Holiday Train 2013

Friday night was one of the last nights of the year for the CTA Holiday Train. Throughout the month of December it runs on different lines in the city. This past week it came by our house via the purple line.


It is a special train that they pull out each year, the entire thing is decorated head to toe both inside and out. They take out one of the trains in the middle and have a real santa riding a sleigh. I don’t envy him on cold days.DSC_0395

They play holiday music and an elf greets you with candy canes when you enter. I like how you can stick your face in the pictures. I wish I took one this year!

They even have the seats done in special santa claus fabric. This time around I noticed the special holiday advertisements…


My favorite was the “Northstar Bucks Coffee. For good coffee and a good constellation. Now available at Aurora Borealis Grocery.”

The cost is the same as any other CTA ride.

It’s cheap and easy way to do something fun and different with your kids. I’m always amazed how excited they get about it. As Adam said while we were riding, “Sometimes its the simple things in life…”

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