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CHICAGO TROLLEY & DOUBLE DECKER COMPANY
CELEBRATES CHICAGO’S FESTIVE HOLIDAY CHEER
WITH “HOLIDAY LIGHTS TOUR”
Chicago’s Version of a Caroling Sleigh Ride Transports Guests
To All of the City’s Enchanting Winter Sights
Tickets For Individuals On Sale Nov. 1
CHICAGO – Chicago Trolley Co. is thrilled to announce that the popular “Holiday Lights Tour,” previously available to groups only, will be available to individuals on Friday and Saturday evenings Nov. 25 – Dec. 23. Chicago’s version of a caroling sleigh ride will whisk passengers amongst the festive lights and enchanting sights of wintertime in Chicago, including the twinkling lights of the Magnificent Mile, State Street & Macy’s Holiday Windows, Daley Plaza’s 40-foot tree, the John Hancock Plaza tree, Navy Pier’s Winter Wonderfest, Buckingham Fountain, Christkindlmarket and more. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are only available online at www.chicagotrolley.com. Tickets go on sale Nov. 1.
The “Holiday Lights Tour” is a lightly narrated 2-hour tour showcasing the best of Chicago’s holiday lights and sights, with stops at two brilliantly illuminated holiday attractions. 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, holiday food and drinks, along the way. All ages can enjoy this warm, cozy experience, see the highlights of Chicago’s holiday cheer and might even be inspired to carol with new friends.
The “Holiday Lights Tour” runs on Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 25 – Dec. 23, 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 Chicago Water Works Pumping Station located at Michigan Avenue and Pearson Streets across from Water Tower Place. Tours hold 32 passengers each and tickets must be purchased in advance online at www.chicagotrolley.com.
Tickets are $26 for adults and $19 for children (3-11). All ticket holders also receive a coupon featuring free hot chocolate and a York peppermint brownie wedge from The Hershey Store.
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 www.chicagotrolley.com 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 Megabus.com, also provide deluxe motor coach service to destinations throughout North America.
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FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 773.648.5000 x3
MEDIA CONTACT: Jenny Topolosky
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