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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

Safety is Our #1 Priority

See the Nights of Lights in style with your own private row!

In order to provide our guests with the safest and most comfortable sightseeing experience, Old Town Trolley Tours is exclusively selling full rows this year to assure social distancing on its Famous Nights of Lights Tour. We have implemented a number of other safety measures such as the elimination of long lines through our reservation-based booking system, limited contact with other persons, and a continued dedication to maintaining the highest cleanliness and sanitization standards within all of our tours, attractions and facilities.

All guests, regardless of vaccination status are encouraged to wear face coverings while on the trolley.

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 28 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 21, 2021 – January 29, 2022.


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

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St. Augustine Nights of Lights Trolley Tour

9th 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.”


2021 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!

Beginning Sunday, November 21 through Friday, December 31st, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Old Town Trolley and (INK!) Investing in Kids presents free entertainment with St. Johns County school groups and local musical acts hosted at the City of St. Augustine Visitor Information Center on select nights (see below for schedule). Guests can enjoy holiday entertainment in queue for the Famous Nights of Lights Trolley Tour. The performance venue is located at the corner of W. Castillo Dr. and San Marco Ave., 10 W. Castillo Drive in downtown St. Augustine. A $500 donation will be provided to each performance group to help support music and the arts in St. Johns County. Please feel free to share on your event calendars.

Tuesday, November 23rd
Florida Brass Quintet

Wednesday, November 24th
Florida Brass Quintet

Friday, November 26th
Nease High School Musical Theatre Department

Saturday, November 27th
SJCCA Musical Theatre Department

Thursday, December 2nd
Menendez Dance Ensemble

Friday, December 3rd
SAHS Jazz Ambassadors and the SAHS Concert Band

Saturday, December 4th
Ponte Vedra High School Percussion Ensemble

Thursday, December 9th
Tocoi Creek Jazz Band

Friday, December 10th
Gamble Rogers Middle School Stingray Jazz Band

Saturday, December 11th
The Sebastian Middle School Music Program

Sunday, December 12th
Valley Ridge Academy Jazz Band

Thursday, December 16th
Ponte Vedra 350 Jazz Band

Friday, December 17th
Classical Guitar Ensemble and the American Music Class

Saturday, December 18th

Sunday, December 19th
Fa La La Falcons

Monday, December 20th
St. Johns Center for the Arts Varsity and Chamber Chorus

Tuesday, December 21st
Treble 21

Sunday, December 26th
Ancient City Brass Band

Monday, December 27th
Ancient City Brass Band

Tuesday, December 28th
Ancient City Brass Band

Thursday, December 30th
Ancient City Brass Band

Friday, December 31st
Gainesville Brass Quintet

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