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20th Annual Luminary Night set to take place during City’s Nights of Lights celebration

Family-friendly event offers free admission to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum after hours

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Luminary Night at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is a family-friendly tradition during St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights celebration. On the evening of Wednesday, December 6th, the Lighthouse grounds will open for an evening celebration that will delight both young and old. This popular event is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to get a taste of the holidays, St. Augustine style. The event takes place from 6 PM to 9 PM.

The Keepers’ House illuminated with white lights and luminaries.

“We love hosting all of our neighbors, Museum members and holiday tourists for this event and I know it’s my favorite time of year to deck the halls at the Lighthouse,” says Darlene Humphreys, head decorator for the event. She continues, “And, of course, what holiday event is complete without Santa Claus? Kids of all ages can visit Santa while enjoying the festive atmosphere.”

The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum goes all out for Luminary Night, offering children’s activities and holiday crafts, yuletide refreshments and live music, including a string quartet inside the Lighthouse tower and the St. Augustine High School choir led by Mr. Jeff Dodd. Guests also get a close-up look at the Lighthouse’s spectacular holiday decorations and lighting displays. Nautical ornaments are donated by people from all over the country to grace the centerpiece Christmas tree set up in the Keepers’ House, with at least ten other decorated trees dotting the property. Guests will be able to visit the Museum’s newest additions: Legends of the Light exhibition; and the Maritime Archaeology & Education Center with special viewing spaces of the archaeology conservation lab.

Aerial view of the Light Station during the event. This year, the event will extend into the Museum’s new Maritime Heritage Park area which in this photo, is to the left.

As a finale to the evening, guests can climb the Lighthouse tower to see St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights from the top – it’s a spectacular view!

Quartet performing at the base of the Lighthouse stairs.

In the spirit of giving, the event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of a non-perishable food item which will be donated to a local food pantry. Throughout the event, holiday-themed refreshments will be available for purchase. All monetary proceeds go directly back to the Museum to continue the work of the Museum’s mission.

 

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Luminary Night 2016:
Photos, Winners, & Holiday Cheer

We rung in the Christmas season with RECORD crowds last night at our annual holiday open house, Luminary Night. Over a thousand luminaries covered the grounds and surrounding neighborhood as we welcomed our community in for a night of holiday cheer.

See some of the highlights from the evening below and be sure to mark your calendars for next year, Wednesday Dec. 6th, our 2017 Luminary Night!

A HISTORIC HOLIDAY TURNOUT

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Thousands gathered for live music, crafts, and visits with Santa at 2016 Luminary Night, as seen in this view from the tower looking down at the 1876 Keepers’ House and courtyard.

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St. Augustine Lighthouse to Host Annual Luminary Night Dec. 7th

Celebrate the holiday season with live music and more at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum’s annual Luminary Night open house on Wednesday, Dec. 7th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL. – Holiday cheer will abound at the historic St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum next Wednesday, Dec. 7th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Museum’s annual holiday open house, Luminary Night, will include children’s crafts, a bake sale, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and live performances from the St. Augustine High School Choir and Classical Guitar Ensemble, as well as the Anastasia String Quartet, Dulcinea Recorder Group, and the St. Augustine Youth Choir.

dsc_0695More than a thousand luminaries will light the grounds of the Light Station from the edges of Lighthouse Park up to the 1874 tower at the heart of the historic property. Guests are invited to climb the tower for a breathtaking nighttime view of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights celebration. Continue reading

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum Hosts Annual Luminary Night, Dec. 3rd

In celebration of the holiday season, community members are invited to a free event featuring live music, kids’ crafts, holiday treats and over 1,500 glowing luminaries.

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL. –Local community members and visitors are invited to enjoy live music, hot beverages and holiday cheer at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum’s annual Luminary Night extravaganza on Wednesday, Dec. 3rd, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

photo 2Free to the public, this year’s holiday open house will feature performances by the St. Augustine High School Chamber Ensemble and Guitar Club, the Glad Melody Gang Recorder Group and the Anastasia String Quartet, whose Christmas melodies will exuberate from the walls of the lighthouse tower. The festivities will also include a bake sale, kids’ holiday crafts and an opportunity to visit with Santa Claus.

“This is one of our favorite events every year,” said Executive Director Kathy A. Fleming. “The Junior Service League started this tradition over a decade ago as a way to spread the joy of the holiday season to our local neighbors and thank them for supporting our museum. Now the event has grown into a city-wide celebration and we couldn’t be happier to share this joyous time of year with our community.” Continue reading