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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.

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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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.
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.


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.”

Enter 2022 Nights of Lights Contest


2022 Performance Calendar

Sunday, November 20
R.J. Murray Middle School Jazz Band and Chorus

Friday, November 25
Florida Brass Quintet

Saturday, November 26
St. Augustine High School Musical Theatre

Thursday, December 1
Allen D. Nease High School Chorus

Friday, December 2
Pedro Menendez High School Dance Ensemble

Saturday, December 3
Ponte Vedra High School Jazz Band

Wednesday, December 7
Ponte Vedra High School Drumline

Thursday, December 8
Beachside High School Chorus

Friday, December 9
St. Augustine High School Concert Band

Saturday, December 10
St. Augustine High School Guitar Ensemble

Sunday, December 11
Gamble Rogers Middle School Choir

Wednesday, December 14
Otis Mason Elementary Steel Band

Thursday, December 15
Sebastian Middle School Band/Orchestra

Friday, December 16
Tocoi Creek High School Jazz Band

Saturday, December 17
Valley Ridge Academy Jazz Band

Sunday, December 18
Pedro Menendez High School Cabaret

Tuesday, December 20
Freedom Crossing Academy Musical Theatre

Wednesday, December 21
Wards Creek Elementary Chorus

Thursday, December 22
Pacetti Bay Middle School Vocal Ensemble

Tuesday, December 27-29
Ancient City Brass Band

Friday, December 30
Florida Brass Quintet

Saturday, December 31
Gainesville Brass Quintet

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