Nation's Oldest City

St. Augustine, Florida

Tours available during Nights of Lights

Exciting tour options available during this year’s Nights of Lights Celebration:

Nights of Lights Tours  The City of St. Augustine shines a little brighter during Nights of Lights. There are several tours available that make the holiday experience even more brilliant during this special time of year.

Through January 31St Augustine nights of lights

Nights of Lights Sunset Sail

See the Nights of Lights from aboard the Schooner

Freedom’s daily sunset cruise on Matanzas Bay. The two-hour cruise departs from the St. Augustine City Marina at 4:15 p.m. and are priced at $45 per adult; $35 per child (ages 2-12); under 2, free. All cruises include complimentary soda, water, beer and wine. 111 Avenida Menendez, 904-810-1010


Through January 31

 Nights of Lights Boat Tour

Take a boat from Vilano Fishing Pier at 6:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. for a 1-hour tour through the Bridge of Lions, and along the Bayfront and Fort. Tickets are $39 weekdays and $49 weekends. You may BYOB if you like and dress warmly. 254 Vilano Road. 904-332-7194


Through January 31

Lights, Carriage and Holiday ‘Cheer’

Step aboard an old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage and meander the historic streets of St. Augustine while enjoying the spectacular Nights of Lights display! Indulge in a bottle of delicious boutique wine (red or white) and souvenir Tasting Tours wine glasses while enjoying the sparkling view and intriguing history. The group tours are up to 8 guests max per carriage. $49 per person. 

The schedule is Sunday – Thursday 6 and 7 p.m.; Friday – Saturday 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Private tours for two are also available. This tour starts at Isabela’s Bar Cuba, 19 Cuna Street. 904-325-3911


Through January 31

St. Augustine Vintage Car Nights of Lights Tours

Celebrate the holidays and see St. Augustine’s fabulous Nights of Lights on a relaxing and romantic ride in a comfortable electric vintage car replica. Tours begin and end at the Villa Zorayda Museum. Tickets are $15 per person (maximum of six passengers per tour). Call for reservations and times. 83 King St. 904-430-3542


Through January 15

Gold Tour’s Private Nights of Lights Tours

See the world-renowned St Augustine lights on a tour aboard a quiet electric tour bus. Travel the narrowest and quaintest streets of the ancient city to see all the lights and historic buildings up close. These narrated tours last 45 minutes and accommodate a maximum of 7 passengers.

Reservations are required. Tour times vary. $15 per person, $80 for the whole bus. 31 Orange St. 904-325-0547


Through January 5

Santa’s Big Red Christmas Train

See St. Augustine’s spectacular Nights of Lights aboard Ripley’s Big Red Christmas Trains. The tours start from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum and include magic lightseeing glasses, snow, family friendly-movies and marshmallow roasting. The tours are Sunday – Thursday 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights include holiday classic movies on the Big Screen like Frosty, the Grinch, Rudolph, etc. 

Tickets are $8 adults and $4.50 for kids. 19 San Marco Avenue, 904-824-1606


Through January 4

The Holly Jolly Nights of Lights Trolley

Explore St. Augustine’s famous Nights of Lights in the comfort of the Holly Jolly Trolley. Tours depart nightly 6 – 8 p.m. (and later on weekends). Complimentary hot apple cider and homemade cookies, visits with Santa, and magical viewing glasses. Stops at the Old Drugstore and the Colonial Quarter. Weekend tickets (Friday & Saturday) $12 adults and $4 children; weekday tickets (Sunday – Thursday) $9 adults and $4 children. Tours depart from the Visitors Information Center, 10 W.

Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. FREE parking and shuttle to the tour is available from the Old Jail, 167 San Marco Ave.; the Welcome Center, 27 San Marco Ave.; and the Welcome Center 1700 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd. 904-829-3800.

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