Sunday, December 24, 2017

Sleigh Bells Ring, Are You Listening?

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Blessed Solstice
...and all that jazz!

Every year the CTA, Chicago's bus and train service, decorates one bus and one train for the Christmas season. In the past I've managed to ride the Holiday train through sheer accident on my commute home. Other times Joe and I made a concerted effort to wait for the train at the Red Line station only a ten minute walk from our home. Here's a long video that shows what's up with both the 2017 Holiday train and Holiday bus which I've never been on since it tends to visit Southside and Far West neighborhoods not served by the trains. Both transports are shown travelling throughout numerous areas not often shown in video promotions of the city. Enjoy!

We're having a snowfall as I type this.
White Christmas for Chicago!
Here's wishing you a wonderful, magical time whether
it's a wintry cold or sunny bright time.


  1. Happy Christmas, John, to both of you, and best wishes for the coming year!

  2. I would love to ride on that train (or bus). Thanks for sharing that video, John. Have a Merry Christmas.

  3. Snow has been falling lightly here in the Seattle area as well. 1-3 inches are predicted, so looks like we'll be having a White Christmas for the first time in a few years. Gotta go -- I think I just heard Slay Bells ringing outside here at the Mysterious Mansion!

  4. Happy Christmas, John! What did Santa Claus bring to you the last night?

  5. Best Christmas wishes from points east, John. Best wishes for the New Year, too!

  6. Very cool! I did not expect that they would decorate the inside of the bus and train as well! Indeed worth a 10 minute walk ... even in Chicago winter weather.

  7. Happy Christmas and all the best for 2018.