A “Grand” Grand Traverse Lighthouse Christmas

2020-12-16T11:53:25-05:00December 16th, 2020|

There are few accounts of Christmas at the Light Stations across the country.  One of these accounts is from Bette McCormick Olli who grew up at Grand Traverse Lighthouse.  Her story gives a eyewitness record of how Keepers and their families balanced family life with duty to keeping the light shining.  We hope that you enjoy her account and remember that, even today, we have men and women serving across the world sometimes with or [...]

December 4: Luminary Night welcomes the community to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum during the holiday season

2019-11-04T14:41:09-05:00November 4th, 2019|

Luminary Night is an annual tradition hosted by the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. From 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, the Museum grounds will open for an evening community celebration for all ages. More than 2,000 luminaries are displayed throughout the grounds and on the streets surrounding this historic landmark, creating a magical holiday experience. Lights and holiday décor also adorn the 1876 Keepers’ House and other historic buildings on the property. [...]

Spreading Holiday Cheer to our Volunteers

2016-12-21T11:04:36-05:00December 21st, 2016|

With just a few days left before the Christmas holiday, our staff and trustees gathered together yesterday for one of our favorite annual traditions. Our nonprofit museum would not exist without our incredible corps of volunteers. We have over 250 folks who help us with everything from sweeping the tower to office administration tasks to standing at the top and bottom of the tower all hours of the day to provide guest services for our 200,000 [...]

Luminary Night 2016: Photos, Winners, & Holiday Cheer

2016-12-08T12:00:50-05:00December 8th, 2016|

We rung in the Christmas season with RECORD crowds last night at our annual holiday open house, Luminary Night. Over a thousand luminaries covered the grounds and surrounding neighborhood as we welcomed our community in for a night of holiday cheer. See some of the highlights from the evening below and be sure to mark your calendars for next year, Wednesday Dec. 6th, our 2017 Luminary Night! A HISTORIC HOLIDAY TURNOUT Thousands gathered for [...]

St. Augustine Lighthouse to Host Annual Luminary Night Dec. 7th

2016-11-30T08:00:01-05:00November 30th, 2016|

Celebrate the holiday season with live music and more at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum’s annual Luminary Night open house on Wednesday, Dec. 7th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ST. AUGUSTINE, FL. – Holiday cheer will abound at the historic St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum next Wednesday, Dec. 7th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Museum’s annual holiday open house, Luminary Night, will include children’s crafts, a bake sale, photos [...]

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum Hosts Annual Luminary Night, Dec. 3rd

2014-11-23T09:56:23-05:00November 23rd, 2014|

In celebration of the holiday season, community members are invited to a free event featuring live music, kids’ crafts, holiday treats and over 1,500 glowing luminaries. ST. AUGUSTINE, FL. –Local community members and visitors are invited to enjoy live music, hot beverages and holiday cheer at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum’s annual Luminary Night extravaganza on Wednesday, Dec. 3rd, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Free to the public, this year’s holiday open house [...]