song and dance troupe of young people that deliver a wide variety of holiday musical favorites. Showtime’s performance will be in front of St. Augustine’s City Hall, the Lightner Museum, 75 King St.

Then at 5:30pm from the historic Plaza de la Constitución Gazebo, the All Star Orchestra takes the stage with great swing and big band sounds all in grand holiday style.

At 6:30pm, the lighting ceremony begins that culminates with the turning of a switch that fills every corner of the city with brilliant, magical holiday sparkle. Entertainment continues in the Plaza until 8:00pm as thousands gathered for the lighting ceremony linger in the downtown area to start their holiday shopping, have dinner the company of good friends, or to simply enjoy the beauty of the city in the glow of millions of while lights.

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Family Fun in St Augustine for Nights of Lights!

St. Augustine hosts one of the biggest “Christmas lights” parties in the world. Live music, a giant Christmas Tree and over 2.5 million lights transform historic St. Augustine into a winter wonderland- one of the 10 best light displays in the entire world according to National Geographic! St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights has been a […]

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A Mom’s Guide To Holiday Events in Jacksonville

Click Here for 2014 Ultimate Guide to Holiday Events! I love the holiday season, and I probably overdo it with activities that can make it a little more stressful than it needs to be. This year I am trying to better plan our activities during the holidays so that we can make sure to get in […]