Villa Zorayda Museum’s Candlelight Tours

Join the Villa Zorayda Museum this upcoming Holiday Season for their 10th Annual “Candlelight Tours” of the Museum which are offered on select evenings during St. Augustine’s “Nights of Lights” Celebration. The Villa Zorayda Museum 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 central “Court of Lions”. Over 100 candles are aglow throughout the Museum as docents lead you on your tour of the historic former home. These specialty tours have become one of the most popular things to do during St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights Celebration.

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. The Museum features the priceless antique collections of both previous owners, Franklin Smith and A.S. Mussallem. It was built in 1883 by Smith and it set a precedence for architecture in St. Augustine during the GIlded Age.

Refreshments of homemade Christmas cookies and punch, included with Select Candlelight Tour Dates.
Reservations are highly recommended as space is limited. Please call the Museum at 904-829-9887.

Lightner After Hours: Sensational Summertime

A free monthly social event, where guests enjoy an early evening of music by talented local musicians’ Raisin Cake Orchestra, cocktails, light appetizers, and the elegant surroundings of The Lightner Museum lobby and first-floor exhibition galleries. This event is free and open to the public. Guests may enter through the Granada Street courtyard entrance (across from Lewis Auditorium).