Days of Wonder, Nights of Lights in St. Augustine

The streets of the oldest city in the nation are bathed in a warm glow this time of year. That’s because between Nov. 19 and Jan. 31, the ancient architecture of downtown St. Augustine is adorned with millions of tiny lights to celebrate the holiday season. It’s a tradition rooted in the city’s long Spanish tradition of lighting a single white candle during Christmas. Few displays in the world stir the holiday spirit within like this impressive sea of glowing lights radiating from every corner. Walking through the streets, one can almost get the sense that a piece of the city’s 446 years of history is illuminated with every light.

The days of the season in the city are ever-festive as well. Train and trolley tours let your clients see St. Augustine in its holiday best from a unique perspective. Over 30 galleries showcase the work of local and international artists, while a variety of restaurants serve fare fit for the season. And as the sun goes down, the spirit of the holidays comes out. Sometimes it’s a parade, sometimes it’s a regatta making its way through the waterway just outside the majestic fort. But it’s always a feast for the senses. So put your clients in the heart of all the holiday happenings this season at St. Augustine|Ponte Vedra on Florida’s historic coast.

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