Ripley's Big Red Christmas Train in St. Augustine, FL

19 San Marco Ave.St. Augustine, FL 32084
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Embark on a magical journey through St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights celebration. As you wind through the historic district and renowned light displays, you’ll sit comfortably in one of Ripley’s Big Red Christmas Trains. If you’re lucky, you might even see Santa Claus himself aboard one of the trains, along with some of your favorite Christmas characters.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our St. Augustine Travel Experts
  • Christmas Train tours run from November 24th, 2019 - January 31st, 2020.
  • No tours available on Christmas Day.
  • See more than 3 million Christmas and holiday lights along the way.
  • Ideal for all ages.
  • Please arrive 15-30 minutes prior to your departure time for the train.


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Ripley’s Big Red Christmas Train takes you on a magical trip through St. Augustine’s beautiful historic district Nights of Lights celebration. Rated one of the world’s best Nights of Lights displays, you will tour the award-winning holiday lights aboard one of Ripley’s Big Red Christmas Trains.

Tripster Customer Reviews

Susan Sessa
Winter Garden, FL
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"Ripley’s Big Red Christmas Train."
December 2018
We had a fabulous time. We loved the lights of St. Augustine and the train was really fun. Just the right amount of time and we had a great driver, Benji,who was very knowledgeable and entertaining.
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Tip: Dress warm and better to get there early and you can park right in Ripley’s lot.

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Ocoee, Florida
"Great way to see all the sights"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 26, 2020
When we bought our tickets for The Red Train Tour, they gave us a nice booklet describing each of the 22 stops we would make. The guide also gave us a useful description of what we would see at the next attraction. We could get off the train whenever we wished and another train would come by before too long so we could go to the next attraction. It would be best to board the train early in the day so you have plenty of time to see attractions. Many shops and restaurants offer special discounts to Red Train passengers. The train is convenient because parking tends to be limited in St. Augustine. You can park at no charge in the lot at the Ripley's Odditorium and start and end the Train tour there. You will learn all about St. Augustine even if you stay on the train.
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"Great information"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 03, 2020
Love these hop on/off busses. Lady on first bus very helpful so we didn’t miss our tour of Fragley college
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"Fun-filled adventure"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 02, 2020
I'm finally getting around to writing a review of our Nights of Lights Train! Daphne was a fantastic conductor and really made our post-christmas family adventure a blast. I liked that they play old-school karaoke songs while they tour you around, it was a nice change after all the holiday music the months before. It truly wouldn't have been the same trip with out our tour guide. We were on the back of the train and she had everyone singing at the top of their lungs through the streets. Very, very fun!
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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 01, 2020
The tour was a lot of fun. All the drivers were entertaining and informative. We highly recommend taking this tour.
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Ottawa, Canada
"Very Dog Friendly"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2020
The hotel we are staying at, had a discounted rate for a tour with « the old trolley train «  We bought our ticket but when we were ready to get in the bus to take us to the train, we were told we couldn’t bring our dog. We went in Saint Augustine and went to the Red Train Tours, very very dog friendly. It was very nice tour of the city. Pointing landmark to come back to visit. Highly recommend this place.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ripley's Big Red Christmas Train

What time should I arrive for my tour?
Please arrive no later than 15-30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.

Where do I meet for the train tours?
Tours begin at Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

What does the tour include?
Enjoy more than 3 million holiday lights from the comfort of your train while singing along to holiday carols!

Is anything else offered aside from the train tour?
Yes. On Friday and Saturday nights through Christmas, guests can enjoy:

  • Gifts from Santa for the Kids
  • Marshmallow Roasting Pit
  • Holiday Movies
  • Balloon Twister
  • Costumed Characters
  • Holiday Surprises
Are tours available on Christmas day?
No, tours will NOT operate on Christmas day.