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"Nights of Lights" returns for its 20th anniversary

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Updated: 11/23/2013 11:45 pm
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Two and a half million lights will light up historic St. Augustine from now until the beginning of February.

Nights of Lights returned to the nation's oldest city for it's 20th anniversary Saturday.

The big holiday event is just one of the reasons St. Augustine was named one of National Geographic's top 10 places to view holiday lights.

Nights of Lights is not just enjoyable for the holiday season, it's also a big boost for businesses in the area.

Last year central St. Augustine saw a four percent rise in tourism thanks to the months long event.

"The economic impact is primarily on the weekends because it's still school time," said St. Augustine Mayor Joe Boles.

"But when you fill up the hotels, you're filling up the restaurants, you're filling up the bars, you're filling up the gift shops. So everybody benefits by this event," Boles said.

Nights of Lights will shine in St. Augustine through February 2nd.

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imtellin - 11/24/2013 6:05 AM
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boles & his gang of 5, trying to milk it for all its worth.. next year they'll extend it to valentines day, then st. patricks day.. and they'll probably start on halloween to give them 3 extra weeks on that end... you can put on all the lipstick & rouge ya want,, she'll still be a whore....
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