The giveaway is closed, but you can still hop on the Red Train for a Merry Christmas, St. Augustine style! Read on to get the scoop…
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!
I was giving away tickets – the contest ended Sunday night at midnight. Congratulations to Allison P. & Lisa A.! I hope your families enjoy your St Augustine Nights of Lights tour!