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Free shuttles are back for St. Augustine's Nights of Lights

City of St. Augustine

The free Park and Ride shuttle will operate on peak dates of the annual holiday display this winter.

Navigating to and from the winter holiday's Nights of Lights in St. Augustine will get easier beginning on Nov. 19, thanks to the return of the city's free Park and Ride shuttle during peak nights.

Beginning with the opening "Light-Up! Night" of the historic city's annual holiday lighting event, the free Park & Ride shuttle service continues on Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov. 25 and 26), as well as the first three Saturdays in December and the five days following Christmas (Dec. 26 to 30.)

The shuttle will operate from 1 to 11 p.m., to and from parking locations outside of the downtown Historic District: St. Johns County Health Department at 200 San Sebastian View on all November dates as well as Saturdays in December; and Broudy’s Lot at the corner of U.S. 1 and West King Street. The downtown drop-off and pick-up site is the city's Visitor Information Center at 10 S. Castillo Drive. And due to the Saturday, Dec. 3 Christmas Parade, shuttle operations begin at 8 a.m.

The city is also expanding free park and ride shuttle service from 4 to 11 p.m. only on "Light-Up! Night" on Nov. 19, with passenger pickup at Anastasia Baptist Church, 1650 State Route A1A South. But due to a sold-out concert that night at The Amphitheatre, shuttle service will not occur there or at nearby R.B. Hunt Elementary School, as had been previously announced.

Passengers will be dropped off and picked up near the east end of the Bridge of Lions, at the corner of Gerado Street and Flagler Boulevard in North Davis Shores.

The shuttle will not operate on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Details about Light-Up! Night festivities are at

For more information about the Nights of Lights, visit

Dan Scanlan is a veteran journalist with almost 40 years as a radio, television and print reporter in the Jacksonville area, as well as years of broadcast work in the Northeast. You can reach Dan at, (904) 607-2770 or on Twitter at @scanlan_dan.