Tips & information
for tours scheduled during nights Of Lights season
Guided Nights Of Lights Tour with A Twist of History!
⭐️Open Air Electric Golf Cart
😎 3-D Glasses for viewing the lights included
🎶 Holiday music playing
Light History commentary; Full Guided Historical Tours during the day
45 Minutes to 1 hour depending on traffic
Private Tour (Up to 9 People): $200
Per Row (1 row is 3 seats): $75
Email/Website message for per row option- This will not always be available.
143 Cordova Street (public parking behind the Lightner Museum)
We do not offer parking at the departure location.
Picture for reference:
The City Gates; 1 St. George Street (There are benches to sit and wait at. We will pull off the road in the loading area right in front of the benches)
We do not offer parking at the departure location. Picture for reference:
Personable guided tours with a twist of history to show off the annual holiday light display. Our vehicles seat up to 9-10 guests (10 upon request) and are not restricted to a set route. Venture down the smaller streets such as Aviles Street, and Cedar Street which display beautiful holiday decorations at the famous bed & breakfasts. Tour the elaborate light displays seen at Flagler College, the Lightner Museum, and all through out the historic district! Holiday glasses will be available for a unique viewing experience for all!
Please, plan accordingly as parking can be very difficult (could take up to 45 minutes once you arrive in downtown).
We can almost guarantee it will take up to 45 minutes to find parking on Friday or Saturday nights, and almost all nights in December. The week after Christmas (everyday after Christmas Eve) is the BUSIEST week of the year for downtown St. Augustine! Please, plan to park at least an hour before your tour begins. If you do not have parking we recommend utilizing the cities parking facility @ 1 Cordova Street, St. Augustine, Fl 32084 "Park Once" Its worth every penny! Come early! The garage does and WILL fill up by 3:00pm, specially on weekends near big holidays and events. There are public and private lots throughout the downtown area that are priced per day and/or per hour; worth every dollar. If you find on street parking throughout the area, read all street signs advising where you can not park. They will tow your vehicle if you do not park legally. Read all signs that give warnings where you can and can not park.
The traffic will back up 1 mile out of the immediate downtown area before even entering into downtown- This includes coming from A1A at the Lions Bridge, A1A at the Vilano Bridge, and North & South of US-1. Coming from anywhere; Orlando, Jacksonville, Daytona, Ponte Vedra, Anastasia Island, and St. Augustine beach. Once you pass that traffic you will need up to 45 minutes to navigate through the immediate downtown area to find parking; if you do not come early! This is all very important for those coming on Fridays and Saturdays or nights in December. The week days are a lot calmer, but can still be very busy. The week following Christmas Eve is the busiest week of the year for St. Augustine! Everyday is like a busy Saturday. Traffic slows down significantly after the first week of January.
Use Google/Apple Maps to zoom into the immediate downtown area of St. Augustine. When you zoom into the immediate downtown area you can see where marked parking areas are located. There are businesses and schools who will also come out to sell parking during the busy nights through-out the downtown area. Ketterlinus Elementary School off of Orange Street will sometimes sell parking for different fundraisers. It is a great location, and your dollars will be put towards good use in our community. All parking lots are worth the money for parking. Most lots are 5-10 minute walks to the most popular areas. We can not tell you which lots to park in a few minutes before your tour as it is impossible for us to know whether the lots are filled or not when you are arriving. We can only try to give you as much information now, so that you may plan accordingly.
What to Bring
Prepare appropriately for current weather conditions and bring what you will need to stay comfortable. We welcome warm drinks on the cart, just no glass please.
We will have our 3-D glasses for viewing the lights, and holiday music!
Full refund if cancelled more than 24 hours in advance.
No refund if cancelled less than 24 hours before tour.
Rebook at no extra cost if you rebook more than 24 hours in advance.
If you cancel last minute and we are able to resell your seats we will give a 100% refund. If there is extreme flooding/weather which prohibits us from operating we will give a full refund and/or reschedule. We do not refund if you do not make it to the tour due to parking, not arriving on time, or dinner reservations running late.
Length Of Tour
Tours are about 45 minutes long. They will almost always be closer to 1 hour when there is heavy traffic. Please plan for at least an hour. If your tour is only 45 minutes this is still a full tour, but traffic was light enough to complete the tour in a timely manner.