Nights of Lights

Nights of Lights in St. Augustine, Florida has been listed among the top ten holiday light displays in the world by National Geographic. During Nights of Lights from November 14, 2020 through January 31, 2021, St. Augustine glows with holiday magic – from the ground to the rooftops! During this festive season, St. Augustine attractions offer special tours, events, and activities for visitors, with daytime and nighttime options. See the list of what’s offered below:

Red Trains
Red Train Nights of Lights tours will be held nightly except Christmas from November 14th – January 31st starting at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Tours are by reservation only this year and tickets are by the row, rather than by the seat so that parties will not have to be seated with other parties.  A row is 5’8” wide and will seat up to 4 people.  We will once again have the “Magic Viewing” glasses that enhance your experience while enjoying the light display.  Tickets can be purchased at

Scenic Cruise
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of downtown St. Augustine aglow with millions of twinkling white lights as seen only from the water. Through December 31, 2020 board the Victory III for a one-hour Nights of Lights tour departing from St. Augustine Municipal Marina . Tours are nightly from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday Nights only during the month of January. 111 Avenida Menendez. Reservations recommended! 904- 824-1806 ext 210

Double Tree
Visit beautiful Saint Augustine to see the twinkle and glow of the Nation’s Oldest City for Nights of Lights! Walk the cobblestone roads to see the City in all her spender- and book your upcoming stay at the historic DoubleTree by Hilton St. Augustine to enjoy a 15% discount!Guests can also call the hotel at 904-825-1923 ext. 0 and ask for the “Nights of Lights” rate to book rooms at the 15% off discounted rate!
Dates: November 1 – January 31
Restrictions/blackout dates: Thanksgiving Weekend  11/26/20-11/29/20 and Christmas: 12/24/20-12/27/20 and New Year’s Eve: 12/30/20-1/1/21

Florida Water Tours
Experience the Nights of Lights like a Local – on the water! Florida Water Tours is offering 3 Nights of Lights tour times a night, and is open all holidays! The 6pm is family friendly, perfect for all ages, the 7:45pm and 9:30pm however, are more for the adult crowd- ages 18 and over, 21 to drink! We have a bar on board, restroom on board, free parking, 3D glasses to view the lights, window shutters to keep you warm and complimentary hot cocoa! We will also be offering our very popular Dolphin and Wildlife Adventure and Wine Tasting Cruise during the day!

Enjoy the outdoors with confidence as Florida Water Tours will be following all CDC guidelines to keep you safe.

The Kenwood Inn
The Kenwood Inn will be all decked out for the holidays! Special mid-week room rates apply for multiple night stays. Please call for details. 904-824-211

St. Augustine Sailing
Experience the most unique setting that our Ancient City has to offer aboard a luxury sailing yacht. As the sun begins to set and the city of St. Augustine lights up the night you and your guests will have a reserved front row seat on the water and watch the dazzling lights come alive along the city promenade.


Lightner Museum
Music in the Museum: Holiday Nights at the Lightner

Where:Lightner Museum, 75 King Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084

When: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12

General Admission: $25
17 and under: $15
Reserve tickets at:

Celebrate the season and join the St. Augustine Orchestra for two nights of holiday cheer at the Lightner Museum. Enjoy festive music as the Orchestra performs throughout the museum: in the grand lobby; in the Music Room; and in the historic casino of the former Alcazar Hotel.

Tour the museum, shop for unique holiday gifts in our store, where gift-wrapping will be available, and round out the evening with drinks under the stars on the museum’s garden terrace.

Old Town Trolley
During this season’s City of St. Augustine Nights of Lights, Old Town Trolley guests riding the famous Nights of Lights Trolley can be assured of a safe and expedited tour experience during the favorite holiday event in the Nation’s Oldest City. Information and online booking is available at pricing this year is $59.95 for one to four-person private trolley rows to provide guests with a safe and comfortable sightseeing experience and appropriate social distancing. For more information and details about tours, age requirements, accessible and properly equipped vehicles for those with special needs and service pets, call (904) 829-3800.

Villa Zorayda

The Zorayda is beautifully decorated for the Holidays with decorations throughout the Museum and a spectacular Christmas Tree is located center stage in the Court of Lions. Victorian and traditional decorations are found in every room of the Museum for visitors to enjoy. Over 100 candles are aglow throughout the Museum as guests take a state of the art audio guided tour of the historic former home. Delight in the beauty of Christmas as the Museum goes dark and the dramatic Lighting of the Christmas Tree begins with each floor in the Museum gradually coming back to light.

TRYP by Wyndham Sebastian Hotel

Book your next stay at the TRYP by Wyndham Sebastian Hotel this holiday season! Join us in celebrating our Annual Nights of Lights Event and receive a complimentary bottle of wine when you book a two night stay. Must book with the hotel directly and make sure to mention the NIGHTS OF LIGHTS EVENT to receive this special offer.  TRYP offers spacious guestrooms that feature a wet bar, mini fridge, microwave, and single cup Keurig coffee maker. Plenty of free parking, Complimentary Wi-Fi, and Sightseeing shuttle pick up at our front door. FREE shuttle services to the downtown area. Pet friendly hotel.

333 S. Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32084