St. Augustine Lighthouse Luminary Night
The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, 81 Lighthouse Ave., will host the annual Luminary Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4.
More than 2,000 luminaries are displayed throughout the grounds and on the streets surrounding this historic landmark, creating a magical holiday experience. Lights and holiday décor also adorn the 1876 Keepers’ House and other historic buildings on the property. In addition, 14 Christmas trees are decorated in different themes, with the nautical tree in the upstairs gallery of the Keepers’ House featuring nautical-themed ornaments donated by people from all over the country.
Guests can climb the tower for sparkling views of Nights of Lights from the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse. The event also features visits and photos with Santa, children’s activities and holiday crafts, yuletide refreshments and live performances by community groups. In addition, photo opportunities will be available with characters from Costumers With a Cause throughout the evening.
Enjoy holiday performances from the St. Augustine Youth Chorus, St. Johns County Center for the Arts Chorus and Guitar Ensemble, the Limelight Theater Show Choir, the Heather Loveland Dance Academy, and The Glad Melody Gang.
St. Augustine Seafood Company will present a check to the Museum at 7 p.m. during the event, with funds raised from the sale of Lighthouse Lemonade.
“We are grateful for the ongoing support of St. Augustine Seafood Company,” said Museum Executive Director Kathy Fleming. “We appreciate this important partnership as we continue to preserve maritime history together for future generations. Of the 19,000 artifacts in our collections, 2,000 of these objects are from WWII, and many will be featured in an upcoming WWII exhibit in 2020. We thank the St. Augustine Seafood Company for helping us to preserve these items and share our maritime history.”
The winner of the Heritage Boatworks drawing for the handcrafted Penobscot 13 will take place at 8:30 p.m.
Luminary Night is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of non-perishable items which will be donated to St. Francis Housing Crisis Center and Port in the Storm Homeless Youth Center.
Holiday-themed refreshments will be available for purchase. All monetary proceeds will continue the work of the nonprofit Museum’s mission.
For more details about the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, visit staugustinelighthouse.org or call 904-829-0745.