Candlelight Tours at the Villa Zorayda Museum

Featuring the Grand Lighting of the Christmas Tree

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Join us this Holiday Season for the Villa Zorayda’s 12th Annual “Candlelight Tour” of the Museum. These special tours are offered on select evenings during St. Augustine’s “Nights of Lights” Celebration and include a Grand Lighting of the Christmas Tree. 

The Villa is beautifully decorated for the Holidays with decorations throughout the Museum and a spectacular Christmas Tree, decorated in the colors of the Zorayda – red and gold – is located center stage in the Court of Lions. Victorian and traditional decorations are found in every room of the Museum for visitors to enjoy. Over 100 candles are aglow throughout the Museum as you take a state of the art audio guided tour of this historic former home. 

Tour Information

Doors open at 5:30 pm and reservations are required. A limited number of guests will be allowed for each tour.

At the appropriate time, guests will begin taking their places around the upper and lower balconies of the Museum in preparation for the big event. Delight in the beauty of Christmas as the Museum goes dark and the dramatic Lighting of the Christmas Tree begins with each floor in the Museum gradually coming back to light. Continue your tour until the Museum closes at 7:00 pm.

Enjoy a complementary cup of Christmas punch and cookie to complete your Candlelight Tour.

Please note: This tour involves standing and walking for the duration of the tour (90 minutes). Due to the historic architecture of the building, there is no elevator inside. 


Adult admission is $19.95. Children ages 6-12 are $8.95. All prices subject to 6.5% sales tax. This tour is not recommended for children ages 5 and under. Reservations are required. Audio guide included and is available in English, Spanish and French. Free parking while touring the Museum. Private Candlelight Tours available for 35 or more people.

For additional information and reservations please call 904-829-9887. Tickets for the Candlelight Tours are not available online.

 2021 Tour Dates

Saturday, November 27th sold-out
Saturday, December 4th sold-out
Friday, December 10th
Saturday, December 18th
Monday, December 20th
Monday, December 27th
Tuesday, December 28th
Thursday, December 30th


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