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History & Holiday Lights Tour


“Just hear those sleigh bells
ringing and jing ting tingaling too
Come on its lovely weather for
a bus ride together with you”!

Chicago’s Finest Tours is proud to present our third annual History & Holiday Lights Tour. Our Number One Tour of the year promises to be even better this year! This unique holiday experience combines a fun and dynamic history walking tour with a highly entertaining bus tour showcasing Chicago’s festival of lights.

This one-of-a-kind tour runs on Saturday afternoon’s beginning November 30. The tour begins at Houlihans at 111 East Wacker with check in time between 2:00 to 2:30 pm. During check-in, guests enjoy delicious hot chocolate and seasonal cookies before the tour begins. After a ride along the Magnificent Mile adorned in thousands of dazzling lights, the tour concludes at 6:00 pm at Chicago’s unique Holiday tradition – Christkindlmarket” (Daley Plaza).

The first part of the tour is a walking tour through Chicago’s indoor heated Pedway. Our tour host will entertain guests with stories of Chicago’s rich history and Holiday Traditions. Stops included in this part of the tour include; Millennium Station, Chicago Cultural Center, Marshall Field’s (oops, we mean Macy’s).

After a stop at Macy’s world famous Walnut Room, guests will then board a bus and be driven around the city stopping at some memorable Holiday Hot Spots. Stops included in this part of the tour include; Palmer House Hilton, Daley Plaza, the Drake and Knickerbocker Hotels and “Christkindlmarket”.

Plan to make an afternoon and evening out of it with good old family fun with Chicago’s Finest Tours. A Holiday Trivia contest will be held that will surely test your Holiday acumen!

In addition, please plan to don your most unappealing holiday sweater (you know the one, the one Aunt Edwina gave you 12 years ago and is stored deep in the back of your closet, that one).A prize will be awarded to the person wearing the most “Abominable Christmas Sweater”!

Cost; Adults – $39, Seniors – $35 and 12 and under – $30

However, all advanced reservations (call 312-202-0745 or click on “Specialty Tours” to make a reservation on-line) made before November10 will be only $30 per person!