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Holiday Lights Rides - Public

Since 1985, Trolley Tours of Cleveland has always believed in value for what we provide to you, our loyal customers. The city is undergoing an amazing renewal and we are very excited and proud of what is happening, but the current construction boom has greatly reduced what we can show you for a Holiday Lights Ride in 2015 and we feel is it unfair to charge a fee to individuals and small groups just to show you one lovely but small area of our city for lights.

Winter 2016 will be exciting with the new Public Square renovation fully completed featuring a skating rink, a café and new opportunities to enjoy our revitalized downtown. There will truly be lights and decorations from “Square to Square” and we look forward to sharing it with you in December 2016. Call early for your booking!

A Christmas Story House Tour

You’ve seen the movie "A Christmas Story" along with 40 million other people in marathon showings on cable TV. Now you can visit the house, museum & gift shop in person! Filmed partially in Cleveland and released in 1983, the story of Ralphie Parker and his Red Ryder 200-shot Carbine Action Air Rifle comes to life on this nostalgic tour. The tour includes admissions to the Christmas Story House (lovingly renovated and furnished) and the separate Museum & Gift Shop. You can see items from the movie on display along with over 100 behind-the-scenes photos, and movie-related memorabilia is available for sale. And, yes, Black Bart’s shed is still there to see! The tour will also show you trendy Tremont, the Higbee Building and Public Square where the parade scene was filmed. You will also learn the story behind the house's purchase and restoration and some fun facts about the movie. You may not win a "major award", but you will have fun on the A Christmas Story House Tour! NOTE: ALL TOURS DEPART FROM THE POWERHOUSE @ NAUTICA ON FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS @ 6:00 PM Tour is 1.5 to 2 hours long.

There are no rides or tours Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Year's Day. All fares are now subject to an 8.0% State Sales Tax.

Reservations required for all tours.
Call 216-771-4484 or 1-800-848-0173
Press “0” for a friendly voice!



Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas TreeThis year we are again extending our Silver Bells Tour into trendy Tremont to include a ride by the famous house from the movie "A Christmas Story" (there will NOT be a stop, just a ride by the house.) You will also learn about Cleveland's past, present and future while seeing available lights in the Playhouse Square area (Note: there will be no lights in Public Square due to construction). The tour lasts approximately 1 hour depending on traffic and weather. AVAILABLE FROM ANY DOWNTOWN LOCATION FOR GROUPS OF 20 OR MORE IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 2015.


There are no rides or tours Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Year's Day. All fares are now subject to an 8.0% State Sales Tax.

Reservations required for all tours.
Call 216-771-4484 or 1-800-848-0173
Press "0" for a friendly voice!



Lights: Trolley Tours is making a best effort to provide a Holiday Lights Ride and cannot guarantee the quantity or quality of lights or displays to be seen in Cleveland.

Dress: Dress according to the weather conditions since you may be getting on and off the trolley at some point. Trolleys have heat and windows but are not as warm as your car. Feel free to bring extra blankets for the very young or older folks in your party. The windows on the trolley sometimes fog up during the ride and we provide cloths to wipe them off.

Food/Beverages: There is no eating, drinking or smoking permitted on the Trolley at any time.

Weather and Other Cancellations: (1) Trolley Tours reserves the right to cancel the rides if the temperature drops below 10 degrees or if the company determines driving conditions to be hazardous due to ice, snow or fog. (2) Trolley tours reserves the right to cancel if there are too few reservations for a given tour. If Trolley Tours cancels a ride you may reschedule, or Trolley Tours will refund your money.

Off Days: There are no public or charter rides or tours December 24, 25 or 31.

Public Tour Information

Purchasing Tickets: Pre-paid reservations are required for all Holiday Lights Rides. You may pre-pay via AMEX, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover when you call to reserve your seats. In some cases, payment by check, money order or cash is permitted within 3 days of making your reservation. All fares are now subject to an 8.0% state sales tax. E-mail reservations are not accepted for Holiday Lights Rides - please call in your reservations to 216-771-4484 or 800-848-0173.

Cancellations/Refunds: Once you have purchased your seats for the Holiday Lights Rides there are NO CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. All reservations must be pre-paid by credit card when you call to reserve your seats. YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION LETTER BY MAIL WHICH YOU MUST READ AND BRING WITH YOU.

The Station & Parking: Holiday Lights Rides for individuals and small groups depart from the Powerhouse @ Nautica on the west bank of the Flats. Parking fees at the attended lot are $2.00 per car, when you show your confirmation letter. Enter the Powerhouse through the green awning. Trolley Tours has a desk at the top of the stairs on the 2nd level.

Departure Times: Holiday Lights Rides depart promptly at the times indicated on your confirmation letter. Plan on arriving at least 20 minutes early to check in and to receive your trolley assignment and wrist bands. Please have one person be in charge of your group.

For information and reservations
call 216-771-4484 or 1-800-848-0173

E-mail reservations are not accepted..please call in your reservation!

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Trolley Tours of Cleveland
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Cleveland, Ohio 44113
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