St. Augustine Turns Into A Winter Wonderland Each Year In Florida

Many Florida towns get dressed up for the holidays, but there’s one in particular that becomes truly magical this time of year: St. Augustine. It’s truly the best winter town in Florida, making for one of the sweetest and most memorable experiences come Christmastime. Family friendly and fun for all, this is one local event you simply don’t want to miss!

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Are you ready to plan your visit to this winter wonderland town in Florida? You can see the lights nightly from late November through January, though you’ll want to check the updated schedule for your new annual tradition.

Here are a few of the companies offering Nights of Lights tours:

Carriage rides: Wine and Carriage Tour, 904-325-3911.

Boat tours: Scenic Cruise Nights of Lights Tours, (904) 824-1806.

Trolley tours: Old Town Trolley Holiday Tours, no reservations needed.

These are just a few of the many tour options available in the city, so you’re sure to find something fun for the whole family.

Address: St. Augustine, FL, USA
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Best Christmas Events In Florida

October 19, 2019

What other places are the most festive towns in Florida?

Florida may have a tropical climate, but this sunny state still knows how to celebrate the holidays with the best of them. After heading to St. Augustine, perhaps head down to Safety Harbor, Florida, or hit up Jacksonville for fun holiday activities. Downtown Tampa also knows how to celebrate the holidays with gusto, as well as Inverness, New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach. Fun and festive, each city offers up light extravaganzas and Christmas festivals you won’t want to miss.

What are the best things to do for Christmas in Florida?

Locals in Lake Buena Vista love to spend time at ICE! At Gaylord Palms, a winter wonderland that takes place over the course of five weeks. Head on over to the Annual St. Augustine Christmas Parade for the Nights of Lights celebration, or indulge in a weekend at the Annual Key West Holiday Fest that begins in late November and continues until late December. Jolly Days at the Brevard Zoo combines your favorite animals with holiday fun, and you won’t want to miss Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Miami. What a thrill!

What kinds of activities can I do in winter in Florida?

Since winter in Florida is incredibly temperate, it’s easy to keep up with your favorite fun activities while adding a few chilly weather newbies into the mix. Maybe head to a hockey game to watch the Florida Panthers or the Tampa Bay Lightning duke it out with teams from out of state, or head to the wintry Florida Strawberry Festival that works hard to keep the taste of summer alive and well. In February, the Siesta Key Craft Festival is well worth a visit, and we’ll always recommend catching a basketball game or taking an afternoon to yourself at the Key West Aquarium.

Address: St. Augustine, FL, USA