Increased parking for Nights of Lights


With the popularity of our annual ‘Nights of Lights’ event growing and growing every year, the city has increased its parking capacity to accomodate the additional traffic and vehicles.

In a press release the city announced that additional parking areas have been added.

Parking near the Visitors Information Center located at 10 W. Castillo Dr. will be increased nearly 30 percent by using Francis Field and portions of the Ketterlinus Elementary School’s parking lot, the city said. The additional areas will accommodate 450 vehicles in addition to the 1,200 vehicle capacity of the historic downtown parking facility. The entrance to the additional areas will be on Cordova Street – the same as the entrance to the parking facility.

The additional parking areas will be available starting Friday, December 11 and will continue on December 12, 18, 19, 24 and 28. The cost for parking will be $12 per vehicle per entry – the same as the parking facility. ParkNow Cards, the city said, will only be accepted at the parking facility.

The additional parking areas include:

Ameris Bank, 790 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd.
St. Johns County Public Library, 1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Mission Nombre de Dios, Old Mission Avenue at San Marco Avenue
United Way of St. Johns County, 117 Bridge St.
Eddie Vickers Park, 399 Riberia St.