With over three hundred million lights, St. Augustine, Florida’s Nights of Lights lives up to its listing in The World’s 10 Best Holiday Displays by National Geographic. Now that’s a lot of sparkle! All over the city, historic buildings, plazas, trees, and even horse-drawn carriages are decked out in tiny lights.
Tourists and locals alike seem to enjoy the displays. On the nights we were there in January, people roamed around the city taking pictures and enjoying the lighted venues.
The lighting goes back to Spanish origins when people placed lighted candles in their windows during the Christmas holidays. Now celebrating its 449th year in existence, St. Augustine is proud to continue the tradition with its Nights of Lights celebration from November 22, 2014 to February 1, 2015.
For more information and a photo gallery showing scenes from St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights, click here.
For more entries in Ailsa’s Travel theme: Sparkle on her blog Where’s My Backpack, click here.
Photo credit: Picture One: Images of Nights of Lights