The Authentic Old Jail is closed for public tours while renovations are being completed inside. It will reopen on Saturday, December 23, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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St. Augustine Nights of Lights Trolley Tour

Old Town Trolley's Famous Nights of Lights Tour

Explore St. Augustine’s famous Nights of Lights in the cozy comfort of our trolleys. Guests of all ages delight at the festive wonderland of the historic area glittering with millions of tiny white lights. This tour is an annual tradition for thousands and is sure to be one of your favorite holiday outings.

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“An annual tradition for thousands and is sure to be one of your favorite holiday outings.”

Voted one of the “Top Ten Places to See Holiday Lights” by National Geographic Traveler.

Lightner Museum in St. Augustine during Christmas timeCaroling, hot cider, and homemade cookies add to the magic of your evening. Guests will receive complimentary magical viewing glasses, handcrafted by Santa’s elves exclusively for our guests. These amazing glasses will enhance the twinkle and glimmer of the lights, making this ride even more special. We’ll be riding nightly. Come share holiday cheer with friends or snuggle up with loved ones and make this your holiday tradition. We’ll warm up the cider!

Vote in this Year’s 5th Annual Light Up the Night Contest!

Guests will have the opportunity to place their votes through text messaging during the 5th Annual Nights of Lights Holiday Lights Display Contest.

First place Best Light Display wins $1,000 cash and a media package worth $1,750. Second place wins $750 in cash and a media package worth $1,000. And third place wins $500 in cash and a media package worth $600.

Where: Tours depart from the Visitor Information Center, 10 West Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, FL.

When:
Nightly from November 19, 2017 – January 31, 2018.
Tours depart starting at 6:00 p.m. and run continuously until 9:00 p.m. including Christmas night.
Private Charters available nightly. 
Please call customer service for group bookings: (904) 829-3800.

Duration: 30 minutes

Cost:
Adults:$13.99
Children 3-12: $5.99
Children under 3 are free

Reservation Notes: Reservations are NOT needed or accepted. Tickets can be used on any operating day within 6 months of the purchase date.

Parking:

FREE parking with complimentary shuttle to tour is located at the following places:

  • The Authentic Old Jail, 167 San Marco Ave.
  • Welcome Center – Old Town, 1700 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
  • Welcome Center – 1305 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd.

Discounted Parking available at one of our preferred locations – within walking distance to the “Nights of Lights”:

  • Welcome Center, 27 San Marco Avenue
  • Old Drugstore, 31 Orange Street

Entertainment:

Free live entertainment will be provided on certain nights during the month of December:

Nov. 19th – St. Augustine High School Guitar Group
Nov. 24th – Florida Brass Quintet
Nov. 25th – Florida Brass Quintet
Dec. 1st – Landrum Middle School Jazz Band
Dec. 2nd – Nease High School Chorus
Dec. 8th – Anastasia Baptist Church
Dec. 9th – Fruit Cove Middle School Jazz Ensemble
Dec. 14th – Gamble Rogers Middle School
Dec. 15th – Nease Advanced Chorus
Dec. 16th – St. Augustine High School Jazz Band
Dec. 17th – Pedro Menendez High School
Dec. 18th – St. Augustine High School Chamber – Mixed Chorus
Dec. 19th – Sebastian Middle School String Orchestra and Guitar Ensemble
Dec. 20th – Skin & Bonz
Dec. 21st – Ancient City Brass Band
Dec. 22nd – St. Augustine Community Band
Dec. 23rd – Ancient City Brass Band
Dec. 26th – Ancient City Brass Band
Dec. 27th – Ancient City Brass Band

 

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