Businesses receive Nights of Lights awards


Local business owners, area residents and Old Town Trolley guests riding the Nights of Lights Trolley tours voted for their top three hospitality businesses that had the most elaborate lighting displays during this year’s seventh annual “Light Up the Night!” contest.

During a recent awards presentation, first place lighting award went to Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront. Second place went to Meehan’s Irish Pub Seafood House. Third place went to Tini Martini Bar and the Casablanca Inn.

The City of St. Augustine’s renowned Nights of Lights ran from Nov. 23 through Feb. 2 and during the event local business owners added to the festivities. Twinkling lights adorned businesses and the downtown area, marking St. Augustine as one of the “Best Places to Spend Christmas in the U.S.,” according to Conde Nast Traveler magazine, as well as National Geographic’s “10 Dazzling Holiday Light Displays Around the World.”

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