2017 PRIVATE December Holiday Light Tours list of availability.  NOTE:  This list can change at any moment, and often does.  Sometimes times are deleted as available, and sometimes they are added back on if a contract does not get returned in time.  It is a guide.  Please email us to check on a date or two.  Thank you!  (last updated 4/18/17)  The number after the time is how many Trolleys are available at that time.  Some neighborhood groups book multiple Trolleys.  : )  Pricing is listed above.

Friday, December 1st:

32 passenger:  5-6pm(2), 9:30-10:30pm(2)

21 passenger:  5-6pm(1), 8-9pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

Saturday, December 2nd:

32 passenger:  9:30-10:30pm(2)

21 passenger:  9:30-10:30pm(1)

Sunday, December 3rd:

32 passenger:  6:30-7:30pm(2), 8-9pm(2), 9:30-10:30pm(2)

21 passenger:  8-9pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

Monday, December 4th:

32 passenger:  5-6pm(2), 8-9pm(2), 9:30-10:30pm(2)

21 passenger:  5-6pm(1), 8-9pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

Tuesday, December 5th:

32 passenger:  6:30-7:30pm(2), 9:30-10:30pm(2)

21 passenger:  5-6pm(1), 6:30-7:30pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

Wednesday, December 6th:

32 passenger:  5-6pm(1), 8-9pm(2), 9:30-10:30pm(2)

21 passenger:  8-9pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

Thursday, December 7th:

32 passenger:  9:30-10:30pm(2)

21 passenger: 5-6pm(1), 6:30-7:30pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

Friday, December 8th:

32 passenger:  9:30-10:30pm(2)

21 passenger:  8-9pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

Saturday, December 9th:

32 passenger:  SOLD OUT  (public tour tickets may be available and go on sale 9/1/17)

21 passenger:  8-9pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

Sunday, December 10th:

32 passenger:  5-6pm(1), 8-9pm(2), 9:30-10:30pm(2)

21 passenger:  8-9pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

Monday, December 11th:

32 passenger:  8-9pm(2), 9:30-10:30pm(2)

21 passenger:  8-9pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

Tuesday, December 12th:

32 passenger:  5-6pm(2), 6:30-7:30pm(2), 8-9pm(2), 9:30-10:30pm(2)

21 passenger:  5-6pm(1), 6:30-7:30pm(1), 8-9pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

Wednesday, December 13th:

32 passenger:  6:30-7:30pm(1), 8-9pm(2), 9:30-10:30pm(2)

21 passenger:  5-6pm(1), 6:30-7:30pm(1), 8-9pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

Thursday, December 14th:

32 passenger:  6:30-7:30pm(1), 8-9pm(2), 9:30-10:30pm(2)

21 passenger:  5-6pm(1), 6:30-7:30pm(1), 8-9pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

Friday, December 15th:

32 passenger:  SOLD OUT (Public tour tickets may be available and go on sale 9/1/17)

21 passenger:  6:30-7:30pm(1), 8-9pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

Saturday, December 16th:

32 passenger:  SOLD OUT (Public tour tickets may be available and go on sale 9/1/17)

21 passenger:  SOLD OUT (Public tour tickets may be available and go on sale 9/1/17)

Sunday, December 17th:

32 passenger:  9:30-10:30pm(1)

21 passenger:  6:30-7:30pm(1), 8-9pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

Monday, December 18th:

32 passenger:  6:30-7:30pm(1), 8-9pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

21 passenger:  5-6pm(1), 6:30-7:30pm(1), 8-9pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

Tuesday, December 19th:

32 passenger:  5-6pm(1), 6:30-7:30pm(1), 8-9pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

21 passenger:  5-6pm(1), 6:30-7:30pm(1), 8-9pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

Wednesday, December 20th:

32 passenger:  8-9pm, 9:30-10:30pm(1)

21 passenger:  5-6pm(1), 6:30-7:30pm(1), 8-9pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

Thursday, December 21st:

32 passenger:  9:30-10:30pm(2)

21 passenger:  SOLD OUT (Public tour tickets may be available and go on sale 9/1/17)

Friday, December 22nd:

32 passenger:  5-6pm(1)

21 passenger:  5-6pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

Saturday, December 23rd:

32 passenger:  SOLD OUT (Public tour tickets may be available and go on sale 9/1/17)

21 passenger:  9:30-10:30pm(1)

Sunday, December 24th (Christmas Eve!):

32 passenger:  8-9pm(1)

21 passenger:  9:30-10:30pm(1)

Monday, December 25th = Merry Christmas and Happy Trolleydays!  We are closed today.  Ding! Ding!

