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Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour
Hop on the trolley as we whisk you on a journey of dazzling lights and holiday sights including Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo, The Magnificent Mile, State Street and Macy's Holiday windows.
Offered By: Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.
Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: Approx. 2 hrs 30 mins.
Departs From: John Hancock Observatory, SE corner of Delaware and Michigan **Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your tour time**
Price: Adult - $29.00

This tour is closed for the season. Please check back in the fall for upcoming dates!

This lightly narrated 2 1/2-hour tour shows the best of Chicago's holiday lights and sights and stops at two brilliant holiday attractions! You will find yourself caroling all the way!

Sights on the tour include:

The Magnificent Mile, Macy's Holiday Windows, John Hancock Tree, Daley Plaza Tree, Millennium Park and much more!

Stops to explore include (30 minutes each):

  1. Christkindlmarket
    in Daley Plaza (ends Dec. 24)
    A German American holiday market                                                             

*7pm trolley on Sundays will not stop at Christkindlmarket due to time restraints*

*Please note that the Christkindlmarket closes on December 24th.*

  • Zoo Lights
    at Lincoln Park Zoo
    A winter wonderland of two million lights

PLUS: All tickets receive a coupon for Hot Cocoa and a Brownie from the Hershey Store!!

Tours runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, November 29 - December 22, and every day December 26 - December 31st

New Dates Just Added!! Wednesday December 11th & Thursday December 12th

                                   Wednesday December 18th & Thursday December 19th


Departures at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM. 7:00 PM

**Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your tour time**

There are only 32 seats available per tour, so book online now.

Tour departs from John Hancock Observatory located at Michigan Avenue and Delaware Streets.

Tickets for this tour are only available here at

**Due to the time schedule and the overwhelming popularity we do not offer refunds without a 48 hour notice.**

Adult - $29.00
Child - $19.00

No refunds will be given for unused tickets. Route, stops, timing and pricing subject to change. Tickets purchased online can only be redeemed at the Holiday Lights Tour departure location, SE corner of Michigan Avenue and Delaware.

PASSENGERS WITH DISABILITIES: It is required that you contact Chicago Trolley at least 48 hours prior to the date of travel at 773-648-5000 seven days a week.