Candlelight Tours

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Join us this upcoming Holiday Season for the Villa Zorayda’s 9th  Annual  “Candlelight Tours” of the Museum which are offered on select evenings during St. Augustine’s “Nights of Lights” Celebration. The Zorayda is beautifully decorated for the Holidays with a spectacular Christmas Tree decorated in the colors of the Zorayda – red and gold – 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. Please note: 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. Please see exact dates & times below.
Reservations are required as space is limited. Please call 904-829-9887.

 Tour Dates

Friday, November 23rd – No Refreshments, Tour at 6:00pm sold-out
Wednesday, November 28th- No Refreshments, Tour at 6:00pm
Saturday, December 1st- No Refreshments, Tour at 5:30pm so guests can also attend
              the Colonial Nightwatch at 7:00pmsold-out
Saturday, December 15th- Refreshments at 6:00pm, Tour at 6:30pm
Monday, December 17th- No Refreshments, Tour at 6:00pm
Wednesday, December 19th- No Refreshments, Tour at 6:00pm
Saturday, December 22nd- Refreshments at 6:00pm, Tour at 6:30pm
Thursday, December 27th- No Refreshments, Tour at 6:00pm
Saturday, December 29th- Refreshments at 6:00pm, Tour at 6:30pm
Saturday, January 5th, 2019- No Refreshments, Tour at 6:00pm


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 in advance. Please contact the Museum for additional information.

Candlelight Tour Admission:

Tour with Refreshments: Adults: $19.99 & Children ages 7-12: $9.00

Tour without Refreshments: Adults $17.00 Children ages 7-12: $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.