The holiday season is indeed an excellent time to enjoy with your families. Here in America’s Oldest City, experience unique holiday activities that will diffidently boost your Christmas spirit.
The Annual St Augustine Night of the light is set to brighten up the holiday spirit once again in the Ancient City. The city is lighted up with 3 million sparkling lights to bring good holiday vibes to the citizens and tourist who wants to spend their holidays in the city. Experience the glow of the city’s season and get ready to be amazed by the wonderful lighting display.
The light show display will stretch 20 blocks. Take an amazing ride with your family and friends on the Old Town Trolley Nights of Light tour. During the Night of Lights, St Augustine experience the glow of the holiday seasons.
The place is illuminated by millions of tiny white lights that create a wonderful atmosphere in the city, and it’s free of charge. However, if you want to experience more amazing displays, you should try their drive-thru lighting display to cost you less than $200.
The trolley ride or train tour will cost you less than a hundred dollars. The price varies on the number of guests, 1-4 guests is $59 only. There are several ways to enjoy your holiday in the city, and one of them is taking a trolley ride that lasts for about 80 minutes.
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Where can I see the Christmas lights show in St Augustine?
White lights engulf the city with a wonderful display of light that will bring holiday joys to everyone. The Spanish colonial structures in the city are once again. There are many places you can visit to see incredible Christmas lights display. Below are some places you might want to consider.
Regardless of how you spent your vacation here, these two places are famous tourist attractions and a perfect option to see a magnificent Christmas light display.
The Plaza de la Constitucion is the central park in downtown St. Augustine. This historic place was used in various events, including the Nights of lights. During the holidays, this place is a tourist holiday hotspot. It’s decorated with Christmas lights and Christmas trees and decorations, making for a fun vacation photo option.
Suppose you’re visiting Florida’s ancient city. Make sure to take a walk or ride over the famous lion’s bridge. Be amazed by the wonderful view of the river. The flickering lights that reflect in the water are a must to see.
Spend your night admiring the river, and the calm breeze is a great way to enjoy. This spot is another great option to see an amazing display of holiday display of lights. It’s a perfect place for anyone who wants to chill and relax.
Is there any free parking in St Augustine?
Yes and No 🙂
Yes, there are places that you can park your vehicle for free, but please read this first. Parking fees rate are $3.00 per hour, with parking sessions only limited to three hours for on-street places and 4 hours on parking lots. It’s not free to park between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. When it’s 5:00 pm, you don’t need to feed the parking meters.
Please note that some on-street parking and parking lots doesn’t have meters you have to pay in the paying stations. You can park your vehicles in these places. King Street/Cathedral, Trinity Parish Lot, Castillo de San Marcos Lot, Toques Place Lot, Lightner Museum Lot, Charlotte Street Lot. Also, during the holiday’s special events, you can park your vehicle for free in San Marco Lot, 301 San Marco Ave, and St. Johns County Health Department, 200 San Sebastian View.
What is there to do in St Augustine at Christmas?
The Christmas season in St. Augustine is an amazing place to enjoy your holiday vacation. The city during the holiday season is illuminated with millions of white light.
You can see the glow from the city’s sidewalks to the rooftops over the lion’s trail bridge that stretches about 20 blocks in the St. Augustine’s Historic District. You can do many amazing things in the city, including you can take a trolley ride.
This activity offers a comprehensive tour of the town. If you don’t want to spend any cent, then you can sit by the water in Matanzas river and get ready to be amazed by the amazing seawall lighting display that reflects the crystal clear water of the river. St. Augustine also has some amazing places where you can eat or drink.
If you want to experience more fun-filled activities, you should try renting an electric car and see the amazing city to yourself. Or you can do sky tours, but this activity is for the faint of heart. Although it’s not cheap, you can definitely enjoy the amazing St Augustine light display from above.