There’s no better time to visit the nation’s oldest city. Climb the St. Augustine Lighthouse for a bird’s-eye view of the town lit for Nights of Lights, a display of 2 million twinkling bulbs that remains through December. Enjoy caroling, hot apple cider and homemade cookies as you take in the glimmering show. Don't miss the Annual Christmas parade. It's one of the largest parades in North Florida complete with floats, marching bands, horses, and of course, Santa's arrival; 800/653-2489 or getaway4florida.com.