The following post is full of 2013 memories. This year’s event may be slightly different but you’ll enjoy a similar experience!
We hopped aboard Ripley’s Red Train for a Nights of Lights tour tonight and had a blast! This was hands-down the best Nights of Lights tour experience for a family with little ones in St. Augustine!
First, Ripley’s is keeping the lines short- even last Saturday night the wait was around 15 minutes for the next train! In a town where #NightsofLights lines can be hundreds of people long, this is an amazing feat.
Second, they offer some great activities to pass the time because little kids waiting in lines is never magical. Snow falls periodically throughout the night, Santa is there for photos and he even has a bag of early presents, there is a Christmas movie playing on the big screen and there is a balloon man. He’s really good!!
After the train ride around the city, where we sang a few songs and yelled MERRY CHRISTMAS! to every pedestrian we passed, we beelined to the marshmallow tent. Instead of s’mores, we dipped our marshmallow in chocolate and then an elf added sprinkles for a fun, festive, I-made-it-myself treat for all ages!
Making memories is always a great use of time… have fun making your St. Augustine Christmas memories with Ripley’s this year!
Find all the details you’ll need to plan YOUR 2014 Nights of Lights trip on Ripley’s Red Train on their website here.