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Posted on: October 16, 2018

The Explore Elmhurst Holly Trolley is Back for the Season

Holly Trolley with Santa


Back for the Holiday season, the Explore Elmhurst Express Trolley is a fun and easy way to explore the City. Ride the Holly Trolley on Saturdays, November 24 to December 29 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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 enter-to-win prizes! Take the trolley to community holiday events and stay on for some jolly Trolley experiences.

Special Onboard Events
November 24
4 PM - 6 PM: Caroling presented by the Elmhurst Choral Union Chamber Singers
December 1

1 PM - 3 PM: It's a Wonderful Life Trivia on Trolley

4 PM - 4:30 PM: Santa on Trolley (Stop 1 - Stop 2)

December 84 PM - 6 PM: Elsa from Frozen on Trolley
December 152 PM - 2:30 PM: Storytime on Trolley from Elmhurst Public Library
December 224 PM - 6 PM: Caroling presented by the Elmhurst Choral Union Chamber Singers
December 294 PM - 6 PM: Elsa from Frozen on Trolley


Participating businesses along the route are offering special offers on the six Saturdays the Trolley will be running. The participating businesses are:

Kilwins, Lezza Spumoni and Desserts, Pints, 151 Kitchen | Bar, Elmhurst History Museum, The Beauty Lounge, The Gaming Goat, The Uptown Shop, Tannins Wine Bar & Boutique, Hazyl Boutique, Phillips Flowers, SPENGA, Ruff Life, Bachabee's, Luscombe Music, A Book Above, Main Street Toys, Victoria's on Main, Red Arrow Tap Room, Victory Meat & Seafood

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Route: No tickets are needed to ride the FREE Explore 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.

Trolley Stops: 

  1. York and Park Approximate boarding time: on the hour and 30 minutes after the hour
  2. York and Schiller Approximate boarding time: 5 and 35 minutes after the hour
  3. Second and Addison Approximate boarding time: 10 and 40 minutes after the hour
  4. Cottage Hill and Virginia Approximate boarding time: 15 and 45 minutes after the hour
  5. Spring and the Illinois Prairie Path Approximate boarding time: 20 and 50 minutes after the hour.
  6. York and Vallette Approximate boarding time: 25 and 55 minutes after the hour

Track the trolley! Where's the trolley? Don't waste your time thinking about when the trolley will arrive at each stop. Track the trolley here!

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

Strollers & Bikes: 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.

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

Share Your Photos by tagging #ExploreElmhurst on your RIDE!

LOST AND FOUND: Think you left something on the trolley? The City contracts the trolley from Chicago Trolley & Double Decker, Co. For information on lost and found items, please call the trolley dispatch at (773) 890-2050.


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