Saturday, December 23, 2017

Holly Trolley

Jack recently took a trip to meet Santa on the Holly Trolley!

The Holly Trolley is a historic streetcar that rides along Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun and it is totally decked out for the holidays. Santa (and Mrs. Claus) were on board the train and greeted every child individually asking them what they wanted for Christmas. It was super sweet, and we will likely make it a yearly tradition!

When we got to the station we were told the wait would be about an hour and a half long, but it ended up being almost twice that long! Had we known it would be a three hour wait from the beginning, I don't think we would have stayed, but Jack really did awesome - he had to skip his afternoon nap, and he was a total trooper. John's mom and step-dad were in town visiting, and his step-dad kindly waited in line while we walked to the toy store to help keep Jack busy.

Once we got on to the streetcar Jack loved looking out the window and thought Santa was quite interesting. He wasn't scared, but he certainly stared a hole straight through him... and had Santa tried to get too close, I'm sure Jack would have had an issue with him! Since Jack was so young last year we didn't do any sort of Santa activities, so it was fun to start a tradition this year!

Here are a few photos of our time on the Linden Hills Holly Trolley!



  1. So much fun! Look at him staring at Santa, precious!

  2. Jack looks so seriously, lol. It's like he's trying to figure out what's going on and what to think about it!


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