Monday, August 20, 2012


ChiIL Mama, Du-Jay and our friend, Soren, had the great opportunity to check out a whirlwind, one day mash up of a number of Chicago Trolley Co's tours, rolled into one.   We had a blast!

Winter might be the furthest thing from your mind in the sultry days of late August in Chi-Town.   But Chicago Trolley Co. ROCKS in all seasons.   They're a great way to get around all summer, whether you're a tourist, entertaining family, or a savvy local who would rather travel in style than pay the parking pirates and battle traffic jams.   The holidays may seem worlds away, but you can beat the rush and buy your tickets Nov. 1st for The Holiday Lights Tour.   They do sell out, so mark the on sale date in your calendar NOW.   Chicago Trolley tours are highly recommended, family friendly fun for all ages.  They give hilarious tours at a great price.   


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

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. 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, Buckingham Fountain; 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 only available online at Tickets go on sale Nov. 1.

“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 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.

Schedule and Ticketing Information

The “Holiday Lights Tour” runs Fridays - Sundays, Nov. 23 – Dec. 31, 2011, with four departure times at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The tour departs from The John Hancock Building located at Michigan Avenue and Deleware Streets. Tours hold 32 passengers each and tickets must be purchased in advance online right here.

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.

Chicago Trolley tours are easy, funny, and fun for all ages

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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