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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

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.

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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Celebrating 29 years, 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.
night time picture of St. Augustine plaza with large trees and Christmas tree decorated with holiday lights
These amazing glasses will enhance the twinkle and glimmer of the lights, making this ride even more special.
Complimentary magical glasses

Tickets & Schedule


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


Nightly from November 20, 2022 – January 28, 2023.


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

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St. Augustine Nights of Lights Trolley Tour

10th 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.”


2022 Performance Calendar

Old Town Trolley Tours and (INK!) Investing in Kids are happy to announce the Entertainment Schedule for this year’s Old Town Trolley’s Famous Nights of Lights Tour!

2022 information coming soon.

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