Attractions Open for New Years

The holidays are a wonderful time to visit Florida’s Historic Coast. To help you make the most of your time here, we’ve rounded up the attractions open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

December 6, 2017
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With the Nights of Lights celebration beginning every evening at dusk, there’s always something to see. There are even some attractions that will remain open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Along with tours and attractions, there is plenty of live music and entertainment at restaurants and bars throughout the destination. Below is a list of tours and attractions open during the New Year’s holiday along with any special events. However we recommend you call ahead to confirm the business is open before you go.

Restaurants that have let us know they’ll be open can be found here. Attractions, tours and retail shops will return to their normal business hours the day after New Year’s Day.

Open both New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day

Anastasia Water Sports
850 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine
Open 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bayfront Miniature Golf
111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine
Open 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine
Open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Ghosts and Gravestones Tour
1305 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. Augustine
Open 7 – 10 p.m.

Marineland Dolphin Adventure
9600 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine
Open 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Oldest Store Museum Experience
167 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine
Open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Old Jail Museum
167 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine
Open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Old Town Trolley Nights of Lights Tour
10 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine
Open 6 to 9 p.m.

Oldest Wooden School House Historic Museum & Gardens
14 St. George St., St. Augustine
Open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Potter’s Wax Museum
31 Orange St., St. Augustine
Open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

St Augustine History Museum
167 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine
Open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum
19 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine
Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Ripley’s Red Train Tour

19 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine
Open 9 am – 4 pm

Ripley’s Red Train Nights of Lights Tours
19 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine
Open 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

12 Castillo Dr., St. Augustine
Open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park
999 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine
Open New Year’s Eve 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and New Year’s Day 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

St. Augustine Distillery

112 Riberia St., St. Augustine
Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

St. Augustine Eco Tours

11 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine
Open 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

St. Augustine Lighthouse Maritime Museum
81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine
Open 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sea Serpent Tours

Open 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Villa Zorayda Museum
83 King St., St. Augustine
Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Whetstone Chocolate Factory Tours
139 King St., St. Augustine
Open New Year’s Eve 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. & New Year’s Day 11:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Events New Year’s Eve

Beach Blast Off
Enjoy this annual New Year’s Eve event at St. Johns County Pier Park to ring in 2019 with family friendly activities from 4-10 p.m. and a fireworks display at 8:30 p.m. A parking and shuttle service is available. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-471-2122

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

Football, fireworks and country music. Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Taxslayer Gator Bowl when North Carolina State takes on Texas A&M at the TIAA Field in Jacksonville. For a complete game day schedule, tickets and more visit

Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Oceanfront Resort celebrates New Year’s Eve fireworks, food and all kinds of fun. From 7:30pm to midnight, you’ll have a great view of the fireworks during the annual St. Augustine Beach Blast Off. There will be live music, dancing and games for the kids. Food and beverage including an open bar and a Viennese table. Resort Guests $125, Non-Resort Guests $150. Tickets can be purchased on site.

Ring in the New Year at the Renaissance Resort with a plated dinner and glass of champagne from 6-10 p.m. The cost is $58. Call for reservations. 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine 904-940-8696

Join the crew on the Black Raven as they sail into 2019 for the 10th annual New Year’s Eve party. The evening includes adult humor, skits and songs along with dinner and a champagne toast at midnight. The tour departs at 10 p.m. from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. The cost is $65. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine 904-826-0000

Open New Year’s Day

Florida Water Tours
107 Yacht Club Dr., Dock A-19, St. Augustine904.827.7728Open 9:30 p.m.

Ripley’s Ghost Train Adventure
19 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine904.824.1606Open 8 p.m.

New Year’s Day Shootout Tournament
Celebrate St. Johns Golf Club’s 30-year anniversary with a New Year’s Day Shootout Tournament with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Entry is $40 per player for non-members and $30 per player for members. Registration required. 4900 Cypress Links Blvd., Elkton. 904-209-0350

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