Holiday Lights

You’ve seen the movie “A Christmas Story” along with 40 million other people in marathon showings on cable TV. Now you can visit the house, museum & gift shop in person!

Filmed partially in Cleveland and released in 1983, the story of Ralphie Parker and his Red Ryder 200-shot Carbine Action Air Rifle comes to life on this nostalgic tour. The tour includes admissions to the Christmas Story House (lovingly renovated and furnished to match the movie) and the separate Museum & Gift Shop. You can see vehicles & items from the movie on display along with over 100 behind-the-scenes photos. And yes, Black Bart’s shed is still there to see! The huge gift shop has movie-related memorabilia from both “Christmas Story” & “Christmas Vacation” available for sale. The tour will also show you trendy Tremont, the Higbee Building and our new Public Square. You will also learn the story behind the house’s purchase and restoration and some fun facts about the movie. You may not win a “major award”, but you will have fun on the A Christmas Story House Tour! NOTE: All tours depart from the Powerhouse at Nautica @ 6:00 PM on Fridays/Saturdays & 4:00 PM on Sunday Dec. 4 and 18th ONLY.  Tour is 1.5 to 2 hours long.

Available Dates: December 2-3 (Fri-Sat), 9-10 (Fri-Sat), 16-17 (Fri-Sat), Dec 23 and 30 (Fridays) and Sunday Dec. 4 and Sunday Dec. 18 ONLY.  Price includes admission to the House, Museum & Gift Shop, ride through Tremont & ride by Public Square & Higbees.

Adults (Ages 13+) :                  $24 includes tax (driver tip not included)

Children (Ages 6-12):              $15 includes tax (driver tip not included)

Laps (Birth – 5 Years):            $  6 includes tax (driver tip not included)

There are no rides or tours Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. All fares include an 8.0% State Sales Tax.

Reservations required for all tours.
Call 216-771-4484 or 1-800-848-0173
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The Silver Bells CLE Tour

Cleveland was the center of attention this past summer and we want to show you all the sights that created the national and international buzz!

This year we are again going into the trendy Tremont neighborhood to ride by the famous house from the movie “A Christmas Story” (there is no stop, just a ride by the house) and a look at the changes in the area. Once back in downtown you will see the newly renovated and lighted Public Square, the windows at the old Higbee’s Department Store (now the JACK Casino) and the lights of Playhouse Square plus a look at the new hotels and our convention center. Our guides will share a little of what is going on in our revitalized and exciting city along with some holiday music on board.

All Silver Bells tours depart at 7:00 PM from the Powerhouse at Nautica.

Available dates:

  • Dec. 2-3-4, (Fri-Sat-Sun)
  • Dec. 9-10-11, (Fri-Sat-Sun)
  • Dec. 16-17-18, (Fri-Sat-Sun)
  • Dec. 21-22-23, (Wed-Th-Fri)
  • Dec. 26-27-28-29 and 30 (Mon-Tues-Wed-Th-Fri)

Adults (Ages 18+) :                  $16 includes tax but no tip for driver

Children (Ages 6-17):              $11 includes tax but no tip for driver

Laps (Birth – 5 Years):            $  5 includes tax but no tip for driver

Reservations required for all tours.
Call 216-771-4484 or 1-800-848-0173
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Information You Need to Know About Our Holiday Lights Rides

Lights: Trolley Tours is making a best effort to provide a Holiday Lights Ride and cannot guarantee the quantity or quality of lights or displays to be seen in Cleveland.

Dress: Dress according to the weather conditions since you may be getting on and off the trolley at some point. Trolleys have heat and windows but are not as warm as your car.  The windows on the trolley sometimes fog up during the ride and we provide cloths to wipe them off.

Food/Beverages: There is no eating or drinking permitted on the Trolleys at any time.

Weather and Other Cancellations: (1) Trolley Tours reserves the right to cancel the rides if the company determines driving conditions to be hazardous due to ice, snow or fog. (2) Trolley tours reserves the right to cancel if there are too few reservations for a given tour. If Trolley Tours cancels a ride you may reschedule or Trolley Tours will refund your money.

Purchasing Tickets: Pre-paid reservations are required for all Holiday Lights Rides. You may pre-pay via AMEX, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover when you call to reserve your seats. All fares include an 8.0% state sales tax. E-mail reservations are not accepted for Holiday Lights Rides – please call in your reservations to 216-771-4484 or 800-848-0173.

Cancellations/Refunds: Once you have purchased your seats for the Holiday Lights Rides there are NO CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. All reservations must be pre-paid by credit card when you call to reserve your seats. YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION LETTER BY MAIL WHICH YOU MUST READ AND BRING WITH YOU.

The Station & Parking: Holiday Lights Rides depart from the Powerhouse @ Nautica on the west bank of the Flats. Parking fees at the attended lot are $2.00 per car, when you show your confirmation letter. Enter the Powerhouse through the maroon awning. Trolley Tours has a desk on the ground level. GPS address: 1101 Winslow Ave, Cleveland OH 44113. You must use 44113 zip code to get to the intersection of Winslow & Elm St.

Departure Times: Holiday Lights Rides depart promptly at the times indicated on your confirmation letter. Plan on arriving at least 20 minutes early to check in and to receive your trolley assignment. Please have one person be in charge of your group.