9/23/21 A note from Annette:
Naperville Trolley will begin taking reservations for public Halloween and public Holiday Light Tours on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 10:00am via the "BOOK PUBLIC TOURS" link.
Northern Public Tours will start and end from GAMATO'S WOOD PIT BBQ = 1566 W. Ogden Avenue, Naperville.
Southern Public Tours will start and end from AURILIO'S PIZZA = 1975 Sprtingbrook Square, Naperville.
Both tours are different, and both are equally wonderful!
LIST OF AVAILABLE DATES/TIMES Private Tours available is after this note:
So many people ask us "how does this work" so here you go: For October Halloween Lights Trolley Tours and Nov/December Holiday Lights Trolley Tours, there are two ways to enjoy the tour, private and public. Let's start with private:
A PRIVATE Trolley booking is where you book the entire Trolley to yourself. NT&T will pick up at any Naperville address, tour, and take you back. $400/hour tour+$72/18%driver gratuity = $472 total for the hour tour. $200 will be returned to NT&T with signed contract, and $272 due one month before your tour date. If you are booking one month or less before the tour date, payment in full ($472) will be returned with signed contract. We prefer checks, but can take a card with 5% processing & handling fee added to any amount charged. Up to 30 may board a private tour, however, you don't have to fill up the private Trolley all the way. We have many families that book a private tour just to make this their special night, and have 10-15 on board. Totally up to you, (but no more than 30). Private bookings are by the hour, not the number of people you have.
Halloween Light Trolley Tours will be offered October 15, 16, 17, and 21- 31 from 7:00pm and later start times and on Saturday's the start times are 7:15pm and later. NEW this year: We will offer both a southern AND a northern Halloween Tour this year! We scoped out a lot of new homes on the north side last year and there are so many great homes to offer two different tours! Ding! Ding! Thump!!!
Holiday Light Trolley Tours are offered November 26, 27, 28, and December 1-27 (closed on Christmas) Times are: 5:00pm to 6:00pm, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, 8:00pm to 9:00pm and 9:30pm to 10:30pm. Yes, it's dark at 4:30pm.
For either Halloween or Nov/December Light Tours: Southern Tours will be given if we meet on or south of 75th Street. Northern Tours will be given if we meet on or north of 75th street.
Please Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a private October or Nov/December booking date and time. We suggest you list 2-3 options, in order of preference, as these tours are VERY popular and go quickly. Emails will be processed in the order they come in, and may take up to 24 hours until you hear back from us. Once date/times are confirmed with you, a contract will be emailed to you to sign and return with payment.
Public Trolley Tours, where you meet at a specific location and will be with others:
Public Children's 30 minute Trolley Rides and Public One-hour Historic Trolley Tours of Naperville are up and running! Click on "Book Public Tours" to make your reservation.
PUBLIC Halloween and Nov/Dec Light Trolley Tours: These go LIVE on October 1st at 10:00am are booked directly from our website under the tab above "Book Public Tours". These tours meet at a specific location (Gamato's to the north, and Aurelio's to the south), and are $25 per person, all ages. You will be with others that you do not necessarily know, so if you are uncomfortable with that, then please do not make a reservation. A great way to meet NEW friends! : ) No coolers allowed, but a covered coffee mug is ok. No food or candy or snacks on any Trolley tour.
Dates available are the same as for private tours, and will be listed at check out when you sign up on or after after 10/1/21.
Notes for all Tours: Every age, from one week old to 99 years young counts as "one". Every heart beat is a number in the count. On public tours, that means a reservation must be made for each heartbeat/every age.
No food or candy or any food products are allowed on board the Trolley, and beverages must have a lid. Please save the kids drinks until you get back to your "after tour gathering", thank you. You will not be allowed off the Trolley at any homes during November or December. (For Halloween, you will be allowed off the Trolley at one or two homes to get a closer look...if you dare...) All Trolley tours are appropriate for all ages.
Questions? Email me any time. I sure don't work 9-5 and can reply to emails at any odd hour: email@example.com
Thank you for being so AWESOME the past 26 years!!! We look forward to Trolleying with you!
Halloween Trolley Tours are SO fun!!! So much fun, that we will be adding a SECOND Halloween Tour this year!
Northern Halloween Tour and Southern Halloween Tour!
This one hour tour takes you to as many highly decorated home that we can show you in the hours time. You might be allowed out of the Trolley at one or two homes....at your own risk....if you dare! Ding! Ding! THUMP!!!