Tuesday, December 26th:

32 passenger:  5-6pm(1), 6:30-7:30pm(1), 8-9pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

21 passenger:  5-6pm(1), 6:30-7:30pm(1), 8-9pm(1), 9:30-10:30pm(1)

Tours are not offered after 12/26.   Thank you for booking!  Ding! Ding!


How do I get on your mailing list?

There is a link below.  Join our mailing list and our Naperville Trolley facebook page!  We do more than December Tours Ding! Ding!  Sometimes we throw up surprise posts on facebook page for followers!

What is required to book the Naperville Trolley?

After we find a date, time, and Trolley for you, we will email you a contract to sign and return with a deposit check for half the amount of the hourly rate.  The other half will be paid on the night of your tour (and don't forget that tip for your driver!)  You will have two weeks after the contract is emailed to mail it back.

My contract printed blank, should I fill it in?

No.  I can't figure out why that happens at times, but it does.  If your contract prints blank, please let me know and I will mail you one the old fashioned way, in the US Mail.

What if I forget to return the contract in time?

The contract states that it must be returned by (DATE) or it is null and void.  Annette will always try to reach you via email or phone call, but if she is not able to reach you, your reservation will be erased from the schedule book, and some lucky person on the wait list will be called.

Do you take credit cards?

Our individual public tickets sold under our "tickets" tab after 9/1/17 are done through a ticket service that you pay for with a credit card.  Our private tours and all private charters, weddings, etc are done with personal or business checks. 



How does this December evening Holiday Lights tour work?

Northern Tour:  You will see the lights (generally) north of 75th street, and are picked up north of 75th street.

Southern Tour:  You will see the lights (generally) south of 75th street, and are picked up south of 75th street.

Which side of town has the better lights?  We never know until Thanksgiving weekend who has decorated.  Tours start 12/1, so we are out "scouting" the weeks before.  It's a riot!    There are some awesome one's that go up every year, and sometimes a home that have been decorated for years may choose not to decorate.  We always find "new" homes to add to our tours also!  Do you know of a cool home for us to check out?  Let us know the address!  "More is more!"  The northern tour has more of a residential feel as the homes are closer together.  The southern tour has more "street time" as the southern part of Naperville is more spread out.  Both tours have GREAT homes on them.  A lot of groups alternate tours every other year.  Being with your friends and family, and enjoying the Tradition on the Naperville Trolley is priceless!

I live on the south side, but want a northern tour.  Can we do that?  I'm very sorry, but unless we pick you up north of 75th, we can't.  We have some very intricate logistics and just can't alter the rules.  We CAN pick you up from a public location or someone else's home on the opposite side of town of where you live so you can enjoy the other side of town's tour.  

When available, PUBLIC tour tickets are purchased under the "tickets" tab above.  Public tickets go live and are available to purchase on September 1st each year.  This is where you buy one ticket or a few, and join others.  No coolers allowed.  No refunds (unless WE cancel).

PRIVATE Bookings is where you rent the entire Trolley for the hour, and it's all yours for that hour.  2017 private tours can be booked at any time by contacting me with date, time, and Trolley size and north of 75th or south of 75th pick up location.  I will then check the schedule and get back to you via email.

What can I bring on the Trolley?

We prefer that food be saved for before or after your Trolley Tour as we have other tours after yours.  Absolutely no candy canes, popcorn, popcorn balls, chocolate, gummies, sprinkles, marshmallows, or anything sticky.  Lids on all drinks.  Thank you for following these rules.

Is the Trolley heated?

Yes, all of our Trolleys are heated, but not as hot as your car as the Trolley has so many windows.  Please dress like you are going to walk outside, and you can always remove layers.  None of our Trolleys are "open air".

How many does each Trolley hold?

Our 32 passenger holds 32 guests with two in each bench, including the front "jump seat" (this front jump seat is not very comfortable for adults).  If you have any guests that may need a bench to themselves or just want a little "space", we recommend that you cap your guest count to 28 or less.  If all adults, for sure 28 or less.

Our 21passenger holds 21 guests with two in each bench, including the front "jump seat". If you have guests that may need a bench to themselves or just want a little "space", we recommend that you cap your guest count at 18 or less.  If all adults, for sure 18 or less.

Do you ever cancel a tour?

