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Metra holiday train tickets go on sale Nov. 1

Metra will be bringing holiday magic to the Electric Line on Dec. 2 and Dec. 16 with special holiday train rides with Santa and Mrs. Claus and other holiday characters.

Tickets for Metra’s holiday trains will go on sale on this website on Nov. 1. Tickets cost $5 each and must be purchased in advance.

The experience also will include a visit to a North Pole winter wonderland at Millennium Station, where families can enjoy treats, holiday music face painting and other fun activities. 

Other downtown stations will be decorated to spread holiday cheer to participants as well as regular riders, and the holiday trains also will be used in regular service.


“This is our way to bring the spirit of the holidays and the spirit of My Metra to our riders,” said Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski. “We encourage everyone to climb on board and make Metra part of their holiday tradition.”

To spread even more holiday cheer, Metra also is donating tickets so children from Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago can ride holiday trains.

For all trains, participants can ride the holiday trains back to their starting point or stay downtown and use their holiday train ticket to return on any scheduled train that day.

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