2023 Holiday Trains

Note: these festive, decorated trains will also be used in regular service! Click here to learn how to see and ride them.

All Holiday Trains are sold out!

All Metra Holiday Trains are now sold out, including the UP North train that was added later.

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to seeing all ticket holders throughout December. Have a safe and happy holiday season.

“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. “Our trains are already safe, reliable, and comfortable, but they can be fun, too. We encourage everyone to climb on board and make Metra part of their holiday tradition.”

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

See below for the schedule for each Holiday Train.

Dec. 2

Dec. 9

Dec. 16

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.