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Posted on: November 15, 2022

29th Annual Nights of Lights begins with Light-Up! Night

Christmas lights on trees and buildings at the Plaza de la Constitucion

Entertainment, free park and ride shuttle returns

 

The City of St. Augustine kicks-off the 29th Annual Nights of Lights season on Saturday, November 19, beginning at 4:00pm with a Showtime USA dance troupe performance in front of City Hall, followed by the All Star Orchestra in the Gazebo at the Plaza de la Constitución at 5:30pm.  

The lighting of the city’s holiday tree and canopy of live oak trees around the Plaza de la Constitución begins promptly at 6:30pm.  The Nights of Lights continues through Sunday, January 29, 2023.

The schedule of events for Saturday, November 19 includes: 

Light-Up! Night Entertainment

            4:00pm         Showtime USA, Parque de Menendez, St. Augustine City Hall, 75 King St.

            5:30pm         All Star Orchestra, Gazebo, Plaza de la Constitución

            6:30pm         Lighting Ceremony, Gazebo, Plaza de la Constitución

Lighting Honorees

St. Johns County School District employees:

  • Earl Cox, Jr., Custodian, Gaines Alternative School at the Evelyn Hamblen Center
  • Colleen Lahatte, Reading Interventionist, Crookshank Elementary School
  • Erin Cumpton, Fifth Grade Teacher, Ketterlinus Elementary School
  • Tracy Clauson, Spanish Teacher, Sebastian Middle School
  • Thomas “Wes” Miska, Algebra Teacher, St. Augustine High School
  • Amanda Garman, Principal, R. B. Hunt Elementary School

 

Free Park & Ride Shuttle – north of downtown

TIMES:  1:00pm - 11:00pm

WHERE TO PARK:  St. Johns County Health Department, 200 San Sebastian View

DROP-OFF/PICK-UP:  Visitor Information Center, 10 S. Castillo Dr.


Free Park & Ride Shuttle – west of downtown

TIMES:  1:00pm - 11:00pm

WHERE TO PARK: Broudy’s Lot (corner of US 1 and W. King), 198 & 212 W. King St. 

DROP-OFF/PICK-UP:  Visitor Information Center, 10 S. Castillo Dr.


From Anastasia Island

TIMES:       4:00pm - 11:00pm

WHERE TO PARK:  Anastasia Baptist Church, 1650 A1A South

DROP-OFF/PICK-UP:  Bridge of Lions (east end)


Road closures/restricted parking

            Cathedral Place:   Cordova St. and Avenida Menendez

                                          Parking prohibited all day; street closed to vehicles 5:00pm – 8:00pm

            King Street:           Cordova St. and Avenida Menendez

                                          Parking prohibited all day; street closed as determined by police to ensure pedestrian safety

 

In the event of any changes in the program, updates will be posted on the City's website and on the City of St. Augustine Facebook page.

Traffic updates and information will be posted on the St. Augustine Police Department Facebook page.

Media inquiries may be directed to Melissa Wissel, Communications Director, at 904.293.3307 or via email

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