Candlelight Tours

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Join us this upcoming Holiday Season for the Villa Zorayda’s 10th Annual  “Candlelight Tours” of the Museum which are offered on select evenings during St. Augustine’s “Nights of Lights” Celebration. The Zorayda showcases beautiful Christmas decorations for the Holidays. A spectacular Christmas Tree decorated in the colors of the Zorayda – red and gold – is located center stage in the “Court of Lions”. Over 100 candles are aglow throughout the Museum as our docents lead you on your tour of this historic former home. These specialty tours have become one of the most popular things to do during St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights Celebration. Reservations are recommended.

This tour requires standing and walking for the duration of the tour. There is no elevator inside the Villa Zorayda Museum. Candlelight Tours typically last about 1.5 hours and include an in depth  overview of the history of the Villa Zorayda, its previous owners, and the art and antique collection inside.

Come early and enjoy refreshments of homemade Christmas cookies and punch, included with Select Candlelight Tour Dates. In addition we also offer Candlelight Tour dates which do not include refreshments.
Reservations are highly recommended as space is limited. Please call 904-829-9887.

 Tour Dates

Saturday, November 30th – Refreshments 6:00 pm Tour at 6:30 pm

Saturday, December 7th – No refreshments Tour 5:30 pm so guests can also attend the  Colonial Nightwatch at 7:00 pm sold-out

Sunday, December 15th – No refreshments Tour at 5:30 pm

Wednesday, December 18th – No refreshments Tour at 6:00 pm

Saturday, December 21st *Due to inclement weather, there will be no refreshments and the Tour will begin at 6:00 pm

Saturday, December 28th – Refreshments 6:00 pm Tour at 6:30 pm sold-out

Monday, December 30th – Refreshments at 6:00 pm Tour at 6:30 pm sold-out

Saturday, January 4th, 2020 – No refreshments Tour at 6:00 pm sold-out


Adult admission is $21.00 and Children 7 – 12 are $9.00. Refreshments included. No charge for children ages 4 – 6.

Tours which will not include refreshments will be offered at a reduced rate of $18.00 for Adults and Children 7 – 12 are $8.00. No charge for children ages 4 – 6.

All of our Candlelight Tours are not recommended for children 3 and under. All prices subject to sales tax.


Tickets for the Candlelight Tour are not available online. Reservations are required due to limited space per tour. To make reservations, please contact the Museum at (904)-829-9887. A credit card is required to make reservations. Guests will purchase tickets at the Museum before the tour begins. Group rates are available for 25 or more people. Private group Candlelight Tours for groups of 30 or more people must be made at least 30 days before the tour date.