So the CTA Holiday Train ain't enough cheer for ya? Here comes the Holiday Bus, a new CTA promotion this year.
The CTA says: "The exterior wrap features 'Ralphie the Reindeer' leading the way with his crimson nose aglow and Santa’s sleigh in tow. Strings of lights outline the bus and its windows, while Ralphie is brought to life with 3-D antlers atop the bus and a ruby light affixed to the front of the bus.
The soft glow of multi-colored lights adds a warm touch to the interior of the bus as well as holiday-themed seating, candy-cane striping, artwork created by students from Mahalia Jackson Elementary and elves on board handing out candy canes to all the good boys and girls.
In the very back of the bus is Santa’s den, which serves as the perfect setting for the scheduled photo sessions with Santa -- featuring a cozy fireplace, Santa’s armchair flanked with toy soldiers, decorated trees and oversized presents."
It will be running through Uptown along Clark on Friday, December 19th, and Saturday, December 20th. Here's the schedule:
- 12/19 – Friday. #22 Clark. 10:35am from Clark/Foster; 11:45am from Clark/Harrison; 1:25pm from Howard Terminal; 3:20pm from Clark/Harrison. Follow it on BusTracker for exact times. Photo stop at Howard Terminal, 5pm - 6pm
- 12/20 – Saturday. #22 Clark. 1:05pm from Clark/Foster; 2:20pm from Clark/Harrison; 4:30pm from Howard Terminal; 6:05pm from Clark/Harrison. Follow it on BusTracker for exact times.