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After a year off (thanks a lot, COVID), our original all-star cast of hosts and chauffeurs are proud to bring the Holly Jolly (BYOB) Trolleys back by popular demand!

Join us at Thomas Magee’s Sporting House in historic Eastern Market, where drinks will be flowing (including their world-famous Irish coffee!) and food will be available from nearby businesses for purchase. A photo station will be set up, and we will have contests and pre-boarding entertainment. We will drink and be merry until the trolley arrives to pick us up at 6:00. Once we are all aboard, we will head to Wayne County Lightfest to take a drive through 4 miles of light displays, featuring over 100,000 lights.From Lightfest, we will venture to the Detroit Zoo to take in Wild Lights. Featuring more than 5 million LED lights on hundreds of displays, the Zoo transforms into a magical winter wonderland – perfect for a stroll with your sweetheart, or family and friends. Hot cocoa, alcoholic beverages and warm snacks are available for purchase at various locations in the Zoo.Our final destination will be beautiful Campus Martius.

We listened to your feedback from last year, and have added additional time at both the zoo and Campus Martius, so take your time and enjoy a skate on the rink, a coney from Lafayette, or a hot toddy from any of the many bars surrounding the park. Downtown Detroit is beautiful this time of year!

Tickets are $80 each and include:
Round-trip transportation for the evening on one of our classic, heated trolleys
Entrance to the pre-party and exclusive drink specials at Thomas Magee’s Sporting House
Admission to Wild Lights at the Zoo
Souvenir Santa hat
Complimentary entertainment by our fantastic crew


Must be 21+ to attend this event. Tickets are NONREFUNDABLE but may be transferred to another individual at the sole discretion/efforts of ticketholder. This event will take place rain,snow or shine, but in the case of extreme weather or exigent circumstances (including COVID-19 related issues) that prevent the trolley from running, ticket holders will be offered tickets for a new date. Itinerary is subject to change based on wait times, traffic, or other reasons beyond our control, but we promise to show you a good time and plenty of Christmas lights no matter what!
**IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: Guests wishing to be seated together must purchase seats together, on the same trolley, for the same night. No physical tickets will be issued for this event. Your email confirmation will serve as your ticket and may be presented on a mobile device.**