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clock-o90 minutes (Approx.)
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English

Overview

Celebrate the holidays in style during this 90-minute excursion, featuring a trolley tour of Christmas lights at some of Chicago's most famous sights, followed by a shopping trip to the German-themed Christkindlmarket. See Lincoln Park, Daley Plaza and Michigan Avenue adorned with lights for the holiday season. Then find something for the important people on your list at the Christkindlmarket, a German-tinged Christmas offering unique gifts and fun-filled activities for the whole family.
  • 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
Enjoy a magical holiday-themed evening in Chicago as you enjoy a trolley ride to view the city sights lit up for Christmas, followed by a fun-filled shopping trip at the German-inspired Christkindlmarket. It's a great opportunity to get into the holiday spirit while also grabbing a few gifts for that special someone along the way.

Meet at Chicago's Palmer House Hotel at 6:30pm to begin your trolley ride past the best Christmas light displays in the Windy City. Enjoy a dazzling array of colorful lights and decorations, passing notable sights like Michigan Avenue, the Daley Plaza Christmas tree and Lincoln Park, Wacker Street and the Chicago River. During your trolley trip listen to narration from your guide, who will share details about the history and culture of this city along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Finish your ride at the Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza, where you'll have some time to browse for gifts at a diverse range of vendors, enjoy holiday-themed music and partake in fun activities like the on-site scavenger hunt. After you've finished the fun, you'll receive a drop-off back at the Palmer House Hotel.

Reviews

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W
, Dec 2016

The tour trolley never showed at the specific location defined. When I called the phone number for the local tour company the recording noted there was no one available to answer the phone. No alternative was provided in the recording.
Merry Christmas Viator. It was a significant disappointment for four of us who traveled into the city specifically to take this tour.

R
, Dec 2015

not many lights

R
, Dec 2015

If you get a voucher. you have to go to the ticket place and get your ticket. Excellent tour and driver.

K
, Mar 2015

We were stuck in traffic for almost the whole time of the scheduled tour. Good informative tour guide but should offer hot chocolate and Christmas music. Not well organized where to meet and pick up bus.

J
, Feb 2015

Disappointed in the number of light displays; the trolley driver was not a very good speaker or informative; could have taken a taxi to Lincoln Park Zoo to see the best lights and saved $$$, plus little time was allowed at this sight; drop-off at vendor market was a much longer stop only to have the 'opportunity' to spend more $$$. Trolley too high priced. Would not recommend.

t
, Feb 2015

they sold more seats then they had and ran late the entire night.

l
, Feb 2015

The bus was not where they said it'd be. I found it only by mistake.

We actually sat on the bus until 6:45 while the driver played with his cell phone.

Lincoln Park was fantastic.

When we all met at the bus, the driver gave one woman permission to make us wait 5 minutes. He
used this time for yet another phone call.

The driver had personal cell phone conversations while navigating traffic.
So when we got to the Market, I told the driver I'd return on my own.

For $25? A lot of waiting and listening to him talk on his phone.

J
, Feb 2015

It all started with the Trolley being overbooked our group of six were lucky enough to get on although the heater was broke and on high the whole time. When we got to the Zoo we got off and walked around with the tour guide which I was surprised because I didn't think that was a stop. When we left we were put on a large bus instead of the trolley. First the doors would not shut so that took some time to figure out than by the time we got to the Christkindlemarket it was closed. The driver or tour guide than decided to take a few passengers to union station to catch their train and that's where the trouble started. The driver got lost and pretty soon we were on Interstate 290 and going down by Harpo Studios which is not even close to the Palmer House (which is where the tour ended). We were on narrow side streets and when the driver tried to make a turn he actually side swiped a car than just drove off. Our 90 minute tour ended up being a 3 hour tour by the time we got back.

P
, Feb 2015

Awful ! Overbooked, disorganized, totally not up to expectations.
We never even got to the Kris Kindle market which was our main reason for taking the tour. We arrived there at 8 to find out it was closed and our tour guide's reaction was " they must close early on Sunday." Then after deciding to return back to the Palmer House, we proceeded to drive around the west Loop apparently lost for 45 minutes. The whole experience was incredibly disappointing.

B
, Jan 2015

This tour was amazing!


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