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Posted on: November 9, 2023

Light-Up! Night activities to kick-off 30th Annual Nights of Lights

Nights of Lights Logo against teal background

Entertainment, free park and ride shuttle returns


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 28, 2024.


The schedule of events for Saturday, November 18 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

  • A. Joel Autry, Assistant Manager, Grounds Division 
  • Chris Fitts, Angels in the Architecture
  • Tom Heath, Heath Electric
  • John Regan, P.E., retired City Manager


Free Park & Ride Shuttle – north of downtown

TIMES:  1:00pm - 11:00pm

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

                              San Marco Lot, 301 San Marco Ave.

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

                        St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340- C A1A South

                        R.B. Hunt Elementary, 125 Magnolia Dr.

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


Road closures/restricted parking

            Cathedral Place:   between Cordova St. and Avenida Menendez

                                          Parking prohibited all day; Cathedral Place closed to vehicles 

                                          5:00pm – 8:00pm

            King Street:           between Cordova St. and Avenida Menendez

                                          Parking prohibited all day on the north side of King Street; street closed as determined by police to ensure pedestrian safety


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


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


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

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