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Nights of Lights in St. Augustine

Jan 02, 2013 02:00AM
Usually we have a little slump after the holidays and are itching to get out and do something new. A day trip off the island is in order, and one afternoon this week we’re off to St. Augustine to see the city’s famous Nights of Lights. The event, which begins in November and continues until January 31st, features an amazing light display throughout the city, from the Plaza de la Constitucion to the historic City Hall and Lightner Museum, and beyond.

Most of the festivities were held during the Christmas season, but the lights and displays are left up until the end of January. There are also some very good rates on hotels throughout the nation’s oldest city, in case you’d like to spend the night there. The Nights of Lights is based on a town tradition, where the original Spanish colonists placed a white light in their windows to light up the city during the Christmas season. St. Augustine has lots of great restaurants and plenty of things to do and see, but even if you’re just there to see the lights, it’s worth the trip. For more information visit: www.staugustine.com