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!
In accordance with CDC guidelines regarding physical distancing and limiting contact with others, temporary adjustments have been made to this year’s Nights of Lights Tours such as the elimination of complimentary cookies and cider. We hope and it is our intention to return the post-tour treat next year.
Sing along with carolers! Don’t forget to wear your complimentary magical viewing glasses for an enhanced, fully-immersive holiday experience and be sure to check out the exclusive giveaways and coupons for festive walk-away treats to enjoy after the tour in one of Florida’s most beautiful and historic destinations!
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 new safety measures such as plexiglass partitions in between every row of seating, limited contact with other persons, elimination of long lines through our reservation-based booking system and an increased focus on disinfecting and sanitation.
Face coverings are recommended, but not required.
Tours depart from the Visitor Information Center, 10 West Castillo Drive.
Nightly from November 14, 2020 – January 31, 2021.
Approx. 30-45 minutes. Times vary by date. See calendar for times.
Guests must check-in 20 minutes prior to tour time. Within 20 minutes of tour time, seat(s) are subject to cancellation.
Due to the popularity of the city’s Nights of Lights, be sure to give yourself enough time to park and check in as traffic can be heavy.
Private Charters available nightly. Please call customer service for group bookings: (904) 829-3800.
1 to 4-guest trolley row: $59.95
(Private row for your use – maximum of 4 guests per row)
Age Requirements: Children 3 years and younger may be considered a lap child. Toddler carriers and children ages 4 and older are required to have their own seat and must remain seated at all times.
Admission Reservations: Reservations are required. No onsite purchases permitted at departure location. Reservation based tickets are non-refundable. You may reschedule up to 24 hours in advance of tour time by calling 904-337-3780. Maximum of 4 guests per row.
24-hour parking is conveniently available at the adjacent Historic Downtown Parking Facility. The cost is $15 per vehicle, per entry. Cash, credit, and debit cards are all accepted. For more information on parking in St. Augustine, please visit the City of St. Augustine website.
Discount parking for trolley guests is available at the nearby Old Town Trolley Welcome Center, 27 San Marco Ave., on a first come, first served basis.
For wheelchairs and scooters, a minimum of twenty-four (24) hour notice is recommended. Please call (904) 829-3800 for scheduling. This will allow us time to ensure that a properly equipped vehicle will be made available for your use. Wheelchair accessible trolleys are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.
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!