CTA Christmas bus runs on the #56 Milwaukee route Tuesday and Wednesday


Ralphie the Reindeer, wrapped around the 60-foot CTA #56 Milwaukee bus will be heading north from the Jefferson/Lake stop at approximately 12:15 p.m., Tues., Nov. 29. On Wed., Ralphie will be headed south leaving from the Jefferson Park Blue Line station at approximately 12:20 p.m. 

There will be a photo session at the Jefferson Park station between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday too. 

This is Ralphie's third year of transforming the large bus into a fun holiday experience. His big red nose and 3-D antlers leave no doubt as to who he is! 

At night the entire bus is outlined in lights. 


Inside the multi-colored lights, holiday-themed seating and candy cane striping and artwork created by students from the Charles H. Wacker Elementary School brings the holiday cheer aboard. 

In the very back of the bus is Santa and his sleigh, which serves as the perfect setting for the scheduled photo sessions with Santa. 

This is a regular scheduled bus so stops may not be extended for picture taking!


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