Lighthouse Illuminations features 21 uniquely decorated trees and more


The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is hosting its inaugural Lighthouse Illuminations event on select days now through January 21.

Daytime general admission tickets get visitors in the door to enjoy decorated grounds and buildings during this winter season of Tides, Tidings and Trees. Then, as the sun goes down, they can purchase after-hours Lighthouse Illumination tickets for an extraordinary experience.

Visitors will find the Keepers’ house and grounds illuminated by lights and garlands.

There are 21 uniquely decorated trees, each with a distinct theme such as Shells from the Sea, Keepsake Ornaments, Old Florida, Lighthouses of America and Nautical Adventures. The latter is a perfect way to display donations made to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum by members and other people from across the nation.

Tickets must be purchased for a specific date to visit. They are available online at Tickets are $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for children 12 and younger.

The lighthouse has been a unique landmark of St. Augustine for over 147 years. Through interactive exhibits, guided tours and maritime research, the museum is on a mission to discover, preserve, present and keep alive the stories of the Nation’s Oldest Port. It keeps the light shining as a private aid-to-navigation. The museum is the parent organization to the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP), and the two nonprofits are an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.