We try not to, but if it's twenty degree's below zero, or if it snowed 10", yes.  Safety is #1.  We have daily updates posted on our website during December.  If Naperville Trolley cancels the tour, you get 100% refund as we can't help what mother nature does to us.  If you decide not to show up for any reason, you do not get a refund. Please remember, Trolleying in snow is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Ding! Ding!

Is it dark by 5:00pm?  Yes, it's dark by 4:30pm in December.

Should I tip the driver?

Yes!  Our drivers are awesome and they sure hope you all had a great time!  To show them how much you enjoyed it with a good tip is much appreciated. If you had any issues on your tour, please let us know.  Thank you!  

Can I request a driver?

Yes, you can always request a driver, but we never guarantee it.  If they are not working that night or have already been requested at the same time, they can't be in two places at once.  They love requests, and that shows us how awesome it was for you last year!  Ding! Ding!

It's only March, and I can't get the date/time I want.  Why?

We began offering these tours in 1995 and every year we sell out sooner and sooner.  I'm very sorry if you didn't get the date/time you wanted.  Please try again sooner for next year, or request to be on the "wait list".

​2018 reservations can be requested at any time, however, won't be confirmed until February of 2018.  All requests are filed in the order they come in via email.

What dates/times are left to reserve?  Please see the list at the bottom of this page.  Ding! Ding!

You are booked the date I want, do you have a "waiting list"?  Yes, we do have a waiting list.  Sometimes you get in, sometimes you don't.  We never know...

- Annette  My email:  annette@napervilletrolley.com  Ding! Ding!  



Partners
North Central College 630-637-5800
Main Street Promenade 630-305-7171
DINE Naperville 630-305-7701
Downtown Naperville
Positively Naperville 630-369-8447
Pinot's Palette 331-457-5440
Top Level Fitness 773-359-1771
NCTV 630-355-2124
Aurelio's Pizza 630-922-3600
Mackay Realtors  Scott & Susie Mackay
Naperville Old-Fashioned Toffee 630-420-2282
95.9 The River Radio 630-898-1580

Ozinga Concrete 708-479-9050

Naperville Pediatric Therapy 630-220-9215

K. Hovnanian Homes 630-742-5258

​2017 PRIVATE TOURS:  It's never too early to book your 2017 December Holiday Lights Tour!  Reserve the heated Trolley for your family, neighborhood group, bunco, office holiday party, scout troop, red hat ladies, you name it!  PRIVATE tours run December 1st through 26th (closed on 12/25).  Tours are one hour in length, and are offered from:  5-6pm, 6:30-7:30pm, 8-9pm, and 9:30-10:30pm.  

One hour 32 passenger tour: Mon-Thurs thru 12/14: $300,

One hour 32 passenger tour Fri-Sun, and Dec 18-26: $330.

One hour 21 passenger tour: Mon-Thurs thru 12/14: $265,

One hour 21 passenger tour Fri-Sun, and Dec 18-26: $275.

We pick up at any Naperville home, business, restaurant, or parking lot.

2017 List of available dates and times is at the bottom of this page!  : )

​2017 PRIVATE TOURS:  It's never too early to book your 2017 December Holiday Lights Tour!  Reserve the heated Trolley for your family, neighborhood group, bunco, office holiday party, scout troop, red hat ladies, you name it!  PRIVATE tours run December 1st through 26th (closed on 12/25).  Tours are one hour in length, and are offered from:  5-6pm, 6:30-7:30pm, 8-9pm, and 9:30-10:30pm.  

One hour 32 passenger tour: Mon-Thurs thru 12/14: $300,

One hour 32 passenger tour Fri-Sun, and Dec 18-26: $330.

One hour 21 passenger tour: Mon-Thurs thru 12/14: $265,

One hour 21 passenger tour Fri-Sun, and Dec 18-26: $275.

We pick up at any Naperville home, business, restaurant, or parking lot.

2017 List of available dates and times is at the bottom of this page!  : )


2017public tour ticket sales will go live again on 9/1/17 under the "Tickets" tab above.  Mark your calendar!  This is where you buy one or a few tickets and ride with others from our public pick up locations.  Tours will be offered on every night except Christmas (closed) and sell out fast!  Once live, if the date/time is not listed, that means it is sold out.

2017 private tours list of 2017 availability is located AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.  Private tours can be booked any time by emailing me date, time, Trolley size (32 or 21 passenger), and north of 75th street pick up, or south of 75th street pick up.  I will then check the schedule book to confirm it's still available, and get back to you.  This must be done by email, thank you! 

Happy Trolleydays to you all!!!  - Annette