Villa Zorayda Candlelight Tours

Villa Zorayda Candlelight Tours Nights of Lights 2017-18

The Villa Zorayda Candlelight Tours offers their 8th Annual Candlelight Tours of the Museum on select dates during the holidays. As part of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights festivities, the Villa Zorayda’s popular Candlelight Tours take visitors on guided adventures through this exotic museum. Over one hundred candles illuminate the tours throughout this unusual former home. Lavish Christmas decorations in Zorayda colors of red and gold are everywhere, with a spectacular Christmas tree taking center stage in the interior Court of Lions.

Candlelight Tours are led by docents. The 90-minute tour begins at 5:30, 6:00 or 6:30 p.m., depending on whether or not it is a tour that includes refreshments. The tour on Saturday, December 2, 2017, which does include refreshments, starts earlier than normal so guests can attend the Colonial Night Watch parade at 7:00 p.m. that evening.

Refreshments include homemade Christmas cookies and punch, and are offered at 6:00 p.m. See schedule below for dates and times of tours both with refreshments and without. Visit here for more information. Space is limited, so reservations are required, which can be made by calling (904) 829-9887.

Admission: Tours that include refreshments are $19.99 for adults; $9.00 for kids ages 7-12, and free for children 4-6. Tours that do NOT include refreshments are $16.00 for adults and $7.00 for kids ages 7-12. The Candlelight Tours are not recommended for children three and under.

When: Tours are held on select evenings throughout the St. Augustine Nights of Lights celebration. Tour dates are November 25 and 29, December 2, 6, 10, 13, 16, 20, 22, 27, 28 and 30, 2017, and on January 1 and 6, 2018 (see schedule below).

Where: The Villa Zorayda is located at 83 King St., across from Flagler College, in St. Augustine.

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