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.

Bouquets and Boutonnieres Bridal Show

Bouquets and Boutonnieres Bridal Show is on Oct. 21, 2018. Calling all brides and grooms. Come, explore and learn who can help you create the wedding of your dreams. We will have a bridal gown and tuxedo showcase, prizes, and vendors like travel for your honeymoon, wedding planners, photographers, etc. Come have fun and create that special day with some of the best vendors in the area. It will be a the Palencia Country Club upstairs ballroom. Go to for tickets. Also, vendors can contact us for information on this exclusive event.