Join us this Holiday Season for a special Christmas experience at the Villa Zorayda Museum. The Villa is beautifully decorated for the Holidays with decorations throughout the Museum and a spectacular Christmas Tree, decorated in the colors of the Zorayda – red and gold – is located center stage in the Court of Lions. Victorian and traditional decorations are found in every room of the Museum for our visitors to enjoy. Over 100 candles are aglow throughout the Museum as you take a state-of-the-art guided audio tour of this historic former home.
These special tours are on select evenings during St. Augustine’s “Nights of Lights” and include a grand Lighting of the Christmas Tree. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets are on a first come first serve basis. Tour at your own pace. You can begin your guided audio tour at any time. Last admission will be at 5:30 p.m. or when capacity has been met. To keep our visitors and staff comfortable and safe, a limited number of guests will be allowed for this event. At the appropriate time, guests will begin taking their socially distanced places around the upper and lower balconies of the Museum in preparation for the big event. Delight in the beauty of Christmas as the Museum goes dark and the dramatic Lighting of the Christmas Tree begins with each floor in the Museum gradually coming back to light. Continue your audio tour at your leisure until the Museum closes at 6:30 p.m.
This tour requires standing and walking for the duration of the tour. There is no elevator inside the Villa Zorayda Museum. This tour is approximately 60 minutes and includes an overview of the history of the Villa Zorayda, its previous owners, and the art and antique collection inside.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets are on a first come first serve basis. Last admission will be at 5:30 pm or when capacity has been met. Adult Admission is $14.95. Children 7 – 12 are $6.95. Audio guide included and is available in English, Spanish and French. Reservations are suggested, but not required. To make reservations, please contact the Museum at 904-829-9887.