Please be aware that a few of St. Augustine's businesses are still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Irma which will affect the hours of operation. If you are unsure whether a place is open, please call using the contact information made available on profile pages. Thank you for your patience!

Ripley's Red Trains Nights of Lights Tours

November 20, 2016 – January 5, 2017 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 tour runs from November 20, 2016, through January 5, 2017 (excluding Christmas day). Hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Prices are $10.99 for adults and $5.99 for kids

    Additionally, on Friday and Saturday evenings through December 24, 2016, Ripley's will host "Christmas Magic" 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 performers, balloon artists, face painters, a giant marshmallow pit, visits from Santa, stories from Mrs. Claus, and new this year the "Ripley's Family challenge" game show.

    Ripley's Red Trains offers a “no waiting” option with a reservation-based VIP tour that’s available only on Fridays and Saturdays. The price is slightly higher than the regular tour ($14 for adults and $7 for kids), but for those who want to avoid waiting in line it may be well worth it.

    Admission: Tickets for the Ripley's Nights of Lights Red Train are $10.99 for adults and $5.99 for kids. VIP tickets with reserved seating are available on Friday and Saturday nights only; prices are $14 for adults and $7 for kids.

    Combo options are available for the 2016-17 season as well. The Combo Ticket (includes Nights of Lights Train, a Red Train Pass, and a round of miniature golf at Bayfront Mini-Golf) is $29.99 for adults and $14.99 for kids. The Super Combo Tickets (includes Nights of Lights Train, Red Train Pass, Mini-Golf, and ticket to Ripley's Odditorium) is $43.98 for adults and $22.98 for kids.

    When: Ripley's Red Train Nights of Lights tours go out nightly, beginning on Sunday, November 20, 2016, and continuing through January 5, 2017. Tour times are from 6 - 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 6 - 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

    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.

Upcoming Events that also might interest you

Steven Dean Anderson Art Exhibit
Opening August 26, 2017 | Exhibit runs thru Oct. 29, 2017
Limelight Theatre: The Full Monty
Thursdays thru Sundays, Sept. 21 – Oct. 22, 2017
West African Drum Circles
Third Thursday of the month, March – October 2017 | 7 – 10 p.m.