Let’s be honest, there’s no better feeling than sipping on a hot drink while strolling through the ambient lighting of a well-decorated street during the holiday season. Thankfully, it’s finally that time of year again!
So, grab your favorite sweater and mug of hot cocoa and get ready to embark on a journey to see all of the incredible holiday lights in Jacksonville!
If you’re a Jacksonville native, chances are you’ve seen St. Augustine’s famous Nights of Lights displays more than once. But have you ever viewed them from the water? 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 and head out on a cycle cruise aboard a 35ft pedal-powered pontoon boat that includes 12 cycle stations for a magical cruise along the Matanzas Bay with your family. One of the best ways to view the holiday lights in Jacksonville, soak up the holiday cheer with a drink in hand, music of your choice, and a one-of-a-kind experience.
November 19, 2022-January 31, 2023
250 Vilano Road, St. Augustine, FL 32084
+1 (904) 599-9492
This award-winning holiday light display is a can’t-miss event when it comes to holiday lights in Jacksonville. This Festival of Lights covers the Ancient City in millions of twinkling white lights from the sidewalks to the rooftops, over the Bridge of Lions, along historic buildings, public spaces, hotels, restaurants, and inns throughout approximately 20 blocks of the Nation’s oldest city! Can you imagine anything more magical? The best part of all is that viewers can take in this sight for FREE! Take a drive down to St. Augustine anytime between November 19, 2022 and January 31, 2023 for this magnificent sight.
November 19, 2022-January 31, 2023
The Plaza de la Constitucion, St. Augustine FL, 32084
Luminary Night at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is a family-friendly tradition that takes place each year during the city’s Nights of Lights festival. Locals and visitors alike are invited to take in the sight of over 2,000 luminaries as they light up the grounds and surrounding streets of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. Visit with Santa, enjoy yuletide refreshments and for a truly magical experience, climb the tower and see the sight of the luminaries below. When it comes to holiday lights in Jacksonville, this event is one-of-a-kind!
Dec 7 | 6pm-9pm
St. Augustine Lighthouse | 100 Red Cox Road, St. Augustine, FL 32080
This is one of our favorite holiday lights in Jacksonville! Deck the Chairs features over two dozen beautifully decorate lifeguard chairs, each with their own unique theme and style, including interactive activities, festive shows, and more.
Nov 23, 2022-January 31, 2023 | Sundown-1am
3948 3rd Street South, #372 Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Looking for something to do after checking out St. Augustine’s Night of Lights? Head over to the beautiful Villa Zorayda for their Candlelight Tours (available on select nights) and view their Christmas display, spectacular tree and over 100 candles throughout the museum! Decorated in Victorian-style this is one of the most unique holiday lights in Jacksonville.
Select nights Nov 26-Dec 30 | 5:30pm & 7:15pm
83 King Street, St. Augustine Florida, 32084
The wait is finally over! The annual holiday light display at Blackhawk Bluff is back for another year. Pack up the car and whip on over to Girvin Road for the spectacular lighting display. Some of the most highly-anticipated holiday lights in Jacksonville, we recommend looking at the lights through your sunroof or from the bed of a truck (as long as you’re not driving)! Did we mention it is FREE?
Nov 25-Dec 31 | Sundown
Blackhawk Bluff & Girvin Rd, Jacksonville FL, 32255
Dazzling Nights is back for another year! This 3/4 mile journey of jaw-dropping light experiences includes everything from insta-worthy photo ops to live entertainment. Perfect for the whole family for a night of celebration, these holiday lights in Jacksonville are sure to become one of your must-do traditions for the holiday season.
Nov 25-Jan 1 | 5:30pm-9:00pm
1445 Millcoe Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225, USA
Christmas on the Farm at Sykes Family Farms is ready and waiting to greet you this holiday season! Head out to one of the best holiday lights in Jacksonville and enjoy a 3/4 mile light show and hayride while sipping on some hot apple cider. Bring the whole family out to enjoy an array of activities, including bounce pads, swings, tube slides and more! We even heard Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be making an appearance. This is a can’t-miss holiday event!
Nov 25-Dec 17 | 6pm-10pm
5995 Brough Rd, Elkton FL, 32033
We don’t know if you can tell but we LOVE the holiday season and we hope you love our recommendations! Stay tuned for more holiday guides, from holiday events, treats, and so much more.
Make sure to tag us in all your festive photos @stufftodoinjacksonville. ‘Tis the season!
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