BYOB Holiday Lights Trolley    

Detroit, MI

what you get

  • BYOB Trolley Ride to Take in Some of Detroit's Best Holiday Spots
  • Ticket to visit Detroit Zoo Wild Lights
  • Drive through Wayne County Lightfest - The Midwest's Longest Holiday Display
  • Visit Campus Martius to see the Detroit Christmast Tree and Ice Skating Rink
  • Drive down Lakeshore Drive to see the residential holiday lights
  • Chili Bar at Atwater in the Park before the trolley departs
  • Souvenir Santa Hat
  • BYOB for 21+ on Trolley
  • Staff to Guide the Trolley

Join us for a BYOB trolley ride through Detroit's seasonal attractions, lighting displays and holiday landmarks.

Head to Atwater in the Park (1175 Lakepointe St, Grosse Pointe Park) for check-in. Here we'll take in the decorations at a neighborhood bar while enjoying a chili bar (vegetarian chili available), and prep for our gawker ride through Detroit's yuletide lights.

Bring your own beverages for the vintage trolley ride or purchase a growler of beer to-go from Atwater. Cups will be provided on the trolley. As soon as we board the vintage trolley our adventure begins. We'll be whisked off and make our first stop at the Detroit Zoo for their Wild Lights. Here you'll see more than 5 million LED lights illuminating the trees, buildings and more than 100 animal sculptures throughout the zoo. We'll reboard the trolley and make our way to the Wayne County Lightfest. With 4 miles of holiday lights it is the longest drive through display in the Midwest! Next, we'll head to downtown Detroit and be dropped off at Campus Martius Park to see the Detroit Christmas tree and skating rink. Finally, the trolley will cruise down Lakeshore Drive to take in all the residential holiday lights along the lake. 

After soaking in the urban winter wonderland, we'll head back to Atwater and rave about all the seasonal sparkles we just saw.

5-10pm Event Schedule

  • 5:00-5:15pm - Check-in at Atwater in the Park
  • 6:00pm - Trolley boards and departs Atwater
  • 6:00-10:00pm - Trolley Tour with stops at Detroit Zoo, Wayne County Lightfest and Campus Martius Park
  • 10:00pm - Trolley arrives back to Atwater in the Park


*Fine Print: BYOB; must be 21+ to consume alcohol. BYOB is for trolley ride ONLY. You may bring beverages/cooler with you to the event, but will be asked to keep all beverages stored away until we board the trolley. Duration of event is 5 hours. Space is limited. Tickets only valid for scheduled event date and event time. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Rain or shine event.*