Talented musicians will play holiday music as we travel to some of the most festive locations in the city. Singing along is highly encouraged! Don’t be shy about belting out your favorite holiday tunes and don't forget we have drinks and food available for you. So feel free to leave your drinks at home.
The Holiday Light Tour in December of 2018 and 2019 was nothing short of epic for our company. Our phones rang nonstop and our email inboxes filled up faster than we could respond. Over the past two years we’ve run over 400 Holiday Light Tours, entertained thousands of guests and in 2019 alone we were able to donate upwards of $15000 to charity. Obviously, this Holiday season has presented its challenges but we’re confident we can provide the fun and festive experience our guests have come to expect while still being safe. From the entire staff at Founding Footsteps, we’re excited to have you aboard our 2020 Holly Jolly Trolley!
Holiday Lights FAQs
How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 2 hours long and will start and end at the same location – the Bourse Building (111 S. Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106). The trolleys will board on the 4th street entrance of the building (on 4th street between Market and Chestnut)
How are you staying safe and COVID compliant?
We’re capping our private tour capacity at 25 to comply with Philadelphia’s current “indoor gathering” mandate. All guests and staff are required to wear masks unless eating or drinking. The trolleys will be fully sanitized in between each tour and hand sanitizer will be made readily available.
Where can I park?
There’s a parking garage directly across the street from the 4th Street Bourse entrance called “Bourse Parking Garage. There’s also a parking lot underneath the Independence Visitor Center between Market Street and Arch Street which you can access while heading North on 5th street or South on 6th street. There’s also the possibility of street parking. We do not validate parking or cover parking in any way.
Can I BYOB? What about snacks?
Yes! The tour is BYOB but we request that you limit this to beer and wine. You can absolutely bring snacks, we just ask that you clean up afterwards.
What will I see on the tour?
Smedley Street and Miracle on 13th Street – two south Philly neighborhoods that invest their own time and money each year to create elaborate displays and spread holiday cheer. We’ll drive through center city and see the iconic trees by City Hall and the Rocky Stairs.
Will there be a bathroom stop?
We’re currently working on a COVID friendly way to include a restroom stop during the tour. Public restrooms will be available at our starting and ending location.
Will the trolley wait for me if I’m running late?
No. The trolley must leave at its scheduled departure time. We suggest arriving at the starting location at least 15 minutes prior to your departure time as we’ll begin loading the trolley BEFORE the departure time. Having to search for parking and dealing with traffic are facts of city life and requests to hold the trolley for these reasons will not be accepted. Please plan accordingly.