It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! All Aboard the 2022 Allstate CTA Holiday Train and Holiday Bus

November 17, 2022

Customers can board the Allstate CTA Holiday Fleet, and celebrate the season throughout the city.

The wait is over! The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and Santa are pleased to announce one of Chicago’s most beloved holiday traditions is back! The Allstate CTA Holiday Train and Allstate CTA Holiday Bus will soon be rolling through neighborhoods, spreading cheer to CTA customers of all ages.

Holiday Train details

The Allstate CTA Holiday Train begins dashing through the snow – and all other weather –  this Friday, November 25, the day after Thanksgiving. Serving all eight rail lines, when the Allstate CTA Holiday Train pulls into stations, riders can expect the spectacle of a six-car train, decorated with holiday scenes, countless sparkling lights and festive LED signs. Santa and his reindeer will, once again, ride along outside the train, traveling from rail line to rail line to greet children and families.

Customers looking to catch a ride or picture can follow the Allstate CTA Holiday Train via CTA Train Tracker at: transitchicago.com/traintracker. Look for the candy cane icon to find the Holiday Train and when it might be getting close to your neighborhood station

Allstate CTA Holiday Bus details

Beginning Tuesday, November 29, the Allstate CTA Holiday Bus will begin winding its way throughout Chicago neighborhoods traveling 16 routes this year. On the exterior of the bus, customers will see “Ralphie the Reindeer” outlined in festive lights. Inside the bus, visitors will find a miniature village, lights and holiday-themed seating. Best of all, the bus includes Mr. Claus, in his sleigh, on a rooftop, ready to deliver toys!

Fans also can see where to hop aboard the Allstate CTA Holiday Bus by tracking its location at: transitchicago.com/holidaybustracker.

The Allstate CTA Holiday Train and Allstate CTA Holiday Bus will make all stops along their scheduled routes. Normal CTA fares apply. Schedules and other information – including the Bus Tracker Map - are available on the following CTA website: transitchicago.com/holiday

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