- Associated Press - Sunday, November 23, 2014

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) - St. Augustine will ring in the holiday season with its 21st annual “Night of Lights.”

The festivities were set to start on Saturday at 4 p.m. in front of St. Augustine City Hall, and thousands of people are expected to attend the holiday celebration in the Plaza de la Constitucion.

The countdown to light up the city was to begin at 6:30 p.m. The All Star Orchestra will be playing music until 8 p.m.

The city’s historic downtown will be covered in more than 3 million tiny lights that reflect on Matanzas Bay through Feb. 1.

Night of Lights was inspired by the tradition of placing a white candle in windows to mark the holidays. It began when St. Augustine was the Spanish capital of Florida about 250 years ago.

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