Join the Villa Zorayda Museum this upcoming Holiday Season for their 9th Annual “Candlelight Tours” of the Museum which are offered on select evenings during St. Augustine’s “Nights of Lights” Celebration.
The Villa Zorayda Museum is beautifully decorated for the Holidays with a spectacular Christmas Tree 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.
The Zorayda was built as a winter residence in 1883 by Franklin W. Smith, a merchant and architect from Boston. The incredible architecture of the building was inspired by the Moorish designed Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. The incredible architecture of the building was inspired by the Moorish designed Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. The Zorayda has had a lively past. In the early 1900s it became a sophisticated Club with dining, dancing, and gambling. Today, the magnificent architecture and art collection of both the 2 owners are on display.
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.
Friday, November 23rd – No Refreshments, Tour at 6:00pm
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 7:00pm
Saturday, December 15th- Refreshments at 6:00pm, Tour at 6:30pm
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.
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