The Odd Macabre offers unique events during Nights of Lights

Just in time for the holiday season, The Odd Macabre in historic St. Augustine, Florida will offer unique activities during Nights of Lights. The Odd Macabre parlor, located at 76 Spanish Street, is a cozy little cottage space where you can gather to start a scavenger hunt, make a candle, or learn about the many spirits of St. Augustine on a ghost tour! Learn more at

Nights of Lights runs November 20, 2021 through January 31, 2021, with more than 3 million lights sparkling throughout the City of St. Augustine. The lights come on at dusk every evening. While many visitors ride trolleys or see the lights on a boat tour,  others take a self-guided walking tour. We recommend taking the Very Merry Nights of Lights Scavenger Hunt to see the lights and find 13 locations throughout the nation’s oldest city, while learning some of its history! 


This Scavenger Hunt begins November 26 and continues Thursday-Sunday each week through December 29! This self-guided event takes your very own small group through the Nights of Lights display in St. Augustine, Florida — finding 13 locations throughout the nation’s oldest city during this holiday spectacular featuring 3 million lights! When you check in at 76 Spanish Street, you’ll be given your scavenger hunt materials and gear. Meet your helper elf who will be in touch by text as needed to make your way through the magical Nights of Lights hunt! RSVP at


Looking for the perfect gift idea? Create a handcrafted soy wax candle as a holiday gift! The WhichCraft Candle Parlor at The Odd Macabre offers candle-making sessions where guests can choose the candle vessel, the type of wick, and can combine three scents to create a one-of-a-kind fragrance. Participants get crafty and create their very own labels as well, perfect for gift-giving. (Some candle history: Romans began making dipped candles beginning around 500 BCE! Candles were regularly given as gifts during Saturnalia.) Reserve your date and time at


Did you know that ghost stories are part of Christmas past traditions? The most famous Christmas story is a ghost story: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was first published in 1843 — a story about a man tormented by a series of ghosts the night before Christmas! For much of the 19th century,  the holiday season was associated with ghosts. Telling ghost stories during winter is a hallowed tradition, a folk custom stretches back centuries, when families would wile away the winter nights with tales of spooks and monsters. Based in folklore and the supernatural, it was a tradition the Puritans frowned on, so it never gained much traction in America. Join A Night Among Ghosts for a ghost walk, a paranormal investigation or a ghost tour, and learn about spirits of St. Augustine! Choose your experience at


  • Sunday, November 14   
  • Sunday, November 21
  • Sunday, December 19

Held from 6 to 8 p.m., take a candle class and hear a ghost talk at The Odd Macabre parlor. Cost is$45 per guests (ages 12 and older) and includes coffee, tea, hot chocolate, bottled water, and an oracle card pull. BYOB. Reserve your spot at



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