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Where to See Holiday Lights in Jacksonville

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There is no better holiday feeling than sipping on a hot drink while strolling through the ambient lighting of a well-decorated street.  

And, it’s finally that time of year again!  

So, let’s grab our favorite sweaters and countdown to the best time of the year with our guide to the best Holiday Lights in Jacksonville!

The Holy Jolly Yachty Tour is the one of the most festive (and fizzy) ways to experience the Night of Lights in St. Augustine. BYOB on a 35ft pedal-powered pontoon boat that includes 12 cycle stations for a cruise along the Matanzas with your friends and family viewing the lights along the shore. Feel the holiday cheer with a drink in your hand, music of your choice, and a one-of-a-kind experience of the Old City’s best time of year.

There is no better way to see the twinkle than on the glittering A1A bayfront!

🗓 November 20, 2021-January 31, 2022
📍 250 Vilano Road, St. Augustine, FL 32084
📞 +1 (904) 599-9492
🎟 15% Discount Promo Code for Public Mixer: LUX904

You will find thousands of beautiful lights all over St. Augustine this time of year! White lights glow from the sidewalks to the rooftops, over the Bridge of Lions, along with historic buildings, public spaces, hotels, restaurants, and inns throughout approximately 20 blocks of the Nation’s Oldest City’s historic district!

November 20, 2021–January 31, 2022
📍Downtown St. Augustine

Luminary Night at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is a family-friendly tradition during the Nights of Lights festival. This year it will be a two-part event and they will be hosting their first-ever drive-through event in their parking lot where there will be various festive stations set up for families to enjoy.

This will be Holiday-themed with elves, holiday carolers, and the opportunity to pick up pre-purchased luminary kits! 

Getting lost in all the lights? We got you! Click the image below to download our map!

The Huffty Christmas Light Display is a well-known tradition if you live on the westside of Jacksonville. People travel from all over Jacksonville to see this beautiful yard light show.  

Make sure to check their Facebook page Christmas on Crystal Springs when the Holiday season begins for showtimes and outage updates.

December 8, 2021 – all season long
📍10580 Crystal Springs Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32221

This is one of our favorite events that happens every year at Jacksonville Beach! Deck the Chairs not only has a beautiful light display from sundown to 1:00am every night but there is also a Seasongs Light & Music Spectacle every weekend.

Seasongs is a one-of-a-kind, motion activated holiday sound experience featuring a 140-foot custom-fabricated exhibit that is designed to play a variety of musical chords through visitor interaction! This exhibit is and is programmed for nightly light shows during the season.

You don’t want to miss this annual light show! (Also, be sure to check out UNATION’s  very own chair and tag us in your pics!)

November 24, 2021–January 1, 2022 | 5PM–1AM

SeaSongs Light & Music Spectacle at 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm and 9:00pm Every Weekend

📍3948 3rd Street South, #372 Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Want to see us build our UNATION chair?

We are so excited to be apart of Deck the Chairs this year! We filmed the whole building process and opening night of Deck the Chairs for you to watch and join us on our first year a part of this annual event.

After checking out St. Augustine’s Night of Lights, head to Villa Zorayda for their Candlelight Tours (only on select nights).

View their beautiful Christmas display, spectacular tree and over 100 candles! The Villa is beautifully decorated in Victorian style for a antique holiday experience you need to see. 

Also, don’t miss out on the grand Lighting of the Christmas Tree!

Select dates November 27, 2021 – December 30, 2021
📍83 King Street, Jacksonville Florida 32084

ZOOLights is set to transform Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens into a magical holiday light experience! The Zoo will come alive with twinkling animals, strolling performers, sweet treats, and more. Tickets must be purchased online, in advance on their website. You do not want to miss this annual event!

Select dates December 10-26, 2021
📍370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218

Pack up the car and whip on over to Girvin Road in Blackhawk Bluff’s neighborhood because their lighting display is back! Go early and beat the crowds and we recommend looking at the lights through your sunroof or from the bed of a truck! Did we mention it is FREE?

New Light Display Alert! We are so excited to experience for the first time, this new immersive holiday light display in Jacksonville! Dazzling Nights is 3/4 mile journey of jaw-dropping light experiences. From insta-worthy photo ops to live entertainment, this is the perfect stop for the whole family for a night of celebration. We are most excited for the interactive lights as you walk through. This is going to become one of your must-do traditions for the holidays.

Come and enjoy this 3/4 mile light show on a hayride while sipping on some hot apple cider. Bring the whole family out to enjoy bounce pads, swings, tube slides and more! Mr and Mrs Claus will be coming to visit so plan on bringing out your kids for some photos as well. 

November 26, 2021 – December 18, 2022
📍Sykes Family Farm 5995 Brough Rd Elkton, FL 32033

We don’t know if you can tell but we LOVE the Holiday season. We cannot wait to help guide you to the best Holiday events, the best Holiday treats, the best places to shop for the Holidays, and so much more so stay tuned.

Make sure to tag us in all your festive photos @stufftodoinjacksonville. ‘Tis the season! 

Kayla Fosegan

Kayla Fosegan

Kayla is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Jacksonville City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Jacksonville area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinJacksonville on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

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