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Ripley's Red Trains Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly Nov. 24, 2019 – Jan. 31, 2020 at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum

Take a ride on Ripley's Big Red Christmas Train for a "lightseeing" tour of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights.

Historic Downtown
19 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
(904) 824-1606
  • Ripley’s Red Trains Nights of Lights tour provides a magical trip through St. Augustine’s beautiful Nights of Lights celebration. More than three million holiday lights twinkle in St. Augustine's historic district during the Nights of Lights festival, which has received world-wide recognition and acclaim as one of the best places anywhere to see holiday light displays.

    Relaxing aboard one of Ripley’s festive red trains for a "lightseeing" tour of the Nights of Lights, guests can delight in the special effects of their magical viewing glasses on the dazzling light displays, join in the holiday caroling, or just enjoy the company and the holiday spirit. The tours depart nightly from Sunday, November 24, 2019, through Friday, January 31, 2020 (excluding Christmas day). Operating hours are 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays in December and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays in December and all week long in January 2020.See below for prices.

    Additionally, on Friday and Saturday evenings from November 23 through December 22, 2018, Ripley's will host a free Christmas party on the grounds of the Believe It or Not! Museum, which is the departure location for the Red Trains Nights of Lights tours. There will be holiday movies, performers, balloon artists, face painters, gifts from Santa, and a giant marshmallow pit. Ripley's will be hosting a book drive during these parties to collect books for children in need. Santa will be giving out limited edition books to kids about the Red Train’s journey to our Christmas Castle.

    Ripley's Red Trains Nights of Lights Tour offers a “no waiting” option with a reservation-based VIP tour that’s available only on Fridays and Saturdays.

    Admission: Ticket prices for Ripley's Nights of Lights Red Train tours are $12.99 for adults and $6.99 for children ages 3 to 11. VIP tickets are $15.99 for adults, $8.99 for children 6 to 11, and $7.99 for children 3 to 5. There are a lot of money-saving combo tickets available on the Ripley's website here.

    When: Ripley's Red Train Nights of Lights tours go out nightly, beginning on Sunday, November 24, 2019, and continuing through Friday, January 31, 2020, with the exception of Christmas Day. Tours depart from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in December and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Throughout the month of January 2020, tours run from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

    Where: Tours depart from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum at 19 San Marco Ave. in St. Augustine.

    Call (904) 824-1606 or visit here for more information.

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