12 Days of Christmas Tour of Lights (Dec. 13-27)

The community of St. Simons Island comes together once again this year to spread holiday cheer during the annual 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Lights. Put on by the Lighthouse Trolleys and Boat Tours, this is a favorite event for both residents and Golden Isles visitors every year.

Event Details:

Grab a seat aboard St. Simons Island’s famous trolley car for an hour and a half ride through the city’s local neighborhoods to see the creative and festive Christmas light displays homeowners have set up this year. There’s no better way to get yourself and your entire family into the holiday spirit, as everyone joins in together on board the trolley to sing their favorite songs of the season. There’s also a special stop to see Santa along the way and enjoy some complimentary refreshments.

Make sure to have your cameras ready because this is a memorable activity you’ll want to document with plenty of photos.


The big green trolley departs from the Village by the Pier. The meeting point is underneath the giant oak tree.


Tickets for public tours are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 years and younger. Private group tours are also available – call to book in advance.  This event sells out every year, so don’t wait to book your seats!