Miss out on your company Christmas party this year? Why not plan a “Christmas in July” experience with Founding Footsteps. Contact us about private tours and learn how we’ll roll out the carpet for your company and let you experience some Christmas magic in July.
Talented musicians will play holiday classics and sing alongs are highly encouraged! Don’t be shy about belting out your favorite holiday tunes.
Christmas in July Tour 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)
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.