2016 St Augustine Nights of Lights Trolley

You can go see Christmas lights… or you can go see CHRISTMAS lights!!!  This year, make sure you do the latter & hop aboard the 2016 St. Augustine Nights of Lights Trolley.

Nights of Lights Trolley

Old Town Trolley’s “Holly Jolly Holiday Trolley” is a fun and easy way to take it all in.  Experienced drivers take you down the best lit streets, play cheerful Christmas music you can sing along to and allow you to gawk at lights without worrying about running in to tourists walking down the middle of the road (don’t be that tourist!) because these drivers are professionals.

Perks of Old Town Trolley’s Holly Jolly Holiday Trolley:

  • Free Parking & shuttle to Visitors Information Center, where the Nights of Lights Trolley departs
  • Cookies and cider!
  • BEST PERK: The super-cool Christmas Light Viewing Glasses!  They turn headlights (pix above) or a normal palm tree encircled by strands of lights (pix below) to “Daddy!  LOOK!!!”
 Nights of Lights Trolley
St. Augustine Nights of Lights through Holly Jolly Trolley Glasses!

A few more details you’ll be glad I shared with you:

When- They begin Sunday, November 20, 2016 and run nightly 6-8 pm through Jan 2, 2016.
January, 2017 dates- 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28
Where- leave from the Visitors Information Center, 10 West Castillo Drive
Cost- $12.99 adults, $5.99 children 6-12
That Free Parking with shuttle I told you about is available 3 places:
  • Old Jail, 167 San Marco Ave.
  • Welcome Center, 1700 N. Ponce de Leon Dr.
  • Welcome Center West, 1305 N. Ponce de Leon Dr.

From our family to yours… Merry Christmas!!

~Allie O.

p.s. You have 2 choices for Christmas light sightseeing trains!  Ripley’s Big Red Christmas Train runs as well.


  1. elaine says

    I had this experience for the first time ever last christmas
    I can’t wait to do it again. I’ll most likely do it several times before Christmas, My grandkids enjoyed it as well
    I am trying to get the whole family to go this year.

    see you soon!!!!!!!!!

  2. Heather says

    Are dogs allowed on the Holly jolly train?

    • says

      Wow- you stumped me! I have no idea! I have never seen one aboard so I think it’s safe to say that no pets allowed. With no sides, it’s likely a safety issue. You’re welcome to call Ripley’s or Old Town Trolley to confirm.

  3. Judi Garrett says

    Will the trolley be running on December 25th?

  4. Heather says

    If you ride the trolley around, how long does it take to get back to where you started? Super excited!

    • says

      The trolley tours last half an hour. Traffic & congestion changes this, of course. 🙂

  5. Yolanda S says

    how long should we allow to see the lights at a leisurely pace?

    • says

      If you plan to walk around, give yourself the full evening and stop for dinner or dessert as you stroll. The whole historic district is lit up, so you can take a short walk or long one… it’s completely up to you!

  6. Marlena P. says

    First time seeing the lights and it was amazing. Loved the 3D glasses and that there’s a stop to take a picture with Santa. My kids loved it. Can anyone tell me the website of the photographer to order my pics from him.

    • says

      Contact Old Town Trolley for that info! They’ll be happy to help you.

  7. David N. says

    If I were to experience the lights by foot, where should I start walking?

    • says

      Start walking wherever you get out of your car! Enjoy the entire downtown historic district… either from the Plaza, the parking garage or the Castillo (fort) parking lot. Merry Christmas!

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