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Highlights: Catch a Ride on the Chicago Santa ‘L’ During the Holiday Season
We took a ride on the CTA Holiday Train on a cold December evening last year with the kids. What a great time, getting a picture with Santa right there on the Linden St. platform, followed by a colorful & musical ‘L’ ride to Belmont complete with candy canes passed out by Santa’s elves. The 2012 CTA Holiday Train schedule is posted below, as well as some photos and video from our ride on the Purple line. It’s lots of fun, but be prepared for crowds and a wait to get a Polaroid with Santa!
Video: Don’t blink or your might miss Santa who rides on an open middle flatcar.
Following is the 2012 CTA Holiday Train Schedule dates. More information on the Official CTA Holiday Train Schedule can be found on the CTA website, where times for upcoming Holiday Trains runs will be updated as dates approach.
|Green Line – SANTA PHOTO||24-Nov||SAT|
|Orange Line & Brown Line||29-Nov||THU|
|Orange Line & Brown Line||30-Nov||FRI|
|Orange Line & Brown Line – SANTA PHOTO||1-Dec||SAT|
|Blue Line + PINK LINE SANTA PHOTO||8-Dec||SAT|
|Red Line & Purple Line – SANTA PHOTO||15-Dec||SAT|
|Red Line & Purple Line||22-Dec||SAT|
General information about the CTA Holiday Train can be found here.
Photo: Waiting for the picture taking with Santa to begin at the Linden St. ‘L’ Station (below)
Photo: Pictures with Santa at the Linden St. ‘L’ station (below)
Photo: Maria, Alex & Leah – ready for the Purple Line ride to Belmont (below)
Photo: Awaiting a CTA Holiday Train run (below)
Photo: Inside the colorful CTA Holiday Train at night (below)
Photo: Enjoying candy canes passed out by Santa’s elves on the Purple Line CTA Holiday Train (below)
Check out CTA Tattler for lots of other fun CTA information!