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CTA Holiday Train & Bus


One of Chicago’s most beloved holiday traditions – the CTA Holiday Train and Bus – will continue in 2020, though with restrictions in place to keep everyone healthy for the holidays.

November 27, 2020-December 21, 2020

Santa and his elves will stay socially distanced this holiday season, meaning that customers won’t be able to board the CTA Holiday Train or the CTA Holiday Bus. Instead, the CTA Holiday Fleet will run along each rail line and multiple bus routes, spreading holiday cheer across the city. As in previous years, when the CTA Holiday Train rolls through stations throughout the CTA system, riders will see an eye-catching, fantastically festive, six-car train decorated with holiday scenes, thousands of sparkling lights and bright LED signage displays. Santa and his reindeer, once again, will ride along outside, on a flatbed car in the middle of the train, traveling from line to line to wave to children and their families. Find the schedule and more information here.

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