Old Town Trolleys Famous Nights of Lights Tour has become one of the most popular ways to see St. Augustine's Nights of Lights, and will operate nightly from Sunday, November 20, 2022 through Saturday, January 28, 2023.
This holiday spectacle of traditional white lights (more than 3 million of them) has its roots, like everything in St. Augustine, in history. For the nearly 250 years that St. Augustine served as the capital of Spanish Florida, residents would place a lighted candle in their windows to mark the holiday season. Now, the lights are electric, but they are still white, and they are dazzling to see as they decorate the wonderful old buildings, historic homes and bayfront vistas in the Nation's Oldest City.
Old Town Trolley's Famous Nights of Lights Tour sells in full rows for a maximum of 4 guests per row. While tickets may be purchased each night (if available), it's possible to purchase tickets online to avoid standing in line.
The trolley tours depart every night from Sunday, November 22, 2022, through Saturday, January 28, 2023. Tours depart from 6 to 10 p.m. in November, from 6:00 to 10:30 p.m. in December, and through the end of December, changing to from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in January. The tour departs from the Visitor Information Center at 10 West Castillo Drive. It is 30 to 45 minutes long and makes no stops along the way.
A Holiday Tradition
For many residents and visitors, Old Town Trolley's Famous Nights of Lights Tours has become a part of their family holiday tradition during the annual Nights of Lights festival, offering a convenient and fun way to see the best of the lights and join with their tour guide and fellow passengers in impromptu caroling all along the way. It's fun to view the lights through the complimentary magical viewing glasses (which turn the lights into glittering snowflake or star shapes). After the trip, Old Town Trolley elves offer free sugar cookies and apple cider.
Parking is always available for a fee of $15 a day at the City of St. Augustine's Downtown Parking Facility.
For wheelchair and scooter reservations, a minimum of 24 hours notice is recommended. Assistance animals, such as registered seeing-eye dogs, are the only animals that are allowed onboard.
For more information, call (904) 829-3800 or visit here to learn more and make online reservations.
Admission: Tickets are $69.99 for an entire row (up to 4 people). Children 3 years and younger may be held on the lap. Toddler carriers and children 4 and up are required to have their own seats. Tickets are being sold only by the row, no individual tickets or pairs. Except for those children held in laps, there is a maximum of 4 persons in a row.
When: Nightly from Sunday, November 20, 2022, through Saturday, January 28, 2023. Tours depart from 6 to 10 p.m. in November, from 6:00 to 10:30 p.m. in December, and from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in January.
Where: Tours leave from the Visitors Information Center located at 10 West Castillo Drive in St. Augustine, just across from the Downtown Parking Facility.