Friday, November 30, 2012

Trolley La La La Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour #ChiILpicks #greatgifts #giftguide


One of ChiIL Mama's seasonal favorites is back.   Ride in style in a cheerful red Chicago trolley this year.   The holiday lights tour makes our ChiIL Picks List 2012 and makes a great gift for family and friends!

Holiday Magic Comes to Life as Passengers Explore The Christkindlmaket, Zoo Lights, The Magnificent Mile, and More

You'll have more time to explore and your feet won't get sore!!

Chicago Trolley Co. celebrates the holiday season with their enchanting “Holiday Lights Tour,” bringing the magic of the city to life as passengers experience the thrilling lights and sights of Chicago. Running Friday - Sunday evenings Nov. 23 – Dec. 23, and daily Dec. 26 – 31, Chicago’s version of a caroling sleigh ride whisks passengers through the festive lights and holiday spectacles of wintertime in Chicago, including views of the Magnificent Mile, State Street & Macy’s Holiday Windows, the John Hancock Plaza tree, Navy Pier’s Winter Wonderfest; and stops at two of Chicago’s favorite holiday sights—the Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza and Lincoln Park’s Zoo Lights. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available online at

We've been pitching this one since before tickets first went on sale Monday, Oct. 29, but if for some reason you still haven't booked's one more reminder.   Don't wait till they're sold out and get left out in the cold!!

“It is always the goal of Chicago Trolley to give passengers the ultimate tour of the city and the wintertime holiday season is no exception,” said President of Chicago Trolley Co. Rob Pierson. “The holiday lights tour allows passengers to get a glimpse of the beauty and magic that is on display throughout Chicago and is the perfect holiday tradition for the entire family.”

The “Holiday Lights Tour” is a lightly narrated 2-hour tour showcasing the best of Chicago’s holiday lights and sights. Passengers will ride a festive Trolley, decked out in tune with the season, and have time to hop off at both the Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo and the Christkindlmarket, a traditional German American Holiday Market with distinctive crafts, artistic glass ornaments, delicious sweets and holiday food and drinks. Passengers will also enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and a brownie at the John Hancock Building.

Schedule and Ticketing Information
The “Holiday Lights Tour” runs Fridays - Sundays, Nov. 23 – Dec. 23, 2012, and daily Dec. 26 - 31, with three departure times at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The tour departs from The John Hancock Building located at Michigan Avenue and Delaware Streets. Tours hold 32 passengers each and tickets must be purchased in advance online at A limited number of tickets may be available on the day of the event at the Delaware St. Chicago Trolley kiosk. Advance purchase online is recommended to guarantee seating.
Tickets are $26 for adults and $19 for children (3-11).

The “Holiday Lights Tour” is also available as a private charter to groups, with a 25 person group minimum (32 person group maximum Trolley capacity). The Trolley will pick up passengers at any desired location in Chicago or the surrounding suburbs. Suburban pick-up/drop-off may incur additional travel charges. To book a Holiday Lights Tour as a private charter, please visit or call 773-648-5000.

About Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company
Founded in 1994 with the idea that teaching actors and comedians to drive a trolley provides a better experience than teaching a bus driver to give a tour, this unique company has entertained and informed millions of locals and visitors on all-day sightseeing tours and private charter transportation including weddings, corporate charters, special event transportation, pub crawls, and more. With more than 70 vehicles, The Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. connects visitors to the best of Chicago's attractions, restaurants, shops, and entertainment. The popular tour and charter company has earned two Chicago Visitor's Choice Awards, including honors for Chicago's Best Tours/Transportation and for Best Service. The affiliated Stagecoach Group companies, including Coach USA and, also provide deluxe motor coach service to destinations throughout North America.

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