Obviously, you can visit St. Augustine’s Historic District downtown for the “Nights Of Lights,” where the entire Old City is lit up. It is beautiful. But that’s not what we are talking about here. This is about the seeing homes lit up for the holidays in other parts of town.
I was showing property on the day before Thanksgiving in Fort Peyton Forest and I noticed one of the homeowners putting up some pretty extensive Christmas lights. Last weekend I took the kids by after dark to take a look.
What greeted us was the Mother Of All Christmas Lighting Displays. The kids had a blast. So we’ve been going out most nights in different neighborhoods and looking at lights.
I started pasting the pictures on The St. Augustine Team facebook page, and viewers started giving us tips about where to see more lights, so it just steamrolled from there.
One of the nights I took the kids out in my 1991 Dodge Daytona. If you know anything about old cars you know they sometimes break down. Anyway, I rolled the windows down so the kids could get a better look. About halfway through our trip the windows decided they were only going to roll halfway up! It was 40 degrees that night and the kids turned into popsicles with the windows down … so I stopped for pizza to warm them up. That’s part of the fun of the whole thing.
The pictures don’t do these displays justice (they’re taken from a car at night after all). You will be amazed. If you see nothing else make sure you see Alicante Road, Saltwater Circle, and of course, Fort Peyton Circle. I’ll keep posting pictures on facebook as we travel around more this week!
Paris might be the City of Lights but St. Augustine might be the City of Christmas Lights, and we would love to have you join us here! Just contact me at the email up top or Kate Stevens at Kate@StAugustineTeam.com, my partner and Broker Associate (904-377-2276), and we’ll get you started right away.