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Como-Harriet Special Events 2015

For Special Events at the Excelsior Streetcar Line, click here.

Mother's Day

Sunday, May 10
12:30 to 8:30 PM
Regular fares apply


After all she’s done for you, bring mom for a nice streetcar ride
 (she rides free!).

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Memorial Day

Monday, May 25
9:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Regular fares apply


Beautiful Lakewood Cemetery is the perfect setting to honor our nation’s veterans.  Ride the streetcar right to the Lake Calhoun gate, open only once each year, for this special event. Stay as long as you like before catching the trolley back to Linden Hills.

For more information about Lakewood Cemetery, click here.

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Father's Day

Sunday, June 14
12:30 to 8:30 PM
Regular fares apply


Bring Dad for a free ride on his special day. Visit our carbarn and see where the streetcars are maintained and repaired.

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PJ Party

Thursdays, June 18, July 16, and August 20
6 PM & 7 PM
$5 per passenger

Put on your jammies and grab your best bear. Then head for the Linden Hills Station at Lake Harriet for the PJ Party. We'll start with milk and cookies on the platform, then board the streetcar for a trip down the line. We'll stop for a bedtime story from a noted children’s author before we return to the station. The event lasts about 45 minutes. In the event of rain the PJ Party will be postponed to the following Thursday.

Tickets are available only at Wild Rumpus Books in Linden Hills. This is a very popular event and typically sells out.

For more information: www.wildrumpusbooks.com

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Independence Day

Saturday, July 4
12:30 to 8:30 PM
Regular fares apply

Ride a streetcar and take in a holiday concert by the lake.

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Murder Mystery

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  July 24, 25, & 26
  July 31, August 1 & 2
9 PM performances
$15 per passenger

There's a murder aboard the trolley on the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line and you're a witness. Who did it and why? Help solve the crime. The trip lasts about 45 minutes.
Tickets available in the Linden Hills Station or online.
Most performances sell out.

To view a poster, click here.
To order tickets online, click here.

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Model Train Day

Saturday, August 8
12:30 to 4:30 PM
Regular fares apply

Come and see model trains and streetcars running through miniature settings.

To view a poster with more information, click here.

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Streetcar Camp for Kids

Thursday, August 13
9 AM to 1 PM
Tuition: $49

For kids 6 to 11 who love streetcars! We'll spend the morning learning all about track, motors, and controls. We'll see how the crew does their jobs. Then each child will have the unique opportunity to climb into the Motorman's seat and run the car down the line. Enrollment is limited to about a dozen children.

For more information and an enrollment form, click here.

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Labor Day

Monday, September 7
12:30 to 7:30 PM
Regular fares apply

For over 100 years, Twin Citians have ridden the streetcar to the lake for the holiday.

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Farmer Ken’s Pumpkin Patch

Saturday & Sunday
October 10 & 11
12:30 to 4:30 PM
Regular fares apply; pumpkins are $4

Take a trolley ride and bring home a Halloween pumpkin. Riders get off the car at the “pumpkin patch” where they can search for just the right pumpkin to bring home. There are no advance tickets or reservations.

To view a poster with more information, click here.

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Ghost Trolley

Friday & Saturday
October 23 & 24
6 to 9 PM
$4 per passenger

Actors board the streetcar for a Halloween adventure. Some of the ride takes place in the dark and things do go bump in the night. It’s fun and not too scary, but may not be suitable for the youngest children. The trip is about 20 minutes. This annual event has become a real family favorite and you should plan on a moderate wait to board. There are no advance tickets or reservations.

To view a poster with more information, click here.

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Transylvania Trolley

Saturday October 24
12:30 to 4:30 PM
Regular fares apply

Count Karl the Vampire Motorman is your host for this Halloween trip. Not scary just silly. Wear a costume and get a treat. The ride is about 15 minutes and no advance ticket or reservation is required.

To view a poster, click here.

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Trick ‘r Trolley

Sunday, October 25
1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 PM
$5 per passenger

It’s the Son of PJ Party! Wear your Halloween costume and come for a ride, a story, and a treat.

Tickets are available only at Wild Rumpus Books in Linden Hills. This is a very popular event and typically sells out. For more information:  www.wildrumpusbooks.com.

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Ghost Trolley Late Show

Sunday, October 25
8 PM  & 9 PM
$5 per passenger

Why should kids have all the Halloween fun?  This 45-minute ride is adult in nature and not recommended for children. Tickets are available in the Linden Hills Station or online.

To view a poster, click here.
To order tickets online, click here.

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Holly Trolley

Saturday & Sunday
November 28 & 29
December 5 & 6
12:30 to 3:30 PM
$4 per passenger

Take a streetcar ride with Santa and warm yourself by a friendly fire. The historic streetcar is decked out for the holidays. The ride is about 15 minutes and no advance ticket or reservation is required.

Share in the joy of the season. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots

To view a poster, click here

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Vinternatt

Saturday
December 5
6 to 8 PM
$5 per passenger

Celebrate the serenity and beauty of a winter night. Our historic streetcar will be decorated inside and out with lights and seasonal greens and hundreds of luminaries light the right-of-way. There’ll be a fire to cozy up to and marshmallows to roast. Will Santa make an appearance? This is a rare opportunity to experience the night in a whole new light.

Share in the joy of the season. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots

To view a poster, click here.

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