The weather is cool and that brings with it the excitement of St. Augustine's Nights of Lights festival! Something that I look forward to attending several times throughout the holiday season!
Just named again in the AAA Travel Views "12 Favorite Places to Catch the Holiday Spirit in the USA and Canada" and American Bus Association named it one of the nation's to 100 events for the 3rd time!
You'll revel in the millions of illuminaries that outline the quaint old cities skyline. Hundreds of folks gather in the square, downtown, and enjoy the music that fills the air as our Mayor conducts the countdown to the lighting of the town. This will continue to glow for 2 months starting November 19th until the end of January 2012.
With our average winter temperature of 68 degrees during our sun drenched days, during the winter, don't be surprised if you feel the bite of freezing nights that linger around 32 degrees. You can ride the train trolleys that dub themselves the Holly Jolly Trolley during the season, and enjoy viewing the lights through 3D glasses, singing Christmas Carols with stopovers for hot apple cider and cookies at different locations. Maybe your style would be to enjoy the clip clop through the old streets of St. Augustine on a horse drawn carriage while bundled up under the blankets provided! If you can detect excitement in me, you're right! This is my favorite time of the year in St. Augustine, FL!
If you want to go back to the good ol' days, you'll enjoy this time of year which is reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting! You'll enjoy the sound of the church bells as they ring. Sometimes it's just nice to go back to when the holidays were magically & simple...