Dressing up in your Halloween Costume is encouraged! No food or candy allowed on board, but you may bring a covered beverage.
Tours may be booked privately (where the entire Trolley is yours), or join a public tour with others.
NORTHERN public Halloween Tour begins and ends from GAMATO'S WOOD PIT BBQ = 1566 W. Ogden Avenue, Naperville (corner of Jefferson & Ogden).
SOUTHERN public Halloween Tour begins and ends from AURELIO'S PIZZA = 1975 Springbrook Square, Naperville (Near corner of Rte 59 and 83rd Street, which is also named Montgomery road to the west of 59)
Private Tours are $400 plus driver gratuity. Public Tours will be $25 per person, all ages.
Private Tours begin booking on 5/1/21 at or after 10:00am via emailing Naperviille Trolley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Tours go LIVE on 10/1/21 and will be linked here when live.
PRIVATE OCTOBER HALLOWEEN LIGHTS TROLLEY TOURS:
(Public/individual reservations will be available on most dates and go live on 10/1/21 via the "Book Public Tours Tab"
Friday, October 15: 7-8pm 8:30-9:30pm
Saturday, October 16: 7:30-8:30pm, 9-10pm
Sunday, October 17: 8:30-9:30pm
Thursday, October 21: 8:30-9:30pm
Friday, October 22: SOLD OUT (Public tours may be available and go live on 10/1/21)
Saturday, October 23: SOLD OUT (Public tours may be available and go live on 10/1/21.)
Sunday, October 24: SOLD OUT (Public tours may be available and go live on 10/1/21)
Monday, October 25: SOLD OUT / Private Event
Tuesday, October 26: 8:30-9:30pm
Wednesday, October 27: 7-8pm, 8:30-9:30pm
Thursday, October 28: 7-8pm, 8:30-9:30pm
Friday, October 29: 8:30-9:30pm
Saturday, October 30: 9-10pm (Public reservations may be available and go live on 10/1/21)
Sunday, October 31: 7-8pm, 8:30-9:30pm
PRIVATE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER HOLIDAY LIGHT TROLLEY TOURS:
Yes, it's dark by 4:30pm. (Public/individual reservations may be available at earlier times on all of these dates and go live to book on 10/1/21 at 10am via our website "Book Public Tours" Tab.)
Friday, November 26: 9:30-10:30pm
Saturday, November 27: SOLD OUT (Public reservations may be available and go live on 10/1/21)
Sunday, November 28: 8-9pm, 9:30-10:30pm
Wednesday, December 1: 8-9pm, 9:30-10:30pm
Thursday, December 2: 9:30-10:30pm
Friday, December 3: 9:30-10:30pm
Saturday, December 4: SOLD OUT (Public reservations may be available and go live on 10/1/21)
Sunday, December 5: 8-9pm, 9:30-10:30pm
Monday, December 6: 8-9pm, 9:30-10:30pm
Tuesday, December 7: 9:30-10:30pm
Wednesday, December 9:30-10:30pm
Thursday, December 9: SOLD OUT (Public reservations may be available and go live on 10/1/21)
Friday, December 10: SOLD OUT (Public reservations may be available and go live on 10/1/21)
Saturday, December 11: SOLD OUT (Public reservations may be available and go live on 10/1/21)
Sunday, December 12: 9:30-10:30pm
Monday, December 13: 9:30-10:30pm
Tuesday, December 14: 9:30-10:30pm
Wednesday, December 15: 9:30-10:30pm
Thursday, December 16: SOLD OUT (Public reservations may be available and go live on 10/1/21)
Friday, December 17: SOLD OUT (Public reservations may be available and go live on 10/1/21)
Saturday, December 18: SOLD OUT (Public reservations may be available and go live on 10/1/21)
Sunday, December 19: 8-9pm, 9:30-10:30pm
Monday, December 20: 8-9pm, 9:30-10:30pm
Tuesday, December 21: 8-9pm, 9:30-10:30pm
Wednesday, December 22: SOLD OUT (Public reservations may be available and go live on 10/1/21)
Thursday, December 23: 9:30-10:30pm
Friday, December 24: SOLD OUT (Public reservations may be available and go live on 10/1/21)
Saturday, December 25: Merry Christmas! We are closed and with our families. : )
Sunday, December 26: 9:30-10:30pm
Monday, December 27: 8-9pm, 9:30-10:30pm.
When you email us, please include at least two dates in order of preference, as well as your mailing address, cell, Naperville pick up address. We will confirm, then email you the contract. You can email us at email@example.com Thank you!!!!