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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)
Get into the holiday spirit with this trolley tour in Chicago! See famous landmarks such as Lincoln Park, the Magnificent Mile and Daley Plaza, all beautifully lit up with Christmas lights. Then, spend an hour at the Christkindlmarket, a German-inspired Christmas market full of vendors and family-friendly festivities.


  • Holiday lights trolley tour in Chicago
  • See famous landmarks adorned with brilliant Christmas lights and decorations
  • Pass by Lincoln Park, the Magnificent Mile, the Chicago River and Daley Plaza
  • Enjoy informative narration from your friendly guide
  • Spend an hour perusing vendors at Christkindlmarket, a lively German Christmas market

What You Can Expect

Chicago Holiday Lights Trolley and Christmas Market Tour

Chicago Holiday Lights Trolley Tour

Meet at the Palmer House Hotel in the evening and hop on the trolley for a 1.5-hour trip around Chicago. You’ll be amazed by the dazzling display of Christmas lights and decorations as you pass famous landmarks such as Lincoln Park and the Magnificent Mile.

Cruise down Wacker Street along the Chicago River, spot the famous Daley Plaza Christmas tree, and admire the illuminated high-rise buildings around Lake Shore Drive. Along the way, your guide will provide informative commentary about the sites you see and teach you a bit about Chicago’s culture and history.

After your trolley tour, hop off and spend an hour at Christkindlmarket, a German-inspired Christmas market located at Daley Plaza in downtown.

Here, you’ll find local and international vendors and enjoy festive music and family-friendly activities such as scavenger hunts. This is the perfect place to snag a last-minute Christmas gift! You’ll be taken back to the Palmer House Hotel after your tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Very nice overview of the Christmas lights at the Lincoln Park Zoo and along Michigan Avenue. The tour also stopped at the Daley Plaza Christkindl Market and allowed for some quick browsing and a cup of mulled wine. The tourguide was personable and knowledgable. Although very cold outside, the trolley was warm and comftorable. It was well worth the price and I would recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

It was great! They should offer hot cocoa on the cold nights. It was frigid that night. And go past Navy Pier. It also had onvit's Christmas finery! I will go again next year.

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