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St. Augustine old town trolley nights of lights tour driving past lightner museum at night decorated with holiday lights
St. Augustine nights of lights holiday tour trolley
st. augustine holiday tour driving at night past various buildings lit up with holiday lights
St. Augustine's Casablanca Inn decorated with holiday lights during nights of lights holiday tour

A Holiday Tradition Celebrating 30 Years

The holidays are popular for enjoying time-honored traditions like gift-giving, bonding with family, and decorating your home in the spirit of the season. Here in America’s Oldest City, we take the latter to a whole different level. Inspired by an ancient holiday practice brought here by the Spanish of displaying lit candles on window sills, The Annual Nights of Lights is set to brighten up the holidays in The Ancient City once again! To experience the glow of the season and the more than 3 million sparkling white lights adorning every corner of the city, stretching for nearly 20 blocks, take a ride on Old Town Trolley’s Nights of Lights Tour!

Spend less time waiting in line and more time with your loved ones by reserving a private row for you and your family or for that special someone. Your Nights of Light Trolley will be waiting for you when you arrive.

St Augustine Nights of Lights Glasses

Over $100 of money saving coupons per guest.

Sing along with carolers on your holiday tour! Don’t forget to wear your complimentary magical viewing glasses for an enhanced, fully-immersive holiday experience and be sure to join us at the end of the tour for complimentary sugar cookies and warm apple cider!

“This tour is a holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike and is sure to become one of your favorite holiday memories.”

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Now in its 30th year, St. Augustine’s award-winning Nights of Lights is admired by a global audience and is well known as one of the “10 Best Holiday Lighting Displays in the World” by National Geographic Traveler.

44 Spanish Street Inn in St. Augustine, FL
You'll be caroling to your favorite holiday music!
Holiday Cheer
St Augustine holiday cookies
Complimentary sugar cookies and warm apple cider.
These amazing glasses will enhance the twinkle and glimmer of the lights, making this ride even more special.
Complimentary Magical Glasses
holiday lights at St. Augustine Potter's Wax Museum
Holiday lights at St. Augustine's Old Drug Store
Holiday lights at St. Augustine's Old Drug Store
Holiday lights on St. Augustine ticket booth

Tickets & Schedule


Tours depart from the Visitor Information Center, 10 West Castillo Drive.


November 19, 2023 – January 28, 2024


Approx. 30-45 minutes. Times vary by date. See calendar for times.

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St. Augustine Nights of Lights Trolley Tour

11th Annual Light Up the Night Contest!

Each year guests of the Old Town Trolley are asked to help choose the city’s Top 3 lighting displays.  Winners of these prestigious awards will receive cash, prizes and one of the most sought-after trophies in the city!

“Nights of Lights has also received accolades from AAA Auto Club as one of the 12 Favorite Places to Catch the Holiday Spirit and the American Bus Association as one of the top 100 events in the country.”

Enter Nights of Lights Contest


2023 Performance Calendar

Coming soon.

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