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Exciting tour options available during this year’s Nights of Lights Celebration:

Nights of Lights Tours  The City of St. Augustine shines a little brighter during Nights of Lights. There are several tours available that make the holiday experience even more brilliant during this special time of year.

Through January 31St Augustine nights of lights

Nights of Lights Sunset Sail

See the Nights of Lights from aboard the Schooner

Freedom’s daily sunset cruise on Matanzas Bay. The

two-hour cruise departs from the St. Augustine City

Marina at 4:15 p.m. and are priced at $45 per adult; $35

per child (ages 2-12); under 2, free. All cruises include

complimentary soda, water, beer and wine. 111 Avenida

Menendez, 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com

 

Through January 31

 Nights of Lights Boat Tour

Take a boat from Vilano Fishing Pier at 6:30 p.m. or 8

p.m. for a 1-hour tour through the Bridge of Lions, and

along the Bayfront and Fort. Tickets are $39 weekdays

and $49 weekends. You may BYOB if you like and

dress warmly. 254 Vilano Road. 904-332-7194

www.JaxWaterTours.com

 

Through January 31

Lights, Carriage and Holiday ‘Cheer’

Step aboard an old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage and

meander the historic streets of St. Augustine while

enjoying the spectacular Nights of Lights display! Indulge

in a bottle of delicious boutique wine (red or white) and

souvenir Tasting Tours wine glasses while enjoying the

sparkling view and intriguing history. The group tours

are up to 8 guests max per carriage. $49 per person.

The schedule is Sunday – Thursday 6 and 7 p.m.; Friday

– Saturday 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Private tours for two are

also available. This tour starts at Isabela’s Bar Cuba, 19

Cuna Street. 904-325-3911 www.thetastingtours.com

 

Through January 31

St. Augustine Vintage Car Nights of Lights Tours

Celebrate the holidays and see St. Augustine’s fabulous

Nights of Lights on a relaxing and romantic ride in a

comfortable electric vintage car replica. Tours begin and

end at the Villa Zorayda Museum. Tickets are $15 per

person (maximum of six passengers per tour). Call for

reservations and times. 83 King St. 904-430-3542

www.staugustinevintagecartours.com

 

Through January 15

Gold Tour’s Private Nights of Lights Tours

See the world-renowned St Augustine lights on a tour

aboard a quiet electric tour bus. Travel the narrowest

and quaintest streets of the ancient city to see all the

lights and historic buildings up close. These narrated

tours last 45 minutes and accommodate a maximum of 7

passengers. Reservations are required. Tour times vary.

$15 per person, $80 for the whole bus. 31 Orange St.

904-325-0547 www.staugustinegoldtours.com

 

Through January 5

Santa’s Big Red Christmas Train

See St. Augustine’s spectacular Nights of Lights aboard

Ripley’s Big Red Christmas Trains. The tours start from

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum and include magic

lightseeing glasses, snow, family friendly-movies and

marshmallow roasting. The tours are Sunday – Thursday

6 to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 6 to 9 p.m. Friday

and Saturday nights include holiday classic movies on

the Big Screen like Frosty, the Grinch, Rudolph, etc.

Tickets are $8 adults and $4.50 for kids. 19 San Marco

Avenue, 904-824-1606 www.ripleys.com/RedTrains

 

Through January 4

The Holly Jolly Nights of Lights Trolley

Explore St. Augustine’s famous Nights of Lights in the

comfort of the Holly Jolly Trolley. Tours depart nightly 6 –

8 p.m. (and later on weekends). Complimentary hot

apple cider and homemade cookies, visits with Santa,

and magical viewing glasses. Stops at the Old Drugstore

and the Colonial Quarter. Weekend tickets (Friday &

Saturday) $12 adults and $4 children; weekday tickets

(Sunday – Thursday) $9 adults and $4 children. Tours

depart from the Visitors Information Center, 10 W.

Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. FREE parking and shuttle to

the tour is available from the Old Jail, 167 San Marco

Ave.; the Welcome Center, 27 San Marco Ave.; and the

Welcome Center 1700 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd. 904-829-

3800. www.trolleytours.com.

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