Santa's Red Express Nights of Lights Tours by Ripley's Red Trains provide a magical trip through St. Augustine's beautiful Nights of Lights celebration. More than 3 million holiday lights twinkle in St. Augustine's historic district during the Nights of Lights festival, which has received worldwide 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 20, 2022, through Monday, January 30, 2023 (excluding Christmas day). Operating hours in November and December are 6 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. In January, hours are 6 to 8 p.m. nightly. Tours last approximately 30 minutes.
There will be reserved seating by rows during the 2022-23 Nights of Lights season.
The tours begin and end at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! at 19 San Marco. Free parking is available on site on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about operating times as well as pick-up and drop-off locations,visit here.
Admission: $65.99 for a row of seats. Tickets are only sold by the row. Rows are 68 inches long and hold approximately 4 adults. Additional rows may be purchased to accommodate your party.
When: Ripley's Red Train Nights of Lights tours go out nightly, beginning on Sunday, November 20, 2022, and continuing through Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, with the exception of Christmas Day. In November and December, tours depart from 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and from 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Throughout the month of January 2022, tours run from 6 to 8 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.
Parking: For those coming in to town simply for the tour, free parking is available at Ripley's Believe It Or Not!. Those planning on staying for the day and evening, can use the free park and ride shuttle service. The City of St. Augustine offers a Free Park and Ride Shuttle Service for Nights of Lights from November 20, to December 30, 2021. For information about operating times as well as pick-up and drop-off locations, visit here.