Elmhurst's Holly Trolley returns for the holidays

Posted11/20/2022 11:40 AM

All aboard the Holly Trolley! Explore Elmhurst Express Trolley is back for the holidays.

The trolley is back for the holiday edition on Saturdays, Nov. 26 through Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.


The trolley will follow the same route as the summer trolley program.

Hop on board for some holiday fun! While onboard, riders will receive a guide to special offers from businesses in town and have a chance to win prizes.

No tickets are needed to ride the Explore Elmhurst Holly Trolley connecting downtown Elmhurst with the Spring Road Business District and York and Vallette Business District. Special Explore Elmhurst signs will mark each stop. Parking is conveniently located near each trolley stop: York and Park; York and Schiller; Second and Addison; Cottage Hill and Virginia; Spring and the Illinois Prairie Path; and York and Vallette.

Where's the trolley? Don't waste your time thinking about when the trolley will arrive at each stop. Track the trolley at www.ariesroutes.com/elmhurst/.

The Explore Elmhurst Express is handicapped accessible and ADA-compliant.

Strollers that collapse or fit into the seating area of the trolley are welcome on the trolley. If your stroller will not collapse, please leave it off the trolley. Bikes are not allowed on the trolley. The trolley does not have onboard storage and it is against fire code to place strollers or bikes in the aisle.

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Ask the trolley driver for a free ticket an enter-to-win weekly prizes while riding the trolley.

There will be special guests on the trolley:

• On Nov. 26, Elmhurst Firefighter Storytime at 2 p.m., and Elmhurst Choral Union carolers from 4 to 6 p.m.

• On Dec. 3, "Frozen" character visits with "Anna" & "Elsa" from 10 a.m. to noon, and Elmhurst Police Officer Storytime at 2 p.m.

• On Dec. 10, Elmhurst History Holiday Tour from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; "Frozen" character visits with "Anna" & "Elsa" from 2 to 4 p.m.; and Elmhurst Choral Union carolers from 4 to 6 p.m.

• On Dec. 17, "Frozen" character visits with "Anna" & "Elsa" from noon to 2 p.m., and Elmhurst Library Storytime on the Trolley at 2 p.m.

Think you left something on the trolley? The city contracts the trolley from Aries Charter. For information on lost and found items, call the 24-hour trolley dispatch at (708) 243-6005.

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